General Invitation

Community Yard Sale

& Church Fair

hosted by

Columbia Community Bible Church

420 NE Marine Dr., Portland, 97211

Saturday, August 21st, 10 am – 4 pm

Please join us for this end-of-summer event!

Come support our community, and local church, by visiting this late summer opportunity to buy items that community members put up for sale, and enjoy a time of fun, food, and meeting neighbors.

Children’s activities will be available, including: face painting; games; etc.. Hot dogs, or hamburgers, chips, and bottled water, will be available for free. Donations appreciated.

Limited public parking available on site.

(In case the church’s north parking lot is filled,

park along NE 2nd to the west, or NE 6th to the east)

We look forward to seeing you !

Keep the day, and time, on your calendar !

Saturday, August 21st, 10 am – 4 pm, at 420 NE Marine Dr..


A new leader takes the helm of an old system

Portland, Oregon, May 24, 2021 – Longtime communications, natural resources, and public policy executive Jim Middaugh accepted the position of Executive Director of Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD), one of four special districts that help to protect lives and property from flood risk by managing flood management systems along the lower Columbia River in Multnomah County.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jim to the team,” said Ken Anderton, Board Chair of MCDD. “Jim’s background and experience will be a great asset to the districts and our community as we continue to work to reduce the risk of flooding along the Columbia River and upgrade the infrastructure and modernize the way we do business.”
Middaugh will begin his role with MCDD on June 1, 2021. He comes to MCDD following his second stint in Portland City Hall where he most recently served as Communications Director for Mayor Ted Wheeler. Before joining the Mayor’s office, Middaugh served as Metro’s Communications Director for 11 years. During his time with Metro, Middaugh managed media relations for the regional government and led a team that supported all facets of communications, marketing, and public engagement. Prior to Metro, Jim spent almost a decade with the City of Portland where he served as Capital Projects Manager, Chief of Staff for then-commissioner Erik Sten, and Science, Fish, and Wildlife Division Manager where he led the city’s initial response to the listing of salmon and steelhead under the federal Endangered Species Act.
As the Executive Director of MCDD, Middaugh will oversee the operations and maintenance of 27-miles of levees, 12 pump stations, and 45-miles of sloughs, canals, and culverts that reduce the risk of flooding for an area that is home to nearly 8,000 residents, 2,500 businesses, 59,000 jobs, and 2,000 acres of parks and natural spaces, as well as critical public assets like the Portland International Airport, an Army National Guard base, and a back-up drinking water supply for nearly a million Oregonians. This infrastructure system is overseen by four independent drainage districts, including MCDD.  Since 1996, MCDD has been the operator and administrator of the system on behalf of all four districts. 
Middaugh will also lead staff in the development of the Urban Flood Safety & Water Quality District (UFSWQD), a new special district established by the Oregon State Legislature in 2019. This new district was created to streamline management of the flood safety infrastructure, and it represents a more modern and sustainable approach for the metro region. The UFSWQD will continue to focus on reducing flood risk and protecting people and property and it has an expanded mandate to promote equity in all aspects of its operations; contribute to water quality, habitat, and landscape resilience; and adapt to the effects of climate change. The transition of the four districts to the UFSWQD will occur once a funding system is in place. That work is currently underway.
“It’s an honor to join the MCDD team in providing critical public safety and flood risk reduction services for a unique region that both serves as a major transportation and economic corridor for the state but is also rich in natural spaces and habitat for birds, fish and wildlife,” said Middaugh. “This is an exciting time of transition for MCDD and I’m looking forward to working with board members, staff, and the community to finish the ongoing efforts to improve the way we manage and fund this important infrastructure.”

MCDD’s mission is to enhance community safety and support the region’s vitality by reducing flood risk, maintaining the Portland Metro Levee System, managing drainage, and responding to flood emergencies. MCDD also serves three other drainage districts along the south shore of the Columbia River (Peninsula Drainage District #1, Peninsula Drainage District #2 and the Sandy Drainage Improvement Company).  The four districts collectively extend from the edge of Smith and Bybee Lakes on the west to the western bank of the Sandy River on the east. To learn more about MCDD and the infrastructure it operates and maintains, please visit www.mcdd.org.


City news

Keith Hill, Portland Fire & Rescue EMT/Firefighter, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Vanessa Morales.
Get Vaccinated Today and Help Others Do the Same
Governor Kate Brown announced that when 70 percent of adult Oregonians receive at least one vaccination, she will be able to lift many occupancy limitations on restaurants, gyms, and stadiums. Additionally, when that threshold is reached, the Governor will end mask wearing requirements except in specific situations.

In order to reopen, we want to reach that 70 percent threshold ASAP.
If you aren’t yet vaccinated, please schedule an appointment or go to a vaccination site that allows drop-ins. Getting vaccinated is the best way to ensure our community can return to our normal way of life.
Find a Vaccine
Poster for Juneteenth: Produced by PDX Jazz. 49th Annual Juneteenth Oregon. Live Stream from Jack London Revue June 19, 2021 1 p.m. Watch Live juneteenthor.com, pdxjazz.com. Facebook and Instagram: @JuneteenthOregon15 @PDXJazzPortland, @juneteenthor, @pdxjazz. With live performances by Parisalexa, Sarah Clarke, Amenta Abiota, Cool Nutz w/ DJ Fatboy, Libretto, Donna Jones & the Delegation, DJ O.G.ONE, Tamia Mitchell. With special Appearances by Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Mel Brown, Kamari Rivers, Marlon "The Magician" McClain, Mic Crenshaw, Clinton Fearon, Norman Sylvestor. Includes an image of two hands breaking the chains of handcuffs.
Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth is just around the corner, and I’m encouraging Portlanders to participate in this year’s virtual Juneteenth Oregon Celebration on Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. The event will stream live at juneteenthor.com and pdxjazz.com.
Juneteenth celebrates Black Americans’ freedom from slavery, and it’s known by many as our country’s second independence day. This holiday is a day to celebrate freedom, reflect on our country’s history of slavery, and honor and recognize the achievements and progress made by African Americans.
This year’s Juneteenth Oregon celebration will feature live performances by talented musicians and messages from local leaders. I hope you’ll join.
Four volunteers wear safety vests and hold trash bags and trash pickers in Waterfront Park
Help Pick It Up, Portland!
SOLVE is hosting its fifth annual Pick It Up, Portland! event on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26. This citywide cleanup event, hosted in partnership with Pacific Power, the City of Portland, and other organizations, is an opportunity for Portlanders across the city to roll up their sleeves and help clean up Portland.

On those days, cleanup events will take place in neighborhoods across the city. SOLVE will provide volunteers supplies including heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and vinyl gloves. Volunteers must wear face coverings and closed-toed shoes.  Sign Up for Pick It Up, Portland!

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PIR noise


Dear Neighbors,
We would like to inform you that in our original notification, we mentioned a second weekend of shows on May
28-30, 2021. With respect to PIR and Kenton Neighborhood’s ongoing tradition of a quiet Memorial Day
Weekend, those show dates have changed to May 21-22, 2021. No other changes have been made, but
clear communication with the residents of Kenton Neighborhood is very important to us and we felt the need to
notify you of the updated event schedule.

Red Cube Productions, LLC is proposing socially distanced drive-in concerts expecting 307 cars, with
1535 total attendees at Portland International Raceway (1809 N Broadacre Rd, Portland, OR 97217)
featuring international touring dance music DJs and live bands on May 21-22, 2021 from 4pm-10pm.
We intend to perform a sound check around 3pm on both days of the event, followed by four hours of
music once the event begins. The concert will begin at 6pm and ends at 10pm sharp, at which point we
will be enforcing a very strict sound curfew.
To put Event sound levels in perspective with other common measurements:

100-110 dBA – Train warning horns at residences along Columbia Blvd.
90 dBA – Truck or motorcycle traffic in street outside residences
80 dBA – Heavy truck traffic noise at residences along Columbia Blvd.
80 dBA – Garbage disposal in a kitchen
78 dBA – Loudest variance noise levels at closest residence
70 dBA – Average daytime noise levels residences along Columbia Blvd
70 dBA – Vacuum cleaner at 10 feet
65 dBA – Normal PIR operations (105 limit) measured at closest residence
65 dBA – Normal Event sound measured at closest residence
60 dBA – Average nighttime noise levels along Columbia Blvd.

How we will monitor sound levels:

Along with close monitoring of the Kenton Neighborhood and PIR sound meters from arrival until departure,
our sound engineers will be equipped with sound meters to measure at the event as well as surrounding
neighborhoods. In the event the dB level surpasses the threshold, the sound engineer will immediately adjust
the volume accordingly. Smaller speakers will be positioned in such a way to be the least obtrusive as possible
for our neighbors to the north and south. Below is a noise calculation graph created by our audio company to
show the estimated sound travel.

We have applied to the City of Portland for a code variance request from the City Noise Code, Title 18. You
have a legal right to offer public comment on our Code variance request and may offer input or complaints at
any point to the City of Portland. If we do not meet the conditions of our variance decision, the City retains the
right to revoke our temporary variation of the City Code.

It is our goal to be a good neighbor and to comply with all conditions set by the City’s Noise Control

If you have any questions you can reach Paul Song at paul@redcubepdx.net.
During our event times, please contact Paul or Ian at 971-350-9065 for an immediate response to any of your
If you have questions for the City’s Noise Control Office, please call 503-823-7350.
If you have questions about the quasi-judicial code variance decision process, or if you have complaints you
wish to share with the City, you can contact the City’s Noise Control Office at noise@portlandoregon.gov.
Thank you for your support.
Paul Song (Owner)
Red Cube Productions, LLC