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.

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

181st Corridor Signal Improvements: Spring 2009.

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

Smart signals, wider turns to relieve traffic congestion

The 181st Avenue Corridor project is intended to increase existing street capacity and support new industrial businesses within the Urban Renewal Area, and is supported by the Wilkes East Neighborhood and the Rockwood Business Coalition.

Reason for the project

181st Avenue provides the only connection to Interstate-84 within Gresham city limits. As the areas to the south develop, including Pleasant Valley and Damascus, this corridor will grow more congested because it provides the nearest freeway access. The redevelopment potential of the Wilkes East and North Gresham neighborhoods, including the industrial portion of the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area, will be hampered (without improvement) as intersections on 181st near the freeway reach capacity.

Smart signals, wider turns, and a crosswalk closure are expected to relieve traffic congestion through this busy area.

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

Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

03/07/2009 - 9:00am
03/07/2009 - 12:00pm
Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

Join Us!
Johnson Creek
Watershed Wide Event Mar 7th
10 Locations!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009 9AM-12PM
Where: 10 Locations
Johnson Creek Watershed
Portland & Gresham

Watershed Wide Event

Please join us for our 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event with hundreds of volunteers working together to restore a valuable community resource we all share -- Johnson Creek.

Volunteers will gather at 10 different restoration sites throughout the watershed to remove invasive species and plant native plants.

Historically, this has been a very popular event; please sign up early! Register now!

Free Small Leaf Maple saplings available

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Free Maple Tree saplings
Click to enlarge

Free -- Don't delay!

Small Leaf Maple saplings

Transplant Now!

It's transplant time!

Beautiful Small Leaf Maple Tree saplings available for transplant now. These hardy saplings are from the tree pictured above.

Maple saplings transplant very easily during the dormant season, which is roughly from mid-November to mid-February, taking care to set it at the same level in the soil at which it was previously growing.

To obtain your free Maple Tree sapling please email

Reynolds Learning Academy Annual Rummage Sale: Mar 14-15, 2009

03/14/2009 - 9:00am
03/14/2009 - 4:00pm
Reynolds Learning Academy, a unique learning community for students grades 9–12. Reynolds School District, Fairview OR 97024

Join Us for Bargins Galore!

Reynolds Learning Academy
Annual Rummage Sale
Sat & Sun March 14-15

When: Sat March 14, 2009 10AM-4PM
Sun March 15, 2009 10AM-2PM
Where: Reynolds Learning Academy
20234 NE Halsey
Fairview, OR 97024
Click here for map

Graduation fund raiser

Reynolds Learning Academy will be holding it's annual Rummage Sale to raise funds for our graduation ceremony and other school activities, Saturday March 14th from 10AM to 4PM, and Sunday March 15th from 10AM to 2PM.

If you haven't been to an RLA Rummage Sale -- you've got to go!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archive | Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together 'WE' can make a difference! Click here!

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

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Pining for a Parks District
  • Albertina Kerr Housing Update
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Glisan Street Lane Reduction

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Wilkes East Neighborhood Association
Gresham OR USA

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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.

Got a story or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send by email to, or by postal mail to: 17104 NE Oregon St • Portland OR 97230. Deadline for submission is three weeks prior to publication.

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 always use your help.
To volunteer contact

Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Dec 16, 2008

12/16/2008 - 3:00pm
City of Gresham Planning Commission Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Dec 16, 2008

Proposed map and codes changes available for review

When: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008 3:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Proposed changes close to approval

The Planning Commission on November 10, 2008 recommended that the City Council approve the map and code changes proposed as part of the Residential Districts Review project.

The proposed changes are described at

Planning Commission suggests staff take another look

The City Council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2008. The Planning Commission suggested staff take another look at the proposed map changes for a few locations. Staff will describe those suggestions and its recommendation to the City Council in the materials for the Dec 16, 2008 meeting.

Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Nov 10, 2008

11/10/2008 - 6:30pm
11/10/2008 - 10:00pm
City of Gresham Planning Commission Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Nov 10, 2008

Proposed map and codes changes available for review

When: Monday, Nov 10, 2008 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Proposed changes available for review

The Residential Districts Review project is proposing Development Plan Map and Development Code changes. The latest map (and other information) is available at

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