June Key Delta Community Center – 5940 North Albina St.
Join your neighbors at our quarterly general meeting and annual board elections. We’ll have a meet and great starting at 6:30pm with snacks generously provided by Green Zebra Grocery. We’ll also have an update on public safety by our neighborhood police officer, introductions to some new businesses, a demonstration by students of The Portland Ninja School and much more!
We also will be voting in a the neighborhood board and we encourage and welcome all interested neighbors to run for a position on the board. The commitment isn’t huge (about 1 meeting a month) and the positive impact you can have on your neighborhood is HUGE!
Come join the Piedmont Neighborhood Association for our annual Block Party on Thursday, August 29 from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be having the block party on N. Mississippi Ave between N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Ainsworth. We’ll have games, snacks, chalk, bubbles! Come meet your neighbors and bring your kids and dogs to get to know everyone! We’ll have news about the Piedmont neighborhood and we’ll be excited to hear your thoughts on the future of our neighborhood!
Taking a page out of the Kenton Neighborhood’s playbook – Piedmont Neighborhood Association wants to start a Piedmont Walkers group. A few people are needed to share neighborhood newsletters and other special events with their neighbors door to door. With about 4 hand outs per year, you would walk the flyer to about 15 homes near where you live.
Get to know your nearby neighbors and help us bring the neighborhood together when important information needs to be shared. On our Piedmont Walkers page you can find out more about this program and figure out what blocks are available. You can even sign up to volunteer for your block!
Members of the Piedmont Neighborhood Association recently met with the PBOT project manager of the Michigan Ave Neighborhood Greenway project, Ross Swanson, to talk about some continuing problems with cut-throughs on the greenway from driver’s trying to avoid traffic on I-5.
Mr. Swanson showed us traffic counts that showed that cut-throughs were indeed still a problem and agreed to move on to phase 2 of the project – adding a full medium to the crossing at Rosa Parks Way.
A overhead diagram of the Michigan Ave crossing at Rosa Parks Way showing a full median.
As you can see from the diagram above, the full median will allow people walking or riding bikes to cross Rosa Parks, but will not allow cut-through drivers to turn left from Michigan Ave on to Rosa Parks and continue to I-5 North. Work on the full-median is expected to begin shortly.
We know that a lot of neighbors are concerned that the full-median will simply shift cut-through over one block over to Mississippi Ave. We shared that concern with Mr. Swanson and shared some ideas for diverting cut-though drivers earlier in the neighborhood. Mr. Swanson said he would take these ideas to a PBOT traffic engineer and the overall Neighborhood Greenway Program Managers. Recently we heard from Mr. Swanson and unfortunately there is no remaining budget available for diversion improvements earlier on the Neighborhood Greenway.
The Piedmont Neighborhood Association is now planning to write a letter in conjunction with the Humboldt Neighborhood Association to ask the PBOT and Commissioner Novick, who is in charge of the PBOT, for improvements to the Neighborhood Greenway to reduce cut-throughs.
Please comment below if you have any input on these changes to the Michigan Neighborhood Greenway.
Foliar damage caused by herbicide overspray.
Monday, April 15, 8am – 12pm
We have scheduled a work party on Monday to weed the slopes at the Peninsula Park Rose Garden. We are hoping to cut down on the use of herbicides in the garden this year, so your help getting on top of the weeds early in the season would be greatly appreciated.
Join us if you can for an hour or two or all morning. Bring a friend; the more of us doing this work, the quicker it will be done. Also please bring your favorite weeding tool as our weeding tools are a bit limited at the garden.
If you can, let me know if you can make it so we can plan accordingly. My e-mail is email@example.com.
Thanks ever so much and hope to see many of you on Monday.
Piedmont Neighborhood Association is operating its second annual Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday, April 27th from 9am to 3pm for people to come and dump their unwanted trash and Swap things that still have value and are in good condition for others to use.
Volunteers are needed, please contact Justin at Piedmontneighbors@gmail.com. Volunteers will get lunch and be able to dump without paying the standard donation fees of $5 per car or $10 per truck for the day.
If you know of anyone around town who might be interested please have them put up the flyer linked below.
Lombard Re-Imagined is a community effort to develop a vision for a better Lombard Street. Swift Planning Group, a team of Portland State graduate students, have partnered with several North Portland neighborhood associations (including Piedmont) on this effort that will focus on how the corridor can become a more walkable place with a unique identity that serves the needs of its neighbors.
Members of the Swift Planning Group will be at the March General Meeting to hear from you! We’re looking forward to a discussion about your concerns, priorities, and ideas for how to make Lombard Street a street that truly works for you. In the meantime, we’d love for Piedmont neighbors to take our online survey
, like us on Facebook
, or follow our website blog at www.lombardreimagined.com
. You can also e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
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