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Environment

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 […]

Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy by Stan Penkin Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street. Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged the group on ways to recognize, respond and report persons experiencing mental health illness and related issues. Mr. Taylor stressed the importance of building positive energy should an encounter occur, rather than escalating negativity. He portrayed a number of potential situations and demonstrated how they can be dealt with in a non-confrontational […]

2017 Summer Movies & Concerts

NW Summer Movies & Concerts Join us for some summer fun in the parks around NW Portland! Wallace Park Thurs., July 13, 6:00 pm Tezeta Band (jazz, soul) Lovejoy Fountain Park Sat., July 22, 6:30 pm Movie: The Eagle Huntress Fri., Aug. 11, 6:30 pm Ken DeRouchie Band (Muddy nominated blues) Fri., Aug. 18, 6:30 pm Chata Addy & Susuma (Afro-Reggae, funky highlife dance music) Kearney & 23rd Ave. Tues., Aug. 1, 5:00 pm NNO Party with music and activities for kids Couch Park Tues., Aug. 1, 6:00 pm White Rhino Marimba North Park Blocks Thurs., Aug. 3, 6:30 pm Tracy Kim Band […]

Hunger Match at New Seasons

This next weekend, May 20th & 21st.  New Seasons Market will be having their Hunger Match event.  Where each store actively promotes their partnership with their Hunger Partner.  The Slabtown’s location partner is Lift Urban Portland, so we will be going all out to let our customers know about Lift and helping to raise as much money as possible for them. NSM will be matching the first $1,000 donated at each store, which we are very excited about! (Yet only donations made at Slabtown go to Lift Urban Portland).

PedPDX

Are you passionate about making Portland a great walking city? Apply for our Community Advisory Committee! The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is excited to announce PedPDX, Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. The plan will prioritize sidewalks, crossing improvements, and other investments to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. It will identify the key strategies and tools we will use to make Portland a truly great walking city. To help guide development of the plan, PBOT is now recruiting Portlanders to apply to serve on the PedPDX Community Advisory Committee (CAC). PedPDX CAC members will serve as public […]

Three Steps to Prepare for an Emergency

By Sue Campbell Well, we couldn’t have had a more fitting (though unwelcome) event to underscore the need for emergency preparedness than the winter storm in January. The biggest snowfall in nearly forty years meant disrupted transit, a record number of cancelled school days and a state emergency declared at both the state and city level. We hope you made it through okay and we’d like to suggest taking this as an opportunity to create (or reevaluate) your emergency preparedness (e-prep) plan. What to expect An important part of preparing for an emergency is knowing what type of help is […]

Emergency Preparedness, Building Community

A New Year’s Resolution That Builds Community and Safety By Sue Campbell (www.suecampbellpdx.com) When you think of emergency preparedness, maybe you think of a reality t.v. show or some of the scare tactics used in media reports…Or maybe you try not to think about it at all. Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) is a bit like other resolutions we set ourselves this time of year: not something you look forward to, but not so bad once you get started, and it feels great to have it taken care of. With the right perspective, preparing for an emergency can be empowering, as well […]

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 […]