Overlook Neighborhood Update (March 17)

1) Mayor Ted Wheeler at OKNA General Meeting (Tuesday, March 21)
2) Events with state lawmakers (March 18 and 30)
3) How would you spend city Park Bonds?
4) Help re-plant Overlook’s signature planters – Kid-friendly (March 18)


1) Mayor Ted Wheeler at OKNA General Meeting (Tuesday, March 21)

The Overlook Neighborhood Association will hold its general meeting on Tuesday evening. Mayor Ted Wheeler will attend to update the neighborhood on his vision for Portland and to field questions from neighbors. View the full agenda for other items to be discussed.

OKNA General Meeting (agenda)
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall Building (3704 N Interstate Ave.)

2) Events with state lawmakers (March 18 and 30)

State Rep. Tawna Sanchez will hold a constituent coffee hour on March 18 to discuss what she’s been up to in Salem during the legislative session.

Coffee with Rep. Tawna Sanchez
Saturday, March 18, 9-10 a.m.
PCC Cascade, Student Union Room 203/204 (705 N Killingsworth St.)

Several lawmakers will hold a town hall on March 30. Sens. Lew Frederick and Michael Dembrow will join Reps. Tawna Sanchez and Alissa Keny-Guyer to hear from constituents.

Town hall with state lawmakers
Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PCC Cascade, Terrell Hall 122 (705 N Killingsworth St.)

3) How would you spend city Park Bonds?

It’s time to decide how to spend the remaining $20 million for the second phase of park improvements. Portland Parks & Recreation and Commissioner Amanda Fritz want to hear from Portlanders about their priorities, but they are staying far away from North Portland.

Overlook residents who want to have a say can trek to Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (7688 SW Capitol Hwy.) on Monday, March 20, 6-7:30 p.m. or East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Ave) on Tuesday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Alternatively, complete the online comment form.

4) Help re-plant Overlook’s signature planters – Kid-friendly (March 18)

Portland’s first traffic-calming Placemaking Project is at the intersection of N Concord Avenue and N Overlook Boulevard, next to the big painted intersection. Come re-plant and refresh the groundbreaking planter project with sedums and other eco-roof plants that are low-care, low-water, high-heat-tolerant, low-profile and pollinator friendly.

Kids are welcome to come learn and participate!

We’ll make wattle fencing, taste honey and visit a bee hive. We’ll also tour the established, 6-year old food producing permaculture site next to the planters and have fun getting dirty: sheet mulching, installing barriers for cane berries, hugelkultur terrace construction, and more digging and planting.

Opportunities to dig and take home some plants (until they run out), including Shasta daisies, blue Japanese iris, white iris, black currants, red currants, blackberries (shuksan), raspberries and rhubarb. Bring a shovel and carry home container to dig your own.

Dress for weather (sunscreen and hat if the sun comes out), and bring your gloves and hand tools if you have them (some available), and a water bottle. Snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by City Repair Project and Sustainable Overlook.

Permaculture learning and work party
Saturday, March 18, 11-2 p.m.
Intersection of N Concord Avenue and N Overlook Boulevard

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