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Here you can find recent and upcoming PEMO-sponsored or supported events across Portland.

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Old Town Lanterns Lighting

Attend the unveiling of the Old Town Lanterns Project - a celebration of community, culture, and collaboration. This project is a symbol of Old Town's hope and resilience. The event will celebrate the lighting of the new array of 80 Chinese and Japanese lanterns installed overhead on NW Third Avenue between NW Couch and Davis Streets in Portland's Old Town neighborhood.

The Old Town Community Assocation, with financial support from the Public Environment Management Office and Venture Portland, is leading the project. The lanterns are a testament to what we can achieve together and will bring a positive spotlight to Old Town. 

  • Date: May 10, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: 127 NW Third Ave
  • Start at Portland Chinatown Museum for brief presentations, then outside to the lanterns. 

Dumpster Day Events

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, with PEMO's sponsorship, hosts neighborhood events around Portland where people can get rid of large, bulky trash items. 

For more information, and a list of upcoming events, click here

Project Illumination

PEMO, in collaboration with Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and Portland Parks & Recreation, has worked to expand Project Illumination for Winter 2024. The event, now in it's second year, aims to infuse the heart of the city with festive cheer during the darker winter months. The lighting program now extends to 850+ street trees, including special light installations. 

Map of 2023/2024 Project Illumination Locations across downtown.

SOLVE Events

SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by hosting on-going liter pickup, habitat restoration, and graffiti removal events. 

For more information on SOLVE, click here.

To see SOLVE's Volunteer Event Calendar, click here