King NA meeting, & other n’hood events – October.

Join us October 14th for our monthly King NA meeting!

Mike Boyer, Liquor Licensing Program Coordinator at the City of Portland will speak to the King Neighborhood Association Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at the offices of the  Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), 4815 NE 7th Avenue.

He will speak on livability issues such as living near noisy bars, late night racket from bars, and specifically, patios off bars. He will brainstorm answers about safeguards for communities with the ever expanding alcohol markets. How does this expansion affect the saturation problem in King? Mike Boyer will let us know how neighbors and his relationship with them in King will enhance livability for all.

Other events coming in the neighborhood….

Arts & Culture:

Portland Playhouse at 602 NE Prescott is currently showing How We Got On, by Idris Goodwin. A couple of events happening along with it are:

Oregon Humanities and Portland Playhouse present an evening of performance and conversation about local hip hop culture, rap music, and how musicians break into the scene. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, at 7 pm at the Playhouse. Oregon Humanities Conversation Project leader Donnell Alexander will facilitate the conversation, with performances by Glenn Waco, DJ Verbz, and the cast of How We Got On.

Join your neighbors for a special Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods-hosted performance of How We Got On on Saturday Oct. 24th. NECN Executive Director, Damon Isiah Turner, will welcome the audience and share information about how to connect with your neighborhood associations and make a direct impact on our community!

You’re also invited to check out Alberta Abbey, King’s newest arts & cultural hosting space, at 126 NE Alberta. More info:


Tuesday, October 13th: Learn about City Council’s upcoming decision on a proposal to expand housing opportunity in our neighborhoods. @ Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (4815 NE 7th Ave); 6:30 pm, Snacks provided! Hosted by North & Northeast Neighbors for Housing Affordability, and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

Community Engagement Opportunities:

NECN has two community committees that everyone is welcome to attend. NECN’s offices are in King, in the King Facility Building next to King School, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, where King NA meets as well. The committees are: Safety and Livability Team (SALT), next meeting Monday, October 19th, at 6:30 pm; and Land use & Transportation Committee (LUTC), meeting next on Wednesday, October 28th, at 7 pm.