OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 8-15-2014


Safety Alert Update: The suspect in two assaults in Overlook this past week has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes. You can read about the result here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/suspect_in_overlook_neighborho.html

Why attend your neighborhood block party or OKNA event (Neighborhood Picnic! Movie in the Park!)?
“These events are a fantastic way to get people out into their neighborhoods,” Mayor Charlie Hales said. “A united neighborhood strengthens the fabric of community — critical for safety and prosperity.”
We all do better together. Get together with your neighbors soon!

1) This Week! OKNA Picnic: Tuesday, August 19th
2) Overlook House Holiday Bazaar
3) The Willamette Speaks Oral History storytelling event (8/23)
4) Bluegrass concert/BBQ for Beach School (8/23)
5) Overlook Views Delivery Heroes: Thank You!
6) OLCC Notice of Liquor License Application
7) Comp Plan Conversation/Explanation (8/22 & 8/26)
8) The Tour de Lab bicycle ride (9/7)


1) This Week! 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!


2) Overlook House Holiday Bazaar

Plans are underway for the Overlook House Holiday Bazaar November 15 and 16.

We are seeking interested vendors who sell handmade, crafted items. For information to become a vendor please contact us at OverlookHouseEvents@gmail.com with the word BAZAAR in the subject line.


3) The Willamette Speaks Oral History storytelling event (8/23)

We often see it and cross it, but do we appreciate the lower Willamette River? Do we see it’s uniqueness and vital connection to our community both past and present, or recognize it as the commons? The Willamette Speaks Oral History sponsored by the superfund community advisory group seeks to reconnect community members with the lower 11 miles on the river through storytelling. The first of three storytelling events will explore the river as the commons and will feature three speakers. Superfund advisors will also be on hand to answer questions about the clean up, and offer avenues for feedback to the EPA and local leaders.

The Willamette Speaks Storytelling
August 23, Saturday
6:30 to 8:30pm
BES Water Lab, 6543 N. Burlington on the St. Johns waterfront
FREE – all are welcome!
Light refreshments, Starbuck’s coffee, tea, juice, available


4) Bluegrass concert/BBQ for Beach School (8/23)

Local bluegrass band, The Loafers, will play at The Overlook House Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

5-9 PM (band will play from 6-8:30) at Historic Overlook House: 3839 N Melrose Drive.

The Beach School Fundraising Committee is hosting a family-friendly event at the Overlook House in North Portland the evening of August 23rd. It’s a free concert with concessions (beer, wine and food) being sold to benefit Beach School.

Please come join us and support Beach School!


5) Overlook Views Delivery Heroes: Thank You!

In my usual rush to complete the last newsletter and include everything, I forgot one of the most important items: My deep thanks to all the Overlook neighbors who have volunteered their time and shoe leather to deliver your neighborhood newsletter to you.

As often as every other month, the Delivery Heroes take a route of 100 or more papers and drop one to every residence and business possible in Overlook. This dedication has kept the print edition of Overlook’s important events in everyone’s hands, whether they have internet or not.

More importantly, these are neighbors practicing what we all preach, getting out and meeting people face to face. I think this has contributed immensely to the sense of community we enjoy and Delivery Heroes regularly tell me how much they enjoy being of service to Overlook in this way.

A friend and I were recounting delivery stories this week, and noticing how turning up on someone’s doorstep can illicit a combative first impression, but as soon as they see that neighborhood newsletter, it’s all smiles and usually a new friend.

Thank you, all of you over the years, for your rain or shine delivery duties and an extra tip of the cap to the Delivery Coordinators who have kept the routes covered and made it easy for everyone to volunteer: Alan Cranna and Carol Cushman are Delivery Heroes too!

Fondly, Michelle


6) OLCC Notice of Liquor License Application

The OLCC has received an application for a Full On-Premises Sales license and an Off-Premises Sales license for Milk Glass Mkt. The proposed business will be located in the space that was previously licensed as Atomic Pizza.

A holder of a Full On-Premises Sales license may sell by the drink (including tastings) of wine, malt beverages, cider, and distilled liquor for consumption at the business. The license holder may also allow a patron to remove a partially consumed bottle of wine from the premises is the wine was served in conjunction with a meal. The license also allows the "to go" sale of malt beverages, wine, and cider in securely covered containers with a capacity of two gallons or less provided by the consumer (commonly called growlers).

The Off-Premises Sales license will allow the holder to also sell factory sealed containers of malt beverages, wine, or cider for consumption off the licensed premises.

The legal hours for alcohol sales are 7:00 to 2:30 AM all days. The applicant’s proposed hours of operation are:

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday- Thursday; and 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

The proposed business has indoor table seating for approximately 28 patrons, plus outdoor sidewalk café seating for 22 patrons. The applicant will need to obtain a City of Portland Sidewalk Cafe Permit for sidewalk cafe seating. The applicant is not proposing to offer entertainment.

If you would like to provide factual information to the OLCC regarding this application, please send your written response to this request by the end of the day on August 29th, 2014 .

You can send your response by email to dan.mcneal@state.or.us or by mail to:

Dan McNeal, License Investigator c/o OLCC
P.O. Box 22297
Portland OR 97269-2297


7) Comp Plan Conversation/Explanation (8/22 & 8/26)

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s new Comprehensive Plan Map App is online (http://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/cpmapp2/). If you’ve taken a look at it or perused the draft Comprehensive Plan, you may have some questions about how it might affect your property, your neighborhood, or Portland. You can call the helpline at 503-823-0195 with any questions or you can drop in at these locations on the listed dates to talk to Leslie Lum, the North District Planner.

8/22 at Kenton Library (8226 N Denver Ave) 12-2 p.m.
8/26 at Kenton Firehouse (8105 N Brandon Ave) 4:30-7 p.m.

Do you know what to do before an earthquake to make your home more resilient? If not, we want to tell you! PBEM is offering two free classes in September in partnership with Oregon Emergency Management and Metro. Please share with your networks and sign up soon before they fill up!



8) The Tour de Lab bicycle ride (9/7)

The annual Tour de Lab ride is an annual community bicycle ride and fundraising event benefiting Dove Lewis, Portland’s only 24 hour emergency care animal hospital. The route comes through the Overlook Neighborhood.

Tour de Lab will take place on September 7, 2014, and the start/finish line is at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company 915 SE Hawthorne and includes the three other Lucky Labrador locations as rest stops at 7675 SW Capitol Hwy and 1945 NW Quimby and 1700 N. Killingsworth. This whimsical dog-themed community bike ride is wacky fun with a costume contest and dog-themed treats at all locations en route.

Here are the links to the ride routes:

The Big Dog: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1321352
The Puppy: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1315045

To assist in the safety of congregated bike riders at the start/finish and at the rest stops, there will be one 1-block street closure in the North Portland neighborhood by the Killingsworth Lucky Lab Taproom from 9am-3pm, there will be a closure of N. Concord St. between N. Willamette Blvd and N. Killingsworth St. We will have amplified sound at controlled levels for music and announcements as well as beer allowed at the finish line from the Lucky Lab SE on SE 9th Ave between SE Hawthorne and SE Madison.

We anticipate approximately 1200 riders to participate. All riders agree to share the road and follow normal rules of the road for cyclists, and emphasis is given in ride promotions and materials on the importance of respecting other users of road and trail and following all rules for shared usage.

Thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tonya Oyala – Good Sport Promotion | 503.459.4508

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