June 2013
SE Uplift e-News 
Keeping you up-to-date with the coalition!

The new SE Uplift e-Newsletter brings you stories and news about our neighborhoods and happenings in the coalition. You will also be able to find event listings for our neighborhood associations in the newsletter and community-wide listings on our events calendar. Learn more about submitting news, stories and events here.
Seeds of SE Uplift: Volunteer Spotlight

Our volunteer appreciation program is called Seeds of Southeast Uplift. Learn about Chana Andler and Eastside Village PDX. It will be the first aging-in-place "Village" in the Portland metro area. The village will not be a place. It will be a network of volunteer and reduced-cost professional services which will enable residents of 12 southeast Portland neighborhoods to grow old in the homes they love. 

Participate in an upcoming free event It Takes A Village on Saturday, June 15th. Visit Eastside Village PDX for all the details. Take their survey to share your ideas. This project is made possible in part through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift's Neighborhood Small Grants Program.


Ms. Andler is the co-founder and the Chair, Eastside Village PDX Planning Group. She answers questions from SE Uplift about her volunteer work and Eastside Village PDX.


SE Uplift: What was your inspiration for Eastside Village PDX?
Chana: When my husband Richie and I moved back to Portland in 2008, we were surprised to discover there were no aging-in-place Villages, like Beacon Hill Village in Boston, already open (or even in development) here in Portland. This seemed strange to us because Portland is very neighborly and neighborhood-centric, so it's a logical place for there to be Village.

SE Uplift: What advice would you give to others trying to organize a similar effort?
Chana: You don't need to re-invent the wheel. We have lots of information and resources to share with you and will be glad to help you begin to do informational presentations and coalesce a planning group in your part of the Portland metro area. Contact us at  info@eastsidevillage.org.

SE Uplift: Why is volunteering important to you?
Chana: There is a Marian Wright Edelman quote that captures how my husband and I both feel about volunteering:  "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." Volunteering, along with philanthropy, is the way we forward the progress of those causes.


Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Richmond Neighbors begin this weekend!

On Saturday, June 1st, the Richmond Neighborhood Association begins a series of four emergency preparedness workshops for the entire Richmond community. Visit their new blog http://richmondeprep.wordpress.com/ for more information. Each workshop will provide targeted, useful information that will be relevant to all - homeowners, renters, businesses and schools. All four workshops are free and all venues are handicapped accessible. Children are welcome.  

Workshop #1 - Every Plan Begins at Home
Saturday, June 1 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Central Christian Church 1844 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.

Workshop #2 - The Kit
Sunday, June 23 1:00 - 4:30PM
Echo Theater 1515 SE 37th Avenue

Workshop #3 - Home Strengthening
Wednesday, July 10 6:30 - 8:45PM

Waverly Heights Congregational United Church 3300 SE Woodward Street

Workshop #4 - Neighborhood Network
Thursday, July 25 6:30 - 8:45PM

Waverly Heights Congregational United Church 3300 SE Woodward Street


Inner SE Station Area Planning Events - June 2013
The Portland-Milwaukie light rail is under construction. A series of public work sessions, neighborhood walks and a 2-day design charrette will be held over the summer to gather community input about the future character of new station areas. All interested community members and stakeholders are invited to participate. See more information at Inner SE Station Area Planning. June events include:

Station Area Working Group Meeting #1
Thursday, June 6 5 - 8PM
St. Philip Neri Church Hall 2408 SE 16th Avenue

Neighborhood Walk: Rhine and Holgate Stations
Saturday, June 8 9 - 11AM
Meet at Brooklyn Park, corner of SE Haig and Milwaukie Avenue

Neighborhood Walk: OMSI and Clinton Stations
Thursday, June 13 4 - 7PM
Meet at OMSI main entrance 1945 SE Water Street
New Roof in the Works for Laurelhurst School
Portland Public Schools is letting the community know that they will begin tearing off the old roof and installing a new one at Laurelhurst School in mid-June.
PPS aims to complete this large project by the start of 2013/14 school year, and plans to request a waiver from the City of Portland which would allow work to go on beyond the normal construction work hours of 7AM to 6PM if needed to complete the project before school begins. If the request is approved, construction could occur between 6AM to 10PM. PPS will limit the majority of the noise caused by construction to during the regular work day and use the extended hours for less-noisy work.
PPS apologizes in advance for any inconvenience. 
Open House - Foster Road Corrridor

Open House #4 is an opportunity to learn about and comment on two City of Portland projects in the Foster Road Corridor. Numerous bureaus, organizations and neighborhoods are working together to consider a Foster Corridor Investment Strategy and the Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan. These efforts will impact the entire city, especially the surrounding neighborhoods of Brentwood-Darlington, Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta.


Open House #4

Tuesday, June 4 6 - 8PM

Junior Achievement 7830 SE Foster Road

Farmers Markets Growing!

A wide variety of Farmers Markets are growing in and around our coalition. Many are already underway and more open this month. See their web sites for days, hours, locations, vendors and featured events - including music performances and cooking demonstrations. 


Buckman Farmers Market - Open! 


Lents International Farmers Market - Opening Day, Sunday, June 16th


Montavilla Farmers Market - Opening Day, Sunday, June 2nd


Moreland Farmers Market - Open!


People's Farmers' Market - Open!


Woodstock Farmers Market - Opening Day, Sunday, June 2nd  

Neighborhood Association Happenings
Ardenwald-Johnson Creek

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park is holding a work party Saturday, June 1st from 9AM - 12PM. The long-term goal is restoration of this treasured natural area. More information is available here. 


Buckman Community Association 

Help repaint the street mural at SE 15th and Alder this Saturday, June 1st from 10AM - 3PM. Kids are welcome to participate. This event is put on by the Buckman Community Association Sustainability Committee.  


Mt. Scott-Arleta is hosting a neighborhood social on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Pieper Café 6504 SE Foster Rd. Meet your neighbors and learn about your Neighborhood Association. 


The 6th Foster-Powell Garden Tour takes place on Saturday, June 15th. The Tour will be split into two sections this year:

West of Kern Park (SE 67th) from 10AM - 1PM.

East of Kern Park (SE 67th) from 1PM - 4PM.

This is a free community event including a raffle from tour sponsors. Enjoy learning all about how this annual event took shape. The effort and success was featured recently by Southeast Uplift in Sharing the Green Beauty of Foster-Powell.


Neighborhood Associations submit event or workshop details here!
SE Uplift Coalition Happenings
82nd Avenue Community Forum - Summary Report

SE Uplift and Central Northeast Neighbors have created this Summary Report to share the great ideas that were generated on May 4th at the 82nd Avenue Community Forum. Thank you again to everyone who participated and helped to make the gathering a success.


Southeast - District Mapping Conversations

The City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is conducting a series of gatherings focused on the geographic implications of policy related to the Comprehensive Plan Update. District liaisons will share initial concepts and questions about where and how to manage growth in each district, as well as gather feedback through an interactive mapping exercise. Meetings for the Southeast District will be held at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main, 10AM -1PM Saturday, June 1st and Saturday, June 22nd. Please RSVP, space is limited. Matt.Wickstrom@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2834.  


Neighborhood PLACE
Participate in a one-of-a-kind camp experience! PLACE is a free day-camp ($25 registration) for SE youth to help them better understand their neighborhood, its resources and their community. PLACE will present land-use and parks development, local public involvement processes, community enhancement projects and much more! Register online at www.tsuga.org/neighborhood


Community Calendar
Our calendar is reserved for community; coalition; neighborhood; and city events, workshops and trainings. To submit an event or meeting to our calendar email  info@southeastuplift.org.

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