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Many folks from the area had to travel quite a distance to attend the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony this year, on the evening of November 6; but three major organizations and one individual from East Portland found the trip rewarding.

Before the program, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said, “There is a lot of joy in this room. Many times, theirs is a thankless job – this is our way to say ‘thank you’ to those who have given so much to the City.”

Previewing the upcoming awards, Hales added, “East Portland is now really part of the City family. That's why it's great that we see so many awards going to outer East Portland programs and activists – people who have made this community better already.”

One major organization that is working on some of these things and some different ideas is East Portland Action Plan also known as EPAP. If you wish for many of these infrastructure ideas to come about please get involved. Work within your neighborhood organization or EPAP.

By David Hampsten, Hazelwood Neighborhood Association

 

There will be lots of prizes. And, runners of all abilities – a ranging from competitive to recreational – will be recruited through area retailers, businesses, and the high school.

Each student received a packet that included a randomly-assigned job, annual salary, student loan debt and other information. The students’ objective was to visit different booths, staffed with PNWFCU employees and local community volunteers, and complete their packet, while maintaining their savings goal. Booths included expenses such as housing, loans, transportation, clothing, lifestyle, or a cell phone.

We need volunteers! See below...

The Prioritize Portland! Project’s purpose is to create a sustainable and enduring partnership process between public infrastructure providers, non-profit advocacy groups, and the existing Portland neighborhood structure, to identify, analyze, and prioritize neighborhood active transportation needs for services and infrastructure.

TriMet our bus and light rail transportation provider has been installing what is called the "leaner" bench along with other benches in routes throughout East Portland.

To quote the TriMet website about them:

This is the time for leaves to fall. The most frequent cause of flooding in the streets is heavy rains washing leaves into the storm drains and clogging things up.

There are plenty of things happening in Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors. Some of these volunteer opportunities take just a small commitment. Please leave your information or comments on the PHAN voice mail at...