Free Pollinator Workshop in Hollywood

When: Sunday, 10/9 from 1:00-3:00pm

Where: NE Community Center  

1630 NE 38th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

The fine folks over at NE Community Center in the Hollywood Neighborhood are hosting a FREE Pollinator Workshop on Sunday, October 9th. While our workshops are open to everyone, we really like to promote locally and encourage nearby neighbors to attend.

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens, and discover which plants can help attract and support them. We will go beyond the bloom so you can find out how to provide water, shelter, nesting, and overwintering sites.

Advanced registration is required. Click this link to register, and to see lots of other great workshops.

Note: This event is not sponsored by the RCPNA. 

Sept 6 RCPNA Board Meeting Agenda

As a reminder, all neighbors are invited to attend RCPNA board meetings.

Sept 6 2016 RCPNA Board Meeting Agenda


September 6, 2016 RCPNA Board Meeting
German American Society
Steven Effros Minutes Taker
1. Welcome and Introductions: Tamara DeRidder (5 minutes – 7:05)

2. Review and Approval of the June 21 General Meeting Minutes and the August 2 Board Meeting Minutes (5 minutes – 7:10)

3. Treasurer’s Report (5 minutes – 7:15)

4. New Board Members (15 minutes – 7:30)

5. Planning for the October General Meeting and Preliminary Discussion of Future General Meetings (25 minutes – 7:55)

6. Committee Reports: Each Committee Gives Update (40 minutes – 8:35)

Clean Up – Discuss hand off from Rob Coleman to Steve Effros
Communications – We have a new chair; next newsletter deadline (9/10)
Emergency Preparedness
Entertainment – Discuss hand off from Craig Lindsay to Gary Points
Land Use & Transportation

7. Budget – Getting Started on Fund Raising: Tamara DeRidder, Deb Field, Richard Crockett (15 minutes – 8:50)

8. Board Operations (5 minutes – 8:55)

Conflict of Interest Statements

9. New Business (5 minutes – 9:00)

10. Adjourn (9:10)

Residential Infill Survey Results

Residential Infill Project Survey Results 

Recently the RCPNA did a survey for residents on the City’s Residential Infill Project plans.

Please click here to see the results of that survey. Thank you to all residents who participated.

Using these survey results and after a Board discussion of the proposals, the Board sent a letter to the City with recommendations. You can read this letter here.

While some of these City proposals are quite technical in nature, the ultimate regulations could have important impacts on our neighborhood. If you have any questions about the documents or the conclusions within, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our neighborhood Land Use & Transportation Committee at This dedicated Committee stays up-to-date on these kinds of city planning issues, and is a great resource for any Rose City Park resident.

Speaking of…

Plans for the 5036 NE Sandy Blvd., formerly Taco Time, Property 

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7-9 pm the Land Use & Transportation Committee will be having their regular meeting at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR 97213 .

At this meeting, they will be reviewing the development plans for the former Taco Time property at 51st & Sandy. More details should be available before that meeting, but so far the notice we have received states: “Conceptual design for the project includes a mix of 90 studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartment units, ground floor lease space, surface parking, landscaping, and right of way improvements.”

Residents interested in learning more about this large development in our neighborhood should mark their calendars for Sep 15. Everyone is welcomed to attend the Committee meeting, and we may have representatives from the developer group there as well.


Welcome to the new Rose City Park Website!

Hello Rose City Park Neighbor,

We are excited to introduce the new website for Rose City Park Neighborhood Association.

We hope you enjoy it. Once you’ve had a chance to look around, we would love your feedback (simply click the link to fill out the feedback form).  This website is for everyone in the neighborhood to utilize and enjoy, so we welcome your ideas for new features or pages.

Be sure to sign up on the right for email updates to get neighborhood news and notices for upcoming events.  Join our volunteers list to be notified of opportunities to get involved!

There are many ways to contribute your time or talent to the neighborhood, and it is a great way to meet your neighbors!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the new website possible.