Oct. 30th, 6:00pm at Hillside Community Center
If you’d prefer a walk with hillier terrain, join us to learn about the history of the Hillside neighborhood. We’ll explore what the area was like from July 13, 1913 when the first streetcar came to the emerging neighborhood through the end of the 1920s, when the construction boom around Westover Road was winding down. Walk participants will learn about the neighborhood’s development, past residents, and little gems of Portland history.
Learn more here, www.nwnw.org/walking
Oct. 27th, 5:00pm, at PSU Urban Center
Join NWNW and Portland State University for a walking tour of the Downtown and Goose Hollow neighborhoods as part of their recreation center’s Walktober program. The walk will begin and end at the PSU Urban Center.
Oct. 22nd, 9:00 am at Guilds Lake Inn
Oct. 18th at 9:00am at Linnton Creek trailhead
sponsored by: Forest Park Conservancy & Linnton Neighborhood Association
Meet at the Linnton Creek trailhead (parking around the Community Center at NW 107th & across the railroad tracks on the right)
restoration work (ivy!) on Hoge and Linnton Creeks
Dress for weather and mud! Lunch to follow!
Oct 11th, 8:30 am at Peet’s Coffee, 1114 NW Couch St
by Bryan Burch – In August, Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association and Eden Community Church of the Nazarene members gathered to mulch and water the Arboretum at East Sylvan Middle School in preparation for the beginning of school. A Portland Parks & Recreation Learning Landscape, 23 trees were planted in 2010 to provide students with a School Arboretum. Neighbors and church members gather each year to care for the trees, mow the lawn, and prepare the grounds for the beginning of the school year.
The Northwest Neighborhoods Parks and Recreation Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation invites proposals from qualified nonprofit and public organizations for grants to support the construction and renovation of parks and recreation facilities in NW Portland. While there is no specific ceiling on requests, recent grants have ranged from $3,500 to $75,000. Applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. at Neighbors West-Northwest.
For information, please contact Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210, 503 823-4211; The Oregon Community Foundation, 1221 SW Yamhill St., Suite 100, Portland OR 97205, 503 227-6846; or visit the NWNW website. to download the request for proposal and application.
September is National Emergency Preparedness month. There are many activities going on this month through the Bureau of Emergency Preparedness. In addition to participating in these activities, many neighborhood associations are active on emergency preparedness issues. Interested in joining you neighbors? Various contacts are included below. If you don’t see your neighborhood listed below, feel free to contact us here at NWNW to point you in the right direction.
The Pearl District Neighborhood Association annual meeting is October 16, 2014. Location to be determined. Several board seats are available, so if you are interested or would like to recommend a candidate, contact Kate Washington, or visit the Pearl District website. If you nominate someone else, please include their contact information.
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Place: Sylvan Fire Station, 1715 SW Skyline
You are cordially invited to the Arlington Heights social and neighborhood elections. Come renew old acquaintances, meet new neighbors, and catch up on neighborhood news. This is a great opportunity to find out what is going on and weigh in on neighborhood issues. If convenient, bring an appetizer or snack to share; beverages will be provided. Parking available near East Sylvan Middle School. Find out about transportation and parking in Washington Park, Japanese Garden Expansion Plans and Reservoir Construction.