Health & Wellness

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Sketchbook Journal Walk: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6PM-8PM

07/19/2012 - 6:00pm
07/19/2012 - 8:00pm
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Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Sketchbook Journal Walk

When: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6PM-8PM
Meet at: Muse Art and Design
4224 SE Hawthorne Blvd
503.231.8704
Portland, OR
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Keeping a sketchbook is a great way to stay in touch with your creative self. This walk through Southeast neighborhoods and Laurelhurst Park will include "sketching stops" with tips from a local artist. Bring a sketchbook and pencil/pen.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Historic Hawthorne: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9AM-11AM

07/28/2012 - 9:00am
07/28/2012 - 11:00am
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Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Historic Hawthorne

When: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 9AM-11AM
Meet at: St. Stephen's Catholic Church
1112 SE 41st
Portland, OR
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From St. Stephen's Catholic Church we will explore the Hawthorne neighborhood with its streetcar era architecture, as well as historic churches, Victorian era houses, and classic bungalows in the adjacent Sunnyside district.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Reopen for 2012

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer's markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars at the farmer's market

Enjoy the best produce, 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, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

Portland's east side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

Interactive Map of Local Farmer's Markets
Here's a handy interactive map showing farmer's market locations throughout the Portland area. Click of the red dots for market details.

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 EBT or other food assistant coupons - more access to good food for all.

Group Bike Ride: All Level Riders Downtown Gresham: May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM

05/19/2012 - 8:45am
05/19/2012 - 12:00pm
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Group Bike Ride: All Level Riders Downtown Gresham: May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sat May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
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Join the Fun

Explore downtown Gresham by bike with guide Jeff Corcoran, a member of the Gresham Transportation Subcommittee. The free ride will be completed in two phases, starting at Main City Park with a two-mile loop around East Gresham Elementary and Dexter McCarty Middle School, then returning to the park. The second phase will feature an eight-mile loop using the Springwater Corridor and Gresham-Fairview Trail. Travel on Stark, then through downtown, and return to Main City Park.

Riders should meet at 9:45AM in the parking lot at Main City Park, near the Springwater Trail. The ride will leave at 10AM, and the second phase will return to the same location approximately two hours later.

Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River. Adult Group Bicycle Ride: May 20, 2011 9:45AM-12PM

05/20/2012 - 9:45am
05/20/2012 - 12:00pm
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Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River, Adult Group Bicycle Ride: May 20, 2012 9:45AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sun May 20, 2012 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Adult Fun!
This free ride will leave at 10AM from the Main City Park parking lot in downtown Gresham. This moderately paced ride, led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, will explore the area between the Gresham, Troutdale and Sandy River areas, as well as east Portland. Traveling around 15 mph for approximately 25 miles, the group will stop for refreshments along the route. The ride will return to the starting location a couple of hours later.

Spring Vegetable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding

As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons.

Spring Vegatable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding. As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons. Info here!

 The first vine ripened tomato may still be a few months away, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy in the vegetable garden. Take advantage of the cool, wet weather of spring to put in multiple crops of nutritious vegetables.

Spring Favorites
Here's a list of great choices along with their days til harvest that are carefree & easy to grow:

Arugula (30), Beets (45), Broccoli (70) Brussels Sprouts (80), Carrots (50), Peas (60), Kale (75), Onions: seeds (125), sets (100), Potatoes: 2-3 eyes (90), Radish (25), Spinach (55).

It Doesn’t Get Easier
Choose a sunny location, sow seeds in loose well drained garden soil as soon as the soil can be worked and let nature take its course. Plant a second crop two weeks after the first for a sustained Spring harvest. We prefer to plant garlic and shallots in the fall, but both do fine as spring crops, so go ahead and plant them too!

Got Radon? The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test

Got Radon? The only way to know your home’s Radon level is to test. Info here!

Radon gas occurs naturally.

It is present in nearly all soil and rock; you can't see, smell or taste it - but it's there.

Radon forms when uranium breaks down to radium, which in turn breaks down to form radon. As radon decays, it releases radioactive byproducts that are inhaled. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking -- and the number one reason why non-smokers die of lung cancer. It's estimated to be responsible for over 21,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Radon enters a home through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings. Once inside, radon can become trapped and build up to unsafe levels, especially in areas below ground-level. Nationwide it's estimated that 1 in every 15 homes has elevated radon levels. In the Portland / Vancouver area that number can skyrocket to 1 in 4 homes.

Free Support Group for Families of Children and Teens with Serious Behavioral Disorders

Free Support Group for Families of Children and Teens with Serious Behavioral Disorders. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly from 4PM-6PM at the Rockwod Building 124 NE 181st. A free public service of Trillium Family Services. Info here!

Drop-in's Welcome

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 4-6PM
Where: Community Room
Human Solutions - Rockwood Building
124 NE 181
Gresham, OR
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Free Behavioral Support Group
The Talk it Over support groups are for parents, caregivers, and siblings of a child or teen with a serious behavioral disorder, and is a free public service of Trillium Family Services. This new group will be more accessible to families in East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties and more convenient to public transportation.

Groups meet twice monthly on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 4PM-6PM in the Community Room at the new Human Solutions Rockwood building located at 124 NE 181st, Gresham, Oregon (one block north of E Burnside MAX Blue Line Station).

Open to the public. FREE. Drop-in's welcome

Gresham Planning Commission, Healthly Eating Active Living work sesions: Jan 9, 2012 6:30PM

01/09/2012 - 6:30pm
01/09/2012 - 9:00pm
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Gresham Planning Commission, Healthly Eating Active Living work sesions: Jan 9, 2012 6:30PM.  The meeting begins at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers, Public Safety & Schools Building, Gresham Civic Center. Info here!
Healthy Eating Active Living website

Public Welcome

When:Mon Jan 9, 2012 6:30-9PM
Where:Council Chambers
Public Safety & Schools Building
Gresham Civic Center
1333 Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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HEARINGS

  • Type IV Hearing – City of Gresham CPA 11-245 - Stacy Humphrey
    Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
    Proposed amendments to the Gresham Community Development Plan Volumes 1 (Findings) and 2 (Policies) related to the Healthy Eating Active Living project. Materials for the work session are available on the Planning Commission page of the City’s website. Additional information also is available on the project page.

  • Type IV Hearing – VAC 11-26000241 - Jim Wheeler
    Applicant: Yvonne Nelson
    Site Location: 430 NW Birdsdale Ave
    Application to Vacate the Spencer Partition Plat (PP 2008-85) located at 430 NW Birdsdale Avenue in Gresham

Neighborhood Connections: December 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, August 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and 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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