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May 2017 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,

Greetings & Salutations! May is here!!!

Enjoy Mothers Day and Memorial Day weekend!


The meeting is Wednesday, May 17, 2017!!!

May is KNA board elections time! Want to come out and support your neighborhood association? Join the Kerns Neighborhood Association Board and let your voice be heard!

Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm and are held at: Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 See you there!!!

Enjoy the Spring events, festivals, concerts and all Portland has to offer!


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Join Next-Door Outer Kerns!

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Check out Kerns classifieds, crime & safety, events, news, events, general, lost & found, recommendations in Outer Kerns!


Report Graffiti 503-823-4824

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DIY Graffiti Removal

World's Best Bare Brick, Stone and Masonary Graffiti Remover

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Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

May 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy our beautiful Kerns neighborhood! Greet and meet your neighbors!

The following items are lined up for the May 2017 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Community Collection Event - Mike P.

3. Love Brigades Graffiti Cleanup Kerns Crew Presentation - Dave W.

4. Movies in the Park - Food and music choices - Thursday, Aug. 17th - David K.

5. KNA Elections - David K.

6. KNA Fiscal Sponsorship - Kerns United - Complete application- David K.

7. Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington - Local Business - Olga S.

8. Neighborhoods and Homelessness - Peter D.

9. Multnomah County Coalition for Health Kids and Education campaign - Dante H

10. Land Use Updates - Steve R.

Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm and are held at: Pacific Crest Community School 116 NE 29th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 Meet your neighbors!!!

Topics for next month may be added by May 5th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

2017 KNA Board Members:

Josie Booth, Steve Engel, Annie Eustis, Jay Harris, Jim Kautz, David Kirchfeld, Angela Kirkman, Elliot Mental, Mike Petticord and Steve Russell.

Position Selections:

Chair - David Kirchfeld Vice Chair - Jay Harris Treasurer - Steve Russell Secretary - Annie Eustis

Crime Prevention Chair - Elliot Mantell Communications Chair - e-Newsletter - Josie Booth Land Use - Steve Russell

Bike Pedestrian Community Chair - Jay Harris SE Uplift Board Member - OPEN SE Uplift Land Use Representative - Steve Engel Sustainability Chair - Mike Petticord

Community Collection Event Chair - Mike Petticord Picnic Community Chair - Angela Kirkman and committee Movie In The Park - Open

Your Chance To Join The KNA Board!
  Care About The Future Of The Neighborhood? PacificCrest

Kerns Nieghborhood Association Needs YOU!

Board elections will be held at our upcoming May 17th meeting, and we are seeking new board members to join the community conversation. Now is your chance to join the KNA board and let your voice be heard. If you live, work or own property in the neighborhood, being on the board is great opportunity to gain leadership skills, connect with neighbors, and give input about the future of the neighborhood. We would love to have you on board!

Board members serve for our entire neighborhood -- we need more people to share the love and sustain our organization.  We are in need of people to fill board positions and volunteers to help keep our annual events alive & healthy. 

A fun upcoming event is the annual National Night Out planned for Tuesday, August 1st. Each year, over 500 neighbors join us for an evening of fun with live music, free food and raffle prizes from local businesses.

Help coordinate activities, be a volunteer for the event and we can show you the ropes. The picnic is a wonderful gathering of neighbors for live music, food, fun, raffle prizes from local businesses.

Open board positions are a Treasurer, Landuse, SE Uplift Board member and Crime Prevention Chair. We also can always use help on the Communications committee, specifically updating the website ( and posting to our Facebook page.

Please consider becoming an active member of our board so we can continue to be a thriving neighborhood organization. We can't do it without your help! If you are interested in helping, please email:

Burnside Bridge Maintenance
  Traffic Impacts

Southbound Closures - Evening of May 12th to early morning.

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Want To Know What The Crime Statistics Are In Kerns?
  Look Up Monthly Crime Statistics For Your Neighborhood
Neighborhood statistics provide a general idea of "reported crimes." However, the data needs to be understood in the larger context because there may be other contributing factors. (select Crime Statistics).

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Instructions Info

Call 9-1-1 for immediate threats to life or property and crimes in progress.

Call the police non-emergency number 503-823-3333 to report crime that has already occurred if the suspect is long gone. You can also call if you are witnessing suspicious activity that is not an immediate threat.

Report online at for certain crimes with no suspects such as car prowls and theft of items from publicly accessible spaces. Not all crimes can be reported here, so please review the criteria before you file a report.

The Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash Event
  Held at Waterfront Park
The Oregon Humane Society is holding an annual fundraising Doggie Dash event at Waterfront Park, Section C (between Pine and the Morrison Bridge).

The event will be held on Saturday, May 13th. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Ramach at (503) 416-7082 or

See Graffiti? Abandoned Car? Potholes?
  PDX Reporter App Is Easy To Use
The PDX Reporter App lets you use your smartphone to document and submit reports about issues relating to publicly maintained areas, including:

* Abandoned autos

* Graffiti and tags

* Illegal parking

* Park maintenance needs

* Plugged street drains

* Potholes

* Sidewalk issues

* Failed or failing streetlights

The app lets you quickly identify the issue with a description, photo and its location. Then submit and your report will be sent to the City of Portland. You can even track the results of issues you report. You'll need to set up an account before submitting your first report. 

Download the free app!

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It's Sunday Parkways Season!!!
  Begins May 21st!!!

Save The Dates:

May 21, 2017

June 25, 2017

July 23, 2017

August 20, 2017

September 24, 2017

Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways May 21, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (7 miles)

Opens from 11 am - 4 pm and provides 7 miles of free family friendly fun.

This route will take you on a tour of Laurelhurst, Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks, get a bite to eat, listen to music, and check out the activities.

North Portland Sunday Parkways June 25, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (9.5 miles)

A scenic double loop that takes a trip to the Willamette Boulevard and over to Peninsula Rose Garden, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, and McCoy Parks. Enjoy good food, good laughs and good music!

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways July 23, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (8 miles)

Stop by Woodlawn, Alberta, and Fernhill Parks enjoy fun activities, festive music and delicious food.

Visit the Bi-lingual Bike Fair held in Khunamokwst Park in collaboration with the Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) Group.

Outer Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways August 20, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (6.4 miles)

This route will take you to Knott, Thompson, East Holladay and Hazelwood Hydro Parks. These new parks will have music, food and fun finds.

Sellwood-Milwaukie Sunday Parkways September 24, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (8 miles)

This route explores marketplace locations: Westmoreland, Sellwood, and Water Tower Parks, along with the Milwaukie Farmers Market and Milwaukie Business District.

Get Ready To Ride!!!

Video - Discover Sunday Parkways

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park
  Upcoming Season Work Parties!
Friends of Laurelhurst Park contribute to the health and beauty of Laurelhurst Park.

This upcoming work parties are 9:00 to noon on the second Wednesday of each month through October.

Those who wish to participate may mark their calendars for June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 And October 11.

Three remaining Saturday dates include May 27, Sept 23 and Oct 28, from 9 to noon.

Questions or concerns may be addressed to Peggy Glascock (503-232-2406) or Barry Kast (503-477-7469).

Spring 2017 Landlord Training Program
If you are a landlord (or are considering becoming one), this all day FREE training from John Campbell is just the ticket!

All classes are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A 1 hr. lunch break is included.

Register at:

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BPS Makes It Easy To Find Your Farmer
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's food program connects you to over 100 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) neighborhood drop-off points and 21 farmers markets.

Interested in getting fresh food from local farmers delivered right to your door? Our interactive map can help you locate convenient CSA drop points in your neighborhood, connect you with a regional farmer and pick your own produce.

Portland also boasts dozens of farmers markets all over the city. Check out our farmers market map to find one near you.

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Residential Permit Night
The Development Services Center will be open Thursday nights from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm to help inform homeowners and tenants about permit requirements for 1 & 2 family dwellings.

For more information, view our public notification at:

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Kerns Neighborhood Being A Sanctuary Neighborhood?
If you are interested in exploring the idea of the Kerns Neighborhood being a Sanctuary Neighborhood to support the City of Portland's stand on immigration and deportations, get in touch with Kelly at

This may be a symbolic gesture to show support or we may be able to develop more specific actions around deportations and/or potential loss of funding as a result of Portland's Sanctuary City status.

Public Participation in EPA's National Regulatory Reform
  Seek Public Input On Existing Regulations
Public Participation in EPA's National Regulatory Reform  Regulatory Reform Task Force, and directed EPA program offices to seek public input on existing regulations and report findings to the Task Force by May 15.

Comment period ends May 15, 2017.

How to Comment: You may submit comments in writing, using Email, Docket or mail. Submit comments to: Email: Docket:

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Mail: Office of Policy Regulatory Reform, Mail Code 1803A, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460

For more information about the public participation in regulatory reform, please visit

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Voluntary Surveillance Camera Registrations
  Accepted To Aid in Public Safety
If you have a security camera at your house or business-or if you have a game camera in your yard.

It can be helpful in identifying package theft suspects who step up to porches and steal deliveries.

It's most helpful if you have your recording time set to a minimum of two weeks before the footage is recorded over, in case it takes a while for investigators to locate where incidents have occurred (or if you've realized that an ordered parcel hasn't arrived).

Knowing ahead of time where cameras exist can save investigative time and resources when a crime occurs in your neighborhood and may help solve and prevent crime.

To register your surveillance camera, please visit:

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Mayor Seeks Public Input
  Regarding Desired Qualifications For Next Police Chief
Have your voice heard as we embark on a national search for our next Police Chief.

The purpose of the survey is to provide opportunity for community input around the desired qualifications for this key leadership position.

The link below will take you to the survey.

The survey will be available online through June 12.

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Celebrate The Culture of Norway
  Visit Grieg Lodge of the Sons of Norway Sons of Norway Logo
The most popular expressions of Norwegian culture is Scandinavian folk dancing and Sons of Norway would like to share it with you!!!

On Tuesday evenings, historic Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue, comes alive with folk dancing, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Adults wanting to learn more or to RSVP should call 503-250-2299 or 503-901-2584 and families whose kids want to learn should contact David at 971-284-4175 or 

The lodge will also host a workshop for kids on Tuesday, May 2nd, please contact David if you are interested.

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Fix-It Fair Online Resource Guide
  Fix-It Fair Resoiurce Guide
Looking For Community Resources?

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S.E. Uplift Newsletter Subscribe
  Sign up for SEUL's free monthly online newsletter
Our neighborhood Kerns is located in the neighborhood coalition of Southeast Uplift (SEUL). Find out what's going on coalition-wide!

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Find us online!
  Official Website knacolorlogo
For more information about us visit our official Kerns Neighborhood Association website. You can also find us on Facebook and find out great news and happenings. Join our new Facebook Group and post neighborhood news or questions or photos!

Nextdoor NE Kerns, a private neighborhood social network that requires your address to join. Kerns is broken down into 2 sections, inner and outer. This page is not moderated by the KNA. Examples of how people are using Nextdoor: sharing events, asking for recommendations, organizing a community-wide yard sale, setting up playdates, getting the word out about a break-in, finding a lost pet, or planning for an emergency.

Summer Cultural Exchange for Kerns Families!!!
Host a student from France, Spain, or Japan for 2 - 4 weeks in July, August, or September and build connections across the world through friendship!

The international students are coming to share cultures, practice English, and become part of an American family. Some students will be taking English classes from 9am to 5pm, M-F, at Portland State,

While others will be immersed in their host families' daily lives and will not have any scheduled program obligations.

Students bring their own spending money and are covered by comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

Families receive orientation materials, 24/7 support, and a small hosting stipend.

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or contact Kayla Frost at or 503-274-1776.


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