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Downtown Portland Cleanup- Waterfront Park at Ankeny Pavilion


Portland is a strong, resilient city, but it needs help. Join SOLVE for a day of downtown litter cleanups to beautify our city, keep our waterways clean, and protect local wildlife from the harmful effects of trash. Enjoy the sights of downtown Portland and know that the work you are engaging in has many benefits for our community, our local businesses, and our environment! Please note that this event is a litter cleanup and will not include graffiti removal.

The November Downtown Cleanup is made possible through support from The Standard with additional support from the City of Portland and the Portland Lodging Alliance.

When: Scroll down to the blue boxes below to find the dates for this recurring event!
Staggered Check-In: Event check-in will run from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will run through 11:00 AM.
Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in.​
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at the Ankeny Pavilion at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, between the pavilion covering and the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain (MAP LINK).

What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and work gloves are provided for all participants.
What to Bring: Please come wearing closed-toed shoes. If you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. We also recommend that you bring your own water bottle to the event to stay hydrated. 
COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required but still encouraged to keep our immunocompromised communities safe.

Parking: Paid parking is available along nearby streets and parking garages.
Bathrooms: There are public restrooms in the park, 2 blocks from the check in.
Accessibility: The check-in location will be in an area that is wheelchair accessible. The majority of the cleanup area is on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible.
Youth Volunteers: Youth are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 14-17 can come without their guardian if their guardian prints and signs a youth waiver form and the youth volunteer brings it with them. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form

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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:14+, Minor Waiver on File Required

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