Overlook Neighborhood Update (Nov. 4)

1) OKNA partners with Arbor Lodge
2) Neighborhood cleanup (Nov. 6)
3) Sustainable Overlook movie nights (Nov. 6 & 22)
4) Beach School garden redesign (Nov. 11)
5) Leaf pickup (Dec. 2)
6) Neighborhood cleanup (Dec. 4)

1) OKNA partners with Arbor Lodge

At Tuesday’s Overlook Neighborhood Association Board meeting, the board voted unanimously to partner with the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association. The two neighborhood associations will apply jointly to the Portland State Masters of Urban Planning program for a study of N Greeley Avenue safety. If successful, the study will provide a template for improving safety around this important transportation corridor. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for more details.

2) Neighborhood cleanup I (Nov. 6)

OKNA will partner with Love PDX as part of a citywide trash pickup. On Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., we’ll meet near the Portland Community College Campus and work our way west down N Killingsworth. Gloves, bags and other supplies will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, email livability@overlookneighborhood.org.

Neighborhood cleanup
Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet at PCC (N Killingsworth)

3) Sustainable Overlook movie nights (Nov. 6 & 22)

Join Sustainable Overlook for two more documentaries that will change the way you look at food, the economy and community. Free! All are welcome. Films start at 7 p.m. and run 50-90 min. Discussion afterwards. Food and drink available for purchase.

We had a good time in October watching “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” and “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” at New American Restaurant (thanks for hosting!).

The next two films will be at Lucky Lab Tap Room, 1700 N Killingsworth St.:
Sunday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. – The Economics of Happiness
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. – Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Clink the links to watch the trailers. Hope to see you there.

4) Beach School garden redesign (Nov. 11)

beachgardenJoin the Overlook community at the Beach School Garden redesign on Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Overlook resident and landscape designer Mulysa Melco is helping plan a sustainable, beautiful, educational and welcoming garden for the entire community. At this event, we will be digging up the old beds, moving a heavy tool box (need some muscle), pulling weeds, digging out thistle (bring gloves!), laying cardboard and mulch.

Bring any of the following:

  • Gloves
  • Hand-pruner
  • Rake, spade, trowels
  • Cardboard (no tape, staples or glossy coatings.)
  • Newspaper (without glossy color sections.)

Please contact President@Beachpta.org if you have any questions or can make a contribution.

5) Leaf pickup (Dec. 2)

Leaf pickup comes to Overlook (south of Going) on Dec. 2.

Portland’s urban forest is one of our smartest investments, paying economic, social and environmental dividends everyone enjoys, from cleaner air and water to lower cooling costs and increased property values. Of course, with trees come leaves – and when they fall in an urban environment, it’s necessary to clean them up.

From mid-November to mid-December, removing leaves from our streets is critical because letting them stay on the street can clog storm drains, flood intersections and make streets slippery. Our Leaf Day Pickup program is about getting the leaves cleaned up in a way that makes a better, healthier and safer Portland.

Learn more about the pickup online.

6) Neighborhood cleanup II (Dec. 4)

Join your Overlook neighbors on Sunday, Dec. 4, noon-2 p.m. for a quick site cleanup on the north side of Going Street west of the Concord pedestrian bridge. We will bag trash and move large debris to the side of the road for pickup. This will help restore the natural area for the winter season so that it can blossom come spring.

It takes all of us working together to keep Overlook beautiful. Going is an important bicycle and vehicle transportation corridor that serves as the gateway to the neighborhood for many people. Let’s not leave it looking trashed.

Bring heavy work gloves if you have them.

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