We asked you Wednesday what was it that made you fall in love with Portland. For me it was a love-at-first-sight thing. I was 21 and driving through from California to Bellingham, WA to visit a friend. The River, the trees, all the green! When I got back home I started looking into radio stations in Portland and put my intention into moving here. Once here I fell in love with the people. You all made me feel so welcome. I knew I'd never want to leave. I've had a couple opportunities to take radio jobs elsewhere over the past 26 years but I'm happy right here. And I'm heartbroken like you for what has happened to our city. We want to help but how? What are the steps? Step one is hearing from the man put in charge of restoring this city's beauty and reputation. Former Mayor Sam Adams is now working with Ted Wheeler as the Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Step 2: Plan ahead to celebrate the end of Earth month by giving back to the environment and your community! Gather friends, coworkers, and neighbors for SOLVE’s Downtown Portland Litter Cleanup Day, happening Thursday, April 29th. Each event will have a check-in window between 8:45 AM and 9:30 AM and then the event will run until 11:30 AM. It's your chance to help restore the beauty of this city we all love. All of the necessary cleanup supplies and disposal services will be provided. Now, we just need your help to get the good work done!