Join us for a Listening Session to Shape Future City Council Operations – March 14, 19, 21

The Government Transition Advisory Committee and the City’s Transition Team are making recommendations to the 2025 City Council to help lay the groundwork for a collaborative and responsive council. Your insights on accessing council members, staying informed about key topics, expectations for district engagement, and public input in council and committee meetings will inform our June draft recommendations.
Join us for one of the following listening session!
All sessions offer the same content including an educational presentation followed by an hour of small group discussion. All sessions will include interpretation in ASL and Spanish with additional languages upon request.
We will have a recording of our presentation and a survey with the questions asked in discussion posted at  The survey will open Friday, March 8 and will close on Thursday, April 4.
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U.S. Grant High School is proud to announce that it will be celebrating its 100th year in operation this year.

Through the years, many Rose City Park neighborhood residents attended Grant High School. This year it turns 100 years old! There are a number of ways to participate in the celebration. See the attached flyers for more information.

U.S. Grant High School is proud to announce that it will be celebrating its 100th year in operation this year.

To commemorate this milestone, a series of events tare planned hat are sure to be enjoyed by alumni, current students, and members of the community.

Mark your calendars for the following events:

March 16th – A SENSATIONAL CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE: Open House featuring Tom Grant Performance at Grant High School. Taking place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, the open house will feature a myriad of school groups . In addition, visitors may tour the building and alumni can reconnect with classmates. The open house will be capped off by a special concert by Tom Grant, GHS alum and acclaimed jazz musician. The concert will begin at 4:00pm. Attending the open house is free of charge.

May 30th & 31st – A SENSATIONAL CENTURY OF STARDOM: Celebrating 100 Years of Performing Arts at Grant High School You won’t want to miss this theatre, music and dance extravaganza with performances by the Royal Blues, Jazz Ensemble, Grant Dance Collective, and Guest Alumni Stars! Current students and alumni join forces to delight and entertain our community. The show begins at 7:30 pm.  Tickets will be available starting in March.

September – A SENSATIONAL CENTURY ENDS AND THE NEXT ONE BEGINS: Birthday celebration begins September 2nd with a special rose planting ceremony by the Royal Rosarians. Details forthcoming.

Cheers to 100 years!

GHS Open House & Concert ticket
GHS Open House Ticket (click to open and print)

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Normandale Park — Shooting Victims Memorial Conversation

Hello Neighbor, the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a public outreach event to discuss the possibility of a community memorial for the victims of the Normandale Park mass shooting of February 2022. Event to be held Thursday, March 7, 7pm at the German American Society.

A display of planters and lighting has been installed by volunteers to remember and honor victims at NE 55th and Hassalo. Painting a street mural in the intersection has been suggested by community members. Please join us to listen and to share your thoughts in a conversation of community healing.

Expected to attend:

  • Allison Stoll, Central Northeast Neighborhood Coalition
  • Stephanie Howard, Mayor’s Office,
    Director of Community Safety
  • Kimberely Dixon, Restorative Justice Specialist
  • Survivors & relatives of the 2022 mass shooting
  • Members of the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association

Print flier, share (PDF format)

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Oktoberfest is back! September 9, 1pm-9pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Prost! It’s time to raise your steins and shout “O’zaptf is!” because Oktoberfest is back at the German Haus! Join us on September 9 for an authentic German celebration like no other. We’ve got all the ingredients for a perfect Oktoberfest – delicious food, exciting games, lively music, and of course, BIER BIER BIER!!!


Volunteers get free admission and a free drink!
Info and signup at

Oktoberfest Flyer (Print PDF)

General admission: $7 advance. $10 gate
Stein admission: $20 advance. $25 gate
*Stein ticket gets you entry, your own .5 liter glass stein, and a drink ticket to fill it up!

Tickets on sale now! Schedule, and more info at

German Haus
5626 NE Alameda St., Portland, OR 97213

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Artist Alley Comics Fest 2023, August 5th, 11am-5pm

Artist Alley Comics Fest (AACF) is putting on a free event on Saturday, August 5th from 11am to 5pm at McDaniel High School. It’s free admission for the general public. The event will feature over 50 creators including artists and comic book creators who will be selling their own art, merchandise, and books/zines.

Come out and support many talented independent comic creators selling their creative and amazing work! This is a free general admission event!

Artist Alley Comics Fest 2023, August 5th, 11am-5pm

Like a great many unique and innovative comic creators, Artist Alley Comics Fest (AACF) was founded and made its home in Portland, Oregon and debuted on Sunday, August 2nd, in 2015, at The Spritely Bean, the late indie comics café. AACF gave the opportunity and visibility to independent comic artists who have traditionally been overlooked or shut out by events that are motivated to give platform to established voices.

The festival is a minimally curated event, without assessment of aesthetic or narrative quality. Judgements for acceptance as an exhibitor are based on an artist’s ownership of their work, a prohibition of hate speech and advocation of violence, and a minimum approximation to the definition of “comics artwork.”

Our goal is to showcase the talents of independently creative voices in comics by giving the public a place to interact with comic creators. While publishers and distributors are welcome to apply for exhibition space, those who are willing to be represented by comic creators are likely to receive greater consideration.

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RCP Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale – Sign up now!


Rose City Park Neighborhood event:
Saturday, September 9 from 9am-4pm
Sunday, September 10 from 10am-2pm

***Please help us spread the word—share the sign-up form with your neighbors!***

Sell for either day or both! To join the garage sale, please click button and fill out the sign-up form.
Deadline for seller sign up is August 31, 2023.

Whether selling or shopping, hope you’ll join the fun, and see you there!

For more information check out our Garage Sale site page. A map of sellers will be distributed in August.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Garage Sale organizers via email: Marina Samaltanos at | Beth Faris at
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RCP Neighborhood Fourth of July Bike Parade

Join us Tuesday, July 4th for the Rose City Park Neighborhood Bike Parade.



Meet at Alameda and 59th
Parade will end at Rose City Park Elementary

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