Holiday Party/Potluck at December General Meeting

Please join us for an evening of food and conversation at 7 pm on December 12th in the Fireside Room at SE Uplift (3534 SE Main St.). In addition to the fine repast we expect (and you all will bring), Representative Rob Nosse will join us to give an update on legislative priorities for the upcoming year. We hope many of you can make it. Please bring forks. We have plates, cups and spoons but the population of forks at SE Uplift have a habit of wandering off. Thank you.

Crisis and Conscience: Understanding and Responding to Portland’s Housing & Homelessness Emergency

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is hosting an educational event to address the challenges we face as the city continues to change. Crisis and Conscience: Understanding and Responding to Portland’s Housing & Homelessness Emergency will take the place of our October General Meeting (regular meetings will resume on Thursday, Nov. 14), and will be a directed panel discussion with a number of representatives from city agencies, community organizations, and residents; including officials from the Joint Office of Homelessness Services, Sunnyside Environmental School, Rental Providers for Positive Change, and the Portland Police Department. The panel’s goal is to discuss the causes and consequences of Portland’s now four-year long housing emergency, present direct feedback from residents, and expose neighbors to organizations and initiatives responding to the crisis.

Panelists include:

• Marc Jolin, Joint Office of Homelessness Services Director
• Mike Krantz, Portland Police Department Central Commander
• Amy Kleiner, Sunnyside Environmental School Principal
• Erin Martin, United Methodist Church District Superintendent
• Vince Masiello, Compassionate Change District Peer Advocate
• Edith Casterline, Rental Providers for Positive Change
• Ellen Greaney, LCSW, CADCIII, CODA, Multnomah Co. Health Dept.
• Tremaine Clayton, Portland Fire & Rescue Community Healthcare Assessment Team Coordinator

The discussion will include a presentation on the current state of our housing crisis by Marc Jolin, questions addressed to the panel collected from the community over the past few months, and questions directly from the audience.

The event will be held at Sunnyside Elementary School’s Auditorium (3421 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR), October 10 7pm-9pm. We invite everyone to join us for this important and informative discussion and to submit specific questions and comments you would like the panel to address by emailing us ( or submitting a comment on this post.  Comments submitted via this form will not be publicly visible.

Downloadable Flier (PDF)

Ice Cream Social and SNA Meeting Rain Contingency

Dear neighbors, though stalwart northwesterners we may be, it is jarring to envision our ice cream social under a rain soaked canopy on the tail end of such a lovely summer.  We shall see if the weather cooperates, but if it doesn’t, we will likely retreat to the dry confines of SE Uplift (3534 SE Main Street) for our meeting this afternoon.  Either way we will have someone posted at Laurelhurst Park until at least 4:30pm to make sure everyone knows the plan.

April 2019 Newsletter

This month’s issue of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Newsletter contains a notice of upcoming Board Elections and a bylaws amendment votes, an article describing the Citizens Climate Lobby’s work to advance a bipartisan carbon policy, a link to an important Transportation Survey, Gardening tips, upcoming events at Belmont Library and more.  Click the link below to read on.  You can also visit the Newsletter Archives page to view past issues.

Sunnyside Neighborhood News April 2019

Park Watch Training Session Rescheduled for April 2nd

The Park Watch training session that was cancelled because of weather is now rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM with the joint efforts of the Sunnyside Neighborhood and the Crime Prevention Program with the City of Portland. We will be gathering at the Sunnyside Community House at 3520 SE Yamhill street to create an active Watch Group for the Sunnyside Elementary School Park. Some clarifying details about this training and its purpose are provided below:

The Name of the training is commonly known as a “Park Watch” however with some confusion due to the name (people thinking this training is offered through Portland Parks & Recreation when it is under Office of Community & Civic Life) we currently are calling organized groups with focuses on parks simply a “Watch Group”. The training is structured under the same model as our current Neighborhood Watch program trainings.

The focus and purpose for this group organizing is to work together to bring positive activities and increase livability to the location known as Sunnyside Elementary School Park.

 This training is also open for those who do not wish to join the group but would like to only receive the valuable public safety training that comes along with it.

•    Training material covered include but are not limited to:
    Calling 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency
    Being a good witness/reporter
•    How to work with your community
    The difference between police and park rangers
    Reporting in Portland Parks
    Utilizing your organized group for emergency preparedness
    Accessing city tools and resources to increase livability as a community

This training is structured to help communities organize under a common goal of bettering their community. It is not intended to function as a community problem-solving forum. This training is tightly scheduled to respect the time and participation of all our partners and community members involved. It is a great start to bringing the organized community closer together to make positive change in the City of Portland.

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