About us


Friends of Western Promenade (FoWP) is a new organization committed to the preservation and rehabilitation of Olmsted’s historic Western Promenade.  As we work towards developing a master plan for the restoration of this unique park, we are collaborating with city officials, neighborhood associations, residents and local businesses.

Our Mission: The Friends of Western Promenade is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving Portland’s historic Western Promenade for public benefit:

¬It will be the primary advocate for the Western Promenade

¬It will be a point source for information and/or education on the Western Promenade

¬It will assist in the creation a “Master Plan” for the Western Promenade

¬It will raise funds for significant deferred maintenance and/or capital improvements identified in the Master Plan

¬It will collaborate with the City of Portland on the prioritization and implementation of projects identified in the Master Plan

What are your ideas? Bring back the gazebo? Revive sunset concerts? Plant a native garden? Restore the mountain and waterfront views?  Sleigh rides? What about that old toboggan run? 

Please share your ideas and join our mailing list here.