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

Greetings & Salutations! June is here!!!

Summer Is Coming Soon!


The meeting is Wednesday, June 21, 2017!!!

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 Summer 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

Video Demo

And much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

June 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy our beautiful Kerns neighborhood! Greet and meet your neighbors!

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 - Jay Harris Vice Chair - NEW Treasurer - NEW Secretary - NEW

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

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 NEW Picnic Community Chair -NEW Movie In The Park - NEW

Advocate For City To Purchase Property
  Around Old Washington High School
With Buckman Pool permanently closed, now it is time to advocate for Parks in inner SE. Please advocate for the purchase of this surplus property if you have time, as well as picking up the existing plans for a Community Center on a parcel of this land:

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Please consider sending a similar letter to Mayor Wheeler ( and Commissioner Amanda Fritz (

KNA To Present National Night Out
  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 kerns picnic sign
Better known as the Kern's Picnic. We will have live music, bbq, games and a raffle for prizes donated from local businesses.

When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Where: Oregon Park (NE 30th Ave. & NE Oregon St).

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

More details to come!

Take Portland's Tree Planting Survey
  Help Improve The Tree Canopies
Share your opinions about tree planting in this short survey that closes June 30th.

Help to ensure all residents have access to trees.

The tree canopy in Portland should not be prohibitive because of cost to it's lower income residents.

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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!

Apple App

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It's Sunday Parkways Season!!!
  June 25th Next Date!!!

Save The Dates:

June 25, 2017

July 23, 2017

August 20, 2017

September 24, 2017

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 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).

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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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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  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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