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02/01/2023

Public voting on the North Portland Library Redesign

As part of Multnomah County Library’s building and expansion program, North Portland Library is being renovated and expanded.

Public voting on the North Portland Library interior concept is live and runs until Monday, February 13. The voting will be available both in-person at North Portland and Albina as well as online on the website

For in-person voting, there will be boards set up at Albina and North Portland libraries with three color options to choose from. People will be asked to drop a colored piece of paper corresponding with their favorite design option into a box. Once voting closes, the votes will be tallied and the results will be shared with staff and the community.

Translations for all library service languages are provided via the links at the top of the webpage and on the physical boards in Albina and North Portland.

01/31/2023

Fruit Tree Giveaway

Would you like a FREE fruit tree or blueberry bush?  How about a tree to bring birds into your yard, or a large yard tree?  Arbor Lodge Tree Team is offering free fruit trees, blueberry bushes, and trees to attract birds, all you have to do is reserve the plant of your choice, then come pick it up on March 4th at Arbor Lodge Park.  And, in partnership with the City of Portland Urban Forestry we are also offering large yard trees.

Check out the website, pick your tree or bush, and come see us at the Park on March 4th.  You'll help our air quality, eventually get fruit, and enjoy shade and beauty. Tree Giveaway: Arbor Lodge Park (corner of N Dekum St & N Delaware Ave) 11am – 1pm

Go to: https://arborlodgetrees.weebly.com/fruit-tree-giveaway.html

01/26/2023

North Portland Aquatic Center Community Workshop #2 Survey

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is excited to bring a state-of-the-art Aquatic Center to North Portland. PP&R is considering the following five candidate site as potential locations for the North Portland Aquatic Center:

  • Columbia Park

  • Columbia Park Annex

  • Northgate Park

  • St. Johns Park (next to St. Johns Community Center)

  • University Park (next to Charles Jordan Community Center)

Please review the criteria and data in the Community Workshop #2 Presentation, and then take the survey to:

  • Rank the five sites according to your assessment of how well each site fits the EQUITY, ACCESS, and IMPACTS categories

  • Tell us which features and categories you would like us to prioritize in the North Portland Aquatic Center

TAKE THE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2 SURVEY

Survey responses are needed by Sunday, February 12, 2023, at midnight.

If you have any questions about the North Portland Aquatic Center project or Community Workshop #2, please contact Ken Rumbaugh at ken.rumbaugh@portlandoregon.gov 

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Portland Parks & Recreation está considerando los siguientes cinco sitios candidatos como ubicaciones potenciales para el Centro Acuático del Norte de Portland:

  • parque de Columbia

  • Anexo del parque Columbia

  • parque de Northgate

  • parque de St. Johns (junto al Centro Comunitario de St. Johns)

  • parque de University (junto al Centro Comunitario Charles Jordan)

Lea los criterios y datos en la Presentación del Taller comunitario n.° 2 y luego complete la encuesta para:

  • Clasifique los cinco sitios de acuerdo con su evaluación de qué tan bien se ajusta cada sitio a las categorías de EQUIDAD, ACCESO e IMPACTO

  • Díganos qué características y categorías le gustaría que priorizáramos en el Centro Acuático del Norte de Portland

PARTICIPE EN LA ENCUESTA DEL TALLER COMUNITARIO #2

Se necesitan las respuestas de la encuesta antes del domingo 12 de febrero de 2023 a la medianoche.

01/12/2023

Rumble on the River #4 - Community Forum on The Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub & Zenith Energy | January 17th 6pm

Rumble on the River #4 A coalition of 22 neighborhood, river and climate advocacy organizations sponsor this series of free forums to increase public awareness of the safety, health and seismic risks associated with the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub and Zenith Energy. Each forum is different in its approach to examining the 6-mile stretch of aging tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River within a seismic liquefaction zone. In addition to the existing and potential harms of the CEI Hub, the panelists will also discuss the City’s recent and unexpected approval of the Land Use Compatibility Statement for Zenith Energy, which lies within the Hub. The CEI Hub is a six-mile stretch of aging tank farms located in NW Portland along the Willamette River. Within the hub is Zenith, bringing dangerous oil trains through our communities. The forum on January 17th will be information packed and features information on the dangers the CEI Hub poses to us because of seismic risks.  When: Tuesday, January 17th Doors & Info Tables @ 6:00 PM Panel @ 6:30 PM Where: Havurah Shalom 825 NW 18th Avenue Portland 97209

Forum Panelists: Bob Sallinger - Conservation Director for Portland Audubon Melanie Plaut, M.D. - Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Barbara Bernstein - Host of KBOO Radio’s Locus Focus and Audio Documentarian Jay Wilson - Past Chair, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, Former Resilience Fellow, National Institute for Standards and Technology Josie Moberg, J.D. - Climate Justice Legal Fellow at Breach Collective

Moderator: Michael Pouncil - Current Chair of the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group

01/12/2023

Community Workshop #2 for the North Portland Aquatic Center | Tuesday, January 24th 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is hosting Community Workshop #2 for the North Portland Aquatic Center (NPAC) project on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Charles Jordan Community Center from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Hello, Friends of North Portland Aquatic Center- PLEASE JOIN US TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2023 FROM 5:30-7:30PM!  Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is hosting Community Workshop #2 for the North Portland Aquatic Center (NPAC) project on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Charles Jordan Community Center from 5:30pm-7:30pm. What: North Portland Aquatic Center (NPAC) - Community Workshop #2 When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave, Portland, OR, 97203 This event is charette style in small group discussions. We are looking forward to your attendance from 5:30pm-7:30pm to:

  • Hear a summary of what we learned from the community at Community Workshop #1 (December 10, 2022)

  • See preliminary "test fit" renderings for each candidate site - This allows us to demonstrate what a facility of this size would look like on each of the 5 candidate sites

  • Share your thoughts and priorities, in small group discussions, about what criteria are most important to prioritize in selecting the preferred site of the future North Portland Aquatic Center

  • Share your thoughts and priorities, in small group discussions, about what programming elements are most important to include in the future North Portland Aquatic Center

The focus of this event will be finalizing the site selection criteria that will narrow our NPAC candidate sites from 5 sites (currently) to 3 sites. Our design team will then begin preparing schematic design renderings for each of the 3 final candidate sites. These renderings will be shared at Community Workshop #3 in April.

Advance registration is not required, but you can RSVP at the link below to help us plan ahead and add the NPAC Community Workshop #2 to your personal calendar.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-portland-aquatic-center-community-workshop-2-tickets-485415449677 If you have any questions about the North Portland Aquatic Center project or Community Workshop #2, please contact Ken Rumbaugh at ken.rumbaugh@portlandoregon.gov 

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North Portland Aquatic Center News: Pier Park has been removed from consideration as a candidate site for the future North Portland Aquatic Center (NPAC) Pier Park has been removed from consideration as a candidate site for the NPAC. Pier Park has received two Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants (LWCF #41-00423 and LWCF #41-01560). With any LWCF grant, if any part of the property is altered to a use other than public outdoor recreation, a conversion will be triggered and the only way to resolve a conversion is by acquiring replacement property of equal or greater fair market value, and equal or greater recreational utility directly adjacent to the existing park boundary. As we are targeting a footprint of development of potentially 2 to 3 acres in size, our options for acquisition of 2 to 3 acres of land adjacent to Pier Park and conversion to open space for park use are extremely limited if not impossible. This would have presented a schedule delay to acquire land, additional costs for land acquisition, and additionally, a schedule delay and additional costs to coordinate with the federal government on a conversion process to unhinge LWCF grant requirements on a Pier Park development area. For these reasons, Pier Park was removed from consideration as a candidate site.

This takes the candidate site list from 6 sites to 5 sites. The 5 remaining candidate sites are Columbia Park, Columbia Park Annex, Northgate Park, St. Johns Park (adjacent to St. Johns Community Center), and University Park (adjacent to Charles Jordan Community Center).

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