Woodland Park Neighborhood Association News

May 4, 2015 by

By Alesia Reese

As spring and summer park events become scheduled more neighborhoods are taking advantage of the movies and concerts in the parks. There was a time when there were no movies or concerts east of 82nd Avenue. Thanks to dedicated volunteers and the support of Parks employees, several East Portland neighborhoods events are planned check out the Park Bureau list of free summer events. - See more at: http://eastportland.org/east-portland-parks-coalition-spring-2015-article#sthash.7KqvlDUW.dpuf More...
May 4, 2015 by

By Jocelyn Gaudi and Linda Robinson, Friends of Gateway Green

May 4, 2015 by

By the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program

Since Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator, was assigned to East Portland neighborhoods this last October, he has responded to neighbor complaints on 25-30 vacant houses with a varying degree of crime and livability problems. These homes are vacant because the owners have defaulted on their mortgage payments and the banks are in the process of foreclosing on the properties, which can take as long as five years. Many of the problems occur while the property is in limbo. More...
May 4, 2015 by

By Andrew Land

Friends of Trees has had yet another great year of tree planting, which will keep nearly 200 volunteers busy inspecting trees this coming summer. In part because all trees planted by Friends of Trees are guaranteed for one year against root stock failure or improper planting, every tree planted is inspected twice by volunteers the first summer they are in the ground. The process of summer inspection is beneficial to both the trees and the community where they are planted. More...
May 4, 2015 by

By Fred Sanchez

Gateway Area Business Association will concentrate its efforts on a Community Fair, First Responder Tribute, Citizen of the Year Award and more on September 10. After “9-11”, the Gateway Area Business Association felt a need to pay tribute to local First Responders. Join the 12th annual Tribute to honor Portland Police Officers, Multnomah County Sheriff Deputies and EMTs. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., at 111th SQUARE just off NE Halsey Street, the public is invited to this FREE event, featuring patriotic flag and gun salute, talented entertainment, enjoyable community fair, notable Citizen of the Year announcement and more. Dr. Debbie Derr, President of Mt Hood Community College will again be Master of Ceremonies. More...
Mar 3, 2015 by
Many folks from the area had to travel quite a distance to attend the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony this year, on the evening of November 6; but three major organizations and one individual from East Portland found the trip rewarding. Before the program, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said, “There is a lot of joy in this room. Many times, theirs is a thankless job – this is our way to say ‘thank you’ to those who have given so much to the City.” Previewing the upcoming awards, Hales added, “East Portland is now really part of the City family. That's why it's great that we see so many awards going to outer East Portland programs and activists – people who have made this community better already.” More...
Mar 3, 2015 by
The Residents can view the nice mural along the Halsey/Weidler Street westbound lane, which brightens the area. Everyone is happy to see the 102nd Avenue jug handle red poles removed. The location was ill conceived and poorly maintained, making the site unappealing. More...
Mar 3, 2015 by
One major organization that is working on some of these things and some different ideas is East Portland Action Plan also known as EPAP. If you wish for many of these infrastructure ideas to come about please get involved. Work within your neighborhood organization or EPAP. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
The Prioritize Portland! Project’s purpose is to create a sustainable and enduring partnership process between public infrastructure providers, non-profit advocacy groups, and the existing Portland neighborhood structure, to identify, analyze, and prioritize neighborhood active transportation needs for services and infrastructure. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
TriMet our bus and light rail transportation provider has been installing what is called the "leaner" bench along with other benches in routes throughout East Portland. To quote the TriMet website about them: More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
This is the time for leaves to fall. The most frequent cause of flooding in the streets is heavy rains washing leaves into the storm drains and clogging things up. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
Ride Connection, a private non-profit focused on accessible transportation, is important to our community and to each individual it serves because mobility opens doors. It allows a person to be independent and it offers a way to access life's essentials. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
First, Metro announced in July that Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) is being awarded a $1 million grant through Metro’s “Nature in Neighborhood” Capital grant program for construction of Gateway Green. The non-profit needs to raise another $1.6 million by the end of 2015, as match for the grant. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
You may have noticed city staff in orange vests knocking on doors this summer. What were they up to? More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
For the past couple of years I have been involved with Human Solutions Family Winter Shelter at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. The shelter is a "winter only shelter" that runs from November to May and is available only for the use of families. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
One of the goals of the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has been to equalize public investment here compared with the rest of the city. Housing issues have been in the news quite a bit lately. More...
Oct 7, 2014 by
You likely appreciate and value the natural beauty of the city and the region – rivers, open spaces, forested hills, and tree-lined streets. You know these enhance the place you live. Did you know green street planters (aka Bioswales) also add green spaces to our neighborhoods? More...