Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2010

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Jan 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.

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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

Got Hazardous Waste? Bring it to Metro!

Metro. Get everything you need to know about recycling and garbage and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area

Hazardous Waste...

Wondering what to do with those old paint cans, motor oil and solvents – and how to best dispose of them?

Bring them to Metro!

Bring your unwanted hazardous household products such as pesticides, leftover paint, solvents and automotive fluids to one of Metro's hazardous waste facilities or neighborhood collection events to be recycled or disposed of safely.

No cost

There is no charge to bring your toxic trash to Metro’s permanent facilities or community events.

Household hazardous waste is accepted six days a week year round at Metro’s two permanent household hazardous waste facilities.

Metro Hazardous Waste Facilities:

Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday

  • Metro Central Station
    6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland
    Directions: From NW St Helens Road (Hwy 30) or Yeon Ave, turn north onto Kittridge and left onto Front. Go one mile to NW 61st and turn left. Facility is on the right.
  • Metro South Station
    2001 Washington St., Oregon City
    Directions: Take I-205 to the Molalla/Oregon City exit (exit 10). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Washington. Facility is on the right.

Community Services & Hotlines

City of Gresham Police Department Resource Guide, Services & Hotlines

Gresham Police Department

Community Services & Hotlines





Gresham Police Dept - business


Wilkes East Neighborhood, Newsletter Archive

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

Newsletter Archive

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

Read it now!

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Virtual School Challenges
  • WENA Board Elections Nov 9th
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Holiday Gatherings & Covid-19
  • Online Scammers; Elder Fraud
  • Tips to Prepare For Winter

A publication of:

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

Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch!

Boris the Burglar-National Neighborhood Watch info

Taking A Bite Out Of Crime,
One Block At A Time

Start your own Neighborhood Watch

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch

The benefits are many… beyond preventing crime and reducing fear, Neighborhood Watch (NW) builds pride, forges bonds among block residents - by really getting to know and look out for neighbors, improves citizen-police relations, and can address other block issues and concerns like child safety, youth development, senior citizen welfare, and quality-of-life.

Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime. You're not asked to take personal risks, only to serve as extra “eyes and ears” and to report information on crimes and suspicious activities promptly.

Neighborhood Watch groups in your area

To locate a Wilkes East Neighborhood Watch group in your area, or to start a new group, contact neighborhood association members Lee Dayfield at, or Kris Freiermuth at

What is Neighborhood Watch?

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a highly successful effort that has been in existence for more than thirty years in cities and counties across America. It provides a unique infrastructure that brings together local officials, law enforcement and citizens to protect our communities.

Around the country, neighbors for three decades have banded together to create Neighborhood Watch programs. They understand that the active participation of neighborhood residents is a critical element in community safety

Halloween Safety Tips

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Halloween Witch Oregon Missing Children Clearinghouse
Oregon Missing Children Clearinghouse

Halloween Safety Tips & Child ID Kits from the Missing Children Clearinghouse

The Oregon State Police - Missing Children Clearinghouse and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children understand the concerns that parents and children have when planning for Halloween activities. The below "Trick or Treating" safety tips, as well as free Children Identification Kits available in Spanish and English, are being made available to help parents keep their children safe.

Cellular Phone Tips



FIRST Subject: The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.
If you find yourself out of your mobile network coverage area and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. Interestingly, the number "1 1 2" can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

Avoid Credit Card Fraud

Simple steps to protecting yourself

The technology of 'plastic money' has many advantages. But, there are dangers too. Here are a few important tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud.

About the Wilkes East Neighborhood website banner image


A lazy hot August afternoon stroll along the Columbia Slough Trail captured the peaceful serenity of this ecologically rich 18-mile long waterway immediately north of the Wilkes East Neighborhood in Gresham OR. Learn more.

A lazy hot August afternoon stroll along the Columbia Slough Trail captured the peaceful serenity of this ecologically rich 18-mile long waterway immediately north of the Wilkes East Neighborhood in Gresham OR. Learn more.
Strolling the Slough. Click to enlarge

Curious about this
website banner?

Here's the answer

Strolling Along the Slough

This Wilkes East Neighborhood website banner is a slice from a picture taken on a hot August afternoon while strolling the trail along the Columbia Slough adjacent to the northern boundary of the neighborhood. The Columbia Slough is a shallow, slow flowing waterway that parallels the Columbia River for about 18 miles from Fairview Lake in East Multnomah County through North and Northeast Portland to Kelley Point Park where the Slough meets the Willamette River. And now you know.

Avoid Telemarketing Fraud

Telemarketing Fraud

When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim of telemarketing fraud. Here's some helpful tip!

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