Bless Field at New Columbia

Bless Field—a youth-sized all-season pitch for the kids of Portland’s New Columbia neighborhood—has been our biggest project yet. We envision Bless Field as a place where a future star learns the game and goes on to score a winning goal for the Timbers or Thorns in front of the best supporters in the world.

Bless Field is now open to the public.



Bless Field is becoming a reality thanks to:
Portland Timbers Football Club
Providence Health & Services
Widmer Bros.
Portland Development Commission
Factory North
Oregon Premier League
Knowledge Universe
105 Howitzers
The Duane Graf Family
Underdog Sports
Eleventy Ones
Pitch Invasion
And all the other many generous donors like you!

Bless Field is part the New Columbia community, home to nearly 1,200 kids from 22 countries speaking more than 11 different languages. We see Bless Field as a place where all of these kids can share the common language that is the beautiful game. Bless Field is designed to support after-school programming through nearby Rosa Parks Elementary School and the Regence Boys & Girls Club.

Even though this project is funded, there are still ways you can help.

  • Sign Up. If you aren’t already on our mailing list, please sign up. We won’t spam you and you can unsubscribe at any time, but we will keep you informed of our progress, volunteer opportunities and ideas on how you can help on this and other OPI projects.
  • Share. Love soccer? Live in the New Columbia community? Want to support Portland’s youth? Then grab the link to this page and email your friends, post on Facebook, share on Twitter…whatever works for you. Help us get the word out to people about this and other OPI projects.
  • Follow. Give us a follow on Twitter @OPIPDX and keep an eye on our blog to stay up on OPI news.
  • Donate. Bless Field may be complete, but we have more projects in the hopper, as well as ongoing fundraising needs. The most direct way you can help is to send a few bucks our way. Every little bit makes a difference. Head on over to our donation form or contact us directly to make a donation.