Overlook Neighborhood Update (Nov. 11)

1) Overlook House Holiday Craft Bazaar (Saturday-Sunday)
2) Comment on Portland’s Residential Infill Project
3) How should Trimet deal with fare evaders?
4) Serve on Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee


1) Overlook House Holiday Craft Bazaar (Saturday-Sunday)

The annual Overlook House Holiday Craft Bazaar is underway. It’s a great place to bump into neighbors and to support local artisans and the Overlook House itself. All proceeds benefit children’s programs at the Overlook House.

All items are hand crafted or hand made. Ceramics, art glass, journals, greeting cards, soaps, jewelry, photos, drawings, paintings, crocheting, weaving, quilting and stuffed animals are just some of the beautiful and whimsical items you’ll find. Don’t miss the bake sale for delicious savory and sweet treats baked by your talented neighbors.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-5
Sunday, Nov. 12, 10-4
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)

2) Comment on Portland’s Residential Infill Project

The City of Portland is planning to change its development rules to allow denser housing development in residential neighborhoods. Per the Portland Tribune:

City planners are recommending that maximum home sizes be reduced and more types of them be built in single-family neighborhoods in the future.

The recommendations are included in Residential Infill Project staff report released by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Learn more on the city’s official Residential Infill Project website, and then take a moment to share your thoughts about the proposal and what sort of development you want to see in Overlook at the city’s official comment survey.

3) How should Trimet deal with fare evaders?

Trimet, the regional public transportation system, is asking residents how it should deal with people who don’t pay their fare. Right now, the current fine is $175, but the fare rules are rarely enforced. What do you think the fine should be? Who should pay it? Should there be community service? Share your thoughts with Trimet by taking their online survey.

4) Serve on Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is accepting applications for membership on Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC). They have 11 seats available for a term beginning in January 2018. Up to six alternate seats are also available.The PAC is a 15-person committee that advises the city on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness and environmental enhancement. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, urban planning professionals, and residents at-large.Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the Pedestrian Advisory Committee website.

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