Whitman Elementary Gets a Little Free Library!

Description: A brightly painted little free library in front of Whitman Elementary School.

Thanks to local neighbors Zoe and Jon Matych for Whitman Elementary’s Little Free Library!  Whitman students are really missing their school and public library visits and need new books to read.  Please drop by to take and add books.  If you notice any problems, email Chris.

Rose Festival Porch Parade

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Rose Festival has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions; bridging communities in the City of Roses and beyond. This spring we are asking members of the community to celebrate with us by decorating their front porches. Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors.

The Rose Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration. 

Saturday, May 23 and Saturday, May 30 will each see a Rose Festival VIP Procession drive through select Porch Parade neighborhoods. 

For more information and to register your porch, click here!

Advanced Tree Pruning with PPR Urban Forestry

Understanding trees from the inside out helps when it is time to prune!
Photo from Portland Parks and Recreation. Description: Three people in safety vests discuss tree pruning outside.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Offered Online via Zoom

Many arborists will tell you that pruning is both a science and an art; the art of making a proper cut matched with an understanding of the tree’s biology and mechanics.

Learning how trees grow and how they respond to various pruning cuts will help you master common pruning techniques.

Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry staff will host an online Advanced Pruning class on June 3, 2020; prior participation in an introductory pruning class is recommended.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

The workshop will begin promptly at 11:00 am with the presentation followed by a question and answer period.

For questions, please contact: ufvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov.

Register here.

Tri-Met “Bottle Express” Connects You to Bottle-Can Return Center

Need to return your refundables using Tri-Met? Check out the Tri-Met “Bottle Express”! This new service connects you to Bottle-Can Return Center in Northwest Portland.

Line 297-NW Yeon/OBRC (shuttle) Operates daily, 8am – 5:30pm

Route:  Rose Quarter Transit Center to 3900 NW Yeon Avenue (plus one more stop in NW Portland
Shuttle fare:  Free

Covid-19 safety rules apply.  Social distancing, passenger separation.  

Not allowed:  Bags with leaking or foul-smelling contents.  Bags so large or numerous they block the aisles.

Take Lines 71 or 72 north to MAX .  Take MAX lines red, blue, or green west to Rose Quarter Transit Center.

Thank you to Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair, Stephenie Frederick, for putting together this information.

PBOT Restricting Traffic on Neighborhood Greenways

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has restricted access to the neighborhood greenway system to local traffic only. The points on this map show where the signage is located. Neighborhood greenways are slow, calm residential streets that prioritize people walking and bicycling. The restrictions will allow people to travel safely and give space to others.

All essential vehicle trips are allowed. People who live, work, and need access to homes and businesses are allowed to drive on the street. 

Temporary Trail Closure at Errol Heights Park

Expect to see crews in the park using motorized equipment to cut and remove invasive plants between May 4th and May 26th.  This and other site restoration work will result in temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed). Please use caution throughout the park as crews will be moving between multiple work areas.

This is part of the Errol Heights Park Site Restoration work to control invasive plants. The goal of the site restoration work is to control invasive plants and restore valuable habitat areas by planting more native trees and shrubs.

For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!