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Burglaries Reported in the Neighborhood

Last month there was an email sent out on the Abernethy Elementary parent email list alerting neighbors to a few burglaries or attempted burglaries in the area. Thanks to a curious neighbor’s reminder, we asked to our awesome Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator Havliah Ferschweiler with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement about these concerns.

Havilah looked [...]

New Stripes on Division Street & Update on Construction Project

As a curious neighbor, we sent a note to Division Streetscape Reconstruction Project Manager Elizabeth Mahon at Portland’s Bureau of Transportation regarding the bright white lines painted yesterday on Division Street. The white dotted lines on eastbound traffic denote pro-time lanes from about 12th to 28th Place.

Since pro-time lanes will be eliminated along [...]

Richmond Neighborhood Hosts Rep. Bailey at May Meeting

On Monday May 9, State Representative Jules Bailey, House District 42, will be at the Richmond Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting to speak about current issues and bills before the state legislature, including the current redistricting process, and to answer questions. House District 42 covers inner southeast Portland and encompasses portions of the Kerns, Sunnyside, Richmond, [...]

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project – OMSI & Clinton Station Design Meeting, April 28

This is the second meeting regarding ongoing design of the OMSI and Clinton light rail stations. Come see the latest concepts and offer your feedback to the design team, Thursday, April 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. St. Philip Neri Parish, Carvlin Hall 2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland

(Find out more on TriMet’s website.)

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Eastside Farmers Market Opens Next Week

Eastside Neighborhoods Welcome Back Their Weekly Portland Farmers Markets Locations for 2011

King Portland Farmers Market and Buckman Portland Farmers Market spring back into action on May 1 & 5 with new vendors; both markets welcome back local nutrition incentive program Fresh Exchange

Portland Farmers Market, the nonprofit 501(c)6 organization operated by a small staff [...]

Hawthorne Safeway Closed for Reconstruction

This month, the Safeway at 2800 SE Hawthorne has closed for reconstruction. As a neighborhood, we want to do our best to keep people update on what’s happening with the project. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Land Use chair Joanne Stainbrook: joanne@handpdx.org.

In the meantime, here are a few updates [...]

Learn About Watershed Health, April 29 & 30th

Please join us for the first ever Urban Master Watershed Stewards Program on April 29th and 30th . Learn more and register at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/watershed/class-offerings (you are not required to attend both days but registration is required.)

Bureau of Environmental Services, SE Uplift, Oregon State University, SOLV, OWEB, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District [...]

Portland Plan Business Forum, Friday, April 29

Portland Plan Business Forum Friday, April 29, 2011 7:30 – 9:30 AM NW Natural 220 NW 2nd Avenue 4th Floor – Hospitality Room

At this meeting you’ll have an opportunity to comment on the following strategies: · Equity · Economic Prosperity and Affordability · Education · Healthy Connected Neighborhoods

The integrated strategies build on and [...]

What’s Happening on the Central Eastside

Here’s an update from our friends at the Central Eastside Industrial Council: 04-26-2011

Where will some of the funds for the light rail come from? If you’re a business in the ‘Southern Triangle’ of the district, you’re gunna wanna read this because you could get smacked with some new fees: http://ceic.cc/2011/04/21/transportation-system-development-charge-will-be-costly/

An important letter [...]

National Drug Take Back Program, Saturday, April 30

DEQ Encourages Oregon Participation in National Drug Take-Back Program on Saturday, April 30

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is encouraging Oregonians throughout the state to take advantage of a nationwide effort this Saturday to collect unused, unwanted or expired medications so that they can be disposed of properly.

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