Catching up with fall 2024

It feels like no time has passed since the Pier Park summer concerts. Yet, the seasons move from summer to fall: the trees are changing color from green into shades of yellow and red, the air is cooler, the days shorter, and our season of rain has begun. A walk through Pier Park is a… Continue reading Catching up with fall 2024

Missed Takohachi? You can still catch Glitterfox!

The final of our three Last Saturday Summer Concerts is August 26th at 3 pm and will feature a local indie rock band, Glitterfox. Join us to enjoy music under the trees in the Pier Park meadow. Here are two snippets from July’s concert. The first is from Takohachi’s exciting performance and the second feaures… Continue reading Missed Takohachi? You can still catch Glitterfox!

Summer Concert Volunteers Needed

Friends of Pier Park is a small group working hard to host summer concerts. We could use help setting up and taking down the stage before and after the shows and staffing our information table during the concerts. If you can help on either of the remaining two concert days, contact us here by email… Continue reading Summer Concert Volunteers Needed

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Pier Park’s Outdoor Pool Summer 2023

Pier Park’s outdoor pool is a neighborhood treasure. While swimmers and sunbathers from across the City and even Columbia County come to enjoy the pool, here in St. Johns we especially appreciate it. After the closure of Columbia Pool, Pier is the only pool on this side of Interstate 5 open to the public. Of… Continue reading Pier Park’s Outdoor Pool Summer 2023

Pier Park Discovery Walk

Use this self-guided walk through Pier Park to find unique points of interest in your favorite Portland Park. Learn new things and discover what makes Pier Park special. Just download the one-page, two-sided PDF of written descriptions and artist renderings with a checklist of the interest points. Challenge yourself and your friends by tracking the interest points you… Continue reading Pier Park Discovery Walk

Pier Park Made the News Again!

Wonder what Friends of Pier Park has been up to lately? Take a look at this recent KGW TV news video, of our neighborhood 5th graders planting in the Park. In partnership with Sitton Elementary, Portland Parks and Recreation, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Confluence, this is the second year of our learning and doing, a program that… Continue reading Pier Park Made the News Again!