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News Release
Be here for Portland: Volunteers Encouraged to Sign up for Sixth Downtown Portland Litter Cleanup Day (Photo) - 02/20/21

***Media Advisory***

What: Downtown Portland Volunteer Litter Cleanup Day

When: Wednesday, February 24. Volunteer check-in from 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM.

Where: Four locations throughout Portland, including The Benson Hotel, Providence Park, Northwest Academy, and The Standard.

Media Crews: Arrive by 9:00 AM at The Standard for strong visuals of volunteers checking-in and removing litter in downtown Portland.

This event will have plenty of visuals and make for great community packages, VOs and VOSOTS.

Available interviewees will include: 

  • Kris Carico, Chief Executive Officer,  SOLVE
  • Bob Speltz, Senior Director of Community Relations, The Standard
  • Jeff Hallin, Vice President of Capital Markets & Business Development, The Standard

SOLVE, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance, with support from The Standard, are redefining what it means to be here for Portland by hosting the sixth Downtown Portland Volunteer Litter Cleanup Day.

This event will take place at four locations throughout Portland, including The Benson Hotel, Northwest Academy, Providence Park, and The Standard. Volunteers will receive free cleanup supplies and safety information before fanning out and cleaning throughout the Downtown Corridor.

This event is part of SOLVE’s monthly effort to bring volunteers together to be here for Portland, through the simple act of picking up litter. Since these events began in September, more than 1,700 Portlanders have come together and removed over 17,000 pounds of litter from city sidewalks, business fronts, and green spaces. Each piece of litter removed not only helps protect the Willamette River from unwanted pollution, but it also helps bring foot traffic to downtown Portland.

SOLVE will be following their COVID-19 Safety Guidelines which includes requiring all volunteers to wear a mask at all times and to maintain social distancing. Disposal for the event is donated by Central City Concern. 


About SOLVE SOLVE is a statewide non-profit organization that brings Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Since 1969, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model of volunteer action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers of all ages across Oregon to clean and restore our neighborhoods and natural areas, and to build a legacy of stewardship for our state. You can follow SOLVE on Instagram and Twitter at @SOLVEinOregon and Facebook at @SOLVEOregon.

About Portland Business Alliance The Portland Business Alliance is greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to create opportunity and advance well-being for all who live and work in the greater Portland and SW Washington region. Our vision is a healthy and resilient business ecosystem. Visit PortlandAlliance.com for more information. Or follow on Instagram & Twitter at @PDX_BizAlliance or tag: #HereforPortland

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