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Friday October 14, 2005

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Hollywood "Get Centered" Event Oct. 27
On October 27, 2005, from 4:00-7:00 PM, beginning at the historic Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, you can learn about recent and current activities and future plans for this vital mixed-use district. While there, you will have the opportunity to take virtual tours around Hollywood and hear directly from those already involved in making Hollywood an even more vibrant town center. Walking tours of potential opportunity sites will also be available. The evening will end with a reception at one of the neighborhood's newest hot spots with refreshments and live music from Xavier's Classic Band. Registration is required. Register online at Metro or call 503-797-1757. Cost is $10. Get Centered! Is a year-long Metro-sponsored campaign dedicated to helping visionary developers, architects and elected officials spur investment and build the region's vital downtowns and main streets. This event has been organized with assistance from the City of Portland, Hollywood Boosters, Hollywood Neighborhood Association, Oregon Film and Video Foundation/Hollywood Theatre, Providence Health System, Multnomah County, and Central Northeast Neighbors.

Help Promote the Central Sandy Business District Oct. 24
Community members and business owners in and around the Central Sandy area are invited to participate in promoting the Central Sandy business district on Monday October 24th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Central NE Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th.  We will review current grass-roots efforts to market the Central Sandy Blvd. in the Rose City Park (RCP) and the Roseway neighborhoods. Support the new business directory initiated by Rose City Park neighbor Michael Roth. Help create a vision and a plan for this vital commercial district in the heart of our community. Furthermore, participate in identifying steps to success! We hope you and your neighbors can join us, RSVP to Sandra Lefrancois 503-823-2780. For more information on the Central Sandy Business Directory please call Michael Roth at 503-493-8316 msr@nwresources.com (deadline for submissions is early November).

Glenhaven Skatepark Update
Portland Parks & Recreation has been working with City Council to allow for a design-build process rather than the more traditional design-bid-build process. This will permit only qualified skatepark companies to design and build Portland's next skatepark. This request will go before City Council on October 19th. Then the next step is the Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire a design-build skatepark contractor. PP&R hopes to have the RFP out in November. The RFP and contractor selection process will take roughly six weeks. For more information please contact Bryan Aptekar (503) 823-5594

Friends of Trees Taking Planting Requests for N/NE Portland 
The tree plantings will take place January through March in various neighborhoods. Neighbors can select what trees they want by looking through photos and tree profiles at the organization's Website.  The coordinators will help select the appropriate site, arrange for permitting and make plans to dig holes before the planting.  Volunteers will also leave care instructions. Home and business owners who participate pay $35-75 per tree if the group has received a grant to subsidize the cost of trees in their particular neighborhood. Also on Nov. 12 and 19, Friends of Trees will host crew leader trainings. For more information call 503-284-TREE (8733) or visit www.friendsoftrees.org.

Participate in Your SUN Community School!
Madison SUN School Computer Build Class
Community members will learn everything there is to know about a computer: motherboards, Eval 1, Command Line, and Eval 2, etc.  After learning about all of the components in a computer you will build 5 computers on your own!  The 5th computer you build is yours to keep.  To register for the class please call Jeanie or Eric at 503-916-5338: Build Class M & W 6-8pm; class begins 11/7.
Guitars Needed for Madison SUN After School Program
If you have a guitar that you don't play and think that it would be of better service in the hands of a deserving student, please donate it. The after school guitar club at Madison High School is a program of Portland Impact SUN Schools. Please contact Jeanie or Eric 503-916-5338 madisonsun@pps.k12.or.us. Donations can be dropped off at Madison High School Mon-Thurs 9-6p, Rm B-17.
Gregory Heights SUN School Home Weatherization Workshop
Free materials and helpful instructions on repairs available Thursday, October 20th from 6-8p at Gregory Heights, 7334 NE Siskiyou. Please call the Community Energy Project to register 503-284-4962.
Gregory Heights SUN School Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop
Free workshop provides kit with home lead test swabs & cleaning supplies for income-qualified Portland residents on Tuesday, November 1st 6:30-8p at Gregory Heights, 7334 NE Siskiyou. For more information contact Jeanne West, (503) 916-5865 jwest@ci.portland.or.us.
Beaumont and Gregory Heights SUN School Classes
Evening classes for community members include yoga, tae kwon do, tai chi, fencing, community workshops, art, theater and more. To register go to www.portlandparks.org or call 503-823-2525

Spirit of Portland Award Nominations Due Oct. 21
Every year, the mayor is given the remarkable opportunity to thank outstanding members of the community for their contributions to making Portland an even more vibrant and livable city through the Spirit of Portland Awards. Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony in City Hall on December 17th. The deadline for award nominations is Friday, October 21, 2005. The nomination form is also available on the ONI website, www.portlandonline.com/oni and should be returned to their office at 1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 110, Portland, OR 97204. Please call Carol (503-823-4519) or Amalia (503-823-5542) at ONI.

Managing Challenging Meetings Free Training
The key topics of this free training includes: knitting together diverse interests; addressing barriers to effective communication; effective listening reframing techniques; understanding the role of leadership in the process; making sense of a challenging meeting; and facilitating challenging meetings:Tuesday, October 18 from 6-8p. Also Negociating Great Good Neighbor Agreements Training is Tuesday, November 15th 6-8p SEUL, 3534 SE Main St. RSVP: 503-823-3432 or ggrigoryan@ci.portland.or.us

Civic Engagement Breakfast Series at PSU
Rich Harwood-president of the Harwood Institute, in Washington, D.C. will present "Redeeming Hope in Public Life: (Re) Building Community Leadership in Portland and Across the Nation".  Rich will share insights on how to strengthen community democracy from his two decades of working with local governments and community members across the nation. Tuesday, October 18 from
8:30-10 am at Smith Memorial Student Union, PSU Rm 338. This event is free to the public and includes a light breakfast; please RSVP at 503-725-5642. The event is co-sponsored by: PSU Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Center for Public Participation, the Office of Mayor Tom Potter, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Calendar of Events:
*TBA refers to meetings that will take place after September, 2005
If we missed an item, please reply so we can add it to the list

10/17 6-7:30p  CNN Land-Use and Transportation Committee meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. near Sandy Blvd.

10/17 7:30p      BWNA Transportation and Land-Use Meeting Java Man 4727 NE Fremont

10/19  7:30-9a    NNE Business Assoc. Networking Blazers Boys and
Girls Club, 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

10/20  11:30-1p   Parkrose Business Association Steamer's restaurant, 8303 NE Sandy Blvd.

10/20  7-8:30p     Citywide Parks Team Meeting at City Hall, 1221 SW 3rd floor in Rose Room topic: Community Gardens

10/24  7p            Central Sandy Business Meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. near Sandy Blvd 

10/24  7p            Citywide Land Use Group Meeting in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th in Lovejoy Room

10/24 3-6p          Homelessness Working Meetings Southeast Uplift 3534SE Main, 503-232-0010x10-meets

10/25 6-9p          Portland Watershed Plan Open House Hinson Church, 1137 SE 20th Ave.

10/25 7p              Portland Freight Master Plan Hearing 1900 SW 4TH, 2ND floor please call 503-823-7700 one week prior to hearing to confirm schedule

10/26 6-7:30p   North Northeast Business Associations meeting Doris' Cafe 3606 N. Williams on last Weds. Contact Arthur Strom 971-227-6657

10/31 6-8:30p   Sumner Association Family Halloween Party Hellensview High School on 87th at NE Sumner

11/1 8a             Beaumont Business Association Meeting Alameda Brew Pub, 4765 NE Fremont

11/2 7p             CNN Board of Directors Meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. & Sandy

11/2 1-2:30p     Grant Madison Caring Community meeting Luther Memorial Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave.

11/2 11:30a      Hollywood Boosters Business Association Sylvia's Restaurant, 5115 NE Sandy (call to reserve 503-288-6828)

11/3 7p            Madison South Neighborhood Association General Meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. & Sandy

11/5  9-1p          ABC's of Land Use Workshop 1221 SW 4th Ave., City Hall Lovejoy Room, 2nd Floor registration required www.portlandonline.com/oni

11/8 7-9p          Cully Association of Neighbors General Meeting Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott

11/8 8:30-9:30a NE 42nd Avenue Business Association Greb's and Son Remodeling, 5027 NE 42nd

11/8  7-9p           City's Bicycle Advisory Group City Hall, 1221 SW 4th in Lovejoy Room

11/15 6-7:30p   82nd Avenue "Avenue of Roses" committee meeting
Vestal School, 161 NE 82nd Ave. Ken Turner, 503-771-3817

11/17 11:30-1p  Parkrose Business Association Steamer's restaurant, 8303 NE Sandy Blvd. 

11/17 7-8:30p    Citywide Parks Team Meeting in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

11/21 6-7:30p   CNN Land-Use and Transportation Committee meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. near Sandy Blvd.

11/21 7:30p        BWNA Transportation and Land-Use Meeting Java Man 4727 NE Fremont

11/22 7:30p      Rose City Park Neighborhood Association General Meeting, Rose City Park Methodist Church, 5830 NE Alameda

11/28 7p         Citywide Land Use Group Meeting in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th, Lovejoy Room

11/28 3-6p       Homelessness Working Meetings Southeast Uplift 3534SE Main, 503-232-0010x10

11/30 6-7:30p North Northeast Business Associations meeting Doris' Cafe 3606 N. Williams on last Weds Contact Arthur Strom Direct 971-227-6657 or 503-740-9191

Sat 8-1P         Hollywood Farmers' Market Every Saturday May 7-Oct. 29 at NE Hancock between 44th & 45th

*TBA 7p         Hollywood Neighborhood Association General Meeting Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th--Hollywood Get Centered Event
Oct. 27

*TBA 7P          Roseway Neighborhood Association General Meeting Grace Lutheran Church, 7610 NE Fremont

*TBA 7:30-8:30p Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association General Meeting Bethany Lutheran Church, 4330 NE 37th

*TBA 1:30-3:30p Sumner Association of Neighbors General Meeting Central Northeast Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Ave. near Sandy


Community Planning Day at OMSI, Oct. 22
Join your community members for an inside look and even try a hand at community planning. Explore some of the high tech tools planners use, build a model of a watershed, fly through a simulated landscape of Portland, and try your skills at planning using SimCity Portland. Learn about 3-D modeling, check out satellite views of the metro area, meet planners from your community, and lots more. Discover how planners work with neighborhood representatives, businesses, and community leaders to design communities that balance the needs for transportation, housing, jobs, parks, schools, and the environment. There will be hands-on activities, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. This free event is sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association.OMSI Information Line: 503.797.OMSI (6674) 

Prosperity NOW! Symposium for Small Businesses
The November 1ST Prosperity NOW! Symposium at the Ambridge Event Center gets more exciting every day. Mary Means, founder of the Main Streets Program, starts the conference with a keynote speech on Main Streets. Norm Winningstad speaks about "Turning adversity to your advantage." Twenty-five sessions offer information and insights for business associations, small businesses, and individual entrepreneurs. BDA sessions include how to become a successful business association, creating a sense of place and identity, targeting and recruiting new businesses, marketing the BDA, finding funding, and working with community development corporations. Small businesses can benefit from discussions on strategic planning, dealing with banks, saving energy, marketing and media strategies, using the Internet to promote and communicate, and marketing to diverse cultures. For more information, check out the ProsperityNow.APNBA.com web site. Register online or print registration form. Prices range from $65 for BDA/Chamber members to $85 at the door. 

Housing Affordability Conference 
The Oregon Alliance for Land Use and Affordable Housing (OALUAH) is pleased to present the 2005 Oregon Land Use and Housing Affordability Conference on November 4, from 8:30-4p in the Council Chambers at Metro, 600 NE Grand. The morning session will be devoted to providing resources and technical assistance for planners, affordable housing developers, providers and advocates. In the afternoon, participants will discuss long-term solutions to resolve the housing affordability crisis. For more information, please contact Sophia McDonald, OALUAH Project Coordinator, at (503) 318-9973 or sophiairenem@yahoo.com.

Free Introduction to Emergency Preparedness Nov. 7
Learn the basics of emergency preparedness and information on Portland's neighborhood Emergency Training (NET) on November 7 from 6:30-9:30p at 4800 NE 122nd Portland Fire and Rescue N. of Sandy Blvd. Please register by November 2nd with Preston Wong 823-2781 or Teri Poppino 503-823-5532; sponsored by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Portland Office of Emergency Management. The NET training is an eight week class scheduled for the first part of 2006. 

County Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Seeking Members
Consider joining a Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC). Citizen Budget Advisory Committees work with managers and staff of County offices and departments and directly advise the county commissioners. Committee members provide advice on priorities during the budget development process. They also advise departments and offices throughout the budget year as to how the budget implementation is going. As a resident of Multnomah County you have the right to say how you want your tax money spent; to plan for the future; to recommend programs, operations and policies; and to advise on budget and services. CBACs provide you a way to make your voice heard. Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement 503-988-3450 or e-mail us at citizen.involvement@co.multnomah.or.us

Laugh for Livability
The second annual brew-Ha-Ha! Is happening on Friday November 4th from 7-10p at the Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell. LAUGH benefits the work of over 60 different organizations that make up the Coalition for a Livable Future working together to keep Oregon the leader in healthy, fair and smart growth. Laugh for Livability is an evening filled with spoken word, sharp-tongued political satire and musical talents from our region's leaders and rising stars. At this event the audience will get a chance to see community leaders pull out their guitars and croon original ditties, elected officials will craft witty skits and pundits poke fun at our politics. Silent auction items showcase the region's local businesses. Tickets are $35 available online at www.clfuture.org or call 503-294-2889 to reserve your seat, RSVP by October 28.

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Links to Community Business Organizations

City of PortlandOffice of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI)
Brian Hoop, Community Organizer/Neighborhood Outreach 
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 110 Portland, OR  97204 (503) 823-3075
Fax: (503) 823-3050 TTY: (503) 823-6868 bhoop@ci.portland.or.us
Link to calendar of upcoming neighborhood meetings and events:What's new,neighborhood demographics, bylaws, maps, neighborhood involvement toolbox, directory and more. www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?&c=29362
Report Graffiti, Property Nuisances, Liquor Complaints , Abandoned Cars, Crime Prevention info, General City info and more.

City of Portland Information & Referral (503) 823-4000

ONI Newsletterthe Other Side of the Fence see the latest copy http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=29012 Nell Wagenaar 503-823-2569 nwagenaar@ci.portland.or.us

Resolutions NW Neighborhood Mediation Program 
Helps neighbors, landlords, tenants, and community groups resolve differences in a safe confidential manner outside the legal system. 503-823-3152 or info@rnwneighborhood.org

Coming Soon at Portland Parks & Recreation
For event information, go to www.portlandparks.org
or call Sarah Bott  (503) 823-5300 or email sbott@ci.portland.or.us

Columbia Slough Watershed Council/events 503-281-1132 or go to www.columbiaslough.org

City of Portland's Office of Transportation Traffic Safety & Neighborhood Livability Hot Line 503-823-SAFE (7233)
Report your traffic & safety concerns: intersection safety-pavement markings,
signals, STOP signs, pedestrian & bicycle safety-crosswalks, bike lanes,
ramps, sidewalks, school safety-crossing, education, safe routes, school
drop-offs, speeding-enforcement, speed zones, traffic calming,
visibility-lighting, pruning, signage, parking-limited parking/no parking…
24-Hour Maintenance & Repair of Traffic Signs & Equipment, 503-823-1700

Graffiti Removal Kits at 9 Fire Stations
Contact: Marcia Dennis, ONI Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, Cell: 503-793-1303. Report graffiti to 503-823-4TAG. Take pictures 

Bureau of Planning District Liaison Program 
Contact NE Portland Senior Planner Debbie Bischoff for more information (503) 823-6946

Portland Development Commission Updates www.pdc.us/new/releases, www.pdc.us/business

Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations (APNBA) website www.APNBA.com. The APNBA Business Voice is now on line!  Request your copy at info@apnba.com. Announce your district eventnchapin@tsgpdx.com
Portland Business Events
www.businessinportland.org for information about events, forums, workshops and networking opportunities to assist your business

Portland Event Recycling
Free recycling equipment and assistance for Portland events from the Office of Sustainable Development. For more information call 503-725-8448\

The Office of the Ombudsman
To get more details about the complaints they handle, please visit the web site at: http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/ombudsman. To schedule a meeting or for more information, contact Michael Mills, Ombudsman or Kristen Erbes, Deputy Ombudsman at: Tel: 503-823-0144; Fax: 503-823-3530; E-mail: ombudsman@ci.portland.or.us

Metro Recycling Hotline
The Metro Recycling Information Hotline: 503-234-3000. The hotline is staffed Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 5pm. You can also locate recyclers for many types of household waste including old electronic equipment at this webpage http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=1383
For general information about Metro’s recycling program, visit: http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=525

Friends of Trees Events 
For activities, please go to www.friendsoftrees.org
or call  Rachel Sanchez 503-282-8846 x12 or email rachels@friendsoftrees.org;
or Terri Ruch at 503-282-8846 x17

SOLV's Project Oregon
SOLV's Project Oregon helps individuals and groups organize volunteer clean-up projects throughout Oregon that share in our mission to build community through volunteer action to preserve this treasure called Oregon. 
See http://www.solv.org/programs/project_oregon.asp
See: http://www.solv.org/volunteers/volunteer_calendar.asp

Airport Noise Information and Updates
Military Aircraft - Weekend Training Flights

River Renaissance Calendar
Guide to exploring and restoring the Willamette River and streams in Portland. 
See: www.river.ci.portland.or.us/mainpages/calendar.htm

Portland Community Media(PCM)
www.pcmtv.org (503) 288-1515, 2766 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Multnomah County Commission On-line 
View Board Meetings www.co.multnomah.or.us/cc/live_broadcast.shtml
On-line Agendas & Agenda Packet Material www.co.multnomah.or.us/cc/agenda.shtml

Oregon Legislative updates & all things Oregon: www.oregon.gov

Ride About Free shuttle 
for seniors and customers living with a disability who need a little extra help getting around call 503-226-0700 for the schedule and other services

Community Alliance of Tenants
Renters Rights Hotline 503.288.0130 Office 503.460.9702

Financing for Low-Income Entrepreneurs 
Mercy Corps Northwest's IDAs and Loans
Finance your small business start-up!  Mercy Corps Northwest offers two ways for entrepreneurs, who lack access to capital through traditional means, to finance small business ventures: Matched Savings Accounts and Loans.  No cost to enroll. Visit www.mercycorpsnw.org

Oregon Volunteers Website
www.oregonvolunteers.org resources on volunteering and volunteer management.  info@oregonvolunteers.org (503) 725-5903.

Community Language and Culture Bank (CLCB)
Fosters intercultural understanding through educational programming, cultural sensitivity trainings, language interpretation, and open forums on pressing issues. We promote global consciousness and endorse peaceful conflict resolution. Multicultural Community Events Calendar and Resources (503) 223-4464 or www.clcbank.org

A study by the League of Women Voters on Funding Oregon
A useful reference and planning document as well as being of interest for education and advocacy.  Their website: http://www.lwvor.org/

Community Nonprofit Resource Group (CNRG) is a network dedicated to providing career development and networking support for Portland-area young nonprofit/govt professionals. "Helping to build the next generation of community leaders". To subscribe go to www.cnrg-portland.org

Elders in Action
To assure a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults 501 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97204
PH: 503-823-5269 FAX: 503-823-5826
E-mail: volunteer@eldersaction.org
Website: www.eldersaction.org

The Native American Young Adult Leadership Project (NAYALP) is an exciting new program of the Native American Youth Association.  Our goal is to foster connections to our community for young adults, creating a new generation of leaders. Employment assistance is a key project goal. (P) 288.8177 ext. 218 (F) 503 288.1260
(E-mail) josephl@nayapdx.org (Web) www.nayapdx.org

Free Legal Information for Low-Income Oregonians 
Oregon Law Help web-site site contains many Legal Aid Services of Oregon documents on a variety of topics such as restraining orders and welfare benefit information.  This is a great resource tool for advocates! See: http://www.oregonlawhelp.com/

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Sandra Lefrancois, Neighborhood Involvement Specialist
Central Northeast Neighbors
4415 NE 87th
Portland, Oregon  97220
503-823-2780   fax  503-823-3159
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