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When walking around your neighborhood, do you see spaces to plant a tree, street trees in need of maintenanc

One of the nation’s largest urban educational farms—Zenger Farm— is located right here in East Portland. As an important step toward improving healthy food access and education for East Portlanders, on Monday, July 21st Zenger Farm broke ground on one of the most significant investments in sustainable food systems and community in the city.

You’ve seen it mentioned, been asked to give your input, but what exactly is this Comprehensive Plan anyway?

The Prioritize Portland! Project’s purpose is to create a sustainable and enduring partnership process between public infrastructure providers, non-profit advocacy groups, and the existing Portland neighborhood structure, to identify, analyze, and prioritize neighborhood active transportation needs for services and infrastructure.

TriMet our bus and light rail transportation provider has been installing what is called the "leaner" bench along with other benches in routes throughout East Portland.

To quote the TriMet website about them:

This is the time for leaves to fall. The most frequent cause of flooding in the streets is heavy rains washing leaves into the storm drains and clogging things up.

Ride Connection, a private non-profit focused on accessible transportation, is important to our community and to each individual it serves because mobility opens doors. It allows a person to be independent and it offers a way to access life's essentials.

Since 2001, the Citizen of the Year annual award has honored outstanding contributions in the Gateway community. The recipient demonstrates commitment to the community, advancing its commercial, economic, financial, industrial, safety and civic interests.

You may have noticed city staff in orange vests knocking on doors this summer. What were they up to?

For the past couple of years I have been involved with Human Solutions Family Winter Shelter at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. The shelter is a "winter only shelter" that runs from November to May and is available only for the use of families.