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!

Fallen Sequoia Returns

When the bridge over the tracks from Pier Park to Chimney Park was built, it was necessary to fall one of the Sequoias in Pier Park’s Sequoia grove to make way for the bridge. Much of the Sequoia went to build a nature playground at Westmoreland, but some slabs of the felled Sequoia were saved… Continue reading Fallen Sequoia Returns

Pickleball & Music at Pier

Come to Pier Park on Sunday afternoon and bring the family for a FREE day of Pickleball and Music. Sponsored by Friends of Pier Park, we are celebrating the Woodland Garden and Understory plantings installed in the last year as well as a belated Pier Park centennial celebration delayed by the pandemic. (Pier Park was… Continue reading Pickleball & Music at Pier

16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

Thank you to all of the beautiful volunteers who showed up on a lovely Earth Day, April 23, 2022, to work in Pier Park. This was the 16th Annual SOLVE Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by Friends of Pier Park and Waterlink Web. Parks staff also turned out to haul away truckloads of limbs and invasive… Continue reading 16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

2022 Free Swim Lessons

Summer is almost here … which means it’s time to get back to Pier Pool! Pier Pool opens on June 22nd and will stay open until August 28th. See the 2022 Summer Swim Schedule on our Pool page. This summer make sure your kids learn how to swim. It can save their lives and gives… Continue reading 2022 Free Swim Lessons