How well do you know your neighborhood? Join the Roseway Neighborhood Association for a neighborhood jaunt roughly tracing the perimeter of our beautiful Roseway. The walk starts at 10 AM, Saturday, September 16. The walk begins and ends at NE Skidmore St. in Wellington Park. Walk, jog, cycle or, heck, pogo stick your way around Roseway. Get some exercise and see the sights on an easy tour that takes around 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. Giveaways for participants. Pick up a map at the RNA tent and you’ll be on your way. See you there!
On August 1, 6:30-8:30pm, at the 72nd Ave Park Blocks between Beech and Failing, we will join neighborhoods all across America for the National Night Out. The event includes frozen treats, music, and a community potluck. This event is a way to enjoy the Park Blocks, listen to some tunes, and greet your neighbors. All that & the ice cream’s free (while it lasts), compliments of your Roseway Neighborhood Association.
Come out for friends, food and music by Roseway musicians “Chasing Ebenezer” doing a “busking jam” with family and friends.
Enjoy an evening just hangin’ with the neighbors in the hood.
See y’all there!
That is, the Walk Around Roseway. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10AM, Come on out to trace the perimeter of our neighborhood, participate in a visual scavenger hunt, then play on at Wellington Park.
At just a few miles, the route provides a chance to get some exercise and fresh air, meet fellow residents, and revel in our unique neighborhood.
Roughly following the neighborhood’s boundaries, the route begins at Wellington Park, Northeast 68th Avenue and Skidmore Street, and heads east before turning south on 79th Avenue for an optional rest at the Gregory Heights branch of the Multnomah County Library (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays).
From the library, cross Sandy then head east again on Failing Street, and south on 81st Avenue. It’s a straight shot from there to Siskiyou Street, where we’ll then turn south on 77th Place, and take another jog on Alameda (going west now) to 77th Avenue, ending up on Sacramento for a long stretch bordered by the wide-open greenery of Rose City Golf Course to the south. From there, head north on 67th Avenue, crossing Sandy (with its many opportunities for rest stops and refreshments), and go west on Beech Street, until turning north again on 63rd Avenue.
At Skidmore Street, head east again and it’s back to Wellington Park. It’s a leisurely hour and half if stopping to take pictures or chat, or it can be done much faster as a workout. Bring a friend and make an outing of it. Participants will see their neighborhood in a whole new way and at eye level, receiving a rough overview of Roseway’s 535 acres housing 6,323 residents (per U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data).
The route features charming architecture, eye-popping colors on buildings and plants, garden inspiration, and other evidence of the creativity and skills of Roseway denizens. Check the images shown here and look for them on the visual scavenger hunt, whether it’s a concrete cat, a tree house to end all tree houses, handsome brickwork, a miniature barn, or shrubs shaped into perfect orbs.
Neighbors living along or near the route are particularly encouraged to stage garage sales, set up lemonade stands, take the walk themselves, or simply cheer on those who do.
See you at WAR on Sept. 16!
Don’t forget the annual Roseway Garden Walk this Sunday. The walk is June 11th from 12 noon until 4 PM. Note that there will be a Roseway sign in the parking strip of the gardens. There are a limited number of fliers in the boxes at Fairleys and at Safeway.
1. 3317 NE 67th
2. 3921 NE 81st
3. 7227 NE Sacramento St
4. 7226 NE Sacramento St
Gardener: Peggy and Dan
5. 7206 NE Sacramento St.
Gardener: Abbie and Del
6. 2709 NE 70th Ave.
Gardener: Anya and Brian