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“Jade’s Jewel” Street Painting at NE 61st and Tillamook this weekend!

For the third year in a row, streets will be blocked off to paint the bright colors on the intersection of NE 61st Avenue and Tillamook street, Sunday, June 25 from 10am-5pm.

Jade Razzano has lived in the Rose City Park Neighborhood all her life and the namesake design called Jade’s Jewel celebrates and beautifies our neighborhood but also slows traffic on the street where her special needs bus picks her up for school. The design is bright and cheery and invites painters of all ages to participate. Parents Joey and Chris Razzano organize the event and donate time and supplies to making this fun event happen but need your help with brushes and donations. Because the paint has a walnut shell additive that prevents slippage, brushes have to be thrown away at the end of the day – so the event is BYOB (Bring your own brush :o) and we are happy to report that the dollar tree on Sandy sells brushes 2 for $1). While the cost of the paint is discounted through the Village Building Convergence and City Repair, and the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association has donated $50 to support the project, another $200 is still needed to pay for the paint.

Donations can be accepted the day of the event or at any time. Tents will be set up and music provided for a fun, family-oriented event that you can help with for an hour or all day. There may even be popsicles involved J For more information, there are two pages of information: Facebook ( and NextDoor. Hope to see you there!

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June 15th – Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Open invite to the Land Use & Transportation meeting tomorrow night at 7pm.
Please join this Thurs., June 15th, for our LU & TC meeting from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St.

June 15th LU & TC Agenda:
For Approval: 051817 Minutes (attached)
1. ONI Marijuana Code Compliance Officer Nathanial Werner. To provide information and code compliance updates on two new MJ outlets opening up in our neighborhood.

2. Ellington Apartments presentation by the Portland Housing Authority District Liaison Cupid Alexander.  These apartments were recently purchased by PHA to provide low and very low income housing. They are located on our eastern neighborhood border and our LUTOP Rep. Ed Gorman has invited Madison South land use representatives to join us.

3. Land Use review guidelines and policies for RCPNA

4. Sub-Committee Updates:

  • CNN’s LUTOP – Notes attached
  • Our Lady of LaVang
  • Other

5. Status:

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April & June RCPNA Newsletters – Digital Editions

Although your website editor has been behind, our fantastic neighborhood newsletter editor has published two great issues of our Rose City Park Review newsletter recently.  Here are the digital copies for your use and enjoyment.



These can also be found in the Past Issues section of the website.


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Summer Concerts – More info (July 22 and July 29 6-8pm)

New information posted about the wonderful artists we have planned for this year. Click below to view the summer concerts page with the latest.

Summer Concerts

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Heads Up – Land Use & Transportation Meeting Thursday May 18

A note from our Chair:

Hi Folks,
Please join me for our monthly LU & TC meeting this Thurs. May 18th from 7-9 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda. There are no land use reviews pending at this time and the Umqua Bank redevelopment to Mixed Use Apartments has been rescheduled to our June meeting.  What we have scheduled include:
1. Planning Liaison Nan Stark and neighbor on NE 50th Emily Courtnage will be there to discuss the Erata Map (zoning) on the easterly most Peterson property that is still pending City Council review.
2. Draft LU & TC review guidelines & process
3. Update on the Residential Infill process:
4. Comment Options:
A. Portland Transportation Funding?
B. Better Housing by Design – June 1 & 3 Open Houses:

Please let me know if you have any additions or comments.

Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Co-Chair, LU & TC

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Board Meeting Agenda – May 2 2017

Please see the RCPNA board meeting agenda for May here.

May 2, 2017 RCPNA Boardmeeting Agenda

As always, anyone from the neighborhood is welcomed to join!



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Reminder: General Meeting with Mayor Ted Wheeler Tomorrow! (Tuesday 4.25 7-9pm)

We have an eventful agenda for this month’s Rose City Park Neighborhood Association General Meeting, including a visit from Mayor Ted Wheeler.  Everyone is welcomed to attend!

Click here for the full agenda

General Meeting

German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting from 7-9 pm.

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Neighborhood Spring Cleanup May 6 Poster

Reminder to mark those calendars for the cleanup date coming up soon. Here is our great new poster for the event with more info.

Click the image to view full size.

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Rose City Park Tree Walk – this Saturday, April 8th!

Were you excited about the recent neighborhood tree survey? Want to get to know your neighborhood trees?

Come join the FREE Rose City Park Tree Walk!   Be sure to register here.

We’ll meet inside of the Rose City Park United Methodist Church to have some snacks and coffee (provided by Urban Forestry), and then head out for a walk in the neighborhood.

Event Details
When: 9:00 am – 12:00 am, April 8th, 2017
Location: Rose City Park United Methodist Church | 5830 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR 97213

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Sat May 13 – Spring Concert at the German American Society

At 3pm on Saturday May 13th the ‘Liedertafel Harmonie’ will present their Spring 2017 Concert. Come and enjoy the beautiful music of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and more. Coffee and cake is included with your $10. admission (under age 7 – free).

Bring family and friends for a musical treat to celebrate the Springtime in our City of Roses.
The German American Society of Portland, 5626 N.E. Alameda St., Portland, Oregon 97213

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