We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the challenging and traumatic events of the past few weeks, and how we can support Black communities in Oregon. We have a lot of work to do. As anti-racism requires collective action, we vow to listen, learn, and adopt best practices, both internally and externally, to improve engagement opportunities that are accessible and rewarding to all.

To read SOLVE’s full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, please click here.

Join us for the 4th Annual Pick it Up, Portland! 

Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18, 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 remove 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.


Volunteer at a Pick Up It, Portland Location!


Friday, July 17, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Holladay Park Cleanup

Friday, July 17, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Tom McCall Waterfront Park Cleanup

Friday, July 17, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Downtown Portland Cleanup (15th & Alder)

Saturday, July 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm - Cathedral Park Cleanup

Saturday, July 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm - East Bank Esplanade & Peace Memorial Park

Saturday, July 18, 9:00am - 12:00pm - Mannahouse Church City Cleanup!

Saturday, July 18, 9:00am - 11:00am - Woodlawn Neighborhood Litter Cleanup!


Do you have questions about volunteering at an upcoming event? Contact Larissa at 503-943-2835 or info@solveoregon.org

Host your own neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, July 18 

SOLVE would love to support your cleanup efforts on July 18 as part of Pick It Up, Portland! Check out SOLVE's Event Safety Guidelines during COVID-19 for recommendations on how to safely plan an event in July.

SOLVE support includes online volunteer registration and tracking, safety waivers, and other event forms. Leaders can order free cleanup supplies including bags, vinyl gloves, sharps containers, small first aid kits, and event signs. Due to the number of cleanups, we will not be able to offer reusable supplies such as litter grabbers or vests during this event.


Already a SOLVE Leader? Create your own event!

Not yet a SOLVE Leader? Get started by clicking the button below.


Do you have questions about creating your own event? Contact Dan at 971-346-2708 or dan@solveoregon.org


To find out more cleanups in the Portland area throughout the year, visit our Keep it Pretty, Rose City webpage.



2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286