Category Archive: Livability
Posted By Kate Washington on March 13, 2016
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…..
Posted By Kate Washington on October 26, 2015
Brooms, grabbers and trash bags in hand, more than 100 participants turned out to clean up the streets of the Pearl District in the semi-annual Polish the Pearl event on October 17th. Wearing an array of orange and yellow vests, the spirited volunteers, led by street captains, marched through the streets of the neighborhood picking…..
Posted By Kate Washington on September 16, 2015
Friends of the Pearl in Action Donning their colorful yellow vests, nine Friends of the Pearl volunteers recently went out on their first of regularly scheduled patrols throughout the Pearl District. This patrol focused on the north end of the district, but will be patrolling various areas of the neighborhood on different dates……
Posted By Kate Washington on August 4, 2015
The Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol kicked off its first walk on July 8 with some 20 volunteers gathering at Jamison Square. Representatives from the Police Bureau, Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) and the Parks and Recreation Bureau were also on hand. Led by ONI’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Wells, volunteers donned their…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 17, 2015
All residents of the Pearl who wish to take an active part in assuring a safe and livable community, are invited to attend a Foot Patrol Training. Led by Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator from the Ofﬁce of Neighborhood Involvement, the training will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm at the Ecotrust…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 11, 2015
This year planners decided it’s time to “Make it a Town…” Introducing WhiskeyTown USA, a spirits extravaganza from the crafters of WhiskeyFest NorthWest. When and Where: May 8th and 9th, 2015 90,000-square foot Lot on NW Front Avenue and NW 17th Street becomes WhiskeyTown USA. What: WhiskeyTown USA is the third annual gathering…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 24, 2015
From the Zimmerman Community Center Board of Directors: As a past supporter of the Zimmerman Community Center (ZCC), we wanted you to be among the first to know that we just completed an exciting transition. At the end of 2014, ZCC ceased to exist as a separate entity and started 2015 as part of…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 29, 2015
About 60 Pearl District residents attended a safety information meeting on January 21 at the Ecotrust Building. Hosted by Friends of the Pearl, a subcommittee of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association’s Livability and Safety Committee, attendees learned about crime issues and how everyone can play a role in helping to combat criminal activity. Bill…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 8, 2015
Camerata PYP, the chamber orchestra of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, kicks off its sixth Music in the Pearl concert season at the Wieden+Kennedy building (224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 pm, with David Hattner, PYP Musical Director, as conductor. Camerata PYP marks its sixth season with music…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 12, 2015
Following a three-year initiative by several neighborhood associations, Portland City Council unanimously adopted an amended ordinance (CLICK HERE to read ordinance) on January 7th to regulate publication boxes on our city sidewalks. The amended code creates guidelines as to when, where, and how publication boxes can be placed, as well as requiring publishers to affix a…..