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Ready for a Neighborhood Gym? How about a “GREEN” one?

At this month’s HAND board meeting, Adam Boesel, the owner of The Green MicroGym in Northeast Portland presented a creative idea to neighbors.

If you’d like to see a Green MicroGym built in our area, sign their petition of support. The goal is to have 300 immediate neighbors sign on in support of the idea [...]

Have You Checked out St. David’s Lately?

There are lots of community activities happening at the old church on the hill. Check our their website or drop in for a visit!

St. David of Whales Episcopal Church 2800 SE Harrison Street. http://www.saintdavidpdx.org/index.html

This month the’ve added music a “Music Studio on Harrison Hill” providing music lessons in violin, flute, voice and piano. [...]

City Repair’s 2010 VillageBuildingConvergence is in HAND

This year’s Village Building Convergence by City Repair is in our neighborhood! Please plan to come out to show your support and help neighbors make steps to improve the grounds at St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Dates: May 28th – June 6th Theme: Intersection – Reclaiming the Crossroads Central Venue: 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR [...]

Borrow Tools for Free, Really.

Slated to open May 1, 2010, the SE Portland Tool Library is an all-volunteer library of home and garden tools that may be borrowed free of charge by SE Portland residents.

We’re just like a library that lends books, we just happen to deal in saws, hammers, rakes, ladders, and now seeds!

Membership will be [...]

Homelessness & Livability Concerns in HAND

Last week, several stakeholders from our neighborhood along with local business leaders, police and representatives from the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, met to discuss what many seem to believe is an uptick in transient activity within our neighborhood.

At HAND’s neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, April 20th, several at-large neighbors also attended to voice their [...]

Portland Trailblazer Documentary “Fast Break” to Play at the Clinton Street Theater

A heads up for loyal Blazer fans in the neighborhood:

PRESS RELEASE: In celebration of the 40th year for the Portland Trailblazers, the Clinton Street Theater and Darkroom Associates proudly present “FAST BREAK”, a rare documentary about the 1977 Portland Trailblazers – directed by filmmaker, Don Zavin.

Evoking a cinema verite feel not found in [...]

HAND General Meeting & Board Election, Tuesday, May 18

Every third Tuesday of the month HAND meets to talk about issues going on in our neighborhood.

Join us for our annual General Meeting & Board Election, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18th at St. Philip Neri Church (SE 16th & Division) in the St. Paul classroom at the Paulist Center.

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Help with HAND’s Block Party “Roots of Our Neighborhood” Event, July 24

Mark your calendar for a fun neighborhood block party, the same day as the Division/Clinton Street Fair, Saturday, July 24.

Thanks to Southeast Uplift, HAND received a grant to hold a day-long festival called “Roots of Our Neighborhood.” The event will be held on SE 19th Ave. just off Division at the same site [...]

Sustainable Neighborhood Project Needs Block Leaders

Would you like to help us increase our neighborhood’s sense of community and know more about what’s going on in the city? We’re looking for contact people on each block who would be willing to pass information between the neighborhood board and the neighbors on the block. No meetings involved.

Block leaders would be [...]

HAND Meeting Minutes, April 2010

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND) Board Meeting, 20 April 2010 St. Phillip Neri

Board members present: Chair Alex Bassos, Vice Chair Linda Nettekoven, Publicity Chair Amy Lewin, Kina Voelz, Susan Pearce, Dave Kaplan, Wendy Kunkel, Lindsey McBride, Joseph Murphy, Marilee Tillstrom, Ethan Timm, Jack Spadaro – scribe Board members absent: Secretary Carolyn Brock, Treasurer Matthew [...]