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Buckman August 14

By Susan Lindsay   The 5th Annual Buckman Picnic in the Park will be held, Sunday, August 10, from  4-8 pm at Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th and Taylor St. Our neighborhood picnic, coordinated in conjunction with National Night Out week has a free BBQ meal, kid’s activities and bouncy [...]

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Montavilla August 14

By Joanna Beatty   Montavilla is gearing up to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) in our neighborhood.  Nationally, NNO strives to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors – to shake hands and share ideas. [...]

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Richmond August 14

By Callie Jones   The Richmond Neighborhood Association (www.richmondpdx.org) held its monthly meeting July 14 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd & Woodward St. Meetings are held the 7-9 pm, the 2nd Monday of each month in the basement (use the side door near the parking lot). We are [...]

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North Tabor August 14

By Dana Savole   North Tabor based CURBS (Citizen’s United Rebuilding Burnside Safely) has been hard at work focusing on making the neighborhood safer for all modes of travel. Through the high crash corridor program data, it was determined that Burnside east of 47th is a good candidate for a [...]

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Kerns August 14

By Heather Waisanen   There’s no Kerns Neighborhood Association meeting this month. Next one is Sept. 17. Instead we are throwing our annual National Night Out picnic and invite our neighbors to join us for food, music and fun. The picnic is Tuesday, August 5 from 6 pm – dark [...]

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Up for Review and Comment – the New Draft Comprehensive Plan

By Don MacGillivray   Portland residents are invited to view and comment on elements of a long-range plan to direct growth and change over the next twenty years. Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan may be viewed at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan. The Comprehensive Plan, a state-mandated blueprint for future growth (not to be confused [...]

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Central City 2035 SE Quadrant

By Nancy Tannler   In 1988, the Central Eastside became an official district of Portland’s Central City and is now part of the Central City 2035 Plan (CC2035). The SE Quadrant goes from the Banfield to the Clinton Triangle and SE Powell and from the Willamette River to SE 12th [...]

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The Rubble Within

The Markham House

By Midge Pierce   The greenest house is an existing house. Lost in the din over demolition is the environmental cost of razing homes. Carbon is stored in the timber and materials of older homes, but it is expended in the harvesting of fresh resources, the manufacturing and delivery of [...]

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Letters to the Editor August 14

Dear Editor: Like many of you, I have heard rumors that St. Francis Parish in the Buckman neighborhood was thinking of selling St. Francis Park (SE 12th & Stark) to make money for long deferred maintenance and capital expenses at the church. Since I worked for eighteen years (’80-’98) as [...]

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Have Patience While Commuting

Have Patience While Commuting

By Midge Pierce   You may feel like your car, bike or sandals are barely squeezing through Portland’s tightly-packed commercial corridors and detours this summer. Inner SE is bursting with transit projects from road diets on SE Division to the  Tilikum Bridge Crossing, to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail. Repaving, sewer [...]

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