Free Rain Garden Workshop 5/27!

FREE Rain Gardens 101 Workshop!
Sunday, May 27th from 1-5pm
Albina Early Head Start
909 NE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Wondering how to contain this spring rain? Learn to build a rain garden!

Learn how a rain garden can add beauty to your yard and help restore overloaded urban streams at the same time. Part of a larger effort to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution from entering local waterways, this workshop provides step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. You’ll learn how to decide the best rain garden size & location, which plants to choose, and how to maintain your new rain garden. Participants take a field trip to a nearby rain garden and receive a free comprehensive manual. Register today while spaces are still available!


Please pre-register online at

Information: 503-222-7645

Central Northeast Neighbors Announces Community in Action Honored Projects

In Recognition of Volunteers Working Together For a Healthy and Dynamic Community.

Thank you to those who Nominated Projects!


Activities honored by you that shine in our Neighborhoods

42nd Avenue Main Street Collaborative and Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative: Vision and action with a diverse, cross-community team

A Neighborhood in Motion Mural: Creates a sense a place and promotes community identity.

Alberta Court Mural: Brings community in a creative public art process

Beaumont-Wilshire Picnic in the Park: Builds a sense of community and pride in the neighborhood

Columbia Biogas & Cully Good Neighbor Agreement: Fosters open dialogue between business and community

Cully Blvd Green Street: Project N eighborhood advocated for needed street improvements

Cully Community Market: Provides healthful, affordable, local food for Cully area

Cully Earth Day Clean-Up: Disposes & recycles 30 tons per year of household waste

Cully Neighborhood News: Newsletter reaches over 5300 households and businesses

Fall Festival for Children at Helensview Alternative School: Engages diverse families to celebrate Halloween safely.

Frazer Park Community Garden: Creates community garden spaces for 50 families with need

Gleaners-Nourishing Seniors in our Community: Provides over 3 tons of produce to low-income seniors

Let Us Build Cully Park!: Leveraged over 1 million in grants for needed park

Roseway Concerts in the Park: Provides fun opportunity for neighbors to engage

Somali American Council of Oregon Public Engagement: Engages new Somali immigrants in civic life

Somali and Vietnamese Parent Groups: Strengthens parent ties in schools w cultural workshops

Sumner Litter Patrol and Clean-up: Bring pride in underserved area-1800 pounds of litter gone!


Honored by Community Members for:

 * Impact on the community

* Key accomplishments and barriers overcome 

* How the project promotes community involvement

The Appreciation Celebration is in June!


Public Meeting about Greenway in Roseway Neigborhood

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS 5/25 and 6/21 Neighborhood Greenway Project
Sam Adams, Mayor
May 14,2012
Susan D. Keil, Director




The purpose of this letter is to notify you about public meetings to discuss transportation safety improvements planned for your neighborhood. Portland is currently in the process of expanding the network of safe, family­ friendly bicycle and pedestrian streets. Two years ago, a new Neighborhood Greenway was built on NE Going and Alberta. Since then, the community has worked to identify improvements on NE 53rd and Klickitat. The 77th to Sacramento Neighborhood Greenway project will create family-friendly street connections that connect the existing Going Neighborhood Greenway with the upcoming 50s and Klickitat Neighborhood Greenways. In addition, traffic calming will be installed
on NE 72nd to benefit Sacramento Elementary School.

The overall goal of this project, highlighted on the map below, is to:

  • Reduce speeds on residential streets,
  • Minimize cut-through traffic on local streets,
  • Ensure safe crossings of busy streets for pedestrians and bicycle riders, and
  • Provide safe and convenient access to school, parks, local businesses, and transit.

This portion of the Northeast Neighborhood Greenway network will help create safe routes to several schools. In addition, these routes will improve safe walking and biking access between Sacajewea Park, Glenhaven Park, and Rose City Park. Access to key transit hubs and businesses on Sandy, Fremont, Prescott and 57th will also be improved.

The Bureau of Transportation has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the project with your neighbors. At the first meeting, Transportation staff will provide an overview of neighborhood greenways, review existing traffic conditions on the routes, and hear your feedback. City staff will return for a second meeting to present recommendations on specific improvements.

The Bureau of Transportation  is also partnering with the Bureau of Environmental Services and Friends of Trees in the Grey to Green initiative to expand neighborhood access to street trees. In addition, the Audubon Society is involved with the effort through the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program. Information will be available at the public meeting.
NOTE: Funding for the entire project will be provided by the City of Portland
Date: 1st Meeting:  Thursday, May 24, 2012

          2nd Meeting:  Thursday, June 21, 2012
Place:  Rose City Park School
            2334 NE 57th Ave
Time:   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for both meetings


For questions about the public meetings, please contact Kyle Chisek at 503-823-7041 or
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Come Help Beautify Roseway Neighborhood!

Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 to 2:00 at NE 77th and Beech. Coffee and treats will be provided in the morning as well as lunch around 12:00. Feel free to stop by and help us paint! This is a family friendly event. Food donations and paint brushes are greatly appreciated! If you would like more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Shelman at or 971-238-0799.

Roseway Cleanup Coming Soon!

The hugely popular Roseway Clean Up will take place again this year, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Rose City Nazarene Church (7016 NE Sandy Boulevard) from 9am to 3pm.  This is a great opportunity to clean out your garage and support your neighborhood at the same time.  Funds raised from this event will go toward putting on Roseway’s very first “Concert in the Park” which will take place on July 28th at Glenhaven Park…stay tuned for more on that!

In order to make this event a success, we need over 75 volunteers.  The volunteer shifts are 3 hours long, and scheduled from 8am – 11am, 10:30am -1:30pm, and 1pm – 4pm.  Shift leaders and volunteers are needed for: Yard Debris/Wood Waste; Metal; Bulky Waste; Greeters/ Cashiers, Traffic Control, Plastics, You Price It, and Rebuilding Center & Teen Challenge.  As an added Bonus, all volunteers get to bring a load to the Clean Up for free, get first pick at the “You Price It” tent, and receive complimentary refreshments.  Several volunteer spots are still needed to be filled from 8am to 4pm, particularly during the 1 p.m to 4 p.m. shift.

To volunteer, please e-mail us at and let us know your top three preferences, in order, for the area and shift for which you would like to volunteer and whether you are willing to be a shift leader.  Thank you.


Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, Central Northeast Neighbors, Inc., Rose City Church of the Nazarene, Recology, The ReBuilding Center, and Teen Challenge