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LWV Local Ballot Measures Debate

Three Local Ballot Measures: Weighing the Pros and Cons Monday, October 10 6:30 – 9:00 pm Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard This Local Ballot Measure Forum is free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures. We will examine how these measures will affect Portland and Multnomah County. We will also hear what advocates on both sides are saying about them.  The debates will address the following measures. Measure 26-179, City of Portland Affordable Housing Bond In Favor: Jessica Larson, Director, Welcome Home Coalition Against: Eric […]

Evoking Sounds of the Past

Erickson Soundscape Unveiling Thursday, September 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm 9 NW 2nd Avenue All are welcome to join! Innovative Housing is very excited to announce the unveiling of its first soundscape in Old Town!  According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, a soundscape is “a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical sounds.”  IHI is teaming up with Jacqueline Peterson Loomis, founder of the Old Town History Project, and Charles Morrow, internationally renowned sound engineer, to create audio art installations that will help bring Old Town’s history alive. The creative spark for this project came from Jackie Peterson Loomis, who has done […]

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 […]

Connect the Park Blocks

Oregon Walkways on the ‘Green Loop’ August 20 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Park Avenue from NW Hoyt to SW Market The International Open Streets Summit is coming to the Park Blocks! A one-day pedestrian route along Park Ave will allow people to walk between the North and South Park Blocks and be clear of parked cars or vehicle traffic. Increase foot traffic and build community, as envisioned by the Green Loop concept! Contact Volunteer.betterblockpdx@gmail.com to get involved!

Mitigation Action Plan Summer Socials

Mitigation Action Plan (The Map) The MAP is the city’s plan to reduce our risks from hazards like floods, landslides, and earthquakes. It tells us how hazard events might affect our city, and the ways city offices plan to reduce those impacts. We want to talk to you about the plan and hear what you think! Summer Social NW August 16th 6:00 – 8:30 pm Wallace Park This will be a very informal, open-house type event. Activities like a liquefaction shake table, and an erupting papier-mache volcano, as well as maps showing the natural hazard risks in the city will be available. We want […]

Central City 2035 Plan Update

The Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hear public testimony on the Central City 2035 Proposed Draft July 26 & August 9 What is the Central City 2035 Plan? Central City 2035 will update the plan and policies for downtown and central areas of the City of Portland. It will address challenges and opportunities in the Central City to ensure this unique economic, transportation, cultural and educational hub will be a vibrant resource for all Portlanders over the next 20 years. Review the Proposed Draft The document has been updated from the Discussion Draft. Thank you to everyone who provided […]

Willamette River Festival

Willamette River Festival presented by Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group • St. Johns Main Street Coalition • Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association To celebrate our lower Willamette River and its clean up Sunday, July 31 NOON – 7:00 pm Cathedral Park Waterfront FREE LIVE MUSIC: BLUEGRASS • JAMGRASS • ZYDECO • BANGHRA w/dance lesson Bands: Loggers Daughter, Cascade Crescendo, New Iberians & DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid FOOD & ARTISAN ICE CREAM • BEER GARDEN • ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR • CHILD DANCE TROUPES • LIVE BIRDS FROM AUDUBON • LIVE FISH DISPLAY • WALKING TOURS & MORE The Portland Harbor Community Advisory’s mission for the event […]

BEECN Training

After a large earthquake, you could be without phone service for days or weeks. If you’re injured or need supplies, where will you go? Within two days of a quake, Portland intends to activate BEECNs (short for Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes) at 48 locations around the city. Each BEECN is a place to get information and communicate with public safety responders to get emergency help. A BEECN includes a red tent, a radio, and first aid supplies staffed by volunteers. Check out this short video to see what a BEECN looks like. For the BEECNs to work, we need […]