Paint the Town Green Event

Join us on Saturday 1-June to remove graffiti and litter in Foster-Powell! We are currently seeking volunteers for this event (ages 16+ or 5-15 with an adult).

Kink.fm, Metro, City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program, Solve, SE Uplift, and Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association invite you to help make the neighborhood even more beautiful. We’ll be cleaning up litter and graffiti in various SE neighborhoods throughout the morning and we’re looking for volunteers to join us. You don’t have to live in those neighborhoods to help clean them up! We’ll provide the supplies along with snacks AND lunch; you provide the energy.

Come meet your neighbors and grab a breakfast snack, then we’ll go and make our neighborhood more beautiful! Meetup is at 9 am at Essex Park for a safety talk and to receive clean up tools.

We will start the clean up on the north end of the neighborhood on the SE Powell and 82nd intersection. We will work in teams moving South on both sides of 82nd to remove litter and cover as much graffiti as we can. With enough volunteers, we could also have a group move west on SE Powell to make that area sparkle.

There is a meet-up at the end with lunch provided so that you can share stories of your experience with neighbors from surrounding areas.


Follow this link to sign-up for the event.

Photos from Last Year


Kellogg Middle School Construction Update

Do you live near the Kellogg school construction site? Would you like an opportunity to talk to the project team and the contractor about how they will mitigate construction impacts to the surrounding community?

Kellogg construction update and open house on Wednesday, May 29
If you live near the Kellogg school site, please join us for a construction update open house on Wednesday, May 29 from 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. in the field at the north end of the Kellogg project site. The open house is an opportunity to meet the Kellogg project team and the contractor. This is an opportunity to learn more about the construction impacts on the community and neighborhood and how the contractor will work to minimize any inconveniences that may occur.

Email received from Portland Public Schools

For everyone else, don’t forget about the groundbreaking ceremony the following Saturday —

The email also included a bit of information about the boundary for the new Kellogg Middle School —

Kellogg’s boundary will be determined in 2020
The feeder path and school boundaries for the new Kellogg Middle School have not been determined. District-wide boundary decisions will be examined by the PPS Board of Education as part of an Enrollment and Program Balancing effort that is underway now.  

Email received from Portland Public Schools

The process of drawing the school boundaries has received some coverage in the news —

And if you missed the deconstruction, here’s a video from the project architect, Oh planning+design, architecture

Kellogg Middle School Deconstruction

Our Violin Chicken is Departing

We have been planning on posting these photos and video of our local Foster-Powell resident, Linda Hitt, who is otherwise known as the Portland Violin Chicken. But with so much going on in Foster-Powell, this post kept getting set aside while we announced other news. But based on a post from Linda on Nextdoor.com, we decided to get this posted out quickly. Sadly, Linda is moving out of Portland and the Violin Chicken is on a farewell tour.


We wish Linda and the Violin Chicken best of luck in their new city!


Police Strategic Plan Community Loopbacks

We received the following email from the Portland Police Bureau and have been asked to share this with our community:

The Portland Police Bureau is hosting two upcoming community meetings for its Strategic Planning process we would like to share with you. The purpose of the meetings is to present the draft Police Strategic Plan framework and solicit additional feedback from the community through small group discussions. Would it be possible for you to share them with your respective neighborhoods and communities in order to provide as many folks as possible the opportunity to participate?

Police Strategic Plan Community Loopbacks

Meeting Information: Community meeting to review the draft Strategic Plan outline and solicit community feedback through small group discussions. An agenda will be posted one week prior to the event. For background information, please visit the Strategic Planning Project Page at http://www.portlandoregon.
. The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-0369, gabriela.bermudez@nullportlandoregon.gov, Relay: 711. To better serve you, three (3) business days prior to the event is preferred.

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216


Date: Thursday, May 30th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Terrell Hall Rm 206, PCC Cascade Campus, 5624 N Borthwick Ave, Portland, OR 97217