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2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Nadaka Nature Park cleanup & CITO Geocache hunt: May 16, 2010 9AM

05/16/2010 - 8:00am
05/16/2010 - 2:00pm
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Nadaka Nature Park cleanup & CITO Geocache hunt: May 16, 2010 9AM. Info here!

Join us to remove invasives and find a 'little' treasure!

Nadaka clean-up starts at 9AM,
CITO Geocache begins at noon

When: Sunday May 16, 2010 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
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Clean-up Event

The Wilkes East Neighborhood Association continues to restore Nadaka's 10 acre natural area. This event will include removing invasive underbrush such as ivy, holly & blackberries. A CITO geocaching event by Nogs & Devil Hunter will be held around Noon. (To participate in the geocaching come prepared to work first.)

Geocache Event

Nogs and Devil Hunter would like invite you to participate in a CITO and nature park restoration at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham, Sunday May 16th. Clean-up starts at 9:00AM. Geocache begins at 12:00PM with a geocoin raffle! Bring our CITO kit, gloves, water, snacks and or lunch.

CITO -- "Cache In, Trash Out" is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources!

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.

Wasco Street Neighborhood Watch Multi-site Garage Sale: May 7-8, 2010 9AM-4PM

05/08/2010 - 9:00am
05/08/2010 - 4:00pm
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Mark your calendar! Wasco Street Neighborhood Watch Garage Sale: May 7, 2010 9AM-4PM. Info here!

Wasco Street Neighborhood Watch Multi-site Garage Sale

Cypress Park
May 7th-8th, 9AM-4PM

When: May 7-8, 2010 9AM-4PM
Where: NE Wasco Street
(Between NE 172nd - NE 179th)
Get Map!

Mark your calendar

It's that yardsale and garage sale time of year again!

Cypress Park's Wasco Street Neighborhood Watch group is hosting a two-day multi-site Garage Sale, Friday & Saturday, May 7th-8th 2010, from 9AM to 4PM.

Look for signs in the neighborhood directing you to garages full of treasures.

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

03/17/2010 - 4:00pm
03/17/2010 - 7:00pm
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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!

Activities

  • 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.

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up
Cub Scouts Pack #740 at Nadaka
Park Cleanup. Click to enlarge

Cub Scouts remove vines and invasives as part of four Community Service projects to earn a special award.

By Lorraine Strahlmann
(Wilkes East resident. Jan 8, 2010)

If you were a young lad, where would you and your buddies be on an October Saturday morning? If you guessed Gresham Youth Football practice, this time you are wrong.

On this particular day, five (5) Cub Scouts from Gresham Pack #740 were hard at work helping clean Nadaka Nature Park of invasive plants, trees and vines.

With parental supervision the Cubs pushed wheelbarrows they filled with debris to a waiting yard waste bin provided by the City of Gresham.

Holiday Open House & Jewelry Sale, Park Place Coffee: Dec 13, 2009 3-7PM

12/13/2009 - 3:00pm
12/13/2009 - 7:00pm
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Kick-off your Holiday Season!

Park Place Coffee's
$5 Jewelry Sale & Open House

Sunday, Dec 13th 3-7PM

When: Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 3PM-7PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave (next to Vance Park)
Gresham, Or
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Join the fun!

Stop by Park Place Coffee for some hot chocolate & cookies, and a visit.

Also, it's a great chance to pick-up some jewelry at a great price!

Stocking Stuffer Sale

$5 Jewelry & Accessories for Christmas Gifts. (cash sales only)

Perfect time to find stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for all!

Also, mention this notice and get $1.00 off food items.

Coco, cookies & music!

"We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies, playing Christmas music and gearing-up for the holidays! (Beer and wine available)

The sale items are cash only but really NICE stuff! Stop by!"

Happy Holidays! -- Dina

UPDATE: November Nadaka Nature Park clean-up event draws large turnout

Nadaka Nature Park clean-up draws large turnout. Special event with Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Nov 14, 2009, sponsored by Friends of Nadaka and the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham Oregon
Volunteers register for the event
Click to enlarge

Volunteers plant trees, shrubs. Fill 40-yard dumpster with invasives.

Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Concordia University baseball pitch in.

Perfect morning for the event

What started out as a small Nadaka Nature Park clean-up for Saturday, Nov. 14 soon became a large-scale event with 92 volunteers in attendance. Workers performed tasks involving the planting of 14 native trees, 65 shrubs and 170 small plants and herbs, as well as the removal of invasive species including ivy and blackberry bushes. Members of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council volunteered at this event and played a significant role in getting the Concordia University baseball team members involved in preserving this important 12-acre natural forest park located at 176th and NE Pacific just north of Glisan.

Enjoy Autumn's Beauty at Zimmerman Heritage Farm: Oct 17, 2009 10AM-3PM

10/17/2009 - 10:00am
10/17/2009 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
Zimmerman House 1874

Tours & Open House

Zimmerman Heritage Farm
Sat Oct 17th 10AM - 3PM

When: Saturday Oct 17, 2009 10AM- 3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

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!

The Mt Hood POPS Orchestra's initial concert, 27th season: Oct 25, 2009 3:30PM

10/25/2009 - 3:30pm
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The Mt Hood POPS Orchestra's initial concert of their 27th season, Sunday, Oct 25th, 2009 3:30PM at the Ben Brooks Auditorium, Reynolds High School, Troutdale OR. Info here!

Mt Hood POPS Orchestra presents

"A New World at the POPS"
Ben Brooks Auditorium
Sunday Oct 25th 3:30PM

When: Sunday, Oct 25, 2009 3:30PM
Where: Ben Brooks Auditorium
Reynolds High School
1698 SW Cherry Park Rd
Get Map!

A World Class Orchestra, right here in Gresham

The Mt Hood POPS Orchestra is the finest orchestra this side of the Oregon Symphony, and it's based right here is Gresham.

Here's your chance to enjoy some of the world’s finest music played by a world class orchestra right here in your own back yard!

Zimmerman House tours: Sep 19, 2009 10AM-3PM

09/19/2009 - 10:00am
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
Zimmerman House 1874

Enjoy an afternoon on the farm!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm
Open House 10AM - 3PM

When: Saturday Sep 19, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

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!

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