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

Greetings & Salutations! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!!

Summer Is Here!

Remember...

The meeting is Wednesday, July 19, 2017!!!

Come out and support your neighborhood association! 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!

"http://www.events12.com/portland/

More Info

Sunday Parkways

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

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!

FYI

Report Graffiti

503-823-4824

More Info

graffiti@portlandoregon.gov

DIY Graffiti Removal

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

Video Demo

And much more!!!

Thanks!

Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

July 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy our beautiful Kerns neighborhood! Greet and meet your neighbors!

The following items lined up for the July 2017 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox.

2. Kerns Picnic Event - Francesca P.

3. Movies in the Park - Thursday, Aug. 17th - Raiders of the Lost Ark - David K.

4. Portland Tenants United - Anthony B.

5. 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 August 4th. Please contact kernsna@gmail.com if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

2017 KNA Board Members:

Josie Booth, Halley Baars, Jay Harris, Elliot Mantell, Mike Petticord, Steve Russell.

At-Large Board Members:

Aaron Cardella, Michael Fox, David Kirchfeld, Fredric Maxwell, Dave Weaver, Ryan Woodward

Position Selections:

Chair - Jay Harris Vice Chair - OPEN Treasurer - Bill Miller Secretary - Halley Baars

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

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

Community Collection Event Chair - OPEN Picnic Community Chair - Francesca Patricolo Movie In The Park - David Kirchfeld

Kerns Intersection Painting Repair Project
  Sunday, July 16th, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come join us for our seventh annual intersection painting!

Since 2010 we have been proudly painting our intersection at 24th & N.E. Everett.

An opportunity for all residents and businesses in the neighborhood to participate in the project and to get to know your neighbors!

Help to build relationships between neighbors, paint the street KNA logo to strengthen the neighborhood identity and create a sense of place within the large urban setting.

The street will close in the morning and 8:00 a.m. set-up for the street painting to begin at 9:00 a.m.

306-308 NE 24th Ave Portland, OR, 97232

A selection of snacks will be provided.

Celebrate your neighborhood with your neighbors today!

Kerns Neighborhood Picnic
  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 kerns picnic sign

The Kerns Neighborhood Picnic committee needs volunteers to help make our annual event great!!!

There is a Kerns Picnic Planning Meeting this Thursday July 13, 2017 6:30-7:30PM outside of the restaurants on the corner of 24th & Glisan!

It's going to be a lot of fun and your help matters A LOT!!!!

It takes a village to present our wonderful Kerns Neighborhood Picnic.

There will be live music, BBQ, games and a raffle for prizes donated from local businesses.

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

More details announced at our July 19th meeting!!

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

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.

More Info

Contact Kayla Frost at kayla@andeo.info or 503-274-1776.

Next Month - KNA Movie in the Park 2017
  Thursday, August 17th at Oregon Park Raiders of the Lost Ark
Movies in the Park event is happening Thursday, August 17th at Oregon Park. The movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark.
See Graffiti? Abandoned Car? Potholes?
  Web-based version of PDX Reporter Replaces Phone Apps
A new web-based version of PDX Reporter has been launched that replaces the existing iPhone and Android app. PDX Reporter allows you to report graffiti and certain livability concerns in Portland.

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* Abandoned autos

* Graffiti and tags

* Illegal parking

* Park maintenance needs

* Plugged street drains

* Potholes

* Sidewalk issues

* Failed or failing streetlights

Use the PDX Reporter to report the following complaints:

* Graffiti

* Campsite Reporting-Please note that the online reporting template at /react-text

More Info asks more detailed questions about problems at a campsite.

* Street lighting

* Abandoned Autos

* Illegal parking

* Potholes

* Debris in the roadway

* Work zone concerns

* Park maintenance

* Plugged storm drains

* Sidewalk vegetation

* Sidewalk trip hazard

Important: You cannot report crime using PDX Reporter.

It's Sunday Parkways Season!!!
  July 23rd Next Date!!!

Save The Dates:

July 23, 2017

August 20, 2017

September 24, 2017

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.

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.

Go Ride!!!

Video - Discover Sunday Parkways

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park Update
  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 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).

Here are some updates on Laurelhurst Park:  

There are lots of people at the park again.  Come on down for a picnic or to throw the frisbee.  

It is summer and the dog off-leash area (DOLA) has changed  from the south lawn to the west gully.  It is drier, but there are some wet spots still. 

On July 12th, some youth volunteers will rake the sticks in that area, and Parks will re-seed the lawn. The bigger problem is that soil has covered the drains so they don't drain anymore.  Parks will be finding these drains soon, which will aide in draining out the winter's storms. 

Staffing has been reduced since last winter, and staff is moving around some still, but it sounds like Laurelhurst and the South Zone will retain the third horticulturist.  Bids close next week, so hopefully soon there will be a bigger presence at Laurelhurst Park with horticultural work getting done.

There is no Parke Diem this year, so we will not have an October Friday work party for that.  It was fun to meet all the new volunteers, and the event brings new people to other work parties.  But the Parks Foundation is re-grouping and trying to figure out a better way to find volunteers, raise awareness about parks issues, and advocate to people in Portland about what a wonderful resource the Park system is.

The park is looking a little rough in places.  We are going to be weeding and pruning at our next few work parties.  Hope to see you at the Ankeny Building at 9 am on August 9.  (That is where SE Ankeny meets SE Laurelhurst Place.)  We have the tools, but you might want to bring gloves that fit, and wear good "work" shoes or sneakers.

See You Then!

Clean Start PDX To Address Livability Issues
 
SE Uplift's partner coalition, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, will be beginning a new project that works on improving the safety and cleanliness of designated areas of inner NE and inner SE Portland.

The project, Clean Start PDX, is based on the Downtown Clean and Safe program developed by Central City Concern.

They will concentrate on individuals that have been impacted by homelessness, poverty, or addictions receive vocational training, a living wage, access to services, and case management.

The new program will provide litter pickup, biohazard disposal, and graffiti removal to the NE areas of areas of Eliot and half of Lloyd and in the SE about a third of Central Eastside, including parts of the Kerns and Buckman neighborhoods.

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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New 119 Unit Condo Building on N.E. 28th and N.E. Everett
 
The old one story healthcare building on NE 28th and Everett was demolished and in it's place a 119 unit condo building with no parking is planned. the original plans were for a 72 unit building with parking.

Parking is extremely limited in the Kerns neighborhood, and people use cars to get to the amenities. It is a bike and walking friendly area and people use cars to get to the amenities. Retail will attract even more visitors with more cars.

Currently code does not require parking, but the permit office recommends that people write to the mayor's office as code can be and sometimes is changed. Mayor Wheeler's email address is: /react-text mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov react-text: 239

PedPDX, Portland's Pedestrian Master Plan
 
PedPDX, Portland's Pedestrian Master Plan goal will be to prioritize sidewalks, crossing improvements, and other investments that will make walking safer, more comfortable, and more accessible in Portland.

Help make sure funding goes to locations with the greatest needs first.

Learn more about PedPDX at www.pedpdx.com

Take our survey to help define the types of walking improvements that are most important and the general locations where they are needed mos.

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Don't Wait Combate Hate!
  Story derived from "Combating Hate" by Mireaya Medina
Here in Kerns a vigil was held after a swatica was found spray painted in front of house.

Hate crimes are on the rise in Portland. Hate Crimes are also known as Biased Crimes. Under Oregon law, a hate crime occurs when one person intentionally subjects another to offensive physical contact, threatens or inflicts physical injury, or threatens or causes damage to the property of another person because of their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or national origin.

What You Can Do

Get Informed & Intervene

* Starting July 11th, Don't Shoot Portland is hosting a series of bystander intervention trainings

* Race Talks is holding an event on July 11th on protecting yourself physically and emotionally in trying times

* On July 31st, YWCA is hosting a social justice training on practical allyship

* Resolutions NW hosts numerous trainings, including an Interrupting Racism Actionshop in October.

* The People's Institute Northwest is hosting 2-day workshops on undoing racism in July, September, and November in Portland.

Report

* Report the emergency to law enforcement by calling 911. The city of Portland has a division for assaults and bias crimes.

* Hate crimes can also be anonymously reported to the Oregon Department of Justice, however using their form is not a substitute for filing a police report with federal, state and local law enforcement.

* The Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime also collects hate crime incidents, even if you have not reported them to authorities, and they keep reports confidential. They can also connect people to available resources.

* ProPublica in January organized a coalition of media outlets, civil-rights groups and schools called Documenting Hate, which is also collecting reports of hate crime.

* If you find hate graffiti, please cover it and report it either online via PDXReport.org, by email to graffiti@portlandoregon.gov, or by calling the ONI Graffiti Hotline (503-823-4824) or Police Non-Emergency (503-823-3333).

Report

* Report the emergency to law enforcement by calling 911. The city of Portland has a division for assaults and bias crimes.

* Hate crimes can also be anonymously reported to the Oregon Department of Justice, however using their form is not a substitute for filing a police report with federal, state and local law enforcement.

* The Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime also collects hate crime incidents, even if you have not reported them to authorities, and they keep reports confidential. They can also connect people to available resources.

* ProPublica in January organized a coalition of media outlets, civil-rights groups and schools called Documenting Hate, which is also collecting reports of hate crime.

* If you find hate graffiti, please cover it and report it either online via PDXReport.org, by email to graffiti@portlandoregon.gov, or by calling the ONI Graffiti Hotline (503-823-4824) or Police Non-Emergency (503-823-3333).

Volunteer & Build Community

* Saturday, July 8th: Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival

* Thursday, July 13th: Immigrant and Refugee Unity Potluck and Ride

* Saturday, July 22nd: PDX World Refugee Day

* Check out some of our previous articles to learn about other great organizations working on combating hate and how to get involved.

* Resources for Supporting our Immigrant Neighbors

* Working from a Position of Privilege - Fighting Hate

* Working with Diverse Communities

Latino Network

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The Immigrant Defense Project

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United We Dream

Know Your Rights Card href="https://unitedwedream.org/toolbox/>More Info

ALLPORT EDITIONS 35th Anniversary!!!
  Saturday, August 5th, 2017 (Party and Sale!)
Come celebrate A L L P O R T E D I T I O N S 35th Anniversary!!!

A L L P O R T E D I T I O N S

t h e a r t o f t h e g r e e t i n g c a r d

716 NE Lawrence Avenue :: Portland, Oregon 97232

p: 503.223.7268 or 800.777.2844 :: f: 503.223.9182

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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 norseherodotus@hotmail.com. 

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
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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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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.

 

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