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Consolidated Plan Community Need Meetings
By Jessica Jazdzewski
Our 42nd Avenue
Collecting and sharing recipes that use ingredients available at Cully Farmers Market is the latest program the market is providing in its focus to provide local access to fresh, local food.
The market has several additional programs to make healthy produce affordable, including Neighbor Vouchers for people facing food insecurity, Double Up Food Bucks for SNAP recipients, and Senior Volunteer Vouchers. The recipe collection began recently to battle one of the greatest barriers when trying to incorporate more produce into the diet – a lack of knowledge of how to prepare it well.
Several neighbors have already submitted their tried-and-true recipes, which are available as free recipe cards each week at the market and online at CullyFarmersMarket.org. If you have any recipes you would like to contribute, bring them to the market, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to 5140A N.E. 42nd Ave., Portland OR 97218.
If there is a story behind your recipe, please include it! The goal is to build a diverse collection of recipes for all occasions that showcase the wide variety of foods produced locally. The market also has a weekly cookbook and gardening book swap, where you can take some or leave some.
The Cully Farmers Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through September, 5011 NE 42nd Ave. A final market and harvest picnic is scheduled for Oct. 8.
Date: Thursday, September 29
Location: Vernon IB World School | 2044 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Please Save the Date for one of our most active, fun, hands-on family nights of the year! STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Night brings together a variety of wonderful community partners and presenters ranging from OMSI to Mad Science, and a variety of teacher/parent led activities including Art, Robotics, Garden activities, and even a little Pokemon Go! Save the date and we hope to see you there!
The City is preparing to invest an additional $32 million in North/Northeast Portland to help address the community’s need for affordable housing. Give your input and help shape the housing plan.
You are invited to a community forum where you can share your priorities and ideas on how to invest the additional funding and learn about affordable housing programs available through the City of Portland.
Location: St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central Street
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: Breakfast 10:00 am • Session 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration: To request child care or translation services for this event, register online by September 7, 2016 or by calling 503-823-2375.
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The Cully Association of Neighbors and Oregon Walks are partnering Sept. 18 for the first of a new series of free, pedestrian-focused open streets events. The 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cully Camina will encourage participants to explore the Cully neighborhood on foot and use the streets for play in Oregon Walks’ new Oregon Walkways program.
What’s a camina? Loosely translated, it’s the Spanish word to walk, go, trot, home in on and/or wend one’s way.
Inspired by the success of the city of Portland’s Sunday Parkways, this event will close off portions of Killingsworth Street and Alberta Court to cars and open them to people. The route will highlight the newly minted Living Cully Plaza and the forthcoming 42nd Avenue Plaza, with activities along Cully Blvd, Alberta Street and Alberta Court, especially in and around Khunamokwst Park. Booths for food and art vendors as well as local nonprofits will be located near both plaza areas.
Volunteers, vendors and participants are all invited. Volunteers are needed on the planning and outreach teams, and to direct traffic.
Potential vendors may email Inna Levin.
Sponsors already include: Metro, the city of Portland, Our 42nd Avenue, Living Cully, Verde, Hacienda CDC, Andando en Bicicleta en Cully and City Repair and individuals who live and work in the neighborhood.
Oregon Walks is a pedestrian advocacy organization that works to ensure walking and the conditions for walking are safe, convenient and attractive for everyone. Learn more about Cully Camina.
Saturday September 17, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Big and little pirates alike are welcome to join us for a family festival all about groundwater! Play fun games and go on a scavenger hunt in search of hidden treasure – not gold, but groundwater, a precious resource that flows beneath your feet! Come dressed in yer finest pirate togs, or else the Cap’n might make ye walk the plank! Free kids T-shirts to the first 300 kids!
Portland Water Bureau Launch
16650 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
Walk Venue: Peninsula Park
Location: 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $15,000
Friday, September 9, 2016
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
1650 N.E. Killingsworth Street
Join us to bless Concordia University’s new K-Street Commons as we celebrate its opening and dedicate it for use by our students.
Designed for undergraduate students 25+, graduate students 21+, or married students, the K-Street Commons are just 15 blocks from Concordia’s main campus and include three different apartment options, on-site bike storage, and new retail shops on the ground floor.
Reception and tours following ceremony.
Fun, funky, family friendly and free. That’s the 19th Annual Alberta Street Fair, presented Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. by Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care.
Showcasing the best of the Alberta Street community, the event features entertainment, music, vendors, and food and drink for people of all ages. Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the event continues to be one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals and draws more than 25,000 people.
The fair will kick off with the Sixth Annual Children’s Parade, starting promptly at 11 a.m. at 15th Avenue and ending at the Center Stage at 21st Avenue. Participants meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Alberta Co-op parking lot at 15th Avenue.
Additional event highlights include:
- Kid’s Activity Corner, hosted all day by PDX Parent at 18th Avenue, provides crafty fun and entertainment for children of all ages
- Unique products and crafts from Alberta’s local businesses and 300 vendors lining Alberta Street between 11th and 30th avenues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Dancing and music at three stages located at 11th, 21st and 30th avenues – keep an eye on albertamainst.org for the full lineup
- Local beer and wine at the family friendly venues: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Radio Room Beer Garden, 11th Avenue, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Bella Faccia Beer Garden, 29th Avenue; and 1-6 p.m., PDX Urban Wineries Tasting Pavilion, 30th Avenue
- Food and beverages from Alberta’s well-known eateries, food carts and Street Fair vendors
- All-day activities and demonstrations between 10th and 11th avenues
Volunteers are needed, mostly for three-hours shifts. In addition to helping put on a great community event, you receive a super cool T-shirt, a ticket for a beer, (if you are age 21 or older) and an invitation to our volunteer appreciation party in late August. Sign up for a shift today and tell your friends!
A suggested $2 donation supports building a vibrant and healthy Alberta Street. Donations are accepted at the info booth, 1722 N.E. Alberta Street, and the beer garden. Please consider walking, biking or taking public transportation to The Alberta Street Fair.