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Support Old Town

Old Town Winter Social & Silent Auction Fundraiser Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6-9 pm The Falcon Building, 321 NW Glisan Join the Old Town Community Association for an evening with Old Town friends and neighbors. Enjoy tasty bites from our own local restaurants, drinks, music, and an incredible view as we come together to celebrate the successes of the year and raise funds to continue the work of our District Manager. $25 Get tickets here!

Footbridge Over Burnside Crowdfund

The Footbridge Over Burnside Join the Crowdfund and Help Close the Gap You’re traveling on Portland’s iconic Wildwood Trail when you suddenly have to pull up short:  What’s this? A three-lane, high-speed urban arterial smack in the middle of your peaceful forest? Or, you’re cruising in your car down Burnside toward the city at 40 mph when the car in front of you screeches to a dead stop. You slam on your breaks and narrowly avoid a collision. As you look up, you see a group of hikers darting across the street. For too long Wildwood Trail users have been […]

Grappling with Graffiti: What’s Next

Grappling with Graffiti: What’s Next? by Stan Penkin Graffiti has become an ever more prevalent part of our Portland street scene in recent years, but what’s the future look like? Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP), under the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), had been enormously successful in combating graffiti across the city. With diminished city resources over the last few years, the Program was unable to adequately address graffiti remediation and education. As a result, there has been an increase in graffiti, including an alarming uptick in hate graffiti since the November election. Adding to the problem has been […]

Affordable Housing Bond Community Survey

Take the survey before September 23 to have your opinions heard. In November 2016, Portland voters approved a historic funding source, the Affordable Housing Bond, to increase affordable housing in our communities. This new funding source will provide $258.4 million for affordable housing and produce a total of 1,300 housing units.

Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum

The Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum  With a keynote address by Derek Hyra, Author of “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City” Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:30 – 11:30 am New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212 Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Program begins at 9 am. Click here to RSVP The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to our Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about our efforts to eliminate racial disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on […]

Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy by Stan Penkin Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street. Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged the group on ways to recognize, respond and report persons experiencing mental health illness and related issues. Mr. Taylor stressed the importance of building positive energy should an encounter occur, rather than escalating negativity. He portrayed a number of potential situations and demonstrated how they can be dealt with in a non-confrontational […]

2017 Summer Movies & Concerts

NW Summer Movies & Concerts Join us for some summer fun in the parks around NW Portland! Wallace Park Thurs., July 13, 6:00 pm Tezeta Band (jazz, soul) Lovejoy Fountain Park Sat., July 22, 6:30 pm Movie: The Eagle Huntress Fri., Aug. 11, 6:30 pm Ken DeRouchie Band (Muddy nominated blues) Fri., Aug. 18, 6:30 pm Chata Addy & Susuma (Afro-Reggae, funky highlife dance music) Kearney & 23rd Ave. Tues., Aug. 1, 5:00 pm NNO Party with music and activities for kids Couch Park Tues., Aug. 1, 6:00 pm White Rhino Marimba North Park Blocks Thurs., Aug. 3, 6:30 pm Tracy Kim Band […]

Footbridge over Burnside

Public Informational Meeting The Portland Parks Foundation invites you to come and learn more about plans for the new footbridge over Burnside! They will report on the community’s fundraising campaign and construction plans for an elegantly designed pedestrian bridge to create a safe passage along the Wildwood Trail between Washington Park and Forest Park. Thursday, June 15th 6:30 – 8:00 pm World Forestry Center, Cheatham Hall, 4033 SW Cayon Road