Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Notes – April 2024

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Board’s March meeting was so busy it kept us overtime. We heard and discussed progress on a brand new school building, a pitch by […]

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Neighborhood Notes – March 2024

Buckman Community AssociationBy Susan Lindsay Please join the Buckman Community Association (BCA) Thursday, March 12, 7 pm, in our new ground floor, ADA accessible, in-person meeting space at Hinson Church,

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Neighborhood Notes – February 2024

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association (HAND) Board met January 16 via Zoom due to severe weather. A report from the group that monitors how the Clinton Triangle (TASS)

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Neighborhood Notes – January 2024

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl The Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood District (HAND) Board doesn’t hold a meeting in December unless something urgent comes up. We did, however, enjoy a holiday get-together with friends,

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Neighborhood Notes – December 2023

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl Highlights from the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association’s (HAND) November Board meeting included attendees hearing from Jan Zuckerman, representing a group alerting Portland to what would happen in event

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Neighborhood Notes – November 2023

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl Darkness has overtaken the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association’s (HAND) monthly meetings on the St. Philip Neri campus. We will have a signboard outside the administrative building where we

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Neighborhood Notes – October 2023

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl The agenda for our September meeting was so chock full, we couldn’t get to all the business. Next month we hope for updates on US Rep. Suzanne

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Neighborhood Notes – September 2023

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl In a brief August meeting, the Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood Association (HAND) Board voted to approve a Good Neighbor Agreement that includes the Brooklyn Action Corps, Central Eastside

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Neighborhood Notes – August 2023

HANDBy Jill Riebesehl Hot time, summer in the city and there is lots going on. At our Hosford-Abernethy (HAND) July meeting, we agreed to support the Linnton neighborhood’s struggle over

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Neighborhood Notes July 2023

Buckman Community AssociationBy Susan Lindsay At the June BCA meeting, the Board voted unanimously to support the Alder Map for new Districts and we urge all Buckman residents and our

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Neighborhood Notes June 2023

HAND By Jill Riebesehl A large number of neighbors attended the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association’s first in-person meeting in three years. It was held in Carvlin Hall on the St. Philip

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Neighborhood Notes – May 2023

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Plans are shaping up quickly for a temporary, tiny-house village this summer on a long-neglected open space at SE 19th Ave. just west of New Seasons.

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Neighborhood Notes April 2023

HAND  By Jill Riebesehl City plans call for our neighborhood to host what could be the first of several large encampments for people who are homeless. The Board and other

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Neighborhood Notes March 2023

Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association By Lisa Kislingbury Anderson Foster Powell recently received a grant from SEUplift and the City of Portland Office of Community & Civic Life to paint a street

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Neighborhood Notes February 2023

HAND By Jill Riebesehl In response to the fatality last year at SE 26th Ave. and Powell Blvd., Tom Mills, TriMet’s director of mobility planning and policy, attended our January

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Neighborhood Notes January 2023

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Board took a December break, but didn’t lose sight of some ongoing concerns. Two involve situations that lie on our borders: the river

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Neighborhood Notes December 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl  Serious discussion of community involvement dominated the November meeting of Hosford Abernethy NA’s Board and neighbors. Top of our list was working out how to proceed

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Neighborhood Notes November 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Hosford-Abernethy is a neighborhood of contrasts, from St. Phil Neri to a Buddhist temple; customer-owned Peoples Co-op to giant New Seasons; tree-lined streets to three main

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Neighborhood Notes October 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Fall is here, schools are finally back in full session, and we have a handful of issues to attend to in our neighborhood. At the September

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Neighborhood Notes September 2022

Montavilla Neighborhood Association By Jacob Loeb The Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) skipped the August meeting to give members a summer break and Board members a rest after a successful showing

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Neighborhood Notes August 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl At the July meeting of the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association, Board members and others in attendance moved their attention to the city as a whole. Coming up

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Neighborhood Notes July 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The Board of the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood asked Paul Leistner, who has long been involved in citizen participation in Portland for a brief history. He said we

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Neighborhood Notes June 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl A tiny homes village in HAND? The Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood is entertaining the possibility. At its general meeting May 17, residents listened to a report on the

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Neighborhood Notes May 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl At our upcoming annual May meeting, the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association (HAND) is inviting our neighbors to hear about and share tentative plans for a tiny house

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Neighborhood Notes April 2022

Buckman Community Association By Susan Lindsay The Buckman Community Association will host a public Candidate Forum virtually Thursday, April 14, 7 pm. All candidates for Multnomah County Chair and Portland

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Neighborhood Notes March 2022

Buckman Community Association By Susan Lindsay At this month’s BCA meeting, developers of a 12-story apartment complex slated for SE 9th Ave. and SE Sandy Blvd., and a new housing

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Neighborhood Notes February 2022

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Every 10 years, Portland looks anew at its charter (in many ways like the Constitution) under which the city is organized. Julia Meier is Portland’s project

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Neighborhood Notes January 2022

Buckman Community Association By Susan Lindsay The Buckman Community Association will meet Thursday, January 13, 7-9 pm. We meet on Zoom, so email us anytime for the link and password

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Neighborhood Notes December 2021

Buckman Community Association By Susan Lindsay Buckman Community Association, buckmanpdx.org, meets Thursday, December 9, 7-9 pm virtually. Contact BCA anytime at buckmanboard@googlegroups.com for the link or to bring any item

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Neighborhood Notes November 2021

Buckman Community Association By Susan Lindsay The Buckman Community Association will deviate ever so slightly in November and meet Thursday, November 18, 7 pm. This is due to the national

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Neighborhood Notes October 2021

Buckman Neighborhood Association By Susan Lindsay Buckman Community Association meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm. Currently we are meeting virtually, as our regular meeting hall, the Multnomah

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Neighborhood Notes September 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association Board had planned to reconvene in-person meetings in September, but will review that decision given the rise of the new delta COVID-19

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Neighborhood Notes August 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Pressing business for the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association was a request to sign onto a petition initiated by the Linnton Neighborhood, and joined so far by more

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Neighborhood Notes June 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association held what might be one of its last Zoom board meetings on May 18. We discussed the situation and decided to wait

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Neighborhood Notes May 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Within Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood Association’s boundaries lie Ladd’s Addition, Colonial Heights, the Central Eastside Industrial District, OMSI and various and assorted small-businesses, renters, homeowners and people

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Neighborhood Notes April 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Three main issues dominated Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association’s concerns this winter, none of which required action from the board, which holds elections in May. All are welcome

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Neighborhood Notes March 2021

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The Hosford-Abernethy board met this chilly, snowy month via Zoom and held wide-ranging conversations on our neighborhood’s needs and problems, such as how we can best

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Neighborhood Notes February 2021

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association By Jill Riebesehl Now, two months since we last met, the HAND board with many faces, some new, started the New Year with a bang of a

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Neighborhood Notes – January 2021

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association By Jill Riebesehl The HAND Board has a long hiatus over the holidays, but we anticipate interesting challenges in the coming year. It looks as if Catholic

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Neighborhood Notes December 2020

HAND By Jill Riebesehl At the HAND Board’s November meeting, it was all action. We celebrated the opening of the Gideon Overcrossing, voted to support Quiet Clean PDX in its

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Neighborhood Notes November 2020

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Neighborhood Notes October 2020

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Smoky, rain-and-shine September, and digging out of the coronavirus doldrums, our neighborhood, Hosford-Abernethy, along with others should soon be seeing some urban improvements, one being the

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Neighborhood Notes August 2020

Montavilla Neighborhood Association By Louise Hoff Montavilla Neighborhood Association Board successfully held a virtual general meeting this month and hopes to do the same on September 14, 6:30 pm. Rachel

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Neighborhood Notes July 2020

HAND By Jill Riebesehl Although our neighborhood, like most in our town these days, has been going through a sea of changes with a Black Lives Matter family-focused demonstration on

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Neighborhood Notes June 2020

HAND By Jill Riebesehl The board of the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association met in April using Zoom under the auspices of SE Uplift. We shared how we were faring during these

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HAND January 2020

By Jill Riebesehl It should be an exciting year for our neighborhood with OMSI finalizing its development plans and the SE 13th Place/14th Ave. pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the

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Montavilla January 2020

By Louise Hoff During the Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) meeting in December we asked those present what they liked about living in Montavilla and the answers ranged from “friendly,” “sense

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Mt. Tabor January 2020

By Laura Smith At the November meeting of the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA), a representative from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management gave an informative presentation about Emergency Preparedness

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Richmond December 2019

By Brian Hochhalter  The Richmond Neighborhood Association (richmondpdx.org) convened Monday, November 11 at Waverly Heights Church. Allen Field discussed an updated Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) between the RNA and Salt

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Richmond  October 2019

  By Peter Forrest Richmond Neighborhood Association (richmondpdx.org) held its monthly meeting September 9, at Waverly Heights Church, 33rd/Woodward St. Meetings are held in the basement; enter from the east-side

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Sunnyside October 2019

By Colin Wonnacott The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is hosting a panel discussion to address challenges we face as the city continues to change. Crisis and Conscience: Understanding and Responding to

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HAND October 2019

By Jill Riebesehl   Actions this month reflect just two ways the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood is often asked to lend support. These are examples of how neighborhood associations intrinsically concern themselves

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HAND August 2019

By Jill Riebesehl Portland neighborhoods are on the brink of losing their formal recognition with the city government. With a minimum of outreach and notification, the newly established Office of

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Richmond August 2019

By Claire Cofsky Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on July 8 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd/Woodward St. Meetings are held in the basement – enter from

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Buckman July 2019

  By Susan Lindsay Welcome to: “Buckman in July”, featuring two all inclusive, free events, produced by volunteers of the Buckman Community Association. The first event: Portland Parks Movie Night,

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Richmond July 2019

  By Kamal Belkhayat and Allen Field Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on June 10. The meeting started with an orientation for new board members. Board member’s fiduciary

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South Tabor July 2019

  By Tina Kimmey Welcome to Portland Summer! Lots of free activities around the city including movies and music in the park. For details go to portlandoregon.gov/parks/61921. With the warmer

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HAND July 2019

  By Jill Riebesehl   At our well-attended annual meeting in May, Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood association heard from two major property owners that lie within our borders: St. Philip Neri and

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Laurelhurst June 2019

  By John Liu The Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association (LNA) seeks neighborhood volunteers for the following positions: SW quad rep to coordinate newsletter delivery (must reside in the SW quad); newsletter

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Richmond June 2019

  By Brian Hochhalter The Richmond Neighborhood Association held our annual Richmond Spring Clean-up on May 18. We filled four dumpsters of refuse, recycled styrofoam & metal, held a U-Price

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Mt. Tabor June 2019

  By Laura Smith The Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA) held its annual board elections on Wednesday, May 15, and all serving 2018-2019 board members were re-elected. MTNA is a

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South Tabor June 2019

By Tina Kimmey At our May meeting we saluted our outgoing President Duane Hanson and held an election for a new Neighborhood Association President.  By an overwhelming majority we elected

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Richmond May 2019

By Allen Field Richmond Neighborhood Association held its April meeting on at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd and Woodward St. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month

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HAND May 2019

By Jill Riebesehl We could say with spring for sure comes change, or in human terms, at least planning for change. We are looking forward to our annual meeting, which will

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South Tabor May 2019

By Tina Kimmey South Tabor held a successful neighborhood Pancake Breakfast April 27 with 60+ neighbors attending and a dozen volunteering. We very much enjoyed the community environment and a

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Laurelhurst

By John Liu The Laurelhurst Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, culminating a twenty-five year effort beginning in 1991. The most recent effort involved hundreds

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Mt. Tabor April 2019

By Laura Smith Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA) holds its annual board elections Wednesday, May 15, at 7 pm at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, SE 54th and Belmont St. MTNA

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Mt. Tabor March 2019

  By Laura Smith At the February meeting of the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association (MTNA), the Disaster Preparedness Coordinator of the Cascades Region of the American Red Cross told attendees

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