The Bricks are Back on Sale!

Thanks to YOU we sold over 230 bricks and pavers last year! It looks great! Don’t worry, we have still plenty of bricks in our pathway for you to add a family member, friend, pet, business, or message to the mix.

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Now you can be a part of history in Sellwood!

The last remaining remnant of the old Sellwood Bridge railing was recently memorialized in front of the SMILE Station at 8210 SE 13th Avenue.  A charming brick pathway to the monument and the front entrance to the SMILE Station has just been installed.  It is on this brick pathway that SMILE will be offering the opportunity for residents and businesses alike to buy a brick and have it engraved with their very own custom message. Purchasing an engraved brick is an easy way to support SMILE and honor your family name, company, or organization with a permanent place in front of the historic SMILE Station and the Sellwood Bridge Memorial.

  • There are over 500 bricks and 46 large pavers available. Reservations start NOW for the Summer of 2019 engraving of the pathway.

  • Your family name, company, or organization name can be engraved on your very own custom brick.

  • You can choose to engrave a favorite quote, in honor of someone special, or in a loved one’s memory. The choice is yours!

  • Don't delay, reserve your brick now as prices will be going up 10% after February 14.

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FAQ

HOW DOES IT WORK?

For $100 a brick will be reserved for you in the pathway leading to the Sellwood Bridge Memorial & the SMILE Station.  All the bricks will be engraved on site in the summer of 2019, where it will become a part of Sellwood-Moreland history forever! Want something larger than a standard brick? There are much larger 12″x 12″ pavers still available directly in front of the Sellwood Bridge Memorial available for $500 each.

WHAT CAN I WRITE ON MY BRICK?

Each standard brick can accommodate up to 3 lines and 15 characters per line.  Please note: all the spaces between words/names count as characters.  The 12″x 12″ pavers can accommodate up to 10 lines and 25 characters per line.  You choose the message on your brick – share a favorite quote, honor someone special, a business name, family name(s) or perhaps commemorating your beloved pet.

HOW DO I BUY A BRICK?

Don’t delay, reserve your brick now as prices will be going up 10% after February 14. A $100 brick today will be $10 more after Valentine’s Day 2019, and the pavers will be $50 more. There are over 300 standard bricks and 33 large pavers still available.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY BRICK WITH MY MESSAGE?

The brick pathway has already been installed and hundreds of names are already engraved from our last fundraiser! The new engravings will be added in the middle of Summer 2019 when the conditions for the on-site work are perfect. It will take about a week to do and we will notify you when it’s being done.

CAN I PICK MY BRICK?

You can pick your size, there are two available, a 4″x 8″ standard brick or a 12″x 12″ paver, and you pick your own personal message, but you cannot pick your actual brick or it’s placement in the pathway. All the 12″ x 12″ pavers are directly in front of the Sellwood Bridge Memorial with the bricks laying the pathway itself. Most of the standard bricks are classic red, with some a medium grey. All of the larger pavers are a light grey.

WHAT DOES THE MONEY GIVEN FOR EACH BRICK GO TOWARDS?

SMILE is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Sellwood and West Moreland neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. The purchase price per brick will go towards the cost of the fundraiser itself including obtaining the bricks, laying the path, and engraving each brick. The remaining funds will be collected by SMILE to maintain the historic SMILE Station for years to come as well as to help fund our sponsorship of many SMILE events such as Sundae in the Park, the Neighborhood Clean Up and the Easter Egg Hunt.