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Tips on Open Enrollment and Assessing Health Care Coverage Options

The annual open enrollment period for health coverage is currently open. It is the only time when anyone who is not offered coverage from a job or a public program …

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Leaf Day Pick Ups

It wouldn’t be fall in Portland without the annual task of marking your calendar for the Leaf Day pick ups in your neighborhood. Mailers were sent out mid-October and pick …

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Shop Small, Win Big for Holiday Purchases

Small Shops Big Hearts’ popular Portland tradition to help shoppers be more intentional about how and where they spend their money returns for the 2022 holiday season. This year’s iteration …

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Everybody Reads 2023 Book Chosen

Multnomah County Library (MCL) has announced the Everybody Reads 2023 reading selection, Ruth Ozeki’s award-winning novel A Tale for the Time Being. The book tells the story of two strangers …

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BPS Seeks Public Input on Proposed Projects

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is currently seeking public input on two projects – the Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Code Project and the Floodplain Resilience Plan. The EV …

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Safer Fishing on the Lower Willamette River

The Multnomah County Health Department is cautioning communities to avoid the consumption of contaminated fish and shellfish from the Lower Willamette River.  The stretch of river between Kelley Point Park …

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Mt. Tabor Nature Walks and Workshops

The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park is offering two free activities to learn about the biology, history and culture of Mt. Tabor Park–the Saturday Morning Nature and Art Program and …

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Free Eviction Defense Services

Portland Housing Bureau has contracted with Oregon Law Center and Portland Community College to provide free legal service to low-income renters facing eviction, regardless of immigration status, through the Eviction …

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SE Uplift Community Grants Program

SE Uplift has two community grants open to projects taking place or benefitting community members within the organization’s boundaries. Proposals will be reviewed and scored using SE Uplift’s Board-approved Equity …

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Portland Trash Cleanup Resources

The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) has put together a comprehensive list identifying how Portlanders can report, organize and remove unwanted trash from the city.  Report trash near encampments …

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Public Comment Sought on Cost Savings for Burnside Bridge Replacement

Multnomah County is inviting the public to share their views on cost-saving ideas for the project to replace the 95-year-old Burnside Bridge through a public survey.  The survey and an …

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Leaf Day 2021

Leaf Day, Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) annual service to provide cleaner, safer streets, keep storm drains clear to ensure intersections don’t flood, takes place in November and December. The …

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Enjoy Fall’s Pear Harvest with Beer and Cheese Pairings

Did you know that Oregon’s official state fruit is the pear? The state ranks second in the nation in pear production, joining Washington and California to make up the majority …

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‘Everybody Reads’ Book Chosen

Multnomah County Library (MCL) has selected its 2022 Everybody Reads book choice and it is a first for the program.  The graphic memoir, Good Talk: A memoir in conversations by …

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Citizen Science and Restoration Trips

The Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join them for fall Citizen Science and Restoration Trips. Opportunities include Yellowjacket Creek planting and surveying streams for lamprey. As a …

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