Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch 1932

Here's a nice picture of the Gulch as the Lloyd Golf Course was under construction.  The houses on the left of the picture are in our neighborhood.  It's from a wonderful collection of photos from the website Vintage Portland.  
Click here to see the original posting and a larger image.

Here's the description for the photo: "Sullivan’s Gulch was at one time a river bed, then a route for trains, and now the I-84 freeway also follows its path. For a few years part of Lloyd Golf Course lay in it bed. Most of the course was atop the south bank of Sullivan’s Gulch (up the slope on the right) but a couple of the holes, including this green under construction, were down in the gulch itself. This view is east from about 15th."

If you have old photos of our neighborhood, get in touch with them to share them.

Monday, November 28, 2011


NE Broadway businesses are once again hosting Lights on NE Broadway December 1st thru 31st, an annual holiday season event that's over 15 years old. There will be great deals and activities events throughout the month at participating merchants, plus roving entertainment such as carolers and jugglers. New this year is Ladies Night Out on Thurs. Dec. 8 from 5-8pm, when participating businesses will be open to entertain and dazzle with spectacular holiday deals, events and free refreshments. 

Lights on NE Broadway highlights how much the NE Broadway business district has to offer: Everything! Great local shops, unique gifts, awesome customer service, many choices for eating and drinking, services to take care of your every need -- all conveniently located. This Holiday Season think NE Broadway! 

For a list of participating businesses and their specials and events, please visit www.nebroadway.com.

Lights on NE Broadway is sponsored by: Calaroga Terrace, Great Wine Buys, Minuteman Press, Pure Salon & Spa, and the Northeast Broadway Business Association. Thanks!

Some of the all December deals and activities include:
• Great Wine Buys – Champagne & Sparkling Sale Dec. 1-4:  20-35% Off selected bottles, plus Champagne Sale tasting Friday night Dec. 2, 5-7:30pm.
• Broadway Books – Bring in their Holiday Catalog and get 25% off any one book in the guide or $20 off any purchase of $100 or more.
• Sofa Table Chair – Gambler's Sale during December with progressively better deals as the month goes on (and items disappear!).
• Furever pets – Santa visits Sat. Dec. 3 from 11a-4p. Take 20% off one item (excluding pet food and sale items) during the Holiday Sale Dec. 3-4.
• Trade Roots – 20% off any one non-sale item.
• Zama Massage – Free massage with the purchase of two.
• Northwest Women's Fitness Club & NW Personal Training - Holiday Specials: FREE $100 gift cards, 1 week trial membership gift certificate and initial private training session. Plus discounts on training and massage too!

Ladies Night Out is Thursday Dec. 8, from 5-8pm. Great Deals and Events include:

• Golden – Emily Jane Trunk Show, 5-8pm Thur. Dec. 8 (Ladies Night Out!).
• Home at Last – Take 20% off anything in the store Thur. Dec. 8, 5-8pm for Ladies Night Out!
• Great Wine Buys – Ladies receive a free glass of wine and 20% off any one bottle.
• Broadway Books - Spend $30 or more and get a free booklover's calendar. Wine and cheese!
• Trade Roots - 20% off any one non-sale item and buy one scarf and get another for 20% off.
• Sofa Table Chair - Luck be a Lady tonight! Stop by our Gambler's Sale for extra savings this night only!
• Pastini Pastaria - Ladies Night Cocktail Specials for only $5.00! Amaretto Sidecar, served in a sugar-rimmed glass and Prosecco alla Capri, chilled vodka and Limoncello topped with sparkling prosecco.
• Portland Chiropractic Care & Natural Health – Open House event.
• Natural Furniture - Free delivery in the Portland area on any purchase.
• Twisted - Twisted Sample Sale!! Selected samples will be heavily discounted! Come early for best selection - we have oodles of sweaters, hats, scarves and socks!
• Broadway Grill & Brewery - All Ladies All Night: 1/2 price on any of our fine frosty ales made by us! Plus 1/2 price boneless wings! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Leaf Pick Up Day is December 16

Leaf pickup for Sullivan's Gulch is set for Friday, December 16. The charge this year will be $30 for participating homes (multifamily property greater than 4 units is $65).  Unfortunately the Opt Out deadline has passed for those planning to dispose of their leaves themselves (yard debris, landscape service or hauling to one of the city-run leaf depots).

Barricades reminding people not to park on-street in the neighborhood will be placed 1-2 days in advance. This year vehicles parked on street the day of the collection will be ticketed and may be towed. If you know neighbors that will be out of town on the 16th be sure to let them know to make arrangements to have their vehicles moved.

One bit of good news this year is that city has finally dropped the silly and widely-ignored admonishment that residents should not rake leaves from their yards into the street.

Because of the number of parked cars on the streets, Sullivan's Gulch (and NW Portland) have only a single pick up day. Details of the city leaf program for the Gulch can be found here.

 In the meantime enjoy the beautiful fall colors while they last!

Crosswalk at 28th & Wasco

Making it easier and safer to cross 28th to go to Fred Meyer is a priority for the neighborhood. Your correspondent had overlooked the fact that there already IS a striped crosswalk at Wasco and 28th until the city applied new "zebra stripes" last week.

Hopefully, our efforts to get additional striping at other intersections on 28th, especially closer to the playground, will pay off. - Dave Brook

Upcoming Meetings — N/NE Quadrant and Broadway/Weidler Planning

  N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans – Upcoming Meetings
The N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) meets this week. The meeting will focus on the planning effort for the overall N/NE Quadrant study area. Staff will present revisions made to the draft proposed concept, previously discussed at the September 29 SAC meeting, and request approval of the concept for the purposes of moving onto the next project phase, where more detailed plan policies and implementation strategies will be developed. December and January meetings will focus on the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange component of the project. See meeting details below.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting This Thursday
The SAC is a 30-member group that has been formed to guide the N/NE Quadrant planning process. The SAC advises project staff and will make recommendations to the Portland City Council and the Director of the Oregon Department Transportation on policy and project proposals resulting from the planning process. All SAC meetings are open to the public and have a public comment period.
SAC Meeting #11  Meeting Packet
        Thurs, November 17, 5:30 – 8:30
Calaroga Terrace Auditorium, 1400 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR
Agenda summary: Presentation and discussion of refinements and evaluation of the draft Proposed Quadrant Concept.
Additional Upcoming Meetings
Stay involved by attending upcoming N/NE Quadrant Project meetings (see calendar for additional details as they become available). Approximately one week prior to the meeting, the agenda and other materials will be posted here
  • Transportation Subcommittee Meeting - Thursday, December 8, 2011, 5 to 7 p.m., location to be determined. 
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #12 - Thursday, January 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., location to be determined.
About the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans
The N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans (N/NE Quadrant Project) is a collaborative effort by the City of Portland and Oregon Department of Transportation. It is part of Phase II of Central City 2035, the City of Portland's effort to update the 1988 Central City Plan, providing detailed planning for the Lower Albina and Lloyd District areas. Working jointly with the Oregon Department of Transportation, this project will also explore options for I-5 freeway and local transportation improvements near the Broadway/Weidler Interchange.
For more information about the N/NE Quadrant Project, visit the project website: www.portlandonline.gov/bps/cc2035/nneq or call Karl Lisle (503-823-4286) or Stephanie Beckman (503-823-6042). Y

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SALT's Healthy Homes Workshop at NECN Monday, November 21st 7:00PM

Reduce your family's exposure to the contaminants and chemicals that can trigger asthma, allergies and other health concerns. Win prizes, make recipes and play games while discussing healthy, cost-effective alternatives to store-bought cleaners!

This workshop is lead by Josiah Hill III Clinic and hosted by NECN's Safety and Livability Team. Josiah Hill III Clinic is an environmental health non-profit located in NE Portland. Josiah Hill III Clinic's focus is on providing families in Portland with the tools and information they need to create healthy and safe home environments. They offer free blood lead screenings for families at risk for lead poisoning and a variety of workshops to support the community in creating Healthy Homes, Healthy Childcare, Healthy Equity and Green Cleaning Solutions. To learn more or to schedule a blood lead test or workshop, please call (503) 802-7389.
When: Monday, November 21, 7-8 PM
Where: King School Facility, 4815 NE 7th Ave., entrance on 7th

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch Trail wants your input

Begin forwarded message:

The Sullivan's Gulch Trail is being planned right now and the planning team wants your input!


The trail will provide a multi-use, non-motorized route between I-205 and the Eastbank Esplanade. It will also provide access to the Lloyd District! If you live or work along the proposed route (or just plan to use it), please take a few moments to complete the comment form:




The comment form will remain open until 5 p.m. November 16th.


For more information on this project, please visit: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=53883



Monday, October 31, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch Trail Open House

Wednesday, November 2nd - Sullivan's Gulch Trail Open House - 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Senior Center (1820 NE 40th Ave). Learn about the plan for a safe and direct bike and pedestrian path connecting Interstate 205 with downtown Portland and contribute your ideas. Presentations run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.