Southwest Corridor Community Forum

Date of event: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
SW Community Forum
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) is holding a public forum:

  • Learn about Metro's Southwest Corridor Plan
  • Discuss how high capacity transit could improve access to jobs, services and education in SW Portland
  • Discuss how this could improve overall livability within the Portland section of the Corridor
  • Let elected officials hear our comments, suggestions, reservations, etc. about a high capacity transit project coming to SW Portland

Decision-makers panel: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick, ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, SWNI President Marianne Fitzgerald

Budget Committee Public Hearing

Date of event: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue
This forum will provide you with the opportunity to share with city council how you will be impacted by the mayor's proposed budget and express which city services are most important to Portland residents. The mayor's proposed budget is schedule to be released April 30th. The forums will be similar to a council hearing, in which you can sign-up to testify before city council. City Budget Office: portlandoregon.gov/cbo/
More: portlandoregon.gov/cbo/article/483507

Hillsdale Farmers Market

Date of event: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm


The market operates on Sundays from 10am-2pm and is held in the Wilson High-Rieke Elementary parking lot, 1405 SW Vermont St. Parking is available at the north entrance located at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW Sunset Blvd.
More at: hillsdalefarmersmarket.com.

Native Plant Sale at Spring Garden Park

Date of event: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Native Plant Sale
Please join Friends of Spring Garden Park as they celebrate spring, meet neighbors and raise money for further development of the Natural Play Area at Spring Garden Park, just 5 blocks south of Multnomah Village.

SWNI Spring Cleanup

Date of event: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Portland Christian Center, 5700 SW Dosch Road
Accepting wood, yard debris, bulky waste and scrap metal. New Reuse Alliance Oregon partners will be accepting donations: Community Warehouse, Community Cycling Center, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Free Geek and Hillsdale Community Foundation Book Collection.

Volunteer to help unload vehicles, assist with pick up from seniors and disabled or pick up litter along neighborhood streets - snacks provided to volunteers.
Contact Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (503) 823-4592

Our Streets PDX Town Hall with Portland Bureau of Transportation

Date of event: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Our Streets PDX
Come to a town hall to tell the city how to pay for transportation maintenance and improvements in southwest. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat invite you to join them for a discussion of how to fund transportation maintenance, safety and other needs.

More: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/64188

Bureau of Environmental Services Open House

Date of event: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Room 29
Help improve the future of your watershed. Please join project staff from the City of Portland's Environmental Services Bureau (BES) to learn about upcoming projects in southwest Portland. Stop by on your way home for refreshments and information.

Environmental Services works regularly with SWNI and the southwest community to develop watershed plans and projects to improve water quality, address public interests, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve infrastructure, and restore watershed functions. Learn about project designs, the status of current projects, and community projects. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/watersheds

Stormwater Challenge Workshops

Stormwater Challenge workshop flyer
Do you want to save money on your landscaping? Or learn how to reduce runoff, improve stream health, and reduce flooding in the challenging hills and soils of SW Portland?

This workshop series will help!

Workshop 4

Build the Best Practices
Saturday: May 3rd
9 am – 1 pm
Attendance in prior workshops not required.
Location info provided following registration

West Willamette Restoration Partnership seeks new coordinator

WWRP logo

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

West Willamette Restoration Partnership Coordinator

Position Duration: Approx. 10-15 hours/week for 12 months, based on current funding.
Employment Dates: July 2013–June 2014 (further employment contingent on funding)

SW Bicycling

For issues related to bicycling in SW Portland

This group is for discussing issues related to bicycling in SW Portland, Oregon, including (but not limited to) safety, improving bicycling options, routes, events, etc.

Currently the SW Trails group is working with the City of Portland to identify potential Bicycle Boulevards, trails, bike lanes, etc. for SW Portland. We conducted a series of “ground truthing” and route planning rides in July and August, 2007. Visit the SW Bicycling Routes page for more information, including a downloadable map of proposed routes.

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