Piedmont Neighborhood Cleanup

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.

Cleanup Flyer

 

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Lombard Re-Imagined!

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 atlombardreimagined@gmail.com.
In case you need the full links that are hyperlinked above, they are:
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Piedmont – Woodlawn Friends of Trees Planting

Hello Neighbors!

Piedmont and Woodlawn had their annual tree planting on February 2nd. It was a huge success! They planted 187 trees, 101 in Piedmont and 86 in Woodlawn. 168 volunteers did the work, 38 of those were Friends of Trees tree team captains and trainees, so 130 people from our neighborhoods came out that day to plant!

If you happen to visit Dave’s Killer Bread, New Seasons, Breakside Brewery, AJ Java, or Starbucks please give them a huge thank you for their donation to the party!

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Piedmont Trees Inventory

Four volunteers have stepped up and requested support from Portland Parks to conduct a tree inventory of the Piedmont Neighborhood!

More people are needed! If you wish to participate please mark your calendar for the Saturday, March 16th training session and register at the link below, we can carpool out there. Here is an excerpt from the approval letter:

On Saturday, March 16 a required planning session will be held from 9 am to noon at SE Uplift at 3534 SE Main St. All persons who will be assisting with organizing the tree inventory are encouraged to attend. Please register ahead of time at: http://tinyurl.com/treeinventory2013. The planning session will cover inventory logistics, volunteer recruitment, planning tools, and responsibilities of your group and PP&R. Conducting an inventory and creating a Neighborhood Tree Plan are ambitious projects that require the help and commitment of a group to be successful.

Please bring the following items with you to the March 16 planning session:

Neighborhood calendar. In order to prevent conflicts with major neighborhood events, please research annual community events that occur each summer and bring a list with you. Inventory work days will be scheduled on Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon between June 22 and September 27. Each neighborhood will
select 3-4 inventory work days.

  • A list of possible staging sites for inventory workshops within your community.
  • Ideas for volunteer recruitment in your community.
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Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration June 27th

On June 27th a huge celebration will take place to commemorate the 100-year birthday of Peninsula Park. There will be many events for children and families to experience some historic activities that used to take place in Peninsula Park.
The Piedmont Neighborhood Association has chosen to focus our efforts in making this event and the events that are building up to this event a success for Piedmont and Peninsula Park community.
If you would be interested in assisting in some of these fun projects please contact the PNA Chair at PNAChair-at-gmail.com
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Lombard Blvd Study

The project would consider problems and solutions for North Lombard Street roughly between NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and N Washburne Ave. North Lombard is designated a “main street” in the Metro 2040 Growth Concept, and it is also US 30 – a state highway. The goal of the project is to explore ways to create a more walkable and vibrant main street that serves and unites our neighborhoods. There are issues around pedestrian safety and comfort, transit service, sense of place, land use, and economic development/business vitality. These issues are affected by Lombard’s designation as state highway and freight route. The outcomes of the work may help inform the City’s Comprehensive Plan update for this area.

The Lombard corridor is one of the most active public transit areas in the City of Portland. However, Lombard lacks attractive sidewalks and safe street crossings beyond the Interstate Avenue intersection. Much could be accomplished when considering the pedestrian experience.

As much of an economic hub as Lombard is, it lacks a true sense of place and vitality. Kenton is well known for the giant Paul Bunyan statue and the Denver Avenue businesses. Arbor Lodge has the beautiful park along Willamette Boulevard. In between these gems is North Lombard Street – a long stretch of road that many simply consider as a means to get from point A to point B. The great thing about Lombard Street is that a vital Lombard can help meet the City’s goal for the 20 minute neighborhood. Much could be examined in regards to land use, design and economic development.

It is in the best interest for all North Portland associations and alliances to support student efforts to study this key North Portland commercial corridor, especially considering the City of Portland’s current Comprehensive Plan update effort. Between North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS), ALNA, PNA, KNA, KBA,and ICBA, and other possible stakeholders, we offer full support to planning students.

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Reminder: Friends of Trees Planting in the Piedmont Neighborhood February 2nd

Come to the Holy Redeemer at 8:30 to rally with your neighbors to plant trees for the morning around the neighborhood.

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