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

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


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. 

Special RCPNA Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 21 7-8pm

Special Board Meeting for next Tues., March 21st from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St. This meeting has been added to the official city-wide calendar.

Topic:     Reconsideration of a RCPNA 2015 Approved Recommendation to Rezone of 3 properties owned by Rich and Blair Peterson, located at the corner of NE 50th and Fremont St., from R2 to Mixed Use Commercial as a map amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Update.
Timing:  Opportunity to ‘File an Objection’ closes within 21 days of the City’s pending submission of Task 4 and 5 of the Periodic Review/2035 Comprehensive Plan to the State of Oregon.

7:00 – 8:00 pm

1. Welcome & Introductions (open the public meeting)
2. Historic record and actions regarding the Peterson Rezone from R2 to Mixed Use Commercial.
3. Existing options for comment or appeal/objection to the state.
4. Board Next Steps:

  • Decide whether to reopen the public meeting regarding LU &TC recommended approval for zone change from R2h to Mixed Use Neighborhood Commercial for 5024 NE Fremont, vacant lot (TL# R260906) and 3430 NE 50th Ave.
  • If yes, actions include:
    • Open the public review on the matter to receive testimony, including attached documents.
    • Close public review on the matter when all questions and concerns have been raised
    • Render a decision:
      • No change from the previous rezone recommendation of approval
      • Support the rezone of some of the properties from R2 to Mixed Use Commercial
      • Reverse decision – opposing the rezone of all three properties from R2
  • If no, actions include:
    • Opportunity for public discussion regarding the process and issues at hand
    • Make a motion to adjourn the meeting

5. Adjourn

May 6 – Neighborhood Spring Cleanup Event

Mark your calendars and plan your spring cleaning: Our annual cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm.   You can bring that unwanted trash from your house, basement and garage to the parking lot of St. Rose of Lima School and Church (54th and Stanton) for drop off and maybe find your next treasure too at our rummage sale. 


The cleanup is a great way to give a little back to the neighborhood. No experience or skills needed — just show up and help us process the cleanup for your neighbors. Come for a couple of hours or for the whole day. Teens looking for service credits welcomed!

Each volunteer will need to sign a waiver (Download Form Here). Please print and bring with you if possible. We will have some extra copies if not.

More details on what can and cannot be accepted this year available on this cleanup information page.

Be sure to spread the word as well!  Share with neighbors who might not be on our email list yet.

Upcoming RCPNA Board Meeting Agenda

 Download as a PDF here.


February 7, 2016 RCPNA Board Meeting

German American Society


Steven Effros Minutes Taker

  1. Welcome and Introductions: Tamara DeRidder (5 minutes – 7:05)
  1. Treasurer’s Report (5 minutes – 7:10)
  1. Introduction and Approval of New Board Member (5 minutes – 7:15)
  1. Recap of January General Meeting (15 minutes – 7:30)

What did we learn?  What do we need to act on?

  1. Committee Reports: Each Committee Gives Update (40 minutes – 8:10)


            Clean Up

            Communications –

            Emergency Preparedness

            Entertainment –



            Land Use & Transportation

  1. Planning for Next General Meeting -April 25 (20 minutes – 8:30)

Board Elections


  1. New Business (10 minutes – 8:40)

Expansion of Fremont Bus Line?

  1. Adjourn (5 minutes – 8:45)