Paint the Town Green Event

Join us on Saturday 1-June to remove graffiti and litter in Foster-Powell! We are currently seeking volunteers for this event (ages 16+ or 5-15 with an adult).

Kink.fm, Metro, City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program, Solve, SE Uplift, and Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association invite you to help make the neighborhood even more beautiful. We’ll be cleaning up litter and graffiti in various SE neighborhoods throughout the morning and we’re looking for volunteers to join us. You don’t have to live in those neighborhoods to help clean them up! We’ll provide the supplies along with snacks AND lunch; you provide the energy.

Come meet your neighbors and grab a breakfast snack, then we’ll go and make our neighborhood more beautiful! Meetup is at 9 am at Essex Park for a safety talk and to receive clean up tools.

We will start the clean up on the north end of the neighborhood on the SE Powell and 82nd intersection. We will work in teams moving South on both sides of 82nd to remove litter and cover as much graffiti as we can. With enough volunteers, we could also have a group move west on SE Powell to make that area sparkle.

There is a meet-up at the end with lunch provided so that you can share stories of your experience with neighbors from surrounding areas.


Follow this link to sign-up for the event.

Photos from Last Year


We Want Your Garden

…on the 12th annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour!

We need all kinds of gardens on the tour. From manicured to natural habitats. From lawns and decorative beds to urban homesteads. We want to see it all! All you have to do is open your garden up for your neighbors to have a look. You don’t have to be an expert in your plants. People just enjoy seeing what their neighbors like to grow!

Garden Submission Form

If you would like to submit your garden for the tour, please fill out the form below —

Garden submissions are closed for this year! Please plan to join us in 2020.