Archive for March, 2011

Graffiti Removal

March 21, 2011

The annual Kerns/Buckman neighborhood clean up is just around the corner. As always, it will take place on the third Saturday in April, the 16th, from 9am to noon in the parking lot of the Jones-Kendall-Sauer Building, at 26th & E. Burnside.

This year, with the help of Marcia Dennis from the City of Portland, we are planning a collaborative graffiti clean-up as part of the event. The graffiti removal will be a combined effort with city-contracted graffiti removal crews. Prior to April 16th, residents and businesses will be asked to survey and compile a list of vandalized sites, and submit them to the Graffiti Abatement Coordinator. If you have any ideas for areas to target for the clean up, please e-mail Angela Kirkman from the Kerns Neighborhood Association:

Please help spread the word about this unique opportunity to clean up graffiti in Kerns and Buckman. One thing we could really use help with is volunteers. A minimum of 10 volunteers are needed that day for graffiti removal; this is in addition to the volunteers needed to work at the clean-up site. Check out the links below for some additional information.

Liquor License Application: Nirvana Café

March 11, 2011

On Friday, March 11th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at Theresa.Marchetti(at) or at (503) 823-3092, by April 10th, 2011.

Establishment: Nirvana Cafe

License Type: Applied under new ownership for a Limited On-Premises sales license (which allows the sale of malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises).

Address: 510 SE Morrison Street

Seating capacity: 46; 36 indoor, 10 outdoor

Entertainment: Recorded Music, Live Music, DJ Music, Dancing

Menu: Middle Eastern

Hours: Sunday, Closed; Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm; Saturday, 9am – 3pm

TONIGHT! – Historic Designation Meeting

March 10, 2011

Tonight is the monthly Buckman Community Association general meeting. This will be a special meeting, as we’ll be turning over the bulk of the agenda to the Buckman Historic Designation Committee to talk about their effort to establish a National Register Historic District in the oldest part of Buckman.

We encourage to join us and learn more about just what it means to own property in a historic district. Speakers will include:

There will be time for questions from the audience.

The meeting with take place from 7-9pm at Central Catholic High School, located at 2401 SE Stark St. We normally meet in the library at Central Catholic, but due to the size of the planned event, we will be meeting in the cafeteria.

The BCA Board will meet prior to the main meeting, in the main floor conference room at 6pm.

Shelters & Warming Centers

March 4, 2011

This information came to us recently in a SE Uplift mailing. We thought it worth passing on.


As we transition from the freeze of winter to the thaw of spring, we invite you to share this shelter and warming center information with friends and neighbors in need.

Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info, reached by dialing 2-1-1. In addition to existing year-round and winter shelter facilities, the following warming center facilities are available:

Family Winter Warming Center:
12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland Oregon

Women’s Winter Warming Center:
Call to make reservation 24 hours per day or stop by the Transition Projects office at NW 5th & Glisan. Call 503-823-4930

Men’s Expanded Shelter:
Located at Salvation Army Harbor Light, SW 2nd and Ankeny, between 7:30pm and 7:30am. Call 503-239-1259.

Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center
Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at the Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE)
Dates:  evenings 2/22/2011 – 02/23/2011
Hours: 9:00 PM – 7:00 AM, check-in on site
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths; Pets allowed; some space for carts; accessible location (main floor)

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-274-4483
Dates:  evenings 2/23/2010 – 02/26/2011
Hours: 9:30 PM – 6:00 AM
Serves: Up to 50 people