Category Archives: Landscape

FREE Naturescaping Workshop, Sunday May 5th Kennedy School Community Room

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores: pollution … Continue reading

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Draft Portland Plan subject of public hearings in November

Planning and Sustainability Commission to hear public testimony about long-range plan for the city Portland, OR. — Now that the Portland Plan – Proposed Draft is available for public review, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will be holding public … Continue reading

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Concordia Tree Team Launches Website

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James H Kunstler Dissects Suburbia

We need 20 minute neighborhoods. Check this TED video with James H Kunstler. I wonder what his thoughts are about Portland?

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Irvington neighborhood families organize against Clearwire cell tower

Families in Irvington have joined the growing number of Portland residents opposing cell tower construction in residential neighborhoods. Irvington residents are fighting a Clearwire proposal to replace an existing 74-foot utility pole with an installation of multiple WiMax antennas onto … Continue reading

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Nuts About Nature! Outdoor Preschool Program

A new preschool program is being offered by Portland Parks and Recreation. Nuts About Nature will take place at Whitaker Ponds a gem of a place to work with young children: there’s birds galore, owls, raccoons, nutria, beavers, ponds, forests, … Continue reading

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How Do You Want Urban Renewal Investment Dollars to Impact YOUR Neighborhood?

Decisions will soon be made about Urban Renewal plans and money to be invested in inner North/Northeast neighborhoods. Come voice your community needs. Urban Renewal Area Town Hall 1: Community Truth-Telling Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Place: Billy Webb … Continue reading

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CARNIVAL at Newspace Center for Photography, February 5th through 28th

CARNIVAL February 5th through 28th Newspace Center for Photography 1632 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 503.963.1935 phone Opening Reception Friday, February 5th, 6-9pm FEATURING: Jessica Acevedo, Marah Anderson, Michelle Bates, Meg Birnbaum, Adam Blackman, Craig Blankenhorn, Calvin Chen, … Continue reading

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The Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits of Trees in Cities

On October 16, Kathleen L. Wolf, Research Social Scientist in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, discussed the environmental, social and economic benefits of plants in our cities. She then turned the spotlight on examples of … Continue reading

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Join us for the Ainsworth Linear Arboretum Tree Walk Sunday, October 11th

Portland Parks & Recreation started the Ainsworth Linear Arboretum four years ago with the idea of showcasing unique varieties of trees in an urban setting. This is a great way to learn about our neighborhood and decide on what tree … Continue reading

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