Join our next meeting :: Monday, August 14th at 7pm
July SJNA Newsletter
Willamette River Fest This Weekend!
Sunday, July 30th | 1PM - 10PM
Cathedral Park Waterfront
Come celebrate the Lower Willamette, and connect with our awesome river.
This year's festival is one you won't want to miss!
Live Band #1 - Shanghaied on the Willamette
Live Band #2 - Son de Cuba
Live Band #3 - The Normal Sylvester Band featuring LaRhonda Steele
PLUS - Evening Movie at Dusk
FREE Kayak Tours by Alder Creek
Family Friendly Activities
Food Venders & Ice Cream
Adult Beverages at Occidental
Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe will allow the first signed up participants to get out on the water to experience the river first hand with expert guidance. Novices should sign up for the first paddle at 1:30pm that includes instruction.
The Movie in the Park showing at dusk is Upriver: A Film for the Willamette, that will have the river and Forest Park as a scenic backdrop
See you Sunday!
We Want You to Join SNJA!
St. Johns Neighborhood Association board elections are fast approaching* and the board wants you to think about joining the board! Elections are coming up in October.
Are you concerned about what impact increasd traffic has on pedestrian safety in the neighborhood?
Does new construction and St. Johns development have you more interested in Land Use issues?
Has the present housing crisis encouranged you to advocate for affordable housing and tenant rights?
Don't Miss the Next SJNA Meeting August 14th
7:00 PM - General Meeting at St. Johns Community Center
8:30 PM - Board Meeting at St. Johns Center for Opportunity
On the Agenda:
Community members have put pressure on PBOT for their recent reductions to the St. Louis/Fessenden improvement plan. Rich Newlands, Project Manager with PBOT will come with updates.
The new Central Hotel development designs have been drafted. Several community architects will present their input and concerns about the concept drawings.
SALT (Safety and Livability Team) will speak about other Land Use Updates and ongoing efforts to improve safety on our roads and in our community.
National Night Out in St. Johns Double the Fun!
St. Johns takes back the night--twice! Apart of the annual National Night Out summer block party series, come out for 2 evenings of spectacular neighborhood focused fun!
Tuesday, August 1st - 6PM to 9PM - Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity at St. Johns Wesleyan Church (8850 N St. Louis) for a community pot luck and live music. All are encouraged to prepare and share a dish that celebrates your identify.
Friday, August 4th - 3PM to 8PM - Head over to Cathedral Gardens (8652 N Swift Way) for a Community BBQ. In addition to delicious food, they'll have games, raffel prizes, face painting and more.
EVERYONE is welcome to both community events! Can't wait to see you there.
Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Month
SUPPLIES & GEAR:
Box of granola or power bars – 1 per person
6 rolls of paper towels, 3 boxes of facial tissue
NOAA Alert Weather
Radio Box of N-95 or N-100 face masks – 1 per person
Make or obtain a twin-bucket emergency toilet (two, 5 gallon buckets, with seats - keeping solid and liquid waste separate
Check to see if stored water has expired and needs to be replaced
Put an extra pair of eyeglasses in the supply container
Find out about your workplace disaster plans and the disaster plans at your children’s schools
**Every six months, check to see if your stored food and water needs to be replaced.**
Come down and enjoy one of Portland's best seasonal Farmer's Market--right in our back yard! Support local farmers and get the best in-season produce from the region every week. Live music and family-friendly activities are sure to be found as well
Conversation Project "Mind the GAP - How Gender
Shapes Our Lives"
Tuesday, July 25th @ 7-8:30PM
St. Johns Center for Opportuinty | 8250 N Lombard
Join this free conversation with Jade Aguilar, associate professor at Willamette University, on Tuesday to understand and discuss the complexities of gender’s effects on our daily lives and identities.
This program is hosted by St. Johns Center for Opportunity and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
North Neighborhoods Public Safety Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm
The Historic Kenton Firehouse at 8105 N. Brandon.
The first 30 minutes are an open house and the facilitated meeting begins at 6:30pm.
Cathedral Park Tree Inventory Even
Saturday, July 29th @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Help the St. Johns Tree Team map, measure, and identify the park trees of Cathedral Park. Morning refreshments will be provided. No experience needed.
Portland Festival Symphony will be at Cathedral Park on Saturday, July 29th! This FREE community concert organized by Portland Parks & Recreation will start at 6:30 p.m. Grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets!!!
Willamette River Festival
Sunday, July 30th @ 1:00PM
Cathedral Park Waterfront
The Willamette River Festival is a celebration on the waterfront with live music, food carts, an environmental fair, live birds from Audubon, live fish displays, dance troupes, walking tours & more.
National Night Out Block Party
August 1st | 6PM to 9PM - Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity at St. Johns Wesleyan Church for a community pot luck (8850 N St. Louis).
August 4th | 3PM to 8PM - Join Cathedral Gardens for a Community BBQ (8652 N Swift Way).
:: Be neighborly with Nextdoor Android|iOS :: Report issues to the city with PDX Reporter Android | iOS :: Join the St. Johns volunteer dream team :: St. Johns event calendar :: SJNA's website :: City of Portland's website :: St. Johns' shared Google calendar :: Important Portland phone numbers :: PCC emergency response classes :: NET Neighborhood Emergency Team meetings :: Multnomah county crisis line 503-988-4888 :: PDX Women's Crisis Line 503-235-5333 :: Report traffic concerns, call PBOT 503-823-7233 :: City of Portland Slow Down Yard Sign lender program
Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting. August 14th, 7pm at the St. Johns Community Center.
All are welcome.
The next Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association general meeting will be
August 15th, 7PM at the BES Water Laby (6543 N Burlington).