2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009 7:30AM

05/28/2009 - 7:30am
05/28/2009 - 8:30am

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009

Join us for a
Morning Bird Walk
at Nadaka Park

Learn the value of urban natural areas.

Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together

When: Thursday May 28, 2009 07:30AM - 08:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Join us for a morning stroll

In celebration of Great Blue Heron Week, join Jim Labbe with the Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for a morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham. We’ll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We’ll also begin the documenting of bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Register Free!


FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009 9AM

05/30/2009 - 9:00am
05/30/2009 - 1:00pm

FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009. Sponsored by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), Portland OR

Create backyard habitat, attract wildlife. Naturescaping is beauty and function!

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Saturday, May 30, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Lake House at Blue Lake Park
21154 NE Blue Lake Rd
Fairview, OR
Get Map!

Definition (Wikipedia): Naturescaping (or nature scaping) is a term that refers to a method of landscaping that allows people and nature to coexist. By incorporating certain plants, especially native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and help keep our rivers and streams healthy. Extensive urban growth and urban sprawl over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. Homeowners with yards have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating their own backyard wildlife sanctuary. Read more.

Workshop Description

Naturescaping is the practice of designing a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you. Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so don't delay. Click here to register!

In this introductory workshop we introduce the concept of naturescaping. We also discuss time and maintenance savings, reduction/elimination of water and chemical use, increasing and improving wildlife habitat, watershed stewardship, and basic site or project planning, as well as many other great gardening tips.

Reynolds School District to cut $10M from budget. Final public input: Apr 1, 2009 6:30PM

04/01/2009 - 6:30pm
Reynolds School District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget. Public comments wanted: Mar 16th, Apr 1st

District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget with staff and program reductions

Public input: Apr 1st, 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Reynolds High School Multipurpose Room
1698 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

The Reynolds School Board will hold the last of two sessions to receive public input regarding recommendations to reduce the 2009-2010 budget with proposed staffing and program cuts totaling $10 million.

Click here to view the proposed budget cuts!

“The Board invites parents, patrons and staff to fully participate in this process to shape the services received by the students within Reynolds School District,” officials said in a statement.

The Reynolds School Board plans to make a decision on expenditure reductions at the April 9, 2009, Regular Session meeting.

Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham: Feb 25, 2009

02/25/2009 - 7:00pm
02/25/2009 - 9:00pm
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Free Workshop!
Healthy Septic Systems Workshop
Mt Hood Community College
Wednesday, Feb 25th 7PM-9PM

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
26000 S.E. Stark St
Gresham, Oregon 97030

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a FREE and very informative Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham, February 25th! Join us and learn how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way.

Healthy Septic Systems

Is your septic system a mystery to you? Attend this free workshop and learn how to care for your septic system, prevent messy sewage backups, and avoid expensive repairs with basic septic tank maintenance. Local septic system professional Alex Amauck and septic inspectors Mike Ebeling and Erin Mick from the Bureau of Development Services will present and answer your questions. This workshop is presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Register online at or contact Katie Meckes, Outreach Coordinator, EMSWCD at 503-935-5368, or email You can also come early and register on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on My First Place! Click here to sign-up!

Get your Portland home on HGTV!

HGTV is looking for First-time Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

One of HGTV’s most popular series, “My First Place” will be in Portland for its SEVENTH season to film first-time homebuyers through all the trials and tribulations of looking for, bidding on and ultimately buying their first place! Each half-hour episode features people making the dream of homeownership a reality!

We are currently looking for homebuyers who are:

  • Buying their FIRST place.
  • Fun, interesting people who are excited to be a part of this show.
  • People willing to share their personal & financial struggles with viewers.
  • Buyers that are going to be closing before the end of 2009.
  • Will be buying within a 90-minute radius of downtown Portland.

Candidates who are chosen for the show will also receive a housewarming SURPRISE gift at the end of shooting to thank them for being on the show!

Singles, couples and families are all encouraged to apply!

Zimmerman House tours: Feb 21, 2009

02/21/2009 - 10:00am
02/21/2009 - 3:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham OR, (503) 261-8078

Open House
Saturday Feb 21st 10AM-3PM
Visit this delightful turn-of-the-century Victorian farmhouse

When: Saturday Feb 21, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR

Say Goodbye to Winter!

Take a step back into history at the Zimmermann 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. Open house and tours are available every third Saturday. Don't miss this unique opportunity to step back in time!

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Apr 14, 2009

04/14/2009 - 7:00pm
City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

Coalition of Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Meeting is open to the public

WENA Board Meeting: May 25, 2009 6:30PM

05/25/2009 - 6:30pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview Or 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday May 25, 2009 6:30PM

When: Monday May 25, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Contact for location

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM

For more information please contact:

WENA Semi-Annual Meeting: Feb 16, 2009

02/16/2009 - 7:00pm

Everyone's invited!

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Semi-Annual Meeting
Monday Feb 16th 7PM

Join Your Neighbors -- Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Monday, February 16, 2009 7:00PM
Where: H B Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave
Click here for map

Be sure to save Monday, February 16th at 7:00 PM for WENA’s Semi-Annual Meeting. This years meeting will be held at H B Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey), Portland, Oregon.

Meeting Topics

  • Gresham Recycling
    Karen Guillen-Chapman, Coordinator
  • Curb Extensions on NE 172nd Ave
    between Halsey & Glisan
  • Friends of Trees Comes to Gresham
    Elizabeth Elbel, Friends of Trees
  • Nadaka Park Progress Report
    Cleanups & Grant status
    Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka
  • Upcoming neighborhood events
  • And more!

Everyone's Invited to Attend!

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood! Be A 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 Boulevard to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan Street to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Click here for a map of the Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2009

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Nov 2008

City of Gresham News, Community Activities, Workshops & More

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue...

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

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