We Stand Together

We Stand Together

Throughout the past 10 years, partners across the region have welcomed Depave into their vibrant communities with open arms. We at Depave are incredibly thankful for these opportunities to bring people together and transform lifeless places into community greenspaces...
The Depave Crew: Making Magic Happen

The Depave Crew: Making Magic Happen

I won’t go as far to say that becoming a crew leader was the single most defining event of my life, but it is definitely in the top 5. All jokes aside, joining Depave is a worthwhile adventure that will bring a lifetime of fond memories. We are a close-knit group that...

Green Your Garden with Greywater

  Portlanders love their gardens. But have you ever stopped to consider how much water your garden consumes? Our abundant fall-winter-spring rainfall comes out of sync with the summer garden irrigation season. Peak water use by City of Portland residential customers...
Preparing for the Unexpected; Rainwater Harvesting

Preparing for the Unexpected; Rainwater Harvesting

5 Tips for Effective Rainwater Harvesting in Portland Portland averages around 37” of rain each year, mostly coming in the late fall, winter and spring. Ever consider catching some of that rain and saving it for later use? Rain barrels can be a great way to harvest...
Human Solutions’ Family Center – From “Vice to Nice”

Human Solutions’ Family Center – From “Vice to Nice”

What do Human Solutions and Depave have in common? Oddly enough, a vegan strip club. In 2015, Human Solutions acquired property that previously served as a strip club and transformed it into the East Portland Family Center: a family homeless shelter serving 130 adults...
How does depaving help make the Willamette River swimmable?

How does depaving help make the Willamette River swimmable?

Each July, hundreds of Portlanders jump into the Willamette River for The Big Float put on by Human Access Project. But is the Willamette River really safe to swim in? Frequent water quality tests reveal that the answer is yes. Bacteria levels are consistently well...