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2016 Candidate Forums: March 10 & April 14

February 14, 2016

Elections for Portland Mayor and Commissioner are happening May 17, 2016. The Buckman Community Association is holding election forums to encourage dialog between residents and candidates. These forums have been very successful in the past. All candidates who have filed for office have been invited to participate. The Commissioner Candidate Forum is Thursday, March 10, 7 pm–9 pm. The Mayoral Candidate Forum is Thursday, April 14, 7 pm–9 pm.

Both forums will be held in the Commissioners Board Room of the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Refreshments will be provided. This is a free event and is open to the public.

The format typically includes: 2–3 minutes opening statement from each candidate Questions from the audience* and prepared topics 2–3 minute response from each candidate 1–2 minute rebuttal Closing statements 1–2 minutes

*Questions from the audience: each candidate will have the opportunity to answer the questions. No questions will be directed at a specific candidate.

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Save the Date: BCA Board Holiday Party December 11th

October 27, 2014

The Buckman Community Association Board will host a holiday celebration December 11th. A great time to meet your neighbors and find out more about the BCA! The regular meeting will be held from 7–8 pm and the party 8–9 pm. Refreshments will be available; please also bring something to share if you wish. All are welcome and also invited to continue the celebration with us post 9pm up the street at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub.

BCA Board Holiday Party
Room 315, Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Regular Meeting: 7–8pm
Party: 8–9pm

Eastside Village to Present at June 12th Meeting

May 21, 2014

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.

Block Party! Pollinator Habitat! Plant Swap!

September 20, 2013

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

Survey on recent apartment building development projects

November 1, 2012

We recently heard from a Buckman resident about an online survey that was put together by a group of community members who are concerned about the recent spate of new apartment building developments without off-street parking. Read on for details:

Neighborhood Apartment Parking Survey
Sponsored by Citywide Land Use Group

Dear Neighbors and Community Leaders:

Our Portland community is experiencing unprecedented growth in the development of apartment buildings that include little or no off-street parking. Although a number of these types of older apartments remain along the former trolley lines, the approval of 28 new apartment buildings over the past 18 months has alarmed most of us.

Due to the recent community outcry regarding the approval of so many apartment buildings with no parking, the City’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is conducting a study of residents and neighbors of eight of these older buildings. As a group of volunteers that make up the Citywide Land Use Group, we felt it was important to conduct our own, complementary survey. This survey is the result of our Apartment Parking Task Force and Editing Team’s work on the no-parking issue over the past four months. It is our attempt to clarify your concerns and needs.  We want to give neighborhoods the opportunity to provide constructive criticism to the City on this issue.

Click here to start filling out the questionnaire

In our view, the City, Metro, and the State are each dealing with competing goals. These include reducing air pollution, traffic congestion, and storm water run-off, while at the same time retaining and enhancing neighborhood livability, high density residential, affordable housing, living-wage jobs and vibrant local businesses. The recent development of apartments with little or no off street parking is a direct result of these policies.

Portland is not alone in dealing with reduced parking in new apartment developments. Other cities we reviewed included Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver.

Our contention is that the city needs to begin a dialogue with the neighborhood associations and business communities to help understand the impact of these goals and policies on our daily lives. We offer that Portland contains the most creative and enthusiastic community that could be brought to the table for this discussion. Together, it is likely we will come up with a range of ideas and equitable solutions.

The results of this Apartment Parking Neighborhood Survey as well as the BPS parking study will both be presented to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission at their November 13th Forum. This is but the first step in helping broker a dialogue between the City of Portland and its concerned neighborhoods on this issue.

The survey questionnaire should take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Buckman Community Association Land Use Meeting, October 18th

October 15, 2012

This Thursday, October 18th, a Buckman Community Association Land Use Meeting will be held to discuss proposed development at 2607/2625 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  The meeting will be in the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 7-8:30pm.

These two magnificent and grand 106 year-old historic houses were purchased at the end of last month.  The new owners plan to build a 4-story, 77-unit apartment building where these homes (currently full of commercial tenants) now lie.  Here is what they currently look like.

The tenants were unaware the property was being sold and were all given immediate 30-day eviction notices.  The former owner, who has held these properties for decades, has said he feels sick about the plans to tear them down and did not know this was planned.  These properties are now in real danger of being demolished imminently to make way for this new, large development..

The developer, Aaron Jones, and SERA Principle Architect Kurt Schultz have been invited to the meeting so they can hear concerns about this proposal, and give information to community members.  Concerned members of the community are asked to attend.  Ideas, suggestions and proposed solutions to save these important properties are welcome and wanted!

For more information on the proposal: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/10/developers_are_planning_a_77-u.html

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in saving the buildings, please contact myself and/or Tim Askin, BCA Secretary and Co-Land Use Chair (tim.askin@gmail.com).  You can also contact the entire BCA Board anytime at buckmanboard@googlegroups.com.

Thank you,
Susan Lindsay
Chair, BCA

BCA Mayoral & City Commissioner Candidate Forum, Thursday, October 11th

September 21, 2012

Still having trouble deciding who you should vote for in the upcoming Mayoral and City Commissioner elections? Come bring your ballot and figure it out at the Candidate’s Forum on Thursday, October 11th, sponsored by the Buckman Community Association. We’ll be asking Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith, Amanda Fritz, and Mary Nolan where they stand on such topics as:

  • The Coal Train
  • Parking requirements (or lack thereof) for new apartment buildings
  • Fees associated with building permits and historic reviews
  • Access (or lack thereof) to the Public Involvement Process
  • Funding and support for neighborhood associations

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to submit their own question to the candidates. Here are the details:

What: The Candidate’s Forum
When: October 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Multnomah County Headquarters Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Commissioners Board Room 100

Position 1 Commissioner’s Forum
Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan
7:15 – 8:00

Mayor’s Forum
Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith
8:15 – 9:00

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.

Host an International Student!

June 21, 2012

We were recently contacted by ANDEO, a Portland-based non-profit organization specializing in educational homestay programs since 1981. This summer, they’ll be welcoming students from France, Spain, Germany, Japan, and China to the City of Roses for a few weeks, and would love for some Buckman families to have the opportunity to host one of them! Read on for details.

Local non-profit seeks families in Buckman to welcome an international student for a few weeks!

ANDEO (www.andeo.org), a Portland-based non-profit organization, is looking for great host families in the Buckman neighborhood to host a teen or college-age student from France, Spain, Germany, Japan, or China for a few weeks this summer.  Learn about another culture, share your own, make a new friend, and create some fun summer memories together!

The students are excited to learn more about American culture, practice their English, and discover the Northwest.  Some students take classes in downtown Portland on weekday mornings and enjoy group activities in the afternoons.  Others are free to follow the everyday flow of life with your family.  Either way, your student would be treated as another family member, doing chores, biking around the neighborhood, and participating in your family’s favorite summer activities.  ANDEO matches students and families based on age, gender, nationality, and shared interests.  The final choice to host a particular student is always yours! The students bring their own spending money and are covered by health insurance. Hosting is free, and ANDEO provides a small stipend to help families cover activities, extra food or utility use.

For more information, or to apply to host, please visit ANDEO’s website at www.andeo.org, e-mail Paulene Hedgpeth at paulene@andeo.org, or call 503-274-1776.

BCA seeking new board members!

May 16, 2012

Dear Buckman Neighbors,

We wanted to let everyone know that the Buckman Community Association will be holding board elections at the June 14th monthly meeting. The BCA is the registered neighborhood association for the area bounded by SE 28th, E Burnside, SE Hawthorne Blvd., and the Willamette River.

The BCA is involved in many ongoing projects, including our annual and always fun Picnic in the Park, to be held this year on Sunday, August 5th in Colonel Summers Park. We also are engaged in ongoing sustainability projects, land use reviews, transportation and safety issues, historic preservation, getting a community center built, and helping neighbors connect with and get results at City Hall.

The BCA Board is a nine person body with two-year electable terms. Terms are staggered, so each year half the positions are open for election. All persons who live, work or have a special interest in Buckman are welcome to become part of the Association and to serve on our Board.

Next month, we will hold elections for four 2-year and one 1-year terms. Please consider serving your neighborhood and running for the Board!  We welcome new volunteers!

The election will be 7-9pm, Thursday June 14th in the Central Catholic High School library. Refreshments will be available!

Susan Lindsay
BCA Board Chair

New meeting location for July/August

May 16, 2012

A quick note about the BCA’s monthly meetings: because we lose access to Central Catholic High School during the summer months, our July and August meetings will be held in the Multnomah County Board Room, located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The dates of those meetings are July 12th and August 9th (both Thursdays). Starting in September, we’ll return to our usual location in the library at Central Catholic.

BCA Awarded SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant for Summer Picnic

January 19, 2012

The BCA recently learned that we were awarded a SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant to help fun our third annual Summer Picnic in the Park this coming August:

3rd Annual Buckman Picnic in the Park, Buckman Community Association. Amount funded:   $2000.
The Buckman Community Association plans to host its 3rd Annual Picnic in the Park.  The goal of the event is to introduce the association board to new and diverse community members, strengthen existing Buckman community ties and to provide a free and fun venue for neighbors from varied backgrounds to meet and build relationships.  Funds will support publicity, entertainment, refreshments and other event related costs.

http://www.southeastuplift.org/content/2012-neighborhood-small-grant-recipients

 

October BCA Meeting: Thursday, 10/12/2011, River’s East Building

October 12, 2011

Finding a consistent meeting spot for the Buckman Community Association has been a bit of a bugaboo the last year or two, so we apologize for any confusion and/or inconvenience this has caused you. Our goal is always to maintain stability in our meeting locations, to make it easier for people to participate.

The good news is that, starting next month, we’ll be returning to one of our regular locations, Central Catholic High School. For the October meeting, however, we’ll still be at the River’s East Building, our usual summer home. Below are the details:

October
Thursday, October 13th
River’s East Building
Mt. Adams Room, 3rd floor
1515 SE Water Avenue, Portland

Starting in November
Central Catholic High School
2401 SE Stark Street, Portland

As is always the case, meetings are on the second Thursday of every month. The BCA board meets from 6-7pm, followed by the general meeting from 7-9pm.

And here’s the tentative agenda for this month’s meeting:

6pm Board Meeting

  • Call to order, review agenda, introductions
  • September 2011 meeting minutes review and approval, Secretary Anna Preeble
  • Treasurer’s update, Treasurer Adam Zucker
  • Update on finding a new meeting location (proposed by board member Khris Soden)
  • $46,058 in Neighborhood Small Grants Funds are available (info: http://www.southeastuplift.org/content/neighborhood-small-grants-program)
  • Communications Forum update (proposed by Khris Soden)
  • Buckman Voice: Deadline for next issue? Content for next issue?

7pm General Meeting

  • Introductions
  • Portland Police Bureau update
  • We hope to have a representative from Portland Streetcar Inc. to talk about fare questions for the Loop
  • SE Uplift update from Leah Hyman
  • Central Catholic update
  • Announcements/new schedule for next meeting

Learn more about the nature of cities…including ours

September 16, 2011

Read on for details on an event that will explore the link between urban planning and sustainability…

 

“The Nature of Cities” and the Portland Plan

Transition Portland General Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
St. Francis School, Che’ Room, 1131 SE Oak Street, Portland 97214

Join Transition PDX to view the film “The Nature of Cities”, by Timothy Beatley (40 min) and a discussion about the film and Portland Plan. Beatley is recognized expert on sustainability and green cities.

We will be joined by Mike Houck, a City Planning and Sustainability Commissioner and author of the book “Portland Wild”. Matt Wickstrom, city district planner of SE Portland will also join us for part the othe meeting to discuss and answer questions about the Portland Plan process.

The film “The Nature of Cites” explores efforts by cities in the US and Europe to integrate nature and sustainable design into the fabric of modern cities. Beatley is the author of numerous books, including “Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities,” “Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age,” and most recently “Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature Into Urban Design and Planning.

This meeting is a prelude to our discussion in October about the forthcoming draft of the Portland Plan and our input to the City’s Planning and Sustainability Commission in November. We will try to equal or improve on our work on the Climate Action Plan of a few years ago. The Portland Plan is a twenty-five year strategic plan that will guide Portland’s future. It is important to all of us and it will allow us to get our message and goals into public policy.

For more information about the Portland Plan go to: http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan.

City Council Meeting on Proposed Changes to Time Place and Manner Regulations

September 7, 2011

Sorry for the late notice on this one, but we wanted to let you know that this Wednesday, September 7th, the Portland City Council will be discussing proposed changes to the city’s Time, Place and Manner regulations. These regulations provide avenue for neighbors and local enforcement agencies to address licensed liquor establishments that pose problems to the surrounding neighborhood. Read on for details.

August 24, 2011

CONTACT: Theresa Marchetti, Liquor Program Specialist

Office of Neighborhood Involvement
503-823-3092 (ph), 503-823-3050 (fx)
Theresa.Marchetti@portlandoregon.gov

PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA:
Proposed Changes to City Code Time Place and Manner Regulations of Alcohol Licensed Establishments (PCC 14B.120)

What: Portland City Council will hear presentation and testimony regarding proposed changes to local regulations of liquor licensed establishments.

When: September 7th, 2011 – 2pm

Where: City Hall – Council Chambers – 2nd Floor
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR 97204

Why:
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Liquor Licensing, overseen by Commissioner Amanda Fritz, will be proposing changes to the city code that allows local regulation of liquor licensed establishments. Enacted in 2004 as an avenue for neighbors and local enforcement agencies to address problem establishments, the Time Place and Manner code has been effective in addressing many livability and public safety issues that arise out of the sale of alcohol. The goal is to work with the licensee to address the issues before they become egregious.  However, there are several areas that the City’s authority is insufficient to address problems. The proposed changes will expand the authority slightly to allow:

  • Drug activity, prostitution, and incidents involving death or the risk of death to be considered nuisance activities for the purpose of this code
  • A violation and abatement process if three nuisance incidents occur in 60 days (rather than 30 days currently allowed)
  • A violation and abatement process in the event that a single serious incident occurs at an establishment

The proposed changes have been reviewed and supported by the Time Place and Manner Oversight Committee, which includes community and industry representation. Two public hearings were held in the summer of 2011 in which the City of Portland accepted both verbal and written feedback. Changes to the language were made based on the feedback received.

Time Place and Manner is a reasonable process to a responsive licensee and has been effective in mitigating harm. These changes will help to better serve the communities of Portland, and ensure that licensed establishments do not act irresponsibly or negligently at the cost of the community. It will also allow the City of Portland to take intervening steps with a premise earlier and avoid more serious problems from occurring. This is the only avenue to address problems at licensed establishments at the local level. All other regulatory authority is held by the state Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The proposed changes are viewable online at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=32419&a=362076.

Time & Place for September BCA Meeting

September 7, 2011

Just a quick update to let you know that September’s Buckman Community Association general meeting will take place this Thursday, September 8th, in the River’s East Building, located at 1515 SE Water Avenue. The meeting will be held from 6-8pm in the Mt. Adams Room, which is located on the 3rd floor. There is free parking available in the building’s parking lot.

The BCA meeting for October is also currently scheduled to be held in the Mt. Adams room, on October 13th at 6pm.

Coming Soon: Curb-side Composting

August 11, 2011

Portland City Council is currently considering a proposal that will enable people to compost food scraps by placing them in their green yard debris roll cart instead of the garbage. A video (featuring Mayor Sam Adams) and FAQ are available here.

 

Summer Fun!

July 28, 2011

Just a quick note to let you know about two upcoming events. First, the 2nd annual Buckman Summer Picnic will be taking place next Sunday, August 7th, from 4-8pm at Col. Summers Park. We’ll have live music (provided by Portland band Level 2), food from local vendors, and plenty of fun activities for the family. Last year’s inaugural picnic was a tremendous event, and this year’s promises to be even better. Don’t miss it!

Secondly, SE Uplift will be hosting a community block party later in August. We’ll let them tell you about it:

The SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community block party on Saturday, August 27th from 4pm to 9:30pm, celebrating communities and neighbors across Southeast Portland. The SE Uplift building and grounds at 3534 SE Main Street will serve as the hub of the festivities, with the entire block of SE Main Street between 35th and 36th Avenues filled with an array of fun activities, music, food and beverages throughout the evening. A number of food carts will be on site offering food, with St. Josef’s Winery and Coalition Brewing also on hand offering wine and beer. Kid’s activities will also be in abundance, as the Portland Mennonite Church (1312 SE 35th Avenue) will be hosting a Kid’s Corner that will include a bounce house, playground and a host of fun games throughout the evening.

The event will also be a great way to learn about and connect with fantastic community projects, meet neighborhood association and community leaders, learn more about how SE Uplift supports your community and meet your neighbors from not only down the block but across Southeast Portland. If your organization or community group is interested in participating, please get in touch at the email address below. We look forward to seeing you there!

We have fun (really!) volunteer opportunities available in short one or two-hour slots on August 27th — your assistance will be greatly appreciated! Please email volunteer@southeastuplift.org to participate as a volunteer!

Please contact celebration@southeastuplift.org for more information or to donate raffle prizes (we will be certain to praise your generosity). Thanks to our other generous sponsors and partners: KBOO Community Radio, New Seasons and Umpqua Bank.

New Phone Number

July 19, 2011

Just a quick note that the BCA now has a new phone number: 503-482-8252 (503-48-BUCK-C).

Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Bar Regulations

June 20, 2011

We recently received a notice about an upcoming public hearing to discuss proposed changes to the city’s regulations of liquor licensed establishments. The text of the announcement is below:

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2011

CONTACT:
Theresa Marchetti, Liquor Program Specialist
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
503-823-3092 (ph), 503-823-3050 (fx)
Theresa.Marchetti@portlandoregon.gov

PUBLIC MEETING:
Proposed Changes to City Code Time Place and Manner Regulations of Alcohol Licensed Establishments (PCC 14B.120)

What: Community members are invited to a public meeting to learn about the proposed changes to local regulations of liquor licensed establishments, ask questions and submit testimony or comments. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the contact above.
When: June 28th, 2011 at 6pm
Where: Portland Building, Room C, 1120 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204
Why: The City of Portland will be proposing changes to the city code that allows local regulation of liquor licensed establishments and is seeking comments from community members. Enacted as an avenue for neighbors and local enforcement agencies to address problem establishments, the Time Place and Manner code has been effective in addressing many livability and public safety issues that arise out of the sale of alcohol. The goal is to work with the licensee to address the issues before they become egregious.  However, there are several areas that the City’s authority is insufficient to address problems. The proposed changes will expand the authority slightly to allow:

  • Drug activity, prostitution, overcrowding, and serious incidents involving death or the risk of death to be considered nuisance activities for the purpose of this code.
  • A violation and abatement process if three nuisance incidents occur in 60 days (rather than 30 days currently allowed).
  • A violation and abatement process in the event that a serious incident occurs at an establishment.

The proposed changes have been reviewed and supported by the Time Place and Manner Oversight Committee, which includes community and industry representation. Time Place and Manner is a reasonable process to a responsive licensee and has been effective in mitigating harm. These changes will help to better serve the communities of Portland, and ensure that licensed establishments do not act irresponsibly or negligently at the cost of the community. It will also allow the City of Portland to take intervening steps with a premise earlier and avoid more serious problems from occurring. This is the only avenue to address problems at licensed establishments at the local level. All other regulatory authority is held by the state Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The proposed changes are viewable online at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni. A second meeting will be held in July as well. If you would like to hear more, or would like to comment on the proposed changes please attend the public meeting or contact Theresa Marchetti.

Theresa Marchetti
Liquor Licensing Specialist – ONI
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110
Portland OR 97204
503-823-3092
theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov
To view applications currently in process go to http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?&c=48007

Get To Know YU!

June 15, 2011

The YU Contemporary Art Center has invited all Buckmanites to an open house on July 9th! Read on for details:

I’m writing because I’d like to cordially invite you, and all Buckman Community Association members, to please join us on Saturday, July 9th from 4-7pm for a Buckman Neighborhood Open House to get to know YU. We are so thrilled to be a part of the Buckman Community, and would love to meet our neighbors.

YU Contemporary Art Center is located at 800 SE 10th Ave. in the historic Yale Union Laundry Building between Morrison and Belmont. YU is a contemporary art center with a vision to produce and present the most thought-provoking contemporary work, to form a community of ideas relevant to Portland and to empower the artistic imagination and cultural life of the Northwest. YU will produce and present contemporary art exhibitions, performances, public programs and events by regional, national and international artists as well as engaging in community and educational activities.

We invite you to come and meet our co-founders, investigate our current exhibition Selections from the PCVA Archive, and enjoy light refreshments. We will be guiding tours of the building every half hour, beginning at 4:30pm.

YU
Buckman Neighborhood Open House
Saturday July 9th, 2011
4pm-7pm
800 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.yucontemporary.org

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Amanda Clem, YU Communications

503.236.7996

www.yucontemporary.org