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Archive for Month: February 2016

Homelessness Initiatives Online

Now Live: Online Source for Information on Homelessness Initiatives Mayor Charlie Hales today announced the launch of the Homelessness Toolkit,  — a single resource for information on City homelessness initiatives, from safe sleeping guidelines to volunteer opportunities. “My office has received countless phone calls, e-mails, and social media messages from Portlanders who want information about our efforts to manage livability in the City,” Mayor Hales said. “We heard them, and we responded with an easily accessible warehouse of information.” The online resource includes quick links to the One Point of Contact, a system designed to ameliorate frustration in reporting campsites […]

Explore Your Natural Areas with PPR

Ten Weeks of Inter-generational Ecology In the City Saturday mornings, April through June Hands-on, interactive ecology classes for youth (5 yrs and up), teens & adults. Classes meet in a different natural area each Saturday morning. Register for one, or register for them all! Where to find more information… Call – 503-823-3601 Email Chrissy Larson Text – 503-823-1149 Portland Parks & Rec Website

West Burnside Multimodal Study

Check out The Portland Bureau of Transportation project webpage for the West Burnside Multimodal study: Access the presentation that City Staff has given at several Neighborhood and Business Associations that have expressed interest. Learn about the frequently asked questions. Provide feedback to Arnoud Vansisseren before February 29, 2016

Westside Candidates Forum

Get to know Portland’s candidates for Mayor and City Council Let them know your concerns. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:15-7:00 pm – meet-and-greet with the candidates 7:00-8:45 pm – Forum Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. We have invited ALL the Mayoral and City Council candidates and have confirmation from the campaigns of Ted Wheeler, Jules Bailey, David Schor, Amanda Fritz, Steve Novick, Susan Stahl and more! As of press time: Candidates for Mayor David ‘The Ack’ Ackerman Jules Bailey Sean Davis Bim Ditson Steven J. Entwisle Deborah Harris Lew Humble Sarah Iannarone Trevor Manning David Schor Jessie Sponberg Ted […]

Portland Harbor – EPA Community Information Sessions

Get Ready: The Lower Willamette River is a valuable natural resource. However, Portland Harbor, a section of the River between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island, has contaminants which are harmful to people, fish and wildlife. EPA is taking action to make it a cleaner, healthier place to live, work and play.  A Proposed Plan that will be released this spring will outline EPA’s recommended path for achieving those goals! Get Engaged: It’s not yet time for the public comment period. The most effective and meaningful comments will be those which the community submits after reviewing the proposed plan when it […]

Multnomah County Budget Survey

Multnomah County’s Office of Citizen Involvement As a valued member of our community, we would like to invite you to participate in a quick survey. Your responses will help us better serve your needs and improve our services. Take the survey now; it is only open for a month. Typically, it only takes 3 to 4 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and feedback. You are helping make Multnomah County better!

Take a Stand for Deconstruction!

Wednesday, February 17th City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Sign-up to testify by 1:30 Hearing Starts at 2:30 In 2015, 337 homes in Portland came down. Of those, only about 30 were deconstructed. The cost to our community, and to our planet, in terms of waste to the landfill, increased atmospheric carbon, not to mention the loss of valuable materials (that could have helped build a sustainable Portland) are calculable. 4,800 tons of materials sent to the dump 7,200 tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere 720,000 gallons of water wasted 4,800 tons of materials with a market value of more […]

Chinese Cultural Events

OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS Chinese American: Exclusion / Inclusion January 28 – June 1, 2016 Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 America’s desire for trade with China is older than Independence, yet in 1882 the nation’s borders shut for the first time to exclude Chinese workers. A long and bitter contest over immigration and citizenship ensued, influenced by tensions within the United States and the changing tenor of relations between the two countries. Free to Multnomah County Residents. Tickets required otherwise.   Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns February 29 – June 21, […]