Portland’s 5th Annual Graffiti Abatement Summit is being held on Thursday May 23rd 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn St). This summit is a training attended by graffiti abatement officials, the DA, police officers, and community members interested in the topic of graffiti abatement and removal. The summit is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone who feels comfortable to RSVP and attend this meeting.
See this flyer for details.
Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) has been notified that there will also be a community protest outside the summit starting an hour before at 5:30pm. The organizers want this to be a peaceful, family-friendly event. Their goal is to open up a dialogue regarding the presence of art in public spaces.
PSAA hopes that this gathering will help the city re-evaluate how we can better collectively care for our shared public spaces. PSAA members will be at the protest to share information, network, and document the event. We hope to see you all there! Please stay tuned for more information.
Learning From History: A conversation with Lisa Leveen, educator and author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser
Wednesday, May 15, doors at 6:00, program from 6:30-8:15pm.
Allen Temple CME Church
4236 NE 8th Avenue
NECN is co-sponsoring a conversation with author and education expert, Lois Leveen about her novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser
. Named one of the top 10 books of 2012 by The Oregonian, the novel offers parallels between Mary Bowser’s journey from slavery to freedom and models for achieving educational equity in Portland. Additional co-sponsors include: City Club of Portland, Allen Temple CME Church
, First Unitarian Church of Portland
, and Urban League of Portland
There is no need to read the book before the program, although copies are available at area bookstores and will be on sale at the event for payment by cash or check. The event is free and appropriate for middle school and high school students as well as for adults. Click here to RSVP online.
The following business has applied for two liquor licenses:
CROWN Q MARKET & DELI:
(CROWN Q LLC & GARY L. LOWE)
445 NE KILLINGSWORTH
PORTLAND, OR 97211
The OLCC has received an application for a Limited On-Premises license and an Off-Premises license in your community. These two licenses would allow a licensee to sell and serve wine, cider and malt beverages for consumption on the premises, as well as in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. The legal hours to sell alcohol in the state of Oregon are 7:00AM to 2:30AM daily.
The applicant proposes to operate from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and from 7:00 AM to 12 Midnight Friday and Saturday. Food will be available whenever alcohol is consumed on-premises.
If your organization wishes to provide the Commission with factual information concerning whether there is a basis to grant or deny this license under the OLCC’s licensing standards, please write me at the following address:
Eric Hildebrand, License Investigator
P.O. Box 22297
Milwaukie, OR 97269-2297
If you have any questions, please call me at (503) 872-5197. Please respond to this letter within 14 days of this letter’s date so that we can process this application in a timely manner. We will share your information with the applicant, make it a part of the public record and consider it when making a final decision.
PO Box 22297
Milwaukie, OR 97269
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City of Portland Community Budget Forums
PLEASE SHOW UP TO SUPPORT FUNDING TO OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD INVOLVEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS.
The Forums provide you with the opportunity to offer testimony before City Council and express which service priorities are most important to Portland residents for next year’s FY 2013-14 budget which begins July 1, 2013.
ONI, and all city bureaus, were required by Mayor Charlie Hales to submit a 10% cut to each of their budgets. The ONI Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), on which neighborhood and other civic involvement groups are well represented, is proposing ‘add-back’ restoration to those cuts.
Your testimony at these public hearings will indicate to the new Council that there is community support for the restoration of funds for neighborhood and community involvement services.
ONI’s City Council Budget Worksession
2nd hearing for ONI to respond to questions from the City’s Budget Advisory Committee, which includes all Council members, NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY. Continue reading
Mother Teresa is Dead is EXTENDING
Now through April 11th!
Due to audience demand, Mother Teresa is Dead is extending for one week, and will now be running through April 11th.
Read the review in The Oregonian, then make sure you…
Buy your tickets here!
2013-2014 Season Six
DETROIT by Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Brian Weaver
October 2 – November 3, 2013
A “sharp X-ray of the embattled Ameri-can psyche…a dark comedy as rich and addictively satisfying as a five-layer dip served up with a brimming bowl of tortilla chips.” -The New York Times
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White
November 20 – December 8, 2013
Gretchen Corbett stars in Sharr White’s riveting psycho-logical drama that critics have hailed as “piercing and tonally on-target” (New York Magazine) “curvy and com-pelling” (NY Daily News), and a “taut, incisive puzzle play” (Backstage).
JITNEY by August Wilson
January 15 – February 2, 2014
Don’t miss Portland Playhouse’s signature approach to Wilson, of which Portland Monthly wrote about this season’s King Hedley II: “if you like your drama strong and your performances intense, it’s unlikely that you’ll see a production this gripping… anytime soon.”
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Book by Craig Lucas
Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel
February 26 – March 30, 2014
Discover what The New York Times calls “a blessing for those in search of signs of intelligent life in the American musical.”
AFTER THE REVOLUTION by Amy Herzog
Playwright’s Portland Debut
April 30 – June 1, 2014
Tamara Fisch (Race at Artist’s Rep 2012; The Scene at Portland Playhouse 2011; After the Revolution World Premiere workshop at the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2010) directs this “smart, engrossing play” that “crackle[s] with lively, natural dialogue” and characters that “are drawn with a perceptive sense of the contradictions that color personality” (The New York Times).
From the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods:
Full Time Executive Director: NECN welcomes applications for a full time Executive Director. The ideal candidate is a committed lifelong learner and facilitative leader who works in partnership with others (including neighborhood volunteers, board, staff, and community partners) to translate vision into action. This person has a passion for civic engagement and a track-record of community-building experience. Please click here for job description and information on how to apply. No calls please.
Concerned about development in our neighborhood? Wondering why so many houses are being built with no porches and ‘closed faces’, such that they discourage neighbor-to-neighbor interaction?
Come join us at next Wednesday’s Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN). We meet at 7 pm here at NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
Benjamin Adrian of NECN writes:
We will have a guest presentation Trimet’s budget, and then go into discussions concerning infill development happening around our neighborhoods. You can’t help but notice that things are being built across NECN- houses, apartments, mixed-use, big and small. After we talk about what we have going in, we will talk about what we and our neighborhoods would like to see. Are current developments missing the mark? Is there a site or area that could use more attention or investment?
Our District Planner liaison, Debbie Bischoff, will be there to help identify what opportunities exist in the current Comprehensive Plan Update that could help address and influence the development that our neighborhoods will see in the future.