Wed, Jan 11th: join us for our monthly board meeting.


King Neighborhood Association board meeting

Wednesday, January 11th: 6:30 pm, offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue


6:30 pm               Introductions, agenda, minutes

6:40                       Announcements

6:50                        Garner Moody’s request for NA endorsement of his proposal for construction at NE Garfield & Failing

7:00                        Guy Bryant’s proposal for a development at 7th & NE Beech

7:15                        Stephanie Sanchez talking on the Green King community input event on January 20th

7:25                        Andrew Riley: renter protections in Portland

7:45                        A board vote on the status of Margaret O’Hartigan’s membership in King NA.

7:55 to 8:30, when we adjourn:

Board committees & event planning:

  • Finance
  • Communications & Outreach
  • Clean-up
  • Movies in the Park
  • Oregon Humanities Conversations
  • Grievances


NE Backpack Lunch Program’s annual community service and remembrance event for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inviting Friends and Families to our Ninth Annual Event of Community Service and Remembrance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In this time of uncertainty for our country and the challenges we face, let’s gather in remembrance to:

  • draw inspiration from the memory of Dr. King
  • encourage each other to pursue our dreams for our country
  • show our care for our children in need in NE Portland

After the program, join in service to:

  • help pack 825 lunch sacks for the 226 children that Backpack serves
  • create Care Cards to be tucked into the sacks
  • fold origami cranes for peace and healing
  • share our dreams with one another
  • children can take part in terrific King-related activities

You are invited to bring cans of soup and ravioli to help fill the lunch sacks or donations will be accepted, a $25 donation sponsors 12 weekend lunches!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

When: January 16, 2017
1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Maranatha Church

4222 NE 12th Ave
Portland OR 97211

Brought to you by Northeast Portland Backpack Lunch Program, Maranatha Church, and Concordia University

Can you help promote this event?

Event Flyer: Here is the event flyer, print it and post it!
Facebook: On the Backpack page there is an event. Share the event, invite your friends! Link to Facebook event
Nextdoor: The event will show up in the neighborhoods around Alameda. If you can see in then share it and invite your friends! Link to Nextdoor event

You’re invited: Alberta Commons (Vanport South/MLK & Alberta) Community Hour – 12/6




Alberta Commons
Community Hour

Tuesday, December 6th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curious Comedy Theater
Vanport Square
5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


The Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC)
invite you to a Community Hour
to celebrate the start of construction of Alberta Commons and to meet the artists who will create public artwork for the project.

Refreshments Provided


Alberta Commons is the Natural Grocers-anchored project at the intersection of NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and NE Alberta Street. The project is expected to break ground this month and be completed in fall 2017. Members of the project team and PDC staff will provide updates on the construction schedule, the community benefits agreement, and the tenanting plan for the non-anchor space.

Two public artworks will be included on the building occupied by Natural Grocers. Meet the two artists selected for this work, see their past work, view their design concepts, hear what inspired their work, and share with each artist what you envision their artwork will express about your community.

  • Portland artist Arvie Smith creates beautiful paintings with luscious glowing color and fluid brushwork. Smith has had a distinguished teaching career and is professor emeritus at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland where he taught since the mid-‘80s.  Since 1998, he has traveled extensively through Ghana, Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso, West Africa. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Portland, and he currently has an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum’s APEX Gallery.
  • Mehran Heard’s drawings are intricate, energetic and colorful compositions that combine bold figurative work with imaginative imagery. He has created chalk murals, illustrations for corporate clients, skateboard designs, and album cover art and most recently had his work included in a group show in Sapporo, Japan. In 2015, Mehran collaborated with artist Jeremy Nichols on the Black United Fund mural that celebrates black women in history who have laid the groundwork for racial equality.