Category Archive: Blog

Police and Rangers Walk With Foot Patrol

Posted By Bill Bagnall on July 6, 2017

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After several years of budget cuts leading to diminished attention in the Pearl District, the Police and Park Rangers are becoming regular participants in many of the Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol walks. Thanks to Foot Patrol member’s outreach and persistent efforts, the neighborhood is becoming safer and cleaner. Friends of the Pearl is…..

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Posted By Bill Bagnall on June 12, 2017

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Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street.   Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the City’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged with the group in a 90- minute session on…..

13th Avenue Action Plan Available for Download

Posted By Bill Bagnall on May 25, 2017

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Owing to the Pearl’s history as a former industrial district, NW 13th with its raised loading docks functions as a shared street. But because pedestrians and cars must share the right of way, this arrangement can lead to conflicts between road users. So how can we make NW 13th Avenue an even better place? As part of…..

Join the Foot Patrol

Posted By Bill Bagnall on May 8, 2017

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Our PDNA Foot Patrol is always looking for more volunteers to  join its team. You’ll be seeing our new poster at stores and locations throughout the Pearl.   About the Foot Patrol The Pearl District Foot Patrol is sponsored by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association as well as The City of Portland Crime Prevention. The Foot…..

Good Fences

Posted By Bill Bagnall on May 5, 2017

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Of the various hot spots for criminal activity in the Pearl District, the planter box area of the Eco Trust building along 11th Avenue was near the top of the list. Nearly two years ago, the PDNA Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol, led by the persistence of its leader, Michael Roberts, began advocating with…..

Portland Streetcar and MAX service interruptions begin April 30

Posted By Bill Bagnall on April 26, 2017

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Pearl District Portland Streetcar service will be interrupted on 10th and 11th Avenues beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017 through Saturday, May 13, 2017.  This interruption is necessary so that TriMet can complete work to improve upon 30 year old track on Yamhill & Morrison. Learn about Portland Streetcar service during the closure here. Learn about TriMet MAX service…..

Community Recycle, Share & Reuse Fair

Posted By Bill Bagnall on April 19, 2017

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Give unwanted items a new life with you or your neighbors. Saturday April, 22nd 10a – 2p Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 NW Broadway Between NW Glisan and Hoyt Look for our tables and tents in our parking lot Click for details

Ever-Increasing Graffiti

Posted By Bill Bagnall on March 22, 2017

According to a recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. Much of this increase has occurred in the past two to three years.   The cost of damages…..

A Vision for the North Park Blocks

Posted By Kate Washington on March 13, 2016

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  Meeting Held with City Officials     Following the disruptive summer of 2015 in the North Park Blocks (NPB), there has been a good deal of discussion and citizen activism to assure that there is not a repeat occurrence this coming summer, or ever again.   Residents and businesses adjacent to NPB gathered their…..

Centennial Mills Town Hall

Posted By Kate Washington on March 13, 2016

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    Standing Room Only   The history of the Centennial Mills property is a long and sad one. As one of the most historic and iconic properties in the Pearl District, and the entire city, there was much optimism about this prime riverfront site being developed into a unique and significant project benefitting the…..