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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 Neighborhood Cleanup: NE Marx Drive

Join SOLVE in the area around 9000 NE Marx Drive for a cleanup in an urgent need area. SOLVE defines an urgent need cleanup area as a site 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. During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in a small group to clean up piles of trash along the road.

When: Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting in the parking lot of Ventura Foods, located along NE Marx Drive.

Address: 9000 NE Marx Drive, Portland, OR, 97220 MAP LINK

What to Bring: 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. This event will go on rain or shine so bring a waterproof jacket if the forecast calls for rain.

COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required.

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Ventura Foods parking lot and along NE Marx Drive.

Transit: Trimet #72 bus line stops nearby; get off at the NE Lombard and 82nd stop and walk 20 minutes to the meeting location. The MAX Red Line also stops at the Parkrose Sumner station, about a 20-minute walk from the meeting location.

Bathrooms: Restrooms will not be available at this site.

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: Contact Jessica Tierney at or work phone at (971) 346-2705 (this number only accepts calls, not texts) with any questions about this event.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed, Minor Waiver on File Required

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