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Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project Update

The Portland Water Bureau and contractor Hoffman Construction Company have begun a capital improvement project to update the Washington Park reservoir site at 2403 SW Jefferson Street. The project complies with federal and state mandates, seismically strengthens key water infrastructure on Portland’s west side, and helps ensure a healthy, resilient, and secure water system. The project includes building a new 12.4 million gallon, seismically reinforced, below ground reservoir with a reflecting pool/water feature on top. The new reservoir will preserve the historic drinking water function provided by the original reservoirs and be engineered to withstand ongoing landslide encroachment and potentially catastrophic effects of […]

Ever Increasing Graffiti

by Stan Penkin Does it seem that graffiti around town is worse than ever? Well, you’re right. According to a recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. With the looming threat of the Program being totally disbanded, ONI is asking City Council to not only maintain current budget levels, but to expand it so that Portland can better combat this ever growing menace. While Portland’s program has a budget of about $340,000, the […]

Block 20 Pile Driving Ends: What’s next?

by Stan Penkin After four months of impact hammer pile driving at Block 20, neighbors are relieved that this activity is finally over. Thanks to the foundation contractor, DeWitt Construction, the noise impacts were diminished by utilizing a sound barrier shroud around the equipment and erecting an acoustical wall at the nearby elementary school. Decibel readings taken during the course of the work registered from 82 to 86. Readings taken during the Block 17 project that had last used the impact hammer registered as high as 110, a level known to be harmful to hearing. The city’s noise ordinance allows […]

PedPDX

Are you passionate about making Portland a great walking city? Apply for our Community Advisory Committee! The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is excited to announce PedPDX, Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. The plan will prioritize sidewalks, crossing improvements, and other investments to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. It will identify the key strategies and tools we will use to make Portland a truly great walking city. To help guide development of the plan, PBOT is now recruiting Portlanders to apply to serve on the PedPDX Community Advisory Committee (CAC). PedPDX CAC members will serve as public […]

Off-road Cycling Master Pan

The Off-road Cycling Plan needs your input to help decide where to recommended future off-road cycling trails and bicycle parks. We want to hear from as many Portlanders as possible! ¿Son los parques para jugar con bicicletas para las familias? ¿Son los caminos naturales para caminar y andar en bicicleta? ¿En cuáles partes de su vecinario deben estar construidos? ¡La Cuidad de Portland lo quiere saber! COMMUNITY EVENTS Bring the family and join the fun! Borrow a bike or bring your own and try out the skills course. Share your ideas on opportunities in your neighborhood and ask questions about the plan. Enjoy free food […]

Prescription Drug Turn-in and Shred Event

Prescription Drug Turn In and Shred Event-April 29th Organized by the City’s Crime Prevention Program, Portland Police Bureau and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Drive up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded on site. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs. Saturday, April 29th 10 am – 2 pm 4735-4747 E. Burnside Street EVENT ENDS AT 2PM OR WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY More Info: For location and what’s accepted at this event, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/68659

Forest Park Entrance & Nature Center

See your design ideas taking shape on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. SATURDAY, APRIL 15 11 am – 1 pm St. Johns Community Center, Auditorium 8427 N. Central St., 97203 Questions? Contact Stefanus Gunawan, 503.823.5493 Information:  portlandoregon.gov/parks/forestparkenter RENEW Forest Park Making a comprehensive investment and leaving a legacy- now and for future generations. RESTORE (ecology) Habitat restoration and invasive species removal REBUILD (recreation) Repairs to trails, signage and bridges RECONNECT (access) Improving access to and education about the park To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities , the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably […]

Rethink Streets NW 13th

NW 13th Ave Action Plan Every year, students at Portland State University’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program work with a community partner in Portland or beyond to produce a plan as a capstone project. Rethink Streets, one such student group this year, will be producing a plan centered on the Pearl District’s NW 13th Avenue for the Pearl District Neighborhood Association. Rethink Streets will work to understand how NW 13th presently works as a street with a sense of place, and how it can function as something more in the future. This work will involve better understanding what […]