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Portland Neighborhood Forum

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
731 N Hayden Meadows Drive
Portland, OR 97217

The IBR program will be holding in-person Neighborhood Forums in May and June to give local community members adjacent to the program area an opportunity to speak directly with IBR staff about their questions and concerns and to learn about the environmental review process and what is being studied, financial plan, upcoming urban design work, and future opportunities for community engagement. The IBR program is planning to hold one forum in Vancouver and one forum in Portland.


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Summer Hosting Opportunity for Families

Host a high school or college student from Japan for 1-4 weeks this summer! Hosting an international student is a great way to learn about a new culture, establish global friendships, and introduce young people to the great wide world. It is an impactful experience centered around international collaboration, solidarity, and education. The students are coming to share cultures, practice English, and become part of an American household. Students will have weekday English classes and activities at Portland State University or Pacific International Academy, commuting on public transit. (We also have long term college students enrolled at PSU, PIA, PCC campuses, Clark College, and Lewis and Clark College.) Students bring their own spending money and are covered by comprehensive medical and accident insurance. Families receive orientation materials, 24/7 support, and a small hosting stipend. ACES is a PNW nonprofit that has been connecting families and students since 1995. Learn more at acescollegehomstay.org, apply online, or contact us at aces.org@exploretheworld.org or 971-387-6388.

Thank you!

Community Outreach
ACES-American Cultural Exchange Service

See this flyer about cultural exchange opportunities for community members in our neighborhood.


The Interstate Bridge Replacement program will host in-person neighborhood forums on Wednesday, May 31 in Vancouver and Tuesday, June 6 in Portland. Community members are invited to participate and ask questions of program staff, regardless of where they live.  

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program neighborhood forums:  

When:            5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 

Where:           Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660 


When:            5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 6 

Where:           Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, Large Conference Room, 731 N Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217 

No formal presentations will be provided. Attendees are welcome to come and go at their leisure during the three-hour events to view maps, design visualizations and program information on the following topics: 

  • Program overview including schedule, cost and funding estimate 
  • National Environmental Policy Act process  
  • Design options being studied 
  • National Historic Preservation Act process to identify historic properties 
  • Urban design work 
  • Future and ongoing community engagement opportunities  

Questions about the neighborhood forums or other topics may be sent to info@interstatebridge.org.  

In our effort to center equity, we will have materials in different languages on site. If you plan to attend and need an interpreter or other accessibility accommodations, please email translations@interstatebridge.org

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Jay Housgard (he/him)

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program
Community Engagement

C: 971-400-7714

E: jay.housgard@interstatebridge.org



Invitation to Join the SOLVE Delta Park Neighborhood Trash Pick Up 5/24/23

Hello North Portland neighbors,

I wanted to let you know about an exciting event that SOLVE has planned in your neighborhood coming up.

On Wednesday May 24th we are hosting a Delta Park neighborhood trash pickup event. Here is a link with more information and to register: SOLVE | Family Friendly Delta Park and North Union Cleanup (solveoregon.org)

We will have the check-in table near the sand volleyball courts and the event will run from 10 am to noon. We are notifying local neighborhood associations and community groups in the Kenton, East Columbia, Bridgeton, and Hayden Island neighborhoods to invite you to come join us for this event.

We would also appreciate your help promoting the event so that we can get more volunteers to make as big an impact as possible in the area.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We would love to see you there!

Peter Brewer (he/him) 

Volunteer Manager

1501 SW Jefferson St. | Portland, Oregon 97201 
Office: 971-346-2703
Connect with us: solveoregon.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 


Have you limited mobility?

I will be facilitating a focus group for transportation projects to improve walking, biking, and transit in North Portland. For this group we want to engage seniors and people with disabilities. Here’s a little more information.

North Portland in Motion (NPIM) is a Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) planning effort to identify transportation needs and near-term investments to support walking, biking, and transit use in the North Portland peninsula. Community feedback is an important part of shaping the recommendations in the plan. For this focus group, seniors and people with disabilities who live, work or travel in North Portland regularly are invited to share about transportation needs and priorities for North Portland. To learn more background information about North Portland in Motion visit the NPIM Webpage

The focus group will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 6 from 4 – 5:30. Participating community members will be given a $20 Fred Meyer gift card as a thank you for their input. Registration in advance of the session is required.

Is this something you can share with North Portland Neighborhood Services community members and provide my contact information if they are interested?

Lisa Strader, PBOT ADA Coordinator, lisa.strader@portlandoregon.gov

Thank you for any help you can provide to boost this opportunity.

Lisa B. Strader | ADA Coordinator | Ramps by Request Program Manager

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Complete Streets Program
Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1331

Portland, OR 97204

503-823-5703 (Office)



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