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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!

Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM

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Corridors and Centers: Remove Obstacles to Development Community Forum: Thu Feb 16, 2015 6:30-8:30PM. Info here!
Rockwood Sunrise, 187th & E Burnside

Share Your Ideas!

When: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Greaham OR
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This project involves revising City rules that present obstacles to desired development, with a focus on development rules related to Rockwood, Civic Neighborhood, Downtown and the City’s major streets. Please, come help us evaluate potential rule changes that involve building height, development intensity, parking requirements and other issues. The changes are intended to ensure that desired development can occur and result in high-quality centers and corridors that work well for people in Gresham.

  • 6:30: Open House
  • 7:00: Presentation and Discussion

Read more about this project.

Story Sharing Project, Gresham Historical Society: Now thru December

Story Sharing Project, Gresham Historical Society: Now thru December. Help us preserve yours stories about growing up, living, working, and playing in Gresham. Call today! Info here!

Tell Us Your Gresham History
The Gresham History Museum has received a grant from the city to record yours stories about growing up, living, working, and playing here in Gresham. We are holding informal interviews weekly here at the museum. If you would like to participate, please call the museum to set up a time to come in. We are very flexible! This project is ongoing. We are looking for participants from now through December.

Each sharing session will be filmed and stored in our archives. Please consider sharing your stories, and help us preserve Gresham's history!

The museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-4, and Saturdays from 10-2. Please call to set up an interview session. 503-661-0347

Share Your Input! Reynolds School District, Facility Master Plan Open House: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7-9PM

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Share Your Ideas! Reynolds School District, Facility Master Plan Open House: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7-9PM, Info here!

Your Input Is Needed!

When: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7-9PM
Where: HB Lee Middle School
Cafeteria
1121 NE 172nd Av
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Classroom, Technology and Safety Imporvements are Recommended!
Community input is needed now! After the community process is completed the Reynoldds School Board will be asked to adopt the master plan.

  • ATTEND any of the four sessions below.
  • BRING youur family and neighbors.
  • SEE the recommended plans for facility impprovements.
  • PROVIDE input to refine the Facility Master Plan.

What is the Reynolds' Master Plan?
The Reynolds School District "Facility Master Plan" is the long-range plan to responsibily manage the district's capital assets, which include: school buildings, athletic fields and operational facilities such as the bus barn, kitchen and maintenance shops

Free! Come Visit the Repair Café, Don’t toss your stuff- Fix it!: Aug 14, 2014 6-9PM

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Free! Come Visit the Repair Café, Don’t toss your stuff- Fix it!: Aug 14, 2014 6-9PM. Fixing throwaway culture, one toaster at a time. Info here!

Fixing throwaway culture, one toaster at a time

When: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6-9PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
16126 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
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  • Busted bicycle?
  • Ripped jeans?
  • Broken clock?
  • Don’t toss your stuff. Fix it!

Better yet, have a friendly neighbor fix it - for free!

Come to East Multnomah County’s first-ever Repair Café; a free event that connects people who like to fix things with people who need a hand.

Volunteers will tackle:

  • Bike repairs (tires, chains, gears, etc.)
  • Small appliance repairs (fans, blenders, toasters, etc.)
  • Sewing needs (rips, buttons, hems, etc.)
  • Electronics repairs (toys, clocks, microwaves, etc.)

Repair Cafe
The Rosewood Initiative is a nonprofit aimed at improving life in Rosewood, the neighborhood that straddles Gresham and Portland near the intersection of 162nd and Burnside. The initiative partnered with the city of Gresham, the city of Portland, and Repair PDX, the nonprofit that brought repair café events to Portland for the first time in 2013.

Repair Café events started in the Netherlands in 2010 as a way to help people reduce waste and save money. Gresham’s Department of Environmental Services is supporting the event as a way to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills each year.

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30PM

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30PM. Don’t miss the big celebration! Info Here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Join the celebration!

When: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Please join us for the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Everyone's Invited
After the years of dreaming, grant writing, meeting, planning, permitting, and designing --- construction will soon be underway!

Help us to turn the dirt and celebrate building the park and garden including nature play space, paths, benches, meadow, and picnic shelter. Light refreshments will be served.

Walgreens Pharmacy 162nd & Glisan Relocating to 179th & Glisan, Public Meeting: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM

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Walgreens 162nd & Glisan Relocating to 181st & Glisan, Public Meeting: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM. Info here! Click to enlarge
Proposed Walgreens, 179th & Glisan
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Early Neighborhood Notice
Public Invited

When: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM
Where: Super 8 Motel
Conference Room
121 NE 181st Av
Gresham, OR
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ENN meeting for Pre-application #PAM 14-26000047

Walgreens pharmacy & retail store located at 162nd NE Glisan has filed plans with the City of Gresham to build a new $1.3 million store at 179th & NE Glisan, across the street from Albertsons.

The proposed development includes: removal of all existing buildings (approximately 11,800-sf) and construction of a new 15,000-sf one-story retail pharmacy store with 50 parking spaces.

Click here to view the 8-page Pre-application Summary with project details.

The site is located on the north side of NE Glisan Street and the west side of NE 181st Avenue, but does not include the property at the NW corner of the intersection of NE Glisan Street and NE 181st Avenue (occupied by Jiffy Lube)

Walgreens 162nd & Glisan Relocating to 181st & Glisan, Public Meeting: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM. Info here! Click to enlarge
Proposed Walgreens, 179th & Glisan
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The 1.54-acre site has three existing one-story buildings, one at 543 NE 181st Avenue (Used Tires Store), a second at 17941 NE Glisan Street (Convenience Store), and the third at 17925 NE Glisan Street (Dance Studio).

North Gresham Neighborhood Association Meeting: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6PM-8PM

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North Gresham
Neighborhood
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Neighborhood Meeting

When: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6-8PM
Where: Round Table Pizza
750 NE 181st Av
Gresham OR
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More Info
Contact Kathy Schwabe, North Gresham President, at 503-901-5617 or ngreshamna@gmail.com.

Early Neighborhood Notice; Renovation of Historic Louise Home: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM

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Early Neighborhood Notice; Renovation of Historic Louise Home: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM<br />
. Info here!
Albertina Kerr, Louise Home, Gresham campus

Renovation of Louise Bldg

When: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6-7PM
Where: Albertina Kerr Center
Meeting at Chapel
876 NE 162nd Av
Portland OR
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You're Invited
Plan to attend this informative meeting at Albertina Kerr's Gresham campus as their staff outlines Phase II. Improvements include changes to parking, circulation and landscaping, in addition to renovation and expanion of the historic Louise building.

Background
The Louise Home, 722 NE 162nd Ave, is now the Gresham campus for Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, a mental and emotional health service center. Built in 1925, the Georgian Revival styled building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, more than 70 years after it became the property of the Pacific Coast Rescue and Protective Society, which would later become Albertina Kerr.

Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM

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Free! Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM. Info Here!

Annual Earth Day Recycling

When: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 19th 9AM to 2PM

Earth Day Recycling. Rain or Shine!
The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents (businesses may only participate in recycling fluorescents). Or, take your items to a year-round recycler. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.

Be an Earth Day Volunteer
The City needs volunteers for this event. Volunteers can help direct traffic, unload and sort materials or pass out recycling information. There are two shifts to choose from: 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or you can volunteer for the entire day! Contact Nick Isbister by April 7 to sign up at 503-618-2206 or Nick.Isbister@GreshamOregon.gov.

Collection Items

  • Rigid plastics/clean plastic bags (not accepted in curbside recycling)
  • Block Styrofoam / clean and dry
  • Paper ONLY shredding (two bags per household)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs / boxes available at city hall
  • Cell phones and smart phones
  • Batteries (three-pound limit per household)

No Electronics or Hazardous Waste
The City does not accept electronics or hazardous waste at the Earth Day recycling event.

Share Your Opinion, Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM

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Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM. An open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. Info here!

Tell Us What Works, and What Could Be Even Better

When: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
161126 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Refreshments will be served

You're Invited!
Camassia Community Planning, a grad student group from Portland State University has partnered with the Rockwood Neighborhood Association to host an open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. We want to hear about what works in your neighborhood, and what could be even better!

Camassia Community Planning, with the support of Planning and Urban Design department of the City of Gresham, will develop Opportunity Maps, using an innovative method for analyzing and displaying the neighborhood conditions that affect community health and well-being. In order to ensure that the maps reflect the lived experiences of the residents of Gresham, Camassia would like to come to you to start a conversation about the opportunities you see in your area. Take the 5-min Survey!

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