Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Come join us as we celebrate the volunteers who make our community a great place to live, work and play. The theme is "Bridges" and the guest speaker is Sharon Wood, "The Bridge Lady." Amalia Alacron de Morris, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement will present awards. Enjoy a light dinner and live music by Jamie Stillway. Everyone is welcome.
Location: Metro Council Chamber, 600 NE Grand
Help decide which bike, pedestrian, transit, road and freight projects to fund in your area and throughout the region. Through the Regional Flexible Funds program, Metro and cities across the Portland metropolitan area are working to select among 29 locally proposed projects. From May 8 through June 7, Metro will be taking comments to help make a decision on which local projects to fund. There are two projects in SW Portland. Please consider supporting them!
1. Barbur Blvd Demonstration Project (SW 19th - SW 26th) - add crosswalks with rapid flash beacons, plus fill in the sidewalk and bike lane gaps in this section of the historic "highway".
2. Southwest Portland in Motion (SWIM) - a new proposal to develop a 5‐year active transportation implementation strategy for all of Southwest Portland.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
This training workshop is open to residents of southwest Portland interested in participating in their neighborhood association. After attending, participants will be equipped with tools necessary to run an effective neighborhood association, better able to improve the livability of their neighborhood.
Marshall Park's 62nd Anniversary Celebration located in the picnic area near SW 12th Dr. entrance. Rediscover the park. Scavenger hunt for the kids. Connect with neighbors. Learn about the improvement efforts including the new playground.
The Red Electric Trail - an urban pedestrian and bicycle path - is slated to come through Hillsdale at Bertha Station making the unused and unsightly overgrown area adjacent to the gravel parking lot accessible for public use and enjoyment. This would be a great place for a little neighborhood park. Let's get a head start on the weeds. Bring your own tools or use ours. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring drinking water. Sponsored by Hillsdale Neighborhood Association and by Verde Cocina.
Exploring The Intertwine: Sharrows to Sparrows, Bicycling The Intertwine
An event of the United Nation’s World Environment Week, for which Portland is the North American host city, this 10-mile ride will explore SW Portland’s Gabriel Park, Fanno Creek Greenway, and Nicol Road Marsh. Meet Mike and Greg promptly at 9 am at Gabriel Park Community Center in the SW Corner of the park, 6820 SW 45th Avenue.
Lots to love about our Portland watersheds, just ask the UN! Portland has been chosen as the host city for the 2013 United Nations World Environment Day on and around June 5th! Information and events will be posted on the BES website as the date approaches.
This group is for discussing issues related to bicycling in SW Portland, Oregon, including (but not limited to) safety, improving bicycling options, routes, events, etc.
Currently the SW Trails group is working with the City of Portland to identify potential Bicycle Boulevards, trails, bike lanes, etc. for SW Portland. We conducted a series of “ground truthing” and route planning rides in July and August, 2007. Visit the SW Bicycling Routes page for more information, including a downloadable map of proposed routes.
We have installed the open-source Mailman mailing list software on our server. This enables us to quickly and easily create community mailing lists for a variety of purposes and audiences. Sending eMail to list subscribers is simple, and automation handles the drudgery of maintaining subscriber lists. Your lists will each have their own home page (as will each subscriber), so folks will be able to locate and self-subscribe to your list. You need not know subscribers’ eMail addresses, worry about bounced eMails, etc.
Join us every second Saturday of each month for a walk around Southwest Portland. We meet in the Parking lot of Wilson High School behind the dance studio. The average walk is five to six miles with 300 to 500 feet in elevation changes.
Check back here for details on specific walk destinations.
This is a resource for SWNI committee and neighborhood association web masters. It is a place to post questions and tips about creating your community website, here on the SWNI server, using our CMS (Content Management System).
This is the Fire Station 18 Advisory Committee home page. It is a repository for information and documents pertaining to SAC 18 activities.
At the October SW Trails meeting, we talked about using a forum on the SWNI site to trade ideas on bike routes through SW Portland. We were invited to take a SW Trails Map and mark it up with our comments. An effort is being made to solicit input from all of the neighborhoods about bike routes. I didn't see that anyone else had posted to this site relative to this topic, so I'm taking the liberty of initiating a discussion here. What follows are my comments on routes through Maplewood and SW Portland in general.
Recognizing that there are emergency preparedness situations which may not directly impact specfiic neighborhood, but rather SWNI, or the City of Portland as a whole, the SWNI Emergency Preparedness Committee has formed the SWNI NET Team. The SWNI NET Team will be available to respond to incidents such as floods, windstorms, public speaking requests and recruitment opportunities as requested by SWNI, POEM or Portland Fire Bureau.
Information on the web on how to cope with winter weather conditions…
Hello SWNI neighbors, my name is Brian Hughes. I am a Portland Police Officer who recently started in the Neighborhood Response Team Office, which is essentially a group of officers who are assigned neighborhoods within their respective precincts. I, along with Officer Mark Freidman share the SW Neighborhoods. Our mission is to help the members within our neighborhood associations with problems that the regular patrol officers might not be able to adequately take care of. It is not uncommon for us to deal with loud party houses, drug houses. homeless population issues and traffic problems.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be construed as medical advice nor as CPR training.
Update: We published this web page in 2006. In 2008, the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care committee recommended that bystanders who witness a sudden collapse in an adult should give CCR [ref:NIH]. In 2010, mainstream TV news finally picked up the story as “breaking news.”
A new CPR technique is said to dramatically increase survival rate for adult (over 15 yo) cardiac arrest victims. Survival rate for out-of-hospital witnessed cardiac arrest is nearly tripled by the technique called “cardiocerebral resuscitation” (CCR). Not only is CCR more effective, it is simpler and more people may be inclined to render aid. Many people are reluctant to perform mouth-to-mouth on a stranger, but would probably be willing to perform CCR, so additional lives might be saved.
http://www.multnomahares.org is the new URL for Multnomah County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services), the organization of volunteer amateur radio operators who will connect NET teams back to fire stations if conventional coomunications fail. You can also find us by going to the Portland Amateur Radio Club site http://ww.w7lt.org and selecting ARES/RACES.Please consider using us as an information resource for your internal communication planning, for we practice weekly and have broad experience with using radio all over the City. We meet monthly at Fire Station No. 2, 4800 NE 122 Ave (just north of Sandy) on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7PM.
Found an interesting article titled Aid experts debunk post-disaster myths on Reuters’ AlertNet web site:
LONDON (AlertNet) - In the aftermath of a sudden disaster, aid workers say the media often perpetuates certain myths and misconceptions about survivors and the best way to help them. Here are some of the myths that seasoned relief agencies want to debunk.