OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 8-29-2014

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1) Movie in Overlook Park this Sunday (8/31)
2) Overlook NET Meeting: Newcomers Welcome! (9/4)
3) Save the Frogs Presentation with HiNooN (9/11)
4) Squared Away: Food, Music & FUN (9/13)
5) Block Party & Rummage SWAP (9/13)
6) Comp Plan Open House & Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearings
7) BDS Customer Survey Now Online
8) Bonus Reminder! Free Earthquake Classes (9/17 & 18)

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1) Movie in Overlook Park this Sunday (8/31)

If you’re in town this weekend, don’t miss our great neighborhood event – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Starting at 5:30, the River City Band will play, the Agnieszka Laska Dancers will perform and the contest participants will show off their costuming skills.

BREAKING NEWS! We have opened the costume contest to adults. If your inner Indy is jonesing to be seen, now’s your chance. Email movie@overlookneighborhood.org to register. Everyone will get a prize…and photo ops galore.

Bring your picnic dinner or find food from our vendors Eddies Flat Iron Pizza, Grilled Cheese Grill and Eva’s Herbucha. Check the latest Overlook Views for details: http://www.overlookneighborhood.org/news/

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2) Overlook NET Meeting: Newcomers Welcome! (9/4)

Overlook NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) quarterly meeting
Thursday, September 4th
6:30-8pm
Lucky Lab Tap Room, 1700 N Killingsworth @ Concord

This is an invitation to anyone living in (or near!) the Overlook neighborhood to join our circle of preparedness. We’re looking for new ways to make Overlook more resilient in case of a disaster.

If you have questions or aren’t sure if you fit in, please contact Ovelook NET co-captain Mitch Bixby: travelmoretoo@gmail.com

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3) Save the Frogs Presentation with HiNooN (9/11)

Our Hayden Island neighborhood association HiNooN is entertaining an internationally acclaimed speaker, Michael Starkey, of Save The Frogs at their Thursday Sept 11th meeting in Oxford Suites, 12226 N Jantzen Dr, Portland, OR 97217, at 7pm. You are all welcome!

About the Presentation:
Amphibian populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1979. This is not normal! Why is this happening? What is causing this Amphibian Extinction Crisis? How can you help? SAVE THE FROGS’ Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey answers these questions by explaining what is causing the Amphibian Extinction Crisis and informs the audience about how we as a society can help out amphibians around the globe. Founded in 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! is America’s first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. The presentation features many of Mr. Starkey’s photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Questions? Contact Jeff Geisler, Chair of HiNooN: jeffgeisler@msn.com

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4) Squared Away: Food, Music & FUN (9/13)

Mark your calendar for another fun event in Overlook coming up soon. Visit Patton Square Park on Saturday, September 13 from 11-2pm to enjoy Squared Away! for music and dance, activities for kids, and meeting friends and neighbors. Ethos, in partnership with Friends of Patton Square Park*, is hosting this free event. Entertainment will include St. Johns Ballet Folklorico, Aspire Project, Rio Grands, Fairytale Stereotypes and Tongan Folk Singers. Food for purchase from Olrosfe Taqueria. Bring a blanket and enjoy the afternoon.

*Aprende con Amigos, Ethos/IFCC, Overlook Neighborhood Association, Portland Parks & Recreation, REACH, Trillium Charter School, United Advantage NW Federal Credit Union

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5) Block Party & Rummage SWAP (9/13)

Bethel Lutheran Church (5658 N Denver Ave) hosts the annual Block Party & Rummage Swap on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on N. Jessup St adjacent to the church. This family-friendly event features a clothing swap, rummage sale, live music, free food, sno-cones, a bouncy house, and games for kids. Bring washed, wearable clothes and swap them for something new to you! Unload your rummage ahead of time (beginning Monday, Aug. 18, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM) or bring it by early on the 13th—all rummage sales support Bethel’s community outreach including Bethel Drop-In Center, Sunday Breakfast and Wednesday Dinner Bell.

For additional information, contact Bethel at 503.285.4919, email us at bethellutheran@bethelpdx.org, or check online www.bethelpdx.org.

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6) Comp Plan Open House & Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearings

Curious about what the Comprehensive Plan has in store for your neighborhood, your block, your lot? Do you have questions or suggestions for improvements to the plan? Now is the time to speak up and share your thoughts with the planners. Come to an open house or hearing to learn more:

Comprehensive Plan Update Open House
Roosevelt High School, Cafeteria: 6941 N Central St
Thursday, September 18 2014, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500A
Tuesday, September 23 2014, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street, Student Center
Tuesday, October 14 2014, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Portland Community College SE Campus, Community Hall: 2305 SE 82nd Ave
Tuesday, October 28 2014, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500A
Tuesday, November 4 2014, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

North Portland questions or want more information? Contact Leslie Lum, 503-823-7896 or leslie.lum@portlandoregon.gov

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7) BDS Customer Survey Now Online

Bureau of Development Services is excited to announce that for the first time ever we have launched an online survey to gather feedback from all our customers and stakeholders. This initiative is a crucial element of our strategy to continuously improve our customer service. The survey is now online at www.BDSSurvey.com and is open to all through September 15th, 2014. It is also available via the BDS website at www.BDSSurvey.com. We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out this short survey to let us know what we are doing well and what we can do better. Please forward this information to others who might want to participate.

Upon receiving input and feedback, the bureau will analyze and implement necessary changes and improvements to our services and programs, where possible. Other approaches to our customer service improvement program include reaching out directly to recent permit and land use applicants, as well as providing easy ways for customers to give confidential feedback at any time.

If you would like to join the BDS e-mailing list to receive our bi-monthly newsletter, The Plans Examiner, and other BDS public notices please subscribe via the BDS website at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/41448.

No internet access or need language translation? Contact Greg Supriano at Greg.Supriano@PortlandOregon.Gov or 503-823-7351.

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8) Bonus Reminder! Free Earthquake Classes (9/17 & 18)

Do you know what to do before an earthquake to make your home more resilient? If not, register for PBEM’s two free classes:

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Don’t get smooshed

Thursday, Sept. 18 – How it shakes out at home

Register & information: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/499940

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