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

Greetings & Salutations! Hope everyone who attended the Kerns Picnic enjoyed the food, fun and music!!!


There is not a scheduled meeting in August!!!

Next meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come out and support your neighborhood association! Your voice will 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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Sunday Parkways

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

A Hope for Autism Foundation + Timbers2 Fundraiser!

Sun, Aug 13, 2:00 PM

Providence Park

1844 SW Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97205

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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


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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

August 2017 KNA Meeting - Not Scheduled
  Next meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enjoy summer in 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 September 6th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

2017 KNA Board Members:

Josie Booth, Halley Baars, Jay Harris, Elliot Mantell, Bill Miller, Mike Petticord.

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 Picnic Community Chair - Francesca Patricolo

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

The Portland In The Streets Community Grant Program
  Beautify Neighborhood Streets
The Portland Bureau of Transportation, in partnership with Design+Culture Lab, will host three informational workshops to assist community groups interested in applying for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program.

The Portland in the Streets Community Grant program will support creative community projects to make neighborhood streets, sidewalks and trails safer, more beautiful and open to all. Portland community and neighborhood groups are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 to finance their initiatives. A total of $100,000 in grant money will be available.

Celebrate community and connect with their neighbors; promote safety education and new infrastructure in vulnerable communities; and support innovative ideas and projects.

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Portland in the Streets Community Grant Applications are due Thursday, August 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM.

Applications can be submitted via mail, email (please email, or in person at the PBOT office, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204.

Things To Know About The Central City 2035 Plan
  Top Concerns

1. Community input

2. More places to eat and rent things on the riverfront

3. Freighters, makers and employment land acres

4. Green buildings

5. The Green Loop

6. Caring for the trees

7. Addressing the river

8. Making what's old resilient for tomorrow

9. Ups and downs of height

10. Jobs and housing growth

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Code Reconciliation Project Update - Discussion Draft

Comment on proposed code changes to align zoning regulations and other City codes with several recently adopted zoning amendments. The code amendments, which include changes to Title 33 (Zoning), Title 11 (Trees), Title 18 (Noise Control), and Title 32 (Signs), are primarily technical fixes, but also include a few minor policy issues and changes to development allowances.

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Code Reconciliation Project - Discussion Draft

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The Code Reconciliation Project - Discussion Draft is posted online for public review and comment through August 28, 2017.

Summer Cultural Exchange for Kerns Families!!!
Host a student from France, Spain, or Japan for 2 - 4 weeks in 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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Contact Kayla Frost at or 503-274-1776.

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

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* 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!!!
  August 20th Next Date!!!

Save The Dates:

August 20, 2017

September 24, 2017

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.

Go Ride!!!

Video - Discover Sunday Parkways

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park Update
  Remaining 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 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).

Hope to see you at the Ankeny Building at 9 am on September 13.  (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!

Neighborhood Contact Requirement - New Process
The new Neighborhood Contact Requirement Project will address ways to create a more effective process that meets the goals of information sharing and early dialogue with the community.

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Results of the Neighborhood Contact Questionnaire

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PBOT Inspectors Check For Construction Permit Violations
  They Need Your Help!
Report concerns about work zone violations using the website and a work zone request will be created for PBOT staff to review.

Last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation fined two contractors who blocked the public right of way without a permit or in violation of a permit. The blockages cause more traffic congestion during the busy summer construction season.

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Follow PBOT on Facebook at:

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Follow PBOT on Twitter at:

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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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Building An ADU?

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Build Small, Live Large: Portland's Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour- September 9th and 10th, 2017

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Summer Crime Prevention Reminder
Every summer, we also hear about thefts from yards, garages and balconies. When gardening and working outside, people often take breaks leaving garages open and tools and other items out and unattended. Thieves may not be targeting a residence in particular, but steal things that can be easily taken with little risk of being caught. Even though some of the reminders below may not be convenient, please do what you can to reduce vulnerabilities to these types of crimes.

If you are not able to monitor a particular area:

* Lock up ladders and other items that can be used to climb and reach vulnerable windows and access points.

* Close garage doors, lock doors and gates, and secure open windows with track or other secondary locks. We occasionally hear about thieves entering unlocked side doors through garages and stealing purses, wallets and phones stored near entryways.

* Secure tools, equipment, bicycles, electronics and other devices. Many bicycles are stolen from open garages, balconies, sides of homes and sheds that have minimal security. Tools can be used to pry open doors and windows.

* Secure air conditioner units on accessible windows.

* Install locks on gates to your backyard.

Neighbors who know each other, communicate and watch out for each other can help make the community safer.

* Get to know your neighbors. The more you know the neighbors living on your street and the routines of the neighborhood, the more readily you can identify suspicious activity.

* If your neighbors forget to close their garage door, please let them know.

* Inform neighbors that you will be out of town even for a weekend getaway, so that they can keep an eye out for your home during your trip.

* Provide your contact info for emergencies and communicate who will be visiting your home while you are away. This way neighbors can determine if there is a problem at your place and call the police when necessary.

* Help a neighbor out by picking up newspapers, packages and mail if they forget to cancel service and taking circulars off doorknobs. Roll their garbage and recycling bins out to the curb for trash collection and back following service. Since most burglars target homes that are unoccupied, these efforts will help conceal your neighbor's absence.

Check out the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program Vacation Checklist to prepare your home while you are on vacation including ways you can work with your neighbors:

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For more info on burglary prevention, visit:

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For a contact list of Public Safety Resources:

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Early Collection Of Garbage, Recycling and Composting
  Extended until Friday, August 11th
Due to Portland's poor air quality from forest fires and extreme heat conditions, garbage, recycling and compost companies will extend early start times for their daily collection routes for one more week, through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Allowing truck drivers to start garbage collection in the cooler morning hours reduces exposure to potential health risks.

The City asks that residential customers set out their garbage, recycling and composting roll carts the night before their collection day, as trucks may be out earlier than the usual 6 a.m. start time.

Residential customers should contact their garbage and recycling company or the City of Portland's Curbside Hotline, 503-823-7202, with any questions or concerns.

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Volunteer for the Beach & Riverside Cleanup!
View all clean up projects!

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New Online Map Search of Land Use Cases
Now there is a land use case search to Portland Maps website Advanced Search features.

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For more information, view our public notification.

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Water Young Trees, They Are Thirsty!
Please be sure to adequately water trees that were planted within the past 3 years. Young trees need your help during the hot, dry summer months- especially when temperatures soar.

Here are some tips:

* In general, young trees need about 10 -15 gallons of water/week

* Set out a hose 1-2 feet from the tree and water slow and deep (pro-tip: time the flow of water as you fill a gallon jug or a 5 gallon water bucket to estimate gallons/minute);


* Drill a couple of holes near the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket, fill with water and place near the base of the tree (not too close to the trunk) and repeat 2 more times;


* Water with a gator bag (check local nursery or online)

For more information about watering and tree care:

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For info on mulching (mulching helps retain water in the ground):

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Questions? Email:

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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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.


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