This year, the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Assocation (HAND) was awarded a neighborhood grant from Southeast Uplift to put a very exciting event. We received $1,000 to help organize a special festival called “Roots of Our Neighborhood” at SE 19th Ave. and Division.

The event is scheduled for the same day as the DCBA’s Division/Clinton Street Fair on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

We are in the early planning stages and need your help! Please join us for a special planning/organizing meeting:

“Roots of Our Neighborhood” Planning Session
Tuesday, April 13
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at St. Philip Neri (SE 16th & Division) in the St. Paul Classroom at the Paulist Center

*You bring your ideas, we’ll bring the pizza!

“Roots of Our Neighborhood” is a day-long block party located at SE 19th Ave. & Division. This is the same site where HAND has submitted a permit request to the city of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation to design and build a park or plaza.

Our neighborhood team is working closely with the Division Clinton Business Association to coordinate an exciting stop along lower Division Street.

This festival will celebrate our neighborhood and the many ways this area has developed culturally and economically. From the fruit & vegetable growers and distributors who helped settle here over the last century, to the present day movement of urban sustainability and creative arts, everyone is invited to take part.

If you have ideas or ways you or your business would like to be involved at this stop along the street fair, please join us next Tuesday!

For more information or ways you can be involved, please contact HAND Board Member Amy Lewin, or call 503-475-3010.

About HAND:
HAND (Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association) is the neighborhood association for the area bounded by Hawthorne & Powell, and the Willamette River to SE 28th/29th Avenues. We play many roles, the most important of which is helping neighbors connect. HAND meets on the third Tuesday of each month (our next meeting is April 20th) at St. Philip Neri in the St. Paul classroom. All are invited to join us! We are involved in many city-wide issues and projects. For more information please visit us at

About DCBA & the Division/Clinton Street Fair:
This year the Division Clinton Business Association is hosting the 17th Annual Division/Clinton Street Fair “Commerce & Community” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 24. The community parade down Division will begin at 10:45 a.m. and weave down Division Street to SE 20th, up Clinton, ending at SE 26th & Clinton. There are many opportunities to enjoy special sales, music and fun along this active corridor. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Morrison Child and Family Services which provides a care at their Child & Family outpatient offices at 1818 SE Division. For more information about DCBA or to find out how you can be involved, visit