Announcement

Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM

12/22/2019 - 5:00pm
12/22/2019 - 7:00pm
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Sunday Futsal 2019: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball! Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM

11/23/2019 - 9:00am
11/23/2019 - 10:00pm
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Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM. Gloves, tools and refreshment provided. 176th & NE Glisan, Gresham. Info here!

Volunteers Needed!

When: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at Picnic Shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham Or 97230
Get Map!

Join Your Neighbors!
We are teaming up with Friends of Trees to so some major habitat restoration work at Nadaka!

We need help removing invasive weeds and planting hundreds of young native trees and shrubs throughout the park. Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance. Please dress for the weather!

See ya there!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2019 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7PM-8:30PM

11/11/2019 - 7:00pm
11/11/2019 - 8:30pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2019 Fall Meeting & Board Elections: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 11th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2019 Fall Meeting & Board Elections. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Agenda

  • WENA 2019-2020 Annual Election of Officers
  • Albertina Kerr Workforce Housing
  • Preparedness, City of Gresham

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/26/2019 - 9:00am
11/26/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 800 feet
  • Trail conditions: Sidewalks, paths and staircases; some steep uphill and downhill walking
  • Round-trip travel: TriMet MAX and street car
  • Suggested donation per rider: TriMet fare required

We will take MAX from Gresham City Hall to downtown Portland, where we will transfer to the northbound streetcar to the Pearl District where the walk begins. After walking through the Pearl District, we walk uphill on Summit Avenue to climb a 160-step staircase followed by a 131-step staircase. Continuing uphill we will enter the Pittock estate and spend some time wandering the mansion grounds enjoying views of downtown Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers and Cascade peaks, if the weather is cooperative. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way back.

Bring snacks and water. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended.

Please purchase MAX fare before meeting at Gresham City Hall.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Mathews at 503-766-9443.

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

Thanksgiving, A Time To Be Grateful - A Time For Sharing

Thanksgiving, A Time To Reflect - A Time For Sharing. Info here!
Serving warm food, warm smiles

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything you’ve been given, and be grateful for all that you have.

Take the time to give thanks for all that’s good in your life -- and give to others who may not share the same good fortune this Thanksgiving.

Give from the heart

Help brighten the holiday for someone in need.

  • Donate time or money to a local charity or food pantry
  • Donate a Thanksgiving basket to a neighbor in need
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter
  • Deliver Thanksgiving meals to housebound seniors

Volunteer this holiday, and share the season!

Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend.

City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12AM

11/30/2019 - 8:00pm
12/01/2019 - 12:00am
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City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12 am. Let's Hoop It Up! Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8PM-12 am
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Saturday nights at Friends of the Children at 424 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.

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 10:00 pm for grades 6-8
  • 10:00 pm - 12:00 am for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, visit our basketball page or contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

Spirit of Christmas 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM

11/30/2019 - 5:00pm
11/30/2019 - 6:30pm
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Spirit of Christmas 2019: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM. Come and Join the Fun! Info here!

Come and Join the Fun!

When: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St.
Get Map!

The 28th Annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting â one of the communityâs most popular events â rings in Greshamâs holiday season with a family-friendly program that includes music, photos with Santa, refreshments and the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza.

Watch for fun activities beforehand in Historic Downtown in the afternoon leading up to the tree lighting festivities on the Arts Plaza.

For more information, contact Sasha Konell at Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov.

Read more about the Spirit of Christmas event.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9AM-11AM

09/14/2019 - 9:00am
09/14/2019 - 11:00am
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2019 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail

When: Sat Sep 05, 2019 9AM-11AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot
inside Kelly Point Park
N Lombard and Marine Drive
Get Map!
Cost: Free!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail 
Thursday August 22  – 6 PM
Saturday September 14  – 9 AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot inside Kelly Point Park, N Lombard and Marine Drive
2.0 hours
3.5 miles or 7,000 steps
Visit the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and walk among the tall black cottonwoods to the Rivergate Trail and back.
Note: Relatively flat with paved and unpaved trails

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 2nd through September 14th 2019.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 3.5 - 4.5 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!

Take TriMet!
For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-RIDE (7433) for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

For more details, contact Rich Cassidy: rich.cassidy@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6051.

For even more guided walks, check out NeighborWalks. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. See the full schedule here.

(2019 Ten Toe Express schedule below this break)

Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM

09/21/2019 - 9:00am
09/21/2019 - 12:00pm
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Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided. Sign-up here!

Come Lend A Hand!

When: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
(Meet at picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland OR
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka, SOLVE, and your neighbors in restoring a healthy habitat at Nadaka! We will be picking up litter and removing invasive plants. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

Register online at HERE!

More Info
Contact 503-956-8558 or email info@friendsofnadaka.org

City of Gresham Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations Aug 2019 Meeting: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 7PM-8:30PM

08/13/2019 - 7:00pm
08/13/2019 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations Aug 2019 Meeting: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 7PM-8:30PM. Public Welcome. Get Involved!. Info here!

Public Welcome. Get Involved!

When: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

For more information about the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations, contact Carol Rulla, Coalition President, at 503-663-1466 or crullaor@gmail.com.

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