Fun, Live Music, Vendors & more! East Portland Exposition 2010 Multicultural Share Fair: July 17-18 2010

07/17/2010 - 11:00am
07/17/2010 - 10:00pm
East Portland Exposition, July 17-18 2010 - A two day Multicultural Share Fair community event featuring 65+ exhibitors, lots of entertainment and food, free health testing, and free activities for children and families. Info here!

11 Live Bands,
65+ Vendors,
Great Food,
Free Health testing

Fun For The Entire Family!

The East Portland Exposition (EPO XPO) is a two day community event that will be held at Ed Benedict Community Park, located along SE Powell Boulevard between 100th Avenue and 102nd Avenue (Get Map!) in East Portland on July 17 and 18, 2010. The gates open at 11AM on Saturday and 10:00AM on Sunday. EPO XPO is co-sponsored by all 13 East Portland Neighborhoods. The event will feature numerous exhibitors, lots of entertainment and food, free health testing, and free activities for children and families.

Click here for EPO XPO flyer and events schedule!

Music, Vendors, Great Food & Movies at Dusk

This year, EPO XPO will be partnering with the City of Portland for the very first Sunday Parkways in East Portland — and EPO XPO will be at the heart of it all! Sunday Parkways is great fun for everyone. So come to EPO XPO on Saturday to visit all the great exhibitors, and enjoy some great food and entertainment. Be sure to stay for the movie that evening (and Sunday too!) starting at dusk. Then, on Sunday, come join the festivities for the single best day of the Summer — East Portland style!

Free Child ID kits from the Oregon State Police. Get yours here!

Free child ID kits from the Oregon State Police. Get yours here!

Try this: Guess your child's height and weight. Write it down

Then measure him or her and see how close you come

How'd you do?

No one wants to imagine going through the nightmare of having their child go missing. The very thought strikes fear in every parent.

Fortunately you can prepare for the unthinkable by ordering a free Child ID kits from the Oregon State Police.

Since June 4, 2010 close to 3,000 "Complete Identification and DNA Kits" (which are free and are available in English and Spanish) have been sent to people in Oregon as well as nationally (and Canada too!).

The kits help families record important information like dental information, physical information and a photograph. In addition, they provide the necessary tools for taking a DNA cheek swab sample and fingerprints.


Child Complete Identification and DNA Kits are available to order by calling 1-800-282-7155, or by email at The kits are free of charge!

Traffic Alert: Burnside reduced to one-lane each direction during Rockwood MAX construction, now thru March 2011

Traffic Alert: Burnside reduced to one-lane westbound during Rockwood MAX construction June 2010-March 2011.  Info Here!
Burnside construction, Rockwood
(Click to enlarge)

Rockwood in Motion:
188th MAX Station work begins

Expect congestion and delays along Burnside until next Spring

When: Now thru March 2011
Where: E Burnside (Between 185th - SE Stark)
Gresham, OR
Get Map!


Beginning Monday, June 21, work on the Rockwood/E 188th MAX Station improvements will begin to impact westbound traffic on E Burnside Street between SE 185th Avenue and SE Stark Street. Traffic will be reduced to one through lane in this area until the new station opens in early 2011.


Eastbound Burnside Street will be limited to one through lane in the same area until the new light rail platforms open in March 2011. Temporary MAX station platform construction will begin JUne 21st for riders at the Rockwood station while work proceeds on the new platforms for the rebuilt station.

MAX Remains on Schedule

The MAX will continue to operate on schedule with no service interruptions anticipated. Several changes to pedestrian crossings are in effect during construction. Please observe all detours and other signs and signals near the site for safety. This includes not crossing Burnside Street where crosswalks have been closed or entering the posted construction area.

Neighborhood Connections: Jun 2010

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections June 2010

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

Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

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

Beware, Aggressive Door-to-Door Cleaning Products Salespeople Canvassing West Gresham neighborhoods

Beware, Agressive Door-to-Door Salespeople Canvassing West Gresham area selling Advanage citrus cleaning products.  Info here!
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Just Say No!
Then, quickly close your door

Don't let these pushy salespeople take "Advanage" of you

Aggressive and rude!

Several Capri Terrace residents in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood have reported being confronted by "pretty darn aggressive" and somewhat rude salespeople going door-to-door selling ADVANAGE cleaning sprays for Georgia based T&B Sales. This company has a sketchy reputation and many complaints for its over-the-top high-pressure sales tactics - dating back to their beginning in 2000.

One neighbor said "I had to be aggressive right back in order to shoo him away, I thought his tactics were a bit peculiar. His foot-in-the door antics was a bit unnerving to me".

Reports of T&B Sales representatives going doot-to-door selling Advanage cleaner without a permit or license have appeared recently in local newspapers from Portland to Longview and on several television stations warning area residents -- including this May 21st story on KGW TV's website.

"Don't even engage them in conversation," said one local sheriff's community policing office. "Just explain to them that you're not interested and close the door."

T&B sales has a troubled history in Oregon. In 2008, the attorney general's office issued a consumer alert after sales reps were charged with fraud, theft and illegal drug activity.

If a T&B Sales representative comes to your door you should contact your local police non-emergency telephone number. In Gresham the non-emergency number is 503-823-3333.

Reynolds selects Henstrand as superintendent through June 2011

Reynolds selects Henstrand as superintendent through June 2011.  Info here!
Joyce Henstrand

Board appoints interim leader for one year beginning July 1

The Reynolds School Board voted unanimously Thursday, May 13, to appoint Joyce Henstrand – currently the interim superintendent – the district’s permanent superintendent until June 30, 2011.

Source: The Gresham Outlook (May 14, 2010)

The board has been searching for a permanent superintendent for the past five months, and Henstrand had not applied for the position. However, Theresa Delaney Davis, the board chairwoman, said the board did not believe any of the candidates it had interviewed “was a perfect match,” and added the board was impressed with Henstrand’s work as interim superintendent.

“Since January 2010, we’ve seen remarkable progress toward our goals,” Davis said. “The district is operating within an improved organizational structure, there was increased transparency in the budget process, staff morale is improving and additional resources and supports for the students are being actively sought.

“We are pleased that Dr. Henstrand will continue the exceptional job she has been doing,” Davis said, noting, for example, that the district expects “significant” improved state test results this year.

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

Get Map!

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.

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