Parkrose Neighborhood Assocation 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 Jeremy O’Leary, East Portland Action Plan Co-Chair

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has approved the ‘2015 Municipal Partnership Projects’ for a total of $79,000. Approval is a fun process of review and spending play dollars. More...
May 4, 2015 by

By Ron Glanville

Again this year on May 9th Parkrose Farmers Market will be opening in the parking lot of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ at NE Halsey at 125th next to BI-MART. Opening at 9 AM and going to 2 PM most Saturdays during the summer until September 12. The board with the agreement of the vendors decided to not have a market on the July 4th Holiday Saturday, and on Labor Day holiday weekend, September 5th 2015. More...
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 Bridget Bayer

Historic Parkrose, Mt Hood Community College (MHCC) and WorkSource came together on March 5th to provide a successful job fair at the Maywood Park Campus. Focusing on recruitment for GED and ESL students, employers expected, and got, many good candidates for jobs. Over 550 job seekers attended the fair with at least 40% coming directly from the Parkrose community. 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 Bridget Bayer

Historic Parkrose and the Parkrose Business Association are teaming up to help local businesses learn how to maximize their storefront appeal. Four lucky Parkrose businesses will each be getting a professional customized store design consultation, courtesy of HP and the PBA. 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
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...
Mar 3, 2015 by
There will be lots of prizes. And, runners of all abilities – a ranging from competitive to recreational – will be recruited through area retailers, businesses, and the high school. More...
Feb 25, 2015 by
Each student received a packet that included a randomly-assigned job, annual salary, student loan debt and other information. The students’ objective was to visit different booths, staffed with PNWFCU employees and local community volunteers, and complete their packet, while maintaining their savings goal. Booths included expenses such as housing, loans, transportation, clothing, lifestyle, or a cell phone. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
As the Parkrose School District Capital Construction Bond moves towards its final year of construction, we are becoming more and more excited. By the time this article is posted, we would have already begun the 2014 – 2015 school year. 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...