West Gresham

Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods

Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods. Info here!

Metro's proposed Clackamas to Columbia River connector will impact school zones and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 181st Avenue

By Mike Elston, President
North Gresham Neighborhood Association

As President of the North Gresham Neighborhood Association, I'm informed about development plans that impact our neighborhood. Recently I became aware of a Metro proposal that'll increase traffic from Clackamas to the Columbia River ("C2C"), largely by routing it down Northeast 181st /182nd. Although the scheme has apparently been in development for years, Metro and the city of Gresham are only now involving North Gresham citizens — at a point where it's nearly a done-deal.

We have a number of concerns about C2C we feel aren't being heard by Metro. We strongly believe this will have the effect of transforming 181st /182nd into another 82nd Avenue. It will certainly increase traffic, which is already a nightmare during rush hour. That, in turn, will negatively impact the three schools along its proposed route as well as pedestrian access to the MAX and to our area's one grocery store.

We're at a loss to understand how this benefits North Gresham (and maybe that's why we weren't informed about the plan until it was too late to have much impact). Metro claims it'll provide jobs, but they're temporary employment during construction and not permanent.

In our view, this only benefits the higher-income residents of Happy Valley at the expense of Gresham's north-end, lower-income neighborhoods.

Funding for the C2C would be provided by the passage of Metro bond measure M 26-218 in November, and our only chance to delay C2C and permit more time for citizen feedback is for the measure to fail.

We therefore, ask for your help. Join us in voting NO on Measure 26-218, November 3, 2020.

Learn More
Link to the September 10, 2020 “Open house” recorded meeting via Zoom:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/gmt20200911-010420-c2c-listen-1920x1080.mp4?166f9c500f
Presentation of slides:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/c2c-planpresentation-final.pdf?20acff122f
It would appear some initial road construction has already started in Clackamas County (172nd/190th connection), as well as nearby at NE 181st and Glisan (Tree removal and road widening).

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association Board Meeting: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:30PM-8:00PM

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
10/12/2020 - 8:00pm
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Board Meeting, second Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, 17104 NE Oregon St, Portland OR 97230. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together WE can make a difference

Neighborhood Board Meeting

When: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:30PM-8:00PM
Online meeting via Zoom
Contact for details.

Board meetings are now scheduled for the 2nd Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • Oct 12, 2020
  • Nov 09, 2020 *
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Feb 08, 2021
  • Mar 08, 2021 *
  • Apr 12, 2021
  • * Public Meeting

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
Are you motivated, passionate, creative?  Join the Board!

Help shape our neighborhood. Become a Member-at-Large at anytime. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland OR 97230

Parks Virtual Informational Online Open House #1: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-2PM

09/22/2020 - 1:00pm
09/22/2020 - 2:00pm
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Parks Virtual Informational Online Open House #1: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-2PM . Info here!

Get Invloved, Make a Difference

When: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 1PM-2PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

Join us for a virtual open house, to be held with two separate one-hour Zoom sessions that fit your schedule.

We'll review:

  • Community feedback on six park concept plan designs
  • Concept plan report outlining potential enhancements for Gresham's six undeveloped parks, which aim to reflect the needs of each neighborhood and the overall Gresham community while also protecting access to nature

A vital part of the City's planning process is hearing from the community, to ensure all voices are heard. Since early 2019, Gresham residents have provided input through online surveys as well as on-site and virtual events. The concepts aim to meet the current and future demands of Gresham's growing population. They also outline financial needs for developing the parks in the future if funding is identified.

A Zoom link to register for this event will be posted soon.

For questions about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resource Planner at Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2392.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2020 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7PM-8:30PM

08/10/2020 - 7:00pm
08/10/2020 - 8:30pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Online meeting via Zoom. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Online meeting via Zoom

 

Click here to Join Meeting!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, Aug 10th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Summer Meeting. The meeting will be held online via Zoom meeting.

Agenda

  • Gresham Police NET Team update
  • Columbia View Park Concept Plan
  • Recent Changes at City Hall
  • Gresham Parks Looming Budget Crisis
  • Neighborhood news and more

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

Be 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 Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Questions or comments?
Contact Wilkes East Neighborhood by email at info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: Wilkes East Neighborhood, 17104 NE Oregon St, Portland Oregon 97230

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association Board Meeting: Mon June 08, 2020 6:30PM-8PM

06/08/2020 - 6:30pm
06/08/2020 - 7:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Board Meeting, second Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, 17104 NE Oregon St, Portland OR 97230. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Board Meeting

When: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:30PM-8PM
Online meeting via Zoom
Contact for details.

Board meetings are now scheduled for the 2nd Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • Jun 08, 2020
  • Jul 13, 2020
  • Aug 10, 2020 *
  • Sep 14, 2020
  • Oct 12, 2020

    * Public Meeting

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
Are you motivated, passionate, creative?  Join the Board!

Help shape our neighborhood. Become a Member-at-Large at anytime. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland OR 97230

Zimmerman House Tours: Vases and Valentines: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 12PM-4PM

03/14/2020 - 12:00pm
03/14/2020 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman House Tours: Vases and Valentines: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 12PM-4PM. Info here!

Holiday Hearts

When: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 12PM-4PM
Where: Zimmerman House
17111 NE Sandy Blvd.
Get Map!

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public.

Our “Vases and Valentines” exhibit is now open. We are pairing the valentines with vases, and these vary from Depression Glass to Carnivale Glass to pottery from Roseville, Hull and van Briggle. This is the first time we’ve pulled the vases in the collection into an exhibit and many of these have rarely been out of storage.

We’ll have the contents of a traveling trunk found in the house, which belonged to Isobel’s uncle, Andrew McCall, on exhibit for just a few more months.

We are open the third Saturday of every month from noon - 4:00 pm. Admission is free, with donations welcome and appreciated.

echohistory.org, call 503-618-0946 or email info@echohistory.org.

CANCELED. Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM

03/15/2020 - 5:00pm
03/15/2020 - 7:00pm
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Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 5PM-7PM CANCELED
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

CANCELED. Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM

03/22/2020 - 5:00pm
03/22/2020 - 7:00pm
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Sunday Futsal 2020: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Play Futsal! Info here!

Let's Play Futsal!

When: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5PM-7PM CANCELED
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

Sunday Youth Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM

02/02/2020 - 5:00pm
02/02/2020 - 7:00pm
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Sunday Youth Futsal 2020: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball!. Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Feb 02, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children Gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
Get Map!

Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free
  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Futsal flier and waiver

Read more about Sunday Futsal.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2020 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM

03/09/2020 - 7:00pm
03/09/2020 - 8:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, March 9th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Agenda

  • Gresham Police NET Team update
  • CVIP (Citizen Volunteers in Policing)
  • Glisan Commuters Initiative (Glisan Street Lane Reduction)
  • Neighborhood news and more

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

Be 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 Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

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