Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Association News

Mar 3, 2015 by
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.” More...
Mar 3, 2015 by
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. More...
Mar 3, 2015 by
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. More...
Feb 25, 2015 by
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. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
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. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
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: More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
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. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
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... More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
Ride Connection, a private non-profit focused on accessible transportation, is important to our community and to each individual it serves because mobility opens doors. It allows a person to be independent and it offers a way to access life's essentials. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
First, Metro announced in July that Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) is being awarded a $1 million grant through Metro’s “Nature in Neighborhood” Capital grant program for construction of Gateway Green. The non-profit needs to raise another $1.6 million by the end of 2015, as match for the grant. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
One of our main goals is to make Historic Parkrose a destination location with well-lit, clean and easy to maneuver thoroughfares that are identifiable. Summer Nights on Sandy gives the opportunity for neighbors and surrounding residents to have a reason to come to our commercial corridor and to support local merchants. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
You may have noticed city staff in orange vests knocking on doors this summer. What were they up to? More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
For the past couple of years I have been involved with Human Solutions Family Winter Shelter at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. The shelter is a "winter only shelter" that runs from November to May and is available only for the use of families. More...
Oct 8, 2014 by
One of the goals of the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has been to equalize public investment here compared with the rest of the city. Housing issues have been in the news quite a bit lately. More...
Oct 7, 2014 by
You likely appreciate and value the natural beauty of the city and the region – rivers, open spaces, forested hills, and tree-lined streets. You know these enhance the place you live. Did you know green street planters (aka Bioswales) also add green spaces to our neighborhoods? More...
Jun 24, 2014 by
“Residents of East Portland have rated the job of City government lower than the city as a whole and all other neighborhood district areas in each of the twenty years that we have asked the question.” - East Portland: History of City Services Examined More...