On Saturday, October 11 the PDNA hosted its largest Polish the Pearl yet; 116 people turned out on a cloudy Saturday morning to clean up the streets. About 20 of them were local middle school students.
Volunteers picked up 1,066 lbs of trash and 455 lbs of recycle. Many thanks to our sponsors: MSI, Whole Foods, Legacy Good Samaritan, SOLVE, and Chipotle (who donated 75 burritos to our hungry volunteers).
Family Friendly Festival Celebrates Berry Harvest in Oregon
“Eat Your Berries! - The Oregon Berry Festival”.
Portland, OR – “Eat Your Berries!” -
It wouldn’t be an Oregon summer without sweet, juicy berries showing up in everything from beer to pies! You’re sure to find both at the second annual Oregon Berry Festival, July 20th & 21st, 2012 at the Ecotrust event spaces in Portland. Visitors will have a chance to taste and buy some of the season’s best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon’s berry bounty. Admission is free for all events at the Ecotrust, located at NW 10th & Johnson in Portland. Hours will be from noon to six on Friday, July 20th and 11 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, July 21st.
The Oregon Berry Festival will feature family centric entertainment all day on the “Bluesberry Stage”. There will be a children’s area with games, activities and a visit from “Ima Blueberry”, as well as cooking demonstrations for all ages. An elegant Gala Berry Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 21st at the Heathman Hotel. Tours of local farms, a chance to win raffle prizes and lots more will help round out the 2012 Oregon Berry Festival.
The Oregon Berry Festival is currently accepting applications from vendors. We are seeking fresh seasonal Oregon berries, products made from Oregon berries and we are looking for food vendors who would be able to produce some items using Oregon berries. To apply for a booth please visit our website www.oregonberryfestival.com
The PDNA has a new Finance/Fundraising Committee. Our goal is to raise funds and bring awareness to PDNA's initiatives and all that we do for the neighborhood. Come join us! Kick-off meeting is tomorrow (Wed 4/23) at 6 p.m. at the Realty Trust Pearl District office (1220 NW Lovejoy St #130).
For more information, please contact Yasmine Foroud at Yasmine@realtytrust.com.