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Community News | July 07, 2011

Portland: Alberta Street installs first ‘functional art’ trash cans

Check out this article on the newly installed functional art trash cans we'll be servicing in Portland...

Artist Ivan McLean bolted into the sidewalk on the corner of Northeast 31st Avenue and Alberta Street on Thursday morning a trash can he designed and made from recycled signs.

The idea for the recycling-and-garbage receptacle, one of 19 to be installed along the busy commercial strip, came from a friend who was recycling commercial signs in Cannon Beach, McLean said.

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In The News | May 06, 2011

Graffiti on Northwest 23rd Ave will be focus of neighborhood cleanup

Here's a great article about a community cleanup we're helping in Portland...

The Northwest District Association is adding graffiti removal to this month's litter cleanup in Northwest Portland.

The neighborhood association is partnering with CleanScapes, a street maintenance company in Northwest Portland, to remove the graffiti during the NWDA's monthly litter cleanup on Saturday, May 14.

The graffiti cleanup will take place rain or shine from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and volunteers will meet at Umpqua Bank, 467 N.W. 23rd Ave. Anyone can join the effort to remove the graffiti and also pick up litter along Northwest 23rd Avenue.

Supplies and training will be provided, and volunteers will also be given pastries and coffee. To RSVP for the cleanup, email NWDA spokeswoman Mary Ann Pastene, and for more information visit the Northwest District Association website.


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In The News | October 12, 2010

Neighborhood takes on graffiti a block at a time

Check out this article about how we helped clean up graffiti in Portland...


In the Pearl District, where almost everything happens in greater scale, neighbors weren’t satisfied with modest measures to abate graffiti. Instead of occasional volunteer days to remove the worst patches of graffiti, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association has recruited enough individuals, companies and organizations to adopt every block in the district, each pledging to remove all graffiti in their territory at least weekly.


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attached: Pearl District Graffiti Cleanup - PDF


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