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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