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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

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 […]

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 […]

Apartments & Bikes?

Tell us about your apartment’s bicycle parking Where do you currently store your bike? Where do you WANT to store your bike? As the City of Portland continues its work to reach 25% bicycle mode split, have you ever wondered where all the bikes will park? We’ve seen the public, blue staple racks along the right-of-way, but what about the office worker – where do they park their bike for the 8+ hours during the work day; or what about people who live in apartment buildings – where do they store their bikes every evening? The Portland Bureau of Transportation […]

Noise Review Considers Pile Driving

Pile Driving Update: Noise Review Board Considers Action by Stan Penkin As the impact hammer pile driver reverberates throughout the North Pearl at Hoyt Street’s Block 20 project, the Noise Review Board (NRB) met on November 9th to discuss a proposal that would reduce the harmful effects of this antiquated method. With some 25 to 30 Pearl residents present to offer testimony and support, the board discussed its proposal to delete the exemption of impact hammer pile driving from the current construction noise ordinance and to provide that the use of this method come before the NRB for variance approval. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Central City Multimodal Responses

Thanks for your interest in the Central City Multimodal Project, PBOT’s effort to make getting around Portland’s Central City safer and easier by prioritizing and building active transportation projects. The Central City is home to the densest population of people and jobs in the state – and it is growing. This fall, PBOT wrapped up an online survey in English and Spanish to collect early input on the project. The survey asked how people get around the Central City, why they travel here and what sorts of barriers they face. 3,472 people responded. Key takeaways include: People want multimodal improvements: 3,106 of […]