OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 8-01-14

1) Expanded Overlook Village Street Fair Tomorrow! (8/2)
2) Ice Cream Social at the Overlook House (8/3)
3) School Supplies Popsicle Sale at Patton Square Park (8/6)
4) OKNA Picnic: Tuesday, August 19th
5) Parking Discussion Group Forming
6) OLCC Customer Service Survey
7) Check Your Zoning on the Comp Plan Draft Map
8) Communications Positions Open


1) Expanded Overlook Village Street Fair Tomorrow! (8/2)

KICK IT UP! On North Killingsworth Street
Overlook Village Soccer Celebration & Street Fair: August 2, 2014 from 11am-4pm

Enjoy live Music, 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament, Dog Costume Contest, Classic Car Show, and Discounts at Local Businesses.

Events take place between Gay and Concord Streets on North Killingsworth.

Coupon Books available at area businesses & included discounts for all!

Along with the soccer tournament; four live bands, the ever-popular dog costume contest, classic car show, knit-along, food, vendors and special offers and discounts at participating Overlook Village businesses are all part of the celebration.
Several restaurants and bars will also have MLS All-Star game viewing parties on August 6th.

See you tomorrow at the Kick It Up! Street Fair of the Season!


2) Ice Cream Social at the Overlook House (8/3)

Sunday, August 3rd 6:00PM at the Overlook House is our always fun annual Ice Cream Social. This year Home Made Ice Cream is provided thanks to Lovely’s Fifty / Fifty.  Bring your favorite summertime hat, meet your neighbors, and enjoy some great Home Made Ice Cream. There will be activities for kids too. As last year, we will have a raffle and some great door prizes.

Annual Neighborhood Raffle benefiting the Overlook House

This year’s Raffle is better than ever ! !  Nine Great Prizes, worth over $1,800. — Prizes include:

iPad – Full Size ($529.00) WiFi & 4G & Bluetooth Capable, 9.7” Retina Display, HD Camera

Treat Yourself to Massage, Facial, and Dinner ($185.00 Value) Blue Sky Spa, Into Eden Facial, North Light Restaurant

Romantic Outing ($138.00) Tesoaria – Local Vineyard & Winery, Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, North Light Restaurant

Por Que Para Quatro ($100.00) Dinner, Drinks, and Dessert for four at Por Que No

Boise Beervana  ($140.00) Ecliptic, Lompoc 5th Quadrant, Hub: Bike Bar, Widmer

Local Food Choices – at home or out ($150.00) Lovely’s Fifty/Fifty, New Seasons Market, Pause Restaurant

Kids Like to Play  ($205.00) Coffee Kids Family Game Package, OMSI, Black Wagon, Mississippi Pizza

Beech St Cart Pod  ($60.00) Gabagool, Döner Haus, Tiffin Asha, Moberi

A Bit of Everything  ($131.00 Value) Fresh Pot, Ristretto Roasters, Happy House, Silver Moon Creperie, Pistils Nursery, Spoke & Vine

All proceeds will benefit the Overlook House.  You can buy a chance to WIN for only a dollar, or you can get a lucky 7 tickets for only five bucks.  Financiers will be fond of 20 tickets for ten dollars, and serious investors will prefer 50 chances to WIN for only twenty bucks.  Your odds of winning are a gazillion times better than the lottery, and you don’t need to be at the drawing to WIN.  You can buy tickets from your neighbors: Greg duFour & Marcella McGee, Mary Ellen Baldauff, Barbara Brooks, Carol Cushman, Jane Finch-Howell, Carl Brenden, Michelle Hylland, Jay Hunt, Dawn Barry-Griffin, Kathy Murphy, or Molly Brady.  Or call the Overlook House at (503) 208-7312.  Drawing will be at the Ice Cream Social in the backyard of the Overlook House, Sunday evening, August 3rd, from 6:00 to 8:00.  Good Luck ! !


3) School Supplies Popsicle Sale at Patton Square Park (8/6)

This Wednesday, residents of the Patton Park Apartments are selling popsicles and ice cream treats to raise funds for their school supplies.

The sale takes place on Wednesday August 6th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in Patton Square Park and coincides with our National Night Out Celebration.

Residents at Patton Park are in need of donations to purchase supplies to support their ice cream sales. If anyone is interested in donating please contact Resident Services Coordinator Patricia Haggerty at 503-546-1662 or PHaggerty@reachcdc.org

4) OKNA Picnic: Tuesday, August 19th

Join your neighbors for our annual summer gathering, held this year at the new Atomic Pizza location at 1936 N Killingsworth (@ N Denver Ave). Owners Jenna and Bill have arranged a buffet spread for us to choose from, at $8 per person. Expect varied slices of pizza, including vegan options, green and spinach salads, cookies/sweets and fountain soft drinks. Beer, wine, bottled sodas and Ruby Jewel ice cream will be available for purchase.

Come see the newly remodeled space and meet your neighbors in the beautiful gardens!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Atomic Pizza, 1936 N Killingsworth @ Denver Ave
WHY: To get together with neighbors and enjoy a natter over dinner; come meet someone new!


5) Parking Discussion Group Forming

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Parking Analysis & Tool Kit for Neighborhood Centers and Corridors Project.

Applications are available at the project website:


About the project

In this case, “tool kit” describes the suite of policies and programs available to manage on-street parking. We are reviewing and updating our parking management tools in light of more dense development along mixed use corridors and in neighborhood centers that​ are experiencing redevelopment. PBOT will take a close look at parking demand in 5 case study areas that best represent the type and intensity of development we are seeing and can expect in the future, and recommend new policy and code language related to parking demand management.

What is the role of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee?

The 20-member committee will serve an advisory role to PBOT staff throughout the project, from case study selection to development of recommendations that will be presented to City Council for adoption. The committee is expected to meet 6-8 times through June 2015. The first meeting will be held in mid-September.

Who should apply?

PBOT is interested in having diverse perspectives on the committee, particularly from individuals and organizations interested in parking and transportation issues that affect residents, businesses and visitors in mixed use centers and corridors. To that end, neighborhood associations, business associations, homeowners, renters, religious congregations, property developers, residential property managers, low income housing residents or advocates, environmental representatives, and neighborhood-scale commercial or retail business interests are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received no later than Monday, August 18. For more information about the project, contact Grant Morehead, PBOT project manager, at 503-823-9707 or grant.morehead@portlandoregon.gov

6) OLCC Customer Service Survey

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission requests your input to guide the agency in serving the public. Please take our online Customer Service Survey!
The OLCC is committed to providing excellent customer service and value to our customer groups. Your input will help provide a more complete picture of how we are doing. Please take a minute to complete the applicable survey below. We sincerely appreciate your time and value any additional comments you may have.
GENERAL PUBLIC Customer Service Survey

7) Check Your Zoning on the Comp Plan Draft Map

The updated Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft can now be viewed in the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s Map App. http://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/cpmapp2/

If you’ve taken a look at the Map App or read the Comprehensive Plan [Link to http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/497622], you may have some questions about how the Plan might affect your property, your neighborhood, or the City. You can always call the helpline at 503-823-0195, but if you’d prefer to talk to somebody in person, or take a look at a big paper map of the Comprehensive Plan changes in your area, here’s your chance! The District Liaisons (planners who work with community partners in five areas of the City [Link to http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/402395] ) will be holding drop-in Comprehensive Plan “office hours” at various locations in July and August. You can find them on the calendar of events [Link to calendar]. Please drop by to meet your District Liaison and talk about the Comprehensive Plan!

Drop in hours and locations for Leslie Lum, North Portland District Liaison:

8/22- Kenton Library 12-2

8/26- Kenton Firehouse 4:30-7:30


8) Communications Positions Open

Your OKNA Communications Chair is retiring her position in September and we are looking for people interested in sharing OKNA news with neighbors. We need help in the following areas; please consider taking on a satisfying project that will teach you about the internal workings of our city government and give you a chance to directly and positively impact your neighborhood!

Website: The website content is up to date but the template could use some updating. This position should be held by someone familiar with WordPress, who is willing to keep the site updated and secured. Most work is done in the WordPress dashboard but the webmaster should be familiar with the back end works as well. OKNA maintains several email accounts (with forwards) that this person should also assist with. We recommend having multiple content managers.

Facebook: Topping 600+ members, the OKNA Facebook page would be well served by having several administrators who can post to the page. The page is well connected with information for ‘shares’. Of you 600, are there 3 or 4 who’d help out with sharing posts and updates?

NextDoor: Similar to Facebook, but private, this social media site has an active constituency. OKNA could benefit from one person posting OKNA information (meetings etc) to the group. This group is not run by OKNA, we should just contribute there.

Newsletter: Our quarterly print newsletter needs a new coordinator to maintain contact with the OKNA board and community members to share Overlook news. This job can be done by multiple people, if they’ll coordinate. See past issues here: http://www.overlookneighborhood.org/news/

Please contact us at info@OverlookNeighborhood.org or come meet us at a meeting, the picnic, movie in the park or other OKNA event soon!

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