Overlook Neighborhood Update (May 11)

1) I-5 tolling and adidas at OKNA General Meeting
2) Beach School spring plant sale this weekend
3) Annual Overlook Neighborhood cleanup next weekend


1) I-5 tolling and adidas at OKNA General Meeting

Join your neighbors at the May Overlook Neighborhood General Meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kaiser Town Hall. Oregon Department of Transportation representatives will share information about Value Pricing (also known as congestion tolling) on Interstate 5, including through North Portland. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

This topic is acutely important to residents of North Portland neighborhoods around I-5, including Overlook, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Boise and others. Tolls could incentivize commuters to divert onto local streets such as N Interstate Avenue, N Greeley Avenue, N Denver Avenue and the Vancouver-Williams corridor. If those become overcrowded, cut-through traffic could further push into residential neighborhoods.

Also on Tuesday, officials from adidas will update the neighborhood about their evolving expansion plans. Check out the full agenda for the meeting.

2) Beach School spring plant sale this weekend

Resilience Design’s spring plant sale will benefit the garden program at Overlook’s Beach Elementary School. Come see the renovated garden and pollinator meadow and shop for local and organic native plants, fruit trees and berries, herbs, seeds, tomatoes, and more.

The sale will take place at Beach School on Friday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

3) Annual Overlook Neighborhood cleanup next weekend

Don’t forget to join your neighbors on Saturday, May 19, 10-noon at the parking lot of Bethel Lutheran Church (5658 N. Denver) for Overlook’s annual neighborhood sprucing up. As we did last year, we’ll focus our energies along Denver, Greeley, Killingsworth and Interstate.

Learn more about the cleanup.

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