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SOLVE has moved offices! As of August 1, 2022, our new address is 1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201

Opportunity Details

Urgent Need Cleanup Event at NE 33rd and Sunderland

Join SOLVE at NE 33rd Ave and Sunderland Ave for a large cleanup in an urgent-need area near the Columbia Slough. In January we were able to pick up over 14,000 lbs of trash. Now we are heading back to get the rest!

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. Safety guidelines will be put in place before the cleanup begins.

During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in a small group to clean up piles of trash along 33rd Ave. Hope you can join us!

At this event, you may encounter or be exposed to the following elements:

  • Close proximity to active unhoused communities.
  • Close proximity to abandoned unhoused encampments.
  • The presence of used hypodermis needles among the garbage.
  • Othe hazardous materials such as bio-waste.

When: Thursday, March 31st, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting in the National Guard parking lot.

Address: 10000 NE 33rd Dr, Portland, OR 97211 MAP LINK

What you'll need:

  • Workboots recommended or sturdy shoes (no lightweight sneakers or open-toed footwear).
  • Gear appropriate for the weather conditions (hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, rain gear, etc.)
  • Water bottle/snacks

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash bags, trash pickers, work gloves, high-vis vests & disposal.

COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required but still encouraged to keep our immunocompromised communities safe.

Restrooms: There may not be a restroom available at this location. Please plan accordingly.

Parking: There will be free parking available at the National Guard parking lot for volunteers. 

Accessibility: This area will not be easily accessible for folks with mobility concerns.

Youth: Volunteers from 13 to 17 years old are required to have an adult with them for the full duration of the event.

Contact: the Event Lead is V. Curbelo - call them at (971)346-2704 or email



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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286