Neighborhood Notes North Tabor February 2013


By Melissa Bockwinkel


The Friends of Trees planting January 19 was a success. We planted 100 trees throughout North Tabor, Kerns, Sunnyside, and Laurelhurst. Thank you to everyone that participated and to all the local businesses for their generous donations.

The Mural Project for the vacant wall at the corner of NE 47th and Burnside is ramping up. Come join us to meet the muralist and share your ideas Sunday, February 24 between 4 pm at Laurelhurst Cafe: 4611 E. Burnside. If you’re interested in receiving updates on this project, visit: Community members in the surrounding neighborhoods are welcome to provide input as well and we hope to see you there!

North Tabor is excited to announce two speakers for their February General Meeting Tuesday, February 19 6:30 pm. Mark Lakeman, key facilitator for City Repair Projects, will join us to speak about placemaking in the community.  The mural itself will be a placemaker for our neighborhood, and this presentation will provide further inspiration about how to take the momentum from our Mural Project and continue to transform our neighborhood and create our own North Tabor Commons. We welcome neighbors to share their ideas on placemaking.

John Cole from City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be joining us. His presentation will inform interested neighborhood associations about proposed changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Policy as it relates to colleges and hospitals across the city. The Comprehensive Plan Update process through which these possible changes will be evaluated, revised as necessary, and adopted, and opportunities to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update process and the development of implementing measures. If you have questions for John prior to the meeting, email them to

Our Sustainability committee hosts free gardening workshops this March in collaboration with the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District at Community of Christ Church  4837 NE Couch St.  Register online at:

Rain Gardens 101 – Saturday, March 2 from 9 am – 1 pm

Naturescaping Basics – Saturday, March 9 from 9 am – 1 pm

Finally we thank Providence Emilie House for their hospitality and support in making their space available for our neighborhood association meetings. We look forward to partnering with them in the future. Please note our new location as of the February General Meeting within NorthStar at 5600 NE Glisan. We hope to see you there.

Neighborhood Notes North Tabor February 2013

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