The Community & Police Relations Committee (CPRC) is a subcommittee of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. Its mission is to bring together members of Portland’s diverse communities and its police officers to improve community and police relations, further an authentic community policing culture, serve as an advisory body, and promote dignity, understanding, and respect in police and community interactions. Neighbors West-Northwest will host the July CPRC meeting. The local community is invited:
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Legacy Good Samaritan, Building 2, 2nd Floor Conference Rm, 1040 NW 22nd
Join us this summer for a one of a kind day camp experience in your own neighborhood!
PLACE is a free day-camp program ($25 registration) offering youth an opportunity to better understand the built and natural resources in their community. PLACE exposes youth and teens to land use planning, parks development, local public involvement process, community enhancement projects, and place making.
Other than that, it’s a way to increase the social capital and capacity of a neighborhood community. With art projects, group games, and snacks, it’s also a fun, safe, and happy summer camp program too – just for you!
Hotel deLuxe will be hosting the Goose Hollow summer camp from July 8, 2013 to July 12, 2013 in their Community Event Space. This space will serve as a base camp.
Another summer camp will be held in Linnton from August 5, 2013 to August 9, 2013 at Kingsley Park. The physical location in Linnton is subject to change depending on other community activities on these dates.
Neighborhood PLACE is a Tsuga Community Commission program made possible with funding and support provided by:
- Neighbors West-Northwest
- Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement
- Southeast Uplift
- Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association
- Hundreds of volunteer hours by our neighborhood stewards
Don your red, white & blue and decorate bikes, trikes and wagons! Join the parade, 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 4 at the corner of NW Powhatan & NW Cumberland Road! Wind your way down the hill behind an official city escort to the Hillside Community Center for a neighborhood picnic! Activities for kids. Bring a blanket and sunscreen and stay for awhile! Hot dogs, chips and soda provided by Hillside Neighborhood Association. Last names A-L please bring dessert, M-Z a salad. Suggested donation of $20 per family.
Playwright and performer Tonya Jone Miller feels she grew up in a “Vietnam vacuum.” The child of a Vietnamese man and an American farm girl from rural Indiana who found herself teaching English in Saigon at the height of the war, Threads is Ms. Miller’s dramatic recounting of her mother’s incredible story and the universal connections that bind us all. Sponsored in part by Neighbors West-Northwest and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement through the Neighborhood Small Grant Program, this one-woman show will be performed at the CoHo Theater (2257 NW Raleigh Street) from June 20th through June 23rd at 7:30 each evening. Please be sure to join us at the Friday, June 21st performance for a special post-show reception featuring Vietnamese foods and a discussion with the playwright’s mother and other special guests. This production promises to be an important and enlightening community event. More information, including event cost, is available online.
Comprehensive Plan – The City of Portland is working to update the long-range plan to prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as plan for and coordinate major public investments, over the next 25 years. Find the current draft online. Questions? NINA and Linnton neighbors, contact Barry Manning, 503 823-7965. Remaining NWNW neighbors, unless included in Central City planning process, contact Joan Frederiksen, 503 823-3111.
Central City 2035 – CC2035 will update the plan and policies for the central areas of Portland, Oregon to address challenges and opportunities in order to ensure this unique economic, transportation, cultural and educational hub will be a vibrant resource for all Portlanders over the next 25 years. This includes Portland Downtown, Old Town Chinatown, the Pearl District and parts of Goose Hollow and the Northwest District. For more information, click here or contact Karl Lisle, 503 823-4286.
Events – CC2035 Open Houses: Tuesday, June 11, 5 – 7 PM or Friday, June 14, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at 1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 7A (7th Floor) Comprehensive Plan – District Mapping Conversations: Saturday, June 15 (Linnton & NINA) & Saturday, June 22 (other NWNW neighborhoods). The City is gathering preliminary feedback on the Comprehensive Plan maps elements in meetings with representatives from community groups, neighborhood and business associations. If you are interested in attending please contact Barry or Joan (see above) regarding space availability.
Are you a local writer with something to say about the Pearl District? Submit your articles to The Compass, a new printed neighborhood newsletter. Please make your topics timely to the summer season.
Guidelines: about 300 words, with or without an image, relevant to anything in the Pearl District. Due date: June 15
Contact Kate Washington (360 970-6364) with any questions or to submit your article.
By Nancy Hamer
If there is an earthquake or a natural disaster right now, are you prepared to be self sufficient until help can arrive? Would you like to learn:
- How to be more prepared at home for possible emergencies?
- Which supplies are most useful to have on hand?
- Who to contact or where to go for help in our neighborhood?
Linnton is a unique neighborhood and has unique concerns. On Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, come join us in the LCC gym to meet representatives and local volunteers from the Portland NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team), and the Red Cross. Participate in an informative exchange of ideas on how to become more prepared at home for earthquakes and other emergencies. You will be glad you did! Email Linnton for more information.
Interested in preparing for national disasters and emergencies in your neighborhood? Find a variety of emergency preparedness resources on the NWNW website, in addition to videos of the Pearl District’s emergency preparedness workshops.
Thanks to attendees of the annual Neighbors West-Northwest Spring Benefit Performance. Our guests were treated to a riveting performance of Crooked. A special thanks to CoHo Productions for their continued support. Thanks also go to Trader Joe’s for supporting our per-performance reception! If you missed the play but would still like to contribute to NWNW, you can donate at www.nwnw.org. And if you’d like to see a performance of Crooked, it runs through June 8. Click here to learn more.
This spring, NWNW held a raffle that showcased wonderful Portland businesses and experiences. Winners will be contacted following the drawing on Monday, June 3. Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets and best of luck! Also, thanks to the generous contributors:
- Artists Repertory Theater
- Cinema 21
- Eastside Distilling
- Lan Su Chinese Garden
- Laughing Planet
- Northwest Children’s Theater
- Portland Children’s Museum
- Portland Walking Tours
- Portland Japanese Garden
- Salt & Straw
- Portland Timbers
- Zip Car
PULUSH’S Twin Bucket Brigade:Emergency Sanitation – Over the past 18 months, PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) has exhibited the Twin Bucket Emergency Toilet system at 25 community events. Now the group is calling on community members to display a self-explanatory exhibit at their events and meetings. A basic emergency sanitation exhibit kit is now available on loan from Neighbors West – Northwest. Included in a small cart that can be rolled or carried by bike are the following: nested pee and poo buckets, various lids including a toilet seat, sandwich bags with samples of carbon composting material, a plastic rack for how-to leaflets, a sign, a table cloth, and a clipboard sign-up for questions and special inquiries. This urine-separating emergency system, pioneered in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, has been approved by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management. Interested in joining the Twin-Bucket Brigade? Contact PHLUSH to schedule a 90-minute orientation at the PHLUSH office. PHLUSH can also arrange orientation by phone or video conference. Contact NWNW or visit our website to check out the exhibit kit for display.