No SJNA Meeting Monday, July 9th!
See you August 13th at 7PM.
SJNA Offering $100 for Community Block Parties
Registration fees and street blocking barricades are FREE from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) this summer—all summer long! The St. Johns Neighborhood Association (SJNA) wants to help you throw an amazing block party.

That's why SJNA is offer $100 to block parties registered with PBOT as part of its pilot Block Party Support Program. SJNA wants to help foot the bill for food, supplies, decorations, and non-alcoholic beverages.

How do you register your party?
  1. Complete the PBOT Block Party Application
  2. Email SJNA When Registered

Need help with applying? Come to a FREE help session:
  • Sunday, July 8th - 12PM to 1:30PM - St. Johns Library (sorry short notice)
  • Saturday, July 14th - 9AM to 2PM - St. Johns Farmer's Market
  • Saturday, July 21st - 10AM to 12PM - St. Johns Library (before you go to Jazz Fest)

$100 from the pilot Block Party Support Program offered by SJNA is available while funds last. Get starting planning your block party today! We can't wait to support you.
Emergency Preparedness
Community Corner
St. Johns Farmers Market Opens

Did you make it to opening day, Saturday, May 19th? The St. armers marketing is back and celebrating its 10th Season!

Shop local produce and support local business Saturdays 9AM to 2PM at the St. Johns Plaza (N Philadelphia Ave at N Lombard). Kid friendly. Dog friendly.

SJNA Grants $250 for Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX is a small group of North Portland Peninsula community volunteers who come together to bridge the gap between housed and houseless neighbors by providing trash removal for houseless encampments (tents, cars, RVs) as well as provide sandwiches, water and seasonally appropriate clothing when available.

Their goals:
  1. reduce friction between neighbors
  2. improve neighborhood livability
  3. provide a safer and healthier environment for unsheltered folks
  4. encourage interaction and mutual respect between our neighbors.

Houseless Defense Hotline

After the wake of several act arson against houseless neighbors in the St. Johns community, a hotline has been set up to provide emergency assistance for houseless neighbors at risk.

All neighbors are encouraged to be mindful and watchful of houseless community members. Establish connections and familiarities with your houseless neighbors. A close knit community is a safe and healthy community.

Neighbors are also advised to report any suspicious activity. DO NOT APPROACH ALONE. Instead, call authorities or the hotline to report any and all concerns. Donations always welcome.


Water Bureau 5-Minute Filtration Survey

Take a 5-minute survey to tell the Water Bureau what matters to you most about the quality of your drinking water and the filtration plant  http://bit.ly/FiltrationSurveyNA.
Community Calendar
JULY 12 | 6:30PM - 9:30PM | Movie in the Park: The Sandlot
George Park - N Fessenden & N Burr

Join your neighbors for the Portland Parks and Rec "Summer Free for All" Movie in the Park at George Park in St. Johns. They'll be showing "The Sandlot" (1993, rated PG) in English with Spanish subtitles. The pre-movie entertainment will be Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland. Check them out on Facebook here! The movie begins at dusk. The event is free!
JULY 19 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Neighborhood Emergency Team Meeting
Wayfinding Academy - 8010 N Charleston Avenue

Ready to get involved and help make St. Johns more resilient when the next big emergency strikes—like the big quake—then, come and connect with the NET team to learn how you can be more prepared.
JULY 20-22 | Varied | Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Cathedral Park

It's the 38th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Come lay out on the lawn and enjoy live music under the St. Johns bridge! For all the details, visit the event website.
AUGUST 7 | 6PM - 9PM | National Night Out
St. Johns Community

National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It’s a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials.

Ready to plan your block party? Check out the headline article to learn how to register and host a great party FOR FREE! Or, visit the official event website.
AUGUST 7 | 6PM - 9PM | St. Johns Town Center Block Party
St. Johns Plaza - N Philadelphia and N Lombard

St. Johns Center for Opportunity is hosting a community block party for National Night Out in St. Johns Plaza. Live DJ music will be playing from 6-9PM. In addition, several food venders will be there and more! Come celebrate St. Johns (unless you're planning your own awesome block party, in which case, see above!).
AUGUST 9 | 6:00PM - 7:30PM | FREE Resume / Interview Prep Workshop
St. Johns Center for Opportunity - 8250 N Lombard Avenue

Searching for a job? Need to create or update your resume? Want to nail that job interview? Come to a free workshop led by Carolyn Snipes of Impact NW CORE (Career Opportunities Readiness and Exploration) to learn the basics of building a strong resume, how to use Linked In for online job searching, interviewing tips and more.
AUGUST 13 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM | Next SJNA Meeting
St. Johns Community Center - 8427 N Central Avenue

Remember, SJNA does not meet in July. Our next meeting will be August 13th. All are welcome! We hope to see you there. We hope discuss a few new developments in St. Johns, updates to the St. Louis / Fessenden improvement project, upcoming SJNA elections, and more!
  Important Resources 
:: Be neighborly with Nextdoor Android  | iOS
:: SJNA's  website
:: City of Portland's website
:: Important Portland phone numbers
:: PCC emergency response classes
:: NET Neighborhood Emergency Team  meetings
:: Multnomah county crisis line 503-988-4888
:: PDX Women's Crisis Line 503-235-5333
:: Report traffic concerns, call PBOT 503-823-7233
:: City of Portland Slow Down Yard Sign lender program

Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting.
August 13th, 7pm at the St. Johns Community Center.
Doors open at 6:30PM. All are welcome.

Forward to your neighbors :-)

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