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Hi all, we’ve moved our blog (and our entire website) over to http://kingneighborhood.org/. Please bookmark, like, subscribe, follow, and retweet us there. If you have an RSS feed or a similar Reader program for webpages, you’ll need to update it to reflect the new website King NA will be using.

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Thanks for sharing the ride with us, neighbors!


King NA general meeting: this Wednesday evening!

King Neighborhood Association general meeting ~ agenda

July 9, 2014, at 6:30 pm ~ 4815 NE 7th Ave

6:30    Welcome and introductions; approval of minutes and agenda; announcements.

6:45   Discussion of and vote on new governing by-laws for King NA.

7:00    Update from the Portland Police Bureau; Safeway area clean-up and safety discussion.

7:20    Rodney Bikeways Project.

7:35    NA Communications update.

7:45    Schools committee; affordable housing update.

7:50     Request for endorsement of preservation efforts of ‘Burger Barn’ building.

8:00     Call for moratorium of train delivery of oil through Portland.

8:10     Green King update.

8:20     Adjourn.

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We will be collecting for the Portland Food Project – please bring dry food donations!

By-laws meeting next Wednesday.

Hi all, We’ll pick up where we left off, and vote this month to consider changes to King NA’s by-laws. The proposed by-laws – introduced to the NA by some of the board who worked on them over the winter – can be read here.

KNA’s next general meeting is Wednesday, July 9th, at 6:30 pm, 4815 NE 7th Avenue. All are welcome. See you there!


Inner NE Sewer Extension Construction Update: June 27, 2014



Environmental Services is constructing 3,100 feet of new public sewer pipe and 1,450 feet of sewer laterals that will provide 65 properties with direct and independent connections to the public sewer. This work is part of the City of Portland’s effort to provide properties with sewer connections that comply with city code. The project will also help protect public health, property, and the environment by increasing the capacity of the public sewer system, reducing the potential for basement backups, and reducing the likelihood of emergency maintenance work in the future.


A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/InnerNE.



  • Our contractor, Rio Underground Construction, LLC, is preparing to begin construction next week.
  • On Monday, June 30, main line crews will begin constructing manholes and new public sewer pipe on NE Mason Street between 12th and 13th Avenues. This phase of work is expected to take a few days. Once complete, mainline crews will move to NE Mason between 8th – 10th Avenues.
  • The week of July 7, lateral crews will begin installing branches to the property lines of homes adjacent to the new main public sewer.
  • Sewer and water service will not be interrupted during this project.
  • Crews are not scheduled to work on July 4.



Below is the estimated Inner NE Sewer Extension construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.


Week of June 30

  • NE Mason Street (12th – 13th Avenue)– manhole and main public sewer pipe construction
  • NE Mason (8th – 10th Avenue) – manhole and main public sewer pipe construction


Week of July 7

  • NE Mason (8th – 10th Avenue) – manhole and main public sewer pipe construction
  • NE Mason Street (12th – 13th Avenue) – build lateral branches



  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe no parking signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.



Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/InnerNE or email me at Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov.


Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.


Thank you,

Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Tool Library Garage Sale: Friday: 12 – 5 & Saturday: 9 – 2


Northeast Portland Tool Library Garage Sale
June 28
Saturday: 9 – 2

NEPTL is located in the basement of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5431 NE 20th Ave (entrance on Killingsworth)The best garage sale for tools is BACK! Tools that have been retired from circulation, donations, and miscellaneous odds and ends are coming out of storage and are ready for new owners.

We have a wood chipper, several miter saws, lots of tools for the garden, corded and cordless power tools, some beautiful “almost antique” handtools, vintage keys and boxes, lots of thingamagigs and hard to find doohickeys.



Portland Traffic and Transportation Class. – learn how planners build a transportation system.


The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation & Portland State University are pleased to announce the 2014 Portland Traffic and Transportation Class.  This interactive Portland State University class is open to all Portland citizens and offers a unique opportunity to learn about the city’s transportation system while working on actual neighborhood projects that affect your community.

The Portland Traffic and Transportation Class offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the city’s transportation system while working on actual neighborhood projects that affect your community.

Work with decision and policy-makers, planners, scholars and engineers to get your neighborhood transportation project moving.

This interactive Portland State University class is open to all Portland citizens and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants.  Learn more on the website – www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/psuclass – or contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345.