Overlook Neighborhood Update (July 14)

1) OKNA General Meeting (July 18)
2) Upcoming events at Adidas
3) Willamette River Festival & Movie in the Park (July 30)
4) Earthquake practice (July 15)

1) OKNA General Meeting (July 18)

Come hang out with your Overlook neighbors on Tuesday at Lucky Labrador Tap room for the July OKNA general meeting. We’ll talk about Adidas, Hazelnut Grove and more.

The full Lucky Lab menu will be available as well as the usual adult and non-alcoholic beverages. Dining during the meeting supports a local eatery and thanks them for hosting our meeting.

Overlook Neighborhood Association General Meeting (agenda)
Tuesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lucky Labrador Tap Room (1700 N Killingsworth St.)


2) Upcoming events at Adidas

When representatives of the neighborhood met with Adidas about parking and improving relationships between Overlook and the company, one of the promises the company made was to share a calendar of events so that everyone would know when there might be increased traffic or amplified sound.

Adidas is making good on that promise and recently sent its first update.

Adidas Village Events

  • July 25 – Social Purpose Celebration (East side plaza)
  • July 28 – Employee Fitness Challenge (East side plaza and soccer field)
  • Aug. 10 – PT&E Tennis event (Tennis court)
  • Aug. 23 – All Employees Timbers game and Party (TBD)
  • Oct. 11 – Culture Day at the Village (TBD)
  • We’ll continue to update this calendar as we learn about new events.


3) Willamette River Festival & Movie in the Park (July 30)

All of North Portland is connected to the Willamette River. We enjoy it even as we are its stewards. The Willamette River Festival is a chance to celebrate this natural resource.

The festival will feature live music, dance, food carts and free kayak tours. For a full list of bands visit WillametteRiverFestival.org.

Free kayak tours led by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe will allow those first signed up to experience the river first hand with expert guidance. Novices should sign up for the first paddle at 1:30 p.m. that includes instruction.

The event also will include a raffle, bicycle registration, a children’s activity area, walking tour of the future North Portland Greenway Trail and more. Occidental Brewing next to the park will host festival goers.

At dusk, there will be a showing of the movie Upriver, a documentary about the Willamette and current efforts to restore it.


4) Earthquake practice (July 15)

A reminder that the Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) of Overlook and Arbor Lodge/Kenton invite you to test your family and community emergency plans during a joint call-up exercise on Saturday.

NET members are trained to provide neighborhood emergency disaster assistance. They will save lives and property until professional responders can arrive.

Learn more.


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