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The DATE for Pick It Up Portland is To Be Determined.

SOLVE is waiting to reach Phase 1 Reopening in Multnomah County.

Once Phase 1 has been reached, we will determine how and when to safely run this event.

Thank you for your patience and please stay tuned for updates!



In June 2019, SOLVE celebrated its 3rd annual Pick it Up, Portland event at 11 neighborhoods throughout the city.

3,815 pounds of trash were collected from Portland neighborhoods, parks, and natural areas.

In partnership with the City of Portland, SOLVE is excited to host and support this event again in 2020.

Pick it Up, Portland is a series of litter cleanups in partnership with the City of Portland, in an effort to make Portland a safer, cleaner and healthier city. With the help of our volunteers, partners, and sponsors, we will not only clean up Portland neighborhoods to make them safer for the community, but we will also removed litter that harms local wildlife. 

As the “City of Bridges”, Portlanders have a special connection to water. Some storm drains, and the litter within them, flow directly into the Columbia or the Willamette River, while others channel into nearby creeks and wetlands first.

When volunteers come together for Pick it Up, Portland they show they care for their community, including the natural spaces that make Portland so unique.


To see more of the event day’s photos from 2019, check out SOLVE Faceboook Album titled Pick it Up, Portland 2019.

To find out more or join a Portland cleanup, visit our Keep it Pretty, Rose City webpage.



2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
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