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Save Our Elms Gala at Mowrey Manor

71568Another reason to Save the Date — Saturday July 25th. After you finish taking in the Street Fair along Division and Clinton, head over to Ladd’s Addition to tour the newly restored Mowry Manor from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

SAVE OUR ELMS is sponsoring a GRAND PARTY at a GRAND PROPERTY. Join us for a “Restoration Celebration”, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour the newly restored Mowrey Manor, 1718 SE 16th Avenue on the North Rose Garden in Ladd’s Addition. The event includes hors d”oeuvres, wine, beer, live music by local musicians and a fascinating lecture about the history of William Ladd and the neighborhoods that he built.

Your donation will support the work of SAVE OUR ELMS, an all volunteer non-profit that strives to keep Portland’s heritage elms and mature urban street trees healthy.

TICKETS: $50/person or $90/couple RSVP: Karen Girard, 503-232-5509 or visit for online purchase

PRESENTATIONS at 5:00 and 7:00 PM on “William Ladd’s Legacy to Portland”


Report on Seven Corners Released

Concept: 21st Ave. Corridor
Concept: 21st Ave. Corridor
You can now download the 7 Corners Urban Design report here:

The 7 Corners Urban Design Strategy identified three options for transforming the 7 Corners intersection. However, the community discussion did not result in a clear preference and raised a number of questions and issues that are best addressed in the context of the larger Division Streetscape and Reconstruction Project. Therefore, the final report captures the ideas, issues, opportunities and challenges that were identified through this process and is intended to be a launching point for the streetscape design project.

The Division Streetscape and Street Reconstruction Project Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) is currently working with the City on streetscape design alternatives for Division Street from SE 11th to 39th Avenue (which includes the Seven Corners intersection). A public open house will be held in June to allow the community to review the design alternatives and provide feedback. Stay tuned for additional information regarding the June open house. The Division Streetscape Project website is:

For questions regarding the Division Streetscape and Street Reconstruction Project, please contact Elizabeth Mahon with the Bureau of Transportation (503-823-0396,

Upcoming Events at the Architectural Heritage Center

The Architectural Heritage Center – events

The Evolution of the Modern Kitchen
Saturday March 7
10 – 11:30 AM
Architectural Heritage Center701 SE Grand Avenue
Tickets: $18 [AHC Members: $13]
Sponsored by: Interworks, LLC Learning From Ladd’s Addition

William S. Ladd’s Legacy in Portland, 1851-2009
Saturday March 14
10 – 11:30 AM
Tickets: $18 [AHC Members: $13]

Dine Out and Support the Architectural Heritage Center
The Academy Theater
7818 SE Stark Street
Wednesday, March 11 – All Movies! The Architectural Heritage Center is located at 701 SE Grand Avenue. Open 10 AM- 4:30 PM Wednesday – Saturday. For membership and program information, go to or call 503 231-7264.

Abernethy School’s first ‘Tour de Ladd’

Photo courtesy: Sue ShattucFriday’s rain didn’t stop local kids from taking to the streets of Ladd’s Addition. It was an energetic turnout for our neighborhood elementary school’s first bike-a-thon!
Check out some photos from the K-1 group

And a great plug from Jonathan Maus @

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