What Kind of Bench?

The Portland Parks Department has kindly provided a few photos of  recently installed Commemorative Benches, so we can all get a better idea of what the bench in Two Plum Park could look like.

Take a peek!


The Plums are Blooming

The two plum trees at the 6th street entrance, for which the park is named, are blooming!

They not only look lovely but smell pretty good too, come by and enjoy!



Benches and Community

Seemingly simple additions to parks and public spaces can have a big impact.

This old article from the New York Times, says it better than I ever could, amenities like benches are essential to creating community in Amman Jordan



We are working with Portland Parks to have a commemorative bench added to Two Plum Park.


Two Plum currently has several wonderful features, such as a play structure and a swing set.  Adding a bench would provide more options for more kinds of people to spend time in the Park.

Maybe you need a place to sit and watch the kids play, or a place to spread out your lunch and toys.  Maybe you’re a community elder who would spend time in the park if there was an easy comfortable place for you to sit.  Maybe you just want a place to relax.  The aim is to get more people enjoying this public space!

How to Help

We are raising money to cover the cost of a commemorative bench through Portland Parks.  This effort is a project of the North East Coalition of Neighborhoods, a charitable organization, so your support is tax deductible.

Any amount is helpful, so consider making a donation at the level that is most comfortable for you!

with PayPal

Mail Your Contribution

Donate by mail to:

Two Plum Park Bench

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

4815 NE 7th Avenue

Portland, OR 97211

Checks should be made out to: NECN – Two Plum Park Bench

Volunteer Your Time

Everyone is talented, maybe your special skills are just what we need!

If you’d like to help, send us a note from our Contact page!


There are miniature daffodils coming up in the park!  Stop by and take a look!