Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association News

2015-10-12 16:27

We are asking for your ideas and suggestions for the best way to connect with a MUCH larger proportion of our neighbors. Understanding your needs means we can create better ways to quickly get you the information, resources and effective solutions you need to resolve your concerns. Our local school district students speak more than 50 languages and represent more than 65 different ethnic and cultural groups. So our question is why have we not made connection with more of our neighbors? 

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2015-09-17 13:36

Families welcome to improve, maintain, restore and build Portland's parks! 

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2015-09-01 10:28

Call for Submission of articles and ads for the October Quarterly East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter. Articles and photos are due on or before Friday, Sept 4th at 5:00 p.m.

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2015-07-01 12:31
"I have carefully considered your feedback, as well as PP&R staff input. Based on this information, I have decided to fund Master Plans for Mill Park and Midland Park (in a concurrent process, as requested by the Mill Park Neighborhood Association), and the SE 150th and Division property," Commissioner Fritz. More...
2015-07-01 12:04

Learn more about the history of the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood, its schools and founders.

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2015-06-30 20:05

Here's what's going in in, and around, the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association!

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2015-05-06 23:44
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...
2015-05-06 23:29

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

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2015-05-06 10:37
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...
2015-05-04 23:05
15 years ago, development in the outer SE region of Pleasant Valley was exploding. Clatsop Butte became home to over 500 new residential properties. Portland Parks stepped up to the plate and, using system development charges, purchased 16 acres planned for development and land-banked the property for future use as an activity park. In 2008 a master plan was prepared outlining a full-service activity park with rest rooms, playing courts, and sports field and play equipment. More...
2015-05-04 22:31
East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has approved the ‘2015 Municipal Partnership Projects’ for a total of $79,000. Approval is a fun process of review and spending play dollars. More...
2015-05-04 22:21
Since Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator, was assigned to East Portland neighborhoods this last October, he has responded to neighbor complaints on 25-30 vacant houses with a varying degree of crime and livability problems. These homes are vacant because the owners have defaulted on their mortgage payments and the banks are in the process of foreclosing on the properties, which can take as long as five years. Many of the problems occur while the property is in limbo. More...
2015-05-04 22:11
Friends of Trees has had yet another great year of tree planting, which will keep nearly 200 volunteers busy inspecting trees this coming summer. In part because all trees planted by Friends of Trees are guaranteed for one year against root stock failure or improper planting, every tree planted is inspected twice by volunteers the first summer they are in the ground. The process of summer inspection is beneficial to both the trees and the community where they are planted. More...
2015-03-03 12:31
Many folks from the area had to travel quite a distance to attend the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony this year, on the evening of November 6; but three major organizations and one individual from East Portland found the trip rewarding. Before the program, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said, “There is a lot of joy in this room. Many times, theirs is a thankless job – this is our way to say ‘thank you’ to those who have given so much to the City.” Previewing the upcoming awards, Hales added, “East Portland is now really part of the City family. That's why it's great that we see so many awards going to outer East Portland programs and activists – people who have made this community better already.” More...
2015-03-03 12:10
In the 1840s and for several years thereafter, this region was settled by pioneers seeking land and opportunity. There are many familiar names among the early arrivals who took up land and made an impact still felt today. More...
2015-03-03 11:42
One major organization that is working on some of these things and some different ideas is East Portland Action Plan also known as EPAP. If you wish for many of these infrastructure ideas to come about please get involved. Work within your neighborhood organization or EPAP. More...