07/12/18

National Night Out, Free Block Party Permits, and Free Pink Barricades!

From a Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announcement:

With the recent announcement that Block Party permits are free throughout Portland, PBOT is also pleased to add that it has doubled the free barricade lending area in 2018. This means more Portland neighborhoods will be celebrating in their streets this spring, summer and fall.

The original Pilot Project was launched in neighborhoods in East Portland with great success. Portland residents in these neighborhoods told PBOT that the free Block Party permit and free barricade checkouts made hosting a block party a breeze. Many said that they plan to make block parties a new tradition, having connected with their neighbors in new ways.

To keep this momentum going, PBOT has expanded the Pilot Area — now the Pink Barricade Lending Zone — adding 26 neighborhoods in Southwest, North, and East Portland<. The numbers on the map above are the community organizations that have partnered with PBOT for easy barricade check in/out.

Whether you’re a renter or homeowner, new to Portland, living in the Pilot Area or not, PBOT has made it easier for you to close your street to celebrate the return of sunny weather, connect with your neighbors, have a BBQ on your block, or create a safe space for kids to play.

National Night Out (NNO) is a fantastic opportunity to organize your own block party. From the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) information page on NNO:

National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It’s a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. When neighbors get to know each other, they create a connected and safer community. Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Crime Prevention Program has the responsibility for coordinating National Night Out (NNO) in Portland.

  • Official date of NNO: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. In Portland, residents and businesses may also hold a NNO party between Friday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 12th, 2018
  • Registration is open from June 5th – July 24th, 2018

If your block is not hosting their own NNO block party, then join your neighbors at the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association’s biggest party of the year! Please join us and gather with your neighbors. Listen and dance to live music by Foster’s Kids. Check out local businesses and community information tables. Free fun for all ages! You can find more information at our Facebook event. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event (passing out fliers, selling raffle tickets, etc.), please contact Aron Goffin.

06/6/18

Two Events on Saturday 16-June: Garden Tour and Paint the Town Green

Though it isn’t officially summer yet, it certainly feels like it with the warm, dry weather we’ve been having. With the nicer weather comes lots of events to choose from. We have two coming up on Saturday 16-June.

Saturday, June 16th 10AM – 2PM
11th Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour
Tour the gardens of Foster-Powell residents! See what is possible and gain inspiration. You can pick up a copy of the map from either the Holgate Library or the Foster-Powell Community Garden. We will also be posting a link to the map here once it is complete.

Saturday, June 16th 9AM – 1PM
Paint the Town Green
Meet at Essex Park, 7730 SE Center St (map)
Kink 101.9 FM, Solve, Metro Graffiti Program, South East Uplift and Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association invite you to help make the neighborhood even more beautiful.  We will meet at Essex Park for breakfast snacks and a quick training then start the clean-up on 82nd and SE Powell Blvd (route map).  In teams we will work our way south on both sides of 82nd to pick up trash and remove graffiti. At the end of the clean-up lunch will be provided at a central location for all of the participating neighborhoods.
Follow this link to sign-up for the event.

04/26/18

Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Conversation on Houselessness

Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive, and the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Associations are collaborating to bring the community together for “Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Community Conversation on Houselessness” on the morning of May 19, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Attendees will learn about, and engage with, members of Portland’s houseless community to brainstorm ideas for solving community challenges relating to houselessness, and participate in discussions and exercises led by those with lived experience of housing displacement and survival outside.

Join us early for morning coffee. Doors open at 9:30a. Program starts at 10:00a. Refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation services are available with prior arrangement. We hope you can attend.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will be prioritized to residents of Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhoods. Please click the ticketing link for registration.

What: Neighborhoods Without Walls: A Community Conversation on Houselessness
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5415 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
To register, click here.

This event is sponsored by a Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant.


If you are interested to host a Neighborhoods Without Walls community conversation curated for your neighborhood, please contact Elspeth Tanguay-Koo at 5 0 3 – 8 0 3 – 4 1 3 5 or at Roadies-SPEAK at googlegroups.com.

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