OUR WORK

Since our group was established in March 2017, we've already accomplished a wide variety of local events and outreach projects:

  • The Fourth Annual Oak Grove Trolley Trail Fest: Featuring about 100 vendors including local food, arts and crafts, and community resource groups, plus live music and classic car show. Our 2022 summertime festival brought approximately 5,000 people to the downtown area!

  •  The Sixth Annual Halloween Fest: Sponsored by 18 different Oak Grove community groups, businesses, and families.   Our 2022 Trunk-or-Treat hosted about 1,500 children and families for a fun night of costumes and Trick-or-Treating.

  • Blackberry Clean-Up Day:  New Urban High School students and staff, members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, and other community members worked together to remove a huge patch of blackberries and overgrowth along the fence line on SE Arista Rd.

  • Local Artist Collaborations: With help from local artist (and new board member) Sarah Shay, and new business owner Jeff Hogan of Cash Box, our beautiful Welcome to Historic Oak Grove sign was given a fresh new look!

  • Holiday Gift Drive: Our board members worked with Oak Grove Boys & Girls Club to collect holiday gifts for our community's most vulnerable children and families. Efforts included creating flyers, advertising on social media, and creating a giving tree.

  • Community Recycling Program (Trex Partnership): Our community recycling drive collected more than 500 lbs. of plastic in 2 months to benefit the Oak Grove Daycare & Preschool. Their new Trex bench (made from 100% recycled plastic)  was delivered in the spring of 2018!

  • Community Art Project: In collaboration with Moonlight Coffeehouse & The North Clackamas Arts Guild, art was created and displayed on the fence line on SE Arista. 

  • The Oak Grove Holiday Tree Lighting: 200 Oak Grove residents enjoyed holiday music presented by the Oak Grove United Methodist Church's community choir. A temporary tree was lit and enjoyed by all to see.

  • Bike Racks and Repair Station: With a grant from Metro through North Clackamas Parks & Recreation, new bike racks and the first bike repair station along the Trolley Trail were installed in the Fall of 2020.  

  • County Zoning Ordinance: In 2020, amended county zoning ordinance to allow the production and sale of edible/drinkable products (such as a bakery and brewpub) in downtown Oak Grove.