Notice of Special SNA Meeting Re: Peacock Lane

The residents of Peacock Lane appreciate the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s dedication to sustainability and better communities.

We recognize that our tradition of holiday lights has a massive footprint and impact on all of our neighbors.  A few years ago, with the support of SNA, we tried a Car-Free night and it was a huge success.  Some board members at SNA encouraged us to add more Car-Free nights and that is something we are anxious to do.

We have proposed two Car-Free evenings this year, December 15th and 16th.  In order to close the street, we must apply for a “community event” through the city, which then requires us to have special insurance to cover the event.   The insurance company representing SEUL would like Peacock Lane to have the support and partnership of our greater neighborhood association.

The special meeting will occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 in the lobby of the Theater Theatre building at the corner of 35th and Belmont.

SE Community Kitchen Tool Library in the Works

Sunnyside is a neighborhood with friendly folks who feel comfortable lending a cup of sugar to their neighbors. But what if there was a place where people could borrow a food dehydrator or cider press?

Everyone deserves access to kitchen tools for food processing, preserving, and serving. With that in mind, community members are developing the Southeast Community Kitchen Tool Library, a place where anyone can borrow from an extensive collection of kitchen appliances and tools. We hope to offer pressure cookers, canners, knife sharpeners, bread machines, popcorn makers, grain mills—even place settings and ravioli crimpers! The goal is to provide a wide variety of handy items that are infrequently needed and often prohibitively expensive.

We also envision the Community Kitchen Tool Library being a place where neighborly connections can be fostered through a shared love of food. The library might even grow into a community-supported kitchen where we can share our culinary skills, nourish our bodies with healthy local food, and collaborate on difficult or intensive projects.

We are inspired by other successful lending libraries, such as the Southeast Portland Tool Library and North Portland Preserve and Serve Library, and believe that together we will make this a reality. By making expensive equipment freely available to all, and by sharing our collective skills and knowledge about food preservation and preparation, the future Southeast Community Kitchen Tool Library will make our community a more equitable and sustainable place to live.

This is a community-directed initiative and we need your input, creative energy, and kitchen items. Please contact Kim Hack for more information ( or 971-285-7372). Join us on November 7 for a planning meeting at 1221 SE 35th Avenue between Salmon and Main streets. Thank you!



Planting Work Party at SEUL

SE Uplift is building a pocket-park at 36th and Main, and would love to have help putting in some native plants!  For a few short hours we’ll plant a portion of the property and spread some mulch.  If you have some time to help turn what used to be an unmaintained grass patch into a beautiful native landscape, please stop by. The planting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3534 SE Main.

Contact Tim at (503) 232-0010 ext. 313 or for more information.

Crime Prevention Month Activities

To celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month, the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and its public safety partners have planned a series of FREE events for the month of October.  No registration is required for these events.
Training: Bicycle Safety and Security

Wednesday, October 19th, 5:15-6:15pm

Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Grand

Learn how to protect your two-wheeler and yourself from traffic hazards and theft.

Contact: Havilah Ferschweiler, 503-823-0540,
Forum: Public Transit Safety

Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm

East Precinct, 737 SE 106th Avenue

Portland has a great public transportation system, but people don’t always feel safe riding it. This forum focuses on how to be safe waiting for, riding on, and exiting from buses and light rail.  Bring your questions.

Contact: Katherine Anderson, 503-823-3432,
Clean Up: Graffiti Removal

Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm

Mt. Scott Presbyterian Church, 5512 SE 73rd Avenue

Help improve the livability of your neighborhood and experience the satisfaction of removing graffiti.

Contact: Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666,


Turn-In: Gun Turn-In

Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm

Rose Garden/Memorial Coliseum, Benton Parking lot

Turn in a working firearm and receive a $50 gift certificate from Ceasefire Oregon. Firearms will be destroyed.

Contact: Mary Tompkins, 503-823-4763,


Party: Community Policing Reception honoring SW Portland officers

Monday, October 24th at 7pm

Multnomah Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, auditorium

This annual reception honors the wonderful officers who patrol SW Portland.

Contact: Stefanie Adams, 503-823-3131,
Hands-on: Engraving party

Wednesday, October 26th from 7-9pm

Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon Street

Learn how to mark your property so you can reclaim it if it is stolen.  Bring items you’d like to engrave.

Contact: Mark Wells, 503-823-4098,
Turn-In: Prescription Drug Turn-In

Sat, Oct 29th, 2011 from 10am to 2pm

3 locations: Fred Meyer, 7404 N Interstate; Fred Meyer, 1111 NE 102nd Avenue; and Portland State University, 1880 SW 6th.

Time to clean out the medicine cabinet! Dispose of unwanted meds while protecting young people and water quality.

Contact: Jenni Bernheisel, 503-823-2781,



“Our logo states ‘Crime Prevention Around the Block, Crime Prevention Around the Clock,’ says Stephanie Reynolds, the manager of the City’s Crime Prevention Program at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. “Even so, October is a stand-out month for us. Our staff has prepared a variety of trainings and events to celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month. There is something for everyone!”

Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13

Here’s what’s on tap for this month’s general meeting. Please join us at 7 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, corner of 34th and SE Main.

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate August minutes (2 min)
  3. Sunnyside Tree Planting (Jeff Cole, 5 min)
  4. Leaf Day Overview (Grant Morehead, PDOT 10 min)
  5. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Choya Adkison-Stevens, YWCA 5 min)
  6. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (?)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on November 10 / Newsletter articles (due Oct. 15)
  4. Adjourn