Archive for the ‘East Portland Neighborhood Office’ Category

April Mid-county Memo posted online

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The April 2014 issue posted online last week, here are April’s feature stories and Departments:

2014 Madison High School's Rose Festival court

East Portland princesses–from Madison, Parkrose and David Douglas high schools–were picked last month.

A new development is roiling neighbors in the outer Northeast Glenfair neighborhood.

The Parkrose School district passes on putting a local option levy on May’s ballot.

The Portland Development Commission spent $67,000 on a series of workshops for Gateway property and business owners.

A round-up of results from Mid-county winter high school sports and activities.

Joe Rossi cancels the Barn Bash, his popular annual party in Parkrose.

November edition posted online

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Last week, the November 2013 edition posted online.

At the 211info call center in east Portland, Lead Information Specialist Raina Daniels monitors a call.Feature stories include the 411 on 211info, a non-profit that provides information on housing help and myriad social services; Is it end of the road for Parkrose bus drivers?; Longtime Russell neighborhood resident Ray Alexander celebrated his 100th birthday at Gateway Church, a congregation he helped found; construction updates on the new Parkrose Middle School and Glisan Commons, and the latest Mid-County restaurant ratings.

Memo Departments–Memo Pad, Memo Calendar, Letters to the Editor, Business Memos and the monthly Meals on Wheels People menu–teem with listings of events, reunions, activities, local business news, special events, fundraisers, achievements and milestones reached and passed.

Mayor’s budget: still cuts for east Portland

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Mayor Charlie Hales’ draft budget, while kinder to neighborhood involvement programs in east Portland and elsewhere than previous projections suggested, still calls for significant cuts.

The East Portland Neighborhood Office is a branch of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and receives most of its funding from that bureau.

In April, at a budget hearing in east Portland, Portland’s City Council listens to citizen comments on Mayor Charlie Hales’, middle, proposed budget.

Last winter Hales asked ONI and all other City bureaus to submit budgets with a ten percent reduction from fiscal year 2012-13 levels.

May issue recap

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The May 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online.

Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here.

LaShawn McCarthey, Prescott Elementary SUN site manager, poses with some of his students, from left, fifth grader Anthony Green, first grader Rickiya Overton and fifth grader Forrest Clark. Students participate in up to 45 minutes of daily homework help.

This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East Portland Action Plan face budget cuts; Parkrose school board candidates answer a question and, how do Mid-county restaurants rate?

EPNO awards neighborhood grants

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Earlier this month, the East Portland Neighborhood Office awarded 11 neighborhood grants containing a total of $30,000 to community organizations for special projects. The awards were selected from 28 applications seeking a total of $58,611.

EPNO awarded the Parkrose High School Alumnae Association $3,500 for a 100 years of Parkrose Music project.

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EPNO awarded the Parkrose High School Alumnae Association $3,500 for a 100 years of Parkrose Music project.

The money comes from the City General Fund through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for disbursement by EPNO and the city’s six other neighborhood offices and coalitions. According to the criteria, the grants are intended to “increase the capacity” of community groups, encourage partnerships among them, and promote participation by “under-represented communities.”

May edition posted online

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The May 2012 Mid-county Memo is posted online. A recap of its contents:

Last month, the top three mayoral candidates debated at David Douglas High School’s Howard Horner Performing Arts Center; the new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas are approved; Parkrose School District averts a teacher’s strike; David Douglas special education teacher Annie Harrell is named Outstanding Teacher of the Year; Lee Perlman interviews City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and opponent, state Rep. Mary Nolan; the Planning and Sustainability Commission endorsed the Outer Powell Conceptual Design Plan; since 2006, east Portland neighborhood associations have been operating illegally; the Portland Housing Bureau is changing tax abatement area boundaries in east Portland … again; and, longtime Gateway hairstylist June Bauer’s obituary.

For years, east Portland neighborhood associations operating illegally

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Are east Portland neighborhood associations all illegal? Technically yes, says East Portland Neighborhood Office Executive Director Richard Bixby, but it is not their fault. It is his.
A handful of the City’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, able to offer tax deductions for donations. Most of the rest fall into a different non-profit status.

Because they handle relatively small amounts of money, they do not have to make yearly reports to the IRS — or did not until the year 2006, when the law was changed.

Crime prevention consolidation proposed

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Crime prevention consolidation proposed

The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is considering having all of its Neighborhood Crime Prevention Specialists; including Rosanne Lee, Teri Poppino and Mary Tompkins, work out of a central location.

The specialists, part of ONI’s Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, help form block watch and business watch networks, help negotiate Good Neighbor Agreements between community groups and liquor license holders, and otherwise assist grass roots public safety programs.

Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. inside the  East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave.

For the meeting agenda, or for more information, contact HNA President Arlene Kimura, 503-252-9429 or e-mail her at:

East Portland Spring clean-up Saturday

Friday, May 14th, 2010

An east Portland multi-neighborhood bulky waste Spring clean-up is being held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — earlier if dumpsters fill up — in TriMet’s Park & Ride at Southeast 122nd Ave. and E. Burnside St. in outer east Portland. Enter on Southeast Ash St.

They will welcome appliances, furniture, metal and tires.
Because of Metro’s new rules this year, they can’t accept yard debris, electronics (televisions and monitors), food, animal, Commercial or hazardous waste.

Suggested Donations are $10 per passenger car load; $20 per truck load. Tires: $2 off rim, $5 on rim — limit five.