Updates from Around the Neighborhood

There’s a lot going on in and near Piedmont. The events shared here are not organized by or affiliated with the Piedmont Neighborhood Association.

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North Portland Doers Forum

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program

Portland Parks Foundation

Portland Police Equity Office

Civic Life: Independent District Commission Appointed

North Portland Doers Forum, Feb 15th

We would love for you to join us for our first North Portland Doers Forum of 2023!  We are still working on our presenters and will update our agenda as soon as they have been finalized.

You are invited to the

North Portland Doers Forum

02/15/2023   7:00-8:30 pm

Hope to see you on Zoom.

North Portland Doers Forum 


  Welcome and Forum Review

Land Acknowledgement

Community Agreement 

Welcome Remarks 

Program Showcase 

 Break-out groups


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North Portland Doers is a nonprofit meeting quarterly to provide networking and educational opportunities for nonprofits & community groups serving local folks experiencing houselessness, food insecurity and housing instability.  It was originally conceived of and developed by Mary Jaron Kelley, associate director of North Portland Neighborhood Services. North Portland Doers is committed to fulfilling the original mission of continuing to bring our community together.

Come learn. Come share.  

Come celebrate positive steps in the right direction.  

Come and see how you might be able to help.  

Come and see how your community can be served.

North Portland Doers Forum

02/15/2023 7:00-8:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting 

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North Portland Doers



Interstate Bridge Replacement Program

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Portland Parks Foundation

Nominate a volunteer! They could win a $1,500 grant for a PPF mission aligned organization of their choice!

Our annual Parks Champion Award honors individuals who make outstanding contributions or provide significant service to a Portland park, community center, natural area, community garden, or park-related or recreation program through direct volunteer service. 

Click here to read the PPF Newsletter

Portland Police Equity Office

Dear Portland Community,

          For the last five years our Bureau has been using the Racial Equity Plan to organize the Bureau’s efforts to meet the City’s equity goals and values. For more information on this plan and its implementation see here: Equity and Inclusion Office | Portland.gov. We are now in the process of creating a new Racial Equity Plan and we need your help. Community input is critical for making sure that the priorities of the Bureau reflect the needs of the community. We are looking to get feedback from the many diverse communities and individuals in Portland to ensure that the plan accounts for the diversity of perspectives and experiences of the city.

          We have completed a draft of 27 commitments broken into three sections. These commitments represent broad areas of action that we intend to tie to specific goals each year. This will provide the Police Bureau a clear roadmap for improvement and give it a way to transparently report its progress to the public. Attached here and available on our website is the breakdown of each of our commitments and why we believe this item is important. We want to hear from our community whether or not these commitments align with your values, if something is missing, or if something needs to be removed. Please submit these comments via the survey portal and not via email. These comments will be received until February 19. We will review feedback, make changes where we feel appropriate and post the new draft for a second round of comments. After the final draft is complete we will begin a similar process for the yearly goals of each the commitments. If you have translation or ADA needs as it relates to this document please reach out to brody.sargent@police.portlandoregon.gov.  

          We will be holding informational sessions to answer questions and present on our process on January 24th and February 1st at 6pm. These sessions are in Webinar format meaning guests will be able to submit questions and will be visible to the hosts but not each other. Links to the Webinar’s can be found on our webpage found here: https://www.portland.gov/police/divisions/police-racial-equity-plan-2023-2028.

You are welcome to forward this email to anyone you think would benefit from participating. Attached is a flyer you are welcome to post and share with your communities. 

The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services. To request these services, contact 503-823-2525, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.

503-823-2525 (Translation and Interpretation)   |   Traducción e Interpretación    |   Biên Dịch và Thông Dịch  |  अनुवादन तथा व्याख्या    |   口笔译服务  |  Устный и письменный перевод  |  Turjumaad iyo Fasiraad    |   Письмовий і усний переклад  |  Traducere și interpretariat  |   Chiaku me Awewen Kapas

Thank you,

Equity and Inclusion Office

Portland Police Bureau, 119/1552

E: PPBEquityOffice@portlandoregon.gov

Civic Life: Independent District Commission Appointed

Portland’s current 7 District Office service areas, with dotted neighborhood boundaries.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, City Council appointed 13 people to the Independent District Commission (IDC) 5, as well as alternate members. Nearly 300 Portlanders applied to be a part of the IDC.

As part of Ballot Measure 26-228, which passed in November 2022, the IDC will lead the work to establish four geographic districts for Portland’s next city council. Starting with the November 2024 election, three City Councilors will be elected in each of the four new geographic districts, increasing the number of councilors from four people to 12 people.

Read more on the Community & Civil Life site.

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