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Archive for Month: May 2016

Fruit Tree Harvesting

Fruit tree harvesting season is right around the corner! Join Portland Fruit Tree Project in preventing waste, building community, and making fresh fruit available to neighbors in need… Become a Harvest Leader! Harvest Leaders oversee and lead harvest participants, distribute harvested fruit, and keep accurate harvest records.  Each harvest party is co-led by 2 volunteer Harvest Leaders, who each agree to lead a minimum of 5 harvesting parties between June and November. All training, materials and support is provided. Click for more information and for application instructions Application deadline for Leader position is Tuesday June 7th Become a Fruit Monitor! Fruit Monitor […]

Prepare Out Loud Event

Learn the Facts – Take Action – Lead by Example Together we can rise to the challenge of a Cascadia Earthquake. The event will feature a 90-minute presentation by Steven Eberhein, an American Red Cross expert on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and earthquake preparedness. Mr. Eberhein’s Prepare Out Loud presentation teaches the science behind the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, explains the sizable impact this earthquake would have on the Portland area, and ends on a note of inspiring optimism. The June 5 event will also include a number of displays about preparedness, including emergency evacuation kits, water and food supplies, gas shut-off valves, and preparedness planning for parents, pet-owners and those with special needs. The potential […]

2016 Small Grants

Congratulations to the recipients of 2015-2016 Neighborhood Small Grants! Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, “Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association Summer meeting” Better Block PDX, “Portland Walkways: Connect the Park Blocks Walk” Bread Breakers, “NW Business Stickers” Chapman PTA, “Restoration of WPA Wood Marquetry Mural at Chapman Elementary School” CoHo Theater, “The Gun Show: Community Conversations” Friendly House, “Community Building Through Intergenerational Activities” Halprin Landscape Conservancy, “Portland Open Space Sequence 50th Anniversary Celebration” Lift Urban Portland, “Lift Urban Portland Open House” Linnton Neighborhood Association, “Linnton Picnics 2016” Old Town Chinatown Community Association, “Spring Festival ‘Qing Ming’” Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association, “Downtown Earthquake Preparedness […]

2016 NNO Parties

National Night Out: Building Community Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for each other, their neighborhoods are safer. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration on the 1st Tuesday in August where the community gathers at small block parties or neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend a neighborhood event. Plan a Party ~ Attend a party: Hello, National Night Out (NNO) party hosts, neighborhood association chairs and coalition folks! Your involvement in NNO helps neighbors get to know one another and strengthens community ties […]

Transit on Tap: Transit Around the World

TriMets Transit on Tap presents: Transit Around The World with Bob Hastings Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00 pm Lucky Labrador Quimby Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby St. About this talk: Travel around the world with TriMet agency architect Bob Hastings and see what transit and urban design looks like, from Paris to Tokyo. Bob has traveled to 17 cities in 10 countries over the past two years to bring these ideas back to the Portland region. Interestingly, he found along the way that many of these countries get ideas from us, too! In this talk, Bob will share his observations of other […]

2016-2017 Proposed City Budget

Mayor Hales releases FY 2016-17 proposed budget Investments focus on public safety, homelessness, housing affordability Proposal includes increase in Business License Fee to pay for community investments; first increase in 39 years Mayor Charlie Hales today released his proposed 2016-17 annual budget, which features $42.9 million of new investments in three pressing issues Portland is facing: public safety, homelessness and housing affordability. “We as a city are at a juncture,” Mayor Hales said. “We’re growing, and many Portlanders and businesses are thriving. Yet, many others are experiencing the pains that come with that growth — gang violence, homelessness, the highest increases in […]

Lincoln HS Master Planning Open House

Your opinions matter. Help shape your community’s future school! Lincoln High School, The Master Planning Committee and the Design Team at BORA Architects would like to invite all community members, parents, and business owners to attend a special Open House. Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 – 12:00 pm Lincoln High School Cafeteria, 1600 SW Salmon Over the last few months the Lincoln community has helped develop a Master Plan for the new Lincoln High School. Join us to provide feedback on the site plan before it is presented to the School Board. You can expect a presentation that will repeat 3 times. Start times will be 9:30, […]

Vision Zero Listening Session

Join us: Listening session on May 9 State, regional and local leaders will talk with stakeholders and hear from community members about making our streets safe. Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick and PBOT Director Leah Treat will join other members of the Vision Zero Executive Committee to get the latest on Portland’s plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Committee members will also spend 45 minutes hearing from the public about their experiences on Portland’s streets. City staff and partners expect to send the Vision Zero Action Plan to City Council for approval in October. Monday, […]