Portland Plan Fair March 10th

Portlanders have an opportunity to shape the City’s strategies for the future at the upcoming Portland Plan Fairs.

The Portland Plan Fairs will offer residents a range of experiences and opportunities to learn about and comment on three integrated strategies and an Equity Initiative. In addition to breakout discussions for each one, the fairs will feature local food, music, booths, presentations, and community exhibitors. Childcare will be provided at all locations.

The Portland Plan is a long-range plan for the city’s future, ensuring that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city, with health and opportunity for all. Portlanders say that equity, living wage jobs, student success and a healthy environment are their top concerns. In response to this community input, the Portland Plan combines these priorities with extensive research and national best practices to develop an overarching Equity Initiative and three draft strategies for Portland’s future:

1. Education
2. Economic Prosperity and Affordability
3. Healthy Connected Neighborhoods

The Portland Plan Fair–North

Thursday, March 10, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
De La Salle North Catholic High School
7528 N Fenwick Avenue
TriMet #4, #6, #75; MAX Yellow
En Espanol, tambien!

Community public engagement is especially critical at this point in the Portland Plan process. After the fairs and follow-up outreach efforts, the draft strategies will be revised based on input from the community, Portland Plan partners and national experts. These revised strategies will be the core of the City’s strategic plan, which will be available for comment and review this summer and will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission this fall.

About the Portland Plan

The Portland Plan will be a 25-year strategic plan for the City, and the direction it sets will touch every neighborhood, district and resident of Portland as it grows. The plan will help to define priorities, guide investment of public dollars and set the course for Portland for the next quarter of a century. For more information or to fill out a survey please go to: www.pdxplan.com

Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series Begins Dec. 1st

Via the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:

Presented by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City Club of Portland and Portland State University, the Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series offers collaborative approaches to city policy-making and planning from national experts and local panelists. The series will highlight how other cities are tackling economic development, community health, education and equity, as well as lessons on how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural systems. The Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series can help us think critically about the next steps we should take as a community to become more sustainable, equitable and economically secure.

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Portland Plan Retreat Notes

Notes write up from NECN pdx plan retreat 4-3-10

Hello Neighborhood and Community Association board members, leaders and activists;

Attached please find the notes from the Portland Plan Retreat that was hosted by the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods on Saturday, April 3rd from 10am-1pm at Curious Comedy Venue. We had great turn-out of a wide variety of people who have experience working on a wide variety of issues in our community – from education to transportation to the arts and more!

Thank you all who were able to attend and contribute your time and ideas! Your participation is what makes these events successful! Debbie Bischoff, NE Portland District Planner with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will be in-putting this information into the Portland Plan.

The next step for you and your neighbors is to take this information, and the other priorities you see in your neighborhood to the Phase II Workshops. Follow this link to find the schedule of workshops: http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan/index.cfm?a=289672&c=50730#1. At this workshop Portland Plan staff will be presenting the goals that have been identified in each of the 9 Action Areas from Phase I, get your feedback on these goals and lead a discussion about equity in the City. You are welcome to attend any of the workshops, not just the NE workshop.

Please contact Lauren McCartney anytime if you have thoughts, comments, or questions about this process and the notes.

Lauren McCartney
Neighborhood Association Outreach Coordinator
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
P: 503-823-4135
F: 503-823-3150
E: lauren@necoalition.org

Portland Plan Retreat at Curious Comedy

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is hosting a Portland Plan Retreat
for all residents of North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods on Saturday, April 3rd from 10am-1pm
at Curious Comedy at Vanport Plaza 5225 NE MLK Blvd (north of Alberta). This event is open to all
and we encourage organizations and businesses to send a representative!
The purpose of this retreat is to convene neighbors living within the bounds of the Northeast Coalition
of Neighborhoods (Neighborhoods include: Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt,
Irvington, King, Sabin, Sullivan’s Gulch, Vernon and Woodlawn) to address local concerns and
examine how to advocate for needs as the Portland Plan process continues over the next 3 years and
Using interactive, popular education techniques, attendees will be encouraged to voice and identify
community issues to be taken into account as the City of Portland creates the Portland Plan. Past
community plans will be presented as a helpful guide for starting this process. Topics to be addressed
include, but are not limited to, health, equity, housing, transportation, business, education, jobs, arts and
culture, parks, etc.
N/NE Neighborhoods Portland Plan Retreat
Saturday, April 3rd 10am-1pm
Curious Comedy at Vanport Plaza, 5225 NE MLK Blvd. (north of Alberta)
Light refreshments provided
RSVP to Lauren McCartney at lauren@necoalition.org or 503-823-4135.

Urban Renewal Meetings

This Saturday, March 20th, 10:30-11am, NE Coalition of Neighborhoods office:

Urban Renewal Area (URA) Strategy Session and Recommendations Workgroup: At this Workgroup, staff at the NE Coalition will be presenting recommendations from community input from the series of URA forums that have occurred. Then Neighborhood Leaders will be deciding on specific recommendations and input to give to the Portland Development Commission. As you know, this is a big issue in our neighborhoods and we want to get our neighborhoods on the same page sooner rather than later.

Saturday, April 3rd, 10am-1pm, Curious Comedy Venue at 5225 NE MLK (in Vanport Square):

Portland Plan Retreat: The Portland Plan is the City’s update to the 30 year plan. Many people throughout the 12 Neighborhoods in the NE Coalition area have requested that the NE Coalition coordinate a retreat for Neighborhood Board Members to come together, identify specific neighborhood issues to advocate for in the Portland Plan, and strategize about how we will advocate for our issues. This is a unique opportunity for us to come together across neighborhood boundaries, share our needs and talk about how to move forward together.