Overlook Neighborhood Update (Aug. 31)

1) Movie in Overlook Park Sunday evening
2) OKNA Board meeting
3) North Portland Transportation Summit location changed
4) Upcoming paving on N Williams Avenue
5) Tour de Lab on Sunday


1) Movie in Overlook Park Sunday evening

Don’t forget that Wonder Woman comes to Overlook Park Sunday evening. We’ll have face painters and music starting at 6 p.m., with the movie beginning at dusk. Anyone who comes dressed as a superhero will receive a raffle ticket for a bevy of prizes including gift certificates to local businesses and adidas gear.

Learn more on our website, and stop by the OKNA tent to say hi to Overlook board members.

2) OKNA Board meeting

The Overlook Neighborhood Association Board will meet on Tuesday at the Historic Overlook House at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes an update on the Overlook Bluff heritage tree, information about the Portland Harbor cleanup and board reports. The meeting is open to the public.

3) North Portland Transportation Summit location changed

The North Portland Transportation Partnership (NPTP) will host a kickoff event featuring Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek and Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who heads the Portland Bureau of Transportation on Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. at Kaiser Town Hall (3704 N Interstate Ave.). Oregon Department of Transportation officials also will be on hand to present information about proposed congestion pricing (tolling) on I-5 in North Portland. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

NPTP is taking a fresh look at the issues affecting North Portlanders who ride, bike, drive, roll and walk in and around our neighborhoods. The partnership seeks to take a collaborative approach to transportation issues and to create a shared venue for residents, businesses, government organizations and others to discuss and influence transportation projects that affect us all.

At the kickoff event, NPTP will connect community advocates, residents and transportation officials who share mobility concerns that affect North Portland.  Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and engage in informal interactive conversations about transportation issues.

Please note that this is a change of location. The event had previously been announced in the Overlook Views newsletter to be held at University of Portland. It now is at Kaiser Town Hall.

4) Upcoming paving on N Williams Avenue

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has announced that street improvements on N Williams Avenue from N Beech Street to N Killingsworth Street will require lane closures starting Tuesday and continuing through approximately September 18. Lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. each work day and possibly on weekends.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave 3 lane miles of pavement.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours.  Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project. For the safety of people biking on this popular bike route, bicyclists will be detoured onto NE Cleveland between N Beech and N Killingsworth.

Expect delays while repairs are being made.  Please travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.

5) Tour de Lab on Sunday

The Tour de Lab bike ride visits the Overlook Neighborhood on Sunday. Organizers anticipate about 600 riders. N Concord Street, east of the Lucky Lab on N Killingsworth Street, will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. All riders should clear the area by 2 and the Concord re-opened by 2:30.

Learn more.

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