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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.

Please be sure to review and agree to SOLVE's Volunteer Safety Guidelines before attending an event. 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm - CANCELLED- Powellhurst Neighborhood Cleanup (Se habla español)

Thursday, September 24, 5:30 - 7:30pm - Detrash Portalnd - Vestal School & 82nd Ave. Montavilla Cleanup

Saturday, September 26, 8:30am - 11:30am - Whitaker Ponds Bird Walk & Habitat Restoration Event (Se habla español)

Saturday, September 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm - Sauvie Island Walton Beach Cleanup

Saturday, September 26, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Detrash Portland - Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, September 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Willamette River Powers Marine Park Cleanup

Sunday, September 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Detrash Portland - Boise- Elliot Neighborhood Cleanup

Wednesday, September 30, 8:45 - 11:30am - Downtown Portland Litter Cleanup Day! (Se habla español)

Saturday, October 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm - Creston - Kennilworth Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, October 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Russell Neighborhood Cleanup with Starbucks

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

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


**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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