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Voices of the Homeless

It’s fair to say that issues of homelessness have been among the most talked about topics in Portland for the past few years. We’ve heard from homeowners, city officials, business people, and non-profit organizations. Everyone, it seems, recognizes that having people unhoused on the streets of Portland is good for no one. The February League of Women Voters of Portland 2017-18 Civic Education program is dedicated to listening to people who have experienced homelessness. Please join us in hearing speakers representing Transition Projects and the Village Coalition and who have hands-on experience dealing with the problems of being unhoused. Tuesday, […]

Public Safety Action Committee

NWNW Public  Safety Action Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Open House: 6:30pm-7:00pm (meet your local officers!) Meeting time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room, 1838 SW Jefferson Join us for a Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) meeting. The PSAC is a forum where community members, businesses, neighborhood associations, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) come together to problem-solve issues in their neighborhoods. It is also a great opportunity to meet neighborhood officers and PPB Central Precinct command staff. Your interests and concerns drive the meeting agenda: Do you have […]

PDX Reporter

Report livability concerns with PDX Reporter PDX Reporter is the official app for Portlanders to report livability concerns to the city. When you see a sidewalk trip hazard, an abandoned car, or a clogged storm drain you can take a photo and upload it to the app which will automatically send your report to the relevant city bureau. The app was originally launched in 2010 as a native app but it is now only web-based, meaning it is accessible from users’ web browsers. The app is currently in beta testing, but has kept the same functions and structure as the […]

SHNA Community Rain Garden

by Carla Eisner, SHNA Board Member, Sustainability Committee Chair After months of planning and site preparation, volunteers from the Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association and the Odyssey School community teamed up on November 18th to install a native plant rain garden on the Odyssey campus. The project was funded by a Neighborhood Small Grant award from NWNW and ONI. In the fall of 2016, Odyssey School, a History Focus Option Program of Portland Public Schools, opened its new location in the East Sylvan School building. With most students living outside the Sylvan-Highlands boundaries, SHNA was eager to welcome the school to the […]

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 […]