OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 4/11/14

1) Beach School Campus Cleanups (4/12 & 4/26)
2) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (4/15)
3) Speakeasy Roundtable (4/16)
4) Overlook House Egg Hunt (4/19) <-note correct date!
5) Portland residents prefer street fee? (4/16 – 5/1)
6) Overlook Sewer Project Construction Update: April 9, 2014
7) Air quality update from the DEQ
8) Get Rid of Junk Spring Clean-up (4/26)
9) City Budget Forums (4/22, 5/15)
10) Intersection Repair Coming Up (5/31)
11) Dog-poop stings coming to Portland playgrounds (incl. Overlook)

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1) Beach School Campus Cleanups (4/12 & 4/26)

The annual April campus cleanups have arrived; pitch in and make your local school beautiful for the spring!

Beach School cleanup this Saturday from 10-12- bring a tool you want to use and get a donut! Everyone is welcome.

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2) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (4/15)

The third Tuesday of the month, join your neighbors to catch up on the latest happenings in Overlook and find out how you can get involved.

Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00pm

Kaiser Town Hall Building, 3704 N Interstate Avenue

4/15/14 Proposed Agenda:
7:00pm: Introduction and ground rules
7:15pm: Safety Report (if applicable)
7:30pm: Lisa Wills, Emergency Preparedness
7:50pm: Committee Reports
8:15pm- Old & New Business
9:00pm- Close Meeting

Next month’s meeting will include news about upcoming development in Overlook; save the date: Tuesday, May 20.

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3) Speakeasy Roundtable (4/16)

It’s time again for another Speakeasy round table for Overlook business owners. It’s another opportunity to connect with a variety of business owners in the area to promote your business and to share advice. If you are planning to join please reply to let me know so that we can have a head count. Spread the word to other business owners in the neighborhood who might be interested in attending. It’s open to all businesses in the area

Meet at Pinkys, 3990 N Interstate Ave. at 6pm, Wednesday April 16.

Looking forward to seeing everyone! Brent Young, youngdesignstudio@gmail.com

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Neighbors, I typo’d last week. Please note the correct date for the Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19.

4) Overlook House Egg Hunt (4/19)

Did you just see some bunny ears and a little white cottontail on the lawn at Overlook House? That means it’s almost time for the Egg-stravaganza – the annual Easter Egg Hunt for Overlook children 5 years and under! Bring your own basket and hunt for treat-filled eggs and tiny Easter treasures! A special prize awaits if you find one of the shiny Golden Eggs!

What: Overlook House Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 am, sharp (rain or shine)

Where: Historic Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose Dr

This event is sponsored for Overlook children by the Friends of Overlook House. Free, with contributions gratefully accepted.

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5) Portland residents prefer street fee? (4/16 – 5/1)

400 poll respondents may be responsible for you being charged up to $144 annually to pay for unnamed transportation improvements. Or street repair, we’re still not sure. If you have an opinion about this and were not one of the 800 people phone-polled, you can make your voice heard at a transportation funding town hall; there are several more coming up:

Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the town hall events:

Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St .

Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente’s Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate Ave.

Thursday, April 24: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center , 7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Thursday, May 1: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Woodstock School , 5601 SE 50th Ave.

The town hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak with transportation staff, ask questions and make comments for the mayor and commissioner to consider as they explore ways to improve transportation funding.

For more information, see the project web page: www.ourstreetspdx.com.

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6) Overlook Sewer Project Construction Update: April 9, 2014

Killingsworth Street (Greeley to Interstate): Crews are connecting homes and businesses to the new main public sewer pipe between Concord and Interstate.

Final paving of Killingsworth between Greeley and Boston Avenues is scheduled for April 21.

There will be traffic disruptions when crews are working on Killingsworth Street. Drivers and bike riders using Killingsworth should observe traffic control signs, and avoid work zones where possible.

For more information, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/OverlookProject. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Matt Gough at Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov with “Overlook” in the subject line

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7) Air quality update from the DEQ

Learn about area monitoring to start in Fall 2014 and how you can contribute. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5Xyw9aPfLklQlhVRjJ6dDVuOTQ

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8) Get Rid of Junk Spring Clean-up (4/26)

Saturday April 26th Overlook (OKNA) Paper Shredding

Bethel Lutheran Church – 5658 N Denver
Time: 10am-2pm Free: limit of 2 grocery bags or copy paper boxes
Materials Accepted: Secure Document Shredding

ALSO

Arbor Lodge/Kenton Neighborhood Clean up
Saturday April 26th, 10am-2pm
Parking lot at N Delaware and N Farragut (7654 N Delaware Ave)
Requested donation of $10/vehicle

Instead of taking bulky items (old couches, mattresses, furniture, scrap wood) to the dump, bring them just a few blocks from your house! Money raised at the clean-up will help pay for Arbor Lodge’s Movies in the Park, and trash cans to Denver Ave. We provide the dumpsters and volunteers to help you unload.

Items we accept: Household junk, reusable building materials, metal and tires, reusable clothing and furniture for free swap pile, styrofoam, rigid and peanuts, E-waste (anything with a cord or battery) but no fluids, fuels, or bio-hazards.

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9) City Budget Forums (4/22, 5/15)

The City of Portland invites you to participate in upcoming budget-related events.

These meetings offer Portland residents the opportunity to share with City Council how they will be impacted by the City’s budget decisions and to express which City services are most important to them. The opportunity to testify depends upon the number of people signed up and the time available. All locations are ADA accessible.

For general questions about the forums or accommodations, please contact Sarah Diffenderfer (sarah.diffenderfer@portlandoregon.gov), 503-823-6925.

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm
David Douglas High School, North Cafeteria
1001 SE 135th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97233

Budget Committee Public Hearing
Thursday, May 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
City Hall, Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

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10) Intersection Repair Coming Up (5/31)

Save the Date!! Saturday, May 31, 9am-4pm
N. Concord Ave. and N. Failing St. 97227

Whoa!! Big Party at the Intersection! It’s time to give the Intersection a fresh coat of paint! We’ll be putting a brand spankin’ new coat of paint on the street mural and the planter boxes. There will be Food and Drink, Music, Booths about Bee-Friendly Gardening, Emergency Preparedness and more. And of course, neighbors of all ages painting! Let’s break the record of 180 helpers! 

Join us on the day! Bring a paintbrush (just in case we run short).

Join us in advance! Email sustainable@overlookneighborhood.org if you want to step forward to help with: paint table, pot luck, music, kid’s activities, or any other addition you think will add to the day!

Ken is bringing Kenny & Zuke’s famous pastrami, and we’re asking neighbors to bring a veggie dish to share. Our awesome Station 24 Firefighting crew will have rinsed the intersection, so we’ll get right to the painting! Come early, stay late – we’re going to have a good time… Join us!  

Sustainable Overlook: www.sustainableoverlook.org
sustainable@OverlookNeighborhood.org
www.facebook.com/SustainableOverlook

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11) Dog-poop stings coming to Portland playgrounds (incl. Overlook)

Be a good neighbor and scoop your dog’s poop!

Multnomah County intends to conduct clandestine poop-policing operations at select school playgrounds this May.

Targeted enforcement of leash and poop-scoop laws will be conducted at three Portland schools next month: Beach School, da Vinci Arts Middle School and Duniway Elementary, said Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Miles.

Dog owners at those schools have been particularly delinquent in their duties, said Miles.

Beach Principal Rebecca Torres said Tuesday that parents at her school were sick and tired of owners who won’t curb their canines on the school’s playground and fields.

As part of a new push, Multnomah County Animal Services will conduct leash-law stings and write $150 tickets to violators starting in May. The city operates more than 30 off-leash parks where pouches can play and poop as they please, according to the city.

Portland issued 110 citations to dog owners violating leash laws since last year, Miles said.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Dog-poop-stings-coming-to-Portland-playgrounds-254422851.html

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 4/05/14

1) Spring Seed Swap!  (Tomorrow 4/6)
2) Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (4/9)
3) Water Forum Offered (4/10)
4) Transportation Funding Forums
(4/16-5/1)
5) “Get Ready For Anything” (4/23)
6) Overlook Neighborhood Cleanup (4/26)
7) Become an Active Transportation Ambassador (4/18)
8) Overlook House Egg Hunt (4/29)
9) Plan for Kindergarten (by 6/1)

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1) Spring Seed Swap! (Tomorrow 4/6)

Sunday, April 6 3-5 pm
6730 N. Wilbur Ave. 

Bring seeds to share and envelopes/containers. If you’re new to seed saving come to learn and get seeds to grow and share at future swaps. Everyone welcome! 

Sponsored by Sustainable Overlook and Pesticide-Free Arbor Lodge Park 

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2) Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (4/9)
You are invited to attend the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6-8pm
6543 N. Burlington Avenue (Portland BES Water Pollution Control Lab)

Portland Harbor CAG meetings are intended to keep the community informed of developments at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and to provide a forum for discussion. CAG meetings are open to everyone. Contact the CAG Chair, Jim Robison, with questions jim@jimrobison.org

See new updates on EPA’s Portland Harbor webpage: www.epa.gov/region10/portlandharbor

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3) Water Forum Offered (4/10)

Thursday, April 10th, from 7-9pm, the Buckman Community Association will host an open forum on the Ballot Measure that would remove from City Council management the Water and Sewer (BES) services.  

The forum will be held at the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Many Portlanders (ourselves included!) are relatively clueless about this measure and its potential impacts on water/sewer rates, but also the environment and related programs. 

At the forum you will:

-Find out about the measure from the initiative proponents..its purpose, what it creates and what we can expect. How it will aid ratepayers.

-Hear from the opponents why this is a bad idea and how it could negatively affect the city, its residents and the environment.  How it will hurt ratepayers.

-Get your questions answered.

The BCA remains neutral and is hosting the forum to create an opportunity for Portlanders to become informed about this serious proposal before the ballots arrive in April. 

All are welcome!!  We especially invite those from other inner eastside Portland neighborhood to come.  Refreshments will be served at the break.

If you have any “pre-questions” feel free to email me personally or the BCA Board as a whole:buckmanboard@googlegroup.com

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4) Transportation Funding Forums (4/16-5/1)
Need another reason to attend one of the upcoming Transportation Public Forums? The city is considering a fee of as much as $144 per address per year and they want to know where you want to spend the money. You should decide if they get it or not (but you may not get a say).
http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-31444-poll_shows_city_looking_at_%2412_a_home_street_fee_to_fund_transportation_bureau.html

Come to a town hall meeting on transportation funding; four scheduled: April 16 – May 1

We need your help to fix Portland Streets. The upcoming meetings will provide an opportunity to give input and learn more about funding mechanisms and potential maintenance and safety investments.

•Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St.

•Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente’s Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate Ave.

•Thursday, April 24: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy

•Thursday, May 1: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Woodstock School, 5601 SE 50th Ave.

For more information and the opportunity to complete a Portland transportation funding online survey, please visit us at www.ourstreetspdx.com. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following @PBOTInfo and using the tag #OurStreetsPDX. This is our second series of town halls on transportation funding. To get caught up on the first round, visit our Community Voices page.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Mark Lear at (503) 823-7604 or mark.lear@portlandoregon.gov.

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5) “Get Ready For Anything” (4/23)

Free disaster preparedness workshops in April & May 26 Mar
SE Portland is offering a series of free workshops called “Get Ready For Anything” in April & May. These are open to anyone interested in being prepared for a disaster. (Hopefully that includes everyone!) View the full schedule here: http://getreadysepdx.wordpress.com/the-workshops/
By the way, a great way to get prepared AND help your neighbors is to join your Neighborhood Emergency Team! The City offers free training several times per year. The next training cohort begins Wed. 4/23, 6-9pm, and continues every Wed. evening until early June. Click here to learn more and submit an application:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/58587
Volunteers are needed in every neighborhood, so please take a look!

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6) Overlook Neighborhood Cleanup (4/26)

Please spread the word to your neighbors and volunteer for your local cleanup. Together we’ll help keep our neighborhoods clean and safe!

Saturday April 26th
Overlook (OKNA) Location: Bethel Lutheran Church – 5658 N Denver
Time: 10am-2pm Free: limit of 2 grocery bags or copy paper boxes
Materials Accepted: Secure Document Shredding
Contact: Alan Cranna (503) 285-7944 ascran3@hotmail.com

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7) Become an Active Transportation Ambassador (4/18)

The City of Portland Active Transportation Division is looking for volunteers. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience with the Active Transportation staff to reach out to Portland residents assisting with guided walks and bike rides; providing outreach at community events such as street fairs and farmers markets; doing office work; and distributing materials.

Ambassadors are amazing volunteers who represent the Bureau of Transportation and present information to encourage pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and transit riders to travel safely together. There are many different volunteer opportunities to choose from. As part of our SmartTrips program, Ambassadors will assist on guided Ten Toes walks and Portland By Cycle rides and bike clinics. Through the Safe Routes to School program Ambassadors help with helmet fittings and wrenching on bikes. We also have opportunities for Ambassadors to help table at events throughout the city and provide information to the public. By being an Ambassador you will have a great time while seeing some of Portland’s beautiful neighborhoods.

There is a two-hour training on Wednesday, May 7th from 6-8 PM at the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave., to prepare Ambassadors for the 2014 season. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please fill out an application by Friday, April 18th. If you would like more information please contact Sarah.Goforth@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-9863.
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8) Overlook House Egg Hunt (4/29)

Hippity hop down the bunny trail and discover what the Easter Bunny left behind! Children (ages 1-5) bring your basket and hunt for filled eggs and little Easter treasures! Shiny Golden Eggs hold the key to a special prize!

What: Overlook House Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 am sharp

Where: Historic Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose Dr.

This event is sponsored for Overlook children by the Friends of Overlook House. Free, with contributions gratefully accepted.

9) Plan for Kindergarten (by 6/1)

5 years old by September? Sign up for school by June 1st!

If your child will be 5 years old by September 1st, he or she is ready to start school! Register at your school by June 1st to give your child a good start, connect to summer activities, and get access for free resources. School offices close for the summer, so don’t wait! When you register by June 1st, you have time to get to know your school and your teacher, and they have time to prepare the classroom for your child. To identify your school or get help with other childhood issues, call 2-1-1 or e-mail children@211info.org. Interpretation is available.

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 3/28/14

1) Spring Seed Swap!
2) Liquor License Application (deadline 4/19)
3) Metro Public comment period March 21 to May 5
4) Nature Programs around the City

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1) Spring Seed Swap!

Sunday, April 6 3-5 pm
6730 N. Wilbur Ave. 

Bring seeds to share and envelopes/containers. If you’re new to seed saving come to learn and get seeds to grow and share at future swaps. Everyone welcome! 

Sponsored by Sustainable Overlook and Pesticide-Free Arbor Lodge Park 

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2) Liquor License Application (deadline 4/19)

The following Liquor Licenses applications were received for consideration by the City of Portland this week. Please follow this link to see the applications in their entirety:

http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=61884&

Overlook: Business Name: BLEND COFFEE, 2710-A N KILLINGSWORTH
Type of License: AP/OPS
Comments Due: 4/19/2014

Blend owner Matt Lagasse’ told us the reason for the application by email:
We are beginning evening wine tasting events at Blend and we want the ability to sell customers a sealed bottle of wine to take home if they choose.  Currently, our license only allows for us to serve by the glass at Blend.

If you wish to comment please contact:
Theresa Marchetti
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110 , Portland OR 97204
theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov

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3) Metro Public comment period March 21 to May 5

Your voice is important: Public comment period March 21 to May 5.
The choices we make today about how we live, work and get around will determine the future of the region for generations to come.

There’s a reason our region has remained such a great place to live – decades of careful planning have preserved neighborhoods, supported our economy and protected the farms, forestland and natural areas that help create the unique sense of place and quality of life for which the region is known. Because good planning is an ongoing process, Metro is seeking your input on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future.

Visit www.makeagreatplace.org Friday, March 21 through Monday, May 5 to take a short survey to inform the plans below. You can also give more detailed feedback on the plans and programs that will shape our region for the next 25 years.

Information that you provide will inform:

-2014 Regional Transportation Plan
-Regional Active Transportation Plan
-2015-18 Metropolitan Improvement Program
-Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project

Join us at a community forum:
5:30 open house
6:00 Metro Councilor welcome
6:20 discussion tables
7:30 adjourn

April 3, Madison High School library 2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland
April 9, Oak Lodge Sanitary District Building 14611 SE River Road, Milwaukie
April 17, Beaverton Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton

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4) Nature Programs around the City

Hello Neighbors!

Portland Parks Environmental Education offers nature classes and summer day camps that help connect children & youth to their parks & natural areas through ecology, games, crafts, stories, exploration & play. We are always eager to spread the word and get new families involved!

Environmental Ed Website: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ee

Early Childhood Programs: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/natpreschool

Summer Nature Day Camp Program: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ndc

EE Facebook Site: www.facebook.com/PortlandParksEnvironmentalEducation

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 3/21/14

1) Portland Aerial Tram Tours
2) More OurStreets Open Houses Scheduled – Your Input Needed
3) Liquor License Application (deadline 4/4)
4) From the OKNA Facebook Page
5) Budget Forums – Your Chance for Input
6) Eggstravaganza at Overlook House (4/19)

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1) Portland Aerial Tram Tours

Staycationing for Spring Break? Consider taking the family for a tour of the control and motor rooms of the Portland Aerial Tram on March 25-27 from 2-4pm. There will also be a kids day with activites on Saturday, March 29 from noon to 3pm. Learn more about the tram and these events at www.gobytram.com.

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2) More OurStreets Open Houses Scheduled – Your Input Needed

As promised, a second round of open houses have been scheduled to discuss how the City can provide more funding for transportation needs. These meetings will provide an opportunity to give input and learn more about funding mechanisms and potential maintenance and safety investments. For more information and for details on the open houses, visit www.ourstreetspdx.com.

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3) Liquor License Application (deadline 4/4)

Untapped LLC, 1450 N. Prescott St #3.

The OLCC has received an application for an Limited On-Premises and Off-Premises licenses in your community. These two licenses would allow a licensee to sell and serve wine, cider and malt beverages for consumption on the premises, as well as in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. The legal hours to sell alcohol in the state of Oregon are 7:00AM to 2:30AM daily.

The applicant proposes to operate from 11 AM to 9 PM, Sunday through Wed., and from 11 AM to 10 PM, Thursday through Saturday.

If your organization wishes to provide the Commission with factual information concerning whether there is a basis to grant or deny this license under the OLCC’s licensing standards, please write me at the following address:

OLCC
Eric Hildebrand, License Investigator
P.O. Box 22297
Milwaukie, OR 97269-2297

If you have any questions, please call me at (503) 872-5197. Please respond to this letter within 14 days of this letter’s date so that we can process this application in a timely manner. We will share your information with the applicant, make it a part of the public record and consider it when making a final decision.

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4) From the OKNA Facebook Page

You can have these updates delivered to your news feed, too.. find us at www.facebook.com/OKNAinPDX

- March is Oregon Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month and state officials are asking residents to plan ahead for a possible disaster. Tips for preparing: http://www.oregongeology.org/sub/emergencykit.htm

- New Online Community Group: Hey do you play an instrument or sing, dance, write, tell jokes, do improv, or anything else someone might be compelled to watch? If so join this group! Maybe you could buy or sell something related to performing arts too, like those dusty ol’ tap shoes. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/387627421374733/

- A new development in St Johns is seeking a local muralist: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/crg/4384054816.html

- Neighbor Nancy asks: When is the neighborhood garage sale scheduled this summer?
The Overlook Yard Sale & Free Share is coming on Saturday, July 19 & Sunday July 20 10AM – 4PM. Organized by Sustainable Overlook, this 4th-annual event needs little introduction. Over 50 households participate each year to offer unwanted home items for sale on Saturday. Then on Sunday, participating neighbors set out by the curb any items they’re happy to give away to neighbors.

-Sustainable Overlook’s Spring Seed Swap is coming! Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 3-5 pm, 6730 N Wilbur Ave – Sponsored by Pesticide-Free Arbor Lodge Park and Sustainable Overlook.

- The North Portland Tool Library is looking for Tool Gleaners: Wanted!! Gleaners!! Are you a treasure hunter at heart!? Do you have 2 Saturdays you can devote to helping NPTL!? We are part of a pilot program aimed at gleaning tools out of a the neighborhood cleanups! We have 2 dates, one in April and one in May that we need at least 1 or 2 people for each event. If you love a good treasure hunt then please email me at NOPOtool_Library@yahoo.com or come on by the tool library this weekend after 11 and we can talk details! Hope to hear or see you soon!

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5) Budget Forums – Your Chance for Input

The City of Portland invites you to participate in the four upcoming budget-related events.

Community Budget Forum
Wednesday, April 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus
Performing Arts Center
12000 SW 49th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97219

Community Budget Forum
Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm
David Douglas High School, North Cafeteria
1001 SE 135th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97233

Budget Committee Public Hearing
Thursday, May 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
City Hall, Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

City Utility Rate Review: The proposed combined rate increase of 4.92% will be explained in detail and the public will be invited to ask questions of City Commissioners and bureau staff.

Community Budget Forums and Budget Committee Public Hearing: these meetings will provide you with the opportunity to share with City Council how you will be impacted by the City’s budget decisions and express which City services are most important to Portland residents. The forums will be similar to a Council hearing, in which you can sign-up to testify before City Council.

For more information, please see these helpful links:

Get Involved in the City’s Budget Process
Learn About the City’s Budget Process
FY 2014-15 Requested Budgets
FY 2014-15 Budget Process Calendar
Other Budget Documents

For general questions about the forums or accommodations, please contact Sarah Diffenderfer (sarah.diffenderfer@portlandoregon.gov), 503-823-6925.

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6) Eggstravaganza at Overlook House (4/19)

Get your bunny ears on! In just four short weeks it will be time for the children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Overlook House. Bring your basket and search for tiny treasures and tasty treats inside hundreds of colorful eggs. Find a precious Golden Egg and win a special prize!

Be there by 10:30 sharp on Saturday, April 19th to join your friends for a favorite Overlook spring neighborhood event!

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 3/14/14

1) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (3/18)
2) Be a Bizarre Vendor (3/15)
3) The Overlook House is Hiring (3/18)
4) Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting (3/19)
5) Urban Bee Habitat Workshop (3/19)
6) Arbor Lodge Urban Farm Work Party (3/14 & 3/21)
7) Reminder NO PSAC Meeting This Week

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1) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (3/18)

See you Tuesday for March’s OKNA meeting!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:00pm until 9:00pm
Kaiser Town Hall Building, 3704 N Interstate Avenue, across from Overlook Park.

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2) Be a Bizarre Vendor (3/15)

The deadline is now to join your fellow artists and artisans at the annual St. Johns Bizarre on Saturday, May 10, 2014!  Called the "best street fair of the season" in Willamette Week, the open-air craft fair features 75 local vendors selling unique, quality goods to the several thousands of visitors that come for shopping (the day before Mother’s Day!) and free family entertainment from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown St. Johns. The vendor application is now available online at: http://stjohnsbizarre.com/vendors/. Get your application in before the March 15th deadline and join the fun!  This is a juried fair, ensuring quality product and preference given to local vendors. Acceptance notifications will go out April 1st.

Local community groups and food vendors are also encouraged to submit applications! Visit our website for more details (same address as above).

Please contact vendors@stjohnsbizarre.com with any questions.

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3) The Overlook House is Hiring (3/18)

The Overlook House is seeking two additional staff members to support
events at the house. One position would be more on-call, the other would have more regular hours of approx 30 hrs/mo during the summer. Primary duty is supporting wedding and party events including opening, closing, answering phone inquiries, and minor clerical duties. Qualifications include good communications skills, and the ability to promote a successful event in the context of a residential neighborhood.  Customer service experience a plus.
Please mail resume to:  Coordinator, 3839 N Melrose Dr., Portland, OR 97227.
Apply by March 18th.

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4) Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting (3/19)
Guest speaker, Alice Busch from the Overlook Neighborhood will talk about emergency and disaster resiliency efforts and what we can do to prepare for such an event. Participation limited to 20 people.  Please RSVP to kerry.lionadh@gmail.com

Date:  Wednesday, March 19
Time: 6:30 pm
Address:  5818 N. Concord
"Map your neighborhood booklets" will be available for all who attend.

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5) Urban Bee Habitat Workshop (3/19)

Join Sustainable Overlook members for an event hosted by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and learn how your garden can help both native bees and honey bees. It’s easy to grow pollinator-friendly plants and even more fun to join with your neighbors to learn about bees and take action together. Panel includes experts from the Xerces society, Portland Urban Beekeepers, Bee-Friendly Sabin and Glen Anderson host of The Dirtbag, a radio show on organic gardening. Refreshments and conversation starts at 6 pm.

March 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
King School Facility, 4815 N.E. 7th Ave., bus lines 6 and 72

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6) Arbor Lodge Urban Farm Work Party (3/14 & 3/21)

Saturday Work Party’s – March 14th & 21st, 9am – 12am

Come help work on building raised beds or spreading mulch.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration: Join us and our partners as we celebrate the launching of Arbor Lodge Urban Farm.

CSA Shares Available: We hope to start planting soon and we’ll have produce to share in May. Shares are limited – Contact us now to reserve yours! $525 a share, we are limiting the number sold to ensure you receive an abundance of produce. Find a copy of the CSA contract on the fence of ALUF. The farm and your pick-up location is 6917 N Interstate Ave.

Vocoform is a non-profit organization that helps young adults 18-25 identify and pursue their vocations through a holistic approach of skill development, life coaching and enterprise operation/ownership. Arbor Lodge Urban Farm (ALUF) is an Enterprise Training Lab, under the Vocoform umbrella. At ALUF we will use internships and apprenticeships to teach the operational and skill-based side of an urban farm. We wish to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal food and you the member will be responsible to pick up a collection of produce each week.

Our CSA runs for approximately 30 weeks, from May to late November. You will generally receive two grocery bags of produce, with 3 bags during peak season. However, this is our first year of production and it is an estimate. We are limiting the number of CSA shares sold to ensure you receive ample product.

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7) NO PSAC Meeting This Week

The North Portland Public Safety Action Committee will not meet this month. The next PSAC meeting will be on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse.

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 3/7/14

Hello Overlook, sorry about the delivery delay.. we had email issues last night. Here’s your rainy-day email update from the Overlook Neighborhood Association/OKNA.

This week, there’s a meeting for everyone.. spring is coming and all those projects need planning and input. Pick your favorites and mark your calendars now!

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OKNAinPDX) and share our posts with your neighbors. Can you believe I met someone this week who hadn’t heard of PSAC? : ) We need your help in sharing neighborhood information; the more informed we all are, the better our neighborhood will be.

1) Sewer Project Construction Update: March 6, 2014
2) The Overlook House is Hiring (3/18)
3) Metro’s got Nature in Neighborhoods grants (3/11)
4) Safety and Resource Fair – Preventing Sex Offenses (3/12)
5) Growing Old at Home/Village 101 Presentations (3/15 & 3/29)
6) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (3/18)
7) Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting (3/19)
8) Liquor Licensing Forum (3/19)
9) Important North Portland Land Use announcements
10) Repair Café; Fix Stuff With Neighbors (3/20)
11) NO PSAC Meeting This Month
12) Save the Date: Friends of Baltimore Woods Native Plant Sale (3/29)

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1) Sewer Project Construction Update: March 6, 2014

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/OverlookProject.

Next week there will be some traffic disruptions when crews are working on Greeley Avenue (Killingsworth to Holman). Drivers and bike riders using Greeley should observe traffic control signs, and avoid work zones where possible.

Killingsworth Street: Preparation for a pipe-bursting operation on Killingsworth ( Concord to Interstate) is scheduled to begin the week of March 17. Businesses and homes adjacent to the work zone will receive notice the day before the actual pipe burst.

There will be some traffic disruptions when crews are working on Killingsworth Street. Drivers and bike riders using Killingsworth should observe traffic control signs, and avoid work zones where possible.

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2) The Overlook House is Hiring (3/18)

The Overlook House is seeking two additional staff members to support
events at the house. One position would be more on-call, the other would have more regular hours of approx 30 hrs/mo during the summer. Primary duty is supporting wedding and party events including opening, closing, answering phone inquiries, and minor clerical duties. Qualifications include good communications skills, and the ability to promote a successful event in the context of a residential neighborhood.  Customer service experience a plus.
Please mail resume to:  Coordinator, 3839 N Melrose Dr., Portland, OR 97227.
Apply by March 18th.

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3) Metro’s got Nature in Neighborhoods grants (3/11)

Want to get rid of weeds, improve water quality, create wildlife habitat or otherwise restore nature across the Portland metropolitan area? Apply for a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods restoration and community stewardship grant. Fill out a simple application by April 22, 2014 at www.oregonmetro.gov/grants for small habitat restoration grants up to $25,000 and large restoration grants up to $100,000. Thanks to a 2013 parks and natural areas levy approved by the region’s voters, Metro anticipates awarding about $700,000 in restoration grants this year.

Want to learn more?

Attend a restoration grant workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave. in Portland. If you are not able to attend, the audio of the meeting and the presentation will be available at www.oregonmetro.gov/grants.

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4) Safety and Resource Fair – Preventing Sex Offenses (3/12)

Learn how the government and other resources respond to & prevent sex offenses in the community

Hello Neighbors, Lately in the news, there have been reports of sex offenses in a number of neighborhoods in North and Northeast: a serial flasher, public groping, and assaults. These incidents are unrelated to each other, and it’s mere coincidence that they have happened in the same general area, but they are an unpleasant reminder that these things happen. After these sorts of news reports, the Crime Prevention Program often receives inquiries about what individuals and groups can do to increase safety for themselves and the community. The inquiries range from "How do I talk to my child about this without frightening her/him?" to "What are the police doing about this?" to "What are the restrictions on sex offenders?" to "Is there anything we can do to prevent these sorts of incidents?"

Please join us for a safety fair focused on the issue of sexual offenses and sexual offenders in the community. We are gathering together a group of experts on many topics related to sex offenses and sex offenders so that you may talk about these issues with them. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is required.

Sincerely,
Your North Portland Crime Prevention Coordinators

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Grant Park Church (2728NE 34th Avenue)

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5) Growing Old at Home/Village 101 Presentations (3/15 & 3/29)

If you missed the first meeting, here are a couple more opportunities to check out Villages 101: Free North Portland “Village 101” Presentations
Want to grow old in your own home & neighborhood supported by a caring community? Then, help us create a Village to serve North Portland! Villages are neighbor helping neighbor. They are networks of volunteer and reduced-cost professional support that foster interdependent aging in community.
This kind of Village is not a real estate development or a retirement community. Village members continue to live in their own homes and can be homeowners, renters, seniors sharing housing or living with relatives.
Come and bring a neighbor to learn more about the Portland metro-area Village Movement and how you can join the team planning a Village unique to North Portland residents.

Saturday, March 15 2 – 4 pm
Linnton Community Center
10614 NW St. Helens Rd, Linnton

Saturday, March 29 2 – 4 pm
Columbia Cottage
4339 N. Lombard (at N. Russet St.)
For more information, email Patt Opdyke, North Portland contact, at northpdxvillage@comcast.net or visit VillagesNW at www.VillagesNW.org .

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6) OKNA Monthly General Membership Meeting (3/18)

Save The Date
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:00pm until 9:00pm
Kaiser Town Hall Building, 3704 N Interstate Avenue

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7) Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting (3/19)
Guest speaker, Alice Busch from the Overlook Neighborhood will talk about emergency and disaster resiliency efforts and what we can do to prepare for such an event. Participation limited to 20 people.  Please RSVP to kerry.lionadh@gmail.com

Date:  Wednesday, March 19
Time: 6:30 pm
Address:  5818 N. Concord
"Map your neighborhood booklets" will be available for all who attend.

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8) Liquor Licensing Forum (3/19)

The City of Portland’s Liquor Licensing Program will be hosting a public forum on City of Portland liquor licensing and alcohol policy.

- Learn about problem solving strategies with liquor license locations

- Understand the policies of the City of Portland Liquor Licensing Program

- Inform City Staff of concerns related to alcohol and the direction you would like to see the City go

We hope you can join us! This is the first in a series of Public Forums that will be hosted over the next few months around the City, and is open to all community members citywide. There will not be a North Portland forum; this is your closest opportunity.

Where: King School
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, 97211
When: March 19th, 2014
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Please RSVP to Patrick.owen@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4520

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9) Important North Portland Land Use announcements

Welcome Leslie Lum as North Portland’s new District Liaison Planner. She and Barry Manning will be tag teaming during the transition over the next few months.

Her contact info is:
Leslie Lum: Urban Designer, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability
503- 823-7896
leslie.lum@portlandoregon.gov

Also of note: 
The Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association will devote the majority of their regular March 20th neighborhood meeting to a discussion of development in the neighborhood with particular attention to Transit Zone development. They hope to have a panel of folks to share ideas about affordable housing, zoning information and how to get that out to neighbors, safe transportation for walkers and bicyclers, and perhaps how to organize for "Arbor Lodge Development Guidelines". While the emphasis is Arbor Lodge, adjacent neighborhoods are welcome to join this discussion and explore how all can work together to support and empower our north Portland neighborhoods.  

March 20, Historic Kenton Firehouse 6:30 pm

The Overlook neighborhood faces all the same concerns as our Arbor Lodge neighbors and we need more Overlook ‘feet on the ground’. If you attend this meeting, OKNA would love a report back!

Also: 
ABC’s of Land Use workshop provided by BPS planner, John Cole, is tentatively scheduled for early June at the Historic Kenton Firehouse.  Details are forthcoming.

If you have an interest in land use planning and want to advocate for your neighbors, this is a great workshop to take.

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10) Repair Café; Fix Stuff With Neighbors (3/20)

At the event, our volunteers will be fixing people’s broken items for free.

Repairs being offered:
Bike repair
Small appliance repair
Lawnmower/small engine repair
Tool/knife sharpening
Sewing/mending

Repair Cafe Thursday, March 20th
From 6-9pm
At Bike Farm (1810 NE 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97212).

This will be our 9th Repair Cafe since starting Repair PDX last May. Please see our website for more details: repairpdx.org If you would like more info about the event and/or share it with more people who are interested the link is: https://repaircafemarch2014.eventbrite.com

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11) NO PSAC Meeting This Month

The North Portland Public Safety Action Committee will not meet this month. The next PSAC meeting will be on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse.

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12) Save the Date: Friends of Baltimore Woods Native Plant Sale (3/29)

Saturday, March 29, 10am-3pm  at St. Johns Plaza (N. Lombard at N. Burlington) right by the St. Johns Bridge.

A generous selection of Pacific Northwest native plants at reasonable prices, including native oak community plants and hummingbird, butterfly, and bee favorites. The Backyard Habitat Program will have an information table with plant experts on site, and there will be a free workshop on how to care for young trees at 12:30. The event is FREE and open to the public.  May even have Finnegan, the peregrine falcon there to greet plant shoppers.  Volunteers are welcome!!  For more information about volunteering, please email Dianne Harrington at howdiharrington@gmail.com or phone 503-960-0682  For more general information please see friendsofbaltimorewoods.org  or email us at friends@friendsofbaltimorewoods.com

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 2/28/14

1) Meadowscaping with FOOB (3/1)
2) Overlook Sewer Construction Update
3) Kevia Jewelry Sample Sale and Fundraiser at Overlook House (3/6)
4) Community Conversation: Create the Future of Your Community
5) Easter Egg Hunt – Get the Right Date! (4/19)

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1) Meadowscaping with FOOB (3/1)

Don’t forget – Meadowscaping on the Bluff with FOOB and SOLVE
Saturday March 1st — 9 am -1 pmat the oak meadow 3900 block of N. Overlook Terrace

SOLVE and Friends of Overlook Bluff invite you to help restore oak habitat along the Willamette Bluff in North Portland on Saturday. We need your help to add more hand-managed plots to the field that is home to a 200-year-old Heritage Oregon white oak tree. We’ll also seed native bunch grasses, plant native bare root stock, and weed established plots. You, your family, or your group can also adopt a plot!

Food and drinks provided. Dress for weather and outdoor work. We have some tools and gloves, but bringing yours will be helpful too. This project is part of FOOB”s ongoing effort to conserve a corridor of natural areas in North Portland that have ecological importance for the wildlife, watershed, and community. . For more information contact friendsofoverlookbluff@gmail.com or go to www.overlookbluff.org

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2) Overlook Sewer Construction Update

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU:
Businesses and residents in the project area have commented many times about the project’s construction duration, basically — “when will this project be done?” We do understand that construction can have many significant effects to a residential and business neighborhood. The project is continuing on schedule and should be completed by late April. We’ll notify you if that changes.

We’ve also heard concerns about the amount of on-street parking that is being removed from public use while construction is occurring. It’s important that we provide adequate space for crews and equipment to operate safely, as well as to provide storage for materials and equipment. Removing parking spaces also ensures that the travelling public (cars and bikes) have enough space to safely travel past our construction zone. We are returning parking spaces to public use as quickly as is practical, and we are continuing to look at ways to reduce our construction footprint.

BUSINESSES OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION

Please remember that businesses within construction zones are OPEN. If you are traveling to a business within the construction zone, you may see orange signs and barricades reading ROAD CLOSED to Thru Traffic – Local Access Only. The signs are intended to reduce overall traffic going through the area while construction is underway, but everyone living in or conducting business within the construction zone will be allowed access.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/OverlookProject. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Matt Gough at Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov with “Overlook” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

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3) Kevia Jewelry Sample Sale and Fundraiser at Overlook House (3/6)

Kevia has decided to donate 15% of all proceeds to The Overlook House. 
The sale is Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
at The Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose Ave., Portland, Or. 97227.

Don’t miss out on stunning pieces at 50%-70% off retail prices at our sample sale and Friends of the Overlook House fundraiser on Thursday, March 6th! Pick up something for your special someone and a little something for yourself too! RSVP and enter to win $1,500 worth of Kevia Diamond jewelry! Enter here:  http://on.fb.me/1k4VxYn.

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4) Community Conversation: Create the Future of Your Community

Engage in a lively conversation with people across neighborhoods in Portland to create a vision for the future. What does an ideal community look, taste, sound, smell and feel like? What can we do today to foster positive change for tomorrow? Bring your friends and family to this free event and discover pathways to new possibilities!

RSVP suggested online or by phone at 503.546.7499 by March 12th. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what neighborhood you live in! Enjoy refreshments and a raffle. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice.

When: Saturday, March 15th, from 11am to 1pm 
Where: OpenSourcery
1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209
Who: You! Bring your friends and family to this free event and discover pathways to new possibilities! 

This event is sponsored by Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages. We hope to see you there!

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5) Easter Egg Hunt – Get the Right Date! (4/19)

Your Idiot Editor struck again in your newsletter.. Don’t be misled; the Overlook House Easter Egg hunt is on Saturday, April 19th at 10:30am. See Page 2 of Overlook Views for the other, correct, details.

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 2/21/14

OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 2/21/14

1) Beach School/Escuela Beach Benefit Auction (2/22)
2) Village 101 Presentation (2/23)
3) Transportation Funding Town Halls (2/25 & 2/27)
4) PSAC Meeting This Week (2/26)
5) Save the Date for Meadowscaping with FOOB (3/1)

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1) Beach School/Escuela Beach Benefit Auction (2/22)

A benefit for our North Portland Public School – Together, we are Beach School/Juntos somos Escuela Beach

Beach School PTA invites you to support our annual school auction, our largest fundraising event of the year, being held February 22, 2014 at the Castaway from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

We’d love to have you attend!  This event is open to all, so bring your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues in support of local public education. Tickets are available now.  $50.00 includes dinner, hosted beer and wine & commemorative glass. PLEASE NOTE:  You must be 21 and over to attend.

Tickets: http://beachschoolpta.schoolauction.net/2014/homepages/show

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2) Village 101 Presentation (2/23)

Sorry for the late notice on this. The Village model has been under discussion in Overlook for many years but hasn’t reached traction yet. If you want to grow old in your own home & neighborhood supported by a caring community. help ceate a Village to serve North Portland!

The national Village Movement began over a decade ago when 11 older adults living in Boston, Massachusetts joined forces to create a way for them to “age at home” and remain independent as long as possible. There are now over 125 Villages open nationwide with over 150 more in development, including 6 here in the Portland metro-area!

This kind of Village is not a real estate development or a retirement community. Village members continue to live in their own homes and can be homeowners, renters, seniors sharing housing or living with relatives. Villages are neighbor helping neighbor. They are networks of volunteer and reduced-cost professional support that foster interdependent aging in community.

Learn more about the Portland metro-area Village Movement and how you can get involved.

Free “Village 101” Presentation
Sunday, February 23 at 3pm
at the Kenton Firehouse
2209 N. Schofield, Portland, OR 97217

NO RSVP needed. Just come and bring a neighbor! info@VillagesNW.org ■ www.VillagesNW.org

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3) Transportation Funding Town Halls (2/25 & 2/27)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to participate in town hall meetings on transportation funding for the city.

Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs at these events:

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8:30
Immigrant & Refuge Community Organization (IRCO),  10301 NE Glisan St .

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway

The town hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak with transportation staff, ask questions and make comments for the mayor and commissioner to consider as they explore ways to improve transportation funding. A keypad polling exercise and written comment opportunities will provide other ways for the public to provide comments.

Members of the public can also to take an online survey by following a link from the project web page: www.ourstreetspdx.com.

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4) PSAC Meeting This Week (2/26)

PSAC PSAC.. coming to you this week! That’s Public Safety Action Committee for those who didn’t know, and this speaker should be very interesting. At last night’s OKNA meeting, Officer Jacquot told us about how BDS will help with a property that the police just busted for drug sales.. all of us need to work together to overcome our neighborhood safety issues.

Learn how you can help by reporting nuisance and compliance issues.  What steps are involved from reporting to resolution?  Please plan on attending and bring your questions!

If you have another topic on your mind, you’ll find safety leaders from other neighborhoods, the Portland Police, City Hall, the DA’s office and more, ready to brainstorm solutions to your problems. And free pizza!

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Historic Kenton Firehouse (2209 N Schofield – across from the post office)

Guest Speaker: Ed Marihart – Bureau of Development Services

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5) Save the Date for Meadowscaping with FOOB (3/1)

Meadowscaping on the Bluff with FOOB
Saturday March 1st — 9 am -1 pm
at the oak meadow 3900 block of N. Overlook Terrace

Join Friends of Overlook Bluff to help restore oak habitat along the Willamette Bluff in North Portland. We are adding two more hand-managed 20′-diameter plots to the field that is home to a 200-year-old Heritage Oregon white oak tree. This project includes mulching new areas with cardboard and burlap, spreading compost, seeding native bunch grasses, planting native bare root stock, and weeding established plots. Food and drinks provided. Dress for weather and outdoor work. We have some tools and gloves, but bringing yours will be helpful too. Our ongoing efforts are part of a larger vision to conserve a corridor of natural area in North Portland that has ecological importance for the wildlife, watershed, and community. There are also opportunities for you or your group to adopt a plot! For more information contact friendsofoverlookbluff@gmail.com or go to www.overlookbluff.org

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 2/14/14

1) OKNA Monthly Meeting (2/18)
2) Overlook Village Street Fair Fundraiser (2/19)
3) Newsletter Delivery Delays
4) Willamette Bluffs History, Do You Know Some?
5) Disability Community Snow Storm Survey
6) Liquor License Application
7) Beach School PTA Auction (2/22)
8) OLCC Notice of Public Hearing – Outdoor Areas Package (2/27)
9) North Portland Sunday Parkways: Ride Date Announced (6/22)

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1) OKNA Monthly Meeting (2/18)

This month, like every third Tuesday of the month, you’re invited to join your neighbors to catch up on the latest happenings in Overlook and find out how you can get involved.

This Month: Discussion of the FedEx adjustment application (parking) and the developer who plans to build 6-plex buildings at 5734 N Montana Ave (near Jarrett) and 3965 N Montana Ave (near Shaver). Find the FedEx application here, for review: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/479933

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3704 N Interstate Avenue @ Overlook Blvd

We hope to see you there!

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2) Overlook Village Street Fair Fundraiser (2/19)

This year’s Overlook Village street fair will be amazing thanks to funds we’ll raise at our first-ever silent auction fundraiser.

You will be able to bid on many great items donated from local businesses, breweries, and restaurants. In addition to the auction, there will be live music from talented local bands Abigail, Dusty Grimm, and Joy Pearson. Food and drinks for attendees are included in the ticket price.

When: February 19, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hatfield Warehouse 2130 N. Killingsworth (between the Naked Sheep and Podkrepa)
How Much: Tickets are $15 and will be sold in advance at several businesses along N. Killingsworth (look for the “tickets sold here” poster) as well as at the door.

If you have any questions or would like to donate an item for auction, please contact Rebecca McCracken at overlookvillage@gmail.com.

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3) Newsletter Delivery Delays

Because of last weekend’s snowstorm, newsletter delivery was delayed. If any delivery folk need help completing their routes this weekend, please message Michelle and we’ll get you some extra help.

In the meantime, you can find your latest newsletter posted at our website http://www.OverlookNeighborhood.org

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4) Willamette Bluffs History, Do You Know Some?

Hi my name is Spencer Pond I am a student at Portland State University.  I am in the process of writing a paper about the Willamette Escarpment, otherwise known as the Willamette Bluffs, for my non-fiction writing class, and was hoping to conduct a short interview with someone who may know about the history and/ or any interesting tales about park-like area located at about N. Willamette Blvd. and Jessup. Let me know if you or anybody within the Association are interested. As resident in this neighborhood I would love to learn more about the area myself.  Many Thanks!

Write to us at info @ OverlookNeighborhood.org and we’ll forward your message to Spencer.

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5) Disability Community Snow Storm Survey

If you are or know anyone with a disability who experienced challenges during the recent snow storm please share this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FRVMMLG

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6) Liquor License Application

There is a pending application for a new wine bar/bottle shop in The Prescott, 1450 N Prescott (door is on Skidmore). You can read the details here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/479637

Please contact OKNA if you need help making comments on the application.

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7) Beach School PTA Auction (2/22)

Beach School PTA invites you to support our annual school auction, our largest fundraising event of the year, being held February 22, 2014 at the Castaway.

We’d love to have you attend!  This event is open to all, so bring your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues in support of local public education.

5:30 pm to 10:00 pm Tickets are available now.  $50.00 includes dinner, hosted beer and wine & commemorative glass.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be 21 and over to attend.

Tickets and info: https://beachschoolpta.schoolauction.net/2014

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8) OLCC Notice of Public Hearing – Outdoor Areas Package (2/27)

The OLCC is making new rules regarding sales from food cart pods.

Outdoor Areas Package (OAR 845-005-0329, 845-005-0331, & 845-006-0309)
February 27, 2014 10:00 a.m

OLCC Portland Headquarters

9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222

To be considered during the rulemaking process, public comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2014.
Questions about this or any other rulemaking matter? Contact Annabelle Henry | Technical Services Coordinator | Administrative Policy & Process Division |Oregon Liquor Control Commission | Direct: 503-872-5004

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9) North Portland Sunday Parkways: Ride Date Announced (6/22)

Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun. 9.5 miles of car-free fun.

The North Portland route will again kiss the north-western corner of Overlook; the date this year is June 22. As always, there are lots of calls for volunteers and organizers. If this is your year, check out the webpage and make contact: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/46103

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OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 2/7/14

1) Newsletter Delivery Delay

2) Transportation Needs – Weigh In

3) Harbor Advisory Group Meeting (2/12)

4) ISO Master Recycler

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1) Newsletter Delivery Delay

Your latest edition of Overlook Views has made it into town from the press but we’re a little backed up in getting them to the Delivery Heroes. If you’re waiting for your bundle, they’ll arrive as soon as possible (Tuesday latest). If you’re waiting for your home delivery, please be patient. As always, we’ll try to get your newsletter to you in time to remind you about the next OKNA meeting (2/18/14).

We’ll post the pdf version of the newsletter at our website: www.OverlookNeighborhood.org if you can’t wait.

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2) Transportation Needs – Weigh In

We need your help to fix Portland’s streets

The Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to join Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, transportation staff and your neighbors at one of three upcoming town halls to discuss current unfunded transportation needs.

-Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon St.

-Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 at Immigrant & Refuge Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

-Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway

The meetings will start with an opportunity to give input around desired transportation improvements in your area, followed by a presentation on transportation needs and possible solutions.

For more information and the opportunity to complete a Portland transportation needs online survey, please visit us at www.ourstreetspdx.com. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Mark Lear at (503) 823-7604 or mark.lear@portlandoregon.gov.

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3) Harbor Advisory Group Meeting (2/12)

You are invited to attend the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

6-8pm

6543 N. Burlington Avenue (Portland BES Water Pollution Control Lab)

Portland Harbor CAG meetings are intended to keep the community informed of developments at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and to provide a forum for discussion. CAG meetings are open to everyone. Contact the CAG Chair, Jim Robison, with questions jim@jimrobison.org

On the Agenda:

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Updates: Matt McClincy and Rob Burkhart

*Status of upland source control for the Arkema site

*Status of the proposed NPDES permit for the discharge of treated groundwater

from Arkema. The permit is currently available for public review and comment.

See what’s new on EPA’s Portland Harbor webpage: www.epa.gov/region10/portlandharbor

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4) ISO Master Recycler

Is there a Master Recycler in the house? OKNA is looking to consult with a knowledgeable person for an Earth Day project.. please contact us at info @ OverlookNeighborhood.org Thanks

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