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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

EPA Willamette River Final Clean-up Plan

Update from the below meeting Follow-Up from EPA Community Information Sessions for the Portland Harbor ROD:  EPA issued its Record of Decision (ROD) for cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in January 2017 and presented four community information sessions in March 2017. If you were not able to make any of the information sessions in person, the slides and recording are online: Slides from EPA’s Presentation on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Record of Decision:  https://semspub.epa.gov/work/10/100042471.pdf Video of EPA’s Presentation on the Portland on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Record of Decision:  https://youtu.be/aXsAf-9Wpyc All are invited: EPA Record of […]

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

The Real America: Neighbor Helping Neighbor By Stan Penkin In the wake of the destructive rioting that hit the Pearl District during the night of November 10th, many neighbors came out the next morning to show support for the community by helping with the cleanup. Rioters broke store front windows, mostly along Lovejoy and Everett Streets, and spread hateful graffiti on many buildings. The riot was an unfortunate outgrowth of a peaceful protest at Pioneer Square against the policies of President-elect Donald Trump. The Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) put out a call for volunteers early in the morning. Volunteers gathered […]

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 […]

Metro Central Enhancement Grants

Do you have ideas about how to enhance your community? A Metro Central Enhancement grant could help make your vision a reality. Metro created these grants more than 20 years ago to enhance neighborhoods affected by the Metro Central transfer facility. They are designed to support residents within an area that stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest District Neighborhood Association to Linnton, as well as an area around the St. Johns Bridge within North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood. Timeline Applications are due 5:00 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Proposals must be submitted via Zoom Grants. […]