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20′s Bikeway Open Houses

HAND Neighbors, 
Over the past several months, PBoT has been working with a stakeholder advisory group to plot out some options for a NE/SE 20′s bikeway.
Over the next week, there are three open houses where you can learn about the bikeway, offer your feedback and make any suggestions. You can attend, 1, 2 or all 3 of the events regardless of where you live.

Come anytime between 6 and 8:30 p.m.

  • NORTH:  Thursday, March 13, Fremont United Methodist Church (2620 NE Fremont)
  • CENTRAL:  Tuesday, March 18, Central Catholic High School (2401 SE Stark)
  • SOUTH:  Monday, March 17, Cleveland High School (3400 SE 26th Ave)
General Notification:
The project sent out a postcard announcement to approximately 17,000 addresses within 3-5 blocks of the project corridor near the end of February.  A press release was issued at about the same time.  Posters were developed and distributed to commercial establishments along the route as well (see link below).

20s BIKEWAY_poster

Notice of Liquor License Application

HAND Neighbors:

See liquor license notification from OLCC below .    If you have concerns or questions, please let me know within the timeframe indicated.   Notify me a few days before the due-date so I have time to put together a response to Ms Tenenholz.   Or, contact her directly.   If you do that, I would love to be CC’d on the email.

Thanks, Neighbors,

Susan Pearce, HAND chair


March 6, 2014


Susan Pearce, President                          via email: Chair@handpdx.org

Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood District

c/o Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

3435 SE Main Street

Portland, Oregon 97214


Liquor License Application for a Winery License


RE:    5Q Wines, LLC (Jennifer Jelinek & Heidi Ingelfinger)

dba: 5Q WINES


Dear Ms. Pearce:


The OLCC received an application for a Winery license at the above address.

The winery license allows you to import, bottle, produce, blend, store, transport or export wine or cider.  It allows the sale of wine or cider at wholesale to the Commission.  It also allows for retail sales of wine or cider to the consumer for consumption on or off the premises.


This location will be licensed as a winery no consumption so there will be no bottling, production, blending, storage, sales or service at this location – this is strictly an office space.


If your organization wishes to provide the Commission with factual information concerning whether there is a basis to grant or deny this license under the OLCC’s licensing standards, please write me at the following address:



Deborah Tenenholz, License Investigator

P.O. Box 22297

Milwaukie, OR 97269-2297


If you have any questions, please call me at (503) 872-6874.  Please respond to this letter within 14 days of this letter’s date so that we can process this application in a timely manner. We will share your information with the applicant, make it a part of the public record and consider it when making a final decision.



Deborah Tenenholz

License Investigator

March Board Meeting – DRAFT – Agenda

February 18, 2014

St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center,

St Paul Room 2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)




7:00 Call to order Introductions 5min

7:05 Approval of Feb Minutes Approval of Treasurer’s report total 5min

7:10 Announcements (very brief, please) 5

7:15 Officer Yee 10 min

7:25 TriMet: PMLR report : Coral 10min

7:35 Better Block Portland (action item) 15 min

7:50 PBOT re Street Maintenance 20min

8:10 Committee Reports:

  • May General Meeting (possible action item) 10min
  • Community-Engagement Grant (action item(s))
    • 19th Ave Pocket Park: Amy, Joanne, Linda 5min
    • Piccolo Park (and more) plaque(s):Bill, Dave: 5min
    • Discussion, vote(s) 5min
  • Clean-up 10min
  • Volunteer assignments Use of funds? (possible action)
  • Powell Blvd High-Crash Corridor 5min
  • Other Committees 5min

9:00 Adjourn, tidy room, turn out lights.


Next Meetings:

Exec Committee: Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm Place TBA

HAND Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 15, 7:00PM at St Philip Neri

Candidates Forum – March 10

Candidates Forum
House District 42 & Multnomah Co. District 1

March 10, 7-9 pm.  Waverly Church, SE Woodward & 33rd.  RNA website:  http://richmondpdx.org/).

Powell Pedestrian Safety Meeting (Feb 12) Recap

Powell Pedestrian Safety Meeting Recap

February 12, 2014

Hopworks Urban Brewery


**If you live in HAND and have any questions, please contact chair@handpdx.org.


In attendance:

Nate Young, Hopworks

Tyler King, Creston-Kenilworth N.A.

Rich Newlands, PBOT 20’s Bikeway Project

Clay Veka, PBOT High Crash Corridor Program

Marilee Hilstrom, Hosford-Abernathy N.A.

Sue Pearce, Hosford-Abernathy N.A.

Shelli Romero, ODOT

Rachel Davies, Creston-Kenilworth N.A.

April Bertelsen, PBOT Powell/Division Transit and Development Project

Trell Anderson, Catholic Charities





20s Bikeway Project:

Rich from PBOT discussed future plans for the 20’s Bikeway Project. The project will ultimately connect a ‘neighborhood greenway’ from SE to NE, somewhere between 20th and 30th, ideally around 26-28th Aves. Currently there are two options being discussed for crossing Powell Blvd:

1. Remove remaining parking on SE 26th, making room for full-width bike lanes on both sides of the street.

2. Remove the northbound bike lane on 26th, widen the southbound lane, and create a ‘bike couplet with northbound traffic using 28th.

Option 2 is currently preferred, and would create a signalized intersection at 28th Ave. (the current crosswalk is at 28th Pl.)

Earliest completion is likely to be 2015, with design, engineering and construction set to take the intervening year.


High Crash Corridor Program:

Shelli from ODOT and Clay from PBOT discussed the High Crash Corridor (HCC) program, which includes Powell from the Ross Island Bridge to 92nd. With the designation of Powell as a HCC, there have been increased “traffic enforcement actions” to encourage improved driver, pedestrian, and cyclist behavior, most recently at the crosswalk at 28th Pl in January.

ODOT is currently finalizing their Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) plan for 2015-2018. The current draft plan includes the following:

  • $3.4 million in the Fix-It Program that would make safety improvements on Powell Blvd. from 20th to 33rd Aves (listed as S8 – US26: SE 20th Ave – 33rd Ave. on the 100% Proposed Safety Projects list). These improvements would include things from tree-trimming to signalized crosswalks. See website for details.
  • $3.0 million in the Enhance Program that would improve transit access along the Powell and Division corridors (listed as E87 – TriMet – Powell-Division Corridor Safety & Access to Transit). This could include further safety modifications to improve access for those reliant on public transportation.


Shelli encouraged everyone to comment on projects that should be funded by the STIP plan, including the two listed above.





Discussion then moved to identify the timelines of these various projects, which were grouped into three broad buckets:

  • Short-term (9 months – 2 years) – tree-trimming, sign-cleaning along Powell could be expected to happen starting the end of 2014
  • Mid-term (2016-18 STIP) – curb ramps, signals, ODOT Fix-It projects could begin in 2016
  • Long-term (5-10+ years) – High-capacity transit for Powell-Division Corridor, additional STIP plan and funding


Additional Discussion:

The group discussed a number of additional topics briefly:

  • Can Portland Police Department (PPD) run more visible enforcement along Powell during morning and evening rush hours? Could the officer that parks at Cleveland High School (at 26th and Franklin) park closer to Powell to encourage appropriate behavior?
  • Does Cleveland High School discuss traffic safety? Numerous students cross Powell to attend school in the morning and evening, as well as to get lunch at Wendy’s and Hopworks each day. Many of these crossings are made at locations other than the crosswalks which is frighteningly dangerous.
  • Could the median at 28th St. be signed as not for use by pedestrians?
  • What concrete steps can be taken prior to 2016 to improve pedestrian safety? Could funding be allocated for a Rapid-Flash signal at the current crosswalk location at 28th Pl.?


Bottom line: Current conditions present a real and present health and safety issue at this location and MUST be addressed sooner than 2016.


Next Steps:

  • Hopworks and Creston-Kenilworth and Hosford-Abernathy N.A. representatives will request a letter from their respective boards to ODOT supporting the STIP funds as well to PBOT supporting the 20s Bikeway Project.
  • Creston-Kenilworth and Hosford-Abernathy N.A. representatives will reach out to their PPD liaisons regarding increased policing along Powell.
  • Hopworks will contact Cleveland High School regarding student training and behavior.


A second meeting will be scheduled in mid- to late-March to reconvene and discuss progress and additional information.

SE Area ARTWalk

Reminder: SE Area ARTWalk (www.seportlandartwalk.com) is being held this year on Saturday 3/1 and Sunday 3/2.

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is a community-based effort to bring a new regional transit investment to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham. The public conversation, through spring 2015, will center on transit alternatives – the vehicle type, its route and station locations – as well as strategies for community development at future station areas.


Thursday, February 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project: Steering committee and community gathering

Portland Community College’s Southeast Center, Community Hall – 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland


(Please park in the designated PCC parking areas only. For this event, no parking permits will be required. Also note, PCC Southeast Center is located directly on the number 4 bus line.)


Please join us for a community gathering and meet the project’s Steering Committee on February 27 at Portland Community College, SE center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The committee includes residents, transit riders, community organization leaders, business representatives, elected officials and agency directors.

The gathering is an opportunity for the Steering Committee to get to know each other and meet interested members of the public.

Over the next 15 months, the committee will meet 5 to 6 times to weigh public input and technical information and make decisions that shape a new transit project and development strategies for key places in Gresham, East Portland and Southeast Portland.


Powell-Division Transit and Development Project



Transportation Meeting with Mayor this Thursday 2/20

Below is an invitation from the Bureau of Transportation to join an important conversation on the future of transportation maintenance in our city.
  • Are there ways to use revenues more effectively?
  • What parts of the transportation system should have highest claim on limited revenues?
  • What parts of the transportation system need shoring up, here in Southeast and in other parts of the city?
  • Are additional revenues needed? If yes, where should they come from?
  • What system of oversight exists OR might be needed for maintenance expenditures?
If you can’t attend one of the meetings, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY www.ourstreetspdx.com


The Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to join Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, transportation staff and your neighbors at one of three upcoming town halls to discuss current unfunded transportation needs.

·      Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon St.

·      Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 at Immigrant & Refuge Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

·      Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway

The meetings will start with an opportunity to give input around desired transportation improvements in your area, followed by a presentation on transportation needs and possible solutions.

For more information and the opportunity to complete a Portland transportation needs online survey, please visit us at www.ourstreetspdx.com.  If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Mark Lear at (503) 823-7604 ormark.lear@portlandoregon.gov

SEUL – Knock Knock event at Ford Food + Drink

Southeast Uplift’s Knock, Knock; It’s Your Neighbor is back,

NO COVER on February 20th at Ford food + Drink with:


Keepin’ Up with the Joneses + Neighbor to the Rescue


Join us at the warm and lovely Ford Food + Drink with our host for the evening, local comedian and improv actor, Jay Flewelling!


The show will kick off at 7:00. Do you have a short story that fits one of the themes? Put your name in the hat! If you get drawn you get to tell your

*3 minute story*, live, on stage. Our themes for the night are Keepin’ Up with the Joneses and Neighbor to the Rescue. Ever experienced a serious case of neighbor envy?  Or have you ever saved your neighbor from a dire situation? We want to hear your stories.


Not interested in sharing a true story of neighborly interaction? Join us in the audience or participate in our Portland Pop Quiz. We need your cackle, applause and quirky Portland knowledge to make this show complete.


Your night will not only be filled with laughter you can also drink beer to help raise money for Southeast Uplift’s Creative Engagement Grant, which will fund original neighborhood projects. Beer has been generously been donated for this fundraiser by Lucky Labrador Brew Pub.


Check out itsyourneighbor.org for more information.

Open House for Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project


Bus Service Planning Related to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

In anticipation of Portland-Milwaukie light rail service beginning in September 2015, TriMet is working with the community to re-assess bus service in the Portland-Milwaukie corridor with the intention of maximizing ridership and minimizing service duplication. These open houses provide an opportunity to discuss bus service planning related to Portland-Milwaukie with TriMet staff.

Learn more about the bus service planning process.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

6:30-8 p.m.
Sacred Heart Villa
3925 SE Milwaukie Ave.

This location is served by bus line 19-Woodstock/Glisan.
Plan your trip on TriMet.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
CH2M HILL Lunch Room, 5th floor
2020 SW 4th Ave.

This location is served by bus line 17-Holgate/NW 21st.
Plan your trip on TriMet.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

6:30 to 8 p.m.
Milwaukie High School
11300 SE 23rd Ave.

This location is served by bus line 29-Lake/Webster Rd, 32-Oatfield.
Plan your trip on TriMet.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Community Center
615 5th St.
Oregon City

This location is served by bus line 33-McLoughlin.
Plan your trip on TriMet.