Join us for our annual National Night Out community party July 30th, 4:00-8:00PM. Food and fun – FREE FOR EVERYONE! The BDNA will be providing light refreshments and neighbors are encouraged to contribute to the pot luck dinner. Please come, even if you don’t have a dish to share. Tell your friends and neighbors and join us for a fun party!
4:30-6:30PM – Face painting by Green Tulip Peace and Nature School
6:00-8:00PM – Interactive story time and balloon animals with Olive and Dingo
Thank you to Woodstock New Season, Grocery Outlet, and Fat Cupcake for donating food to this event!
We were joined at our June meeting by Marianna Lomanto of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Marianna discussed a variety of topics, including crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and block parties in conjunction with National Night Out. Here are links to some great resources available from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Interested in throwing a block party for National Night Out? It’s easy! Just visit ONI’s National Night Out page for details on how to get started. Got a question that wasn’t answered on their site? Email them directly!
Crime Prevention Resources:
· Crime prevention techniques (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
· How to Start a Neighborhood Watch
· How to Start a Community Foot Patrol
· Accessing Crime Prevention Services in Spanish
Additionally, Portland Police Bureau has a tool that allows residents to review reported crimes by neighborhood and citywide. You can access the site here. Did you know, you can file a police report with PPB for a crime that has already occurred and there’s no suspect information? Just call the Non-Emergency number at 503-823-3333. You can also report certain crimes that meet the criteria for online reporting here.