Posted By Lewis on September 16, 2011
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Do you see graffiti around town and want to be a part of the solution? There is a graffiti abatement volunteer training session available to the public. When: Saturday March 13th | 10am - 11:30am Where: Reedwood Friends Church - Friendship Room - 2901 SE Steele St. Cost: Free * Under 18 yrs of age must have parental permission and be accompanied by an adult. Training will include: • Tips and tricks for cleaning up graffiti in your neighborhood. • How to effectively document and report graffiti, and why that is important • Best practices from other volunteers • Free graffiti cleanup materials to take with you! Additional graffiti abatement program information available online at www.portlandonline.com/oni For more information or to request an ADA accommodation, contact: Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Marcia Dennis at 503-823-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Dennis LoGiudice says: Guy Bodin is one of the most dedicated volunteers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is on the Pearl District Neighborhood Livability and Safety Committee Team-the Graffiti Busters. He has quite a bit of background in photography, and has been invaluable to documenting the graffiti for the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program, so that, if a prolific tagger is caught, there is enough evidence to bring a case forward. Guy is also very responsive in cleaning tags quickly. This tactic has been proven to be essential to ensure that taggers recognize that graffiti is not tolerated, and it also sends a message to vandals that there are people who care about livability in Portland’s neighborhoods. While doing the graffiti patrols, Guy also like to keep an eye on other conditions and/or safety issues that appear to degrade the neighborhood such as vandalism, car prowls, drug/alcohol use and drug dealing on the street and in illegal campgrounds, etc. He documents what he sees with photos and video and then uses this visual media to provoke neighborhood changes or action. Since Guy’s career was in Public Health and Infectious Diseases, he is sensitive to the dangers of infectious biohazards left on the street where innocent persons can come in contact with them. He has worked with the Livability Committee partners-Portland Crime Prevention, his neighborhood’s assigned NRT officer, ODOT/PBOT, and other city public officials to try to keep the Pearl District neighborhood clean and safe.
Savor the Pearl is a week-long tasting event that allows you to discover and experience the flavors of Portland’s Pearl District, known for its vibrant food scene with exquisite restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, bakeries and more. Visit the 24+ participating restaurants and taste signature food and drinks at each location. Tastes will include: -Gorgonzola Fries at Henry's Tavern -Ice Cream and Sorbet Trio at Cool Moon Ice Cream -Refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho at Garden Bar -Ham & Dijon Baguette at Glyph Cafe & Art Space -River Pig's Daily Punch or River Pig Lager -Microlot Coffee or Espresso at Nossa Familia -Beer Sample at BridgePort Brew Pub -Sample Slider Plate at Blitz Sports Pub ...and MANY MORE! Ticket Pricing $50 tickets include a Tasting Guide valid for the whole week of August 18-24! How it works Purchase your tickets today! Before the event you will receive your Savor the Pearl tasting guide. Take this guide to each participating business during the week of Monday, August 18th through Sunday, August 24th to redeem your tasting portion. (Don’t forget to take note of the places that you loved and want to visit again soon!) Great food and drinks … what can be better than that? How about eating and drinking for charity? 100% of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal genetic disease that clogs the lungs and impacts the digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the 50s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks in a large part to the progress made by research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. While this is great progress it is still not enough; our goal is to make “CF” stand for “Cure Found!” CLICK HERE for more information