Friends of Trees are Coming!

Friend of Trees is coming to the Foster-Powell, Creston-Kenilworth, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Reed neighborhoods on Saturday 9-February to plant around 130 trees. You can support this project by volunteering. They are in particular need of Tree Planter and Truck Driver volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to help bring more beauty to our neighborhood.


Help plant many dozens of large-stock trees along the streets and in yards of the following SE Portland neighborhoods: Foster-Powell, Creston-Kenilworth, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Reed. Following the planting there is a warm potluck lunch for all volunteers provided by the hosting neighborhood groups — it’s a small way we say “thank you” for all your hard work!


Assemble by 8:45a and work will take place from 9:00a – 1:00p


Kern Park Church, 6828 SE Holgate Blvd (map)
Look for the “Friends of Trees” signs as you get close!
Reminder: be there by 8:45a!


BPS Releases Draft Report of 82nd Avenue Study

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released a draft report titled 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development. According to a post on their website, the goals of the study are to:

  • Update our understanding of 82nd Avenue as a “Civic Corridor.”
  • Identify the most strategic locations for public action or investment support for businesses and property development on 82nd Avenue.
  • Generate policy recommendations to address physical and social needs in the corridor, and address barriers to development while managing equity and social issues.

Many of the recommendations are related to code adjustments, but one of the key near-term action items listed is “Jade District and Montavilla should be highest priorities for placemaking investments. They have some market momentum for the development types envisioned in the Civic Corridor concept (recent and proposed development), including adaptive reuse projects.

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