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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.

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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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FREE Beneficial Insects Workshop on 4/29

An awesome FREE workshop that is coming to the Hollywood Neighborhood next month.

The wonderful folks at the Northeast Community Center are hosting a FREE Beneficial Insects Workshop on Saturday, April 29th.

Beneficial Insects Workshop

Did you know that beneficial insects work around the clock to protect your garden from pests? Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates that provide free pest control. You will discover ways to attract these friendly beneficial insects that help your garden thrive.

Date: Saturday, 4/29

Time: 9:00 – 11:30am

Location: Northeast Community Center

Address: 1630 NE 38th Ave


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Congrats to the Grant High School Constitution Team!


On January 21, 2017, the Grant High School Constitution Team won the Oregon state championship in the “We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution” competition.  There was very strong competition at state this year, and the students feel great pride and accomplishment to represent Oregon in Washington D.C. in late April for the national competition.  Grant High School has traditionally finished among the top schools in the nation, and we have high hopes for our team’s placement this year.

To get there, the team needs to raise $80,000 to send 32 students, our teacher, and volunteer coaches to Washington DC.  The RCPNA Board recently voted in support of providing a donation to the team’s efforts.

If you are interested in joining the Board and helping these students, you can donate online at: If you would prefer to send a check, they can be written to Grant Constitution team and sent to: 

Grant Constitution Team
℅ Shauna Ewing
4003 SE Ash St.
Portland, Oregon 97214

Congrats again to the Grant High School Team!  Learning about the Constitution will serve as a strong foundation for these students’ future role as citizens and civic leaders in the years ahead. 

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