Category Archives: Health

Next week: neighborhood summits on homelessness and air toxins, at NECN (next to King School)

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) will be hosting two neighborhood summits next week to clarify both the homeless and air toxins situations. We have been following both issues closely and would like to convene all interested parties to inform and plan. Both meetings will take place at NECN.
The offices of NECN:
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR
  • Homeless Camps: Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm
    • Discussion of the Mayor’s short-term framework
    • Explanation of “Home for Everyone” and the long-term plan to end homelessness
    • Experience with public involvement in the Mayor’s plan
    • Next steps
  • Air Toxins: Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm
    • What we currently know
    • General air quality context
    • DEQ as an agency
    • Maps reports
    • Articles and other data
    • Next steps



Questions? Give Adam Lyons a call at 503-388-5004.


Community Meeting about air toxins: this Thursday, Feb 18th, at the Tubman Building.


This forum is going to be of more significance than the forum that was held at Cleveland High School last Tuesday because of the new information that Chromium-6 (which is associated more strongly with cancer risk) was identified as a substance used at both businesses in the hot spots – in addition to arsenic and cadmium.

The early portion of the evening will be used for an “open house” where people can interact directly with agency representatives stationed at tables, and the majority of the meeting (starting later) will be used for Q&A for the entire audience.


–Tricia Tillman

Director of Public Health

Multnomah County Health Department

426 SW Stark Street, 8th Floor Portland, OR 97204

Desk Phone: 503-988-8724

Cell Phone: 503-891-1529




Aging in Place: learn more about North Star Village, & the local Village Movement.


Remain in Your Home as You Age

with Support from an Aging-In-Place Village



If you are interested in remaining in your home as you age, now is the time to start planning. Whether you are a home owner, renter, share housing with family or others, the Village may be just what you’re looking for.


North Star Village is hosting Village at Home talks introducing the local Village Movement and how Villages support folks to remain in the homes they love and the familiar neighborhoods they cherish. It’s called “aging in place” and is a national movement responding to the need for services so folks can age comfortably and safely at home.


Invite your neighbors, friends, co-workers and reserve your seat for one of these living room talks:

Saturday May 9                           Saturday, May 30                  Saturday, June 6
2:00 – 4:00 pm                              2:00 – 4:00 pm                        2:00 – 4:00 pm

Find out what North Star Village will offer and how you can join others to shape the services and programs of our own virtual village.

Space is limited!  Call 503.978.0540 or go to to reserve your place and receive the location.

KNA March Agenda

King Neighborhood – Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30pm
at the office of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR


6:30 Introductions, approval of agenda and minutes

6:45 PreServe – Discussion to gather input from older African Americans living in King on their health concerns, neighborhood barriers that keep them from being healthy, and ideas for community-based activities that promote health and reduce barriers to health.

7:00 PDC – Representatives of the Portland Development Commission will be on hand to discuss the latest projects occurring in our neighborhood, including a proposal for development at Alberta & MLK, and how the community can engage and be involved in conversation on current and future projects.

March 31st Egg Hunt, Two Plum Park. Vote to have it be a KNA sponsored event and looking for volunteers.

8:00 Adjourn

KNA to meet this Wednesday: Agenda

King Neighborhood Association – General Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:30pm
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR


6:30 Introductions, approval of agenda and minutes

6:45 Clean Water Portland Presentation on the proposed fluoridation of the water supply

7:15 Kirstin Walter – Intersection Repair Project @ NE 6th & NE Going

7:25 OLCC Bill Language / 7-11 Good Neighbor Agreement

8:00 Adjourn