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Traffic changes at SE Tacoma and SE 6th August 3 - 7

Construction at the intersection of SE Tacoma Street and SE 6th Avenue from August 3 – 7 will lead to temporary traffic changes for drivers that week. From 10 am on Monday, August 3 until late afternoon on Friday, August 7, no left turns will be permitted at the intersection, due to grading and paving work in the middle of the intersection. Traffic on 6th Ave. will be unable to cross Tacoma St. during the week.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 31, 2015

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Traffic changes at SE Tacoma and SE 6th August 3 - 7

Construction at the intersection of SE Tacoma Street and SE 6th Avenue from August 3 – 7 will lead to temporary traffic changes for drivers that week. From 10 am on Monday, August 3 until late afternoon on Friday, August 7, no left turns will be permitted at the intersection, due to grading and paving work in the middle of the intersection. Traffic on 6th Ave. will be unable to cross Tacoma St. during the week.

Left turns and north/south movements can be made at intersections east of 6th Ave.

The intersection is being rebuilt as part of the Sellwood Bridge replacement project to line up with the new bridge. The intersection will include a traffic signal and left turn lanes for Tacoma traffic.

On Monday, August 3, crews will move concrete barriers near the intersection starting at 3 am to prepare for asphalt grinding starting at 7 am.

Multnomah County is the lead agency for the Sellwood Bridge project. The City of Portland, which is a project partner, will maintain the new intersection and signal. For more information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.

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Note: An architect's rendering of the completed 6th & Tacoma intersection is attached.

Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Weekend road closures for east county events

Saturday, August 1: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and a half mile west of NW Sundial Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Wahine Triathlon and Duathlon. • Sunday, August 2: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and NW Sundial Road and NW Sundial Road between NE Marine Drive and NW Graham Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Midsummer Triathlon and Duathlon.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 30, 2015

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Weekend road closures for east county events

Sections of several Multnomah County roads will be closed this weekend during community events.

NE Marine Drive

  • Saturday, August 1: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and a half mile west of NW Sundial Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Wahine Triathlon and Duathlon.
  • Sunday, August 2: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and NW Sundial Road and NW Sundial Road between NE Marine Drive and NW Graham Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Midsummer Triathlon and Duathlon.

Through traffic should use alternate routes such as NE Sandy Blvd. Access to Marine Drive will be maintained for local residents and emergency vehicles during the events.

Multnomah County maintains N.E. Marine Drive east of N.E. Interlachen Lane. The western portions are maintained by the cities of Gresham and Portland. For event information, visit http://www.racecenter.com/race-details/?race=3425.

Troutdale Cruise-In

On Sunday, August 2 from 8 am to 3 pm the East Historic Columbia River Highway will be closed between S Buxton Avenue and SE Kibling Street for the annual Troutdale Cruise-In. Interstate 84 is a convenient alternate route when the highway is closed. Multnomah County maintains the western section of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

For more information, visit www.multco.us/roads.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Save the date: East Portland Represent!

Date(s): Thursday August 13, 2015 7:00-8:30pm, Location: Community Hall, PCC Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Cost: Free and open to all (Attendees who drive to the event will need to pay for parking. PCC-SE is also very accessible by public transportation.) Site: http://www.pdxcityclub.org/calendar_day.asp?date=8/13/2015&event=313

It is no secret that East Portlanders often feel as though they’re getting the short end of the stick. From streets and sidewalks, to school funding, to public transportation the eastern portion of the City shows wide disparities from the rest of Portland. These differences in service levels and the fact that only one city councilor in the council’s 102 year history was initially elected while living East of 82nd Avenue leave the impression with many East Portland residents that they are not being well represented.

On Thursday August 13th, join Martha Bennett, Chief Operating Officer of Metro, East Portland community activist Arlene Kimura, PSU doctoral candidate Jamaal Green, and the City Club’s Government and Public Policy Committee in a lively discussion as we explore what should be done to bring representational equity to East Portland.

Event details

Date(s): Thursday August 13, 2015 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Community Hall, PCC Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland

Cost: Free and open to all (Attendees who drive to the event will need to pay for parking. PCC-SE is also very accessible by public transportation.)

Site: http://www.pdxcityclub.org/calendar_day.asp?date=8/13/2015&event=313

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/884131751669997/

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes

James

PS: Here’s some additional background reading if you’re interested.

Associated Press article on restructuring Portland’s City Council: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/07/27/east-portland-seeks-greater-representation/30741827/Portland City Council: Where they lived when first elected = http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/portlands_axis_of_power_city_c.html

East Portland Art and Culture Festival looking for artists, performers and vendors!

East Portland Community Center; Portland Parks and Recreation, Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council, Iraqi Society of Oregon, Instituto Inxocitl Incuicatl, Somali American Council of Oregon, Hmong American Community of Oregon, joining hands to create the very first East Portland Art and Culture Festival Aug. 22, 2015, 11am-3pm at East Portland Community Center.

East Portland Community Center; Portland Parks and Recreation, Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council, Iraqi Society of Oregon, Instituto Inxocitl Incuicatl, Somali American Council of Oregon, Hmong American Community of Oregon, joining hands to create the very first East Portland Art and Culture Festival Aug. 22, 2015, 11am-3pm at East Portland Community Center.

Contact info@coloredpencilsart.org or Nim Xuto at 503-91489170 if you would like to be part of this fun event!

Multi-culture Art Exhbit : Showing your small-medum sizes of your paintings at EPCC Art Wall. Setting up is this Sat. at 10a.m. so please contact Nim before Friday.

Culture Performance : MC. by Ronault "Polo" Catalani. We are looking for culture performance group, ritual, elders blessing, Youth spoken words. The program is filling up so please email us!!!

Craft Venders : Selling and showcasing your hand craft and business to our loving community. Networking and getting yourself out there.

Organization tables : let our neighbors know about your organizations and spread the words about your work or business. This is how we integrate and get to know one another!

The event will take place at EPCC big gym where we will have stage performance surrounded by craft vendors ~

EPCC is a very busy center and we hope you get to learn more of it's services with this event. So please bring your art and craft to sell at this event!!! No fee or comission for either vendors or art show!

Colored Pencils Art and Culture is 501c3 grass root non-profit organization which mission is to facilitate inter-cultural learning among diverse communities through artistic expression and seek to overcome racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.

For more information about our organization or donate funding to continue this project please visit the Colored Pencils website at www.coloredpencilsart.org. or our Facebook page.

A Colored Pencils evening is a journey into our reassuring human experience, and into our shared eclectically wild Portland story.

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Notice of Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing on Interim Mitigation Rule for Tree Removal on August 4th

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A Portland, OR 97201

The Urban Forestry Commission is convening a public hearing for the purpose of taking testimony about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal. You can read the Interim Rule at www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/mitigation. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm with a presentation from the City Forester that gives an overview of the Tree Code and Interim Rule. The meeting will adjourn at 8 pm. Please be prepared to submit your testimony in case we do not have time to hear your testimony.

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM

1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A

Portland, OR 97201

If you cannot make the hearing but would like to submit testimony, please send your written testimony to Mieke Keenan at mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov by September 9, 2015. If you have any questions about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal, please contact Mike Keenan at 503-823-5779 or mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov.

View this public notice online at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufc.

Thank you,

Danielle Bohannan

Botanic Specialist II | Urban Forestry

Portland Parks & Recreation

1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000

Portland, OR 97201

503-823-6333 (mobile)

503-823-4493 (fax)

Danielle.Bohannan@PortlandOregon.gov

www.portlandoregon.gov/trees

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2036, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests or visit http://bit.ly/13EWaCg