Overlook Neighborhood Update (Aug. 27)

1) Upcoming events at adidas
2) Picnic at Peninsula Park (Sept. 24)
3) Oregon transportation funding priorities
4) Equity in city government


1) Upcoming events at adidas

As part of their efforts to keep neighbors informed, adidas has announced two upcoming events. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4-4:45 p.m., there will be amplified sound on the plaza and a yoga class on the pitch. On Friday, Sept. 8, 9-11:30 a.m. there will be amplified sound on the plaza and a DJ playing music for a donor event.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact adidas at overlook@adidas.com.

2) Picnic at Peninsula Park (Sept. 24)

Join other friends of Portland Parks at Peninsula Park in North Portland to celebrate the close of Portland Parks Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Year. Bring the whole family, along with a picnic blanket, to enjoy all that public parks have to offer.

Festivities Include:

  • A picnic sponsored by NW Natural
  • Art station for budding artists hosted by Multnomah Arts Center
  • Youth soccer clinic lead by Jack Jewsbury, former Portland Timbers midfielder and Portland Parks Foundation board member
  • Guided tours of the historic garden by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden
  • Parks Champion Award presented to outstanding community volunteer

RSVP by September 14.

Portland Parks Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, Sept. 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
Peninsula Park

3) Oregon transportation funding priorities

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is looking for input from Oregonians about how to prioritize spending. Tell ODOT if it should prioritize funding for highway expansion, safety, or pedestrian/bike improvements by taking this short survey.

The process for distributing money to transportation projects in the 2021-4 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) begins now. Because projects in the STIP are funded with taxpayer dollars, ODOT is making every effort to get input from Oregonians about how to spend these funds. To accomplish this, they have created a website to share information. Check it out at oregon.gov/ODOT/STIP.

4) Equity in city government

The Office of Equity and Human Rights’ charge from community and City Council is to influence institutional change in city government in regards to race and disability.

The office depends on community feedback to inform its work. If you’d like to help with that mission, the office is accepting applications for its Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC consists of volunteers from Portland’s diverse communities representing an array of experiences, perspectives and expertise. This is a great opportunity to learn more about governing for racial and disability equity, and to become more aware of how your unique form of city government works.

Find out more and apply for the BAC.

You may also contact Jeff Selby for more information at jeff.selby@portlandoregon.gov.

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