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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6


The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Donate to the Skatepark Expansion!


Text SKATE to 71777! Donate individually or become a fundraiser to help raise money for the City of Portland's Skatepark Expansion! Our Parks Division is in the early stages of planning an expansion to the much-used and overcrowded skatepark at Dougherty ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

2018 Cruise Ship Season

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks

May 19, 2018 is the eighth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust and held annually on the third Saturday in May. This annual event empowers kids and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. Ple...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Memorial Benches


Donate a bench to a loved one and have it placed in one of Portland's beautiful parks!

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.


The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks & Rec Spotlight