ECNA is invited too!

Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Spring Clean Up
May 21, 2022 • 9:00am – 2:00 pm
Get rid of household junk at the Bridgeton Neighborhood
Spring Clean Up event. Dispose oversized trash items,
furniture, wood, metal and secure paper shredding.
>>>> Volunteers Wanted <<<<
Wake up to Starbucks coffee & Marsee’s
donuts and help refresh our households.
Sign up to volunteer with Gorgy: gorgyag@gmail.com

• Bulky items
• Plastics • Metals • Mattresses
• Appliances (no refrigerators or microwaves)
• Electronics (no monitors or TVs)
• Paint – Used paint will go to Metro Paint
• Paper – Secure shredding!

Suggested $5 donation
per large item or bag.
Donations help fund BNA
events & clean ups!

Drop Locations on Bridgeton Rd
• 207 N. Bridgeton
• NE 1st Place (near 154 NE Bridgeton)
No Hazardous Materials or
Construction debris, kitchen
waste, poisons, toxic,
flammable, or combustible
materials like pesticides,
herbicides, poisons, waste
motor oil, antifreeze, automotive
fluids, and household chemicals,
fluorescent bulbs, tires, or


Arboretum May update

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Columbia Children’s ArboretumProject Update for May 2022
Construction is beginning and fencing will be installed the week of May 9th. We’re happy to share that construction fencing will be isolated to the west side of the park (west of the bridge in the middle of the park) ​and the parking area on NE 6th Drive will be closed.  This will allow for the east side of the park, accessed only from Meadow Lane and Lija Loop, to remain open to visitors until approximately July or August at which point the east side of the park will also become closed for construction.

Work occurring through the month of May will include contractor mobilization onto the site, utility locates, tree protection fencing, tree pruning, erosion control, surveying, clearing and grubbing, earthwork and storm sewer work in NE 6th Drive. Please note there will be a one lane closure on NE 6th Drive for several weeks to complete this work.
Learn more

ECNA meeting invitation

East Columbia Neighborhood Association General meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 May, rather than the usual Tuesday.  This will be a hybrid meeting with both In-person and Zoom options available.

In-Person: Meet at the Columbia Community Bible Church at 420 NE Marine Drive.  Meeting to begin at 7:00 pm.  Please do not attend if you are feeling ill.

Zoom: Time: May 11, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86452119917?pwd=Z0d5Ti9XZ2ljYVpwQlVYMDZqZHFzUT09

Meeting ID: 864 5211 9917    Passcode: 580003

Agenda Items

Interstate Bridge Replacement

            A COMMUNITY PROPOSED CONCEPT will be discussed.  There are no approved or final plans for the Bridge or associated Ramps, Feeders, etc.

News Letter Distribution

MCDD invited

Neighborhood Cleanup

Crime/Emergency Communications


Do you have a story to tell?

The Portland Archives and Records Center has created an oral history program and wants your ideas for storytellers.

Gathering and preserving stories through interviews allows the people who’ve experienced life in Portland to speak for themselves and adds a dimension to the documents that memorialize City business. Oral histories amplify diverse experiences within the community and help narrators create meaning that otherwise would not exist. We are seeking suggestions for stories that should be told about past City projects, initiatives, and events.

If you have an idea for a great oral history that we could preserve, please visit our online form and tell us about it. Feel free to share the link with former city employees, too:


Please email your questions to parc@portlandoregon.gov

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-1125, Relay: 711.

(503) 823-1125: 口笔译服务 | Chiaku me Awewen Kapas | अनुवादन तथा व्याख्या | Устный и письменный перевод | Turjumaad iyo Fasiraad | Traducción e Interpretación | Письмовий і усний переклад | Biên Dịch và Thông Dịch


Bud Clark celebration

Remembrance and Call for Civic Commitment

Honor Former Mayor, J.E. “Bud” Clark

The late Portland Mayor, J.E. “Bud” Clark – and the positive impact he had on the “City of Roses” that he loved so well — will be remembered in a public celebration of his life on Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m. in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.  The event will include musical tributes, personal remembrances from family members and those who worked with him, and a “Bud Clark’s City” themed volunteer downtown cleanup produced by the non-profit, SOLVE.  Clark passed away on February 1 at the age of 90.

 Bud was truly, “The Citizen Mayor” who, as Portland’s premier publican, welcomed everyone as he had at his Spatenhaus Tavern and later at the Goose Hollow Inn. During his two terms, Bud had weekly, “Lunch With The Mayor” gatherings at City Hall, where anyone could share a sandwich with the Mayor, as staff carefully recorded their ideas, concerns, and thanks for follow-up to address their views.

The Sunday event will include performances by The Portland Youth Philharmonic, Thomas Lauderdale, Kathleen Saadat, Mel Brown Quartet and the MarchFourth Marching Band among other personal remembrances.   An “Ice Cream Social” provided by the local business Salt & Straw will follow the presentations. All Portlanders are welcomed to the take part in the cleanup and remembrance event as a demonstration of community pride and rededication to help the city regain its national status as a premier place to work, live and enjoy. Information for “Bud Clark’s City” downtown cleanup can be found at www.solveoregon.org/. In Bud’s honor there will be a bike ride that morning. For more information at www.thestreettrust.org


An account to cover expenses to “Celebrate Bud Clark” has been established at US Bank.  All monies that are contributed over expenses will be donated in Bud Clark’s name to two of his favorite non-profit organizations; “Meals on Wheels People” and the Portland Audubon Society. To make a contribution, please send checks payable to: Charles P Duffy, “CBC”, P.O. Box 998,Beaverton, Oregon 97075

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Urban Greenspaces Institute
PO Box 6903
Portland, OR 97228-6903

Endless Pressure, Endlessly Applied

In Livable Cities is Preservation of the Wild

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