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March 2018 News from Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. www.swni.

org (503) 823-4592

3 Neighborhood South Burlingame Victorious in


Associations
Arnold Creek
Significant Land Use Case
by Shannon Hiller-Webb
Ashcreek The South Burlingame of the four years, the subdivision Neighbors organized early by
Bridlemile Neighborhood Association (SBNA) has had a few iterations. SBNA has creating a website, livablepdx.com,
received notice over four years remained vigilant in its oversight with which allowed communication of
Collins View ago about a proposed subdivision, the primary goal of protecting and active issues and provided a location
Crestwood Macadam Ridge, from applicant valuing the environmental resources for important documents regarding
Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. The and maintaining the safety of current Continued on Page 2
Far Southwest application sought to develop 46 and future neighbors.
Hayhurst single-family lots off Taylors Ferry
Hillsdale between Macadam and Ruby Terrace
near Terwilliger. Riverview Abbey
Homestead Mausoleum’s 14 acres is largely
Maplewood protected with an environmental
Markham overlay zone that allows for
thoughtful development within the
Marshall Park conservation zones. This overlay
Multnomah designation was created in 1992
by the Southwest Hills Resource
South Burlingame Protection Plan due to the significant
South Portland functional value of the resources A group of talented, passionate and committed neighbors unified to protect
Southwest Hills on the property. Over the course wildlife habitat and safety of neighbors. Photo: Shannon Hiller-Webb
West Portland Park
Emergency Preparedness Fair
Sunday, March 4, 12 pm - 4 pm
SWNI
14 Committees
by Sara Freedman, SWNI Events Coordinator
After a devastating series of
catastrophic hurricanes, wildfires and
and solutions for water storage,
purification and water safety. Local
In the case of an extreme emergency,
NETs may well be our first responders
Parks mudslides in this country, the need for emergency-related organizations until police and fire departments are
Transportation disaster preparedness is apparent. On like NW Natural Gas, Andy and Bax, able to arrive."
Land Use Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 12:00- Portland Fire & Rescue, Cascadia Everyone is welcome and invited to
4:00 PM, an Emergency Preparedness Quake Kits and NW Seismic will have attend this free event.
Schools Fair will be held to heighten display materials on hand; Tim Collins,
Equity and Inclusion community awareness of what to do senior engineer at the Portland Water
Watershed in an emergency. By hosting this fair, Bureau, will give a presentation at 1
local experts in emergency response pm, discussing Portland’s present
are taking a proactive approach to water supply system and what is
preparing for the possibility of an being done to improve its vulnerability

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Crime Prevention
extreme emergency.
The Emergency Preparedness Fair,
sponsored by SW Neighborhoods,
to a seismic event. Door prizes,
free samples, kids’ activities and
instructional knot tying are just a few
of the other happenings.
Emergency Inc. (SWNI) will take place in the
Preparedness auditorium of the Multnomah Arts “Neighborhood Emergency Teams
Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, (NETs) will participate in the event,”
Portland, OR 97219). Neighborhood said Carol Porto, chair of the SWNI

13 Watershed
News and Events
Emergency Teams (NETs), formed by
the Portland Bureau of Emergency
Public Safety Committee. “NETs
are local volunteers who have been
Management (PBEM) will offer, among trained by the Portland Bureau of
other things, emergency food ideas, Emergency Management in aspects See announcement on page 16
gas meter turn-off demonstrations, of first aid and emergency response.

18 Community
Meetings and News
Helping put Southwest in to Motion
by Francesca Patricolo and Nick Falbo, Portland Bureau of Transportation
As long-range transportation walking and biking needs and
planners for the City of Portland projects (some of these plans more
Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), one directly than others). We heard from
thing I hear a lot from people who live Southwest Portlanders that with so
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is that they’re tired of planning and plan for what to do first.
just want to see things get built. That Neighbors have alerted us that
makes a lot of sense. Since 2000, we traditional citywide evaluation
count that there have been fourteen processes have deemphasized
different planning efforts that have Southwest when it comes to
touched the subject of identifying Continued on Page 2
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Neighborhood Small Signup for Stormwater SW Hope Feed the


Grant Awards Workshops Hungry
See Page 3 See Page 13 See Page 19
2 MARCH 2018 In Our Neighborhood
South Burlingame Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), they can
file a new application or do nothing at
of her time because of limited funds
and it proved effective. Cascade

Victorious in Significant all. A LUBA appeal would take up to


8 months and there is no time frame
Resource Advocacy Group (CRAG)
graciously and generously provided a

Land Use Case


for a new application. The city will pro bono seminar on how to prepare
Continued from page 1 defend their findings if the applicant compelling testimony. Their education
appeals to LUBA which weights the proved invaluable to neighbors
the application and city responses. narrative supported by a PowerPoint decision of City Council in our favor. preparing for the appeal.
Social media was used to engage presentation with demonstrative If they file a new application, the
neighbors and stakeholders to keep evidence to argue the Appeal. SBNA is still in need of generous
council strongly recommended the donations as it must raise another
them current on the process and Neighbors' testimony was bolstered applicant take a new approach to
to mobilize them when needed. An $7000 to cover costs. Please
by experts including Scott Burns, the development that values all the consider donating to gofundme.com/
email list was compiled of nearly 400 PhD Geology Professor at PSU and known environmental resources.
interested individuals to facilitate a macadamridge - a number of small
nationally recognized landslide expert. SBNA secured a phenomenal contributions of $10 can make a huge
dialogue with vested parties and alert Burns recommended against building
them when an immediate response attorney, Carrie Richter of Bateman difference to achieving this goal.
on a large known ancient landslide Seidel, two weeks before going to
was needed. All these tools were as this type of landslide will always To see your neighbors in action, feel
created with the hope and intention City Council. In that incredibly short free to visit livablepdx.com where
have the potential to reactivate. time, Ms. Richter drafted a lengthy
that any Portland neighborhood could Lee Cannon, from American Family you will find videos of the City Council
utilize them without “reinventing the memorandum as well as composed meeting and approval of the Appeal.
Insurance, shared the difficulty in strong opening and closing arguments
wheel,” should they need to fight securing landslide insurance as it is a You will also find the SBNA PowerPoint
future unsafe development. for the appeal hearing. Her insight, presented to City Council and City
known landslide with fill. Bob Sallinger, responsiveness and representation
The applicant changed directions the Conservation Director for the Council Findings.
was outstanding. Neighbors still had
several times throughout the years Audubon Society, recommended that a huge learning curve to overcome SBNA’s hope is to share what
and the final application provided for a SBNA’s appeal be granted because even with all the dedicated work done has been learned with other
sub-division of 21 single-family homes the Hearings Officer’s Decision to date, and she positioned SBNA to Neighborhood Associations so that
located on 4.6 acres that would had ignored city codes that require respond thoroughly and thoughtfully. all may gain collectively from the
require clear-cutting 505 mature trees the habitat and wildlife corridor be SBNA was conservative with the use experience and wisdom acquired.
and place the development directly protected. He also underscored the
on an ancient landslide that has value of the upland environment as a
reactivated in 4 places within the last significant resource which includes a
150 years. 54” almost 300-year-old Douglas Fir
A core group of neighbors spent tree planned to be sacrificed to make
hundreds of hours learning about city way for a road.
code, environmental zones, landslides On February 7, 2018 City Council
and the land use application process. tentatively voted 5-0 in support of
That said, there was a huge learning SBNA’s appeal against the decision of
curve and naiveté to overcome the Hearings Officer on the Macadam
with missteps along the way. The Ridge application.
application process culminated The City’s attorney and staff then
in December 2017 when a Land drafted in-depth “findings” that
Use Hearings Officer decided to captured how council ruled on this
approve the sub-division despite 5 case. City Council voted 5-0 on
of the 7 city bureaus recommending February 14, 2018 to accept the final
denial of the application along with findings. The findings provide stronger,
82 opposition statements from clarifying language for interpreting and
neighbors and nearby Neighborhood applying land use codes, particularly
Associations. SBNA appealed the in cases involving “conservation” and
decision to the City Council. SBNA “protected” environmental overlay
and neighbors had just three weeks zones that can be used as a reference
to prepare their position before City case for all Neighborhoods in the
Council and gathered as a talented, future.
creative, resourceful group of
engaged and passionate people to Riverview Abbey has a few options
unify with one voice. While over 40 moving forward. They can appeal City
neighbors testified, 22 did so as one Council’s decision to the State Land

Helping put Southwest


in to Motion continued from page 1
measures such as planned growth short-term walking and biking
and density, prioritization of projects in Southwest Portland. As
concentrations of communities of part of this effort, we’re working
concern, and return on investment to explore modifications to project
when it comes to development descriptions to make them more
potential. We took a look at the implementable. A critical part of this
data and confirmed what neighbors work is matching priority projects 54” Douglas Fir Tree that is estimated to be nearly 300 years old would have
already know: that Southwest with funding sources and leveraging been lost to make room for a road. Photo: Shannon Hiller-Webb
Portland seniors, families, and opportunities with our partners
people with disabilities have like the Bureau of Environmental
been living with some of the
lowest amount of pedestrian and
Services, TriMet, and Metro. Volume 39, No.2
Right now, we’re asking
bicycle infrastructure in the city. Southwest Portlanders to help SW News is published monthly Staff: Sylvia Bogert, Executive
And while current and planned us verify and enhance the list and distributed free by Southwest Director; John Tappero, Program
density is lower compared to many of potential projects we should Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), a Coordinator; Hilary Hunt, Watershed
other parts of town, Southwest consider in our analysis. We’ve 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing services Resource Center (WRC) Manager;
does have areas of concentrated created an online mapping tool to to 17 neighborhood associations in Lorena O'Neill, Stormwater
poverty, concentrations of renters, share the large list of long-term southwest Portland. Partial funding Programs Specialist; Sharon
immigrants and refugees, and walking and biking projects, and to is from the City of Portland through Keast, Technology; Corey Shelton,
other communities of concern. We ask, “what else should we know?” an annual grant. Communications; Nancy Biskey,
have heard from the public that Our mission: SWNI empowers Office Specialist; and Sara Freedman,
Southwest Portlanders need us Your feedback will help the project Events.
team better understand community citizen action to improve and
to figure out how to help people maintain the livability of Southwest Board officers: John Gibbon,
to be able to walk and bike safely, priorities, learn about needs of
specific projects, and identify any neighborhoods. Donate at swni.org/ President; Leslie Hammond, 1st
especially when it comes to getting donate. Vice President; Ryan Blum, 2nd Vice
to and from transit, safe routes to new potential projects to include in
the plan. We are located in the Multnomah President; Carol Porto, Secretary;
school, and key local destinations and Lee Buhler, Treasurer.
that people need to be able to get Our online mapping tool is Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.,
to. available until March 16th, Room 5, Portland, OR 97219-2457. Subscribe online at swni.org/
available at portlandoregon.gov/ Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, subscribe. Advertising rates can be
This is all to say why we’re doing Monday through Friday. Call 503- found at swni.org/newspaper. All
more planning. Southwest in Motion transportation/SWIM.
823-4592 or email sylvia@swni.org. submissions are due by the 15th of
is a implementation strategy for the prior month.
Neighborhood Association Reports MARCH 2018 3

2018 Neighborhood Small Grants Awarded $12,099


Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. “Coding for Middle School Students” Watershed Event, Tryon Creek Neighborhood Association and
(SWNI) received 10 proposals totaling is an 8-week session for students. Watershed Council -$1,403.00: SWTrails.
$13,913.50 in grant requests from “Reach Outs” are shorter activities/ The Tryon Creek Watershed Council 8. Emergency Preparedness
neighborhood and community groups. one-time events targeted to parents seeks funding for the eighth annual Fair 2018, SWNI Public Safety
SWNI was given $11,359 by the and community members. State of the Watershed Event, an Committee - $1,002.00: The 2018
Office of Neighborhood Involvement 3. Maplewood Engagement evening education and outreach Emergency Preparedness Fair will:
to distribute as 2018 Neighborhood and Cache for NET, Maplewood program on sharing current Tryon Educate our entire community
Small Grants. In addition, SWNI had Neighborhood Emergency Team Creek watershed science and data, with information about disaster
$470 in unused grant dollars from a (NET) – $1,990.50: The Maplewood highlighting projects through the preparedness and community
previous year so a total of $12,099 NET will reach out to our five local watershed, and sharing volunteer resiliency; support the ten
was available for 2018 projects. churches, three schools, assisted appreciation. Neighborhood Emergency Teams
SWNI looks forward to working with living center, fire station, neighbors, 6. Arabic Lessons for Building (NETs) located in southwest Portland
the following organizations that share and businesses within our Bridges, Impact NW (on behalf of by providing a venue for community
our goal of building livable, equitable boundaries. These relationships will Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) – outreach and cross NET team
and sustainable neighborhoods and open channels of communication, $1,925.00: Jackson SUN School information sharing; distribute OK/
communities. build community and encourage will offer weekly Arabic classes HELP triage status notification signs
1. Senior Resources Fair, River emergency preparedness. Medical for adults in the community. SUN and also at 2018 National Night Out
West Village– $1,635.50: The supplies, sanitation items and staff will provide childcare and events, scheduled for this summer;
purpose of this fair is to provide other preparedness items will be light refreshments will be served. provide examples of foods that are
a forum designed to introduce purchased so the team will be Class will be a space for learning, easily prepared and stored during a
important information to elders in our ready to aid neighbors during the community building, and fostering crisis.
community in a manner that service critical period before professional cross-cultural understanding. 9. Resilience Conversations:
providers and community leaders emergency responders can reach the 7. SW Seymour Court to A Workshop with Laura O. B.
can interact with and hear comments neighborhood after a disaster. Corbett Ave Trail, South Portland Foster, SWNI Equity and Inclusion
from those they serve. River West 4. SW Neighbors Talk Climate Neighborhood Association - Committee - $640.00: A workshop
Village will benefit by increasing our Change, Heal Our Planet Earth $1800.00: Our goal is to build a will be facilitated by Laura O.B.
visibility to the seniors we wish to (HOPE) and 350 PDX SW Team - trail from Seymour court to Corbett Foster to define the character of SW
serve. $803.00: SW Neighbors Talk Climate Avenue. This trail would create a neighborhoods and create resiliency
2. Tech Equity Extensions, SWNI Change will host an event for Wilson connection from the Willamette in the face of change. By better
Schools Committee - $900.00: High students and southwest Waterfront and Macadam Avenue to understanding who we are, we can
“Coding” is a major education trend community members to help youth Barbur Boulevard and Homestead make stronger arguments for shaping
in our digital world. The Tech Equity develop skills to become climate and Hillsdale. This area is cut by I-5. public policy. The workshop will focus
Extensions program will provide an activists and to raise awareness and The Corbett Avenue Bridge is a rare on the process of storytelling to help
introduction to computer science by inspire community engagement in crossing with a good sidewalk, and uncover the diversity and unique
teaching basic coding to students southwest Portland around the issue this trail would provide better access aspects of our neighborhoods. Foster
and highlighting the relevance of of climate change. by pedestrians. This project is a writes guide books on Portland and
coding to their daily life and careers. 5. Tryon Creek State of the partnership between South Portland the surrounding area.

The Bridlemile Walkway Project Selected For PBOT’S


Portland In The Streets Community Grant Program
The Portland Bureau of and neighborhood groups requesting
Transportation is proud to announce a total of $736, 954. A total of
eleven projects that have been $100,000 was available.
selected for the Portland in the I am happy to let you know that
Streets Community Grant Program. the Bridlemile Walkway project was
The program was established to one of the eleven projects selected
support community driven projects for the grant. The Bridlemile Walkway
focused on transportation safety, project $3,368 will transform
equity, innovation, and place a walkway in the Bridlemile
making. Portlanders were especially neighborhood of SW Portland. The
encouraged to submit proposals walkway is used by neighbors to
for transportation safety projects access area schools, bus stops and
in support of Vision Zero, creative grocery stores and is a part of the
community infrastructure projects, SW Trails network.
events in city streets, urban trail
projects and initiatives that support The complete list of projects
innovative community engagement. selected for the Portland in the
Sixty-three applications were Streets Community Grant Program
submitted by Portland community can be found at portlandoregon.gov/
transportation/73920.

Neighborhood Association Reports


Arnold Creek neighborhood. Please Combined General and Board
Arnold Creek review our suggestions for Priority meeting. The focus of this meeting
Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm Improvements (link above) and enter will be a Land Use update from the
Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St. your feedback at PBOT’s SWIM link ACNA Land Use Committee. There
Grethe Larson and Kathryn Daly, president@arnoldcreek.org before March 16 portlandoregon. are many pending, potential Land
ArnoldCreek.org gov/transportation/72017 Use and Development projects in our
Street Sign Caps. 18 additional neighborhood.
February Meeting Highlights. We needs to make our neighborhood Arnold Creek sign caps were delivered Tuesday, May 8, 7 PM. Combined
held our annual meeting and elections more pedestrian and bicyclist to PBOT for installation beginning General and Board meeting. Mark
and here are your newly elected friendly? Whether your need is a late February. Heartfelt thanks to our your calendar for this one and Save
officers and delegates: safe route to school for children, generous neighbors who contributed the Date. We will have a special guest
Co-Presidents: Grethe Larson and pedestrian access to trails and nature to this project! Please consider speaker, Dr. Scott Burns, geology
Kathryn Daly vistas, safe space to begin your making a tax-deductible contribution professor at Portland State. He will
Vice President: Sue Strater 50-mile bike tour, or easy access for for Arnold Creek projects. Details on discuss “Earthquakes in Oregon -- Are
Secretary: Cindy Jackson your weekend saunter to Starbucks, how to contribute can be found at We Ready for the Big One?” His talk
Treasurer: Sue Randall this is your opportunity to provide swni.org/arnold_creek will also include a discussion of the
E-Communication Coordinator: your input to the City of Portland! To Join us for Upcoming Events: geology of our southwest Portland
Debbie Griffin collect community guidance, PBOT Tuesday, March 13th, 7 PM. The area. We live at the edge of a classic
North District Delegate: Han has created an online, interactive March meeting will be a Board Boring Lava Shield volcano [Mount
Steuch mapping tool for YOU to give your orientation meeting led by Sylvia Sylvania is extinct] about 600,000
West District Delegates: Brian specific input. ACNA has already Bogert, Executive Director of SWNI, years old. This special meeting will
Farrell and Linda Lorentz provided the City with priorities followed by a brainstorming/goal- be held at Jackson Middle School as
South District Delegates: Liz (SWIM Priorities Map http://www. setting session facilitated by Jessica there is expectation of a very large
Marantz and Sharon Keast swni.org/arnold_creek) and we Wade. While this is a Board meeting, turnout! pdx.edu/profile/meet-
At Large Delegates: Scott Corbett hope you will add your endorsement neighbors are welcome to attend. professor-scott-burns
and Jim Mullins and support to our efforts to make Tuesday, April 10th, 7 PM.
Transportation. What are YOUR much needed improvements to our
4 MARCH 2018 Neighborhood Association Reports
Further project development is Winter 2019
Ashcreek needed to weigh the benefits and Construction - Spring 2020 - Fall
Next Meeting: Monday, March 12, 7:00 pm challenges of each alternative. 2020
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. SW Multnomah Blvd / Garden PBOT plans to hold several
Jerry Rundorff, rundorff@hotmail.com Home Rd. Intersection Safety Project, community input sessions as the
ashcreekna.org a partnership with funding from project moves along. Steve also
Washington County, is in its infancy shared renderings of past concepts
Our February meeting brought much to our community. He shared crash, currently, but a preliminary schedule for further study.
joy to those that have envisioned a traffic and usage data. For this project is as follows:
better, safer intersection at Garden several alternatives will be considered, Be on the lookout for more
Pre-Design / Alternative Analysis information and come to one of our
Home and Multnomah (Old Market including a realigned intersection with Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
Pub). Steve Szigethy, Capital Project traffic signal(s) and a roundabout. meetings to get involved.
Manager for Portland Bureau of Both alternatives will incorporate Design - Fall 2018 - Fall 2019 Submitted by Jerry Rundorff
Transportation introduced the project crosswalks, bike lanes and sidewalks. Right-of-Way - Summer 2019 -

Bridlemile Collins View


Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm
Next General Meeting: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm Riverdale High School, 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
All meetings at Bridlemile Elementary School 4300 SW 47th Drive Elise DeLisser, Ezdit1@comcast.net
David Stein, bridlemilenaboard@swni.org collinsview.org and collinsview.nextdoor.com
bridlemile.swni.org
Neighborhood Association article/204516). How many of these
Bridlemile's parks are often a focal Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) Elections are held on May 2, 7:00 are included in the neighborhood’s
point of the neighborhood. As of indicating that no application had PM, Riverdale High School. All confluence of Tryon Creek with its
this writing that focus has become been submitted and thus no review positions are open for nominations. headwater springs, newly enlarged
particularly intense. There are many was performed on the proposal. Do check collinsview.org for the Marshall Park, and River View
issues relating to both Hamilton Park Nevertheless, this is an issue that election slate and information about Natural Area? We are blessed. And
and Albert Kelly Park. provides an opportunity to learn every position. All Collins View the ecological protection aspect of
more about the review process and residents are encouraged to consider these areas is ever more critical with
First, we encourage you to join candidacy. the increased stresses of the city’s
Portland Parks & Recreation and the how to become involved. There will
be two opportunities to discuss this First Wednesday Events 7pm emphasis on increased density and
Bridlemile Neighborhood Association infill.
on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from topic: the SWNI Parks Committee Riverdale High School:
9 a.m. to noon as we continue to will have this topic on the agenda • March 7, 2018 Earthquake March, especially, is when the
enhance the riparian area at Albert during their meeting on March 1st at Preparedness How to Get Ready. amazing fecundity of our area is on
Kelly Park (West end of the park 7pm in the Multnomah Arts Center. A Presenter Rick Eilers, founder of display. Speak softly as you use your
at SW Mitchell & SW 38th Ave). representative from PPR will attend Prepared Northwest senses – eyes, ears, yes, even nose –
Volunteers will pull ivy and remove to provide more information and and situational awareness to explore
context. In addition, this topic will be • April 4, 2018. Zero leading these habitat preserves above you,
old fencing along the natural area. address changes and 911
This is a family-friendly event, and all on the agenda during the March 14th around you and on the ground. Snow
Bridlemile General meeting following Wayfinding. Presenter Andrew Aebi, melt and rain runoff pool in vernal
are welcome, but children must be City of Portland Local Improvement
accompanied by an adult. For more the National Night Out planning. ponds. These seasonal temporary
information, visit portlandoregon. Everyone is encouraged to attend one District Administrator, will share with pools provide habitat for a biodiversity
or both of these meetings. us the purpose, plans, execution that includes invertebrates and
gov/parks/article/668206, or dates and benefits of the upcoming
contact Janelle St. Pierre at Janelle. As a quick reminder, elections amphibians. Frogs, toads and
address changes scheduled and salamanders LOVE vernal pools. No
St.Pierre@portlandoregon.gov. for the Bridlemile Neighborhood planned for our neighborhood.
Association Board of Directors will be egg-eating, tadpole-eating fish!
At the March 14th general meeting Our Natural Areas
we will be starting planning for taking place on May 9th. To be eligible Dixie Johnston, Brendan
National Night Out (save the date, it's you must live, work, or be a property/ The Westside Wildlife Corridor is McGillicuddy and Mary Verilli
August 7th) which will take place in business owner within Bridlemile and the forested spine of the west hills contributed to this article, submitted
Hamilton Park. This is an opportunity have attended at least one meeting that helps protect remaining natural by Maryellen Read
to get involved in the neighborhood during the twelve months prior to the habitat, protect headwater streams,
and help put together a fun event in May 2nd Board meeting. If you have and create a continuous wildlife What’s blooming and hatching
the middle of the summer. any questions about what is involved migration corridor from Forest Park in March
please feel free to contact us at south along the west hills. Portland's Vine maple, big leaf maple (tree),
During our February 7th meeting BridlemileNABoard@swni.org. Special Status Habitats – (recognized
Lincoln Softball presented a proposal hazelnut, red flowering currant,
by state and federal agencies as Nootka rose, yellow violets, Oregon
to use the softball field at Hamilton being ecologically important)- include
Park as their home field for the next grape, skunk cabbage, Indian plum,
"Strategy Habitats": herbaceous trillium (first weekend in April is
several years. Since that meeting wetlands, upland prairie and native
there have been many rumors Tryon Creek Trillium Festival), red
grasslands, oak woodlands, interior elderberry, salmonberry, frog eggs,
spread along with a response from forests (especially late successional salamander jelly (eggs), virtually all
conifer forests), bottomland hardwood songbird chicks, owlets, eaglets,
forest, and riparian habitat. (Portland
Crestwood Parks (portlandoregon.gov/parks/
eyas (gotcha? they’re baby hawks).

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm


West Portland United Methodist Church library, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Road
Chair John Prouty, Vice-Chair Tony Hansen
CrestwoodNABoard@gmail.com, 503-705-9902
crestwood.swni.org
Crestwood’s next bi-monthly gov/transportation/72017 and
meeting will be in March. We commenting on which proposed
will discuss current issues in our improvements mean the most to
neighborhood, including community you. Share your ideas to make
building, road improvement and our residential streets and daily
traffic safety, crime prevention, safe commutes safer. The suggested
development, park preservation, improvements with the most recorded
stormwater management and interest are more likely to be funded.
emergency preparedness. Your participation matters!
One issue that is on a lot of Our website, swni.org/crestwood,
our minds is the need for safe has links to this project and other
and adequate vehicular, bicyclist proposed and upcoming projects
and pedestrian infrastructure in which may be of interest to you.
both our neighborhood and the While you’re there, we encourage
greater SW Portland area. Our you to join our low-volume email
government is aware of these list to automatically hear about
needs and is working on a plan neighborhood events, get meeting
to prioritize which improvements reminders, and preview the upcoming
are most needed. You can help meeting agendas. Please come and
them by taking a few moments to participate in our neighborhood
explore the maps at Southwest in discussion.
Motion’s Walking and Biking Needs Our next meeting is on March
Map Survey at portlandoregon. 14th. Hope to see you there! Photo: Friderike Heuer, heuermontage.com, friderikeheuer.com
Neighborhood Association Reports MARCH 2018 5
on Sunday, March 4th, from 12-4:00. received by residents in SW Portland,
Far Southwest Given the earthquake and fire risks Tigard and Tualatin regarding the
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm we face in our beautiful state, and the preferred route options determining
Comfort Suites, 11340 SW 60th Ave at Barbur individual risks that may arise in our the route of the 12 mile SW Corridor
Teddy Okonokhua, FSWNA Chair, teddy@farswpdx.org homes, it is important that as many light-rail line. Over 2,800 responses
George Vranas, george@farswpdx.org, 503-724-4011 folks as possible get to this meeting. were received via email, Facebook
farswpdx.org A number of SWNI neighborhoods and Twitter. A majority of respondents
already have a Neighborhood would prefer to have the MAX line
Our main speaker in January was the 20 foot street code minimum and Emergency Team (NET), and some route go via Naito Parkway, and then
Far Southwest resident and property to easily allow for turn-around for fire FSW members are interested in on to Barbur Boulevard for the trip
developer Ken Paulsen and his family, and other emergency vehicles. As the setting one up in our neighborhood. down to Far Southwest instead of
who own land at the end of SW 61st area is also within an environmental routing the line along I-5. Beyond
Avenue adjacent, but not connected, protection zone, tree removal and Mary Ventura, our representative to
the SWNI Schools committee, reports Far Southwest, a continuous route
to Interstate 5. The property they watershed issues must be addressed. through Tigard is preferred instead
want to develop consists of three flag The presentation generated a lot that the teachers’ union is satisfied
with negotiations, so there will be of a branching plan. This effort was
lots, zoned R10. The Paulsens had a of supportive discussion, as many undertaken in anticipation of the
pre-application meeting with the city, members are familiar with the no strike. Mary also requested the
names of anyone interested in being SWC Draft Environmental Impact
where it was noted that a number of difficulties of the permitting process. Statement (DEIS), to be released
issues needed to be resolved before named as a “buddy” to assist in
Among the other matters raised at Schools Committee projects. early in 2018. The entire report can
development can move forward. The our meeting was the announcement be viewed online by going into the
land is steeply sloped and is on a of an Emergency Preparedness Fair to In January, the Southwest Corridor project-library for the Oregon Metro
dead end. It would be difficult to meet be held at the Multnomah Arts Center Plan released the results of feedback Southwest Corridor Plan.

Hillsdale
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont St.
Robert Hamilton, Secretary, robu43@gmail.com
hna-pdx.com
March 7 presentation by Nicole Potential Impacts of Light-Rail
Peirce, “The Red Electric Trail Development in the Southwest
Bridge Design” Corridor.” He explained the “mosaic
Hello Neighbors! Hayhurst Neighborhood The Hillsdale Neighborhood of planning, programming and
project development processes”
Associa�on is raising funds for street sign toppers. This design has been Members and the Board of Directors
chosen in recogni�on of our own Alpenrose Dairy and the dairy heritage approved several motions at the used by the State of Oregon, Metro,
of SW Portland. �ou can help us reach our $�,500 goal� Dona�ons of any February 7 meeting. Members TriMet and the City of Portland
si�e are welcome and ta��deduc�ble. Just mail or deliver a check to unanimously approved the election relating to demographic changes,
SWNI or pay online at swni.org/hayhurst. $105 buys and installs 1 sign. of four new Directors: Leann transportation infrastructure and
Checks should be made out to Knapp, Barbara Bowers, Tatiana alignment, the Urban Growth
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. “SWNI” and note they are for the Lifshitz, and Matthew DeRosa. Boundary, housing and zoning
A�n� Hayhurst Sign Toppers Hayhurst Sign Topper Project. and other major and minor issues
7688 SW Capitol Highway
The Directors then elected Leann
as Vice President. The Directors which impact the Greater Portland
Portland, OR 97219 �ues�ons� �ontact �lex �ousins
at alexcousins@comcast.net. also appointed Matthew as HNA area and its neighborhoods and
representative to the SWNI Land residents. He stated the Southwest
Use Committee; Glenn Bridger will Corridor Plan, including extension of
the MAX rail and bus transportation,
Hayhurst now serve as his Alternate. The
Directors approved two motions is very complicated and requires
Next Meeting: Monday, March 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm which included six separate matters extensive planning and coordination
Hayhurst School, 5037 SW Iowa St. which Eric Wilhelm and Don Baack by multiple agencies as well as
Janet Hawkins, janetchawkins@msn.com, 503-244-7703 were authorized to discuss with substantial time for public comment
hayhurst.swni.org SWNI such that insurance coverage and agency response, data
will be extended to them. Details collection and analysis, and eventual
The new Hayhurst NA Executive conduct community outreach and construction.
are available at the HNA Minutes
Committee has started meeting engagement in SW Portland. The
component of the website. Submitted by Robert Hamilton,
during the months we do not project is designed to promote
Prof. Aaron Golub of Portland Secretary
have our General Meetings. Our diversity and equity throughout SW
Executive Committee consists of Portland by residents' stories through State University presented “The
the Hayhurst NA Board officers and an organizing effort, which will involve
chairs of our standing and ad hoc making connections with neighbors.
subcommittees – Land Use, SWNI It is an exciting approach to providing Hillsdale Neighborhood Association
Liaison, Parks, Equity/Inclusion, and input and building engagement with
Communications. the city of Portland’s Residential March 7th Meeting
Neighborhood residents are Infill Project. The project will kickoff
with the training workshop featuring Portland Bureau of Transportation will present 90% plans for the
welcome to attend and/or present
information. Our first Exec Committee Portland writer Laura O.B. Foster, who Red Electric Trail Bridge Project to span Fanno Creek from CAPITOL
took place on Monday evening, has authored a number of books on Hwy at Nebraska to Bertha Blvd westbound. This project is mainly
February 12, at Vermont Hills United walking in Portland’s neighborhoods. funded with Federal Gas Tax as allocated by Metro.
Methodist Church. The church has Check the SWNI website at swni.org
offered their space for upcoming for event details.
Executive Committee meetings. We The Land Use Committee asks
will be meeting on the second Monday you to be aware of a May 8th
evenings in April and June. deadline to once again comment on
There are a number of community the Residential Infill Project. More
engagement initiatives that will information will come soon and
benefit the neighborhood over the please note that a friendly neighbor
next few months. Brynna Hurwitz may knock on your door to update you
has taken the role of Communication on the latest Infill issues.
Coordinator and is working with the The SW Watershed Center is holding
SWNI office to send out Constant a “Stormwater Stars” workshop in
Contact emails about neighborhood Hayhurst neighborhood on Sunday,
meetings, events, etc. Look for “new April 8. You will learn about native
look” emails in your inbox soon. plant landscaping, erosion control,
Check out the ad for the Hayhurst permeable pathways, and more. Sign
up at swni.org/stormwater or visit Many of you participated in an open house to help determine
NA Sign Topper project in this issue
of the SWNI news. We are looking the SWNI website. what style bridge will cross Fanno Creek on the Red Electric Trail.
for funding to have signs with a Finally, we want to give a shout-out Please come to the HNA March Meeting to learn more about this
dairy theme placed throughout the to Jim Peterson, who worked with important bicycle and pedestrian trail.
neighborhood. Think about connecting PBOT to have stop signs placed at Date: Wednesday, March 7th
with neighbors to place a sign on your the intersection of SW 42nd Street &
street. Kudos go to Alex Cousins for Cullen Blvd. It’s an area on a steep hill, Time: Social Time 6:45 pm
all the work he has put into the sign with limited visibility and drivers who
design and funding plan. exceed the posted speed limits. We Meeting: 7:00 pm
SWNI’s Equity & Inclusion now have safer access to crossing or Location: St Barnabas Church - 2201 SW Vermont Ave.
Committee has received a grant to accessing SW 42nd Street for drivers,
walkers and bikers.
6 MARCH 2018 Neighborhood Association Reports
Homestead Maplewood
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm Next General Meeting & Elections: Tuesday, March 6, 6:45 pm
OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines Next Board Meeting (same night this month): Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm
(SW 6th Ave Dr. & Gaines St.), 3rd floor Meetings at Maplewood Coffee and Tea, 5206 SW Custer St.
Ed Fischer, homestead@swni.org maplewood@swni.org
HomesteadNA.org maplewood.swni.org
Annual Meeting & Elections Schools - Citywide and Maplewood
The Homestead Neighborhood vehicles a few years ago. After Tuesday, March 6th Elementary School
Association met February 6 to listen meeting with Car2Go, a resolution
7:00 - 8:30 pm Summer events - National Night
to a presentation by Terwilliger Plaza was reached. Homestead will begin
CEO, Bob Johnson. The Plaza has meeting with Reach-Now in the near Doors open at 6:45pm Out, Movie in the Park
plans to make a permanent fix to the future to hopefully achieve the same Meeting at Maplewood Coffee and Transportation - Streets
rocks falling from the abutting rock success. Tea, 5206 SW Custer St Watershed - we all live in a
face on the west side. They have Parking Issues continue in Come meet your neighbors, get watershed
hired a company to stabilize the cliff Homestead. Two new developments involved.
and work will begin as soon as the Newsletter signup: swni.org/
on Marquam Hill are proposed with Vote in annual elections on March maplewood
permits are issued. The project has little proposed off-street parking. One 6th for volunteer neighborhood
been nicknamed “Norman,” Norman is for a 39-unit apartment complex
Rockwall. representatives:
adding only 6 additional off-street
Bob also updated attendees on parking spaces. The other is a Equity and Inclusion
plans for a Plaza expansion. They proposed 24-unit hotel/apartment Land Use - construction, infill
have purchased the block immediately structure. While the additional living
Outreach
east and are working on a concept space is welcome in the area, the
plan for a multi-story apartment additional on-street parking is Parks - Citywide and April Hill Park
building for independent-living seniors. not. The city is still not considering Safety - street safety, crime & NET
The Parkview would consist of 100+ changes to any of the requirements
units. The architectural concept
drawings were available to view. The
that exacerbate the intense
congestion being created by the new
Markham
Plaza is hoping a skybridge will be Residential Infill and Better Housing Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm
approved to link the existing Plaza by Design projects. You can still let Jackson Middle School Library, 10625 SW 35th Ave.
to Parkview. The concept includes the city know your thoughts on their Donna Herron, President@MarkhamNeighborhood.com, (503) 452-0000
a 1-1/2 story underground parking refusal to address this critical livability markhamneighborhood.com
garage to include 140 spaces. issue in our neighborhoods.
As a follow-up to Homestead’s letter The Dental School Demolition at
“Just ONE child is enough to justify There’s more!!! But, space is
to the city requesting pedestrian OHSU is well underway. The Casey
building a Safe Route to School/ limited. Visit MarkhamNeighborhood.
access be improved on SW Condor Eye Institute will replace a “portion”
Urban Trail for children walking to com for more information as well
Lane, the letter was sent November of the School of Dentistry site, as the
Jackson Middle School (along 30th as other hot topics including a tree
2017 to Parks Director Mike Abatte further west portion is reserved for a
Ave. from Wilbard to Maricara). That removal permit application and
and Commissioner Amanda Fritz. future patient tower. Homestead will
was the answer neighbors gave at appeal, 900 sq foot addition to an
Hearing nothing from either official, be briefed about that project in the
Markham Neighborhood’s (MKNA) existing house, Maricara Park Fairy
Homestead has had to resend the coming months.
February meeting when a parent of a Doors, Neighborhood Watch meeting,
letters. We have since heard back Friends of Terwilliger will have a child attending private school asked Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)
that they first need to determine Native Plant planting event on March “How many children walk to school fire station training and advanced
which bureau in fact manages the 17 at Terwilliger Creek. Meet at the to actually make it worth the money search and rescue exercises, Taylors
road, the Park Bureau or the Bureau picnic table near SW Hamilton and and effort to build the trail?” Robert Ferry Road & 19th Rain Garden
of Transportation. This road was Terwilliger Blvd. Lennox, from South Burlingame beautification, LaModa Cannibis
originally a park service road but was
Neighborhood, stated “if you build Dispensary opening at the old Uncle
recently paved by PBOT. So, it would
it, the children may begin to use John’s Market and more.
appear someone knows who manages
it and more families will choose to It costs money to build a trail, host
the road. Stay tuned.
move here.” The trail will also provide a movie and serve the community.
Reach-Now Vehicles was a topic of a safer route to Maricara Park for We are able to host these activities
discussion at the February meeting. neighbors who enjoy walking with/ and events because of the generous
It is believed the vehicles are being without dogs away from vehicular donations by our neighbors.
used by commuters working at the VA traffic. Although the City of Portland Neighbors help by dropping returnable
and OHSU and are monopolizing the Urban Forestry Department has bottles and cans to 9914 SW 30th or
limited parking spaces on Terwilliger approved MKNA’s UTP application, by linking their Fred Meyer Rewards
Boulevard. Homestead experienced the Bureau of Development Services Card for matching contributions
similar difficulties with the Car2Go requested additional information to our non-profit account. You can
before they will grant approval. Robert also donate through SWNI’s PayPal
Lennox, a surveyor by trade, has account by visting swni.org/donate
offered his services at a reduced rate (look for the Markham Community
to assist with identifying property Events Donate Button) or go
lines if necessary. directly to MKNA’s donate button at
MKNA also held its first reading MarkhamNeighborhood.com. Your
of Bylaws changes to eliminate the donations are tax-deductible and
Communications Chair position from you will receive a donation receipt
its Board as a result of Southwest from Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
Neighborhood Inc’s elimination of that (SWNI) for your contribution to the
committee. The second reading and a Markham Community Events fund.
vote will occur at MKNA’s March 13th
meeting. All are welcome to attend.

A few of this year’s Indian Hills students walking to Jackson Middle School
enter the City owned Right Of Way near 30th & Wilbard St. Photo taken by
OHSU Dental School Demolition Donna Herron
Neighborhood Association Reports MARCH 2018 7
Creek, but there had been some seconded the motion and it passed
Marshall Park cougar signs on Sauvie Island. He unanimously. We will be looking into
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 8, 6:00 pm also reported there were beaver in the next steps for this project (design,
Capitol Hill Elementary School, 8402 SW 17th Ave. Tryon Creek. They have not made fundraising, establishing an account,
Mike Charles, marshallparkna@yahoo.com, 503-244-6099 it up to Marshall Park yet. Maybe etc.) and will have more information at
marshallpark.swni.org the furry critters are waiting for the the next meeting. Thanks to Ralph for
new culvert project to be completed, leading us forward on this.
Hello MPNA neighbors! There will be 4 or 5 small footbridges before they continue their journey
over some of the side gulleys. The City of Portland will be
We had a good meeting on Feb 8th upstream. implementing a 20 MPH speed limit
at Capitol Hill School. We welcomed Currently, they are in the planning
and permitting phase. Then comes MPNA Neighbor Ralph researched on residential streets. This will be very
some guest speakers: Ian Matthews the neighborhood sign cap welcome in our neighborhood where
(Oregon State Parks), Blair fund raising. So it will probably be
a couple of years or more before the program. He reported on the costs all the streets are residential and
Whiteman (park ranger at Tryon and the requirements for getting winding with no sidewalks. There will
Creek) and Jill Van Winkle (Portland trail is ready. When complete, you
will be able to walk through beautiful neighborhood sign caps installed be free signs available at Multnomah
Parks). They stopped by to give us an on top of the street signs. Other Arts Center on March 31st between
update on the trail project to connect forest from Marshall Park all the way
down to Tryon Creek Park and beyond neighborhoods have done it - the noon and 4:00 pm.
Tryon Creek State Park and Marshall signs look attractive and are a source
Park. The new trail will continue if your feet are up to it!
of pride. We had enough people in
from the existing trail, starting at While they were visiting, we chatted attendance to make up a quorum
Maplecrest all the way to the junction to Ranger Blair about the local wildlife. (again -- I know!!!). Bob made a motion
of Arnold and Boones Ferry. The He had not heard of any cougar to move forward with the sign cap
trail will remain above Tryon Creek. sightings in SW Portland or Tryon project for our neighborhood. Russ

Multnomah (Used with permission) If the URM mandate is passed by


The City’s URM website: City Council as proposed, without a
Next Board Meeting: Monday, March 5, 5:00 pm financing plan that protects small
Next General Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm portlandoregon.gov/pbem/66306
businesses and property owners,
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. What this means for Multnomah then the Village—and so many other
Martie Sucec, martie.sucec@gmail.com Village neighborhood business nodes—most
multnomah.swni.org There are almost 30 URM buildings certainly will be transformed. Please
Angie Even, founder of Save and individuals, families, residents, in Multnomah Village, and most send your comments asking for a fair,
Portland Buildings and former small businesses, and communities are one story and house small balanced, and pro-small business
president of the Woodstock will lose their homes, businesses and businesses. As Multnomah NA folks approach to retrofitting brick and
Business Association, spoke at buildings. canvassed the businesses about this block buildings to City Council at
our February meeting about the forthcoming mandate, they learned cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov
These buildings are in full code
forthcoming mandate of the City from some business owners that they and also at urms@portlandoregon.
compliance. A mandate changes that. 
that all unreinforced masonry (URM) are not going to renew their leases gov. You should also email the
There is no plan or safety-net for
buildings be seismically upgraded and from others that their buildings mayor and the commissioners:
buildings, residents or businesses.
at great cost to the building owners. had already recently been sold—in mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.
The following is taken from the A mandate without a safety one case, three contiguous buildings gov; nick@portlandoregon.gov;
organization’s website, and I urge net or plan will force demolitions, are now apparently owned by a amanda@portlandoregon.gov;
readers to visit the site for more bankruptcies and displacements and developer. This signals change. dan@portlandoregon.gov; chloe@
information. Of particular interest forever change the landscape and portlandoregon.gov.
are the repercussions for schools: character of Portland.
saveportlandbuildings.com/ There is no plan:
“The City of Portland published • No plan for 7,000 units (1,800
a list of 1,640 buildings on May low-income housing)
2, 2016. The city now plans to • No plan to financially assist for
mandate seismic retrofits for 1,640 displaced tenants.
unreinforced masonry (URM) • No plan for small business
buildings at a last estimated cost of displacement or job loss.
$1.4 Billion.
• No plan for increased rents and
Many owners of these buildings loss of affordability.
do not know they are on this list or
• No plan for how 1,640 buildings
what is coming. These small buildings
will afford costs.
(81% are 1-2 story) face hundreds of
thousands of dollars in costs. Many • No plan to avoid displacements,
buildings will not be feasible to retrofit demolitions and bankruptcies.” Multnomah Village Buildings currently in the City’s URM database

to Shannon Hiller-Webb and Krista and the city council that this plan
South Burlingame Peterson for their multimedia prowess. was not approvable and consistently
Next Board Meeting: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm Without them we would not have had recommended denial.
the voice we did. They did an excellent Ultimately, we have to thank our
Capitol Hill Elementary School, 8402 SW 17th Ave.
job framing and communicating Mayor and City Commissioners
Robert Lennox, robertlennox.pdx@gmail.com
this complex process to all of our for hearing us and denying the
burlingame.swni.org
neighbors. Another special thanks to application.
On Thursday, February 8th, South four years. Thank you to SWNI Board Linda Meier who became our local
Burlingame Neighborhood Association for approving a letter(s) of support landslide expert and record keeper We thank all of you who helped by
(SBNA) held our monthly board and to the President for writing a letter extraordinaire. donating money which allowed us to
member meeting. The Wednesday of great substance for the appeal. hire experts. As an attorney told me
Thank you to the 23 neighbors that during this process “Justice comes
prior, SBNA had participated in an Thank you to all of the did an outstanding job testifying at
appeal of the proposed Macadam with a price.” We have learned this
Neighborhood Associations who the appeal. If you haven’t testified at each step of the way. We are
Ridge land division on the property drafted letters of support for the before, each is given only three
west of the Riverview Abbey currently at about $30,000 total in
Request for Responses, the Hearing minutes. The 23 testimonies told a fees from hiring our experts. We are
Mausoleum (north of Taylors Ferry and for the appeal. complex message, three minutes at
Road). We won the appeal. All of about $7000 short in funds of this
a time. The council stated multiple total. We are still accepting donations.
the commissioners and the mayor Now to our neighborhood. Thank
times how effective and impressive We thank in advance those of you
supported our neighborhood’s effort you to the board for all the board
their testimony was. Thank you, who will be helping us reach this
and denied the land division. (Please meetings and time each board
everyone who testified. goal by donating to our cause. Any
see the cover article for details.) This member spent over the four years.
was a lengthy process involving two Thank you to the all of the neighbors, Thank you to our attorney, Carrie amount, no matter how small will help.
applications over a four-year period. there are too many to count, for Richter of Bateman Seidel, for her Please donate to our the SBNA Land
We would like to thank all of the helping with countless hours learning guidance and talents representing Use Fund (swni.org/donate under
people who helped make this win code, passing out fliers, writing letters, us at the appeal. Also, special SBNA) or on our Go Fund Me page
possible. maintaining the Livablepdx.com thanks to CRAG Law Center for their (gofundme.com/macadamridge).
website, and offering constant words help in educating us on developing SBNA’s next baord meeting is on
Thank you to the Southwest of encouragement. proper testimony. Thank you to Pace
Neighborhood Inc. (SWNI) staff. Thursday, March 8th, Capitol Hill
Engineering for providing Civil and Elementary School, 8401 SW 17th
They helped with letters of support, Thank you to the members that
Environmental Review of the plans Ave, at 7pm.
managing our non-profit account, and met tirelessly during the hearing
and studies.
provided advice and support. Thank and appeal process to develop the
you to the SWNI Land Use Committee approach, along with written and oral We also need to recognize our city
for their support and advice over the testimonies. A very special thanks staff who gave constant direction to
the developer, the hearings officer,
8 MARCH 2018 Neighborhood Association Reports
documents can be found at SWHRL drains designed to capture surface
Southwest Hills Residential League swni.org/swhrl. While the official water runoff percolating through the
Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm land use notice has not yet been rock slope and divert the water to city
Ascension Chapel, 1823 SW Spring St. sent out and the public hearing has drainage infrastructure (approved by
Nancy Seton, president@swhrl.org or contact@swhrl.org not yet been set (as of mid-February), City of Portland BES).
503-224-3840 swhrl.org the SWHRL Board is preparing its Ongoing Property Tax Reform
response – a plea to preserve a meetings in 2018: Anyone is
SAVE THE DATES: New 20mph Residential Speed strong component of community- welcome to attend future meetings of
Next SWHRL Board Meeting: Limit. In conjunction with the serving commercial use on the site. Westside Neighbors for Tax Reform,
Wednesday, 21 March 2018, City’s new 20mph residential Terwilliger Plaza Landslide an informal group of residents of
7-8:30pm speed limit poised to go into effect Mitigation Project: The rock slope West Portland, who are educating
April 1, PBOT is offering free ’20 west of Terwilliger Plaza’s main themselves on our complex property
Ascension Chapel, 1823 SW Spring is plenty’ yard signs. For more
St. Please let us know if there are building has a record of instability tax system, and looking for ways to
info, see: portlandoregon.gov/ and is currently producing rock take action to improve its inequities.
any issues you’d like the Board to transportation/40390
consider. Board meetings are open to fall. The 78-foot tall rock slope is Future meetings will focus on tax
the public. LAND USE. Tangent Village: situated between Terwilliger Plaza’s reform strategies residents can
Proposed development of 14 homes resident parking and SW Broadway undertake, and on coordination with
TRANSPORTATION. A reminder that adjacent to 1315 SW Broadway Drive Drive. Continued rock fall poses a risk State legislators. To get on their email
SWHRL NEEDS YOUR HELP generating at the west end of SW Tangent St. on to Terwilliger Plaza property and, in list, contact: missflora503@yahoo.
feedback and project ideas for ways a combination of 4 properties. time without intervention, will lead to com.
to make biking and walking safer in extensive erosion and undercutting
the SW Hills. SWIM (Southwest In Formal application for the project
has now been filed with the Bureau of SW Broadway Drive. To protect
Motion) has an online tool that allows against this threat, Terwilliger Plaza
YOU to give feedback on projects and of Development Services. After the
application is deemed complete, BDS is undertaking a landslide mitigation
submit your own ideas. Use the online project to stabilize the slope. The
mapping tool to share your ideas. will send a land use notice to SWHRL
and adjacent neighbors inviting public project is slated to run through the
The input generated through this 1st week of August 2018.
map will help the project team better comment. Watch www.portlandmaps.
understand community priorities, com and the BDS website for the 3.0 Proposed Solution: Install
learn about needs of specific projects, posting: portlandoregon.gov/ patterned, fully grouted, un-tensioned
and identify any new potential bds/36652 rock dowels in the rock slope to
projects to include in the plan. Please Stroheckers: The application to support 4mm TECCO mesh designed
help us out with this important remove 1984 Ordinance restrictions to mitigate rock fall and reduce slope
project! Go to: portlandoregon.gov/ limiting use of site to a grocery has erosion toward SW Broadway Drive.
transportation/72017 been filed, and links to the filing Install radially arrayed, PVC horizontal

South Portland Karen Kraus, representing the


Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon [FCCO],
with emergency preparedness.
Anna Gadsby, (Public Safety),
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm informed the Board of the issue with discussed the need to establish a
PBS Conference Center, 4343 SW Corbett Ave. cat overpopulation. FCCO humanely Neighborhood Watch program.
Len Michon, SPNA1617@comcast.net, 571-334-0836 reduces feral cat populations through Jim Gardner, Land Use, discussed
southportlandna.org its spay/neuter program, which is the current status of the SW Corridor
available for pet cats as well. Project which is awaiting a Draft
The South Portland Neighborhood to the voting public would be
Association [SPNA] (Lair Hill, Corbett, advisable. Come to our next BOARD DISCUSSIONS Environmental Impact Study [DEIS]
John's Landing and South Waterfront) meeting on March 7 at the PBS Kelly Shephard, Transportation, before any further advancement can
board met on February 7, 2018, at Conference Center. Remember, discussed several issues related occur.
the PBS Conference Center at 4343 voting is open to any resident to the Parking Permit zones within Michael Harrison, Parks & OHSU,
SW Corbett Avenue. Two neighbors within the boundary of the South SPNA. The city has recently issued stated that the Portland Aerial Tram
made presentations and the board Portland Neighborhood. a Parking Permit Toolkit, which Kelly linking the OHSU South Waterfront
continued to address a number of RESIDENT PRESENTATIONS will review at our next meeting. In campus to the OHSU/VA hospitals on
issues. 2017, SPNA presented PBOT with Marquam Hill will close this summer
Rebecca Wetherby presented the a serious issue of Naito Ave traffic for several months maintenance.
The ANNUAL GENERAL board with her application to Portland
MEMBERSHIP meeting will be held cutting through the Lair Hill division Caryanne Conner, Parks, is working
Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry of local streets, creating safety with the SWNI Parks committee to
on April 4, 2018. The purpose of Division to conduct a Tree Inventory
the meeting is to elect 10 members issues for area residents. Kelly is address needs in the South Portland
of Willamette Park. Rebecca is a new working with PBOT to determine the neighborhood.
of the community to a two year resident of South Portland, but has
position on the SPNA Board. Six timing of a traffic study previously Kerry Chipman, John's Landing,
performed several tree inventories promised by the city
current members will stand for in other parks throughout the city. discussed the recent fire that
reelection plus an additional four Rebecca happily agreed to undertake Sharon Fekety, SW Trails, stated destroyed the Macadam Center. He
open positions are available. Any a second inventory of Lair Hill Park. that Cody Kent, a neighbor, is hopeful informed us that the card shop/post
resident who wishes to help make Each park should take two days of receiving a grant to assist in the office will not return since the post
a difference in our neighborhood to complete with the help of other improvements to Seymour Court Trail. office department was not interested
is encouraged to place their name volunteers. The Board unanimously in opening another office in the area.
on the election ballot. A short Pasquale Pascuzzi, Public Safety,
passed a resolution in support of the encouraged everyone to attend a
biography introducing yourself application. SWNI program on March 4 dealing

West Portland Park


designed to code. In our case, some
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm West Portland Park and Arnold Creek
Jackson Middle School Library, 10625 SW 35th residents have been working with
Ryan Blum, rhblum@gmail.com Portland LID Coordinator Andrew
wpp.swni.org Aebi to identify improvements
Our corner of Portland is a special business district, and addressing the along and near the southern end
place: there is much natural beauty problems of our roads and sidewalks. of the boundary between our two
within our borders, our residents are For these reasons, the work of the neighborhoods. Mr. Aebi reports
friendly and helpful, and folks are SWNI Land Use and Transportation that he is close to a final scope, cost
engaging in projects that keep this Committees are proving to be of great estimate and cost-sharing details,
one of the more welcoming areas of interest for many of our residents. and we expect to have those details
the city. Still, change is part of the An interesting example of one in the coming weeks. Please come
natural process and changes are possible change is a potential Local to our March meeting to discuss the
happening in West Portland Park. Improvement District (LID) in the implications for our neighborhood.
Most obviously, we have a new slate Southeast corner of West Portland Lastly, at our next meeting we will
of officers on our board, which include Park. A LID is a method by which vote on a minor bylaw change that
Liv Ormond as Secretary/Treasurer, a group of property owners share will increase the maximum number of
Javier Moncada as Vice President, and with the city the financial costs of board members from 11 to 15. This
Ryan Blum as President. upgrading streets/sidewalks and proposed change is being considered
Other changes taking place in our stormwater improvements. The City due to increased interest in board
neighborhood reflect the growth of is responsible for maintaining streets membership. Please join us to cast
Portland in general. These include that have already been improved your vote.
potential real estate developments on to city standards, but the City has We hope to see you on Thursday,
vacant land, the demolition of older generally refused to pay the full cost March 8th in the Jackson Middle
homes and their replacement with of improving a street to meet those School Library at 7:00 p.m. Natural beauty and broken pavement
newer housing stock, turnover in our standards if it is unimproved or not are part of West Portland Park
Watershed Resource Center MARCH 2018 9
P R O G R A M U P D AT E

Early plant Bolting plant

Seed pods Flowering plant

THE MANY STAGES OF GARLIC MUSTARD—Garlic mustard begins with low, flattened rosettes of round leaves (top
left) with scalloped edges usually July through March and is followed by a “bolting” phase (top right) often in April when
short plants lengthen and round leaves become triangular. From April through June, the plants grow to typically 2-3 feet
tall and form triangular leaves on a smooth (not fuzzy) stem with white flowers (bottom right). Seeds (bottom left) take
several weeks to ripen. Once formed, they are typically full and black by July 4th.

GARLIC MUSTARD
Fighting the Infestation
AS WE HEAD INTO OUR TENTH Unfortunately, all relevant studies were conducted in the
By Mitch Bixby,
YEAR OF CITYWIDE GARLIC City of Portland
Midwest or on the East Coast. It is clear that large gaps
MUSTARD CONTROL, discussion Environmental Services in garlic mustard understanding continue to exist in the
about that control remains as Northwest region, and that further study would be valuable.
active as ever. Within the Portland area, we are optimistic
about the prospects of effective management. On the west What’s next?
side of Portland, the number of plants is down, and the City Find several resources at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/
of Portland will continue to review previous work sites. As garlicmustard including some of the look-alike species,
work continues, we have some frequently asked questions: garlic mustard’s current growth phase, an up-to-date list of
recent roadside treatments, and our thoughts about this
Have we found all the patches in Portland?
season’s control methods and timing. Our treatment season
Garlic mustard is notorious for getting into small spaces
usually starts in April and wraps up in June.
and being overlooked. Within Portland, we still find the
occasional small patches and continue to seek public reports The partnership of Portland Parks & Recreation,
of flowering plants. Environmental Services, the West Multnomah Soil & Water
Conservation District, Clean Water Services, and the Johnson
What’s the story outside of Portland?
Creek Watershed Council has benefited from consistent
Our neighbors in Clackamas County continue to survey
staffing commitments, and the substantial support of
new areas and have found some sizable new patches, and
the Oregon State Weed Board and Oregon Watershed
possibly some new ways garlic mustard is moving around.
Enhancement Board.
These new developments are certainly causes for concern.
We have an improved regional picture of garlic mustard, In addition, a few neighborhoods have committed to
though surveys continue. hand-pulling certain stretches of road. These efforts have
been quite successful and have set a model for other
What does the research tell us? neighborhoods to adopt. Email Mitch Bixby at mitch.bixby@
We have reviewed over 50 scientific articles and posted our portlandoregon.gov to discuss roadside pulling projects
findings at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/626708. and avoid conflicts with city-sponsored treatments.

Nick Fish, Commissioner • Michael Jordan, Director


10 MARCH 2018

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stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the
If you see garlic mustard that looks untreated
environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides it to Mitch Bixby at 503-823-2989 or mitch.bix
cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat
and urban green space for healthier watersheds.
MARCH 2018 11

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SOUTHWEST PORTLAND VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS:
Southwest Watershed Resource Center – Hilary Hunt, 503-823-2862, Hilary@swni.org
Portland Parks West Side Stewardship Coordinator – Mary Verrilli, 503-823-3681
Willamette River Stewardship Coordinator – Isabel LaCourse, 503-729-0318
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work together to control invasive Friends of Marquam Nature Park


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weeds through the West Willamette Robin Jensen, 503-799-8435


Restoration Partnership (WWRP).
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from OHSU to River View Natural Fran Laird,
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and along the banks of Upper
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yet signed up to have your property PCC Habitat Team at Sylvania
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and Marshall Park. Volunteers
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State Park and Portland Parks & Tryon Creek Watershed Council
d after May 31st, please report Recreation staff will remove garlic Terri Preeg Riggsby,
mustard in Marshall Park and Foley coordinator@tryoncreek.org
xby@portlandoregon.gov. Balmer Natural Area. Friends of Marshall and Maricara Parks
John DeLance, friendsom2p@gmail.com

MARCH 2018 WS 1802


12 MARCH 2018
HOW TO IDENTIFY

Alliaria petiolata Its Arrival

Garlic Mustard
GARLIC MUSTARD was brought to North America from Europe
as a garden herb. First arriving in the mid-1800s, it was introduced
to the Columbia Gorge in the 1930s. Since then, garlic mustard has
appeared first along Portland’s hiking and walking routes, then
roads and natural areas. Garlic mustard’s appearance in natural
Look for these traits– areas concerns land managers because large numbers of plants
Plants typically grow appear to dominate and displace native understory plants. In the
2-3 feet tall, but can
Eastern U.S., garlic mustard has formed monocultures along forest
get over 6 feet tall.
floors, reducing plant diversity and wildlife forage. Prevention of
4-petaled white flowers new monocultures in the Pacific Northwest is a high priority.
are not unique to garlic
mustard, but a good hint.
Plants do not flower in
February or early March.
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when seeds GARLIC MUSTARD
are ripe—
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brown and dry

REMEMBER!
FLOWERING
late April –
late May
DO SEEDS RIPE
mid-July – October
• DIG – Getting the root out
SEEDS RIPENING
reduces the number of early June – early July SEEDS FORMING
G A R L I C M U S TA R D

re-sprouting plants. late May – early June

• BAG – Be sure your plants don’t


cause a problem for someone else. PLANT DISPOSAL It is OK to
• HELP – Neighborhood groups listed Put pulled plants in trash bags and put bags in your
pull plants
here may be sponsoring work parties. garbage. Yard debris bins or composting may not
fully kill the plants, which risks spreading garlic from the
• WATCH – Keeping your patch clear
prevents new seed from forming,
mustard to new locations. Be sure to tie the bags rosette
tightly so
even if the plants are past flowering. pieces don’t stage
fall out and through to
DON’T start a new
• MOW – Mowing does NOT effectively infestation.
PULL BAG TRASH the ripening
control garlic mustard. Roots are able seeds stage.
to re-grow and make seed. MONITORING
Place pulled
Clip and save these tips.

• THROW – Pulled plants thrown on It’s critical to watch for new plants to prevent
formation of more seeds. Garlic mustard plants plants into
ground or street will continue to
flower and set seed. flower for several weeks, and then green seeds ripen bags and
for several more weeks. You can safely pull ripening
• COMPOST – Putting garlic mustard
plants until the seed pods begin to dry and seeds
place bag
in compost or yard debris bins risks turn black. Then the risk of spreading new seed in trash.
spreading plants to new locations. outweighs the benefit of pulling the plants.
Watershed Resource Center MARCH 2018 13

Sign-Up for Community Teams up to Combat


Stormwater Ivy at Jackson Middle School
Workshops! On February 10th, the SW Watershed Resource
Center (WRC) combined forces with the Jackson M.S.
from the Jackson SUN program.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and partners,
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program for a day including the Bureau of Environmental Services and the
The annual Stormwater Stars of English ivy and Himalayan blackberry removal along Tryon Creek Watershed Council, who helped make this
workshops offer Portlanders the school's well-loved community trail. event a success.
the opportunity to learn how to It was a glorious day for a work party, with sunny To see more photos of this great community event,
manage stormwater on their own skies, mild temperatures, and dry ground. Our check out the WRC on Facebook and keep an eye out
properties. If you experience volunteers were of all ages and many identities, for future work at Jackson Middle School, including a
drainage problems, wet spots in including neighbors who walked over from the adjacent native plant garden planting day in April!
your yard, or runoff water flowing West Portland Park neighborhood as well as families
across your property, Stormwater
Stars can give you the skills to
prevent or mitigate these issues!
Some of these skills include
selecting and installing native
plants, removing sod, amending
(improving) soils, removing
pavement, creating permeable
pathways, and using container
gardening to manage stormwater.
We look forward to working with
you to protect water quality and
improve stormwater management
all across SW and NW Portland!
Upcoming workshop dates are:
March 10th, March 18th, and
April 8th. Sign-up at our website,
swni.org/stormwater
Contact the WRC with any
questions at (503) 823-2862 or
stormwater@swni.org, or drop by
our offices in the Multnomah Arts
Center, Room 5.
Volunteers and staff show off their strong ivy-pulling muscles. Together, we removed ivy from 3,000 square feet
along the trail and liberated 15 trees from ivy vines! Photo: Corey Shelton

SW Watershed Resource Center Advertisment


Hilary Hunt, Manager
503-823-2862 or watershed@swni.org
Contact the WRC to sign up for our
monthly email newsletter,
the SW Watershed News.
Visit us at:
swni.org/watershed
facebook.com/sw.wrc
instagram: watershedresourcecenter
The Southwest Watershed Resource Center inspires awareness and action
on behalf of watershed health in SW Portland.
We work through a partnership between Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., and
the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.

SW Watershed Friends Groups & Events


Friends of Marquam Nature Park Recreation, SOLVE, and the Friends
3/14, 9-12. Join Friends of Marquam of Woods Park for trail maintenance
to restore this natural area. Meet in the park. Tools provided. Family-
at Marquam Shelter - SW Marquam friendly event. Meet by the Marigold
St and SW Sam Jackson Park Trailhead located at SW 48th Ave
Rd. Contact Robin Jensen with and SW Marigold St. Contact Jesse
questions, fmnp@comcast.net, Johnston, jesse@teamjohnston.net
503-799-8435.
www.fmnp.org Southwest Trails PDX
SW Trails Volunteer Event: 3/1, 9am.
3/31, 9-12. Join Friends of Join SW Trails for a morning of trail
Marquam, Hands On Portland and maintenance in our beautiful parks!
the West Willamette Restoration Meet at Ash Creek Natural Area, SW

Vermont10pdx.com
Partnership to remove English ivy 55th St at SW Trail 5 crossing.
and other invasive species from
the park. Gloves supplied, but bring
a water bottle! Meet at Flicker SW Trails Walk: 3/10, 9am. Meet
trailhead at SW 12th and Gaines. at Wilson HS bleachers for a 6 mile
urban hike exploring the Sylvan
neighborhood. More info on website:
Friends of Terwilliger swtrails.org
3/17, 9-12 at SW Hamilton St and
SW Terwilliger Blvd for a morning of Albert Kelly Park
restoration work. Look for the work
party sign. Contact Robin Vesey, 3/3, 9am join Portland Parks &
info@terwilligerfriends.org or 503- Recreation and the Bridlemile
293-1069. Neighborhood Association as they
continue to enhance the riparian
area at Albert Kelly Park. Volunteers
Friends of Woods Memorial Park will pull ivy and remove old fencing.
3/24, 9-12. Join Portland Parks &
14 MARCH 2018 Committees

Chair Maripat Hensel Chair Steve Mullinax


schools@swni.org parks-chair@swni.org
swni.org/schools swni.org/parks

Twist and Shout, then Reach Out Call to Action for our ONI Small Lincoln High School’s Varsity and At that meeting, LS also requested
and Help Grant: Donate puzzles of all kinds JV women’s teams are scheduled several improvements to the park,
It’s a little known fact that American that you may have in your cupboards to play ten games at the softball including bringing the softball field
organizations and businesses often and cabinets. Yes, we want to collect field in Hamilton Park between to “6A varsity level”, repairing a hole
forget to celebrate closure at the art puzzles (Children through adult March and June this year. They are in the backstop, placement of a
completion of projects. On Monday levels), plastic Rubik’s cubes and/or also scheduled for daily practices, temporary porta-potty, a 4 ft. by 8 ft.
March 5, 2018 we will celebrate handmade string and loop options tentatively starting February 26, scoreboard and “three-row temporary
our 2017 successes and the many you worked on with your children 4-6pm, Mon-Fri, on the Hamilton Park aluminum stands … for spectator
relationships we forged and engage or grandchildren. Neighborhood and Bridlemile East fields. seating.” (BNA was hearing these
with participants to prepare for our Associations are encouraged to invite requests for the first time. There was
your neighbors to support our grant Bridlemile Neighborhood residents
2018 opportunities. living near the park have raised no formal proposal, and no action
plans with these donations. New was taken on whether to support the
Space has been reserved at our puzzles are also welcome! Email: concerns about safe and responsible
use of the park by the softball teams. requests.)
local Round Table Pizza private schools@swni.com to arrange drop
room, near SW Capitol Hwy at 10070 off or pick-up. A related issue is the traffic generated Since the BNA meeting, a number
SW Barbur Blvd. Committee Reps, by some well-attended games, which of people have raised concerns
partners, business owners and Volunteer support Shout Outs for is especially a problem along 47th Dr. about the use of Hamilton Park by
interested community members (send partner organizations and the SWNI on the north side of the park. Lincoln Softball. Rachel Felice, PP&R’s
us an email to tell us you plan to Schools Committee: West Lands Manager responded
Concerns about past problems
attend) should join us for a few toasts, Help our partners at Jackson SUN have been discussed at the Bridlemile with an email on February 15. She
twists and shouts. We will announce with their upcoming ONI Small Grant Neighborhood Association (BNA) wrote, “Portland Parks & Recreation
our upcoming plans for Reach Outs Adult Arabic class series, Elley Cannon beginning in the summer of 2017. is aware of the proposal though it
as part of our recent Education ecannon@impactnw.org BNA initiated a dialogue with Portland hasn’t been formally provided to us.
Equity funding support from St. Luke Parks & Rec (PP&R). BNA, park As such, we haven’t begun a formal
Help HOPE and 350 PDX work
Lutheran Church in the Maplewood neighbors, PP&R and the Bridlemile review of it. However, were it to be
with Wilson High students and other
Neighborhood and abutting Hayhurst Elementary principal participated presented, PP&R could address most
volunteers on Climate Change and
and Multnomah Neighborhoods and in a walk-through at the park for an of the items quickly.” She wrote that
Environmental Issues support, Cathy
a 2018 Tech Equity Extensions ONI on-site review of the issues. (Lincoln placement of a portable scoreboard
Spofford, cspof1@gmail.com.
Small Grant. Thanks to both St. Luke Softball was not present.) This and outfield fence were not out of the
and the selection committee from Help SWNI Schools with the question, stating several conditions.
meeting resulted in PP&R tightening
SWNI for ONI funding. Education Equity Panel and They won’t place a porta-potty near
the permitting process for the park,
Conversation Circle as a panelist, the playground, but will allow it on
Watch for our call to action updates clarifying rules for use by the teams,
Table facilitator or participant and the south side of the park, “for now”.
and volunteer participation requests and agreeing to a minor change in the
help introduce us to PTA members in She did not address the request for
for support at Reach Outs, including softball backstop to further improve
your local schools. protection for kids using the nearby the placement of spectator seating.
Science Night at Markham Elementary
Meeting: play structure during softball play. Rachel’s complete response is posted
(late March) and our Education Equity
on the SWNI Parks and Recreation
Panel and Conversation Circles on Thursday, March 15, 7 pm The traffic issue was discussed Centers Committee’s web page.
April 19th at Multnomah Arts Center Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 4 briefly. Since traffic primarily concerns
(MAC) 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, in Room 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. the Bureau of Transportation, rather The Hamilton Park softball issue
30. than PP&R, a second meeting, to will be an item on the agenda
include PBOT, was scheduled for late for the SWNI Parks Committee
February. meeting, 7pm, Thursday, March 1,
Multnomah Arts Center, room 4. It
Watershed Lincoln Softball (LS), along with is also on the agenda for the BNA
watershed-committee@swni.org Hamilton Park neighbors, attended meeting, Wednesday, March 14, 7pm,
the BNA February meeting. Their
swni.org/watershed_committee representatives included Jason
Bridlemile Elementary Faculty Lounge.
I invite anyone interested to attend
Maycumber, Lincoln Little League one or both meetings, to understand
At the February meeting, The West Portland Park Softball Vice President, and Page the issue better, and to express your
participants reviewed the Bureau of neighborhood appeal regarding a Mesher, Head Softball Coach, Lincoln thoughts.
Environmental Services proposed mapping error in an Environmental HS. They gave us some background
budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. Protection and Conservation zone was on their program, listened closely to Next Meeting
Focus was given to watershed issues also discussed. concerns raised, and expressed their Thursday, March 1st,, 7pm
and surface water managment Please note next month we will be eagerness to work with the neighbors Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 7
projects. Also BES has scheduled a touring the 19th Street project during to ensure that their teams’ use of 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
significant number of sanitary sewer the day so no night meeting will be the park is safe, responsible and
rebuilds, citywide. The Citywide 2017 held. Please contact Syliva at 503- respectful.
Sewer Repair Project will replace 823-4592 or sylvia@swni.org for
about 20,000 feet of sewer pipes details.
at 53 different locations that are in
poor condition. The work will increase Next Meeting:
sewer system capacity, reduce No formal meeting in March
basement backups, and protect water Tour of 19th Street facility
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Committees MARCH 2018 15
Equity and Inclusion
Chair Glenn Bridger Chair Gary Runde
equity-group@swni.org land-use-chair@swni.org
swni.org/equity swni.org/land_use
All white people benefit from racism. swni.org website under Committees,
From the perspective of a person Equity and Inclusion, at the bottom Our February Meeting Agenda placed The Better Housing by Design
of color, one might say “well yes, of of the page under file attachments. emphasis on a segment of the project has released a Discussion
course.” White? Your first reaction If you have not taken a look at that Residential Infill Project (RIP) that Draft of proposed zoning code
may be to deny; deny; deny. And draft policy, please do so and share addresses Better Housing by Design amendments to improve the design
then, hopefully, reality sinks in that your comments with our committee or (BHD) in order to begin the process of development and expand housing
privilege in any circumstance is not with me at the address listed. Will this of developing constructive feedback options in the multi-dwelling zones.
a label proclaiming ones guilt, but a move us closer to our goal as stated from LUC Members representing our The draft code changes address
realization of how ones environment in the title of our committee? How can individual Neighborhood Associations; topics such as housing diversity and
can positively or negatively impact we improve it? as ALL public comments are due on affordability, outdoor spaces, and
ones daily life. The question then March 19th. One way to familiarize building and site design. The code
On a personal note, now that I have yourself with RIP is to consider the amendments will affect citywide
becomes one of, where can this asked you about how we can grow
knowledge of perspectives outside of Housing Opportunity Overlay Zones ( multi-dwelling zoning code regulations,
our community, let’s look inward. We the crucial maps of these proposed and includes a subset of strategies
my own take me? each have a group of family, friends, multi-dwelling zones ) as THE WHERE focused on East Portland.
The current jargon for this concept coworkers, or acquaintances that we and the Better Housing by Design as
is “white privilege”. Once again, for interact with. What are our attitudes? Comments on the Discussion Draft
THE WHAT. are due on March 19, 2018. The
those who are white, the routine Do we “allow” community members
reaction to that concept may be to to speak their minds? Or do we show We encourage Individuals to full Discussion Draft and an eight-
state that they have no privilege, community members the respect familiarize themselves with the page summary are available online:
they just do what they do. “I am of listening to what they say and Discussion Draft via the following portlandoregon.gov/bps/75905
not a racist” is an easy answer. do? Note that even the concept of public announcement (below). I have Visit: portlandoregon.gov/bps/
That assertion does not move our “allowing” community members to read the entire documents, and the betterhousing
community forward in limiting the be themselves is disrespectful; we public commentary received during
the input period Q4, 2017 (as the Contact: Bill Cunningham, 503-
disparity of racism that is acutely should expect community members 823-4203, betterhousing@
experienced by all who are not white. to be themselves and celebrate the Discussion Draft was built) promises
to get the reader hooked on the portlandoregon.gov
In our community, we want to thrive fact that as humans regardless of subject of Land Use. Pass along your
as individual, members of our family, what we identify as in terms of race, NEXT MEETING:
religion, sex, and social economic comments to your local NA Rep. on Tuesday March 20th, 7 pm
our block, our social community, our SWNI LUC.
neighborhood, and generally as a status we are each set apart as Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 7
city. Mutual respect is one of the individuals. Let us each start by 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
best ways for us to find success in listening, respecting, and honoring
each of these areas. As a SWNI those around
reactions and
us. Individual
experiences
ideas,
are a part
Bureau of Planning 12:30-Overview of Housing
Development Trends
Committee, our first step has been
to acknowledge that race is an issue. of our community, and have value. and Sustainability 1:30-Inclusionary Housing One-
We need to be assertive in accepting Next Meeting: (BPS) Update year Permit Analysis
this issue and accept how we can Monday, March 26th , 4:30 pm A monthly snapshot of all the 2:30-Residential Infill Project:
minimize its impact. We need to have Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 4 planning work going on in your Economics Background
a plan for both immediate steps and 7688 SW Capitol Hwy neighborhoods.
for the long term outcomes we desire. February 27, 2018, 5 - 7:30 p.m.*
Such a draft plan can be found on the Residential Infill Project (RIP) •Residential Infill Project:
Upcoming Planning and Background
Chair, David Martin Sustainability Commission briefings March 13, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30
help prepare commissioners for
transportation@swni.org public hearings in May.
p.m.*
swni.org/transportation •Social Equity Investment Strategy
At these meetings, project staff (including background on the RIP
will brief the Commission about Displacement Risk Analysis)
At our Upcoming March including widening, closures and new housing overall and the background
Transportation Committee meeting signals, turn lanes, medians, etc, around the Residential Infill Project. April 24, 2018, 5 - 7:30 p.m.*
we will be hosting the Metro South changes to property and driveway Public hearings on the Residential •Staff will brief the PSC on the
West Corridor Light Rail Project access, property purchases, safety Infill Project are currently scheduled proposed Zoning Code and map
team to provide the committe with a and security, noise and vibration, for May 8 and 15. amendments of the Residential Infill
update on the project as they prepair disruptions during construction
PSC Briefings, all briefings will be Project in preparation for their public
for the release of the the projects For more information on this project held in the 1900 Building, 1900 SW hearings in May.
Environmental Impact Statement visit: oregonmetro.gov/public- 4th Ave, Rm 2500 *Please check the PSC calendar
The Federal Transit Administration, projects/southwest-corridor-plan
All PSC meetings are live-streamed portlandoregon.gov/bps/35452
Metro and TriMet are the co-lead or contact Metro at Southwest and can be watched at: youtube. one week prior to this meeting for
agencies for the environmental review Corridor Plan: 503-813-7535 com/c/portlandbps. This site also final confirmed agenda.
process.
swcorridorplan@oregonmetro.gov includes an archive of past PSC Visit: portlandoregon.gov/bps/
Light rail is typically paid for by a meetings.
Next Meeting: infill
mixture of federal and local dollars.
To qualify for federal financial Monday March 19th 7pm February 13, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30 Contact: Julia Gisler, 503-823-
support, the project is required by the Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 7 p.m. 7624, Julia.Gisler@portlandoregon.
National Environmental Policy Act to 7688 SW Capitol Hwy gov
complete an Environmental Impact
Statement, or EIS. Which studies,
but is not limited to the following: WEST HILLS
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16 MARCH 2018 Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Crime Prevention and Public Safety MARCH 2018 17
Child Online Safety SWNI Public Safety Committee
Next Meeting - Public Safety Action Committee: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Chair: Carol Porto, PublicSafety@swni.org
swni.org/public_safety
Mark your calendars for the residents and businesses in SW
Emergency Preparedness Fair Portland are invited. The agenda will
scheduled for Sunday, March 4, reflect the crime-related concerns of
2018 from noon to 4 pm at the community members in attendance
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, and projects the group wants to
7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Please read pursue. PSAC meetings are a great
the front page news article and opportunity for community members
see the flyer on this page for event to meet their neighborhood
details. The Public Safety Committee officers and Central Precinct
will be finalizing arrangements for command staff. It is a forum where
this event at our committee meeting community members, businesses,
on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00 neighborhood associations, and
pm. Committee members will also the Portland Police Bureau Central
With electronic devices becoming it is a good preventative measure discuss the problem with ongoing Precinct officers come together
such a strong part of societal norms, to identify types of behaviors that car theft car prowls in southwest to problem-solve issues in their
children are utilizing them in more may signify danger from potential Portland. neighborhoods. Contact Crime
sophisticated ways. These can be scammers, hackers and/or predators. Take note, the Quarterly Public Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen,
resources for education, but also Some clues of potential malicious Safety Action Committee (PSAC) jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov,
expose children to potentially unsafe behavior can be: meetings will be held on Thursday, 503-823-4257.
people and content. Parents and • Persistent requests to meet in April 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm. All
children can benefit from being more person and have private conversations
knowledgeable about online safety.
• Requests for private photos that
Online communication can provide
children with opportunities to express
are not on social media South Portland Business Association
themselves in “unfiltered” ways, build • Pressure to participate in risky
self-esteem, connect with others, activities What’s Happening in the "SPBA" Waterfront Community is deeply
and provide entertainment. However, • Questions about personal southportlandba.com saddened by the loss of the
it could also create a false sense information (parents’ names, home Welcome New Business Member: Macadam Center. Fire destroyed the
of connection. Help your child to address, pets’ names) which are City Rotisserie a casual, full Macadam Center within 2 hours
understand what kinds of risks they common security questions service, neighborhood restaurant on Sunday, January 28th. The
may face, when to ask for help, and and bar offering savory roasted building is a total loss, displacing all
• Questions about frequented
how to be proactive in their own online meats, flavorful side dishes, the businesses, including Holliday
locations and daily schedule
safety. When talking to your child classic cocktails, beer and wine. Card Shoppe, U.S. Postal Service,
While it can be difficult to monitor Documart, Picture Perfect, Macadam
about online access consider the Open 7 days a week this is a
all the ways children can access Nail Boutique, Cau’s Deli, Roberts
following things they could be exposed neighborhood restaurant you should
the internet, risks can be reduced of Portland Hair Salon, Natural Pain
to: definitely check out! Located at:
by being proactive. Parents and Solutions, MedData, Livermore
• Violent or sexual content 3730 SW Bond Ave. in the South
guardians should try to review settings Architects and Chamber Music
Waterfront, Portland, Or. 97239
• Inaccurate or false information and features of apps and maintain Northwest. These businesses have
Ph. 503.206.6475 email: eat@
• Extreme view points control of ‘geo-location’, privacy close ties to the South Portland
cityrotisserie.com
settings, and monitor photos, videos community and neighborhood. The
• Promotion of harmful behaviors and posts. Encourage children to New at Elephants on Corbett SPBA is here to help in supporting
and fads (e.g. self-harming, anorexia think carefully about the way they and Flying Elephants at South these businesses by making
and suicide) behave online by having them asking Waterfront: Elephants Dinner at available the contacts and resources
• Cyber-bullying themselves, “Would I say or do the Home: Homemade Meals To Go. Let we have access to. Please do not
When parents and guardians same thing in person as I do online?” us do the cooking tonight! Just grab hesitate to reach out should the
understand the benefits and risks of When parents and guardians create one of your fresh Elephants Deli Association be of assistance. We’re
online access they can equip children strong lines of communication with favorites, reheat, and enjoy. Or stock thinking of the businesses, owners
to use it in a safer manner. their children, they can equip them your freezer for those drizzly winter and employees during these difficult
with the ability to safely respond to nights. Choose from casseroles, times.
Exposure to dangerous difficult and potentially dangerous vegetables, salads and (of course)
situations and content does not soups. Add a crusty baguette and Looking Forward To Spring!
online situations.
only pose physical threat to life or bottle of wine to complete your feast. ~ Malea, SPBA Board Member/
property. Children can be impacted To find more resources about online
child safety visit the following sites: The John’s Landing/ South Event Chair/ Secretary
psychologically as well. Some potential
long-term psychological effects can safekids.com/pdfs/
include: fosireport2012.pdf
• A deep-rooted fear of missing ntia.doc.gov/legacy/
out and a feeling of “need” for their reports/2010/OSTWG_Final_
electronic devices Report_060410.pdf
• Unnecessary fear based on false or To request a free training for your
exaggerated information organization or community group
• Being pressured into engaging on crime prevention topics, access
in risky or harmful behavior (to our prevention handouts or find your
themselves or others) Crime Prevention Coordinator, visit the
City of Portland’s Crime Prevention
• Developing unrealistic body images Program website at portlandoregon.
or self-goals gov/oni/cp for English;
• Creating an online reputation that portlandoregon.gov/oni/prevencion
may cause problems in the future for Spanish or call 503-823-4064.
When allowing children to Macadam Center Fire Destruction
communicate with people online,

City of Portland Police Bureau Crime


Statistics available online at
portlandoregon.gov/police/71978
Monthly Neighborhood Offense Statistics Provide by
Strategic Services Division, Portland Police Bureau
Online report is updated the first business day after the 15th of the month.
18 MARCH 2018 Community

Have Fun and Give Back Wayfinding, 9-1-1


at 2018 SW HOPE Events Dispatching & Emergency
By Ellen Field, Neighborhood House
During the 2017 holiday
season, Neighborhood House was
supporters. Pastor Sean from St.
Barnabas spoke about the great
Response Improvements
overwhelmed by the charitable shared commitment across faiths The Portland Bureau of thereof, or is on SW Radcliff Street
donations to their Partnership to serve people in need. Similarly, Transportation has been or Lane, please do not begin
Campaign, totaling $260,243. These two speakers from the Muslim collaborating with Portland Fire & changing your address until you
contributions will help fund essential Educational Trust (MET) spoke about Rescue, the Portland Police Bureau receive a subsequent letter this
services that benefit Portland’s most Islam’s focus on serving the poor, and Multnomah County to improve summer confirming the effective
vulnerable children, families, and as well as the ways in which ritual wayfinding, 9-1-1 dispatching date of the street name change.
seniors. While this is an exceptional fasting in Islam helps Muslims learn and emergency response in
stride toward Neighborhood House’s to empathize with people who do not the area of Southwest Portland
mission of providing life-changing have enough food. east of SW Naito Parkway. Due
programs to diverse communities, Representing Neighborhood to the eastward curvature in
there are still countless families House, Executive Director Chris the Willamette River, east-west
across Portland who cannot afford Chiacchierini and Development addresses in this area are currently
to put food on the table. Director Mari Yerger described addressed with a leading zero
The season of giving may be how crucial the Emergency Food address to differentiate them from PORTLAND

over, but Neighborhood House’s SW Box Program is for the Portland addresses west of this dividing line. DOWNTOWN

HOPE: Feed the Hungry community community. Despite nine years of About 8% of Southwest Portland
food drive is just beginning. This economic recovery, Chiacchierini addresses are in this leading zero
annual campaign aims to benefit explained, food insecurity remains addressing area.
Neighborhood House’s Emergency very high throughout the community, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R)
Food Box Program, in partnership and wealth disparity in Oregon hit staff and Portland Bureau of
with more than 40 local faith and an all-time high last year. Yerger Transportation (PBOT) staff have
community organizations. With emphasized the essential role SW been directed to implement a
family-friendly events designed to HOPE has played in the last 12 solution to eliminate this issue,
help raise funds and food, SW HOPE years, highlighting the ways in which including for unincorporated
is the perfect way to have fun while SW HOPE has worked to “raise Multnomah County areas served by HOMESTEAD
giving back to those who need it awareness about hunger in SW the City. Wayfinding, 9-1-1
most. Portland while responding to a high dispatching and emergency
As SW HOPE grows, so too do level of need in the community.” response issues increase each year SOUTH
its goals; this year, the campaign According to Yerger, the Emergency as development and population PORTLAND

hopes to raise 200,000 pounds of Food Box Program currently serves growth occurs in the leading zero
food. While every donation helps, 450 households, a far greater addressing area, especially in
Neighborhood House can buy four number than the 270 households South Waterfront.
pounds of food directly from the the program served prior to the In addition, the spelling of
Oregon Food Bank for one dollar, Recession. SW Radcliff/Radcliffe Street
making cash donations the most The hugely successful Kickoff was and SW Radcliff/Radcliffe Lane
effective way to support the program. a great opening to what promises to in Crestwood N.A. outside the
Local faith partners will be collecting be an exceptional campaign. There leading zero addressing area will
food and cash donations through are many great events coming up, be standardized. Similarly SE
April. Non-perishable food items designed to directly benefit SW Martin Court in Woodstock will SOUTH
can be dropped off at collection HOPE, including the SW HOPE Craft be renamed to SE Martins Court BURLINGAME
barrels throughout the area at local Fair on March 10th, McMenamins consistent with nearby SE Martins
businesses, community centers, and Hillsdale Friends and Family Night on Street. The current spelling on
congregations. March 13th, the Empty Bowls Soup property owners’ addresses, street MC UNCLAIMED
Last Sunday, February 11th, Dinner on April 6th, and the SW signs and the official names of #11

the 2018 SW HOPE campaign HOPE 5K Race on April 14th. these streets sometimes differ. The
began with an Interfaith Kickoff To get involved with SW HOPE, spelling of all other Portland street
at St. Barnabas Church, featuring please contact Marc Czornij, names are standardized elsewhere COLLINS VIEW

Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Volunteer and Events Coordinator, at throughout the City.
Milwau
leaders as speakers. More than 40 503-246-1663 x2117 or mczornij@ Questions? Please contact
people attended, including other SW nhpdx.org. Please see the calendar Andrew Aebi, South Portland
HOPE faith partners and Emergency below for key SW HOPE 2018 dates. Addressing Project Manager at
Food Box Program volunteers and 503-823-5648 or via e-mail at
andrew.aebi@portlandoregon.gov
What is the timeline? MC UNCLAIMED
#13
A five-year transition period of
both old and new addresses is
anticipated to occur from May
2020 through May 2025. If your Lake Oswego
property is east of SW Naito
Parkway or the southerly extension Neighborhoods in Leading Zero
Addressing Area

Neighborhood House Executive Director Chris Chiacchierini enjoys the


Interfaith Kickoff with students from the Muslim Educational Trust.
Community MARCH 2018 19

Senior Immigrants Build Library Events


Connections and Confidence Capitol Hill Library
10723 SW Capitol Hwy.
Hillsdale Library
1525 SW Sunset Blvd.
at Weekly ESL Classes (503) 988-5385
Secret Coders Club
(503) 988-5388

By Dana Guterman, Neighborhood House Lego Brick-Built Masterpieces


Kids in grades 2-5 will have fun Join Lego master Blair Archer
Getting older is tough for services improved their connection with coding-related games and
everyone, but for immigrants, the to the larger community. Today, and create amazing brick-built
activities that encourage problem- masterpieces from thousands of
challenges of aging are often more than one-third of senior solving, teamwork and ​creativity.
augmented by a pronounced program participants are from parts. Learn new building techniques
Registration required; register and increase your skills making Lego
sense of isolation and loneliness. communities of color. online, in the library or by calling
A recent study by the Coalition of models from your own imagination!
This past fall, the Project 503.988.5123. Registration required; register
Communities of Color found that expanded to include English as a
20% of elderly immigrants and 44% Thursday, March 15, 4-5 pm online, in the library or by calling
Second Language (ESL) classes. 503.988.5123.
of elderly refugees in Multnomah Taught by Grace McLaughlin, a
County suffer from depression and/ retired English teacher, the classes Babysitter Training for Teens Thursday, March 22, 4-6 pm
or anxiety disorders, compared to began with just four students. Soon This KidProof babysitter course
7% of the general senior population. enough, those students began provides interactive discussion,
Jedi Jewels
Neighborhood House's Aging to bring their friends; at present, activities and hands-on practice to
Services offers a range of programs 10 students attend the weekly increase your confidence and give Use the force to bind Star Wars
for low-income seniors, aimed class. The group is a melting pot of you the skills you need to be the best characters into pendants, bangles,
at building confidence, bringing cultures, with eager seniors from sitter possible. Each student receives charms and more. Teens will collage
people together and cultivating Peru, Russia, Mexico, and Iran. “It’s a babysitter’s handbook and wallet illustrated Star Wars comic book art
self-sufficiency. Historically, clients extremely interesting learning about card upon successful completion to create designer Jedi Jewels making
have been primarily Caucasian, their different backgrounds and of the course. Students will need this program out of this galaxy! For
but a generous 2016 grant where they come from,” explains to arrive on time and stay for the teens in grades 6-12. Seating is
allowed the agency to launch an Ms. McLaughlin. “We have a great whole workshop. Lunch and snacks available on a first-come, first-served
outreach initiative targeting senior time. I want them to learn English, provided. Registration required; basis.
immigrants from communities of but I also want them to have fun.” register online, in the library or by Tuesday, March 27, 2:30-4:30 pm
color. Titled the Senior Outreach calling 503.988.5123.
Each week, Ms. McLaughlin
Project, the program aims to shares worksheets and lessons Monday, March 26, 10:30 am-
engage Chinese, African, Middle 5:30 pm Peppermint Lip Balm and
from ESL textbooks, allowing
Eastern and Latino seniors with Lavender Lotion
students to build their own
other community members through workbooks and practice at home. Enjoy the gray days of winter
health and wellness activities, Choro da Alegria Plays the
They spend an hour reviewing Beautiful Melodies of Brazil with a new herbal project (or two).
socialization, education and reading, writing, and pronunciation. Peppermint and lavender are two
planned outings. Choro da Alegria is a Portland- great herbs for lifting the spirits and
Afterwards, Ms. McLaughlin holds
based ensemble dedicated to relieving the winter blahs. Not to
In the 1.5 years since it began, conversation tables with more
playing the wonderful melodies of mention ... their scents are marvelous.
the Outreach Project has been a advanced students, so that they
Brazil. They draw much inspiration After discussing both herbs and
resounding success, introducing can practice the subtleties of
from the genre “choro” (also called their uses, we will use them and
a significantly more diverse English and improve their fluency
chorinho) which has been loosely moisturizing ingredients such as shea
population of seniors to the Aging in an environment that provides
called “Brazilian ragtime.” Besides butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter
Services programs and allowing individual attention. Going forward,
choro, they include classic tunes to create our herbal treats. Everyone
elderly immigrants to meet new Aging Services hopes to offer
from Bossa Nova and Musica Popular will go home with a luxurious lip balm
friends and build a sense of additional ESL classes for Somali
Brasileira (MPB). The group will also to help lift the spirits and a calming,
community. Over 80 seniors have seniors. “I just love how much [the
speak about their instruments, the lavender lotion to soothe dry winter
now participated in the Project, seniors] enjoy our classes. They’re
composers of the music and the skin. Registration required; register
with nearly three-quarters of those so focused and so enthusiastic,”
music's historic importance. online, in the library or by calling
engaged in ongoing activities. says Ms. McLaughlin. “People
Last year, a survey of program can learn at every age, and these Registration required; register 503.988.5123.
participants found that 88% people are really sharp.” online, in the library or by calling
503.988.5123. Saturday, March 17, 2-3:30 pm
reported reduced isolation due
to the Project, while 94% said the Sunday, March 18, 2-3 pm

Home Composting Essentials


Get the real dirt on how simple it
is to turn garbage into gardener's
Space at
gold. Learn the do's and don'ts of programs is
composting yard waste and kitchen limited. Seating
scraps. Discover the merits of basic,
worm, and hot and cold composting,
is available on
and ways to master each method. a first-come,
Get tips on using compost as an first-served
amendment, mulch or tea. Plus, learn
where to find bins, tools and more
basis, unless
information. Seating is available on a otherwise
first-come, first-served basis. noted.
Sunday, March 25, 2-3:30 pm

Yuri and Lora hone their English skills with


Volunteer ESL Teacher Grace McLaughlin

Senior Center March Trips: Please call (503) 244-5204 for more information.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy. REGISTRATION BEGINS Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:30 am.
503-244-5204
9 am - 3:30 pm, M-F
Monday, March 26, 2018 from around the world, including
SW RideAbout Shuttle 3/6 Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer* or Argentinian, German, Chinese,
Offered in partnership with Ride New Seasons Lunch of the Month at Food
Cartel Mediterranean, Thai, Italian,
Connection To/From Senior Center 3/7 No shopping trip Guamanian, and Mexican! There’s
Transportation 3/13 No shopping trip Leaves: 10:30 a.m., also American fare coffee and tea.
Monday through Thursday Returns: 1:30 p.m. The patio has covered seating with
3/14 Walmart or WinCo
8:30 – 10 am Pick Up / 3/20 Costco or WinCo Suggested Donation: $4 heat lamps so you can enjoy all the
12:45 – 2:15 pm Take Home Food Cartel has to offer rain or shine.
3/21 Beaverton Fred Meyer or $-$$ for lunch
Call Transportation Coordinator Trader Joe’s Register in person for trips.
BG Food Cartel is Beaverton’s first
Marie Haviland at 503-246-1663 3/27 Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer or Current Neighborhood House Senior
food cart pod. It includes 31 food
X6103 Center membership is required for
New Seasons carts with a wide variety of food
March Shopping Schedule: 9:45 all recreational trips.
3/28 New Seasons* or Dollar Tree and beverage options to choose
am – 12:15 pm *Senior discount days from. Join us in exploring cuisine
20 MARCH 2018 Calendar

Save-the-Date
SWNI Spring Cleanup
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
9 am - 1 pm
Portland Christian Center parking lot -
5700 SW Dosch Road

Due to Metro regulations, SWNI will NOT be accepting any YARD


DEBRIS or any construction, demolition and remodeling debris.
We WILL accept: NOT accepted:
Bulky waste Yard debris, hazardous or chemical wastes.
Scrap wood items Construction, demolition or
remodeling debris. Motor
Scrap metal oil, paint. Kitchen garbage.
Reusable household items/furniture Curbside recycling.
Stay tuned for more non-curbside
recycling options at our event! Curbside pickup will be available for
seniors and disabled residents.
Call 503-823-4592 to schedule!

SW Urban Trails Walk


Saturday, March 10, 9 am
The March walk will be led by on low traffic streets.
Rick Kappler. We will explore Meet behind the bleachers
Raleigh Hills. The walk starts at Wilson High School, (SW
by carpooling to Bridlemile Sunset Blvd. and SW Capitol
School. From there we will go Highway) and be ready to go at
west through Raleigh Hills into 9:00 am. Well behaved dogs are
Washington County, then turn allowed. They must be on leash.
north on Canyon Drive and go up For health reasons, there is no
hill to the Sylvan neighborhood. smoking on SW Trails walks.
From Sylvan we will go east on
Hewitt Blvd. and Ormandy, then For more information or to
back south down to Bridlemile volunteer to lead a future walk
School. The route is about 6 in your neighborhood, contact
miles and climbs about 700 feet. Sharon Fekety (fekety@hevanet.
There is only a little sidewalk, com).
about 100 yards on a primitive Co-sponsored by SW Trails
trail, two blocks on the shoulder PDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood
of arterial roads, two stairways Association.
and about five miles of walking

March 2018
Southwest Neighborhoods March 2018 Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4:30 PM SWNI Equity & In- 7:00 PM SWNI Board 9:00 AM SW Trails Volun- Holi 9:00 AM Albert Kelly Park
clusion teer Event Volunteer Event
7:00 PM SWNI Public Safety
Committee
7:00 PM SWNI Parks and
Community Centers

4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12:00 PM Emergency Pre- 5:00 PM Multnomah NA 6:45 PM Maplewood Gen- 7:00 PM South Portland 6:00 PM Marshall Park 9:00 AM SW Trails Urban
paredness Fair Board eral Meeting and Annual General Meeting General Meeting Walk
Elections 7:00 PM Collins View Gen- 7:00 PM South Burlingame
7:00 PM Homestead Gener- eral Meeting Board Meeting
al Meeting 7:00 PM Hillsdale General 7:00 PM West Portland Park
7:00 PM Maplewood Board Meeting General Meeting
7:00 PM Bridlemile Board
Meeting

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Daylight Saving Time 6:00 PM Tryon Creek Wa- 6:00 PM Arnold Creek 9:00 AM Friends of Mar- 7:00 PM SWNI Schools St. Patrick’s Day
tershed Council Board quam Nature Park Volun-
7:00 PM Ashcreek General 7:00 PM Arnold Creek Gen- teer Event 9:00 AM Friends of Ter-
Meeting eral Meeting 7:00 PM Bridlemile General williger Work Party
7:00 PM Hayhurst General 7:00 PM Markham General Meeting
Meeting Meeting 7:00 PM Crestwood
7:00 PM Multnomah Gen-
eral Meeting

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
7:00 PM SWNI Transporta- 6:00 PM SPNA Land Use 6:00 PM SWNI Finance 9:00 AM Friends of Woods
tion Committee Committee Park Work Party
7:00 PM SWNI Land Use 7:00 PM SWHRL Board
Meeting
7:00 PM SWNI Executive
Committee

25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Palm Sunday 4:30 PM SWNI Equity & In- 7:00 PM SWNI Board 8:30 AM Multnomah Village Good Friday Passover
clusion Business Association meet-
ing 9:00 AM Friends of Mar-
quam Work Party

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