Parkrose Neighborhood Assocation News

Jun 30, 2015

Parkrose Neighborhood Association is working on completing their "Tree Inventory" -- and planning a National Night Out event in August. Here are the details:

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Jun 30, 2015

The “bidding” came fast and furious as the Parkrose Business Association again held their Scholarship Appeal. See what resulted:

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Jun 30, 2015

The 9th annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade -- East Portland's only parade this year -- is a success. Numerous entries, and more observers than ever make this a great community event.

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Jun 30, 2015

Volunteer-run Parkrose Farmers Market is proud that it brings fresh food to the East Portlanders it serves every Saturday during the summer. They are even prouder of the fact that they are small business Incubators for several family entrepreneurs. Read about three of them ...

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May 27, 2015
Call for Submission of articles and ads for the July Quarterly East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter. Articles and photos are due on or before Monday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. More...
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

Good news and bad news: Bad news is that Parkrose isn’t having a separate, Parkrose Neighborhood clean-up this year. Good news is that we’re helping out with the East Portland Clean-Up on Saturday, May 9 at 122nd and Burnside. Parkrose residents are welcome between 9am and 1pm to dispose of unwanted household items. If you’d like to help bring a clean-up back to Parkrose in the future, please contact us at parkroseneighbors@gmail.com. We need a clean-up committee and coordinator!

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...