Bicycle Helmets for $5.00 Each!

Bicycle and Skate Helmet Sales $5.00 Each

Ski & Snowboard helmets available for $20.00

This will be the only discounted sale before Christmas

Get your shopping done early!

Legacy Emanuel Hospital (Atrium)

2801 N Gantenbein Ave – Portland, Oregon

3 PM to 6 PM

Wednesday December 7, 2011

Helmet Fitting & Adjustments Available

Helmet Sizes Toddlers  Adults

Discounted helmets provided by grants from Legacy Health Foundations, and Trauma Nurses Talk Tough

Also find one-on-one safety education and below-retail safety products at:

Randall Children’s Hospital Safety Store and Resource Center

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium

501 North Graham St.

Portland, OR 97227Phone: 503-413-4600

Hours: 9 AM-12 Noon, or afternoons by appointment


North Williams Community Forum: Details and Agenda

You are invited to a Community Forum on November 28th at which Mayor Sam Adams and the directors of the Bureaus of Transportation, Planning & Sustainability, and PDC will come together to hear your desires for North Williams Avenue and the neighborhoods around it.

Please attend, and bring a friend or colleague with you!

Monday, November 28th

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Immaculate Hearth Church, 2926 N Williams Ave (at Stanton)

Light refreshments will be served

Childcare will be provided

Reachable by TriMet lines 4 and 44; bike racks are on site; car parking is available behind the church, though we ask that you save those spaces for people who need to park close by.

The evening’s program will include discussions with City officials:

Mayor Sam Adams

Tom Miller, Director of the Bureau of Transportation

Susan Anderson, Director of the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Patrick Quinton, Director of the Portland Development Commission

&as well as presentations by:

Cathy Galbraith, Architectural Heritage Foundation

Gahlena Easterly, Longtime Albina resident and community investigator

Debora Leopold Hutchins, Sistas Weekend Cyclers and Advisory Committee Chair

Mychal Tetteh, Village Market and Major Taylor Cycling Club

Steve Bozzone, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

Contact Michelle Poyourow (, 503-841-3122) or project manager Ellen Vanderslice (, 503-823-4638) with suggestions or for more information.

Neighborhood Association Board Orientation – Nov. 30th

Building Leaders, Building your Board: 

Best Practices for Effective Neighborhood associations

Neighborhood Association Board Orientation


Wednesday, November 30th


NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.

Please RSVP: or 503.823.4575


Are you interested in learning skills to improve the effectiveness of your neighborhood association?

Do you want to share ideas with association members in our area?

Do you want to be more effective in your role as a board member?


If so, this orientation is for you! We welcome those who have just joined their neighborhood board as well as long-time members who would like to brush up on the basics.  This fun and interactive training will be relevant to anyone involved with their neighborhood association.


Topics will include:

  • An overview of Portland’s community involvement system
  • NECN’s information sharing and advocacy model
  • Board roles, responsibilities and regulations
  • Ways to make your meetings more welcoming
  • Small group discussions on common neighborhood association challenges

 Please let us know if you can make it! or 503.823.4575


Help us prepare: Who would you turn to in the event of a major disaster?

NECN is working with Vernon neighbor, Arif Khan, to improve our community’s resilience in the event of a major disaster.  The purpose of the project is to identify community assets that will support relief and recovery efforts after a disaster. This information will be shared and updated using a ‘crowdsourcing’ model, and will help support our own recovery at the household and block level, and also help emergency responders channel relief and recovery support from outside our area. This project will also help to connect organized groups, neighborhood associations, NET members, businesses, schools, and other community organizations. 

We need your help in:
1) Publicizing the project to residents and businesses in your neighborhood

2) Suggesting organizations or groups in the area that have the capacity to provide shelter, food, health support, logistics support, or other basic needs in the event of a disaster.


3) Identifying key focal points in your neighborhood that would be interested in being involved in this project (such as a current NET member or someone with an interest in disaster preparedness).

Arif is available to speak at neighborhood associations and/or provide content for neighborhood or community organization newsletters. Contact him at arifilahi[at] or 503-810-5247.


Community Contingency Plan Project Summary (pdf)

Get Electric: Wire a Light Workshop

An Introduction to the Electrical Trade for African American Women and Men at Constructing Hope.

African American Women Wire a Light Workshop on November 29th, African American Men Wire a Light Workshop on November 30th, Both workshops will run from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Constructing Hope located at 405 NE Church St., Portland, OR  97211
Electrical Training

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.; and NECA/IBEW’s Electrical Training Center present two evening workshops to introduce African American women and men to the electrical trade. Electricians enjoy satisfying and skilled careers while at the same time earning up to $37 an hour at the end of an apprenticeship program. During the workshops, one for African American men and one for African American women, participants will learn how to wire a light and hear from electricians about the trade and how you can apply for this opportunity.

WHEN:  African American Women Wire a Light Workshop on November 29th

                African American Men Wire a Light Workshop on November 30th

                Both workshops will run from 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Both workshops will be held at Constructing Hope located at 405 NE Church St., Portland, OR  97211.

For information about the men’s night contact Constructing Hope at 503-281-1234
or see

For information about the women’s night contact Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. at 503-335-8200 x31

or see


Ecoroof Seminars and new installation incentive funds available

Ecoroof seminars and incentives

The City of Portland is offering free technical workshops next month for anyone interested in learning more about ecoroofs in Portland. The city has scheduled two one-day seminars; one for professionals on Tuesday, December 6, and one for property owners on Saturday, December 10. Register and get more information at

The city is also accepting applications for ecoroof incentives to spur ecoroof construction in Portland. The deadline to apply for this cycle is Thursday, December 1, 2011. The next ecoroof incentive cycle will begin in spring 2012. The city will accept incentive applications twice a year through 2013.

The incentive pays up to $5 per square foot for new ecoroof projects in the city. Ecoroofs in Portland typically cost between $5 and $20 per square foot. Industrial, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects are eligible. For this cycle, the city added criteria to promote diversity in ecoroof projects. Projects that apply the new criteria will rate higher during the evaluation process.

Click here to view the Ecoroof incentive project website, or email or call 503-823-7914 for application information.


are lightweight, vegetated roof systems that replace conventional roofs with a layer of foliage over a growing medium on top of a waterproof membrane. They are an important part of Portland’s efforts to manage stormwater with facilities that work like natural systems. Ecoroofs are an approved stormwater management technique under Portland’s Stormwater Management Manual

Learn More about Ecoroofs here.

Portland Plan Draft now available, comment period open until November 30th

The Portland Plan charts a course to help our city thrive. The plan’s three integrated strategies and framework for advancing equity work together to realize the vision of a prosperous, healthy and equitable Portland.

The Portland Plan is not just a land use plan; it is a plan for people. It will help create new jobs, successful students, distinctive neighborhoods, a vibrant Central City and an exceptional environment  in collaboration with an engaged community.

We invite you to read the plan and consider providing comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission during November.

During the fall and winter of 2011, the draft Portland Plan will come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) for hearings and recommendation to City Council. image

Portland Plan Hearings (public comments welcome)

Tuesday, November 8

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Jefferson High School

Tuesday, November 15

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Parkrose High School

Tuesday, November 29

5:30 - 9 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


Work Session and Recommendation

Tuesday,  December 13

12:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


To submit written comments by email

Send comments to with the subject line “Portland Plan testimony.”

To submit written comments by mail

Send a letter with your comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201-5380, Attn: Portland Plan testimony.

For more information or if you have questions, please call 503-823-1303.