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Get Your Green On! SOLVE Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka! Sat Sep 23, 2017 9am-12pm. 176th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Sign-up here!

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka! Sat, Sep 23, 2017 9AM-12PM

09/23/2017 - 9:00am
09/23/2017 - 12:00pm
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SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka! Sat, Sep 23, 2017 9AM-12PM. Lend a hand; meet your neighbors! Register here!

Lend a hand, meet your neighbors!

When: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 90AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
Meet at the picnic structure
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JOIN US
Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, September 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM! We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

PARKING
There are two locations for parking.

  • St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230
  • Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

MORE INFO
Contact Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator email monica@friendsofnadaka.org, or call 503-956-8558

Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 8:30AM-2PM

09/23/2017 - 8:30am
09/23/2017 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue
Get Map!

The Gresham Farmers Market is a community gathering place where you can stroll, shop and listen to live music. The market offers shoppers fresh, local produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts, fresh food and live music.

Dont forget to bring your bag or basket from home.

For more information about the Gresham Farmers' Market contact us at 971-303-2248 or info@greshamfarmersmarket.com, or visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website.

Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 9AM-3PM

09/23/2017 - 9:00am
09/23/2017 - 3:00pm
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Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 9AM-3PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 9AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Parking Lot "W"
26000 SE Stark Street
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The Gresham Saturday Market is a Farmer's Market that includes many crafts, artisans, fresh flowers, plants, services, and unique offerings, plus great food and live entertainment from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Ample on-site parking is available next to the market.

For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

Hogan Butte Grand Opening: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11AM-1PM

09/23/2017 - 11:00am
09/23/2017 - 1:00pm
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Hogan Butte Grand Opening: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11AM-1PM. . Info here!

Beautiful views!

When: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Meet at Spring Water Trail High School
1440 SE Fleming Ave.
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Gresham's newest park, located atop Hogan Butte, features a pristine natural area, trails, picnic areas, and stunning views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Larch Mountain, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and the Columbia River Gorge.

Mayor Shane T. Bemis will welcome visitors to this wonderful new community asset. Take a self-guided tour after the dedication and enjoy free family-friendly fun activities.

To get there

No event parking is available on site. All event guests are asked to park at Springwater Trail High School, 1440 SE Fleming Ave. Free 5-minute shuttles to the park will depart every 15 minutes, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Contact

Tam Driscoll, 503-618-2623, or Tam.Driscoll@GreshamOregon.gov

Hogan Butte Nature Park information

Endless Summer Cruise-In 2017: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 3:30PM-7PM

09/27/2017 - 3:30pm
09/27/2017 - 7:00pm
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Endless Summer Cruise-In 2017: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 3:30PM-7PM. . Info here!

Step Back in Time

When: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 3:30PM-7PM
Where: Downtown Gresham
401 North Main Ave.
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Have fun with hot rods and classic cars. The nonprofit Pharaohs Street Rodders host the "Endless Summer Cruise-In" from 3:30 to 7:00 pm on Wednesdays from June through September in historic downtown Gresham across from the Gresham History Museum at 401 N. Main Ave.

There is no charge to look at the cars.

For more information visit the Pharaohs Street Rodders website.

Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 9AM-3PM

09/30/2017 - 8:00am
09/30/2017 - 3:00pm
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Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 9AM-3PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 9AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Parking Lot "W"
26000 SE Stark Street
Get Map!

The Gresham Saturday Market is a Farmer's Market that includes many crafts, artisans, fresh flowers, plants, services, and unique offerings, plus great food and live entertainment from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Ample on-site parking is available next to the market.

For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

Bring Your Bear! 2017 Teddy Bear Parade: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10AM-12PM

09/30/2017 - 10:00am
09/30/2017 - 12:00pm
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2017 Teddy Bear Parade: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10AM-12PM. Let's Have a Parade. Info here!

Let's Have a Parade

When: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Downtown Gresham
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The 35th annual Teddy Bear parade returns to Gresham with fun for all ages in downtown Gresham. All participants and spectators are encouraged to bring their teddy bears in this celebration of children in our community.

For more information about this event, visit the Soroptimist International of Gresham website.

Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 8:30AM-2PM

09/30/2017 - 4:00am
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue
Get Map!

The Gresham Farmers Market is a community gathering place where you can stroll, shop and listen to live music. The market offers shoppers fresh, local produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts, fresh food and live music.

Dont forget to bring your bag or basket from home.

For more information about the Gresham Farmers' Market contact us at 971-303-2248 or info@greshamfarmersmarket.com, or visit the Gresham Farmers' Market website.

Backyard Habitat, Providing Community for Birds and Wildlife


Certified Backyard Habitat. Click to enlarge

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program

By Neta Courcey
Certified Backyard Habitat
Wilkes East Resident

Like neighborhoods are to cities, cities to counties, and counties to states, backyard habitats connect our yards to greenways and to wilderness, providing the essential pathways of interconnectedness that nourish the larger community. Communities of humans thrive when they are connected to each other and to the larger community. Just as neighborhood groups like Wilkes East are essential to building and maintaining the larger community, backyard habitats are essential to the community of birds and other wildlife. The swath of habitat that neighbors create is vital, providing refuge areas containing food, water, nesting places and shelter. I am proud to have my little yard be a piece of the bigger network that creates a web of natural habitats throughout the Portland metropolitan area and the Pacific Northwest.

Come Visit Zimmerman House Museum and Gardens


Zimmerman House Muesum and Gardens, Gresham OR. Click to enlarge

Oregon Storytellers with a Local Lens

Right in Wilkes East Neighborhood’s backyard, near Sandy Boulevard and 171st, sits a white, Victorian house surrounded by lush grass and beautiful flower gardens. Have you ever noticed this beauty while driving by?

If you’ve always been curious or it’s been a long time since you’ve visited, let us introduce you to the Zimmerman House Museum and Gardens. This slice of Oregon heritage is run by ECHO – East County Historical Organization (your local historical society) and they have big plans to reinvigorate this Gresham Park.

ECHO’s new board has goals to make this former dairy farm into a thriving place of learning and an event space for the community. They are currently developing plans to add a paved driveway with designated parking spaces, ADA access to the gardens, and create an area for outdoor gatherings. Even though updates will be occurring, plans will hold true to the home’s designation as a historic property on the National Register.

The group is also redefining their educational mission for the museum, so be on the lookout for new exhibits, community events, and stop by for guided tours with expanded content. To start off, they are hosting their first archeological survey in the park on Saturday, September 30. They hope to rediscover some of the home’s former outbuildings like a bunkhouse, outhouses, and more. The public is welcome to join in.

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