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Burgerville Night in Support of St. Philip Neri Church

Here’s your chance to help support St. Philip Neri Parish and all that they do for our neighborhood. St. Philip Neri is centrally-located in the HAND neighborhood and hosts our monthly neighborhood association meetings. This is a great opportunity to treat the family to night out while also helping support a local organization facing financial […]

Commercial Burglary Alert in Inner SE

The following information was sent out by our neighborhood’s crime prevention coordinator to local business associations. It’s a good reminder for everyone to be aware of their surroundings.

The recent “hot spot” on the east side of the river for commercial burglaries is in inner-Southeast and does include a portion of lower DCBA (Division/Clinton Business […]

Update to the New Mosaic on SE Harrison

The Village Building Convergence is wrapping up at St. David’s on SE 28th & Harrison. Today, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the tile mosaic along the sidewalk in front of the church’s parking lot.

Thanks to all the neighbors who helped support such a festive weekend! For more information about the Village […]

Help Clean the Mural!

The Division/Clinton Business Association received a small grant to restore the “Commerce and Community” mural on Rite Aid’s front wall at SE 39th & Division (in the Richmond Neighborhood).

The process starts June 12th from noon to 3:00 PM with a thorough cleaning.

Rin Carroll Jackson, our original artist, will oversee the process as […]

Join the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter for a block party

Saturday, July 10 Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter Offices 1821 SE Ankeny (in the Buckman neighborhood)

This is their second annual “Sierra Club Shindig.” Last year they restyled the event in a way that embraces the Sierra Club’s volunteer and activist culture. “Instead of a costly, formal annual dinner, we now throw what is essentially […]

Two-Part Fundraiser Slated to Help Local Girl with Cancer

Please join the friends and family of Stella Monteverde-Cakebread, 9 year-old daughter of local business owner Dayna Cakebread and Fernando Monteverde, for a day of family fun and entertainment, and an evening of local music and dance troupes.

Held at @Large Studios, 807 NE Couch Street, the daytime event will run from 12pm – […]

“Got Water? Managing It for the Future”

A Forum on Our Regional Water Supply Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, 2010 First Unitarian Church, 12th and SW Salmon, Portland OR

Most Portlanders and Oregonians think water is abundant and clean and cheap. And they think that it will stay that way. But with the climate crisis and private corporations wanting to […]

Clay Street Community Design Plan Available Online

The Community Design Plan for SE Clay Street (between SE 12th and the River) can now be viewed on line. Lynda Wysong is the artist who was commissioned to gather ideas, conduct a community workshop and produce the art plan for the Clay Street Green Street referenced below.

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Abernethy’s Chef Nicole Headed to the White House

Congratulations, Chef Nicole! We’re so honored to have her represent Abernethy Elementary school at the Chef’s Move to Cafeteria’s conference at the White House next week.

Check out Nicole in the news! Abernethy Elementary chef taking her lessons to White House

Portland Elementary School Chef Honored by First Lady

Grande Floral Parade Volunteer Opportunity for bike enthusiasts!

All- I am a Portland Police Lieutenant in charge of the Grand Floral Parade this year. I am trying something very different this year by decreasing the number of sworn police officers working the parade from 266 to about 80. In order to accomplish this, I am looking to replace a number of positions previously […]