Second free concert in park this Saturday, July 29 6-8pm

Our July 29th concert will feature LaRhonda Steele with Louis “King Louie” Pain. The duo appears annually at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (the 2nd largest blues festival in the U.S.), and they’ll be performing at Italy’s prestigious Porretta Soul Festival just days before their appearance at Rose City Park! LaRhonda’s daughters Lauren and Sarah will also perform, to complete an evening filled with a mix of blues, jazz, and gospel. More online at and

More info about the free concert here:

A couple of photos from last weekend’s concert. Everyone had a lot of fun with the Irish dancers on a beautiful summer night in Portland!



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Reminder: Free Concert in the Park this Saturday! (6-8pm)

Reminder to bring the whole family out to a fun (and free!) evening in Rose City Park this Saturday.

Saturday July 22, 2017
Our July 22nd concert will be an Irish Hooley, featuring Nancy Conescu, along with the Murray School of Irish Dancing. Nancy is widely recognized, particularly throughout Ireland, for her vocal and guitar work, where she has appeared on concert stages, radio, and television. The Murray Irish Dance Troupe, well known for its high-energy performances and vividly attractive costumes, never fails to engage its audience, whether young or old. Every performance is marked by toe tapping, foot stomping and hand-clapping in the spirit of Irish culture, music, and tradition. For more information, please visit



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Rose City Park NET has formed! (Neighborhood Emergency Team)

Our neighborhood finally has enough trained volunteers to be able to form it’s own Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). This team of volunteers will formulate plans on how to best aid Rose City Park in the event of a major disaster (like the Big One!).
Meetings are 6:30-8:30 on the second Tuesday of each month at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR 97213.  All neighbors are welcome.
If you are interested in talking directly with your RCPNA neighbors involved with NET, or better yet might want to train as a NET member to help prepare your family and others, email
In the meantime, here are some great resources to learn more about emergency preparedness and the simple steps you should take to prepare for a disaster.

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Neighborhood Land Use Meeting, July 20th 7pm

LU & TC Meeting
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

07202017 Agenda


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Thursday, July 13 2017 – Special Land Use Meeting


Please join me for a Special Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting of RCPNA on Thurs. July 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St. As Chair of RCPNA I have requested this Special Meeting to address the liquor license for the Baerlic Beer Hall and Garden that is to include 12 food pods located at 6035 NE Halsey St.

What: Special LU & TC Meeting
Topic: Baerlic Beer Hall and Garden Liquor license, 6035 NE Halsey St.

When: Thurs. July 13, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: German American Society
5626 NE Alameda St.
Here’s Bearlic’s liquor license application, which includes proposed hours and a 12-cart food cart pod on the property

Here are two illustrations of “The Barley Pod” by Ethos development

Here’s the Liquor Board’s Comment Form, which includes ways to submit your opinions should you be interested in voicing them. I believe you can submit this comment form electronically.

Deadline for public comments is July 19, 2017

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Co-Chair, LU & TC
Chairwoman, RCPNA




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July 10, 2017 RCPNA Board Meeting (MONDAY)

July 10, 2017 RCPNA Board Meeting (MONDAY)

German American Society 7:00pm-9:00pm

All neighbors are welcomed to join!

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Summer Concerts Poster (July 22 and July 29)

Be on the lookout for this poster around the neighborhood, and remember to save the dates on July 22 and July 29 from 6-8pm.

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RCPNA General Meeting NEXT WEEK (Tuesday, June 27 7pm)

We have a great General Meeting planned for next week, including a visit from Representative Barbara Smith Warner. Come join us on Tuesday, June 27, 7-9 pm, at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St.

Here is the agenda

All neighbors are most welcomed.


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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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