Woodland Park Neighborhood Association News

Sep 1, 2015

Call for Submission of articles and ads for the October Quarterly East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter. Articles and photos are due on or before Friday, Sept 4th at 5:00 p.m.

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Jul 27, 2015

The last Community Fair and “Movie in the Park” will be held in the undeveloped Gateway Park on July 31, 2015. Come late afternoon to enjoy the Community Fair, and listen to the music of “The Sale” starting about 5:00 p.m. Then, about dusk, they’ll ber showing Field of Dreams on the big screen.

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Jul 1, 2015
"I have carefully considered your feedback, as well as PP&R staff input. Based on this information, I have decided to fund Master Plans for Mill Park and Midland Park (in a concurrent process, as requested by the Mill Park Neighborhood Association), and the SE 150th and Division property," Commissioner Fritz. More...
Jun 30, 2015

Find out why the Woodland Park Neighborhood Association, with no park and no public amenities, supports the activities in East Portland which can provide entertainment and interesting activities for its residents.

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Jun 30, 2015

See the design for the "East Island", most popular with local residents and businesses. You have an opportunity to voice your opinion!

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May 6, 2015
Results are in…not just another survey where you don’t hear back. In May 2014, an East Portland Action Plan survey was sent out to all East Portland addresses, as an insert in this newsletter. The survey had questions related to transportation and parks use in four languages - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and English. The intent was to ask information of our readers, but also to get neighbors to talk with each other and help prioritize public infrastructure. We encourage all residents to work together with their neighbors, neighborhood associations, community groups, and the East Portland Action Plan to advocate for transportation and parks improvements. More...
May 6, 2015

Livability concerns impact our entire East Portland community. Homelessness, especially along the Springwater Trail, under the highway overpasses and in our parks show the recession still has a grip on East Portland.

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May 6, 2015
This last January, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) asked for a list of top transportation projects in each neighborhood, as part of its 'technical update' of the Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP is a blueprint of how the City expects to make transportation improvements over the next 20 years, in support of the City's Comprehensive Plan. PBOT has a list of over 80 major TSP projects covering East Portland, with costs varying from $500,000 to $150 million. More...
May 4, 2015
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
On November 15, the Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) hosted Gateway Green Community Cross – the first public event on the future park property. Even though the weather was very cold and windy, 107 riders came out to participate in exhibition cyclocross races. More...
May 4, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...