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Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2018 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2018 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2018 Fall Newsletter

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


Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • TriMet’s New 162nd Ave Bus Line
  • 2018 Reynolds Athletic Hall of Fame 11/16
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Don’t ‘Leaf’ Debris In The Street
  • Holiday Cooking, Freeze the Grease
  • WENA Annual Election of Officers

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

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.

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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 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send by email to info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are always routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

TriMet’s New North-South 162nd Ave Route Popular with Riders, Service Expansion in 2019

TriMet’s New North-South 162nd Ave Route Popular with Riders, Service Expansion in 2019

Line-74 Is All About Connections

 Line 74-162nd Ave is the new connection for East Portland and Gresham. The 6.5-mile bus line which launched in Spring 2018 offers weekday service between Wilkes, Glenfair, Rockwood and Centennial.

Line 74 runs north-south primarily along 162nd Ave between SE Powell and NE Airport Way between 7AM and 7PM Monday through Friday. Buses arrive about every 30 minutes for improved access to family-wage employment, grocery stores, healthcare and various social services in the Columbia Corridor and offers transfers to TriMet bus lines 4, 9, 20, 21, 25, 77, 82 and 87 as well as the MAX Blue Line.

“This bus line is about connections,” said TriMet Interim General Manager Shelley Devine. “It is a reflection of TriMet’s commitment to the region, to provide more and better bus service, to invest in communities like East Portland and Gresham and to bring faster, more reliable service to areas where people need it most.”

Thanks to new transportation funds, TriMet plans to expand service on Line 74 beginning in the fall 2019 with more frequent buses during rush hour and service later during weekdays and on the weekend.

TriMet is also making improvements to some of its oldest MAX stations along the Blue Line by installing larger windscreens, new shelter roofs, updated lighting and security cameras, new signs and TransitTracker™ displays. The E 162nd Ave stations will reopen in late-October early-November 2018, and work will begin on E 148th Ave stations in spring 2019.

Visit www.trimet.org for routes, schedules, news and more.

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Dec 07, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM

12/07/2017 - 6:30pm
12/07/2017 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Dec 07, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Dec 07, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rms 2A & 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event, contact Katherine Kelly, Comprehensive Planning Manager at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham TriMet Open House: Mon, Nov 06, 2017 5PM-7PM

11/06/2017 - 5:00pm
11/06/2017 - 7:00pm
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City of Gresham TriMet Open House: Mon, Nov 06, 2017 5PM-7PM. You're Invited. Info here!

You're Invited

When: Mon, Nov 06, 2017 5PM-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

TriMet is hosting an open house to discuss service enhancement for 2018-2019. Join Division Transit Project staff for updates on design, station types and more. Plus, learn about TriMet plans to make fares more equitable.

For more information about this event, contact us at comments@trimet.org or 503-238-7433.

Read more about the Division Transit Project.

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Nov 09, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM

11/09/2017 - 6:30pm
11/09/2017 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Nov 09, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Nov 09, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trial Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event contact Katherine Kelly, Comprehensive Planning Manager at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Apr 06, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM

03/06/2017 - 6:30pm
03/06/2017 - 8:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Apr 06, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Apr 06, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event contact Katherine Kelly, Comprehensive Planning Manager at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7PM-9PM

03/13/2017 - 7:00pm
03/13/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Spring Meeting, Mon Mar 13, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av - Bdlg CI. Info here!

When: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr, Gresham Campus
Building "CI"
(small bldg, center north on property)
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, Mar 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Building "CI" (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the March 13th meeting include: Steve Fancher, City of Gresham, Transportation Department to explain the new Utility Tax and pothole repairs; Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Chair to update us on the homeless shelters in and around our neighborhood; & hopefully our new Chief of Police Robin Sellers to speak about crime & her goals for our community.

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. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Dec 01, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM

12/01/2016 - 6:30pm
12/01/2016 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Dec 01, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Dec 01, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event contact Katherine Kelly at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM

11/03/2016 - 6:30pm
11/03/2016 - 8:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Barlow Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises the Gresham City Council in the ongoing development of a comprehensive transportation network that will improve the safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event contact Katherine Kelly at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Walk, Talk and Eat: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10AM-2PM

10/15/2016 - 10:00am
10/15/2016 - 2:00pm
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City of Gresham Walk, Talk and Eat: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10AM-2PM. . Info here!

Safer Walking & Biking

When: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10AM-2PM
Where: Gresham Civic Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Rockwood Rising Catalyst Site
18535 SE Stark Street
Get Map!

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Walk and Talk

The City wants to understand how getting around town can help you stay active, fit and healthy. Join us for a 2.2-mile walk from Gresham's Civic Center on Eastman Parkway to the new Rockwood Rising site on 187th and Stark Street. Along the walk, we want to hear from you about what street improvements would make walking and biking easier, safer and more enjoyable in Gresham. Slip on your walking shoes and join us.
Families, strollers and mobile chairs are welcome.

Language translation other than English available upon request; call 971-231-7426 to schedule.

12:00 - 2:00 pm: Eat

At the Rockwood Rising site, come out to see what plans the Gresham Redevelopment Commission has been cooking up for a new Rockwood town center. Sample free foods from many different cultural cuisines from local entrepreneurs and food vendors. Learn what types of programs and services could be located there, and how you and your family can give input about what you'd like to see there.

For more information about this event, contact Emily Bower at 503-618-2416 or Emily.Bower@GreshamOregon.gov.

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