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Noise Variance Hearing for Light Rail Construction, Wed. May 9

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project is applying for a City of Portland noise variance for construction where the alignment will be constructed in southeast Portland.

Normal construction hours are Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The variance would allow night and/or Sunday work in areas where it’s critical to minimize the duration of major […]

Dine Out for Piccolo Park, Friday, May 4 @ Savoy Tavern + Bistro

Dine Out for Piccolo Park Friday, May 4 4pm – Closing Savoy Tavern + Bistro 2500 SE Clinton Street | 503.808.9999

On Friday, May 4, join your neighbors for happy hour, or a dinner out at Savoy Tavern. Savoy will donate 10-percent of ALL sales that evening to our Piccolo Park Drinking Fountain […]

Railroad Crossing Project Update

Railroad Crossing Project Update – Night work underway Date: April 26, 2012 Contact: Rhetta Drennan, 503-823-6006, Website:

Environmental Services is continuing construction on the Railroad Crossing Project. The city’s contractor is upgrading over 1,700 feet of sewer pipe in 7 blocks.

Construction Hours Crews continue to work two shifts. The day shift works […]

Re-Seeding Grass in Abernethy Field: ATTENTION dog owners!


Portland Public Schools Facilities Dept. has allocated funding and staff to repair the field at Abernethy Elementary School starting MONDAY APRIL 30th 2012. (This field is on the South side of the school building.)

The field will be off limits to all dogs and people for 6-8 […]

Prescription Drug Turn In, April 28

Prescription Drug Turn in

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and the Portland Police Bureau will hold a Prescription Drug Turn In event on Saturday April 28th, 2012 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at three locations in the City of Portland.

Event: Prescription Drug Turn In. This is a free event. When: Saturday, […]

Liquor Licenses for Food Carts? Comments Open Until May 11

Hi Everyone, As you may have heard, the OLCC granted its first liquor license to a food cart recently over some objections from the city of Portland. Below is information on additional rules the City has proposed to the OLCC for “Exterior Areas” (e.g., food carts) and you have until May 11th to comment on […]

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, April 17

Our regular monthly HAND Board/Community Meeting is coming up next Tuesday, March 17th. We’ll be in our usual spot at 7:00 PM at St. Philip Neri in the Paulist Center (SE 16th Ave and Division). Here are a few of the agenda highlights:


HAND Neighbors & Safeway Draft Good Neighbor Agreement

After many months and meetings, a draft Good Neighbor Communication plan is close to completion. Please see draft at this link: HAND Safeway Draft Good Neighbor Communication Plan

HAND board members will be discussing the draft at the next neighborhood meeting, Tuesday, April 17. Meeting details on related post.

Dine Out April 17, 18 & 19th for Piccolo Park

EAT DINNER, APRIL 17, 18 & 19 @ SUNSHINE TAVERN Dine out at Sunshine Tavern April 17, 18 or 19th and help us get a few steps closer to a drinking fountain installed at Piccolo Park!

Sunshine Tavern will donate 10% of food sales from those nights to the Portland Parks Foundation for the […]