Resources

This page has three sections:
City and Regional Services
Community News and Information
Social Services and Organizations

CITY AND REGIONAL SERVICES

Report a Disabled Vehicle - Use this form to report disabled vehicles on private property. To report vehicles located in the street or public right-of-way, please contact Abandoned Autos at 503-823-7309.

Transportation Options – Information about all forms of transportation.

Metro Recycling Services - Information about how to responsibly dispose of all sorts of materials, from paint to toys. They recommend calling for the best information: 503-234-3000

Report Graffiti

Neighborhood Nuisance Complaints- Report property nuisances such as trash, debris, tall grass/weeds, etc.

Neighborhood Housing Violation Complaints – Report housing maintenance issues such as building damage and other housing hazards.

Water Conservation Device and Information Request – City of Portland water customers can order free conservation devices through this link.

Dangerous Building – Report safety issues such as collapsing buildings or retaining walls.

Environmental Violation

Noise – Report noise concerns such as construction activity outside permitted hours, loud music/stereos, leaf blower noise, vehicle noise, etc. (Note: Please call Multnomah Animal Control for barking dogs, NW Rotorcraft Association for helicopters, and the Port of Portland for airplane noise.)

Report a Street Light Problem – To report a light out, a light going on and off, a light on during the day, vandalism, or any other problem with a street light.

General Request – Ask questions regarding city information and services.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION

KBOO – Community-supported radio that features programming created by community members. KBOO strives to offer underreported and underpresented views and news.

SOCIAL SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) – For Woodlawn NET articles on this site, click here.

Project Clean Slate – Provides assistance with cleaning up personal legal records.

Community Alliance of Tenants – An organization that educates and empowers tenants to demand affordable, stable and safe rental homes.

Latino Network

Oregon Food Bank – An organization that works to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

Urban League Portland – The nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

Uniting to Understand Racism – An organization that strives to advance racial justice and reconciliation through honest dialog, acts of reconciliation and education.

Growing Gardens – Works to eliminate hunger by teaching people to grow their own food.

Hands on Greater Portland – Helps people find volunteer projects.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance – Bicycle advocacy and safety education for youth and adutls.

2 Responses to “Resources”
  1. Anjala Ehelebe WNA Board Member says:

    Community alert from NE Coalition VP Steven Cole regarding Columbia River Crossing Hearing Monday, February 11, 2013
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    We just learned yesterday that the legislature has created a joint committee in regard to the CRC mega-highway project.

    The committee is conducting a public hearing this Monday, February 11, from 3:00pm until 9:00pm in Salem at the Capital Building.

    It is very important that we show the media and the legislators that there is citizen opposition to this project. It is essential that we get some people down there Monday to either speak out against the project, or at least be present to show their opposition.

    Some of our other partners will be getting some of their members to attend this meeting also. However, I think the strongest voices will be from the neighbors who will most be affected by the increased congestion and pollution which will result from this massive highway expansion project. Also, we have some area legislators, such as Chip Shields, who are on the fence. We need to push them to our side of the issue.

    Our best chance of defeating this project is to show strong opposition now and show our representatives that their constituents are not in favor of this boondoggle. The last thing we want would be for proponents of the project, unions and businesses, to be present at the hearing and no opponents present.

    I realize it is short notice. I am guessing that is not an accident on the part of the joint committee. The Governor and Democratic leadership are trying to rush this project through without a proper public airing. We cannot allow that to happen.

    We need to make sure that every legislator knows that this project will increase traffic in Portland, specifically in our neighborhoods; will increase pollution, again, largely in our neighborhoods; based on ODOT transportation projects, will go over budget by at least 50%, and given ODOT’s track record, likely much more; will strangle any future transportation/infrastructure improvements for years to come as will be paying off the debt for this project; will destroy Hayden Island as a livable location; will interfere with ship traffic down the Columbia; and will adversely affect the Salmon in the Columbia River.

    Obviously, it is not realistic for most people to be present from 3 until 9. Some people may be able to make a later time. Some people, like David Sweet, may be able to attend early, but may need to leave early (no later than 6 for David). However, the more people we can get there at the start of the meeting, the better. We don’t want proponents to take all of the seats.

    If we can get enough interest, we can carpool based on different people’s time constraints. I am going to try and leave here shortly after 1:00. Amtrak also provides service to Salem for a minimal fee.

    Feel free to let anyone else you know in your neighborhoods, or elsewhere, know about this public hearing.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thanks everyone,

    Steve Cole
    1stvicepresident[at]necoalition.org

  2. Jacqueline says:

    That’s a question for our neighborhood historian Anjala Ehelebe. You can reach her at aehelebe@gmail.com.

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