July 30th Sunday Clean Up at Essex Park

Come out, meet some neighbors, and help clean up Essex Park! The park gets a lot of use and has more litter than the park board can handle. Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park beautiful. Picking up litter is a fun activity for kids. Bring the whole family! Supplies will be provided.

When: Sunday, July 30th
Time: Meet at 10AM at the playground
Where: Essex Park –  SE 76th Ave. and SE Center St.

BONUSES! Bagels and coffee provided by Henry Higgins Bagels; bags and gloves provided by John McKay.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors:
Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels
John McKay, Realtor, Premiere Property Group LLC


Summer Events Coming Up!

Come out and hang out with your neighbors this August with two FREE events in Foster-Powell!

Foster-Powell’s National Night Out

Date: Tuesday, August 1st
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kern Park

Meet your neighbors for a free evening of music, food, and fun at Kern Park! A live band (The Hip Replacements) will be on hand to provide entertainment. Community informational booths will introduce you to area business and services. Kids activities will include face painting, storytime, and a craft table. Bring the whole family, your picnic basket, and hangout for the evening!

This event is sponsored by the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association.

Movie in the Park 

Date: Wednesday, August 16th
Time: music at 6:30pm, movie at dusk
Location: Essex Park

Please join us at Essex Park to watch Big Hero 6!

Pre-entertainment starts at 6:30. The movie will begin at dusk.

Thank you to our local sponsors:

  • John McKay, Realtor
  • Red Castle Games
  • Pieper Cafe
  • Midpoint Cafe



The 82nd Ave Study: Understanding Barriers to Development

The city’s 82nd Avenue Study aims to better understand the barriers to development in the corridor. It is focused on engaging businesses and property owners and seeking their thoughts and ideas about near-and long-term change in the corridor. The Study complements the Oregon Department of Transportation’s 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan, but it is separately funded.

You can access a presentation about this study here.

To hear more about this study, project lead Radcliffe Dacanay of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be on hand at the September 11th meeting of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association to discuss the results of the survey and answer your questions.