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Archive for Month: August 2016

Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center survey

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) invites you to share your input on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center survey. Your input will guide PP&R on the program and design of the facility. Your advice will be used in conjunction with information from the technical team, community input and PP&R staff to develop a plan for the site. Created in 1948, Forest Park consists of more than 5,000 acres of densely forested natural area. It is the largest urban forested natural area within the United States and is a regionally recognized resource for recreation and respite, home to diverse flora […]

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol: 1 Year Later

Reported by Stan Penkin “Thank you so much,” said a toothless homeless woman sitting on a North Park Block bench as the Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol walked through the area picking up litter along the way. Initiated a little more than a year ago, the Foot Patrol was established through collaboration between the PDNA Livability Committee and the Crime Prevention Program at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. The group now has some 30 members with as many as eight to ten community minded volunteers showing up in their colorful vests or tee shirts for three weekly patrols at […]

Portland for Everyone

Portland faces a housing shortage. And many Portlanders don’t like McMansions going up on their streets, especially when they replace otherwise good structures. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren’t being built to resemble the now-expensive ones within a few miles of downtown that are in such high demand. The reason is that it’s currently illegal to build neighborhoods like those. In 1959, Portland banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions — the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland’s most […]

Mass Shelter & Housing Project

Mass Shelter & Housing Project: Zoning Code Update For more information on the zoning code updates attend the Open House or Land Use Presentation Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Ave. Monday, August 22, 7:00 pm at the Citywide Land Use meeting at 1900 SW 4th, 2500B To read more go to the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability website. The proposed draft will be available there on Monday. In 2015, 4,311 people in Portland were placed in emergency shelters with another 1,887 people unable to find housing, even in emergency shelters. Of these […]

Central City Transportation Survey

Bilingual survey seeks public feedback on transportation in Portland’s Central City The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation launched its Central City Multimodal Project today with the publication of an Early Input Survey. The survey, offered in both English and Spanish, asks people about how they travel, where they go, and what challenges they face while getting around in the Central City. It is the first step of a year-long public involvement process that will inform decision making on the multimodal infrastructure added to the area. The Central City Multimodal Project will help make getting to and around the Central […]

Volunteer for Parks & Rec

Do you know a potential volunteer?  A student in need of service hours?  Buckaroos, weed haters or Jazz lovers?  Well I have ideas for them. August brings the best weather for outdoor events and as you can see, we are loaded with them this year. Each one is a great opportunity to engage neighbors and accomplish something extraordinary.  Potential volunteers can contact Steve Pixley, 503.823.5121, any time for more information or to sign up. Saturday August 13, 9:00 am – 12 noon, Arbor Lodge baseball diamond  Help the Pesticide Free Park Crew keep Arbor Lodge weed free. Families welcome. Meet on the baseball […]