to Oct 26

Rental Services Office

Click here for RSO Traveling Helpdesk schedule.

Are you a landlord wondering if you’re exempt from paying Relocation Assistance? Are you a recently (or soon-to-be) displaced renter wondering if you are eligible for Relocation Assistance?

The Portland Housing Bureau’s Rental Services Office (RSO) was created as a resource for renters and landlords of residential properties to receive technical assistance and information about Mandatory Relocation Assistance, Portland Renter Additional Protection (PCC 30.01.085), and related topics such as new state-wide limits on rent increases and just-cause requirements for terminating rental agreements.

Starting in July, a new RSO Traveling Helpdesk will be visiting libraries across the county on Saturdays throughout the summer to assist people in the neighborhoods where they live and work with their questions on landlord/tenant laws.

Questions? 503-823-1303 or RentalServices@portlandoregon.gov

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St. Johns Bridge Maintenance
to Oct 31

St. Johns Bridge Maintenance

Work requires a sidewalk closure for 60 days.

Travelers should expect a temporary speed reduction, a sidewalk closure and up to five nighttime single lane closures.

This August, we will begin maintenance work on the St. Johns Bridge. The work will improve the strength of the bridge by applying steel reinforcement to the framework under the bridge. Work will not be visible from the top of the bridge, however scaffolding will be visible from below. The new steel will match the existing paint color.

The work is expected to last 60 days and will require a full 24/7 sidewalk closure on one side of the bridge at a time. One sidewalk on the bridge will be open at all times. Work is expected to be complete in October 2019 but is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.


The St. Johns Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the project.  People who walk, roll and ride bicycles on the sidewalks of the St. Johns bridge will share one sidewalk when the other sidewalk is closed for 30 days at a time for the duration of the 60-day project. There will be a temporary pedestrian access route to guide pedestrians and bicyclists on the sidewalk across the bridge during construction. People on bikes can also choose to ride in the vehicle travel lane.

There will be a temporary speed reduction on the bridge to maintain a safe environment throughout the construction zone.


The St. Johns Bridge will remain open to vehicles during the project. In addition to the temporary speed reduction, we are expecting up to five nights of single lane closures on the St. Johns Bridge from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. WHY IS MAINTENANCE NEEDED ON THIS BRIDGE?

Due to changing vehicle weights, bridge load ratings need to increase to meet current design standards. By adding more steel reinforcements on the bridge’s structural framework, bridge stability is improved and the bridge will be more capable of carrying increased traffic.

This work will maintain long-term safety by ensuring the bridge can continue serving thousands of travelers a day.


Work will be performed on scaffolding under the bridge. It will not be visible from the top of the bridge. Workers will use the closed portion of the bridge sidewalk to stage the equipment and tools used in the project. While people using the Willamette River, the railway or Cathedral Park won’t have travel impacts, they may notice temporary scaffolding beneath the bridge while the project is underway. Temporary pedestrian routes and construction signs will be visible on the bridge.


Daytime construction noise will occur periodically from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping vehicle reverse noise (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and other equipment, such as generators, compressors and pneumatic tools. Those working or living in the area may be affected. All of the work will happen during the day.


  • Be patient. Walk, drive, roll and bike safely.

  • Stay alert. Watch for temporary construction signs, and pedestrian and bicycle routes on the bridge.

  • Share the sidewalk. Be courteous to other people who are walking, rolling and biking on the bridge.

  • Walk your bike. When passing other pedestrians on the sidewalk, we strongly recommend walking your bike.

To sign up for email alerts, more information and travel impacts, go to tinyurl.com/StJohnsMaintenance.com. For 24/7 road conditions and traffic alerts visit tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1.

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to Feb 18

St. Johns Library Yarn Connection

Whether you knit or Crochet, join us as we learn together. Meet your neighbors, relax and have fun!

First and third Tuesdays, ongoing, drop-in.
Upcoming dates 2019-2020:

September 3rd & 17th
October 1st & 15th
November 5th & 19th
December 3rd & 17th
January 7th & 21st
February 4th & 18th

St. Johns Library 7510 N Charleston Ave. Portland, OR 97203

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to Jan 11

Mobile Mammography

Tuality Mobile Mammography Van
Will provide FREE mammograms from 10 AM - 3 PM
Pre-registration is required!
Register by calling Yohana at 503-752-5149

September 4th, 2019
Immigrant Refugee Community Organization
709 NE 102nd Ave.

January 11th, 2020
University Park Baptist Church
4340 N. Lombard St.

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to Jun 3

Free Food Market at Sitton

Shopping at Free Food Market is simple:
Food is free and everyone is welcome, no ID, name or address needed.

Sitton Elementary
9930 N. Smith St.
Portland, OR 97203
September 4, 2019
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 6, 2020
June 3 2020

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to Nov 21

Free Citizenship Classes/Clases De Ciudadania Gratis

Classes occur once per week on Thursdays from 6 - 7:30 PM

Current & Upcoming classes:
September 26th - November 21st
Roosevelt High School
Room 133
6941 N. Central
Scholarships and legal advice available
Register with Braulio Garcia at 503-916-5265 or email at DDELGADO@PPS.NET

La primera clase comienza : 26 de septiembre
Preparese para el examen de Cuidanania y recibe consejo legal gratis.
Jueves 6-7:30 PM
Escuela Preparatoria Roosevelt
Salon 133
6941 N. Central
REGISTRESE Y LLAME A Braulio Garcia 503-916-5265

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to Dec 5

Portland Traffic & Transportation Course: The New Evolution

  • Portland State University (map)
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A transportation-themed course with an emphasis on land use, mobility, social justice and racial equality. 
:    A 10-week course sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation 
When:   Oct. 3rd - Dec. 5th, 2019
Where:  Portland State University Urban Center Building, exact location TBD
Who:     Designed for transportation enthusiasts to learn about evolving mobility and transportation 
              opportunities in the city.

The course is FREE if taken for no credit. 

Limited space for 30 students is available for the 10-week class during the fall term at Portland State University. Students will be selected via a random lottery. All applicants will be notified of their status the week of September 16th. Registration does not guarantee placement in the class. 

Full scholarships are available to Portland residents only for the non-credit course. Deadline for scholarship application (registration link above) is September 6th, 2019. No exceptions.  

You may also take the course for one undergraduate or graduate credit at PSU. Contact the Urban Studies and Planning Department for more information. To register as a paid non-credit/audit or non-admitted one-credit class, contact the PSU Admissions Office.

To register for credit as a full-time PSU student, you must be selected to participate via the lottery first. Then, register as you would for any other undergraduate or graduate PSU course.


Michael Espinoza
Active Transportation & Safety Division

Register here.

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to Nov 1


Join us from October 21 - November 1 as we collect food and hygiene items for neighbors in need. 

Give-tober is our annual collection drive for hygiene supplies and healthy food to support our Clothing Closet and Good Samaritan Food Pantry programs. Donations from this collection campaign will go directly toward supporting folks in our neighborhood.

Items we are collecting: 

  • New socks and underwear (all sizes and genders, including kid’s sizes)

  • Body soap and shampoo

  • Deodorant and baby powder

  • Wipes

  • Baby diapers (all sizes)

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • Winter hats and gloves (all sizes and genders, including kid’s sizes)

  • Healthy and nutritious snacks like trail mix and granola bars

  • Canned food such as beans, tuna, soups, veggies, and fruit

  • Whole grain cereal, oatmeal, and granola

  • Nut butters: peanut, almond, sesame, etc.

Here's where you can drop donations: 

  • Center for Opportunity, 7302 N Richmond Ave, Tues - Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • St. Johns Farmers Market, N Philadelphia & N Ivanhoe, Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Want more info, visit the Give-tober webpage: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/give-tober

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7:00 PM19:00

Portland Chamber Music

St. Johns Neighborhood Concert

Join us for an evening of beautiful music. Programming includes works by J.S. Bach, Aram Khachaturian and Francis Poulenc.
Free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Portland Chamber Music is a non-profit that was created with the sole purpose of bringing free classical music performances out into the neighborhood.
This season is funded in part by Oregon Community Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission.

Pioneer United Methodist Church
7528 N Charleston Ave., Portland OR 97203




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6:00 PM18:00

Repair Cafe

  • 2209 North Schofield Street Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)
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Please Join us for our upcoming Repair Café!

Our next event will be: 
Tuesday, October 29th, 6-8pm @ the North Portland Tool Library.
Address: 2209 N Schofield St, Portland, OR 97217

Volunteers will be fixing small appliances, mending garments, repairing jewelry, and fixing bikes.

Please click 
HERE to let us know what you are bringing.
*NOTE: There will be tool and knife sharpening. Please plan to limit what you sharpen to 2 items.

Feel free to get in touch at 
RepairPDX@gmail.com with questions!

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6:00 PM18:00

The 4th Annual Tennis Ball


A festive evening of auctions, dinner, and music to support tuition-free, academic and athletic programming for underserved youth at Portland Tennis & Education.

The fall fundraiser is always a night of celebration and an investment in the future of our scholar athletes.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 6-9pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Location: Melody Ballroom (615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214)

Cost: $125 a ticket or $1,000 for a table of 10
***Tickets are available here.

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10:00 AM10:00

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Make your heating work smarter, not harder this season. Lower your energy bill, stay comfortable in your home and save natural resources. Qualified participants receive a FREE kit of supplies.

Saturday, November 16th, 10 AM - 12 PM
George Middle School
10000 N. Burr Ave.
Portland, OR 97203

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6:00 PM18:00

End of the year Gala & Giving Event

It's Time for you to get out your best dress, suit, or casual wear in the closet to join the End of the Year Gala Event!

The End Of the Year Gala will recognize the amazing women who are apart of WomenFirst, Monta Knudson the Executive Director for Bridges to Change with an Excellence Award and shout outs to sponsors in 2019.

There will be a Slideshow Presentation of the great work throughout the year of 2019
Purchase tickets here.

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Fall Garden Party & Fashion Show
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Garden Party & Fashion Show

Please join us for our annual fall fundraising event!

Funds raised at this event will go to support our Everyday Essentials programs, including the St. Johns Clothing Closet and Good Samaritan Food Pantry. 

Sunday, November 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum Street
Dinner provided. Cash bar. This is a family-friendly event. Come dressed in your favorite fall color(s). 

Tickets: $50 each or $380 for a table for 8.
Purchasing your tickets in advance of the event is encouraged, as we have sold out our last couple of events!

There will be lots of ways to have fun and to support the work of the Center for Opportunity. We'll be live auctioning clothing during the Fashion Show, hosting a silent auction, and more! 

Plus, we'll be launching our inaugural Stubblefield Service Award to honor an individual or group that has gone above and beyond in support of our Everyday Essentials programs. This year, we will be honoring the person who our award is named after - Tom Stubblefield. 

Get your tickets today!

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12:30 PM12:30

Legal Service Day

The Rosewood Initiative
16126 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233

There will be 130 spaces available. Do not leave a message. Those who do not make the list will have to wait to register for the next Legal Services Day. We cannot guarantee that you will get on the list for Legal Services Day and it should not be depended on if you have an upcoming court date or other matter.

Pre-Registration Required!*

To register please call our registration number starting at 9:00 a.m. on December 7, 2019


Here are the steps!


STEP ONE: Call the Multnomah County

Courthouse at 503-988-6279 ext. 4 to find

out how much you owe. Ask about traffic

and parking tickets too.

Please do this BEFORE you come to Legal

Services Day.

If your license is suspended, call DMV and

ask what tickets are holding up your license.

STEP TWO: Do community service with a

nonprofit OR participate in treatment.

Complete one hour for every $100 that

you owe, up to 80 hours (all money is

waived after 80 hours). Hours need to be

completed before Legal Services Day.

STEP THREE: Ask the nonprofit you worked

for or your treatment provider for a letter on

letterhead with their contact information

that says how many hours you completed

and when. You will not be able to have

your fines waived without this!

STEP FOUR: Call and register for Legal

Services Day on the registration date listed

above. We will be answering calls as they

come in and you will need to talk to a person

to get on the list. You will need to be on the

list to come to Legal Services Day. Do not

leave a message.

STEP FIVE: Once you are registered then

bring your letter to Legal Services Day! A

judge will sign an order waiving your fines

and fees after verification of your hours.

STEP SIX: Fees can take at least one month

to be waived in the court system - please be


Legal Services Day does not waive the $75.00 fee to get your license reinstated. That is a DMV fee that we do not have authority to waive.

What Counts For Your Hours?

• Hours need to be completed within the last 6 months from the day of the Legal

Services Day you attend.

• Community service hours must be done for a nonprofit organization. We will not

accept hours done for an LLC or a for profit organization.

• We will accept alcohol, drug, or other addiction treatment, including AA/NA. If you

are engaging in AA/NA be prepared to speak with the judge about verification of

your hours.

• If you complete group counseling, individual counseling, job counseling or

parenting classes please make sure your letter has contact information of your

service provider.

• Hours cannot be verified by or be completed for a family member.

• Hours cannot be court ordered or part of your sentence. If you are engaging

in additional treatment or community service hours than what was required of

your sentence make sure that it is noted in your letter.

• Remember, we can only waive Multnomah County fines and fees. We

cannot get rid of restitution, compensatory fines, probation fees, or child support.

• Your judgement will be honored at Troutdale Municipal Court. Once you get your

judgement you will need to bring it into the court house at 219 E Historic

Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060 to get your fines there waived,

• If you believe we have missed a ticket at a prior Legal Services Day you can call

the Metropolitan Public Defender Community Law Division at 503-225-9100.

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5:00 PM17:00

Tri-Met Open House

Show up to open house to share thoughts and concerns surrounding the bus services offered in the growing neighborhood of St. Johns.

Open house event:

Tuesday, Oct. 22
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Johns Community Center
8427 N. Central St. – Portland

If you need childcare to attend this event, or if you need more information, please call (503) 536-2725 ext. 309, or email

Mariana at mvalenzuela@centrocultural.org

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to Oct 20

Sparrowhawk Native Plants!

Learn more and get on our mailing list today at: www.sparrowhawknativeplants.com 

Pre-Order Discounted Native Plant Sale! Sparrowhawk Native Plants' first pre-order native plant sale is coming soon. All plants must be pre-ordered online, at www.sparrowhawknativeplants.com, to participate in the sale. Online ordering begins on Sun, Sept 22 and will remain open for 2 weeks or until plants sell out – whichever comes first. Order pick-up will be held in the parking lot of St Johns Christian Church (corner of N Charleston and N Central) on Sat, Oct 19th and Sun, Oct 20th from 9am - 4pm. Customers must be available to pick-up their plants that weekend.

Their goal is to provide native plants to small-scale residential and commercial gardeners through a streamlined model that consists of pre-ordering online and picking up the plants at pop-up events around the region. Eventually, they hope to host up to 6 sales annually, offering container plants at more affordable prices than traditional retail nurseries, and focusing on areas that don't have limited access to native plants, i.e. North Portland, Gresham, Vancouver WA, and Washington County.

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6:30 PM18:30


The Portland United Against Hate Coalition is pleased to partner with the Office of Community and Civic Life & North Portland Neighborhood Services to provide:

Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
Wednesday, Ocotber 16th
Historic Kenton irehouse
8105 N. Brandon Ave. 97217
6:30 - 9:00 PM

To register email mary@npnscommunity.org or call 503.823.8877

Ensuring the safety of our communities is paramount. Yet public vitriol is skyrocketing, tensions flare at a moments notice and Oregon is consistently ranked in the top five states of per capita hate incidents. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and overcome the inhibitions that prevent them from supporting targets of hate. They will use tactics for interrupting verbal hate; while centering and empowering the target.They will understand the risks involved in intervention and how to de-escalate a situation. Offered by As the Spirit Moves Us.

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2019 Spirit of Portland Awards
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

  • 831 Southeast Salmon Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)
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The City of Portland’s Office of Community & Civic Life is pleased to extend the invite to the annual Spirit of Portland Awards. This is a family-friendly event. Please save the date!

2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

October 15, 2019
Doors open at 5:30pm (featuring fun activities)
Program 6:00 - 8:00pm

Redd on Salmon Street
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214

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9:00 AM09:00

2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

The Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Portland invite you to the:

2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM, Ceremony 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: The Redd, 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214


Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor 11 individuals and organizations working to make Portland a great place to live, work, and play! 2019 is the 35th Anniversary of the Spirit of Portland Awards, so we have chosen the theme to be associated with the 2035 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Portland. The plan’s five principles guided the categories for the nomination this year: economic prosperity, human health, environment health, equity, and resilience.


This is free,  family-friendly event  with childcare and food provided.

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/73158211179

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or any other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-400, Relay 711.

PLEASE let Marco Mejia know if you have a language interpretation request for this event by Thursday October 10th, 2019

email: marco.mejia@portlandoregon.gov

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2:00 PM14:00

Rental Services Office

Traveling Helpdesk will be stationed at public libraries across Multnomah County on Saturdays through the end of the year to provide on-site assistance to community members with questions about rental housing and Portland's new landlord-tenant laws. See below for a schedule of where you can find the Traveling Helpdesk in your neighborhood this month.For a complete schedule of where you can find the Traveling Helpdesk through the end of the year, click here or visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/PHB/RSO.

St. Johns Library - OCTOBER 12th from 2-4 PM

The Portland Housing Bureau’s Rental Services Office (RSO) was created as a resource for renters and landlords of residential properties to get technical assistance and information about Mandatory Relocation Assistance, Portland Renter Additional Protection (PCC 30.01.085), and related topics such as new state-wide limits on rent increases and just-cause requirements for terminating rental agreements.

While RSO staff cannot provide legal or business advice, and are not part of the law-making process, they can help community members find information and resources for a variety of subjects relating to rental housing. For more information or to speak to RSO staff, call the help line at 503-823-1303.

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5:00 PM17:00


Roosevelt VS Century
Roosevelt High School

6941 N. Central St.
Portland OR 97203

Join the 2019 Roosevelt High School Homecoming Celebration! This year's big event takes place on Friday, October 4th as Roosevelt football takes on Century!

The gates open at 5 pm, just in time for guests to catch the 2019 Community Parade. This event starts in front of the school and ends with participants circling the track. If your group would like to participate in the parade, you can sign up here: https://forms.gle/6y6t2DNGiQDPDQjL7.

In addition to the parade, Community Groups will have booths with information about the services they offer. If your group would like to have a table, you can sign up here: https://forms.gle/dHXsYq5k7bk4Fvew6.

A BBQ dinner is included with admission starting at 5 pm.
If you'd like to volunteer to help, you can sign up here: volunteersignup.org/BRH9Q.
More information can be found on Roosevelt’s website at: https://www.rooseveltptsa.com/homecoming.
This event is sponsored by the RHS Alumni Associaion, Franz Bakery and the Roosevelt Supporter Club.

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3:00 PM15:00

Testimony Period for Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft

City Council wants to hear from you!

 The Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft has been available for public review since the beginning of August. Now Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposals for improving the design and livability of housing in multi-dwelling zones. This is your chance to tell City Council what you support or think should be changed regarding the Recommended Draft zoning changes for multi-dwelling housing development.

 The City Council public hearing on the Recommended Draft will be on October 2, 2019, which is also the deadline to submit written testimony (see details below).  In October and November, following the public hearing, City Council will discuss potential changes to the proposals before making their final decision on the code amendments. In advance of the public hearing, staff will brief City Council on the Recommended Draft on Tuesday, September 10th, at 11 a.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall. This briefing will be open to the public, but it will not be an opportunity to provide testimony.


What’s in the Recommended Draft?

The Recommended Draft includes proposals for zoning code amendments that:

  • Expand housing options with new incentives for affordable housing and by providing more flexibility for the numbers of units on sites;

  • Address needs for residential outdoor space, provide new options for green features, and make parking optional in more situations;

  • Guide the design of development to contribute to pedestrian-friendly streets and relate to context;

  • Provide standards specific to East Portland and bring new approaches to creating needed street connections; and

  • Make changes to the Zoning Map and regulations for higher density zones in historic districts to balance historic preservation goals with providing incentives for affordable housing.

The proposed code changes will help ensure that new development in the multi-dwelling zones better meets the needs of current and future residents, and contributes to the positive qualities of the places where they are built.


Learn about how the Recommended Draft multi-dwelling zoning changes will affect specific properties by using the online Map App: www.Portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp

Select Better Housing by Design and enter in an address to learn about the proposed zoning for a property.

 How to Testify

 Testify in person at the City Council public hearing

You may speak for two minutes to City Council, and your testimony will be added to the public record.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Council Chambers at City Hall

1221 SW 4th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

To confirm the date, time and location, check the Council agenda at www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997


Testify in writing between September 4 and October 2, 2019 (you must include your name and address):

 Use the Map App:


Select Better Housing by Design and click on the "Testify" button. Testifying in the Map App is as easy as sending an email. And once you press “submit,” you can see your testimony in the Testimony Reader in real time. You can also read other people’s testimony.


By U.S. Mail:

City Council

Better Housing by Design Testimony

1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 130

Portland, Oregon 97204


Links to Recommended Draft documents:

Recommended Draft Summary - Short summary of the Recommended Draft’s major proposals

Volume 1: Staff Report - Summary and analysis of Recommended Draft Zoning Code and Map amendments

Volume 2: Zoning Code Amendments – Recommended Draft Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan full text and commentary

Volume 3: Additional Zoning Code Amendments – Zoning Code amendments updating other chapters for consistency



Citywide maps showing the Recommended Draft Zoning Map and Comprehensive Plan Map can be viewed here:

Map of Recommended Draft Zoning

Map of Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Designations


You can find all the Recommended Draft material online at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/79578


For more information

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10:30 AM10:30

TriMet - Line 4 Fessenden proposed route change and stop closure in St. Johns

TriMet is partnering with City of Portland to improve safety and accessibility in St. Johns through the North Lombard Main Street – St. Johns project, which includes marked crosswalks, curb and bus stop extensions, signalized pedestrian crossings, and street repairs on N Lombard.

 This project provides an opportunity to reduce travel time and simplify the routing of bus line 4-Fessenden in St. Johns. The current 4-Fessenden route to St. Johns diverts from N Lombard via N Syracuse and N Baltimore serving stop ID 13869 on N Syracuse in front of Schrunk Riverview Tower. In light of the City’s safety improvements, TriMet would like to change the 4-Fessenden routing to keep it on N Lombard in both directions to reduce confusion for riders and improve safety and operations by removing two turns.

 This route change would close stop ID 13869 on N Syracuse; riders traveling towards N Richmond would use the 4-Fessenden stop on N. Lombard @ New York ID 9505, which would be served by the 4-Fessenden as part of the route change. Additionally, riders traveling towards N Richmond can use the stop on N Ivanhoe @ Baltimore ID 11837 that’s served by 11-Rivergate/Marine Dr (weekdays only) and 16-Front Ave/St Helens Rd (Monday – Saturday). Riders traveling towards Downtown Portland would continue to use the 4-Fessenden stop on N Lombard @ Baltimore ID 8480.

 To understand the potential impact of the route change, TriMet met with Shrunk Riverview Tower management on July 29, who were open to the route change, given the relatively short distance to the 4-Fessenden stop on N Lombard @ New York.

 TriMet is also interested in your comments or concerns. Please share your feedback by September 30.

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1:00 PM13:00

Pickleball Palooza


Join PT&E for a Pickleball Palooza, a kickoff event featuring 8 indoor Pickleball courts at the St. Johns Racquet Center and a fundraiser for Portland Tennis & Education.

When: September 28th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

What: 8 courts of pickleball clinics and round robin play. Raffle for Selkirk gift cards and accessories plus free give away prizes!

Where: 7519 N Burlington Ave, Portland, OR, 97203

Entry Fee: $10

All proceeds from the event benefit the Scholar Athletes of Portland Tennis & Education.

If you have questions or want to learn more call 503-823-3629.
***Tickets are available here.

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12:00 PM12:00

Park & Palooza

Friends of Columbia Park Present:
Park & Poolooza

Saturday, September 28th * 12-5 PM in Columbia Park

Featuring: Larhonda Steele, The Rhythm Dogs, Kenton Brass, The Dark Mother, The Dead Airfreshners, The Zigzag Mountain Band, Roosevelt Jazz Band

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4:00 PM16:00

Interview skills workshop

  • St.Johns Branch of Multnomah County Library (map)
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In English y en español

A Interview Skills Workshop
St.Johns Branch of Multnomah County Library
7510 N. Charleston Ave. Portland, OR 97203
Dirigido por Berenia Ramirez and Babs Adamski

Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 to 5:30p.m.
Gain the interview skills you need to make a good first
impression.This workshop will focus on the soft skills when meeting
an employer and necessary tips for interview success. * One set of
professional clothes from the SJCO Clothes Closet for your

Taller para entrevista de trabajo
Biblioteca pública de St. Johns
7510 N. Charleston Ave. Portland, OR 97203
Dirigido por Berenia Ramirez and Babs Adamski

Miércoles 25 de September de 4:00p.m. a 5:30 p.m.
Aprenda cómo sobresalir en una entrevista. Este taller se enfocará
en sus habilidades de cómo interactuar cuando usted esté frente a
un empleador, y las técnicas necesarias para tener éxito en su
entrevista. * Todos los participantes recibirán un par de ropa
profesional para su entrevista por cortesía del Centro de
oportunidades de St Johns.

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12:30 PM12:30

Repair Cafe

Please join the upcoming Repair Café!
When & Where:
Thursday, September 26th, 6-8pm @ the SE Portland Tool Library.
1137 SE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Volunteers will be fixing small appliances, mending garments, repairing jewelry and fixing bikes.

Please click HERE to let us know what you are bringing.
*NOTE: There will be tool and knife sharpening. Please plan to limit what you sharpen to 2 items.
Feel free to get in touch at RepairPDX@gmail.com with questions!

Hope to see you there!

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6:00 PM18:00


  • New Song Community Church - Atrium (map)
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New Song Community Church - Atrium
2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

The Committee will NOT meet on September 12th as originally scheduled.

Oversight Committee meetings are held every other month, with time reserved for public comment or questions on the agenda items. Meetings are broadcast on Channel 30. The September broadcast schedule will be posted here when it is available. Watch video of past meetings by clicking here. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted online here when they are available.

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6:00 PM18:00

Bridge Meadows IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala

  • Portland Art Museum Kridel Ballroom (map)
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Join Bridge Meadows for a special evening in September at the Portland Art Museum for Bridge Meadows IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala. All attendees will enjoy a selection of wine and cocktails, dinner, and live auction while supporting the meaningful work happening in Bridge Meadows communities with children previously in foster care, their forever parents, and elders.

Entertainment will be provided by Friends of Noise, a Portland-based nonprofit that seeks to foster healing and growth for the creative youth in our community via the arts. 

For event information or questions, please contact Alicia Boggio-Hair:

503.953.1100 x103 | aboggiohair@bridgemeadows.org

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6:00 PM18:00

14th Annual IMAGINE

14th Annual IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Hilton Portland Downtown, Grand Ballroom II

921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Important news about a shift in venue for our upcoming IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala on September 19th.

Due to damage inside of the Kridel Grand Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum, the 14th Annual IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala will be at the Hilton Portland Downtown Grand Ballroom I.

It’s going to be a fantastic event with 400 guests in attendance and a wonderful program lined up that will feature many of community members.

There are still seats available! Purchase your tickets at the link below to join us in celebrating the power of inter-generational living.

Reserve Your Tickets Here!

Please contact Alicia Boggio-Hair with any questions



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6:30 PM18:30

Census 2020 Information Session

  • Portland Parks & Recreation East Portland Community Center (map)
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Are you Census-curious? Please join us this month to learn about Census 2020 and the #WeCountOregon campaign. 

Portland Parks & Recreation East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave., Portland, OR 97216

The Office will present on current developments, and involvement with Hard-to-Count (HTC) populations. Discover the importance of the Census and how your community can participate in this civic engagement action, and what resources and guidance are available.

Light snacks and childcare will be provided.

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1:00 PM13:00

Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

  • Portland Housing Bureau *Broadway Conference Room (map)
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Upcoming Public Meeting

September 17: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave., *Broadway Conference Room
Portland, OR 97204

*See front desk staff for access to the Broadway Conference Room, which is not accessible from the lobby. This meeting will join the Rental Services Commission in the Bridge and Steel rooms for a budget presentation.

Topics for discussion: (1) Committee Charter, (2) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, (3) Portland Housing Bureau Program Offers.

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham. FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

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12:00 PM12:00

Homeownership Asset Preservation Pilot

  • Portland Housing Bureau (Steel Room), Suite 500 (map)
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Second Information Session Added

The Portland Housing Bureau will be offering an additional information session for interested proposers:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

11:00am – 12:00pm

Portland Housing Bureau (Steel Room), 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500

This information session will primarily be in a question and answer format. Attendance is not required to apply.

Find answers to frequently asked questions from the August 27 information session by clicking here.

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4:00 PM16:00

Proposed Administrative Rule on Specifications for On-Site Notices (signs) on Future Development Sites (as required by the revised Neighborhood Contact Requirement)

  • 1900 Southwest 4th Avenue Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)
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On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019. The updated code requires that notification signs must be posted on the sites of some types of future development at least 35 days before a building permit or land use review application is submitted to the City.  The project applicant is responsible for posting the sign. The types of projects required to post the notification sign are:

  • In most zones, projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area;

  • All projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area that also require design review; and

  • All land divisions that create 4 or more lots, or any land division that also requires environmental review.

According to the adopted code amendments, all notification signs must provide certain information about the project including contact information for the applicant, neighborhood association and district coalition, and a written summary and site plan of the proposed development. In addition, some projects require that the applicant hold an informational meeting. In those cases, the notification sign must also provide information about the meeting.

Summary of Proposed Administrative Rule

The updated code allows BDS to adopt administrative rules regarding the size and layout of the notification sign. In addition, the sign must meet the minimum requirements prescribed by the code. BDS has also developed a notification sign template to be used by all applicants that are subject to the notification sign requirement. This rule does not determine when the notification sign is required but establishes requirements for the notification sign itself. The proposed rule and template require that the notification sign:

  • Be 4 feet by 5 feet in size and made of durable materials;

  • Contain basic information about the project such as number of stories, if parking is provided, how many new lots are proposed, and other information.

  • Contain a proposed site plan at least 144 square inches in size;

  • Include contact information for the project applicant, neighborhood organization, district coalition and City land use and permit information; and

  • Include information about the informational meeting for projects that require a meeting, and information on requesting the applicant to provide barrier free access to the meeting

The proposed administrative rule can be found here. 
Sign for projects that require an informational meeting 
Sign for projects that do not require an informational meeting

Public Hearing

Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 4a (4th floor), Portland, OR 97201

Written Comments

The deadline for written comments submitting comments on the proposed draft is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Comments should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Emily Sandy, Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201



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3:00 PM15:00

Welcome to the U.S: Check a Box! Impacts of Racism on Refugee and Immigrant Communities.

  • Cascadia Garlington Health Center (map)
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The Who We Are planning committee is proud to introduce our September 9th event: Welcome to the U.S.: Check a Box! Impacts of Racism on Refugee and Immigrant Communities.

Please join them for a frank, candid, and personal workshop and discussion about race, racism, and their impact on refugee and immigrant communities. Race and racism in the United States are definitely not new topics. However, in the current political climate there has been renewed focus on institutional and systemic racism in the U.S. and the historical roots of privilege and oppression. During this workshop we aim to explore definitions, assumptions, race, and racism through personal stories from three unique individuals. This workshop will center around the intersectionality of culture, race, and privilege in mainstream white America and the refugee and immigrant communities.

Please visit our website for information and to RSVP.

Monday September 9, 2019
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Cascadia Garlington Health Center

**Parking is limited. Please carpool and/or look out for street parking.

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5:30 PM17:30

Flatlander Bike Ride in St. Johns

  • N. Bruce Ave. & N. James Street (map)
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Join us for the Park with Progressive Picnic Ride

Easy pace, all ages and abilities (family friendly!)

Saturday, September 7th
5:30 at N. Bruce Ave. & N. James Street

Bring: yourself, food for yourself or to share, water, your friends and/or family
Helmets, please! And lights as it may start getting dusky by the end.

4 parks, no steep hills, approximately 2.5 miles total.

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Traffic Division Living History
10:00 AM10:00

Traffic Division Living History

  • 7214 North Philadelphia Avenue Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)
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The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division building originally was used as a combination City Hall, Police and Fire stations by the City of St. Johns until 1915, when the township merged with the City of Portland. 

Today, the building houses the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division. 

Celebrate their 2nd annual living history event featuring vintage police vehicles, tours of the building, meet motor officers, enjoy refreshments, visit with the Portland Police Bureau Museum and the St. Johns Heritage Association, and much more!

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10:00 AM10:00

Shower Trucks in St. Johns

Thursday, September 5th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Center for Opportunity, 7302 N. Richmond Ave.

Center for Opportunity is partnering with Oregon Harbor of Hope to bring their shower trucks to the neighborhood! We are kicking off on September 5th with the hope of making this a weekly stop. Help us spread the word to neighbors experiencing houselessness!

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to Sep 19

Portland Housing Bureau - Upcoming Public Meetings

September 3: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Budget concept submittals and discussion; (2) bicycle parking proposal discussion; and (3) progress on supportive housing.

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC.Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

September 4: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC workplan
The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, public testimony will be saved for the full RSC meetings. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

September 17: Rental Services Commission (RSC)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Operating Procedures; (2) Budget Discussion; (3) Application and Screening Process; and (4) Security Deposits.
The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

September 19: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: New Song Community Church (Atrium)
2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

Oversight committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. For more information, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/74485.

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Magnolia II
to Sep 16

Magnolia II

Applications Accepted Beginning 9/3/2019

The Portland Housing Bureau and Innovative Housing Inc. have partnered to bring a new rental housing development to the Eliot neighborhood. Magnolia II will offer 50 units of affordable rental housing, consisting of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Forty-seven of these units will be set aside for those that apply through the North/Northeast Housing Strategy Preference Policy Wait-list.

Applications for the preference waitlist will be accepted September 3 - 16. To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, register below to attend an information session.

Learn More at an Information Session

August 24th from 1-3 PM
Sunrise Center
18901 E Burnside St,
Portland, OR 97233
Click here to RSVP

September 3rd from 6-8pm
Magnolia I
3250 NE MLK Jr Blvd,
Portland, OR 97212
Click here to RSVP

September 10th from 6-8pm
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233
Click here to RSVP

These events are free. Food and childcare are provided. Your RSVP helps ensure there is enough refreshments, materials, and childcare for everyone. Please register at one of the links above if you are planning to attend.

The North/Northeast Preference Policy

The Preference Policy is an effort by the Portland Housing Bureau to address the harmful impacts of urban renewal by giving preference to housing applicants who were displaced, are at risk of displacement, or who are the descendants of families that were displaced due to urban renewal activity in North and Northeast Portland. Learn more about the preference policy here.

How to Apply

Apply online beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 9 AM through Monday, September 16, 2019, at 11:59 PM. The application is available online now. Click here for a list of sites where paper applications and on-site application assistance will be available.

Contact Us
Preference Policy Questions
Preference Policy Team

Magnolia II Amenities Questions
Justin Gladney | Magnolia Manager

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