Posted on: June 23, 2017

Stars and Stripes Spectacular Set for July 4th on the Eastern Promenade

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July 4th Portland’s “The Stars and Stripes Spectacular”, will be held at the Eastern Promenade Park.  It is the 8th annual event for July 4th Portland, the largest 4th of July event north of Boston.

 

The schedule of events on the Eastern ...

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July 4th Portland Website
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

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Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

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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
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

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The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: June 1, 2017

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

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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
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Landing Proposal

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"Portland Landing" is the concept name for the redevelopment of the the vacant lot along Portland’s Waterfront, historically known as Amethyst Lot. The 3 acre property (along with 10 acres of water) sits on the waterfront, directly to ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 31 Public Meeting to Discuss Skatepark Expansion

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The Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the existing skatepark at Dougherty Field. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at East End Community School in the cafet...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. 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 recr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Health Benefits of Small Parks

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Research has shown that small nature spaces can directly benefit a person's physical and mental well-being, as well as provide social advantages to communities. Experiencing nature has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and even increase productiv...

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Read full article by Kathleen L. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Posted on: April 16, 2017

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Watch the Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony! The City is very happy to say that the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony finally happened! These projects have been a long time coming. We are so excited to see the work about to begin for the new walkway...

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Watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony!
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Summer Camp Registration Now Being Accepted

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Summer Camp Registration is Now Being Accepted!

Portland Recreation has three exciting camp opportunities including Adventure Camp for grades K-4, Camp Xtreme for grades 5-7, and Zombie Survival Camp for grades 4-7. For more info and to register: www....Read More