NWDA Air Quality Update

by Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

The NWDA Air Quality Committee will not meet in August. The next meeting will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Breakfast Room at the Silver Cloud Inn on NW 24th Place and NW Vaughn St.

Please continue to submit your odor complaints on our website. If you are unsure of the source of the odor, try to walk about and find it. If you can’t find it, come to our meeting, and we will help you. All odor complaints on our website go to us and to DEQ. If they are ESCO complaints, they will be sent to ESCO to discover what occured at the time of the odor.

Currently, the Committee is working on the oversight for the clean diesel agreement with C.E. John Residential in their construction over ten years in the Con-way Master Plan area of the neighborhood. We are also talking with Good Sam Hospital about clean diesel in vehicles serving the hospital.

Join us and help clean up our neighborhood air.

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Goose Hollow Picnic 9/5

Join your neighbors at the Goose Hollow Neighborhood Picnic on Friday, September 5, 2014! This year, we’re once again being hosted at Providence Park for an evening of food and drink. There will be music, games and a live raffle of awesome prizes from your favorite Goose Hollow spots! Check out the Goose Hollow website to sign up for the e-newsletter in order to receive more information as the date gets close.

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Linnton Picnics

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Place: Whitwood Ct/Springville Rd., near NW Mills & Whitney St.

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Waldemere hill, near NW Hoge & Wilark

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM (both picnics)

These picnics are great opportunities to meet your neighbors. Let the kids play together. Share neighborhood history and some food. Burgers, hotdogs, and sodas will be provided. Bring your favorite picnic dish or dessert. Contact Brian Hoop for locations.

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Neighborhood Recycling Event 8/23

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Parking Lot at NW 19th Ave. & Davis St.

Neighbors West-Northwest is holding a neighborhood recycling and cleanup event! This  fundraising event will provide a place to donate, recycle, and/or dispose of unwanted materials. Suggested donation: $10 per visit. All proceeds benefit NWNW, a non-profit coalition of 12 neighborhood associations.

Accepted items: mixed waste/general rubbish, gently used household items, electronics, small appliances, block Styrofoam (no packing peanuts), and paper shredding (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. only).

Not accepted: No large reusable furniture, hazardous waste or yard debris will be accepted. Commercial trucks will be turned away.

Sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, Metro and Neighbors West-Northwest. Special thanks to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Click here for more information, including a traffic circulation plan.Want to volunteer? Contact Jennifer Kirk, 503 823-4265.

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Lovejoy Fountain Concert Series

Date: Fridays, August 15 & 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Place: Lovejoy Fountain, SW 3rd Ave. & Harrison St.

Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family, friends and neighbors! Food vendors will also be available. Sponsored by the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association. Entertainment

  • August 15: Thara Memory & Marilyn Keller – Legendary PDX Jazz Luminaries
  • August 22: Caña Son – Hot Cuban “Son” & Sals
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Downtown National Night Out

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: South Park Blocks between SW Harrison St. & Montgomery St.

Join your neighbors and the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association for free food, live music, prizes, and kids activities as we give crime a going-away party. Featuring guitarist James Manuele playing electric and acoustic guitar. Meet law enforcement members, firefighters, public safety officials and more.

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OTCT Beautification and Clean-up

Come and help beautify Old Town Chinatown. Join in the fun with neighbors and community members in cleaning and beautifying the tree wells and streetscapes. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring, and etc.  Lunch will be served.  Let us know if you will be able to join us by registering online at the SOLVE website.

Register via SOLVE today!
Please bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them.

Date: Saturday, August 2nd
Time: 9:00 – 2:00 pm
Place: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 317 NW Davis St.
Contact: Helen Ying503-803-4555

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NWNW Recycling Event

Date: Sat. August 23rd
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Bring your waste, recycling, and re-use items

Suggested donation: $10 per visit

All proceeds benefit Neighbors West-Northwest, a non-profit coalition of 12 neighborhood associations.

Contact Jen for more information.

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Lovejoy Fountain Concert series

Date: Sat. August 15th
Featuring jazz by Thara Memory and Marilyn Keller

Date: Sat. August 22nd
Featuring Cuban dance music by Caña Son

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: Lovejoy Fountain, 1990 SW 4th Ave


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National Night Out

Pearl District Movies in the Park
Date: Tuesday, Aug 5th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, movie begins at dusk
Place: The Fields Park, NW 11th and Pettygrove
Music by The Working Stiffs
Movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with Free Popcorn
Movie in the Park Pic
Old Town Chinatown Summer Picnic
Date: Tuesday, August 5th
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Place: NW Davis between 3rd & 4th
Everyone living or working in OTCT is invited. Complimentary barbeque and non-alcoholic beverages. Live Music and fun with your neighbors.
Portland Downtown Party
Date: Friday, August 8th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: South Park Blocks
Music, food and a free raffle!

Check our online calendar or the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement for various events city-wide!

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