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Several years ago, Alex Lopez, a local activist working on the superfund cleanup, happened to read an agency report in depth and found that DEQ had discovered high concentrations of PCBs in a certain location in Cathedral Park while testing for sources of river contaminants. The concentration was well above what is considered safe for… Read more
An advisory is in effect for algae bloom in the Willamette River between Ross Island Lagoon and Cathedral Park. According to Oregon Health Authority residents should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities such as water skiing or power boating in areas of the river where there are blooms. Ingestion of water should be avoided. Toxins… Read more
The delicious scent of Kielbasa and the beauty of swirling dancers are here again as the Portland Polish Festival returns Sept. 16-17 at the historic Polish Library Association site at 3900 N. Interstate Ave. The celebration, the oldest Polish Festival on the West Coast, is back for the first time since 2019 after COVID cancellations. Admission… Read more
On July 26, Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory for Sauvie Island due to toxic algae—at Aarons Lake, Pete’s Slough, and Sturgeon Lake. Do not swim or play in these waters and keep pets away. Ingesting the water can cause serious illness. Check current advisories here: bit.ly/3Odm9ZV Read more
A recent London-based Guardian newspaper investigative story singled out the Kenton neighborhood as having some of the worst racetrack-produced lead fumes in any residential area in the U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned leaded gas for passenger cars in 1996 because of the health hazard, especially for young children. But the law exempted racecars. The EPA… Read more
Everyone agrees that the traffic bottleneck near the I-5 Bridge between Oregon and Washington needs to be fixed. The backup of vehicles during morning and afternoon rush hours affects traffic daily for miles in either direction for hours. It costs in money, time and frustration. It also creates unhealthy air for neighborhoods along the I-5… Read more
North Peninsula neighborhood associations
Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7 to 8:30 PM (informal time from 6:30-7 PM). Offered in person at the Kenton Firehouse and over Zoom.
Board meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. General Meetings are held at the Portland Yacht Club in the Spring and at the Marriott in the Fall.
Neighborhood meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 7 to 8:30 PM currently on Zoom.
Neighborhood meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, August, and November from 7 to 8:30 PM currently on Zoom.
Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday beginning at 7 PM.
Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Historic Kenton Firehouse.
Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Monday from 6 to 7:30 PM. Offered in person at Overlook House and over Zoom.
Meetings are held on 3rd Thursdays from 7 to 9 PM at Trinity Academy.
Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday from 5:15 to 6:30 PM on Zoom.
Meetings are held on the second Monday from 7 to 8:30 PM at James John Elementary School.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM on Google Meet.
North Portland Neighborhood Services
One of seven regional neighborhood offices funded by the City of Portland.