Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup

Downtown Portland's Summer Kick Off - Human Access Project's Three Beach Cleanup!


Date:        Saturday, July 9th

Location:  Audrey McCall Beach, Tom McCall Bowl and Poet's Beach (see links below). 

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


Pick your favorite Beach!  Volunteers will meet at either Tom McCall Bowl, Poet's Beach or Audrey McCall Beach at 10:00 a.m (please pre-register for the site you want to work at for planning purposes). The goal is to take care of these three downtown beaches and get them cleaned up and ready for swimming and other public use. Come join us!


All participants will recieve FREE admission to The Big Float! (happening the next day on Sunday July 10th) 


-Chipotle will provide lunch after the cleanup

-Maletis and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly will be providing beverages.

 -Columbia Sportswear will provide 20% off coupons

 -Clif Bar will be providing snacks

 -Popina Swimwear will provide 15% off coupons


-Click here for Audrey McCall Beach Cleanup Signup

-Click here for Tom McCall Bowl Beach Cleanup Signup

-Click here for Poet's Beach Cleanup Signup


Work will include picking up riprap rocks from the shore and placing them back on the bank (“unrocking the beach"), picking up trash, and weeding. Removing the rock from shallow water will also help improve habitat for juvenile salmon. There will be rocks of every shape and size for all ages. 


Rallying around the cry, viva la riverlution, people of all ages will gather along the Willamette River on Saturday, July 9th for the second annual Portland Beach Bash and Cleanup.  This second annual event, is presented by the Human Access Project (HAP) and SOLVE and sponsored by Chipotle, Columbia Sportswear, Clif Bar, Popina Swimwear, Maletis Beverage and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.


The work/party was conceived by the Human Access Project. We also put on The Big Float, an annual river float and beach party. This year, over 3,000 river revelers are expected for TBF 6, our 6th annual event on Sunday, July 10th. Plans call for live music on a barge, food carts, beer garden, kids' activities and awards for “Most Fabulous” costume and “Most Outlandish” watercraft.