Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

Blood donations are always needed and appreciated! This LINK will take you to the website at which you can enter a zip code and discover donation events and Red Cross donation sites near you.

Many retirees ask questions on the FACEBOOK GROUP for PGE RETIREES and get some answers from fellow retirees, and offers of help too.  If you are a FACEBOOK user, you can use the Facebook search function specifically for Groups (not the search function to find individual people).  Perhaps the LINK below will get you there faster.

LINK to PGE Retirees Group (private) on FACEBOOK

You must request to JOIN this private GROUP, and PGE Volunteers will review your request and admit you into the Group.  The Group is private among retirees, their families, and even a few future retirees still employed at PGE.

Link to 2023 Annual Reimbursement Allowance Guide is HERE

Link to the Q&A Document is HERE

Volunteering From Home

PGE employees and retirees have a long history of supporting our community. Many of us have been wanting to do volunteer work in retirement but are cautious about venturing out during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many things that we can do without joining others we don’t know in a public setting. Here are just a few examples:

  • Making treats or toys for dogs or cats
  • Creating cards for low-income seniors or veterans
  • Assembling care kits for residents of homeless shelters (hygiene or cooling)
  • Sewing book bags for kids

Instructions for these and other projects are available from PGE Retirees here: Volunteer Opportunities. Some of these require purchasing materials and some assembly. Not every project is suitable for everyone, and we each have our favorite charities we like to support.

Making things not your cup of tea? Joining a non-profit board of directors might be just your niche and so many of them need experienced leaders. Many have been meeting online. Here are a few opportunities currently listed in myCommunity.  You will need to log in to your account to see them, if you don’t have and account you can create one.

Or if Board membership is not your thing, there are other opportunities at organizations like Meals on Wheels and many, many others.

What activities do you like? Drop a line to so we can share your ideas with other like-minded people.

Please select this link for a YouTube video presentation by PGE attorney Derily Bechthold’s for some of the newest Cyber Security Tips.

Please select this link to view one word document and the Power Point presentation shown in the above video, for more Cyber Security tips.

  • Access the Pelton Park and Promontory Park pages on the Portland General Electric website.

  • Search the respective calendars for available dates/sites.
  • Select dates/sites for which you want to make a reservation.
  • Call PGE Parks, 503 464 8515, and leave a message that you want to make a reservation and include the details of your reservation request. Inform them that you are a PGE retiree.
  • A PGE Parks representative will call you back and confirm the reservation and take your payment.
  • Take the required proof that you are a PGE retiree with you and present it when you check in at the Park.
  • Proof of qualification for the discount can be:
    • A Portland General Electric bill with your name and documentation that you are receiving an employee/retiree bill discount.
    • An Award or Service Anniversary certificate document from Portland General Electric.
    • A letter or communication from Portland General Electric that is addressed to you. e.g. a Summary Annual Report of PGE Benefits etc.

There are two available versions of the Contact Card.