Posts Tagged ‘Outer east portland’

COPS need cops, ambulances in east Portland accident

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Last night there was an injury accident in east Portland involving a police car and two people from the television show COPS. The combined press releases from the Portland Police Bureau follow.

“On September 29, 2009 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Portland Police Officer driving Eastbound on Southeast Stark Street near 136th (Avenue) was hit by an oncoming vehicle that veered into the officer’s lane. Two passengers from the COPS television show were riding in the officer’s vehicle as part of a COPS production that is currently being filmed with the Portland Police Bureau.

Glenfair NA Moving Forward — Wednesday’s YOUTH conversation/workshop

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Today, at 6:30 p.m., the Glenfair Neighborhood Association is holding a meeting to review the results of the youth related survey conducted in May.

The  free event, held at Glenfair Elementary School, 153rd and Northeast Glisan St. in outer east Portland, includes finger food, door prizes, language translation and child care.

Children are encouraged to participate in the conversation.

For more information about this or anything related to the Glenfair Neighborhood Association contact Mike Vander Veen at the East Portland Neighborhood Office,

September Memo feature story recap

Friday, September 4th, 2009

A recap of feature articles from the September issue of the Mid-county Memo follows.

The three stories on the front page are: TriMet opens light rail service in Southeast Portland to Clackamas Town Center with the opening of the Green Line Saturday, September 12.

Marking the completion of the Russellville community — begun over a decade ago by the Rembold family — Russellville Park II opens with fanfare and politicos speechifying.

Mid-County’s Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization uses federal stimulus dollars to keep hundreds of teenagers working and learning.

Cycle the Well Field in outer east Portland

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Columbia Slough Watershed Council sent us an e-mail about the last chance to sign up for Cycle the Well Field, Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This annual bicycling tour of Portland’s local groundwater well field will work your muscles and your brain at the same time, as experts from the Portland Water Bureau teach you about Portland’s back-up water supply system.

Five  slots only remain;  sign-up here , or call Melissa at 503-281-1132.

Meet at the aloft Portland Airport Hotel at Cascade Station, 9920 N.E. Cascades Pkwy.

Portland Metro Concert Band performs free Flag Day concert

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Portland Metro Concert Band presents a Flag Day Concert Sunday, June 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the Horner Performing Arts Center on the David Douglas High School campus in outer east Portland at 1400 S.E. 13th Ave.

In honor of the holiday, the program includes a variety of music with patriotic themes: the Carmen Dragon arrangement of “America the Beautiful,” a medley of George M. Cohan tunes titled “Star Spangled Salute:”  a collection of World War II songs called “The Homefront,” and a medley of service songs titled “Armed Forces Salute.”

June Mid-county Memo summary

Monday, June 8th, 2009

The June 2009 edition of the Mid-county Memo has also, after being sedulously delivered by the United States Postal Service,  been posted online.

Gracing this issue’s front page are the gracious ladies of the Elkettes, a 50-member strong ladies auxiliary of  the Gateway Elks

The four-story, 180,000 square foot new medical pavilion at Adventist Medical Center in east Portland opened last month.  Read Lee Perlman’s first-hand account of the dedication ceremony.

David Douglas School District’s  Fir Ridge Campus is featured in a story  by Heather Hill about  its annual Leadership Conference

Glenfair Neighborhood Association meets tonight

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The Glenfair Neighborhood Associaiton holds their gemneral membership meeting tonight, at 7-8:30 p.m., in Glenfair Elementary School, 15300 N.E. Glisan St.
The bondaries for this outer east Portland are: Northeast Glisan Street on the north to Southeast Stark Street on the south, and from Northeast 148th to the City limits at 162nd Avenue.

Tonight’s Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Citizens Noise Advisory Council (CNAC)
3. Minutes
4. Treasurer’s report
5. Partners for a Safe and Livable Portland and parks reports
6. Land Use report
7. East Portland Neighbors/ East Portland Neighborhood Office updates
8. Small Grants report
a. Software purchase – David
9. Bylaw discussion
a. Number of meetings
b. Removal of Article 5, Section 6

Inaugural Skate Jam at Ed Benedict Skate Plaza opening

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

A special celebration marks the official opening of Portland’s  first skate plaza at Ed Benedict Park Saturday, May 30. Following the celebration the inaugural ALL-City Skate Series Invitational begins.

Enjoy skateboarding tricks, a Disc Jockey, music, food, drinks, prizes and giveaways — all in honor of Portland Parks & Recreation skateboarding youth!

This competition is open to all youth enrolled in any PP&R skateboarding program or class. The competition has two separate age brackets: 12-and-under (K-8) and 18-and-under (grades 9-12). The opening celebration, featuring City Commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman, starts at 1 p.m.; the Adidas/Tribute Demo starts at 1:30 p.m. The PP&R Skate Jam kicks off at 2:30 p.m., participants need to check-in by 2 p.m.

Smith celebrates Memorial Day with party at Argay Park

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

We received an e-mail from Oregon State Representative Jefferson Smith’s office. Rep. Smith is throwing a party Monday, May 25 at Argay Park,  in outer east Portland — and you’re invited. Free food, music and fun. Smith represents House District 47, a district mostly south of I-84, it does have a portion north of the freeway that encompasses Argay Park.
It follows:

“Representative Smith
and his staff are putting on a basketball tournament and barbecue to celebrate Memorial day, and we would love your help to get the word out.
It will be located at Argay Park near the basketball court, Northeast 141st Ave. & Failing St., from 1 to 3 p.m. this Monday.

Argay NA chair Curry sets resignation date

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Argay Neighborhood Association chair Valerie Curry intends to resign.  Curry, who has served on the ANA board for six years and as chair for two — and has done yeoman’s work — told the Memo if a current Argay board member, or someone doesn’t get on the board, get up to speed and take over, November 2009 will be her last meeting as chair.

“We need a president and secretary, there’s no vp (vice-president), I go to too many meetings the city wants me to go to, I have to take meeting minutes, I have to do articles for that EPNO (East Portland Neighborhood Office) paper, answer phone calls; my interest is in crime and livability, that’s where my real interest lies,” Curry said.