Eastside Village to Present at June 12th Meeting

May 21, 2014 by

A presenter from Eastside Village, PDX will be on hand at the June 12th BCA meeting. Bill Bond, LCSW, GCM will talk about the non-profit, predominantly volunteer, aging in place village forming in SE Portland that will begin to offer services in early 2015.

A “village” is a group of like-minded people in a geographic area who come together to figure out and develop the resources they will need to age comfortably in their own homes.

The purpose of villages is to enable people to age in place as well as they can for as long as they can for as little as they can. Villages do this by providing the services and support people need to be able to age in place, but can no longer safely do themselves.”

The Eastside Village PDX service area will cover all or part of these 12 neighborhoods: Buckman, Kerns, Laurelhurst, Sunnyside, North Tabor, Montavilla, Hazelwood (west of 122nd), Hosford-Abernethy, Richmond, Mt Tabor, Mill Park and South Tabor.

Come join us to find out more about this exciting movement and its opportunities:  www.eastsidevillage.org or attend the next Buckman Community Association meeting, June 12, 7–9 PM, Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Land Use meeting for Development at 1424 E Burnside

April 3, 2014 by

Parker McNulty of Ankeny Building, LLC has submitted plans for a new mixed use development at 1424 E Burnside.

The BCA’s Land Use Committee is hosting a public meeting with the architect, Brett Schulz, this coming Monday April 7th from 7-9 PM.  The meeting is at Brett Schulz’s offices at 1111 E Burnside St. on the 3rd floor.  If you need access to the elevator, please call Brett at (503) 222-9099.

The site currently has a retail space in front of a 1896 duplex, and includes a parking lot stretching back to Ankeny.  The proposed development calls for two retail spaces on Burnside, with 42 apartments and 18 parking spaces.  The developer is requesting adjustments related to the parking layout and loading zone, which requires a Type II proposal.  Public comments on the adjustments will be accepted until April 11th.  Click here to read the Type II proposal.

Please join us to share your feedback on this project.

Information on Illegal Dumping from Metro

March 18, 2014 by

Our friends at SE Uplift recently forwarded us a message from Metro regarding the dumping of furniture, large appliances, and other items on our neighborhood curbs. Timely stuff, considering the upcoming Kerns/Buckman Neighborhood Cleanup event taking place on Saturday, April 19th from 9am-12:00pm in the parking lot of Hinson Baptist Church at SE 20th Avenue & Salmon! Read on for details on Metro policies regarding this practice…

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20′s Bikeway Open House

March 11, 2014 by

A major addition to Portland’s bicycle network is being planned now. The NE/SE 20s Bikeway will extend 9 miles from the north end of the city to the south, running along streets generally between 26th and 29th avenues, connecting numerous neighborhoods more safely to schools and other local destinations. The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee are holding Open Houses to discuss route alignment options, design options and issues, and crossing improvements at major streets.

The Open House in Buckman is Tuesday March 18th at Central Catholic High School. Please join us any time between 6 PM and 8:30 PM at any of the Open Houses.

The other Open Houses are Thursday March 13th at Fremont United Methodist Church, and Monday March 17th at Cleveland High School.

For more information, contact the BCA or Rich Newlands: rich.newlands@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7780. Online at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/20sbikeway

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Buckman Art Show and Sell

March 1, 2014 by

It’s almost time for the 24th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell! - a benefit for the Buckman PTA.print

This 24-year tradition features the original artwork of approximately 140 to 150 artists and craftspersons, including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textile and other wearable art, toys, and much more, in a fun festival setting. A student gallery showcases the work of Buckman students and alumni. Food carts, live music, dance performances and hands-on art activities for kids make the Buckman Art Show & Sell a fantastic event for the whole family. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, March 8, 11am to 7pmpainting2

Sunday, March 9, 11am to 5pm

Venue: Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School, 320 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Admission: $2 suggested donation per person (children 4 and under free)

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Friends of Trees Planting on December 7th; DISCOUNT!

November 15, 2013 by

We recently received the following item from Jeff Burns at Friends of Trees and wanted to pass it along. We heart trees!

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East Burnside Safety Project

September 26, 2013 by

From Clay Veka at PBoT, here is a chance to learn more and weigh in on potential changes to East Burnside:

The Buckman and Kerns neighborhood associations and the Burnside East Business Alliance, in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, invite you to… 

East Burnside (14th - 32nd) Safety Project Public Meeting

Sept. 30 (Mon), 2013 – 6:30-8:00 PM

Albertina Kerr Center

424 NE 22nd Ave, 97323

 Expressing a desire for improved transportation safety on East Burnside Street, the Buckman and Kerns neighborhood associations and the Burnside East Business Alliance asked the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s High Crash Corridor program to partner in identifying potential safety improvements on East Burnside.   Due to safety needs and strong community partnership, the HCC program responded by establishing an East Burnside Working Group to understand the crash data, and identify specific safety concerns and solutions.

Through that process, several potential engineering improvement projects have been identified, including:

  • Speed reader board on E Burnside westbound around 30th/31st.
  • Moving bus stops far-side at some marked crosswalks.
  • Traffic signal changes at 20th, 28th and 32nd, such as pedestrian push buttons and leading pedestrian intervals.
  • Posted speed reduction to 30 MPH.
  • Consideration of alternative travel lane options. 

NOTE: Due to updated modeling projections, feedback will be requested on a few different travel lane configurations.

  • Curb extensions.
  • Pedestrian median islands at select unsignalized intersections.

Now we would like community-wide feedback on the potential projects.  Please join us!  For more information on the Burnside High Crash Corridor, please visit our website here

Block Party! Pollinator Habitat! Plant Swap!

September 20, 2013 by

Pollinator signThis Saturday (9/21) starting at 10am, there will be a block party SE 16th Ave. and SE Ash St.  The traffic circle planting work party will start at 10am.  Bring your kiddos and turn them loose on their bicycles!

We will be having a ‘Plant-swap’ throughout the day – Fall is the perfect time to divide those spring blooming perennials. Bring your extra divisions to the swap and go home with new perennials for free!  Please no Kudzu.  ;-)

As you may know pollinator populations are declining due to herbicide and pesticide use and habitat loss.  They are hard pressed to find habitat in the city and this space will add to the ‘quilt-work’ of attractive habitat for pollinators of all types. This is the first phase of establishing a wildflower meadow type habitat in that traffic circle, which means we will be eliminating competition from fast growing weeds and other plants.  Wildflowers are slow to establish, particularly in the first year, and just can’t compete with noxious weeds and invasive species. Once established they will thrive on their own.

The following Saturday, Sept 28th, we will move the block party to 14th and Pine’s traffic circle.  Construction permitting, we hope to have a block party at 15th and Oak in October.

If you are interested in this project please contact Jim Forristal at nwclassic@gmail.com for more info.

Some of the plants we are looking for specifically include these:

Common name Botanical name
NATIVE Wildflowers:
California Poppy Eschsholzia californica
Oregon Sunshine, Common woolly sunflower Eriophyllum lanatum
Slender Cinquefoil Potentilla gracilis
Western Yarrow, Common Yarrow, Milfoil Achillea millefolium
Bigleaf Lupine Lupinus polyphyllus
Venus Penstemon Penstemon venustus
Blanketflower, Great blanketflower Gaillardia aristata
Wild bergamot, Beebalm Monarda fistulosa
Common selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Western Buttercup Ranunculus occidentalis
Blue Mountain Prarie Clover Dalea ornata
Showy Milkweed Asclepias speciosa
NATIVE GRASSES AND SEDGES:
California Oatgrass Danthonia californica
NON-NATIVE flowering plants
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophila menziesii
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia
Spanish lavender Lavandula stoechas
Rosemary
Oregano
Marjoram
Thyme
Mint
Starflower Borage
Purple cone flower Echinacea
Hummingbird Mint, Giant Hyssop Agastache
Davidson’s Penstemon Penstemon davidsonii
Stonecrop Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Arrowleaf balsamroot Balsamorhiza sagittata

Thanks for an Amazing Picnic!

August 14, 2013 by
Thanks for a great Picnic! We’re so happy so many of you came out to share the experience!

Special thanks to the sponsors who helped fund the event: Brandon CS Sanders, Honest 1 Auto Care on Stark, Keep Buckman Free!, GPS Products, Elizabeth Bryan, Bill Wentworth, Susan Lindsay and New Seasons Market!

And thanks to all the door prize contributions!: ValerCie Garrett, Light Bar, Ben & Jerry’s, Fredmeyer, Venus Allure Spa and Salon, the Thorns, the Timbers, Portland Farmer’s Market, Three Friends Coffee Shop, Meat Cheese Bread, Enso, Zupans, Whole Foods Market, Sheridans, Universal Cycle, East Burn and Sunee’s Thai Kitchen!

And of course, thanks to all of the AMAZING volunteers, musicians and individuals that helped make the event happen!! The Buckman Picnic Committee was beyond incredible and Hinson Baptist Church and their team of Picnic Activities experts were invaluable!

Hope to see you all at next year’s event!

Buckman Picnic in the Park, Sunday August 11th

August 3, 2013 by

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Join us! The Buckman Community Association hosts its fourth annual BUCKMAN SUMMER PICNIC at Colonel Summers Park. Everyone is welcome to join us Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 4pm – 8pm for food, fun and music. The Picnic is a great opportunity to interact with the local community and to meet your neighbors. We have something for everyone to enjoy, including inflatable activities for the young and old alike, several picnic activities for everyone to enjoy, the opportunity to win door prizes from businesses in the local area, and music from local Portland artists.

The picnic is funded through private donations from community members and local businesses, including Honest 1 Autocare, Keep Buckman Free, and BCA Board members Brandon Sanders and Susan Lindsay.  We are continuously looking for more donations to keep the Picnic free and fun for all.

If you would like to contribute any donations or volunteer for the event, please contact Jamie Vann at jamievann@outlook.com. More information can be found at http://www.buckmanpdx.org/picnic.

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SE Uplift Weatherization Workshop

June 22, 2013 by

Join SE Uplift on Saturday the 29th to connect with neighbors about ways to reduce energy use.

Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on innovative, neighborhood-level weatherization initiatives!

With soaring energy prices and a global climate emergency at hand, the time to create a community energy initiative is now.

If you are at all interested in working with your neighbors to take collective action to reduce energy use, save on energy spending, and increase home comfort – this is the workshop for you!
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn about and discuss creative neighborhood-level weatherization projects, connect with other passionate community members, and gain practical tools to create a energy-efficiency project in their own neighborhoods!

Register for the workshop

When: Saturday June 29, 2013 from 10am to 12pm

Where: SE Uplift is at 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR, 97214

Bite of Buckman on Tuesday, June 11th; $10 off for Buckmanites!

June 5, 2013 by

You may remember when we posted last month about an organization called Dishcrawl, which leads culinary adventurers on walking tours of Portland eateries. Well, they’re at it again, this time in our very own Buckman neighborhood. And, as a special offer, they’re offering $10 off to Buckman residents! To take advantage, just e-mail Sara at saraf@dishcrawl.com before you buy your ticket, and she will give you a promo code to use.

Read on for details…

Bite Of Buckman

http://dishcrawl.com/biteofbuckman

From breweries to foodcarts, farm to table restaurant to ethnic offerings, and everything in between, Buckman offers you a culinary playground with something delicious for everyone.

On Tuesday, June 11th, join us as we take you to four Buckman eateries to enjoy specialties of this vibrant neighborhood. Enjoy a bite of Buckman – Don’t wait, get your ticket now!

It’s a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow us on Twitter @DishcrawlPDX and be the first to know!

Where to Meet Us: All ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.

I’m a Vegetarian: Vegetarian options are available, however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beverage Policy: Drinks are not included in the ticket price. Drink specials and pairings may be available at discretion of the participating restaurant.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are taken only if given 48 hours advance notice. All Dishcrawl events are held rain or shine.

Questions?: Contact me! I’m Sara, your Portland Dishcrawl Ambassador! My email is saraf@dishcrawl.com.

About Dishcrawl: Food, Fun, and Exploration! We here at Dishcrawl aim to provide you with a premier culinary social experience by bringing together neighborhood restaurants, local chefs, regional food producers and fellow food enthusiasts.

Join us if you’d like to embark on a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure!

10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park, June 1st

May 3, 2013 by

We were recently contacted by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Portland, who wanted to tell us about their 10th annual Buddhist Festival, taking place in Colonel Summers park on Saturday, June 1st. Read on for details.

You Are Here
Navigating the Way
10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 1, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor, Portland, Oregon

CONTACT: Heidi Enji Hoogstra
503-236-5741
bpfportland@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.PortlandBuddhistFestival.com

Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme of
You Are Here
Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony
Activities for Children
Tabling by Buddhist Communities
Workshops
Food carts
Sales of Buddhist meditation supplies and imports

The place to be on June 1st is right here, the 10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park in Portland. You are Here. You could be nowhere but Here. Awareness of being just here, however, takes some practice, and Buddhists of many stripes are ready to share the way they navigate to this place right here.

Buddhism provides a refuge, a shelter that allows practitioners to sustain joy in the midst of suffering. It provides a way to navigate confusing and twisty paths, and helps people move from ways riddled with anger and fear to calm centeredness.

This tenth year of a Buddhist festival in the park is cause for celebration. The event gives the opportunity to introduce Buddhism to the curious, and it also gives people of many different communities a chance to meet and compare rituals and teachings, and share smiles. The festival organizers are especially happy to welcome food cart vendors Koi Fusion, Taco Pedaler, and Momo Cart. Karuna Meditation Supplies and Tibet-A-Gift (TibetanPrayerFlag.com) will sell Buddhist meditation supplies and related imports.

Dan Rubin, professor at Maitripa College, and member of Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, will be the keynote speaker. He plans to speak of insomnia as it relates to his Buddhist practice.

Members of the panel for discussion were chosen for their diversity of representation of Buddhist sects as well as their varying lives and stages on their particular Buddhist paths. Rayna Jacobson of Portland Shambhala Center, Amanda Risser of Dharma Rain Zen Center, and Charles Reneau of Oregon Buddhist Temple are currently scheduled. Rayna is a licensed acupuncturist, RN, and a meditation teacher at Shambhala. Amanda is a busy doctor, mom, and rooky roller derby competitor, as well as dedicated lay Buddhist practitioner. Charlie is a younger member of Oregon Buddhist Temple, in the beginning years of his Buddhist path.

While the Dharma talk and panel discussion occur in the park’s main shelter, the children’s pavilion will be busy with story times, crafts, and other activities.

Activities for children and adults come together in two ceremonies. The schedule begins with a Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony. Participants may offer flowers and pour sweet tea over the Baby Buddha. Legend says when the Buddha was born, flowers and sparkling water rained from the sky, and he took seven steps and declared, “I alone am the World Honored one.” Many Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s birthday in the spring with this ceremony.

Later, another ceremony will celebrate the diversity of Buddhism to be found in the Portland area. Participants may offer incense, and can chant a mantra or verse from their own or one of the many traditions present. All chants will happen at once, a cacophony of voices practicing the art of being present.

Many different Portland area communities will be represented at the booths.  Pure Land, Zen, Vajrayana, Vipassana, and non-sectarian groups will share news and information about their communities.

The festival is free, and all are welcome.  Organizers ask for mindfulness regarding waste.

Schedule
11 am: Tabling by participating groups, also throughout the day
11:50 am: 108 opening bells
12 noon: Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony
12:30: Workshops: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a way to incorporate the tools of Buddhism into your daily life, offered by Laura Jomon Martin; Short Intro to Buddhism, history and concepts, offered by Brenda Fugate, Oregon Buddhist Temple (see also Children’s Pavilion)
1:30 pm: Keynote speaker: Dan Rubin, Portland Shambhala Center, and Maitripa College
2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along
2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony
3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Rayna Jacobson, Portland Shambhala Center; Amanda Risser, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Charles Reneau, Oregon Buddhist Temple
4:00 pm: Raffle drawing (opportunity for one free ticket)
4:10 pm: Entertainment TBD

Children’s Pavilion Schedule
12 noon: Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony
12:30 pm: Workshop: Chanting and Drumming by Jason Litts
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Geocache Treasure Hunt
(more of this schedule TBD)
2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along
2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony
4:00 pm: Raffle Drawing and Closing

Participating groups so far include:
·        Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland (main sponsor)
·        Oregon Buddhist Temple
·        Dharma Rain Zen Center
·        Zen Community of Oregon (Heart of Wisdom and Great Vow Monastery)
·        Bright Way Zen
·        Maitripa College
·        Dance Mandal
·        Zen Center of Portland
·        Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland
·        Amitabha Buddhist Society of Oregon
·        TibetanPrayerFlag
·        Kagyu Changchub Chuling
·        Samden Ling

This Saturday (4/20)! Two Neighborhood Cleanup Events!

April 18, 2013 by

This Saturday is the annual Kerns/Buckman neighborhood cleanup event. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a great way to get rid of bulky waste, yard debris, or recyclables in quantities that are normally too large to leave on the curb on trash day. This year, the event has a new location: the parking lot of Hinson Baptist Church, at SE 20th Avenue & Salmon. For more information on the event, including lists of items that we can and cannot accept, visit the Kerns Neighborhood Association website at http://www.southeastuplift.org/neighborhood/kerns.

Also, we were recently contacted by a group called Pick Me Up. They’re organizing monthly cleanup events in Southeast Portland. The first one is also this Saturday, April 20th, from 10am-noon.  The event will begin and end at The Madison House, located at 1932 SE Madison Street. For more information, click on the link below to see the event flier, and visit https://www.facebook.com/pdxpickmeup.

Pick Me Up Flier

 

Crowd-sourced map of Portland surveillance cameras

April 18, 2013 by

We recently received an e-mail from a company called VideoSurveillance.com, which sells (perhaps unsurprisingly) video surveillance equipment. They recently launched a web application that provides an interactive map of surveillance cameras in and around Portland. The idea is that residents who have been the victims of crime could use this information to determine if the activity was possibly caught on tape. Here’s their e-mail:

I wanted to pass along the message regarding a new Portland-based camera project that our company recently unleashed.  This new community-driven project called CommunityCam provides a map of the locations of public/private security cameras across Portland and its outlying areas. The map is crowd-sourced, meaning any resident, business owner, association, neighborhood group, or government organization, can add locations of surveillance cameras to help their neighbors.  People who experience crime can use the map to locate cameras that may have captured the activity and ask their neighbors for help.   It’s also good information for the public to have.

To date, we’ve mapped about 2,000 cameras in the Pacific NW (all physically seen), and believe it’ll be a great tool for local residents & businesses. We thought this might make for an interesting piece on BCA’s blog or social media pages. Please check out the project website: http://www.videosurveillance.com/communitycam.  It’s also optimized for iPhone/iPad devices. Anyone can view the locations of cameras; just use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in on various neighborhoods. To add cameras, use the “+” balloon marker or type in the actual address in the search bar. It’s super easy to use, and free obviously.

Ellen Arndt
Communications Manager
PO Box 231299
Portland, OR 97281
Direct: (503) 597-0961
Fax: (503) 726-4407
Email: earndt@videosurveillance.com
Website: http://www.VideoSurveillance.com

 

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Prescription Drug Turn-in: Saturday, April 27th

April 18, 2013 by

We recently received word about the following city-wide event:

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinets!

Crime Prevention, the Portland Police Bureau and the DEA will partner on Saturday April 27, 2013 to provide free disposal of your unused and expired prescription medications. One location will be available for you to anonymously drop off your medications at the Portland Police Bureau’s Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 E. Burnside. The drop site will be open from 10:00AM-2:00PM. All medications will be incinerated and will not go into our water supply.

Date: Saturday April 27th, 2013

Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

Place: Southeast Precinct, Portland Police Bureau 4735 E. Burnside Portland, Oregon

Acceptable items for deposit: Prescription medications and samples, all over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.
Items not acceptable for deposit: Thermometers/Sharps/Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS

For questions, contact Jenni Pullen (formerly Bernheisel) at 503-823-4257 or jenni.bernheisel@portlandoregon.gov.

 

Upcoming forums on Portland’s 1st grassroots aging-in-place “village”

April 11, 2013 by

We were recently contact by an organization called Eastside Village. They’re a planning group of eastside residents who are attempting to develop the first grassroots aging-in-place “village” in the Portland metro area. You can learn more by visiting their website at http://eastsidevillage.org. They’re also hosting a series of informational forums. Read on for details.

Learn about Portland’s 1st grassroots aging-in-place “village”

At Belmont Library Community Room, 1038 S.E. César E. Chávez
Sunday, April 21 at 2pm

At SE Uplift Fireside Room, 3534 SE Main Street
Thursday, April 11th at 7pm
Sunday, May 5th at 2pm
Thursday, May 16th at 7pm

Join us for a free info session to learn more about Portland’s very 1st aging-in-place village.

Modeled after Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Eastside Village PDX is not a building or a real estate development or a retirement community. Instead, it is a group of like-minded people who live on Portland’s east side who have come together to develop the resources they will need to age comfortably in their own homes.

Village members live in their own homes and can be homeowners, renters, seniors sharing housing or living with relatives. The Eastside Village, PDX boundaries are Powell Blvd on the south; the Willamette River on the west; I-84/Banfield or Halsey (east of I-205) on the north; 122nd on the east (except between Stark and Division where the boundary extends to 130th).

There are currently over 90 of these Villages already in existence—including Villages in Bend, Ashland and Seattle—with more than 100 in development across the country.

Admission: FREE

RSVP:
info@eastsidevillage.org or call 503-489-8496

Contact:
Chana Andler, info@eastsidevillage.org, 503-489-8496

Save Buckman Pool! (Again) Budget Forum Tonight!

April 11, 2013 by

Once again, the swimming pool at Buckman Elementary School is on the chopping block due to city budget issues. A group of concerned neighbors are mounting a campaign to keep the pool open. Christine Yun, one of the leaders of this effort, has penned an open letter to the community seeking folks who are willing to help save the pool. See below for more details. If you’re interested in participating and/or keeping abreast of the efforts, you can also join the Facebook group Save Buckman Pool at https://www.facebook.com/groups/162961827155597.

Dear Buckman Community

Buckman Pool is the only Parks facility in the inner eastside.  We need to counter the negative article in the Portland Tribune last week, http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/134939-buckman-pool-may-be-drained-by-budget.  Please consider writing a letter to the editor at both the Tribune and the Oregonian.  In addition, we need to ramp up our e-mails to City Hall.  Even if you have already sent an e-mail in, please send another.  Look for our rebuttal to the Tribune article this week.  It is also available as a pdf on our Facebook page, Save Buckman Pool, if you want to use the facts to help compose your own e-mail.

Of prime importance is to attend the budget hearing Thursday, April 11th at Montgomery Park, 6:30-8:30 pm.  It’s important to get there early to sign up to testify.  Those who arrive late were not allowed to testify.  Please also make sure that you print out your signs and bring them to the meeting.  Some smart people pasted them on to cardboard to make holding them up easier.  These were really effective.

Parents, please ask your children to testify – this is a great civic learning experience, and it really has convinced council in the past to keep Buckman Pool open.

There is a final city budget hearing Thursday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm at City Hall.

Here is an updated e-mail list below:

  • Mayor Hales: mayorcharliehales@portlandoregon.gov
  • Grace Uwagbae, head of mayor’s constituent relations: Grace.Uwagbae@portlandoregon.gov
  • Matthew Robinson, policy analyst with the mayor: matthew.robinson@portlandoregon.gov
  • Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov
  • Tom Bizeau, Fritz’s chief of staff: Tom.Bizeau@portlandoregon.gov
  • Dan Saltzman: Dan.Saltzman@portlandoregon.gov
  • Matt Grumm, Saltzman’s policy manager: Matt.Grumm@portlandoregon.gov
  • Nick Fish: NickFish@portlandoregon.gov
  • Mike Abbate, director of Parks: director.abbate@portlandoregon.gov
  • Steve Novick: Steve.Novick@portlandoregon.gov
  • Chris Warner, Novick’s chief of staff: Chris.Warner@portlandoregon.gov
  • City Budget Office Director Andrew Scott: CityBudgetOffice@portlandoregon.gov

Thanks,

Christine

Eat Inner South East with Dishcrawl

April 6, 2013 by

We recently received the following information from an organization called Dishcrawl, that leads folks on restaurant tours of neighborhoods. They’re doing one in Buckman soon! Read on for details.

Inner South East Portland offers rich culinary destinations set against the backdrop of both its industrial area and the picturesque neighborhood tucked around its corners. Renowned for its culinary institutions as well as bold, new and fresh offerings, Inner South East is the perfect ingredient for delicious sensory experiences.

On Wednesday, April 17th, join us as we take you to four Inner South East establishments to enjoy the food adventures of this vibrant neighborhood. Don’t wait! Get tickets now! You can find them at this link: https://dishcrawl.com/purchase/event/1185.

It’s a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow us on Twitter at @DishcrawlPDX and be the first to know!

Where to Meet Us: All ticket holders will be notified of the meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.

I’m a Vegetarian: Vegetarian options are available; however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are taken only if given 48 hours advance notice. All Dishcrawl events are held rain or shine.

Questions? Contact me! I’m Sara, your PDX Dishcrawl Ambassador! My email is SaraF@dishcrawl.com.

About Dishcrawl: Food, Fun, and Exploration! We here at Dishcrawl aim to provide you with a premier culinary social experience by bringing together neighborhood restaurants, local chefs, regional food producers and fellow food enthusiasts. Join us if you’d like to embark on a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure!

Green Dragon/Buckman Botanical Brewery Garage Sale, March 15-18

March 5, 2013 by

Our neighbors at the Green Dragon, a Rogue Brewery establishment, recently contacted us about an event taking place at their location soon. It’s a garage sale where you’ll be able to purchase discounted beer and merchandise. Appropriately enough, it takes place St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 15-18. More info from their flier:

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