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August 2016 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! Hope everyone enjoyed the Kerns Neighborhood Association, August 2nd National Night Out Picnic! The weather was perfect...not too hot! A wonderful turnout again for this year...


Next Meeting Is Next Month!!! Wednesday, September 21, 2016!!!

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

New Teen App!

Sunday Parkways Southeast!

And so much more!!!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

August KNA meeting - Not Scheduled
  Next Meeting, September 21th, 2016 at 6 p.m.

August means fun in the sun! I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful Oregon Summer!

Be sure to enjoy the summer events, festivals, concerts and all Portland has to offer!

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Summer Free For All

Free Fitness

Noon Tunes

Jade International Night Market

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

2016 KNA Board Members:

Halley Baars, Josie Booth, Steve Engel, Annie Eustis, Jay Harris, Jim Kautz, David Kirchfeld, Angela Kirkman, Fredric Maxwell, 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 Communications Chair - Social Media - Halley Baars 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 - Fredric Maxwell

iUrban Teen Launch New Cellphone App
  For Community Centers Initiative
This app provides modern access to community centers - teens are familiar with the platform, so they'll be more likely to learn, know and take advantage of the community center opportunities.

Community centers and teen programming is free for Portland youth, removing a cost barrier to access recreational opportunities. When youth and gang-related violence is high.

The app is currently being reviewed by the Apple and Android app stores. It can be accessed at The City will announce when the "I Am A #ForceOf _______" app is available in app stores. 

Homelessness To Housing
  The Need Is Much Greater
The Hansen Shelter, located at 12240 NE Glisan opened the end of July 2016 with a 200 capacity. The program shelters some of our most vulnerable neighbors, including women, people with disabilities, people age 55 and older, and Veterans.

The Hansen Shelter is an intentional, strategic component of A Home for Everyone - a community-wide effort to house homeless Multnomah County residents.

The Springwater Corridor cleanup ran into some snags in Aug. 1 date that homeless campers needed to move.

Just walking around near any public park or vacant property you can see evidence that there is not enough housing for all the homeless.

If you know of someone who needs these services. The shelter is open during the day for services and at night for shelter.

The shelter is reservation-based - no walk-ups! Make a reservation, please call 503-280-4700 or come to the day center, located at 650 NW Irving.

Sunday Parkways Update
  Southeast Portland Southeast Parkways
Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways August 21, 2016 ~ 11 am - 4 pm (7 miles). Tour Southeast Portland. While you make your way around the Southeast Portland route, stop by Laurelhurst, Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks. Have a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities.

A variety of fun activities, festive music, and delicious food that awaits you!

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YARD - Knot Springs Spa & Fitness
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Knot Springs is set to transform the Portland spa and fitness landscape.  Be one of the first to experience it.

Hot springs-inspired soaking pools, spa and treatment services, and a massive menu of the latest fitness and studio offerings, Knot Springs intends to serve its members with unprecedented and sometimes unexpected resources to cultivate health, wellness, and good times.

Engaging the Body + Nourishing The Spirit.

Unique spa and fitness experiences at our new website:

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Da Vinci Arts Middle School Celebration
  Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10 am
This fall marks 20 years since da Vinci first opened its doors to about 150 students. What began as an idea parents had for PPS became a thriving school focused on the visual and performing arts which has served nearly 3,000 students.

We are celebrating this achievement on Saturday, August 20th. Beginning at 10 am former and current staff, students and their families are welcome to come and share their da Vinci memories.

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park
  Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 - 9 to noon
The next work party sponsored by the Friends of Laurelhurst Park will occur on August 10 from 9 to noon. Volunteers meet at the Ankeny Street Park Building at 9 am.

The work consists of pruning, mulching, planting and generally working in close cooperation with the Parks Bureau to maintain and improve our fantastic park.

There are usually more than 20 volunteers of all ages, some quite young, and the whole event is fun for everyone.

Tools, gloves and water are provided, and all volunteers receive supervision and support from FLP and Portland Parks staff.

We encourage those who wish to volunteer to contact us in advance, if possible, to get the latest information and help us make sure everyone has meaningful work to do.

Contacts for FLP

Peggy Glascock Email:  Phone: 503 232-2406

Barry Kast Email:  Phone: 503 477-7469

Thanks for helping to announce the FLP Work Parties.

Wheelchair Dancers Organization Fundraiser
  Saturday, August 20th, 2016 (6 pm -10:00 pm)
Fundraiser and event on the Esplanade on August 20th between 6-10:00pm.  A dance with DJ music, have beer in a beer garden, have wheelchair dancing and food vendors. 

A running/rolling event (5 and 10k) with a mix of able bodied and wheelchair using individuals just before the dance around the whole esplanade and waterfront.

Wheelchair Dancers Organization mission is to bring free dance lessons and events to people of all abilities.

Everything is free (except for the run which is a fundraiser for the organization). They anticipate 100 runners (of all types) and many spectators come and watch people dance!

Grant Outdoor Pool Open!
Portland Parks is as thrilled as you probably all are to have Grant Pool re-open, which is their first completed Bond project.  See you and the rest of the community enjoying the pool!  Because of the support for the Parks Replacement Bond critical repairs to the mechanical systems of the pool and improve accessibility.  A Grand Re-Opening celebration party in August to come and celebrate with us! 

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Aquatics: Grant Outdoor Pool (503) 823-3674

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Police Bureau News
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FRAUD ALERT: ACTIVE #PHONESCAM IN PORTLAND - DO NOT SEND MONEY The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

* Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

* Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

* Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

* Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

* Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

A Great Resource For Updates In Crime Around The City.

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Around The Town
GLEAN Exhibition Opening Reception Thu, August 11, 6pm - 9pm PNCA/ONCA Bison Building (410 NE 10th Ave) GLEAN, a program from Metro, trash management firm Recology and crackedpots, a Portland-based environmental art nonprofit, is a project to make art from everyday objects that are on their way to be put in the landfill.

Providence Bridge Pedal Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 Providence Bridge Pedal will celebrate cycling in Portland and the Willamette River bridges. Biking over Portland's bridges, including the car-free upper decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges. The five different bike ride options are: * Fremont Express (10 Bridges, 37 miles) * 10-Bridge Ride (33 miles) * 8-Bridge Ride (24 miles) * 6-Bridge Ride (13 miles) * Kids Pedal (2 bridges, 3 miles) The one walk option is: * Bridge Stride (2 bridges, Fremont & Steel, & 5 miles)

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Inclusionary Housing Program Development Meeting Tue, August 23, 9am - 12pm Portland Housing Bureau 421 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97204 Panel of Experts Meeting #5: Economic and Financial Feasibility Analysis, Program Options

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Bike Ride: Welcome to BIKETOWN Tue, August 23, 5:45pm - 8:00pm Dishman Community Center 77 NE Knott St Portland, OR 97212 Join the Portland Bureau of Transportation to learn about Portland's new bike share system and try it out on the streets.

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Diversity Employment Day Career Fair Wed, August 24, 11am - 4pm The Ambridge Events Center The Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest recruiting event for diversity and inclusion in the United States serving the Multicultural and Bilingual communities, People with Disabilities, Women, LGBT, Veterans and Mature Workers.

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The Wake Of Vanport Fri, August 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown 319 SW Pine St Portland, OR 97204 Vanport" is so named to honor the death of a city and the viewing of its history through the collection of Vanport stories told by the voices of those who lived there.

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Our City in Stereo: What are, music, and culture is thriving in East Portland? Sat, August 27, 7pm - 10pm The Rosewood Initiative 16126 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97233 Our City in Stereo, a project led by local artist Sharita Towne, in the medium of stereo views with stereo interviews to explore the topic of gentrification in Portland.

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