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

Greetings & Salutations! March is here!!!

Soon Spring will arrive!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


The meeting is Wednesday, March 15, 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!

Report Graffiti 503-823-4824

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DIY Graffiti Removal

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Report Downed Trees


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Josie Booth

KNA Communications Chair e-Newsletter

March 2017 KNA Meeting
  Wednesday, March 15th, 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 March 2017 KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox

2. Community Collection Event - Mike P.

3. Burnside Bridge Project - Stakeholder Representative Group Participate - Cassie D.

4. Kerns Tree Team- Ted & Meghan

5. Native Gardener - Local Business - Nate J.

6. Friendship Village - Jesse & Carolyn

7. Flanders House Pacific Crest Community School Neutrality Letter - Jay H.

8. 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:

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 - Open

Buckman Art Show & Sell
  Saturday 10-5 & Sunday  11-4
See 140 artists and craftspersons selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more!

Enjoy shopping this juried show of professional artists, 30% of sales are donated to the Buckman PTA to support the award winning arts integrated education.

Plus there will be food carts, performances, art activities & a student art gallery for a full day of fun! 

Purim at the Circus!
  Sunday, March 12th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM null
Featuring the Amazing Juggling Brothers. Fun for the whole family! Masquerade, Hamantaschen, Popcorn, and the Whole Megillah!

Free event, open to the public. RSVP Required:

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2858 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, Oregon

Eastside Village
Eastside Village is a non-profit organization that helps its members age at home.

Services include volunteer assistance, such as completing handyman tasks, offering gardening help, and giving rides when they are needed.

For more information about becoming a member or volunteering, contact them at or by calling (503) 866-0571.

Even better, learn more about Eastside Village by attending a "Village 101" information session.

The next session will take place on Saturday, March 18th, at Woodstock Wine and Deli, 4030 SE Woodstock, from 10:30 to noon.

In April, our "Village 101" will be held at Hot Lips Pizza, 2211 SE Hawthorne, on Saturday, April 15th, from 10:30 to noon. They are looking forward to meeting you!

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Community Collection Event
  Saturday, April 15th, 2017 Kerns / Buckman Cleanup Sign
Upcoming Community Collection Event!!!

Please Note: The location has changed. This is an old sign.

More details to come!!!

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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Sunday Parkways Returning To PDX!!!
  In Just 3 Short Months!
Can't wait to hit the streets for another season of sun and fun!

Summer is right around the corner along with Sunday Parkways!

Celebrating their 10th year in motion!

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Friends of Laurelhurst Park
  Upcoming 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.

Questions or concerns may be addressed to Peggy Glascock (503-232-2406) or Barry Kast (503-477-7469).

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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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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