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East Columbia Neighborhood Association

2209 N. Schofield Street

Portland, OR 97217

Katherine Cook 2 November 2021


1501 SW Jefferson Street

Portland, OR 97201

Dear Katherine,

I want to thank you for coming out to the East Columbia neighborhood last Thursday to interview some of us. Being interviewed makes me nervous, because I’ve had what I thought I was conveying turned way around. This time I found your interviewing, editing, and reporting to be a faithful portrayal of the message we needed to send.

The homeless situation has overwhelmed our neighborhoods and institutions so the need for messengers, like you and KGW, that accurately find and report the facts is all the more important. I’ve received good feedback about the piece and we all appreciate what you did for the entire Portland community.

Thank you,

Gary M. Kunz, Chairman

East Columbia Neighborhood Association


Neighborhood meeting

East Columbia Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday 9 Nov, 7:00 pm ZOOM.

On Tuesday 9 November at 7:00 pm East Columbia will hold our November meeting, including elections.


Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will speak to us

Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN) – Presentation

Neighborhood Communications – Brief discussion

Elections – Everyone’s favorite


Topic: East Columbia Neighborhood Association Zoom Meeting

Time: Nov 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

ZOOM LINK – cut and paste this entire string into your browser


Meeting ID: 870 1184 2516 Passcode: 407910 One tap mobile +16699006833,,87011842516#,,,,*407910# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,87011842516#,,,,*407910# US (Tacoma)


PEN2 annual landowner vote

This Thursday, October 28, landowners will elect members of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Drainage District #2 at a virtual annual meeting at 6 p.m. You should have received an announcement and voting proxy card about this in the mail if you live in the area protected by PEN2.

If you cannot attend, please fill out and mail the proxy card so we can have a quorum to conduct business.

If you can, please register at

2021 Landowner Meetings

select PEN2 as your Drainage District to register,

and then join us online at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


Vote on bridge interchange

North Portland Neighborhood Services
Request for Resident Preference
Your vote needed by Friday, November 5, 2021 a Noon

On September 27, 2021 the Interstate Replacement Bridge Working Committee asked the Hayden Island representative to go back to the community and ask which of 3 interchange options they would prefer for Hayden Island. We have prepared a short google survey. The link to the survey is attached to the bottom of this memo.
The survey question asks which of the following Interstate Interchanges you would prefer and feel free to write your questions and concerns in the comment section. We have asked for your email address on the survey in order to get back in touch with you.
Here are the choices:

  1. No Interchange
  2. Full Interchange
  3. Half Interchange

We realize that there is a lack of available information at this time. However, we ask for your patience and understanding and do your best to answer the question. We will be requesting traffic studies to point out congestion pinch points for the various options for the Marine drive interchanges and local Hayden Island streets.

All the three options include at least one local access bridge to Hayden Island to and from either Marine Drive, Expo Rd. or the Vancouver Way area. The Interstate Replacement Bridge Committee has not clearly indicated the number of lanes or their purpose.
If you are looking for even more information, the 2017 Washington State Report found at the following link has a lot of information on the bridge and the various possible scenarios: Columbia River I-5 Bridge Planning Inventory Report (wa.gov).

Please Pick from one of these three choices:

A1. Local Access option
The following information shows potential options for Local Access
• All access would be provided by Marine drive ramps to and from Hayden Island.

• If you want to go to Hayden Island you would have to go VIA Marine Drive and across the local access bridge to get to Hayden Island.

A2. Full Interchange Option
• All access to Hayden Island would be via North and South Interchanges located on Hayden Island.
• Local access connections to Expo Rd. and Vancouver Way will also be included.
• Traffic circulation would be on Hayden Island North and Jantzen Drive South.

A3. Half Interchange options
• This option would provide ramps to(North) and from (South) Vancouver, WA to Hayden Island only.

• Access to Portland would be via an access road across the North Harbor likely connecting to a proposed Marine Drive interchange (Yet to be determined).  

• This option reduces the footprint/land area and impact on Hayden. 

Please click on the link to the survey here

North Portland Survey – Hayden Island Interchange Preference (google.com)