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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 […]

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

Support Neighborhood Business

Support Neighborhood Businesses and Their Employees Today Portlanders it’s time to show your love for local. Over the last month neighborhood businesses city wide have been hit hard by everything from explosions to theft and vandalism. To make it easy to show your support neighborhood business districts have created fun events and opportunities to get involved: Foster (theft/vandalism) Carts on Foster Fund Nob Hill (explosion) Portland Bagelworks Fund Artwork Rebels Fund Ritual Adornments Fund North/Northeast (vandalism) Resistance Rebuild Fund Pearl District (vandalism) Resistance Rebuild Fund With the holiday season upon us and Small Business Saturday just 2 weeks away let’s make […]

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 […]

Ankeny Park Revitalized

Activation Plans for North Park Blocks by Stan Penkin Following the disruptive summer of 2015 in the North Park Blocks, the Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau (PPR)  in collaboration with community leaders from PDNA, Friendly Streets and North Park Blocks have been diligently working towards making significant improvements. Over the last number of months, physical repairs have been made, lighting was improved, plans for a new playground are moving forward and a number of events have helped to activate the park, including First Thursday, ongoing bocce tournaments, fitness activities, movies in the park and other events. A major initiative to […]

Pearl Foot Patrol Trainings

Join a Pearl District Foot Patrol this summer! Attend training to get started August 10 7:00 – 9:00 pm Ecotrust, 721 9th Avenue @ NW Johnson There are currently three ongoing walks: Geri’s walk: Thursdays, 6:00 pm (July 28, Aug 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22) Brook’s walk: Tuesdays, 10:00 am (July 19, Aug. 2, 16, 30, Sept. 13, 27) Michael’s walk: Thursday, 1:00 pm (July 21, Aug. 4, 18, Sept 1, 15, 29) For those folks who would like to try out an initial walk with us before training – please feel free to let us know in advance and […]

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 […]

Homelessness Forum Final Report

NWNW Homelessness Forum Final Report April 20, 2016 Introduction: The Neighbors West-Northwest Neighborhood Coalition recently hosted a community forum in an effort to inform people about the work being done on homelessness in the Portland area.  Our invited speakers were Marc Jolin, the Initiative Director of A Home for Everyone, and Josh Alpert, Mayor Hales’ Chief of Staff. The Portland Police were also invited to present. On the day of the forum, a lawsuit was filed against the City requesting an injunction against the Mayor’s Safe Sleep policy, which resulted in Josh Alpert and the Portland Police pulling out of […]