• Grand opening celebration of the new dock at Cathedral Park

    Grand opening celebration of the new dock at Cathedral Park

    Human Access Project (HAP), a Portland nonprofit group that advocates for recreational access to the Willamette, hosted a grand opening party for the new Cathedral Park Dock and renovated beach on Saturday, June 29. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Portland Park’s Department Director, Adena Long. Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association co-sponsored the event.…

  • Free Shakespeare in the Park

    Free Shakespeare in the Park

    The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival (OPS) will be coming to Cathedral Park in July. The OPS’s skilled, flexible actors will perform songs, dances and sketches throughout the event using the original practice techniques of Elizabethan England: limited rehearsal, scrolls in hand, audience interaction, and an onstage prompter. You’re welcome to arrive during the hour before…

  • Runaway boat lassoed by Portland Fire & Rescue

    Runaway boat lassoed by Portland Fire & Rescue

    On the afternoon of May 17, Portland Fire & Rescue along with Multnomah County River Patrol and the United States Coast Guard Station Portland all responded to a water rescue near Cathedral Park boat ramp in North Portland. The initial call came in as a small unoccupied boat running circles in the river with a person…

  • Growing Baltimore Woods

    Growing Baltimore Woods

    The Friends of Baltimore Woods (FoBW) are delighted to announce the acquisition of almost an acre parcel nicknamed the Acorn site near the North Reno entrance of the Baltimore Woods Natural Area. The site is adjacent to the future npGreenway Trail alignment on two sides.  Although the property has been neglected for several years and…

  • Nature Patch ribbon-cutting at Cathedral Park

    Nature Patch ribbon-cutting at Cathedral Park

    On Saturday, February 10, local volunteers helped plant and then cut a ribbon, or rather an ivy vine, to open a new Nature Patch in Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge. The Patch consists mainly of native trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs that were planted in three areas of the upper park. The effort is led by Portland Parks & Recreation’s…

  • Arctic blast hits North Portland

    Freezing conditions engulfed North Portland hard starting Saturday, Jan. 13, with temperatures in the teens, snowfall and persistent wind gusts creating blizzard-like snow swirls. The low temperatures continued Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with warnings from PBOT to avoid driving. However, Monday, Jan. 15, saw clear skies, little wind and sun. Residents used the opportunity to…

  • New swimming and fishing dock for North Portland (Jan. 2024)

    New swimming and fishing dock for North Portland (Jan. 2024)

    Willie Levenson, ringleader of the Human Access Project (HAP), shared with the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association in December that HAP received a federal grant of $300,000 to improve recreational access to the Willamette River. Levenson reached out to Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and negotiated a partnership to replace the Cathedral Park dock near the…

  • 150 Volunteers unrock Cathedral Park beach (Oct. 2023)

    150 Volunteers unrock Cathedral Park beach (Oct. 2023)

    Volunteers removed a total 120 tons of concrete and riprap rock uncovering a new south beach at Cathedral Park. The event on Sept. 16 was due to the initiative of community member Casimira Tadewaldt who reached out to Human Access Project (HAP) expressing her desire to continue the work HAP started in 2021 when the…