Category Archive: Communications
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on February 10, 2014
Portland Commissioner Steve Novick last week called Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol unit “largely ornamental,” and suggested the city could use its public safety money more wisely to pay for other services. In a memo he sent to his City Hall colleagues and the media, Novick questioned the sense of spending $860,000 on the…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on February 3, 2014
Portland State University’s Geography Department is having a gathering on Monday, Feb. 10th , 4:30-6:30 p.m. to honor Dr. Tom Harvey. It will be at Smith Center on campus, Room 238/Browsing Lounge. (Smith Center faces the South Park Blocks and is about 1 block south from the Streetcar line’s Park Blocks stop). The celebration…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 5, 2014
The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 6, 2014
The most widely circulated Pearl origin story is that in 1985, local gallery director Thomas Augustine was quoted in a travel magazine as saying that the neighborhood’s industrial buildings were like crusty oysters, while the galleries and lofts inside were like pearls. The legend was extended in 2002, when The Oregonian’s Margie Boulé tracked…..
Posted By Adonay Solleiro on December 1, 2013
PBOT has updated its Street Seats program and set an application deadline of March 1, 2014. If you are unfamiliar, Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation that allows organizations to build a temporary platform in the on‐street parking lane. The platform is the same height as the curb and extends…..
Posted By Kate Washington on March 6, 2013
Pearl District Neighborhood Association Communications Committee 2013 Goals Ongoing projects: website, monthly eNewsletter, Facebook page, email communication, residential building inventory Website Update Joseph Krahn, a local web developer who runs pearlhelp.com has volunteered to do the website update. We have chosen a new theme that has greater customization and we intend to make…..
Posted By Kate Washington on January 9, 2013
David August has been a Pearl District resident since 1997. He had a dental practice in York, PA for 30 years until he and his wife retired here. They fell in love with Portland on a 1994 summer vacation to Oregon. Back in Pennsylvania they made an 18 month plan to retire to Portland. They…..
Posted By Kate Washington on December 5, 2012
Dear Neighbors – For the past year, I have enjoyed the opportunity to put this monthly newsletter together for the neighborhood and the PDNA membership. In 2012, we added 200 more subscribers and maintained an open rate of about 47%, which is stupendous compared to the industry standard of about 20%. I’m not sure where…..
Posted By Kate Washington on November 6, 2011
A nationwide test of the emergency alert system (EAS) is occurring on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m. P.S.T. EAS tests occur frequently at the local level, but this will be the first time the system has been activated simultaneously throughout the country. For more information, visit the FEMA website. To avoid confusion, the City…..
Posted By Kate Washington on November 1, 2011
by Lanai Hoyt, Pearl District Neighborhood Association Livability and Communications Committees An incredible transformation has happened in addition to the PDNA’s recent Polish the Pearl event. An enormous pearly-white tent resembling a magical castle has been erected there containing a show named ‘Cavalia’. Cavalia is the brainchild of Normand Latourelle, one of the pioneers of…..