Public forum with your congressman
Please come and talk about issues that matter most to you and your neighborhood. U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer is holding a forum for Portland neighborhood association board members, officers, and other interested residents to share their views about what Portland needs. Attend this meeting, and make sure your voice is heard on important issues:
The meeting will be Thursday, August 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Joe Edgar Hall (@ Teamsters Plaza), 1866 N.E. 162nd Ave.
If you have questions, please call 503-235-3399 or email Portland@earlblumenauer.com.
Calling all 1963 Parkrose Senior High School graduates. Your 40th reunion will span the third full weekend in August. Classmates only are invited to gather at Jim Dandys Drive-In at Northeast 96th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15.
Saturday, August 16, will feature a banquet at the Hill House at the Persimmon Country Club, 8015 S.E. Hogan Road, in Gresham at 6:30 p.m. This event welcomes spouses or guests as well as grads.
Arrangements have been made for golf at Persimmon Golf Course in Gresham and bowling at Kellogg Bowl in Milwaukie.
For more information, contact Gary and Gail Grimes at 503-537-9431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A movie and a dip
What could be more fun that your favorite movie while floating in a swimming pool? Montavilla Pool presents Lilo & Stitch as its Dive-In Movie feature on Tuesday August 19. The pool is located at 8219 N.E. Glisan. For more information call 503-823-3675.
Did you know you can rent the pool for birthday, family or neighborhood parties? To find out more about this call 503-823-5130.
Adventure in the wellfield: A groundwater treasure hunt
Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and the Portland Bureau of Water Works for a treasure hunt in the Columbia South Shore Wellfield, the home of Portlands backup and emergency water supply. Search the wellfield for clues that will lead you to hidden treasure! This free family-friendly event is appropriate for all ages. Come prepared to walk and explore. Some driving may be involved. Snacks, music, t-shirts, prizes, and educational games will be provided.
This event will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet at the 40-mile Loop Trailhead at 16550 N.E. Airport Way. Look for the large blue water tank just past 158th Ave. The driveway to the trailhead is just east of the tank. For more information contact Sarah Murphy at 503-281-1132 or email@example.com
6th Annual Hot August Daze Cruise-In
Gateway Elks Lodge 2411 has planned a Cruise-In for the whole family to enjoy. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 23 in the Gateway Elks Parking lot, 711 N.E. 100th Ave., two blocks North of Glisan. Lots of nice cars and antique vehicles will be on display for your enjoyment.
The day will start with a donations-only carwash from 8-11 a.m. Hamburgers and beverages will be served in the park from noon until 4 p.m. There will be games and raffle drawings from 1-3:30 p.m. as well as a model car contest.
A dee-jay will provide the entertainment, along with live performances by Gateways own Showtime Revue.
The Lodge will serve a Route 66 B-B-Q buffet from 4-8 p.m. followed by a Sock Hop from 8 p.m. to midnight. This event is for adults only and will cost $2 per person.
The Dukes of Portland, a newly formed car club, will assist the Lodge in this day-long event. Proceeds from these activities go to charities within and outside the Lodge. The community is invited to come join in the fun, tour the Gateway Elks Lodge and enjoy a laid back day.
For more information contact the Gateway Elks Lodge at 503-255-6535 or Cruise-In chairman, Bob Lee at 503-255-3019
Serving the community
Parkrose Lions Club has been providing services to the needy and to those who have sight and hearing disabilities in our local area for over 70 years. These active community leaders invite you to attend their meeting and find out what they are all about.
The August meetings of the Parkrose Lions Club will be Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 20 at the Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, 13816 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:30. First timers are treated to a free dinner.
Get a good free meal and find out what activities the Parkrose Lions will be working on to help the Parkrose community. For more information, please call Sterling Leiv at 503-258-1346.
Multnomah County Judge to speak
The Gateway Area Business Association General Membership meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 14 from 11:45-1:00 at JJ Norths Grand Buffet, 10520 N.E. Halsey St. The speaker will be Multnomah County Judge John Wittmayer. His topic is Whats Happening in the Courts: The Need to keep our Judges Independent.
The Gateway Area Business Association serves businesses in Gateway, Glisan Street, Mall 205, Menlo Park, Midway, 111th Square, San Rafael and in-between. Guests are invited to attend and consider membership in this active and dynamic organization. For more information, contact Tim Curran at 503-287-8904.
Coming off the very successful production of the Rose Festival Cruise-In, the Parkrose Business Association will not have a general membership meeting in August. For results of the Cruise-In see the article on page 17. For more information contact President Gordon Boorse at 503-493-2215.
City Council meetings
Held the first and third Tuesdays of the month, the Maywood Park City Council Meetings are open to all citizens. Residents of Maywood Park are encouraged to attend and to suggest topics for discussion. The council operates by agenda, so items you would like included should be submitted in writing to the City Office at 10100 N.E. Prescott, Maywood Park, OR 97220. Upcoming meetings will be on Tuesdays, August 19 and September 9 at Mt. Hood Community College, Maywood Park Campus at 7 p.m. For more information, call 503-255-9805
Take Off Pounds Sensibly! TOPS #OR128, Portland extends this invitation to join them on Monday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room located on the North side of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave.
Founded in 1948, TOPS is a nonprofit weight loss support group with almost 240,000 members in 11,000 chapters worldwide. It is affiliated with Shape Up America. If you would like to learn more, call toll free 1-800-932-8677 or visit the website at www.tops.org.
You and your neighborhood
Your neighborhood association is your link to City government. If you do not already know which association serves you, contact the East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) to find out. Many of the associations will not hold business meetings in August, but did host an event for the annual National Night Out Celebrations.
The East Portland Neighborhood Office is located at 735 S.E. 106th Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the office by phone at 503-823-4550, by fax at 503-823-4525 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mill Park Neighborhood Association will not meet in August. The Mill Park Neighborhood contact is Rosemarie Opp, 503-252-5491.
The August meeting of the Parkrose Neighborhood Association (PNA) is scheduled for Tuesday August 18 at 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 11100 N.E. Shaver St. Nominations for new officers will be accepted at this meeting. Please call PNA chairman Mark Gardner at 503-254-1752 with questions.
Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors will be holding a Board meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall at Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 N. E. Knott St. This is a working session of the Board but is an open meeting. For further information please call Carol Williams, 503-255-9596 or Grace Fitzgerald, 503-254-3767.
The Russell Neighborhood Association has no August meeting scheduled.
The Hazelwood Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, August 18, at 7 p.m. at the East Precinct Community Room, 737 S.E. 106th Ave. For more information, contact Arlene Kimura at 503-252-9429.
The Argay Neighborhood Association will not meet in August.
The Wilkes Community Group will not meet in August.
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