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

Greetings & Salutations! April is here!!!

Spring has arrived!

Happy Easter!


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

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!


Officer K. Stuart Fox has informed the Kerns Neighborhood Association:

People who believe they have items that where stolen and taken to the house located on 3030 SE Ankeny St. should contact the owner to walk though the home.

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

April 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, April 19th, 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 April 2017 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Community Collection Event - Mike P.

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

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

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

6. 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 March 8th. 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

Kerns & Buckman Community Collection Event
  Saturday, April 15, 2016  (9 am to Noon)
Since inception as a fall event, the combined neighborhoods of Kerns and Buckman have hosted the annual spring clean-up since the 1990s, giving residents a chance to off-load disused items from their households, and to support, through donations, various activities of the neighborhoods including picnics, holiday gatherings, and other occasions.

Now known as Community Collection Events, the spring event features partnerships between neighborhood coalitions, the City of Portland, and METRO, organized as an investment in community, providing Portland residents a chance to dispose bulky household waste that often accumulates in the home and might otherwise be disposed inappropriately. The events emphasize recycling and re-use of items instead of disposal if possible.

The 2017 Kerns Buckman CCE is scheduled for the following day/location:

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Hinson Memorial Baptist Church, 1137 SE 20th Avenue.

Enter on Salmon from 20th Avenue. Bins tend to fill quickly so try to arrive early in the event. Volunteers please show up by 0840L to complete necessary SOLVE forms. All donated items not immediately disposed of will be set aside in a free area of reusable items that anyone may take home with them.

Donation: $15-40 asked depending on load (bicyclists are free). Yard debris can cost the neighborhoods a lot to process, so if you have this, please try to donate a little extra to help offset our costs. Money raised goes toward the costs of the collection event and for other neighborhood events in the Kerns and Buckman communities.

Accepted Waste Materials. Bulk household waste of a non-biodegradable nature (paper, plastic, glass, clothing, metal), furniture, small appliances, tires. Automotive batteries. Yard debris. Paint cans without lids and dried paint are acceptable.

ARC will be there with a donation truck and used clothing items are especially welcome. Accepted Recycling Materials. Computers, televisions, cell phones, LCD/CRT/DLP monitors, printers, and other electronics.

Materials Currently Not Accepted. Food waste or household garbage. Batteries. Lamps & bulbs. Large appliances (washers/dryers/ranges/refrigerators/air conditioners/water heaters), exercise equipment. Fire extinguishers. Hazardous waste, flammables.

PLEASE NOTE that this year we must prohibit disposal of all materials from construction, remodeling, and demolition, due to risk of asbestos. Such materials include vinyl flooring tiles, sheet, mastic, ceiling acoustical tiles, popcorn & spray-on texture, plaster walls & decorative plaster, cement siding shingles (transite), insulation (spray-on, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC, lagging), electrical wire insulation & panel partitions, AND fire doors, fire brick, or other fireproofing. We also cannot accept wood scrap, concrete, dirt, or paint.

*For disposal options of unaccepted materials, please check the Metro website and other links:

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Oregon Metro Hazardous Wastes

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Oregon Metro Recycling

Due to lack of vehicles, curbside pick-up is not offered in 2017. Apologies for the inconvenience. If interested in volunteering, please complete a SOLVE volunteer adult/youth waiver form online at:

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Solve Oregon

Volunteer Info. Volunteers may canvass local neighborhoods for food & beverage donations, help with set up, & greet customers, sort and dispose of items brought into the event based on re-usable quality, or may also pick up litter or tackle graffiti around the Kerns and Buckman neighborhoods.

Click the Register Now button in the upper right-hand corner of the page and complete a copy of the SOLVE volunteer waiver form to bring to the event, or you can fill out a blank form at the event.

Informational Contact: or call 503.758.4173. Thank you for your interest and participation!

Burnside Bridge Maintenance
  Traffic Impacts
I-5 and I-84 Closures Coming Soon!

Northbound Closures - Evening of April 14th to early morning.

Northbound Closures - Evening of April 21st to early morning.

Southbound Closures - Evening of May 5th to early morning.

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

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"Trees, People, and History in the Kerns Neighborhood!"
  April 11th at 6:30pm
Join the Kerns Neighborhood Tree Team for a FREE presentation on "Trees, People, and History in the Kerns Neighborhood" on April 11th at 6:30pm at the Zipper, 2705 NE Sandy Blvd.

Enjoy some food and drink and relax as environmental historian Dave Hedberg weaves a tale through photos and anecdotes of William Kerns, the roots of Sandy Blvd and how trees and the stories of our cities are inextricably entwined.

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Urban Forestry


Help Save Graffiti Abatement!
  Graffiti Around Town Seems Worse Than Ever?
A recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. Much of this increase has occurred in the past two to three years.

Threat of the Program being totally disbanded, ONI is asking City Council to not only maintain current budget levels, but to expand it so that Portland can better combat this crime.

How you can help right now:

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Sign Up for Friendly Streets Updates

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 In May!!!

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)

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

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

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

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

Get Ready To Ride!!!

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park
  Season Work Parties Begin In April!
Friends of Laurelhurst Park contribute to the health and beauty of Laurelhurst Park.

The coming season work parties will begin in April and occur from 9:00 to noon on the second Wednesday of each month through October.

Those who wish to participate may mark their calendars for April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 And October 11.

Four Saturday dates have been added April 22, 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).

Tree Planting Advisory Committee Members Needed!!!
  Apply by April 14, 2017!!!
Help the City of Portland develop its planting strategy to ensure that all residents have access to trees.

The tree canopy in Portland is not equitably distributed throughout the city: lower income neighborhoods have significantly lower tree canopy than other neighborhoods.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is partnering with community members, stakeholders, and Portland State University to identify the best ways to expand tree canopy access for all residents.

The Citywide Tree Planting Strategy Advisory Committee will work closely with Parks to provide input to provide input. The committee will meet five times from June through October 2017 and will assist with:

· Identifying barriers to tree planting for low income communities

· Providing recommendations on how to work with communities to plant trees and gain support, with special attention to communities of color and low income communities

· Reviewing City bureau and public agency priorities around tree planting

· Reviewing a prioritization data tool for selecting tree planting sites

Advisory committee applications are due April 14. More details and the application are available here:

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Design Week Portland (DWP)
  April 21-29, 2017!!! Design Week PDX
Design Week Portland (DWP) promises to be bigger, better, and bolder than ever! This city-wide, week-long festival running from April 21-29 includes hundreds of lectures, panel discussions, tours, open hours, hands-on workshops, parties, and art installations.

Be sure and check out the Green Loop at Design Week Portland (DWP) Headquarters at Ecotrust's newest building - The Redd on SE 10th and Salmon!

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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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Avoid IRS Scams!!!
  Hang Up On Scams!!!
REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Recognizing these telltale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim.

Hang Up On Scams!!!

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Basic NET Training in April/May 2017
  Portland NET Basic NET Training
Sign-up is for you to reserve a seat in the Basic NET Training that will run in late April/early May.

Dates for the classroom part of the training will be the following three Saturdays:

04/29/17 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM 05/06/17 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM 05/13/17 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

A trainee is expected to be in ALL three of those classes in order to graduate (however, a trainee can take some classes now, the rest later, and graduate later).

When you sign up here, you are automatically signing up for those three days. In addition to the classroom sessions, there will be a Final Field Exercise (FFE).

The FFE is the hands-on part of the Basic NET Training and is also required for graduation. When you sign up below, select ONE slot which will represent the date/time you take your FFE.

Date: 04/29/2017 (Sat.) Location: Inner NE Portland (Lloyd District)

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PedPDX, Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan
  Apply For The Community Advisory Committee!
The plan will prioritize sidewalks, crossing improvements, and other investments to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. It will identify the key strategies and tools we will use to make Portland a truly great walking city.

To help guide development of the plan, PBOT is now recruiting Portlanders to apply to serve on the PedPDX Community Advisory Committee (CAC). PedPDX CAC members will serve as public officials for the duration of the planning process and provide feedback that will be considered for integration into the plan, which will go before City Council for adoption in approximately Fall/Winter 2018.

PedPDX is an update of Portland's 1998 Pedestrian Master Plan, which has served as a model across the country for pedestrian-friendly policies and design. It includes a citywide project list that has guided pedestrian infrastructure investments for the past 18 years.

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Where Would You Like To See New Trails and Parks?
  For Safe, Healthy Places Off-Road Cycling?
Off-road Cycling Master Plan invites Portlanders to explore and comment on options for new safe and healthy places to ride bicycles on dirt trails or in bike parks.

Increasing off-road cycling opportunities throughout the city offers more Portlanders of all ages and abilities the chance to be active outside, experience nature in the city and enjoy riding a bicycle.

Let BPS know which places should be recommended for a new off-road trail and park system.

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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.

Kerns & Buckman Community Collection Event!!!

Building The Wall!
triangle productions!

Located at 1785 NE Sandy Blvd in the Sandy Plaza is proud to present something EXTEMELY EXCITING!!! Written by Robert Schenkkan (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright - Kentucky Cycle and Tony Award winning playwright - All the Way about LBJ) wrote this play about AFTER the wall was built- the year is 2019.

Triangle has just announced that we will be part of the National New Play Network's "rolling world premiere" of Robert Schenkkan's latest play BUILDING THE WALL. 6 days only! April 20-29th here at triangle productions!

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or call us: 503-239-5919

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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