This Spring’s Naturescaping Workshops Are Here!

Do you love nature? Want to provide habitat for birds, beneficial insects and other wildlife in your yard? The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is hosting three (3) free workshops in March and April. The Naturescaping Workshops are provided by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Young students are welcome! Space is limited so pre-registration is requested.

Workshop participants will view a beautiful slide show of before and after naturescaping examples, get advice on native plant gardening & landscape design, learn about native plants and walk to a nearby example of a mature naturescaped yard. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook to help them get started. Light refreshments will be served – please bring your own coffee, if desired.

The workshops will be held at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St, 97214 and are scheduled as follows:

2) Rain Gardens: Saturday, March 12th from 9:00am-1:00pm
3) Urban Weeds: Tuesday, March 22nd from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
4) Native Plants: Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00-11:30am.

Remember! Register online at: Snacks will be provided. Email to with any questions you may have.

Open House at Sunnyside Community House

The Sunnyside-Centenary Church on SE Yamhill and SE 35th is undergoing a transformation.

A Discernment Team representing  the  building’s  new  owner  envisions a renewed “Community House”  as  it were, both a legacy from the pioneer members of the Sunnyside Methodist congregation, and an expression of the motto of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association: “Proud Past, Bright Future.”

They want neighborhood residents to be a vital part of this renewal process.  That’s why they are inviting us to join them for this OPEN HOUSE on January 30, 2016.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:00 to 5:00 PM
SE 35th Ave. and Yamhill Street

  1. Meet, and share snacks with your Sunnyside neighbors.
  2. Take a tour of this historic building.
  3. Learn about plans to improve the facility to make it more accessible for the local community.
  4. Find out how you can get involved.

At 3:30 PM there will be a brief presentation

Here is a flyer with more information  or contact Pat Schwiebert at 503-706-­6583 or