Let's Hoop It Up!
When: Every Friday, 6PM-10PM
Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at H.B. Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave.
- Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
- Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
- Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
- Sponsored by the City of Gresham.
- 6-8 p.m. for grades 6-8
- 8-10 p.m. for grades 9-12
For more information, contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.
New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site
When: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9AM-11AM
New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site: Stroll through a few great neighborhoods undergoing changes as we see and hear about new parks, developments and a recent transportation safety project.
Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 9AM from May 7th through September 10th 2016.
Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!
For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-7433 for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.
(2016 Ten Toe Express schedule below this break)
Fresh Produce & Handcrafts
When: Sat thru Sep 24, 2016 9AM-3PM
Saturday's Apr 16th through Sep 24th - 9AM to 3PM
The Gresham Saturday Market provides a vibrant marketplace offering a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music to enhance the community.
Now located at the Mt Hood Community College campus northwest parking lot, corner of NE 257th & Stark St with plenty of free parking.
For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.
Saturdays May thru October!
When: Sat thru Oct 29th, 8:30AM-2PM
Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.
Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 29.
Garden Fresh Produce!
When: Sun thru Oct 16th, 11AM-3PM
The Rockwood Farmers Market is a community-focused market featuring fresh produce from local farms in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Purchase local fruits and produce, jams and jellies, enjoy hot food vendors, music, a weekly activity for kids and more.
The outdoor market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays next to the Plaza del Sol, SE 187th Avenue, between East Burnside and SE Stark Street. The market runs on Sundays until October 16.
WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct coupons are accepted.
Take the MAX: The market is conveniently located right off of the Rockwood/E 188th Ave MAX stop. There is parking available and the market is accessible for bikes as well.
The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.
Be a sponsor, volunteer or vendor at the market. For more information call 503-221-1054, ext. 215 or email email@example.com
Visit the Rockwood Farmers Market website.
We are beginning design. Help us this June!
WHAT IT IS: We're creating an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy, and thriving community that welcomes and creates opportunities for all.
WHERE: A 5.5-acre Commission owned property at 18535 SE Stark Street - the former Fred Meyer site. We are designing several new buildings and a public plaza.
Our experienced staff of designers is currently engaged in the extensive planning process, along with our friends at GRDC. We are working with YBA Architects, Place Studio, and Robert Foster Associates to develop a space that this community will be proud to call its own.
Rockwood is a special place. We want to create a space thoughtfully and carefully, with the hopes of building something that everyone can take pride in and engage with. Your help will be critical to designing, developing, and building a community that meets your needs. We look forward to the opportunity to design this together, and hope to see you at Rock the Block on June 3rd & 4th!
Additionally, we want to learn more about you! You can call us at: (503)618-2416, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Rockwood community, for allowing us the opportunity. Together, I wholeheartedly believe that we can make Rockwood rise.
30-minute "Place It!" hands-on workshops will happen both days - Friday at 4pm and 6pm, and Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm in the STEAM tent.
Visit our booth and learn more about the project, engage with the interactive model and learn about the architectural process from our development team and designers.
Join us to preview design concepts, give feedback and provide ideas for future development. Meet the development team and city staff working on the project!
Can't make it June 8?
The Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Project is a coalition of committed tenants and partners working to make Rockwood strong again.
Get involved in building Rockwood's future.
Project Design is beginning.
Let's help Rockwood Rise. Together.
Pitch in to document Gresham's bird life
Survey points throughout Gresham's natural and urban areas.
No experience necessary. Training in survey protocol and bird identification is available.
This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about birds right in their neighborhood while contributing to citizen science and helping Gresham be a better steward of bird habitat.
Volunteers survey weekly in natural areas and urban sites; surveys take an average of 2 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 surveys is requested.
Bird survey data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of natural areas and understand the role of urban habitats.
Contact Ivy Watson, Restoration and Outreach Steward, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, Northwest Youth Corps AmeriCorps Member at 503-618-2383 or email@example.com.
S-t-r-e-t-c-h your grocery dollar!
Enjoy the freshest produce, flowers, and plant starts direct from the garden.
Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.
Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.
2016 Portland's Eastside Farmer's Markets
- Fairview Farmers' & Artists' Market (Apr 7-Oct 2)
- Gresham Saturday Market (Apr 16th-Sep 24th)
- Gresham Farmers Market (May 7th-Oct 29th)
- Hollywood Farmers' Market (year-round)
- Lents International Farmers' Market (Jun 5-Doc 30)
- Lloyd Farmers Market (year-round)
- Montavilla Farmers Market (year-round)
- Parkrose Farmers Market (May 7-Sep 10)
- Portland Farmers Market (year-round)
- Rockwood Farmers Market (Jun 12-Oct 16)
- Troutdale Farmers' and Artists' Market (year-round)
- Other Area Farmers Markets
(Complete details on these area markets below)
You'll find plenty of root vegetables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.
Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons.
2016 Spring Newsletter
Inside This Issue
Download your copy here. Now with active web links!
Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.
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Experts Warn Cascadia Is Overdue For A 9.0 Earthquake
⚫ Be informed.
If that's you, we've got some great tips and valuable resources below to help you be prepared for whenever a disaster strikes.
- TICK. TOCK.
- AS SOON AS YOU FEEL THE SHAKING
- HOW WILL WE GET AROUND?
- WHAT WILL WE DRINK?
- WHERE WILL WE POO?
- WHAT WILL WE EAT?
- MAKE A PLAN
- BUILD A KIT
- MORE RESOURCES
Think of Oregon geology as a clock, measuring time in earthquakes. Tick: a magnitude 8 quake. (Bigger than 1989 Bay Area quake that killed 63 people.) Tock: a magnitude 9 quake. (Same as the 2011 Japan quake that killed almost 16,000 people.) On average, a major quake happens in our area every 243 years, the last one was January 26, 1700 — 316 years ago. Yes. We are overdue.
Hillsides will slide. Buildings will collapse. Roads will buckle. High-rises will sway. Bridges will crack. Some will fall. Pipes will snap. Within 20 minutes, the first of several 40-foot tsunami waves will wash away the Oregon Coast’s low-lying towns.
If our next “subduction zone” quake unleashes its full potential, it will be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.