Overlook Neighborhood Update (Aug. 4)

1) Overlook House ice cream social (Aug. 6)
2) Special Olympics at adidas moved to Sunday (Aug. 6)
3) Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) meeting (Aug. 14)
4) OKNA bylaws updates
5) Remaining safe in public in a tense climate
6) Friends of Trees seeks Overlook volunteer
7) The Alibi Tiki Lounge turns 70 (Aug. 19)


1) Overlook House ice cream social (Aug. 6)

Are you feeling the heat these past few days? Come cool off with some ice cream at the Overlook House’s ice cream social and bike parade on Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to support the beloved Historic Overlook House and to meet your neighbors. The even it open to the public with ice cream, hot dogs and sausage, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale.

Kids and kids at heard can begin gathering for the bike parade at 2, with the parade starting at 3 and ending at the Overlook House for ice cream. Learn more on our website.

Ice cream social and bike parade
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2-6 p.m.
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)

 

2) Special Olympics at adidas moved to Sunday (Aug. 6)

Due to the high heat forecast for this weekend, the Special Olympics Oregon soccer game scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been moved to Sunday morning before things get too hot. No music or announcements will be broadcast over the PA system before 8 a.m., and parking will be provided for all athletes and spectators in the adidas employee garage. Kickoff will be between 8:30 and 9:30, with the event wrapping up by 10:30.

If you’re free Sunday morning, please consider showing up to support these young athletes.

 

3) Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) meeting (Aug. 14)

Are you prepared for an earthquake or other major emergency? The folks with the Overlook Neighborhood Emergency Team want to help you get ready. Join them for their next meeting at the Lucky Labrador Tap Room on Monday, Aug. 14 to make new friends and learn how you can be ready for disaster. The meeting runs 6:30-8 p.m., but newcomers are encouraged to show up around 6 p.m. to ask questions and meet people. Folks with radios should check-in en route on channel 5.

Overlook NET meeting
Monday, Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m.
Lucky Labrador Tap Room (1700 N Killingsworth Road)

 

4) OKNA bylaws updates

The OKNA Board has been hard at work revising our bylaws to reflect the way the neighborhood association runs and to better align with bylaws in other neighborhoods. We will ask members to adopt these updates at the Aug. 15 General Meeting, which will be held a the Lucky Labrador Tap Room on N Killingsworth at 6:30 p.m. We’re putting the finishing touches on the changes and will post them at overlookneighborhood.org and to our email list on Tuesday.

At the Aug. 15 meeting, members will consider two items.

First, the board will ask for adoption of a rewrite of the bylaws to reflect how we conduct elections and manage our committees. These technical changes primarily bring our current practices and bylaws into alignment. Several smaller changes are also incorporated to add clarity and increase opportunities for residents to engage.

Second, the board will present revisions to our membership requirements for consideration. This item was separated out to allow for greater discussion.

Both motions will require a two-thirds supermajority vote for approval.

 

5) Remaining safe in public in a tense climate

Portland has seen an uptick in bigoted intimidation and harassment over the past few months. Incidents range from swastika graffiti to the recent killings on the Max Train, leaving many Portland residents feeling on edge. When encountering these situations, there are many ways to respond to protect and support ourselves, our families and community members, depending on the safety of the situation. No matter how small the action, what we do can go a long way to communicating that hate will not be tolerated in our city.

Many people will not encounter these sorts of incidents. However, it is a good idea to consider personal safety while out in public and how you should react in case you do find yourself in an unexpected situation. The city’s Crime Prevention Program has put together guidance that will help people prepare. Check out the tips online.

 

6) Friends of Trees seeks Overlook volunteer

The group Friends of Trees is already planning for next spring’s plantings in the Overlook Neighborhood and seeks someone to join the coordinating team. If you’re interested in trees and keeping Overlook green, you can learn more on their website.

Email Litzy Venturi if you’d like to pursue this opportunity.

 

7) The Alibi Tiki Lounge turns 70 (Aug. 19)

Did you know that The Alibi Restaurant and Lounge is one of the oldest continuously running tiki bars in the country? Opened in 1947, it is a beloved, transcending and iconic institution in Portland.

The Alibi will celebrate its 70th birthday on Aug. 19 with a kid-friendly outdoor luau for neighbors and other fans.

This event will be from 12-7 p.m. and host local and regional tiki vendors, an outdoor Polynesian luau feast, shaved ice cart and outdoor beer garden. Surf rock bands Don and the Quixotes, The Apollo Four, and live band karaoke featuring Karaoke from Hell will provide entertainment. Guests can ride the mechanical shark, and there will be games and activities for kids. In addition, a charity dunk tank featuring local celebrities will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Portland.

Alibi 70th Birthday Luau
Saturday, Aug. 19, 12-7 p.m.
The Alibi Restaurant & Lounge (4024 N Interstate Ave.)

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