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

Pier Park Pick-Up 2021

It will look a little different this year with all of us wearing face masks and keeping social distance, but our annual Earth Day Pier Park Pick-Up is on track for another year of fun! Celebrating Earth Day In 2007 Friends of Pier Park hosted our first SOLVE-IT Earth Day event, now called Oregon Spring… Continue reading Pier Park Pick-Up 2021

Third Thursday Park Clean-Ups

Volunteers gather before No Ivy Day.

Come out to Pier Park on March 18th for our monthly third-Thursday clean-up. Led by park Horticulturist Dave, you will get to work on park improvements projects such as mulching, weeding, and planting. Bring your own gloves, water (and hand tools if you have them). Park staff will bring tools and supply any needed materials… Continue reading Third Thursday Park Clean-Ups

Earth Day Success

Part of the ivy pulling crew with one of the many piles of invasive plants.

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… Continue reading Earth Day Success

No Ivy Day on October 27th

Molly Rausch, UP student, assisting in the removal of Ivy in 2017

This year Friends of Pier Park is participating in No Ivy Day on October 27th, hosted by Portland Parks & Recreation. The legacy of invasive English ivy removal in Portland is celebrating their 15th year! Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Pier Park in removing invasive non-native species as well as beautification projects around… Continue reading No Ivy Day on October 27th

Pier Park Pick-Up 2016 Recap

April 23rd was the perfect day for the annual Pier Park Pick-Up. Volunteers from the disc golf community, New Seasons, TriMet, Community Inspired Professionals, and SOLVE came out. In all, 26 adults and six youth participated, clearing a 1/4 acres of blackberries and ivy and removing 15 bags of trash. Healthy treats and coffee were… Continue reading Pier Park Pick-Up 2016 Recap