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Burglaries Increase in HAND Neighborhood

Another Update from Havilah Ferschweiler, Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator:

Home Security Tips Recently there has been an increase in burglaries in the HAND neighborhood, so I wanted to take the opportunity to share some home security tips with you. Between 10/15/09-11/15/09 of this year we had 7 burglaries. Three of those were to businesses, one […]

Car Prowls Increase in HAND Neighborhood

Prevention is Key to Keeping your Valuables Safe Havilah Ferschweiler, Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator

Okay, bad news first. Car prowls in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood are up. The car prowl statistics for October 15th-November 15th of this year are up from the same time frame last year. Last year, there were 8 car prowls in the […]

Friends of Trees/HAND Neighborhood Tree Planting

Saturday, December 5 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet at St. Paul Lutheran Church at SE 39th and Brooklyn. Free breakfast and lunch!

Wear outdoor work clothing appropriate to the weather, and bring water bottle.

For more information, contact Jack at 503-238-0912.

Southeast Portland Tool Library — Opening Soon!

The organizer for the Southeast Portland Tool Library, Steve Couche, spoke at HAND’s monthly board meeting this week to announce they are close to finalizing a location for the Southeast Portland Tool Library. It will likely be housed at St. David’s Episcopal Church on SE 28th & Harrison, and serve all of the neighborhoods in […]

DRAFT: HAND Meeting Minutes, November 2009

HAND Board Meeting Minutes November 17, 2009 St. Phillip Neri, 7:00 p.m.

Board members present: Chair alex Bassos, Vice Chair Linda Nettekoven, Secretary Carolyn Brok, Treasurer Matthew Masini, Publicity Chair Amy Lewin, Frank Dufay, Liz Gatti, Lois Hankins, Dave Kaplan, Lindsey McBride, Joseph Murphy, Sue Pearce, Jack Spadaro, Marilee Tillstrom, Ethan Timm, Land Use Chair […]

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 17th

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND) Community/Board Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2009, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Land use meeting to start at 6:30

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center 2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division) St. Paul room

AGENDA – TBA General Meeting Agenda 7:00 – 8:30 Prologue: Southeast Tool Sharing Library – Steve Couche […]

New Neighborhood Web Site!

Congratulations to our neighbors to the east! Richmond Neighborhood Association just re-launched a new and improved web site.

Visit it here:

Ladd’s Addition, One of “America’s Best Places”

Ladd’s Addition has just been named one of America’s Great Places by the American Planning Association, the national professional organization of planners.

Ladd’s is the second Portland place to be honored with this prestigious national recognition (after Pioneer Courthouse Square) and the second Oregon neighborhood (after First Addition in Lake Oswego).

Ladd’s and […]

Abernethy Art + Craft Fair, Sunday, Nov. 15

Abernethy Elementary School Foundation Art + Craft Fair Sunday, Nov. 15th 11 am to 4 pm Free Admission

Abernethy Elementary School 2421 SE Orange St.

More than 50 local artisans. Benefits Abernethy Elementary School & Foundation. For more info on the artists participating, please visit this link:


Portland Plan Community Workshops Start Nov. 17

Hi Everyone, A Portland Plan workshop will be coming to a location (somewhat) near you. Below is a list of dates and locations for the next phase of discussions that will help to create the Portland Plan. You’re welcome to attend any (or more than one) workshop. All workshops will follow the same format — […]