Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup

Rallying around the cry of viva la riverlution, people of all ages will gather along the Willamette River on Saturday, July 2nd for the annual Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup!  This event is a partnership between Human Access Project and SOLVE.


The goal is to take care of our three downtown beaches and get them cleaned up and cared for to prepare for summer use by the public - and for The Big Float 6 which will be help Sunday, July 10.


Date:        Saturday, July 2, 2016

Location:  Tom McCall Bowl - on the west side of the river in the bowl area just south of the Hawthorne Bridge (where Blues Fest is held) . 

Time:        10am-2pm with after-party following

Details:     Chipotle will provide lunch after the cleanup

                 Twisted Tea will provide free innertubes to the first 50 volunteers

                 Columbia Sportswear will provide 30% off coupons

                 Clif Bar will be providing snacks

                 Popina Swimwear will provide 15% off coupons

                 More goodies to come!


Our volunteer group will meet at Tom McCall Bowl at 10am and be assigned one of three beaches, Tom McCall Bowl, Poet's Beach and Audrey McCall Beach.  The activities will range from picking up ripwrap rocks from the shore and placing them back on the bank ("UnRocking the Beach"), to picking up trash and weeding.


It's a beach work and play party, with food, drinks, and an after-party. Join in!


If you want a chance to show off your rippling muscles - you can move riprap rocks from the shallows of the river back up on the river’s bank where they belong. There will be rocks of all shapes and sizes for all ages. The unrocking will help create a beach to use for swimming and other water recreation. It will also improve shallow habitat for juvenile salmon.


Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup is the next step in a grass-roots movement to bring attention and a new perspective towards the Willamette River in downtown Portland. This year more than 3,000 river revelers are expected for TBF 6, our 6th annual event. Plans call for live music, food carts, beer garden, kids' activities and awards for “Most Fabulous” costume and “Most Outlandish” watercraft.