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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!

City of Gresham, 2013 Graffiti Summit: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9AM-11:30AM

04/27/2013 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, 2013 Graffiti Summit: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

The difference between art and graffiti is --- permission

When: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Come learn about graffiti, what some of it means and why we need to clean it up so quickly. Gresham Police Officer Matt Fagan is our local expert on the subject and is a great presenter. We will also have a representative from Code Compliance to talk about why folks may get violation notices around graffiti and again, how important it is to clean it up. Cathy Harrington, Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement, will talk about our need for volunteers to help clean it up.

Getting rid of graffiti is everyone’s goal (well, except for the taggers). We hope this community discussion on the topic will not only help educate, but also motivate.

City of Gresham, 2012 Graffiti Summit: Sat May 12, 2012 9AM-12PM

05/12/2012 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, 2012 Graffiti Summit: Sat May 12, 2012 8:30AM-2PM. Info here!

Graffiti Summit

When: Sat May 12, 2012 9AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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The difference between graffiti and art is PERMISSION!

You're Invited to Attend
Graffiti hurts everyone. It causes property values to decline. Its reduces retail sales and pedestrian traffic. It attracts other forms of crime. And, it costs the city money.

2012 Graffiti Summit Agenda

  • What does it mean
  • How-to prevent it
  • How-to get rid of it

Download flyer here!

Start your own Neighborhood Watch. It's simple to do -- and it works. Info here!

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

10/24/2015 - 8:30am
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Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Saturdays thru October!
Only 2 Weekends Left!

When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.

Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 31.

Youth Non-Profit Expands to East County. Building $5M 8,500-sq-ft Youth Center on Former PAL Site

Youth Non-Profit Expands to East County. Building $5M 8,500-sq-ft Youth Center on Former PAL Site
Friends of the Children, Gresham OR
Artists rendering. Click to enlarge.

Focus on At-risk Youth. New Facility Opening Fall 2015.

Friends of the Children, a Portland non-profit, is making a significant investment in the East County community.

The non-profit agency Friends of the Children has begun the final planning phase of their budgeted $5 million project—an 8,500-square-foot youth center located next to Pat Pfeiffer Park on NE 172nd Ave. Construction is set to begin in February, and the facility opens in the fall of 2015.

Founded in 1993, Friends of the Children is a mentoring program dedicated to transforming the lives of children in need. Youth are selected in kindergarten and paired with a “Friend,” a full-time professional mentor. Youth’s benefit from this strength-based relationship through high school graduation.

The organization currently serves over 425 youth, half of whom live east of I-205. According to Friends of the Children’s COO, Mark Young, the organization anticipates enrolling many of each year’s new class of kindergartners from East County elementary schools. The program focuses on enrolling youth whose life challenges put them most at-risk of school failure, juvenile delinquency and early parenting.

Gang Graffiti Ticks Upward Again in the Southwest Corner of Wilkes East Neighborhood

Gang Graffiti Ticks Upward Again in the Southwest Corner of Wilkes East Neighborhood. What It Means, and What You Can Do. Info here!
More graffiti trouble at Glen East.

Oh no, not again

This past week has seen another increase in gang graffiti near 162nd & NE Glisan, and north along NE 162nd Ave in the southwest corner of the neighborhood -- an area of West Gresham that has been plagued for some time by crime and graffiti.

The latest round of graffiti begin to appear last weekend near 164nd & NE Glisan; at the Glen East apartments, and on the traffic controller in front of Walgreens at the nearby intersection. Two large 'scribbles' (above, below), one on each apartment building, were found Sunday morning. On one building, the scrawl was especially disturbing as it included the tag "RIP MOCO". By Monday evening the graffiti on both buildings had been painted over, muting the message.

Later in the week, north along NE 162nd Av between Holliday & Wasco, neighbors who have been victims of several previous graffiti strikes woke Thursday morning to find themselves once again the victim, with new gang tags on their property.

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