Halloween in the Village

Thursday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Visit the businesses along SW Capitol Hwy and SW Troy. Rain or Shine!

Halloween Poster

Annastasia Salon Carnival Fundraiser $1 per activity, $5 Unlimited or 4 Food Donations. Proceeds go to Neighborhood House. Be sure to participate in the #ILOVEMULTNOMAHVILLAGE Social Media Contest while you are in the Village. Take a photo of yourself shopping at one of our amazing Multnomah Village businesses. Share on social media with the hashtag #ILOVEMULTNOMAHVILLAGE and tag the business if possible. Gift baskets will be presented to winners periodically. Sponsored by the Multnomah Village Business Association.

Stormwater Stars

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Stormwater Stars Workshops Flyer

FREE Stormwater Stars Workshops*

Saturday, October 5, 10am-2pm in Hillsdale Neighborhood
Saturday, October 19, 1030am-1230pm in Maplewood Neighborhood
Friday, November 1, 3-5pm in Ashcreek Neighborhood

*Addresses provided upon registration 

Stormwater Stars workshops provide ideas on how to manage rain that falls around your home, school, workplace, or place of worship. You’ll receive an overview of the best ways to handle stormwater issues, and get plenty of hands-on practice in restoring soils, naturescaping with native plants, creating pervious pathways, and more!

All are welcome at this family friendly event. For requests for physical, cultural, technological and/or any other accommodation to this event, please contact us. 

Pre-registration is required. You can learn more and sign up here: www.swni.org/stormwater. For questions, email watershed@swni.org or call 503-823-2862.  

Stormwater Stars is a program of SW Neighborhoods Inc and the Westside Watershed Resource Center, and is funded by generous contributions from West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.

Proposed Revision of Civic Engagement City Code 3.96 

City Code Chapter 3.96 creates a framework by which the people of the City of Portland may effectively participate in civic affairs and work to improve the livability and character of their Neighborhoods and the City. This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations and District Coalition offices. An audit of the bureau highlighted the need to update Bureau practices and City Code to ensure Portlanders have equal access to City decision-making.

SWNI Summit held July 31, 2019

Contact City Council 

Consider calling or writing to Portland City Council regarding your thoughts about the proposed Code Change 3.96. 
Options for Communicating with City Council (pdf)

Council Member Name Phone Email
Mayor Wheeler 503 823-4120 mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner Eudaly 503 823-4682 Chloe@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner Fish 503 823-3589 Nick@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner Hardesty 503 823-4151 joann@portlandoregon.gov
Commissioner Fritz 503 823-3008 Amanda@portlandoregon.gov


November 2016, Portland City Auditor submitted to City Council: COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD INVOLVEMENT: Accountability limited, rules and funding model outdated

"Conclusion (page 19) - Portland has dedicated volunteers in neighborhoods, business districts, Diversity and Civic Leadership organizations, and many other community groups. These volunteers give significant time and effort on projects ranging from advocating for improved City services to responding to land use proposals to hosting movie nights in local parks. Improving accountability and updating the code and funding models would help ensure their work leads to meaningful results and that the City’s funding is well spent."

July 2018, City Council responded with Resolution 37373

"NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Bureau shall convene a Code Change Committee that will recommend changes to Chapter 3.96 that reflect: a unified set of culturally-responsive practices for engaging a diverse range of community partners; an updated description of the Bureau's responsibilities; and a set of voluntary guidelines that represent best practices for civic engagement. These recommendations shall be presented to Council by July 2019."

Listen to OPB Think Out Loud program (July 18, 2019)
Big Changes for Portland Neighborhood Associations

Watch on YouTube: City Club of Portland Friday Forum (July 12, 2019)
The Changing Landscape of Civic Engagement

More at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/77951

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Portland's Neighborhood System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCn_jqO4HwM

Sherry Arnstein's "Ladder of Citizen Involvement" 

The ladder is a guide to seeing who has power when important decisions are being made. It has survived for so long because people continue to confront processes that refuse to consider anything beyond the bottom rungs. (From citizenshandbook.org).

Sherry Arnstein's Ladder of Citizen Involvement