Pleasant Valley encompasses several buttes – all part of the ancient Boring Lava Domes formation. In the mid-1800s, several pioneer families crossed the plains and settled in this area, acquiring land, establishing homesteads, farms and sawmills along present-day Johnson Creek, its tributaries and Foster Road. The Springwater Corridor occupies the original Portland Traction interurban rail bed which once carried passengers and freight from the Willamette to east Multnomah County. Residents of Pleasant Valley enjoy beautiful surroundings and opportunities to explore Johnson Creek watershed and other natural areas – all within easy reach of urban amenities and services.

 

Within the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association, there are many ways to be involved:

• Offer to serve on the Board – positions are open

• Become aware of, and respond to land use decisions and future development

• Provide input on Neighborhood safety and area transportation issues

• Promote protection of watershed, natural areas and green space

• Get to know and collaborate with your neighbors on issues impacting the Neighborhood

 

Meeting details:

The regular meeting time is the 3rd Wednesday of odd numbered months at 7 PM, Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 SE Foster Road.

Contact info:

Karen Hubbard, 503-367-3238, Lewellen@hotmail.com

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May 6, 2015 by

By David Hampsten (Hazelwood) & Travis Driessen (PSU)

Results are in…not just another survey where you don’t hear back. In May 2014, an East Portland Action Plan survey was sent out to all East Portland addresses, as an insert in this newsletter. The survey had questions related to transportation and parks use in four languages - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and English. The intent was to ask information of our readers, but also to get neighbors to talk with each other and help prioritize public infrastructure. We encourage all residents to work together with their neighbors, neighborhood associations, community groups, and the East Portland Action Plan to advocate for transportation and parks improvements. More...
May 6, 2015 by

By Ann Kracke, PVNA secretary

Within Pleasant Valley, the area known as Sycamore (approximately 3 miles southeast of Lents) was named by Nelson Flinn from Virginia, (the ‘Sycamore State’), who settled here about 1844. When Sycamore post office was established in 1889, Flinn was named as first postmaster More...
May 6, 2015 by

By David Hampsten, Hazelwood NA

This last January, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) asked for a list of top transportation projects in each neighborhood, as part of its 'technical update' of the Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP is a blueprint of how the City expects to make transportation improvements over the next 20 years, in support of the City's Comprehensive Plan. PBOT has a list of over 80 major TSP projects covering East Portland, with costs varying from $500,000 to $150 million. More...
Jun 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
Rick's Red Barn - 16722 SE Baxter Road
Jul 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue
Sep 16, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue
Nov 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue