"Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together WE can make a difference!”

Portland area 2017 Halloween Events and Activities. Spooky trails, Creepy graveyards, Doll Asylum, Apple Tasting, Corn Mazes and more!!. Fun for the whole family. Click for details!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Oct 21, 2017 Noon-4PM

10/21/2017 - 12:00pm
10/21/2017 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Hello Fall!

When: Sat Oct 21, 2017 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 8:30AM-2PM

10/21/2017 - 8:30am
10/21/2017 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 8:30AM-2PM
Where: Downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue
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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.

Senior Healthy Hikers, North Mollala River Trails Loop Hike and Basalt Rosette Viewing: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 9AM-5PM

10/24/2017 - 9:00am
10/24/2017 - 5:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers, North Mollala River Trails Loop Hike and Basalt Rosette Viewing: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

North Mollala River Trails Loop Hike and Basalt Rosette Viewing

When: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 122 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 700 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $12

This hike is 3.5-mile loop hike through a new growth forest in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor. The trail is mostly a dirt trail with rocks and tree roots along the way. The elevation gain is gradual in some places and steep in others. After our hike, we will drive another 4 miles down the road to view the basalt rosette in the cliffs along the river. After the viewing, we will head back into the town of Molalla and have lunch at the new Lumberjacks Bar and Grill.

Hiking boots are recommended. Bring an energy snack and water for the trail.

For more information about this hike please contact Doug and Dana Duval at 907-230-6543 or danakol24@aol.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Sewing and Mending Workshop: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM

10/28/2017 - 10:00am
10/28/2017 - 12:00pm
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Sewing and Mending Workshop: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark St.
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Do you have clothes and other fabrics that need mending? Bring them to this workshop and learn how to repair them. Volunteers experienced in sewing will demonstrate how to repair items and then provide guidance while you repair your own. Sewing machines and hand-sewing supplies will be available, but if you want something specific for your repair (like matching thread, button, zipper, etc.), please try to bring those supplies.

For more information about this event, contact Lyndsey Runyan at lyndseyr@multco.us or 503-988-5123.

Let's Get Dirty! No Ivy Day Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-12PM

10/28/2017 - 9:00am
10/28/2017 - 12:00pm
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No Ivy Day Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
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Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday on Oct. 28 from 9:00 am to noon. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10-acre forested portion of the park.

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 & potentially planting native plants.

Registration opens Oct. 1 at friendsofnadaka.org.

For more information about this event, contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 8:30AM-2PM

10/28/2017 - 8:30am
10/28/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Gresham Farmers Market 2017: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 8:30AM-2PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Oct 28, 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.

Free! EMSWCD Beneficial Insects Workshop, St Aidan's Church: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM

11/04/2017 - 9:00am
11/04/2017 - 11:30am
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Free! EMSWCD Beneficial Insects Workshop, St Aidan's Church: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Are you battling pests in your urban garden?

When: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Free Workshop!

Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that currently threaten our state.

Register here! Seating is limited.

Provided by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

About EMSWCD
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is a unit of local government serving Northwest Oregon's Multnomah County east of the Willamette River. We work entirely on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. All of our work is geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy!

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.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2017 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2017 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2017 Summer Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Town Center Awaits Approval
  • Come Visit Zimmerman House
  • Backyard Habitat, Providing Community
  • Nadaka Update, Happenings & More
  • Neighborhood Meeting, Aug 14th 7PM

Download your copy here. (includes 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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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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