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Featured Event:

Volunteers needed for the annual Alberta Street Spring Cleanup!  Litter and garbage has been an increasing problem on Alberta Street in NE Portland since Covid hit.  This event is structured to allow safe social distancing and taking on as much or as little as you have capacity for. This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome. Help clean up Alberta Street and help our community! 

When: Sunday April 18th, 10:00am – 3:00 pm

Advanced Registration: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up ( ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect, and to fill out the volunteer waiver form. Register at or email

Staggered Check In: To avoid a crowd at check in, arrive anytime between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for check in. Event will run until 3 pm but you can come and pickup trash for any amount of time within that window.

Where: We will meet at Alberta Main Street on 1722 NE Alberta StMAP LINK.
Trash will be picked up from NE MLK JR Blvd up to NE 33rd. Instructions for trash removal will be given when you check-in. 
Getting There/ Parking: Walking/biking/taking Trimet to the event is encouraged. Free street parking is available.

What’s Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, and vinyl gloves are provided to all participants that need them.

What to Bring: Please come wearing closed-toed shoes and bring a filled reusable water bottle. If you have your own gloves, litter grabber, litter bag or bucket, you are encouraged to bring those as well.

COVID Safety: Wear a face covering. Observe social distancing throughout the cleanup. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an attentive adult. 

Restrooms: There will be restrooms available.

Youth Volunteers:  Children are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (

ContactFor more information please email 

Share Your Day and Win a Prize! – Post a photo of yourself or a friend in action cleaning up Alberta Street on April 18 and tag us at @albertastreet on instagram or @albertamainstreet on facebook.  We will enter everyone who posts on 4/18 into a drawing and pick prizes for some lucky winners. 

Thanks for taking care of our street, community and the planet.

Sponsored by: SOLVEVenture PortlandShe Hauls PDXScorpion Surface CleaningKing Neighborhood Association 
Gloves, bags, pickup equipment, and disposal will be provided by Alberta Main Street and She Hauls. 
The first 20 people to sign up will receive a $5 gift certificate per person at Barista on Alberta Street. Donuts from Alberta Street Angel’s donuts! This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome! 

Interested in Sponsoring  or Volunteering for the new ongoing 2021 Alberta Main Street Trash & Graffiti Removal Program launching in May? Help small businesses, other nonprofits and the Alberta area neighborhood! For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities please contact Alberta Main Street at or 503-683-3252