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Provide feedback about the city’s livability through the Portland Engagement Project!

The following is a message from the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life: Dear Portland Friends, Colleagues & Community Organizations, The last time the City of Portland created a fresh community engagement framework was 1974. Nearly 50 years later, Portland’s population has doubled and faces livability, safety,…...

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Portland Parks Foundation Small Grants available – deadline April 15th!

Do you have an idea to help make parks more accessible? The Portland Parks Foundation’s (PPF) Small Grants Program awards financial support to community-based organizations within the city of Portland who foster equitable access to our urban parks, natural areas, community gardens and community recreation centers. The program is founded…...

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Traffic calming efforts on NE 7th – news from BikePortland

By Taylor Griggs “There are more changes afoot on NE 7th as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway project. When PBOT began planning this greenway project, they decided to build it on NE 9th instead of NE 7th like many advocates hoped for. But…...

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Hollywood Star features Woodlawn BEECN and NET volunteers!

Woodlawn residents Erin Cooper, Beth Heins, and Anjala Ehelebe are part of a citywide network of volunteers to help neighbors during emergency situations. What are BEECN and NET? BEECN stands for “basic earthquake emergency communication nodes.” BEECNs have been established to move information during a disaster.  According to Nancy Varekamp,…...

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City of Portland – Designated Camping Sites Meeting Nov. 16th

Please join the mayor’s office this Wednesday, 11/16 from 4:30-6:00pm for another zoom webinar to continue the discussion on designated camping sites. They will provide an update on sites, background on the concept, provide their thinking on elements of community benefits agreement, and take input and answer questions on all related…...

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City of Portland – Designated Camping Sites Meeting Nov. 10th

Join City of Portland staff this Thursday, November 10 from 4:00-5:30pm to discuss issues related to designated camping sites. Staff will provide an update on camping sites, background on the concept, provide some of our initial thinking on elements of community benefits agreement, and take input and answer questions on…...

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Civic Life Code Change Update from Commissioner Eudaly

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly wrote a blog post explaining changes to the Civil Life Code. You can find it here and it includes many important links to other information about the Portland Office of Community and Civic Life, the folks who oversee the work of neighborhood associations throughout the city.  ...

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