Monday, October 24, 2011

Community Events and Announcements

Please see below for upcoming community events and announcements shared with us by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

1.           Turning Brown into Green
Restore our Community, Rebuild our Wealth
Please join the People of Color Health Equity Collaborative (P.O.C.H.E.C.) and Oregon Action for an Economic Forum that will focus on brownfields and local economic community development.
Date:   Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time:   11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place:  Constructing Hope
             408 NE Church Street
             (@ the north east corner of MLK Blvd.)
             Portland, OR 97211
             Phone: 503-281-1234

To RSVP or for more information contact:
Steven Gilliam
Phone: 971.634.0004

2. Want to help Portland residents effectively resolve conflicts?
Resolutions Northwest (RNW) is now accepting applications for our annual Volunteer Mediation Training.  This 38-hour basic mediation training is free in exchange for a one-year weekly ongoing training and volunteer commitment to help diverse neighbors and communities in Portland resolve conflicts with each other. Application deadline: November 18, 2011.  Training dates in Jan., 2011.  More information and application forms can be obtained at or (503) 595-4890 RNW is committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and volunteerism. We encourage all interested to apply.

3. The proposed draft of The Portland Plan is now available.  You can find both the full length plan and the summary online here:
The Portland Plan is a community-wide process to create a 25-year strategic plan for the future of the city. Ultimately, this plan should help to set direction and prioritize funding decisions for the City.  If you are interested in commenting on the plan, please send comments to with the subject line "Portland Plan testimony." Or attend one of three upcoming hearings on the Plan.  The NE hearing will be November 8th at 5:30pm at Jefferson high school.

4.  Families are Invited To Celebrate the Launch of the New Citywide Curbside Collection Service at the Portland Farmers Market Great Pumpkin Event on October 29
Pumpkin carving contest, children’s costume parade and prizes to celebrate curbside collection service changes starting Halloween week
On Saturday, October 29th all Portland area children and adults are invited to the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University for pumpkin carving, a costume parade and more.  For more info, please contact Jocelyn Boudreaux of BPS at 503.823.3660 or,

5. And please remember, Neighborhood Small Grants and Graffiti Abatement Grant applications are due November 1stNovember 1stis also the date of the CEDC Speaker Series Kick-off event, A Historical Perspective for Today's Understanding: Economic Development in NE Portland!  Please let us know if you will be joining us at 6pm at Curious Comedy for this exciting event. For more info and to RSVP, please call 503.823.4575 or email

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