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

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Rockwood Rising! A Dynamic mixed-use program. We are beginning design. Help us this June!

Rockwood Rising! A Dynamic mixed-use program. Creating an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy, and thriving community. We are beginning design. Help us this June. Info here!

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.

Hello Rockwood,
My name is Roy Kim and my company, RKm Development, has partnered with the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) for the exciting development of the Rockwood Rising site. We are honored and eager to have this opportunity to create a new community gathering place in the heart of your energetic, growing community.

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: rockwoodrising@greshamoregon.gov.

Thank you, Rockwood community, for allowing us the opportunity. Together, I wholeheartedly believe that we can make Rockwood rise.

Sincerely,
Roy Kim

Rockwood Rising Public Forum, Get involved in building Rockwood's future: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3PM-8PM; Sat Jun 04 10AM-4PM. Info here!


Visit us at Rock the Block!
Friday June 3rd, 3pm-8pm
Saturday June 4th, 10am-4pm

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.

            Rockwood Rising Public Forum, Get involved in building Rockwood's future: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6PM-8PM. Info here!

What's Next?
Learn. Listen. Speak Out
June 8
Sunrise Community Center
18901 E Burnside, Gresham, OR
Doors open at 6pm.
Presentation at 6:30pm.

Food, translation, and childcare provided.

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?
Talk to us. June 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rockwood Community Office
484 SE 187th, Gresham, OR


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.

Contact us via email at RockwoodRising@GreshamOregon.gov, our website, or call: (503) 618-2416

2016 Portland Eastside Farmer's Markets. Garden Fresh Produce Available Year-round

2016 Portland Eastside Farmer's Markets. Garden Fresh Produce Available Year-round. Find a farmer's markets here!

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

(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.

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016 Newsletter' here!

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016' Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2016 Spring Newsletter

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


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Inside This Issue

 

  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
  • Nadaka Is Not Finished, Help Needed
  • Spring Events at Nadaka Park 2016!
  • Mult. County District 4 Candidates
  • Earth Day 2016 Recycling, Apr 23rd
  • WENA Spring Meeting, Mar 28th 7PM

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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Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can use your help.
To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready?

Experts Warn Cascadia Is Overdue For A 9.0 Earthquake

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready? Here's some great tips and valuable resources to help you be prepared for a disaster. Info here!

Be informed.
Build a kit.
Make a plan.

Everyday you hear the warnings.
Have you made a kit?
Do you have a plan?

If you're like most of us - you're not ready.

If that's you, we've got some great tips and valuable resources below to help you be prepared for whenever a disaster strikes.

CONTENTS

TICK. TOCK.
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.

When the next Big One does happen, a 700-mile long section of the tectonic plate known as the Juan de Fuca, stretching from British Columbia to Northern California, will slide beneath the North American plate, causing the entire Northwest coast-line to sink up to 6.6 feet. This won’t be a California-style short burst of energy quake in the earth’s upper crust. The Big One will be bigger, deeper, and last longer: 3–4 minutes, with dozens of after-shocks, some very powerful, for days, months, or later.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is 700 miles long, located 100-150 miles off shore of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California. Info here!
Cascadia Subduction Zone. Pacific Northwest. Click to Enlarge.

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.

[Update] New zip code for Wilkes East? Gresham requests zip code realignment

New zip code for Wilkes East? Gresham requests zip code realignment. Info here!
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Thirty thousand people in West Gresham could get different zip codes next year if the United States Postal Service thinks a realignment would benefit the community.

The Gresham City Council on Dec. 15 unanimously decided to request that the postal service remedy “jurisdictional confusion” caused by residents in West Gresham having a Portland or Fairview zip code.

Source: Gresham Outlook, Dec 18, 2015

The two main Gresham zip codes are 97030 and 97080, but the 30,000 people that are in the impacted area have zip codes that are 97024, 97230, 97233 and 97236.

The zip code alignment issue leads to residents being unclear about what city they live in and from where they should be requesting services such as police and fire or business licenses

Residents in North Gresham could get new addresses

Residents in North Gresham could get new addresses. Info here!

Residents in North Gresham asked whether they want the city to undergo a project to unscramble a street grid that is not congruent with the rest of the city.

Source: Gresham Outlook, Dec 28, 2015

Residents were first notified of this project at the end of November with letters from the city saying that a survey would be coming to gather opinions about changing the street names and addresses in the neighborhood.

The area impacted contains about 1,800 residents and is bounded by Northeast 205th Avenue, Northeast 226th Avenue, Northeast Stark Street and Northeast Burnside Road.

The street names in the neighborhood do not match those in the rest of the city because they were addressed under a different set of standards before the property was annexed into Gresham in the 1990s.

If the city moves forward with the project, the street names would be changed to be consistent with the rest of the city.

City of Gresham selects developer for Rockwood catalyst site, Completion 2017

Who's going to build a $30 million Rockwood catalyst project?

City of Gresham selects developer for Rockwood catalyst site, Completion 2017. Info here!
Josh Furher, Exec Dir Rockwood Development Commission

City councilors make a pick

By this time next year, construction crews could begin building a $30 million economic campus where city leaders hope Rockwood and Gresham residents will learn, shop and make money.

Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive
November 17, 2015

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On Tuesday, Gresham City Council members approved the selection of the project's developer who will help pay for the project and bring in an architectural firm to design a 5.5-acre campus for technology, media, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Rockwood residents should also find restaurants, banking services and grocery items in an area that's seen major chains close their doors.

City leaders have so far found funding sources of about $11.5 million to $12.5 million of that cost to build at the project location, called by officials as the catalyst site. With a population of about 16,500, Rockwood is known for its high rates of poverty and crime but also its diversity and youth.

Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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Rockwood Rising project. Conceptual drawing
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"There are a lot of young smart people and a lot of great ideas that don't have an opportunity at this point," City Councilor Mario Palmero said. "I still think the American dreams lives in Gresham more than anywhere in the state of Oregon."

City Council members chose RKm Development, owned by Roy Kim, over two other candidates: Pate Retail and Hanlon Development. RKm built Bethany Village, a mixed-use development of residences, office and retail spaces just north of Beaverton. The developer will work with YBA Architects and Robert H. Foster Consultants on the project, according to their proposal.

Architects and designers would be influenced by Latin American, Northern European and Asian elements, such as "eclectic architecture, non-traditional plant materials, and a wide color palette," according to their proposal.

"To capture a multi-ethnic experience, the public spaces and circulation would take cues from Latin American urban plazas and Asian market streets while also acknowledging the nascent block structure of the immediate vicinity," the RKm proposal states.

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Get Your Copy, Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2015 Newsletter

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together we can make a difference. Learn more here!

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Wilkes East Neighborhood
2015 Fall Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  • 64-Unit Waterside Apartment Update
  • Enhabit Fall Energy Saving Tips
  • RHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Nadaka Happenings Fall Edition
  • Friday Night Youth Basketball
  • Zimmerman House Holiday Tours
  • WENA Fall Meeting Nov 16th

Download your copy here. Now with clickable 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.

View archive   |   Policy & Ad Rates

Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can use your help.
To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

Hey Kids! Free Friday Night Youth Basketball, H.B. Lee Middle School 6PM-10PM

Let's Hoop it Up! Free Friday Night Youth Basketball, H B Lee Middle School 6PM-10PM. Info here!

With funding from the Oregon Youth Development Council’s “Youth & Gangs Grants”, the City of Gresham is sponsoring a late-night basketball program every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at H.B. Lee Middle School.

Boys & Girls, Grades 6-12

The program, which started last fall, offers skill-building and supervised games for youth in grades 6 through 12. The program is part of a larger citywide effort to connect more at-risk youth with positive adults and activities, and so far it’s working well. Last year an average of 50 youth participated every Friday night without incident. Following the success of year one, the school happily agreed to continue its partnership with the City, and the state renewed the grant fund-ing for the next biennium.

Morer Info
For more information, contact Joe Walsh, City of Gresham, at 503-618-2372.

My Gresham, Connecting City Hall to you. Download the App Here!

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Request non-emergency services. Read in real-time Spanish, Russian and 14 other languages.

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