People Get Ready, A series of Presentations by the Red Cross

The Sunnyside Sustainability Committee is sponsoring three presentations of the theme “People Get Ready” in April.  There will be three informal presentations by the Red Cross at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main.  Anyone from any neighborhood is welcome.  Here are the dates:

Tuesday April 12:  7 – 8:30  {which is tomorrow}
Saturday, April 16:   10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, April 28:   7 – 8:30 pm

I attended one of these presentations and was very impressed by the hands-on nature and willingness to interact with everyone to have a rich discussion of community preparedness

If you are unable to make this, I am attaching a 16 week planning tool.  It may be necessary to use the arrow keys to get to the second page.
Family Emergency Supplies PDF

Jeanne Longley


Vote for the SE Uplift Pocket Park & Medicinal Garden in the Umpqua Bank Build Your Block Challenge!

We just received this press release from our neighborhood coalition, Southeast Uplift. Click on the link below to view the pdf, then head on over to Umpqua Bank and cast your vote.


Opening Day for Blair Community Garden

March 26th marks the opening of the long-awaited return of the Blair Community Garden. Below is a link to the pdf announcing the Celebration from 11-noon and the Work Party from 9-11am.

The event is sponsored by Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Laurelhurst Village, and Portland Community Gardens. Go to to sign up on the wait list.

Work Party & Celebration for Blair Community Gardens

Opening Day for Blair Garden

Blair Garden Opening Day: March 26, By Tim Brooks

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 26, Opening Day for the new Blair Community Garden!

Portland Community Gardens and SNA have hosted four garden work parties since October and we are just about ready to open the gates at the Blair Community Garden. By mid-March, we will build the remaining accessible raised beds, improve the path system and the shed, and then be ready to open.

The SNA would like to thank all the volunteers that joined us for the work parties. We would like to extend a special thank you to Holly Wilkalis from Hands On Portland and Lamar Hurd from the All in One Basketball Academy who helped coordinate the volunteer youth groups. SNA also wants to thank our partner in this effort, Portland Community Gardens, and their key staff Dan Franek, John Iott, and Leslie Pohl-Kosbau.

Come join us for a tour of the garden on March 26. The garden entrance is located on the west side of SE 33rd Avenue, half block south of Stark Street. For more on the garden’s rebirth, visit For more information on the opening day event, check the SNA website and listserve, or call the SNA Hotline at 503 295-1699.