Location: Metro Council Chamber, 600 NE Grand
Help decide which bike, pedestrian, transit, road and freight projects to fund in your area and throughout the region. Through the Regional Flexible Funds program, Metro and cities across the Portland metropolitan area are working to select among 29 locally proposed projects. From May 8 through June 7, Metro will be taking comments to help make a decision on which local projects to fund. There are two projects in SW Portland. Please consider supporting them!
1. Barbur Blvd Demonstration Project (SW 19th - SW 26th) - add crosswalks with rapid flash beacons, plus fill in the sidewalk and bike lane gaps in this section of the historic "highway".
2. Southwest Portland in Motion (SWIM) - a new proposal to develop a 5‐year active transportation implementation strategy for all of Southwest Portland.
Exploring The Intertwine: Sharrows to Sparrows, Bicycling The Intertwine
An event of the United Nation’s World Environment Week, for which Portland is the North American host city, this 10-mile ride will explore SW Portland’s Gabriel Park, Fanno Creek Greenway, and Nicol Road Marsh. Meet Mike and Greg promptly at 9 am at Gabriel Park Community Center in the SW Corner of the park, 6820 SW 45th Avenue.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
This training workshop is open to residents of southwest Portland interested in participating in their neighborhood association. After attending, participants will be equipped with tools necessary to run an effective neighborhood association, better able to improve the livability of their neighborhood.
Lots to love about our Portland watersheds, just ask the UN! Portland has been chosen as the host city for the 2013 United Nations World Environment Day on and around June 5th! Information and events will be posted on the BES website as the date approaches.
Marshall Park's 62nd Anniversary Celebration located in the picnic area near SW 12th Dr. entrance. Rediscover the park. Scavenger hunt for the kids. Connect with neighbors. Learn about the improvement efforts including the new playground.
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Come join us as we celebrate the volunteers who make our community a great place to live, work and play. The theme is "Bridges" and the guest speaker is Sharon Wood, "The Bridge Lady." Amalia Alacron de Morris, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement will present awards. Enjoy a light dinner and live music by Jamie Stillway. Everyone is welcome.
The Red Electric Trail - an urban pedestrian and bicycle path - is slated to come through Hillsdale at Bertha Station making the unused and unsightly overgrown area adjacent to the gravel parking lot accessible for public use and enjoyment. This would be a great place for a little neighborhood park. Let's get a head start on the weeds. Bring your own tools or use ours. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring drinking water. Sponsored by Hillsdale Neighborhood Association and by Verde Cocina.