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Support Depave through the Give!Guide

October 21, 2014  |  News

Willamette Week's Give Guide


We’re proud to be in the Willamette Week’s 2014 Give!Guide!

The Give!Guide is a holiday season fundraiser that facilitates year-end giving to a variety of Portland-area nonprofit organizations. Over 140 organizations included in this year’s Give!Guide represent a cross section of nonprofits across the following sectors: Animals, Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Social Action, Wellness, and Youth.

The goals of the Give!Guide are:

  • to encourage people age 18–35 to get involved in philanthropy,
  • to attract new donors and/or volunteers to these causes, and
  • to provide publicity and exposure to a variety of local nonprofits.

Last year the Give!Guide raised over $2.4 million for 140 local nonprofits. This year we’re hoping to help Willamette Week break the record again.

In addition to Willamette Week’s Big Give Days and other sweet prizes, we’ve got some great incentives to give from our Business Partners — Opsis ArchitectureBalanced Energy Solutions, and Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply.


• INSTAGRAM TO GIVE: Post a pic of your favorite greenspace with the hashtags #depave & #Naomi’sOrganicFarmSupply to Instagram and Naomi’s will donate a dollar to depave. PLUS, you’ll get entered to win a Naomi’s gear packageFollow us on Instagram.

GIVE: $65 or more to Depave and get a custom video home energy assessment from Balanced Energy Solutions.

GIVE: to Depave on WW’s Big Give Days (Nov 13 & 20, Dec 11 & 18) and get entered to win a gear package from Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply.

SPECIAL THANKS: to Opsis Architecture for matching every $1,000 donated to Depave with $100!

Donations are tax deductible and accepted from Wednesday, Nov. 5th through midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Donations can be made through the Give!Guide website.

Look for Depave in the “Environment” category, and spread the word. Thanks for your continued support to help Depave improve neighborhood spaces around Portland and beyond!

Seeking Board Members

September 15, 2014  |  News

We’re looking for new members for our Board of Directors!


Depave is led by a hard-working volunteer Board Members, and is looking to add a few more. Do you want to use your skills, connections, and ideas to help the organization thrive and evolve in the coming years?

This is a working board, with members doing much of the core work of the organization, and only limited support from one staff member.  In order to advance our mission (education, policy work and projects, all “to overcome the social and environmental impacts of pavement”) and to sustain our organization, we need more help!

This year, we are specifically recruiting for people who will bring different perspectives and connections than we currently have/represent., e.g.

  • Geography:  West side of Portland, outer-eastside, and/or suburbs,
  • Race/ethnicity:  People of color and/or immigrant populations,
  • Age:  outside the 29-45 age range, and/or
  • Professional connections:  Engineering, finance, law, planning, and/or health.
 Interested candidates should apply by October 24th.

Please see the detailed recruitment description, board expectations, and application here.

Community + Design, Powered by PechaKucha - Oct 8th

Community + Design, Powered by PechaKucha – Oct 8th

July 1, 2014  |  News

We’ve teamed up with PechaKucha Portland and the American Society of Landscape Architects for Portland Design Week happening October 4-11, for the return of our Community + Design Showcase, powered by PechaKucha. We’re celebrating local efforts to integrate design and community by hosting a series PechaKucha style presentations across the spectrum of design disciplines. What is PechaKucha? It’s the art of concise presentations. A pechakucha presentation is 20 images that advance automatically every 20 seconds for a fast-paced, fun, presentation. It is about the project and the delivery!

Please Join Us!

When: Wednesday October 8th, 6:15-7:30pm Where: Earth Advantage – 623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor, PDX, OR   Presentations by


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Accepting Proposals for 2015!

June 13, 2014  |  News

We’re on the hunt for great candidate sites to depave and regreen in the Portland Metro area.

Depave projects typically take about a year to plan, fund and implement, so we are now seeking sites for the 2015 summer-fall season.

Your proposal does not have to be fully developed at this early stage, but does need to be submitted by the end of September.

If you know of a place badly in need of more greenspace, and you have permission to depave from the property owner, please tell us about your vision for the space.

The first step is to fill out our Site Assessment Form.

Click here to learn more and submit your site!

Please note: We work with a variety of groups – such as public and private schools, churches, and other community-based groups to remove pavement and create new greenspaces for use by the surrounding neighborhood. We don’t perform private/residential improvements that are not publicly accessible.









Join the Crew

Join the Crew

June 13, 2014  |  News

Do you want to do more to help Depave?  Interested in learning more about opportunities to volunteer using your brain instead of your body?

We’re always seeking new volunteers to help behind the scenes in our four committees:

Some key positions we’re looking to fill include:

Please contact program staff, Eric Rosewall, if you’re interested in any of the above (or any other) opportunities: email Eric, or call him (503) 544-8837

2014 Season Kickoff Party

2014 Season Kickoff Party

June 4, 2014  |  News

Need some refreshments after the North Portland Sunday Parkways event on June 22nd? Join Depave and friends for a relaxing garden party social at Peninsula Park Commons, just 1 block off the Sunday Parkways route and across the street from Peninsula Park. We will have tasty microbrews on tap as well as other light refreshments. A suggested donation of $5-10/cup (sliding scale) will help support Depave’s 2014 projects.

We’ll keep it mellow so you have time to catch up with old friends or make new ones. We will also be honoring Bob Sallinger of Portland Audubon for his twin grand victories this year: leading a diverse partnership to defeat the Portland Water District Initiative, and stopping the Port of Portland’s fifteen year bid to develop West Hayden Island. There is a lot less pavement and more healthy greenspaces in our community thanks to Bob. Please join us to raise a toast in his honor!

Help us make sure we have enough food and drink by RSVPing here.

Hope to see you on June 22nd!