We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the challenging and traumatic events of the past few weeks, and how we can support Black communities in Oregon. We have a lot of work to do. As anti-racism requires collective action, we vow to listen, learn, and adopt best practices, both internally and externally, to improve engagement opportunities that are accessible and rewarding to all.

To read SOLVE’s full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, please click here.

Our City, Our Home

SOLVE and the City of Portland are working together to clean up Portland's parks, neighborhoods, business districts and everything in between. Now is your chance to get involved in this city-wide effort to remove litter from our community. Join an existing cleanup or become a SOLVE leader and create your own in a neighborhood of choice. Together, our goal of making Portland’s public spaces safer and more welcoming can begin today. Join an existing cleanup event or create your own.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 1st, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Downtown Cleanup!

Saturday, July 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Wattles Boys & Girls Club Cleanup

Friday & Saturday, July 17 - 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Pick It Up, Portland!


Create Your Own Cleanup Event

If a Downtown Cleanup you are interested in is full, you are welcome to Create Your Own event. Once your event is approved, you can order free cleanup supplies such as heavy-duty garbage bags and vinyl gloves. To get started, please click on one of the buttons below. You will have the option to keep the event private, as just a group of you and your friends, or open it to the public and have it displayed on this webpage. Check out SOLVE's Event Safety Guidelines during COVID-19 for recommendations on how to safely plan an event.


Already a SOLVE Leader? Create your own event!

Not yet a SOLVE Leader? Get started by clicking the button below.

Do you have questions about volunteering at an upcoming event? Call Larissa at 503-943-2835 or info@solveoregon.org

Do you have questions about creating your own event or obtaining cleanup supplies? Contact Dan at 971-346-2708 or dan@solveoregon.org


**Please note we are away from our desks often. If you do call, please leave a voice message with your name, best number to reach you at, and an email address and we will respond as soon as possible. 



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Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
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