Renew the earth.

Nominate a Site or Submit a Proposal

April 25, 2016  |  News

We’re always looking 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, and we are currently seeking sites for the 2016 or 2017 summer-fall depaving season.

Project proposals don’t need to be fully formulated at this early stage, we’ll help you develop your vision further. Our 2016 depaving schedule is filling up fast, so please contact us as early as possible to inquire about assistance this year.

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

Click here to learn more and submit your site!

Please note: We work with a variety of groups – such as public and private schools, communities of faith, and community-based businesses and nonprofit organizations to remove pavement and create new greenspaces that will benefit the neighborhood as a whole. We aren’t able to perform improvements to residential properties, but are very interested in apartment complexes.

Don’t have a project proposal, but want to see more green in your neighborhood?
Suggest a project location, and we’ll look into it.

PDX ID - Speaker Series

PDX ID – Speaker Series

March 1, 2016  |  News
Design & Identity, Powered by PechaKucha
Presented by ASLA Oregon & Depave 


Intrigued by the intersection of local identity and design? Join us for a casual evening to explore how a spectrum of design disciplines relate to our identity through a series of fun and fast paced presentations by some of Portland’s finest.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Depave, in partnership with PechaKucha Night Portland and Design Week Portland, proudly present the third edition of this exciting PechaKucha style speaker series.

What is PechaKucha? It’s the art of concise presentation. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format using 20 images that advance automatically every 20 seconds. It’s a great way to tour many topics.

Please join us for great discussion and light drinks!
When: Thursday, April 21, 6-7:30, doors @ 5:30
Where: Hatch Innovation: 2420 NE Sandy Blvd

Presentations, emceed by Cameron Whitten, include:

Get your ticket online & save!

RSVP on Facebook

$5 ONLINE     |     $10 AT THE DOOR


Bag It Forward at New Seasons Market

Bag It Forward at New Seasons Market

January 4, 2016  |  News

Bag it Forward LogoHelp Depave secure a spot in New Seasons’ Bag it Forward donation campaign by voting January 13-26 at the Grant Park and Arbor Lodge store locations.

Customers can vote to elect one nonprofit for each of the Market’s three tenets of giving: fighting hunger, supporting K-12 schools, and promoting environmental conservation. Voting takes place at each store’s Solutions Center.

Bag it Forward (a 5¢ reusable bag credit donation campaign) will officially launch on February 8th  benefiting the selected nonprofits.

Depave in the Give!Guide

Depave in the Give!Guide

November 1, 2015  |  News


We’re proud to be in the 2015 Give!Guide sponsored Willamette Week!

The Give!Guide is the Portland-Vancouver region’s premier holiday season fundraiser that facilitates year-end giving to a variety of Portland-area nonprofits. Over 150 organizations included in this year’s Give!Guide represent a cross section of organizations focused on: 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.

2015 was Depave’s biggest year since beginning in 2008, and we’re raring to regreen even more in the year to come – take a look at the results of our work here and here. Donations from individuals like you ensure that we’ll be able to support the many community groups seeking our assistance in transforming over-paved places into beautiful greenspaces.


Check out the Give!Guide site to make a donation.


SPECIAL THANKS to our business partners, Opsis Architecture and R&H Construction, for their financial support.

PLUS! GIVE to Depave on Big Give Days (to win rad stuff from Bike Gallery, Powell’s Books, Rogue, Salt & Straw, Timbers and Trail Blazers — Nov 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30 & Dec 1, 9, 10, 16, 17) and get entered to win garden gear from Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply.

Thank you for helping Depave improve neighborhoods around Portland and beyond!

Tax deductible donations are accepted November through midnight on December 31.

Join the Crew

Join the Crew

January 1, 2015  |  News

Do you want to do more to help Depave?  Interested in learning 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:

  • Projects Planning & Implementation Committee – learn more
  • Advocacy & Partnerships Committee – learn more
  • Education & Outreach Committee – learn more

Some key positions we’re looking to fill include:

  • depaving and planting crew leaders – learn more about Crew Leading here
  • designers (signage, projects, media)
  • creatives (project art and event fun)
  • teachers (project curriculum)
  • outreach and social media team members
  • community representatives for advocacy

Please contact program staff Eric Rosewall, if you’re interested in any of the above (or any other) opportunities.

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!