WHAT.A.DAY! Thank you to everyone who volunteered today at community cleanup events across Portland! Hundreds of Portlanders took a few hours out of their Saturdays to pick up litter, remove unwanted graffiti, and more! Thank you all for making our city a beautiful place to call home.

Happy Earth Day to you and yours!

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Not only is tomorrow Earth Day, but this week is also National Volunteer Week! Our program is so fortunate to work with incredible volunteers who take time from their busy lives to help out in their communities. Whether it's our ongoing cleanup events with organizations like Central City Concern's Community Volunteer Corps, ongoing neighborhood beautification events organized by neighborhood associations like Parkrose Neighborhood Association, or individual volunteers working to reduce the negative impacts of illegal graffiti-- this shout-out goes to all of you! THANK YOU! Thank you for your energy and willingness to make a difference in the communities of Portland!

Interested in volunteering with our program or have questions about graffiti in Portland? Please reach out to:

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Looking to volunteer this Earth Day weekend? Join us as we support our friends in the Central Eastside Industrial District with their SOLVE it for Earth Day cleanup event!

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Come for the clean up, stay for the celebration! The 8th annual Earth Day Clean Up, presented by Pacific Power, is Saturday April 21st. The clean up is more tha...n just a day of litter and graffiti removal; it's a day to meet your neighbors, build community and celebrate at the Golden Garbage Awards and raffle. Sign up to volunteer online:
#albertastreet #onlyonalberta #SOLVEthistogether

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City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement ramping up graffiti abatement. City Council prioritized 1.2M square feet of graffiti removal in the coming year. To report graffiti, call 503-823-4824 or email

Are you free tomorrow morning? Looking for a volunteer opportunity or does your high schooler need to fill some service hours? We will be out supporting the Love Brigades to rally community cleanup volunteers! Meet us at 2651 E Burnside at 10 AM on Saturday, February 25th! Come get your hands dirty to make your community cleaner!

For more details on the Love Brigades:

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Please join fellow community members of Portland in standing up against acts of hate. We have seen an uptick in hate graffiti over the past few months in the Graffiti Abatement Program. We take these reports seriously!

If you see hate graffiti in your neighborhood or community:
1) Report it immediately to: with the subject line


2) If you have the means of covering or removing it, please do so. It can be as simple as putting a piece of paper over it until it can be removed completely. We make these instances high priority and will get them removed as soon as possible once we hear about them.

If you have any questions about how our program handles instances of hate graffiti, please don't hesitate to email us:

Hope to see you at tomorrow evening's rally!

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Let's hear it for this crew of our youngest volunteers for the twice annual Big Community Cleanup with the Jade District and PCC! Well done everyone!

The City of Portland's Graffiti Abatement Program takes hate-related graffiti extremely seriously-- we see to it that it is removed as soon as we are notified about locations. The Anti-Defamation League's Database of Hate Symbols is a valuable resource for recognizing and identifying hate graffiti. If you see hate graffiti in your community, please email or call the Graffiti Abatement Program: / 503-823-4824

Recognize the signs of #hate with #ADL’s new #HateOnDisplay hate symbols database.

Another great cleanup today with Community Volunteers Corps in North Portland!

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Thanks to the always amazing crew from Community Volunteer Corps and Portland Graffiti Removal for the time they took to paint over and remove graffiti from Pad Thai Restaurant on SE Belmont. Another perfect day for painting!

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Yesterday's Central Eastside Industrial District Cleanup was a huge combined effort by volunteers, sponsors and organizers. Well done and thank you to all involved!

About 20,000 square feet of graffiti was painted out in three hours-- that's about half a football field!

What an amazing event yesterday-- thank you to everyone who made time on their Sunday morning to clean up the Central Eastside Industrial District!

Cargo Inc of Portland added 12 new photos to the album: JOB WELL DONE! — at Central Eastside Industrial District.

Thank you to all the sponsors, coordinators, and especially the volunteers who participated in today's Central Eastside Clean up!

Three truck loads of garbage ...were collected with the help of SOLVe. AND we painted out graffiti along the rail road - from Stark Street all the way to Market Street with the help of the City of Portland's Graffiti Abatement Team!

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A graffiti removal service is cleaning spray paint off the popular Forest Park landmark, after public outcry about the vandalism.

Central City Concern's volunteer group--Community Volunteer Corps--is out on the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade removing all of those small tags that accumulate over time!

Thank you for your time and volunteerism!

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