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)


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.


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.


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:

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.


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!


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.


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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