Reynolds Education Foundation Car Rally & Roker Run: May 15, 2010 9:30AM

05/15/2010 - 9:30am

Reynolds Education Foundation Car Rally & Roker Run: May 15, 2010 9:30AM. Info here!

“Ride for Reynolds”
Car Rally and Poker Run

Saturday May 15th 9:30AM

When: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:30AM
Where: Reynolds High School
1698 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR 97060

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Join the Fun!

Reynolds Education Foundation will host a car rally/poker run, May 15th starting at 9:30 am at Reynolds High School.

Visit district businesses to collect your poker hand and raffle tickets.

Registration is available at 503 256-2088. $25 covers your poker hand, raffle tickets, and BBQ at the end of the run back at Reynolds High School.

Rejoice! Local farmers market's reopen for 2010

Local Farmers Market reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. FInd farmers markets here!.

Stretch your grocery dollars
at the farmers market!

Enjoy the best produce and products, flowers, and plants 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, there are activities and fun for the whole family. So come experience the market. Meet the vendors. Meet other cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food!

(Grow your own vegetables? Click here for Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide)

Details on these area markets can be found below.

You'll find plenty of root vegitables, 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 Oregon Trail or other food assistant coupons - more access to good food for all.

Container redemption center approved for Wood Village

Container redemption center approved for Wood Village. Opening July 2010. Info here!

Halsey Street facility to supplant three East County grocery store collectors

Source: The Gresham Outlook (Apr 19, 2010)

Oregon’s first beverage container redemption center will open this summer in Wood Village.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) approved an application from the Portland-based Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) for the proposed center at 23345 NE. Halsey St.

When it opens this summer, the facility will redeem beverage containers of all types and brands. It marks the first time since 1971 the state has authorized a redemption-only center separate from local grocery stores.

Once opened, beverage containers will no longer be accepted at Fred Meyer, Wood Village; Safeway, Cherry Park Road; and Wal-Mart, Wood Village. Instead, the containers will be taken at the Halsey Street Redemption Center as well as smaller retailers in the area.

Gresham Police Department issues their 2009 Annual Report

2009 Gresham Police Annual Report Issued. Info here!
Chief Craig Junginger
Gresham Police Department

Calls for police services increased in 2009

Violent crime is down, theft & vandelism rise, response times improve

First Annual Report Issued

Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger recently released the first annual report for the Gresham Police Department. The report summarizes crime and accident data, police programs, and personnel highlights from 2009.

Highlights of the report include the activities of the three divisions of the police department, the department's community involvement, and 2009 crime statistics.

How's the parking in historic Downtown Gresham? Take the survey!

How's the parking in historic Downtown Gresham? Take the survey -- Now through June 2010!

Share your thoughts and opinions on parking in Downtown Gresham.

Take the online survey.
Now through June!

Downtown Parking Survey

What’s your opinion of parking in historic Downtown? Is it hard to find a parking space, or just fine? You are invited to share your thoughts and opinions on parking in Downtown Gresham through an online survey.

As part of the Downtown Parking Plan project, the City has developed questions regarding parking availability and preferences among those who use Downtown parking. Answers to questions also will help guide how to manage and provide parking in the future.

The survey will be available through June. Please spread the word. Click here to take the survey!

Graffiti problem returns to Gresham. Report 'tagging' immediately!

Help the City of Gresham stop the explosion of graffiti, Report It Immediately!  Info here!
Graffiti effects everyone!

Graffiti damages our property, and impacts our community

Help eliminate graffiti -- report it immediately!

Help with Graffiti Problem

The City of Gresham has reported an explosion in graffiti around town since the Holiday season. Graffiti damages property, and casts a bad light on our community. Don't let vandals take control of your neighborhood. We encourage everyone to help combat this problem!

Within 24 hours of graffiti appearing:

  1. Take a picture of the graffiti
    (send it to Cathy Harrington, email,
  2. Report graffiti to the police at 503-618-2463. Do not call 911!
    (there is an officer dedicated to following up right now because the problem's so rampant), and
  3. Clean it off or paint over it
    (contact Cathy for graffiti removal kits or help).

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Remember, graffiti effects everyone!

Celebrate St Patrick's Day on the Plaza: Wednesday Mar 17, 2010 4-7PM

03/17/2010 - 4:00pm
03/17/2010 - 7:00pm
The Center for the Art Foundation presents St Patrick's Day the Plaza, Wednesday March 17th 2010 4-7PM. Info here!

The Center for the Art Foundation presents

St Patrick's Day the Plaza
Wednesday March 17th 4-7PM

A Free Celebration of All Things Irish!

When: Wednesday March 17, 2010 4:00PM-7:00PM
Where: The Center for the Arts Plaza
between NE 2nd & 3rd on NE Hood St
Gresham OR
Get Map!


  • Irish Lass Ms. Lynn Kelly Mistress of Ceremonies
  • The Shamrocks featuring Julie & Shannon McCarl
  • Beer Garden, sponsored by 4th Street Brewing Company
  • Irish Dancers from An Daire Academy of Celtic Arts
  • Irish Food courtesy of Busy Bee Catering
  • A "Shamrock" Walk for fun & prizes
  • Face Painting
  • Airbrush Art courtesy of Lee Lauritzen
  • Photos with Mr. Leprechaun
    (bring your camera)

Free activities!!! Minimal charge for food and beverages.

Meet Metro candidate Shirley Craddick at Park Place Coffee: Mar 20, 2010 4-6PM

03/20/2010 - 4:00pm
03/20/2010 - 6:00pm
Meet Metro candidate Shirley Craddick at Park Place Coffee: Mar 20, 2010 4-6PM. Info here!
Metro candidate
Shirley Craddick

Stop by Park Place Coffee

Visit with Metro position #1 candidate Shirley Craddick

When: Saturday Mar 20, 2010 4:00PM-6:00PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd (next to Vance Park)
Gresham OR
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Please come to Park Place Coffee to visit with Shirley Craddick, candidate for Metro Council District position #1, on Saturday March 20th from 4PM to 6PM.

This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with Shirley and hear why she is running for the Metro Council. Shirley is dedicated to researching the issues, listening to citizens and working to make our community better. She has been elected twice to the Gresham City Council, and now she's running to make Metro a more responsive and effective organization.

Spring 2010 Tree Forum, Gresham City Hall: Mar 13, 2010 9AM

03/13/2010 - 9:00am
City of Gresham Spring 2010 Tree Forum at Gresham City Hall, Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!

Gresham’s 2010 Tree Forum

“People Need Trees
and Gresham’s Trees Need People”

Take the survey here!

When: Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM - 12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
Get Map!

The second Community Workshop for the Urban Forestry Management Plan project will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9AM to 12PM at City Hall.

Participate in the "Significant Tree Hunt" commemorating Gresham’s 100th birthday. Information available here!

Forum speakers & participants

  • Jim Gersbach, Friends of Trees member
  • Keith Warren, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Lynn Snodgrass, Drake’s 7 Dees
  • Anne Rutherford, Storyteller


  • 9:00AM - Open house on the benefits of trees.
  • 9:30AM - Tree treasure hunt prizes awarded. Clues on the City of Gresham Facebook page and via Twitter - hunt starts March 1. (See "Geocache Treasure Hunt" below)
  • 10:00AM - Storyteller Anne Rutherford - What is your tree story?
  • 10:20AM - Presentation on the value of trees.
  • 11:00AM - Street Tree Arboretum community design activity. Bring your creative arboretum ideas for Gradin Sports Park.

Come enjoy a Tree Art Show presented by East Gresham Elementary and Mt. Hood Montessori!

Refreshments provided!

Tree Survey

Share your thoughts and opinions on trees in Gresham.

WENA Quarterly Meeting at St Aidan's: Mar 22, 2010 7PM

03/22/2010 - 7:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together we can make a difference!

  • Neighborhood news
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey (162nd-181st)
  • PDX Airport North Runway Construction May-Oct 2010

Come to the Neighborhood Meeting

When: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Get map!

Save the date!

Be sure to save Monday, Mar 22nd at 7:00 PM to attend the next Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting. Learn what's going-on in your neighborhood. Discuss issues important to our community. (See full story for Agenda below).

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

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