Exploring Economic Development Part III: Components of a Healthy Community

Education, Health Care, Food, Transportation, Capital, Jobs and Housing

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) invites the community to connect with North and Northeast Portland’s leading practitioners for dynamic presentations and discussions about trends and resources in:  education, health care, food, transportation, capital, jobs and housing.  Join two focus areas to both learn and share your knowledge as we begin a community asset mapping project.  Create your own new connections as we discuss the components of a healthy community!

When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm to 9pm, Doors Open at 6pm for networking and snacks
Where: OAME, 4134 North Vancouver Ave.
Who: The Community Economic Development Council of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

Featured presenters:
- Nita Shah, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
- Owen Ronchelli, Lloyd Transportation Management Association
- Scott Sheldon, Alberta Co-op Grocery
- Alejandro Queral, NW Health Foundation
- Leigh Rapapport, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Centers
- Pam Treece, Management Consultant
- Deborah Turner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
MC: Carl Talton, Portland Family of Funds

Thank you to our food and facility sponsors including:
-Chez Dodo, Facebook.com/chezdodo


-Tastebud Bagels, www.tastebudfarm.com/bagel.php


-Solgaia Bars, www.solgaiabars.com


-Rivers Edge Chevre, www.threeringfarm.com


-Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, www.oame.org

RSVP on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/188872164560261/


For more info, please call 503.823.4575 

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Solarize NE Canvassing Saturday, March 31st

Help support a community-driven project, while supporting Solar and N/NE Portland!

 

Solarize NE is recruiting volunteers to help spread the word about residential solar and the limited time group-buy! Solarize NE is a project of NECN (necoalition.org) educating neighbors about solar electricity and helping to bring affordable solar electric options to the neighborhood. Be a part of Solarizing our neighborhoods!

 

Please join us for a Neighborhood Canvassing on Saturday, March 31 from 10AM-1PM at Umpqua Bank Alberta. RSVP @ solarize@necoalition.orgWe’ll provide the coffee, maps, supplies, etc.

 


 

We have multiple volunteer opportunities coming up, let us know when you are available!




























When


What


Description


Where


Sat, 3/31


10AM-1PM


Neighborhood Canvassing


Knock on doors and recruit participants to register and attend a workshop


N/NE Portland Neighborhoods


Ongoing


Event Tabling


Manning the Solarize NE table at select events throughout the Spring


TBD


Sat, 4/14


10AM-1PM


Neighborhood Canvassing


Knock on doors and recruit participants to register and attend a workshop


N/NE Portland Neighborhoods


Ongoing


Neighborhood Representative


Educate your neighbors; well supply the knowledge, flyers, posters, etc. Youll speak to your neighbors, local organizations/businesses, etc


Your neighborhood


 

If you’re interested in residential solar and are not a resident of N/NE Portland, feel free to join in the effort, or go to solaroregon.org to find/start a Solarize project in your community.

REGIONAL TRAILS FAIR AT METRO

Second annual Regional Trails Fair explores The IntertwineWillamette Greenway Trail

If you’re a trails fanatic, make the trek to Metro from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 for the second annual Regional Trails Fair. You’ll learn the latest news about projects across the region, with more than 25 booths staffed by local trails partners. Intrigued by the North Portland Greenway? Want the scoop on the upcoming opening of the Trolley Trail, which will chug along from Milwaukie to Gladstone? Looking for a sneek peak at Boring Station Trailhead Park, the gateway to the new Cazadero Trail? This is the place to be. The trails fair is free and open to the public.

Learn more at http://news.oregonmetro.gov/1/post.cfm/second-annual-regional-trails-fair-explores-the-intertwine

It’s Clean-up Season!

For the past several years, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Metro have partnered with District Coalitions such as NECN to fund neighborhood clean-ups around the City. This year, all twelve neighborhood associations in NECN’s coalition area will host clean-ups. Want to find out when one is happening in your neighborhood? Wondering what items they accept and whether they’ll have an awesome free-pile?


Click here.


 


 

On Solid Ground: Disaster Preparedness in NE Portland

How prepared is your community for a major disaster?

 

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is engaging in a community-based effort to increase disaster preparedness and resiliency.



To get involved, please start by filling out our online survey!

 

How prepared is your community for a major disaster? If a major earthquake were to rattle Portland and make major bridges and roads impassable, emergency responders would not be able to reach all neighborhoods immediately; residents would be their own responders for at least 72 hours. Where would you go to ask for help? What areas will be hazardous? How would you get this information? What can you do to make yourself, your household and your community prepared?

 

This spring, a team of urban planning students at Portland State University will be working with NECN to answer these questions and develop a  Community Disaster Preparedness Plan. This planning effort, called On Solid Ground, aims to make Northeast Portland more resilient by increasing awareness about community assets and vulnerabilities, spurring community dialogue on the topic of disaster preparedness and laying the foundation for durable trust, coordination and communication.

 

The graduate team, Terra Firma Planning, is engaging NE Portland stakeholders at a variety of community events to create a directory of community resources, maps of assets and vulnerabilities, and plan to make NE Portland better prepared for disaster.

 

To get involved or learn more about the project, please visit our website and take our survey!

 




Phone: 971-285-4810

Mayoral and City Council Candidates Forum on Education

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Concordia University Co-Host


a Candidates Forum Focused on Education


 


What:  Mayoral and City Council Candidates Forum on Education


 


When: Thursday, March 22nd, 7pm; Doors Open at 6:30pm


 


Who:   Mayoral Candidates: Eileen Brady, Jefferson Smith, Charlie Hales


             Council Candidates: Amanda Fritz, Mary Nolan, Steve Novick,


                                               Teressa Raiford, Mark White, Jeri Williams


            Moderator: Keith Thomajan


 


Where: Lobby of the George R. White Library & Learning Center, Concordia University


             2811 NE Holman, Portland, OR


 


For additional info, please call 503.823.4575

Exploring Economic Development Part III: Components of a Healthy Community

Exploring Economic Development –


Components of a Healthy Community


Speaker Series Feb 1


 


 


Education, Health Care, Food, Transportation, Capital, Jobs and Housing


Connect with North and Northeast Portland’s leading community practitioners for dynamic presentations and discussions on these topics.  Join two focus areas to both learn and share your knowledge as we begin a community asset mapping project.  Create your own new connections as we discuss the components of a healthy community!


 


When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm to 9pm, Doors Open at 6pm for networking and snacks


Where: OAME, 4134 North Vancouver Ave.


Who: The Community Economic Development Council of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods


 


Featured speakers and discussion facilitators will include:




  • Nita Shah, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon


  • Owen Ronchelli, Lloyd Transportation Management Association


  • Scott Sheldon, Alberta Co-op Grocery


  • Alejandro Queral, NW Health Foundation


  • Pam Treece, Portland-Vancouver Regional Partners


  • Leigh Rapapport, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Centers


  • Deborah Turner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.

 


Thank you to our food and facility sponsors including:


Chez Dodo                                          Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs


www.facebook.com/chezdodo       www.oame.org


For more info, please call 503.823.4575.


 


Click here for our flier.