Friday, March 18, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch Community Gardens!

Community Garden Now in the Gulch
This summer why not grow some food for homeless programs, including the Peace house weekly meal at Sunnyside United Methodist Church in SE and for yourself, as well?
Linda McDowell, working with our neighbors American Property Management, has set up a fenced garden plot with almost 30 raised beds behind the houses at NE 25th and Multnomah.
Last year the group grew tomatoes broccoli beans peas zucchini carrots cucumbers to contribute to the homeless project. And they’re fortunate to have their own beehive for honey.

The community planting beds cost $40 for the season and include water. People working on the community garden can get additional space to grow their own food. All money goes to the upkeep and expansion of the garden.
The garden is generally open during the day and is behind gate. Since the garden is directly behind some homes, the group requests, no dogs or very young children while gardening.
Come join us tomorrow, Saturday March 19th at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, contact Linda McDowell at 503-317-0118 or Linjmc@aol.com.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CRC Public Forum Tonight at Concordia University 7:00 p.m.

Hello neighbors,

Please remember that the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Public Forum is this evening at 7pm at Concordia University’s Luther Hall, Room 121, on NE Holman, between NE 27th and NE 29th

The CRC project is currently in flux. This is the perfect time to learn more and share your views about this huge transportation project, which will impact us all!

Mara Gross from the Coalition for Livable Future and Joe Cortright author of a Financial Analysis of the Columbia River Crossing will both be speaking. There will also be time for comments from Neighborhood Associations and from YOU or other community members who wish to speak. Finally, we hope to hear from some of our elected officials.

Please join us as we consider Crossing the Columbia: How Should we Spend $3 to $10 Billion?
Does the I 5 bridge really need to be replaced?
Will the Columbia River Crossing improve the region’s livability?
How much will it really cost and how else could that money be used?


We look forward to seeing you tonight and please help us remind others of this important event!


Shoshana Cohen
Neighborhood Programs Manager
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
503-823-4570
www.necoalition.org
Shoshana@necoalition.org

Friday, March 4, 2011

SGNA Community Board Meeting this Tuesday!

SGNA Community Board Meeting Agenda
Tuesday March 8, 7:30 to 9:00pm
at Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & NE Multnomah)

Introductions: Craig Nyschens

Approval of previous meeting’s minutes

Vote to appoint Lew Curtis (from HPP) to SGNA Board

Guest Speaker: Linda McDowell regarding Community Gardens 7:45 - 8:15

TRASH BASH discussion/plans 8:15 – 8:30

Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

Miscellaneous

Come one, come all! Refreshment provided.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ECOROOF PORTLAND!

Come Learn how Portland rooftops are getting greener and protecting our rivers and streams!

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Oregon Convention Center
Hall B
10:00am-6:00pm

Ecoroof Portland 2011 participants will learn how ecoroofs work, why they're important, and what resources are available to help start their own projects. They can get information directly from ecoroof vendors including architects, consultants, contractors, landscape architects, manufacturers, nurseries, structural engineers, suppliers, researchers, and non-profit and community organizations.

Activities will include speakers and project tours with an emphasis on both commercial and residential ecoroof development.

Fair attendance is FREE!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

NEBBA Annual Meeting this Wednesday

You're Invited!
Please join us this Wednesday at the NE Broadway Business Association's annual meeting

When: Wed. March 2
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church - entrance at 1624 NE Hancock
Guest Speaker: Heather Hoell, Executive Director, Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations

Sorry about the late notice, but I wanted to invite you to join us this Wednesday evening for NEBBA's annual meeting. Many of our customers and friends come from the surrounding neighborhoods, and obviously the more of us working together to create a stronger neighborhood/business district community the better! We're very cognizant of the fact that NE Broadway/Weidler borders six different neighborhoods from 6th to 33d Avenues.

Hear about last year's accomplishments and where NEBBA is headed in 2011. Topics will include marketing and promotion efforts; annual events; pedestrian and traffic issues; growth and land use plans; membership and finance; and more. Members will also elect this year's Board and Officers. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Our special guest speaker is Heather Hoell, Executive Director of the Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations (APNBA). She'll discuss the state of Portland's business districts and why business district associations are crucial to their success; as well as how NEBBA members and area businesses can utilize available resources to improve the area's overall economic vitality. It's going to be informative and very useful.

We'd love to see you there!

Thanks,

Murray Koodish
President
Northeast Broadway Business Association (NEBBA)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coyotes in the City! March 3rd @ Grant High

Coyotes have established themselves on urban landscapes across North America. Today
they can be found in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland and
yes, Portland! Although coyotes have lived in NE Portland for years, they have suddenly
become much more visible in recent months.

A Presentation on Urban Coyotes by Bob Sallinger,
Conservation Director Audubon Society of Portland &
Barbara Brower and students of the Geography Dept. at PSU.

WHEN:
March 3rd @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:
Grant High School
2245 NE 36th Avenue

ALL ARE WELCOME


Come learn about urban coyotes, the role they play in
our urban ecosystem and how we can reduce and
prevent conflicts. The presentation will focus
specifically on the increased coyote sightings in
Alameda, Grant, Irvington and Beaumont-Wilshire
Neighborhoods

Bob Sallinger has been tracking urban coyote issues
across the Metropolitan Landscape for nearly two
decades. PSU and Audubon are launching a new
Urban Coyote Project which will focus on increasing
awareness and understanding about urban coyotes
and developing best management practices to prevent
and reduce conflicts.