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Whistling Mailman Retires

Article by David Boe Long time Portland mailman Tom Esau is retiring at the end of July. Beloved in the neighborhood for his kindness and friendly demeanor, Tom is especially well known as the whistling mailman. For the last 20+ years, Tom has cheerfully delivered the mail to Sylvan area residents, often whistling while...

Portland’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Planning for Real: Portland’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan When: April 23rd, 2016  2:30pm to 5:30pm Where: Lincoln High School Cafeteria, 1600 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205 Who: Everyone who lives, works, or plays in West/Northwest Portland and the City Center! more information about the workshop     What: The City of Portland Bureau of...

June Training

 6,000 emergency, military personnel to conduct PNW megaquake exercise the week of June 7th, 2016 Called “Cascadia Rising,” the exercise will be the biggest ever conducted in the Pacific Northwest. Which is fitting, because a rupture on the offshore fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone could be the biggest natural disaster in U.S. history....

Sylvan Brick Company

Did you know that the big open business park on Westwood and Skyline used to be The Sylvan Brick Company ? As anyone who has attempted to dig in their yard knows we live on a thick layer of clay. When we were doing our basement remodel I needed to dig a 6 foot...

Explore Your Natural Areas with PPR

Ten Weeks of Inter-generational Ecology In the City Saturday mornings, April through June Hands-on, interactive ecology classes for youth (5 yrs and up), teens & adults. Classes meet in a different natural area each Saturday morning. Register for one, or register for them all! Where to find more information… Call – 503-823-3601 Email Chrissy Larson...

Backyard Bird Habitat

Backyard Habitat Certification Program Background Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Land Trust and Friends of Tryon Creek have teamed up to create a unique Backyard Habitat Certification Program. The Backyard Habitat Certification Program provides assistance and incentives to residents on lots less than one acre, within the cities of Portland, Lake Oswego, Gresham and...

Arlington Heights Proposal

TYPE II PROPOSAL IN Arlington Heights Development has been proposed in your neighborhood. The proposed development requires a land use review. Case File Number, LU 16-109452 AD, in your letter. Applicant: Jack Barnes Jack Barnes Architect, PC 615 SE Alder St. #304 Portland, OR 97214 (503) 232-1620 Property Owners: Sam Anderson and Marisa McLaughlin...

SHEP NET

Read the stories that inspired many to get involved in emergency preparation. New Yorker Magazine: The Really Big One New Yorker Magazine: How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes

WA Park Detour Feb. 18th

Washington Park Parking Program Notification What: Kingston Av Closure When: Thursday, 2/18/16, 6am-2pm For you and your staff Contractors for the Portland Japanese Garden will be closing Kingston Av between the Kingston Av neighborhood gate and Rose Garden Way/Tennis Courts in order to move a crane and other associated work. For our customers Customers will be detoured to other entrances/exits....