Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 1114 NW Couch Street
Meet at 9:00 AM at Peet’s for coffee and to form teams to pick up litter. Graffiti Busters will be working alongside volunteers. A brief safety training will be conducted prior to the event. It will be followed by a recognition luncheon with prizes. Sponsors include Peet’s, Metro, SOLV, BPS, Rafia Dental, MSI and Legacy Health Systems.
Pre-register at www.solv.org. Look for the event calendar and search for Polish the Pearl. For more information, contact Helen Jones.
A largely forgotten part of Portland’s past became an urban icon of living unlike anything the country had ever seen: A unique blend of verve and vibrancy, with more than a passing nod to Portland’s uncommon brand of originality.
The Pearl District has earned a worldwide reputation for urban renaissance. Diverse, architecturally significant, residential communities thrive here. Galleries rub shoulders with restaurants, shops open to parks, and no one has to squint anymore to see the magic that’s taken hold.
The Pearl is the story of a vision come to life. That story has a beginning, and middle, but to those who have been a part of the transformation – there is no ending. Future plans will assure this “pearl” of a place becomes even more: more sustainable, more livable, more inviting, and more groundbreaking.
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