"Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together WE can make a difference!”

City of Gresham, Friday Night Basketball: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6PM-10PM

07/29/2016 - 6:00pm
07/29/2016 - 10:00pm
City of Gresham, Friday Night Basketball: Fri Jun 17, 2016 6PM-10PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Every Friday, 6PM-10PM
Where: H.B. Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave.
Gresham, OR
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Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at H.B. Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave.

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.


  • 6-8 p.m. for grades 6-8
  • 8-10 p.m. for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9AM-11AM

07/30/2016 - 9:00am
07/30/2016 - 11:00am
2016 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site

When: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9AM-11AM
Meet: McCoy Park
N. Trenton and Newman
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Cost: Free!

New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site: Stroll through a few great neighborhoods undergoing changes as we see and hear about new parks, developments and a recent transportation safety project.
Saturday, Jul 30 - 9 am
Thursday, Jun 23 - 6pm
Meet: McCoy Park, N. Trenton and Newman
2 hours
3.8 miles or 7,600 steps

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 9AM from May 7th through September 10th 2016.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!

Take TriMet!
For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-7433 for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

(2016 Ten Toe Express schedule below this break)

Gresham Saturday Market fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:30AM-2PM

07/30/2016 - 8:30am
07/30/2016 - 2:00pm
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Fresh Produce & Handcrafts

When: Sat thru Sep 24, 2016 9AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR
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Saturday's Apr 16th through Sep 24th - 9AM to 3PM

The Gresham Saturday Market provides a vibrant marketplace offering a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music to enhance the community.

Now located at the Mt Hood Community College campus northwest parking lot, corner of NE 257th & Stark St with plenty of free parking.

For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:30AM-2PM

07/30/2016 - 8:30am
07/30/2016 - 2:00pm
Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Saturdays May thru October!

When: Sat thru Oct 29th, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.

Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 29.

Garden Fresh Produce! Rockwood Farmers Market: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11AM-3PM

07/31/2016 - 11:00am
07/31/2016 - 3:00pm
Garden Fresh Produce! Rockwood Farmers Market: Sun Jun 26, 2016 11AM-3PM. Info here!

Garden Fresh Produce!

When: Sun thru Oct 16th, 11AM-3PM
Where: Next to Plaza del Sol
SE 187th Street
Gresham, OR
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The Rockwood Farmers Market is a community-focused market featuring fresh produce from local farms in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Purchase local fruits and produce, jams and jellies, enjoy hot food vendors, music, a weekly activity for kids and more.

The outdoor market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays next to the Plaza del Sol, SE 187th Avenue, between East Burnside and SE Stark Street. The market runs on Sundays until October 16.

WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct coupons are accepted. 

Take the MAX: The market is conveniently located right off of the Rockwood/E 188th Ave MAX stop. There is parking available and the market is accessible for bikes as well.

The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.

Be a sponsor, volunteer or vendor at the market. For more information call 503-221-1054, ext. 215 or email rockwoodfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Visit the Rockwood Farmers Market website.

Rockwood Rising! A Dynamic mixed-use program. We are beginning design. Help us this June!

Rockwood Rising! A Dynamic mixed-use program. Creating an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy, and thriving community. We are beginning design. Help us this June. Info here!

We are beginning design. Help us this June!

WHAT IT IS: We're creating an economic engine to transform Rockwood into a prosperous, healthy, and thriving community that welcomes and creates opportunities for all.

WHERE: A 5.5-acre Commission owned property at 18535 SE Stark Street - the former Fred Meyer site. We are designing several new buildings and a public plaza.

Hello Rockwood,
My name is Roy Kim and my company, RKm Development, has partnered with the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) for the exciting development of the Rockwood Rising site. We are honored and eager to have this opportunity to create a new community gathering place in the heart of your energetic, growing community.

Our experienced staff of designers is currently engaged in the extensive planning process, along with our friends at GRDC. We are working with YBA Architects, Place Studio, and Robert Foster Associates to develop a space that this community will be proud to call its own.

Rockwood is a special place. We want to create a space thoughtfully and carefully, with the hopes of building something that everyone can take pride in and engage with. Your help will be critical to designing, developing, and building a community that meets your needs. We look forward to the opportunity to design this together, and hope to see you at Rock the Block on June 3rd & 4th!

Additionally, we want to learn more about you! You can call us at: (503)618-2416, or email us at: rockwoodrising@greshamoregon.gov.

Thank you, Rockwood community, for allowing us the opportunity. Together, I wholeheartedly believe that we can make Rockwood rise.

Roy Kim

Rockwood Rising Public Forum, Get involved in building Rockwood's future: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3PM-8PM; Sat Jun 04 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Visit us at Rock the Block!
Friday June 3rd, 3pm-8pm
Saturday June 4th, 10am-4pm

30-minute "Place It!" hands-on workshops will happen both days - Friday at 4pm and 6pm, and Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm in the STEAM tent.

Visit our booth and learn more about the project, engage with the interactive model and learn about the architectural process from our development team and designers.

            Rockwood Rising Public Forum, Get involved in building Rockwood's future: Wed Jun 08, 2016 6PM-8PM. Info here!

What's Next?
Learn. Listen. Speak Out
June 8
Sunrise Community Center
18901 E Burnside, Gresham, OR
Doors open at 6pm.
Presentation at 6:30pm.

Food, translation, and childcare provided.

Join us to preview design concepts, give feedback and provide ideas for future development. Meet the development team and city staff working on the project!

Can't make it June 8?
Talk to us. June 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rockwood Community Office
484 SE 187th, Gresham, OR

The Rockwood Rising Redevelopment Project is a coalition of committed tenants and partners working to make Rockwood strong again.

Get involved in building Rockwood's future.

Project Design is beginning.

Let's help Rockwood Rise. Together.

Contact us via email at RockwoodRising@GreshamOregon.gov, our website, or call: (503) 618-2416

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016. No experience necessary. A great opportunity to learn about birds in your neighborhood. Info here!

Pitch in to document Gresham's bird life

Survey points throughout Gresham's natural and urban areas.

No experience necessary. Training in survey protocol and bird identification is available.

This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about birds right in their neighborhood while contributing to citizen science and helping Gresham be a better steward of bird habitat.

Volunteers survey weekly in natural areas and urban sites; surveys take an average of 2 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 surveys is requested.

Bird survey data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of natural areas and understand the role of urban habitats.

More info?
Contact Ivy Watson, Restoration and Outreach Steward, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, Northwest Youth Corps AmeriCorps Member at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com.

2016 Portland Eastside Farmer's Markets. Garden Fresh Produce Available Year-round

2016 Portland Eastside Farmer's Markets. Garden Fresh Produce Available Year-round. Find a farmer's markets here!

S-t-r-e-t-c-h  your grocery dollar!

Enjoy the freshest produce, flowers, and plant starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

2016 Portland's Eastside Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

You'll find plenty of root vegetables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons.

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016 Newsletter' here!

Download, Wilkes East Neighborhood 'Spring 2016' Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2016 Spring Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”

Read it Online

Inside This Issue


  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
  • Nadaka Is Not Finished, Help Needed
  • Spring Events at Nadaka Park 2016!
  • Mult. County District 4 Candidates
  • Earth Day 2016 Recycling, Apr 23rd
  • WENA Spring Meeting, Mar 28th 7PM

Download your copy here. Now with active web links!

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Got a story to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can use your help.
To volunteer contact: info@wilkeseastna.org.

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready?

Experts Warn Cascadia Is Overdue For A 9.0 Earthquake

When A Natural Emergency Strikes Will You and Your Family Be Ready? Here's some great tips and valuable resources to help you be prepared for a disaster. Info here!

⚫  Be informed.
⚫  Build a kit.
⚫  Make a plan.

Everyday you hear the warnings. Have you made a kit? Do you have a plan? If you're like most of us - you're not ready.

If that's you, we've got some great tips and valuable resources below to help you be prepared for whenever a disaster strikes.


Think of Oregon geology as a clock, measuring time in earthquakes. Tick: a magnitude 8 quake. (Bigger than 1989 Bay Area quake that killed 63 people.) Tock: a magnitude 9 quake. (Same as the 2011 Japan quake that killed almost 16,000 people.) On average, a major quake happens in our area every 243 years, the last one was January 26, 1700 — 316 years ago. Yes. We are overdue.

When the next Big One does happen, a 700-mile long section of the tectonic plate known as the Juan de Fuca, stretching from British Columbia to Northern California, will slide beneath the North American plate, causing the entire Northwest coast-line to sink up to 6.6 feet. This won’t be a California-style short burst of energy quake in the earth’s upper crust. The Big One will be bigger, deeper, and last longer: 3–4 minutes, with dozens of after-shocks, some very powerful, for days, months, or later.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is 700 miles long, located 100-150 miles off shore of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California. Info here!
Cascadia Subduction Zone. Pacific Northwest. Click to Enlarge.

Hillsides will slide. Buildings will collapse. Roads will buckle. High-rises will sway. Bridges will crack. Some will fall. Pipes will snap. Within 20 minutes, the first of several 40-foot tsunami waves will wash away the Oregon Coast’s low-lying towns.

If our next “subduction zone” quake unleashes its full potential, it will be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

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