Summertime at Pier Park, 2019

Free Swim Lessons at Pier Pool You know it is almost summer when it is time to sign up for free swim lessons at Pier Park. Saturday, June 15th at 8:00 a.m. get over to Pier Pool and register for free swim lessons. Free lessons are offered just once each year. Take advantage! Pier Pool […]

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Earth Day Success

Thank you to all our volunteers that made Earth Day 2019 such a a success! Over 50 volunteers from Roosevelt High School, Schnitzer Steel, and Stumptown Disc Golf, along with the Friends of Pier Park regulars, all pitched in to help improve Pier Park. In this short video, Portland Parks employee Dave Blado introduces volunteers […]

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Volunteer Opportunity 4/20

Mark your calendars, we have a volunteer opportunity coming up on SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 2019  FROM 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in honor of Earth Day. Since 2007 Friends of Pier Park has hosted the annual Pier Park Pick-Up to help with litter cleanup and invasive plant removal at Pier Park. Some years Stumptown Disc Golf […]

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FoPP Merchandise Sale

We are having an FoPP Merchandise Sale all month long! All merchandise is 50% until March 1st. If you have yet to purchase your swag, this is the time. All the proceeds go to maintaining and enhancing the park. Head on over to our shop page to place your order. Merchandise can be picked up […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Friends of Pier Park. As the year comes to an end, we get to reflect on all things that we are grateful. Here are snippets of what some of your community members are thankful for.  Matt Kuntz, Chair : I am thankful for all the trees in the park and for Dave […]

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Plants Found at Pier Park

Do you ever wonder what type of plants you can find at Pier Park? Well, here is a list of the plants you may see around! All of these specimens were planted on October 27th, 2018 thanks to our generous No Ivy Day volunteers.  Plant Name Qty Type Acer circinatum ‘Monroe’ 9.00  Maple Native  Vaccinium […]

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Preserving Nature While Cycling

Preserving Nature While Cycling: Written by Personal Injury Law Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy nature, but you always want to ensure nobody knows you enjoyed the world on a bicycle. While cycling is one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of transportation, you can still cause damage to the environment if you’re not […]

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a fun and safe night tonight. But until then, here are some Halloween jokes to get you through the day! Halloween Jokes: What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified! What does a vampire never order at a restaurant?  A stake. Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?  They’re […]

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Thank You – No Ivy Day Volunteers

Saturday October 27th, Friends of Pier Park hosted a volunteer opportunity in support of Portland Parks and Recreation’s No Ivy Day. Thank you for all of those who came out and volunteered to help beautify the park. Volunteers participated in several different activities including ivy removal, planting, spreading gravel, rebuilding stairs, and picking up limbs. […]

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International Observe the Moon Night

  Today was International Observe the Moon Night — meaning the moon has been visible since early this evening. The moon is at it’s first quarter phase and has it’s own special day hosted by NASA just to observe it. If you didn’t get the chance to view the moon in the evening, nothing is […]

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