By Tina Kimmey

We had great community engagement at our meetings in February. If you make it to the next meeting you might be that voice that contributes the ‘Ah ha!’ moment we enjoy. Unique perspectives abound in South Tabor and we love to hear them shared.

At the February Land Use meeting we had a representative from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) present to help us start on the path to the Street Prototyping project we want to implement at SE 62nd and Woodward.

Two of the neighbors directly impacted were in attendance and their input was priceless. Everyone agrees that safety is the number one concern and we want to make our streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.

If you have a non-urgent traffic safety concern you can call 503.823.7233 (SAFE) or find their online form at portlandoregon.gov. Additionally, the condition of the roads in Portland was brought up at our general meeting and a neighbor mentioned that they have seen results by using the Pothole Hotline 503.823.1700 (BUMP). The same number can be used for Street Cleaning and Street Maintenance. If you see a street that needs some help give them a call. They won’t know there is a problem unless we tell them.

We are moving forward with fundraising ideas this year. One we are anticipating to be lots of fun is a pancake breakfast this spring. If you are interested in helping, contact us at info@southtabor.org or keep an eye out at.southtabor.org. If you haven’t visited the website lately you’ve missed updates.

If you’re interested in taking an active role in the community, we are looking for folks to lead and step into board roles. We are currently looking for a vice president and secretary for the neighborhood association board. For information, contact president@southtabor.org. 

Everyone is welcome for meetings: Land Use meeting Tuesday, March 19; General meeting Thursday, March 21, all run from 7 pm-8:30 pm and are held at Trinity Fellowship, 2700 SE 67th Ave, entry on the east from the parking lot. See southtabor.org for information.