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Cleanup Event in Gateway Neighborhood at NE Pacific & 99th


Join SOLVE in the Gateway Neighborhood for a cleanup in an urgent-need area of Northeast Portland.

SOLVE defines an Urgent Need cleanup as an area with a high concentration of litter that poses a threat to public safety and environmental quality. Urgent Need cleanups are not family friendly or suitable for anyone under the age of 18 due to an increased presence of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines will be put in place before the cleanup begins.

NE Pacific and 99th, near the Gateway Fred Meyer and Tri-Met transfer station has become a targeted dumping ground for people tossing trash and furniture out of the back or their cars. During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in small groups to clean up piles of trash along parts in the area. 

When: Thursday January 20th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at the southwest corner of the Gateway Fred Meyer at NE Pacific and 99th. MAP LINK.

Address: 1111 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

What to Bring: Come wearing sturdy work boots, if you bring personal belongings, please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes, and long pants. Wear a water-proof jacket if the weather report calls for rain. 

COVID Safety: Masks are now required at check-in and outdoors when you cannot keep 6 ft distance.

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests. We will also provide water so everyone can stay hydrated.

Parking/Getting There: Free parking is available in the Fred Meyer parking lot. This cleanup location is also less than 100 feet from the Gateway/99th Ave Max Station. 

Bathrooms: Restrooms will be available inside Fred Meyer for volunteers.

Accessibility: This cleanup is likely not the best choice for someone in a wheelchair. If you are looking for a cleanup that has better accessibility, please click here to look at the SOLVE site for other Portland area cleanups.
Youth Volunteers: This will be an 18 and older event due to the expected increased amounts of hazardous materials that we will find at this location. 

Contact: E-Mail V. Curbelo at with any questions.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
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