Select event terms to filter by
Select event type to filter by
Saturday May 15, 2010
Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Improving citizen safety
though understanding
and participation

When: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
Get Map!

You're Invited!
The spring's quarterly neighborhood safety forum topics will be:

  • Update on City Enforcement Objectives
  • Effective Crime Reporting and why it is important
  • Property Crimes are on the rise – what you can do to protect yourself
  • Organizing your street/block – it’s fun and easy and we’ll give you just the “tool” to get you started
Start: 9:30 am

“Ride for Reynolds”
Car Rally and Poker Run
Saturday May 15th 9:30AM

When: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:30AM
Where: Reynolds High School
1698 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR 97060
Get Map!

Join the Fun!
Reynolds Education Foundation will host a car rally/poker run, May 15th starting at 9:30 am at Reynolds High School.
Visit district businesses to collect your poker hand and raffle tickets.
Registration is available at 503 256-2088. $25 covers your poker hand, raffle tickets, and BBQ at the end of the run back at Reynolds High School.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Welcome Spring!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat May 15th 10AM -3PM
A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday May 15, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Sunday May 16, 2010
Start: 8:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Join us to remove invasives and find a 'little' treasure!
Nadaka clean-up starts at 9AM,CITO Geocache begins at noon

When: Sunday May 16, 2010 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Clean-up Event
The Wilkes East Neighborhood Association continues to restore Nadaka's 10 acre natural area. This event will include removing invasive underbrush such as ivy, holly & blackberries. A CITO geocaching event by Nogs & Devil Hunter will be held around Noon. (To participate in the geocaching come prepared to work first.)

Geocache Event
Nogs and Devil Hunter would like invite you to participate in a CITO and nature park restoration at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham, Sunday May 16th. Clean-up starts at 9:00AM. Geocache begins at 12:00PM with a geocoin raffle! Bring our CITO kit, gloves, water, snacks and or lunch.
CITO -- "Cache In, Trash Out" is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources!

Thursday May 20, 2010
Start: 4:00 pm

Rockwood Design Standards,
Urban Renewal Grant Refinements,
Urban Renewal Capital Funding,
Rockwood In Motion Status Update,
188th MAX Station Construction Staging Area License

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 6:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham Civic Center
Public Safety & Schools Building
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Gresham Redevelopment Commission will meet on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 4:00PM in the Council Chambers, Gresham Civic Center, Public Safety and Schools Building, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, Oregon.
The complete agenda packet is available on the City of Gresham web site, accessible from the this link: GRDC Agendas and Minutes

Immediately following adjournment of the 4:00PM public meeting announced above, the Gresham Redevelopment Commission will hold an Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) Real Property Transactions, ORS 192.660(2)(f) – Exempt Public Records, and ORS 192.660(2)(h) – Legal Counsel. Executive sessions are CLOSED to the public. Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes, no information from this session shall be disclosed by the news media.

Saturday May 22, 2010
Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:21 pm

Under-insured, unemployed? Needing healthcare services?<?p>
Attend this Free1-Day Health Fair!Saturday, May 22nd

When: Saturday May 22, 2010 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Portland Lutheran School
740 SE 182nd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Clinic
This year is the 5th year for Compassion Rockwood, an all day FREE health event where doctors, dentist, and more get together in one location to help under-insured members of the greater Rockwood / West Gresham area. No appointment necessary. Simply show up and attend.
This years services include:

  • Basic Medical Exams
  • Basic Emergency Dental Treatments
  • Dental Cleaning (ages 3-18 only)
  • Basic Chiropractic Exams
  • Vison Care
  • Social Service Fair
  • Childrens Activities
  • City of Gresham Disaster Preparedness Education
  • And more!

This clinic is limited in the services, therefore we are asking that only members of the community with a real need for care attend, especially in the area of dental. Guests are not required to disclose their income level or make a commitment to give back to their community through volunteering.

Sunday May 23, 2010
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

1st AnnualFurniture ConnexionCruise-In & Car Show
Come out for a day of fun,food, and cars!A benefit for Gresham Schools

When: Sunday May 23, 2010 1:00PM-5:00PM
Where: Furniture Connexion
18188 NE Wilkes Rd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

JOIN US MAY 23rd - 1-5PM!
What a great way to raise money for Gresham Schools! This cruise-in/car show promises to bring out plenty of show cars, entertainment and food, so don't miss this event!
Special guests include in The Get A Life Again Band and the Shriners Clowns. Proceeds benefit participating Gresham High Schools. Help us support our students!
$10 Pre-Registration until May 17th. There will be a cut off after the first 100 cars are signed up so get your information to us soon! Day of registration is $12. Trophies will be awarded and we will host a High School Challenge! Raffles every hour!
*25 spots are reserved for students participating in the Challenge.
Sponsored by Multnomah Hot Rod Council and other local businesses.

Monday May 24, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday May 24, 2010 6:30PM

When: Monday May 24, 2010 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM

For more information please contact:

Wednesday May 26, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Share your thoughts on Urban Forestry Goals: tree resources, management, maintenance and community livability.

When: Wednesday May 26, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Second Floor – Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Plan identifies a series of Goals and Policies to provide a framework for community priorities and to guide plan implementation over the next 20 years. This forum will highlight recent Online Urban Forestry Survey results and include a group exercise to provide feedback on the Urban Forestry Plan Goals and Policies.
Please join us to share your thoughts on Urban Forestry Goals related to tree resources, management, maintenance and community livability. The Draft Goals and Policies are attached to this email and can be downloaded off the Urban Forestry Projects and Meeting Materials webpage at:

Thursday May 27, 2010
Start: 7:30 am
End: 8:30 am

Join us for a
Morning Bird Walk
at Nadaka Park
Learn the value of urban natural areas.

When: Thursday May 27, 2010 07:30AM - 08:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Join us for a morning stroll
In celebration of Great Blue Heron Week, join Jim Labbe with Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham.
We'll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We'll also begin documenting bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Directions: Meet at the north entrance to Nadaka Nature Park located one block north of NE Glisan on NE 172nd and three blocks east on NE Pacific St. You can also get there by going west on NE Pacific St from NE 181st Ave.

Tuesday June 1, 2010
Start: 6:00 pm

Nelson Neighborhood Park Master PlanClick to enlarge

Public forums, citizen input and design changes complete
City Council set to adopt Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan

When: Tuesday Jun 1, 2010 6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chamber
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Council to consider plan
The Gresham City Council will consider for adoption the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan at the June 1st, 6PM meeting in the City Council Chamber. There will be a public comment period at the start of the meeting. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. Everyone is encouraged to attend this important meeting and show their support for this project.

About Nelson
The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th. Click here for a vicinity map of the area.

The second Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum was held March 31st. At this forum the Preferred Design Alternative was presented which took into account comments from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Subcommittee, Urban Forestry Subcommittee, January 20 Community Forum, Metro Parks & Greenspaces, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and City staff.

The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. (It will be necessary for citizens to obtain addtitional grant monies to develop the Nelson property.) The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports are available on the City's website here.

In 2009 the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.

Wednesday June 2, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Help shape Rockwood's urban design framework: buildings, streetscapes, open spaces, and more

When: Wednesday June 2, 2010 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A/2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Property owners, stakeholders and interested parties are invited to attend a community forum for the Rockwood Design Standards project. This project is intended to implement the vision for Rockwood by establishing an urban design framework and then creating regulations to ensure that the physical environment in Rockwood—its buildings, streetscapes, pedestrian environments and open spaces—match that vision for a quality place. The project regulations will also:

  • Promote a sense of community and livability
  • Identify elements of good building and site design
  • Support the City's sustainability goals
  • Address safety issues

This forum is intended to introduce the project, evaluate the draft principles and establish an urban form for the heart of Rockwood that will inform the development of design and policy recommendations. The evening will include an open house at 6:30, a presentation and large group discussion starting at 6:45, and small group work sessions to conclude the evening.

Tuesday June 8, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Jun 8, 2010 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Jun 8, 2010 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The meeting will start with Coalition officer elections, then have an overview of the 2010 Council Work Plan, followed by Neighborhood News, and at 8:00 p.m. the divider will be opened to have a joint discussion about the recently adopted Sustainability Policy with the Natural Resource & Sustainability Committee (NRSC) which meets next door. Nicole Cousino (the AmeriCorps volunteer who is leading the implementation effort) will give an introduction to the Sustainability Policy, and discuss the policy as well as public involvement & outreach efforts.

Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Wednesday June 9, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:
Apartment Rehabilitation and Storefront Improvement Grant Changes, Industrial Development and Tax Increment, Rockwood in Motion Update, Plaza del Sol Work Group Report

When: Wednesday June 9, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

On the agenda
Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.
It includes: Apartment Rehabilitation and Storefront Improvement Grant Changes, Industrial Development and Tax Increment, Rockwood in Motion Update, Plaza del Sol Work Group Report, and more. You will find all of this under "agenda" for the meeting on 6/9.

Thursday June 10, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Show your support
Gresham Parks Commission to consider off-leash dog park proposal

When: Thursday June 10, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Many cities the sizes of Gresham have off-leash dog parks that provide a real convenience and source of enjoyment to dog owners and their pets. These dog parks offer a safe and clean environment by providing an alternative to dog owners who might otherwise let their best friend run loose -- presenting a hazard to their pets and people.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 6:30PM the Gresham Parks Commission will consider a proposal for an off-leash dog park. This is not a dog park meeting, but rather a meeting to encourage the Commission to pass a dog park proposal.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Syndicate content