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04 / 15
Start: 9:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Enjoy The Spring Colors
When: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9AM-5PM
Where: East Fork Lewis River
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This 3.5-mile hike begins at Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland, Wash. We'll follow a dike trail above the farmland and the East Fork of the Lewis River. We will stop for a break at a boat launch before walking through the colorful tulip display garden. On our way to lunch at a local restaurant, we'll stop to tour the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens (there is a $2 admission fee). Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack

  • Round-trip travel: 76 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Nominal
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $8
04 / 16
04 / 17
04 / 18
Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Annual Earth Day Recycling
When: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 18th 9AM to 2PM
Volunteers needed. Apply here!
Start saving those items that cannot be recycled at the curb for the Earth Day Collection Event. The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents.

Check the Waste Wizard to look up those hard-to-recycle items that will not be collected.

Collection Item Details

No computer related or televisions will be accepted

  • TVs, computers and monitors can be recycled for free year-round at several recycling sites in Gresham; see Oregon E-Cycles for information.
  • Total Reclaim accepts TV's, computers and other electronic items for recycling; go to Total Reclaim for information.
  • No Hazardous Waste

    • Metro has two household hazardous waste facilities open for drop-off. See Metro's website for more information.
    • Metro also holds household hazardous collection events; visit Metro's website for more information.
    • Volunteer for Earth Day
      Volunteer to direct traffic, unload materials from automobiles, sort materials or hand out information.
      Choose a shift: 8AM-11:45AM, 11:30AM-3PM, or volunteer all day!
      The annual Earth Day recycling event is the largest collection event hosted by the City and is a free service to Gresham and Wood Village residents and businesses. Breakfast or lunch is provided!
      To volunteer contact Gregg Hayward by April 10th. 503-618-2206 or Gregg.Hayward@greshamoregon.gov

Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Nadaka /SOLV Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day, Every Day
When: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLV® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Mulching Trails, Trash Removal and possibly work in Community Garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.
Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.
Rain or Shine!
Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event
When: Sat thru Sep 26, 9AM-3PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Saturday Market offers a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music.

Located in the NE corner of the Gresham KMart parking lot bordered by Eastman Pky and NW Burnside Rd

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Come See The Flowers

When: Sat Apr 18, 2015 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots --->
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.

04 / 19
04 / 20
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Rockwood NA Meeting
When: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7-9PM
Where: Rockwood Building
124 NE 182st Ave
Greaham OR
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Meeting Agenda

  • Josh FuhrerExecutive DirectorRockwood Urban RenewalUpdates on Rockwood Community Police Office, and Catalyst Site
  • Andrew MasonExecutive DirectorOpen Meadows Alternative School, 165th and Stark
  • John NelsenDirector of Community Relations and Strategic
    Partnerships
    Knova Learning Charter School, 18201 SE Stark St.

More Info
Contact Donna Dionne, Rockwood Vice President, rockwoodsec@gmail.com.

04 / 21
04 / 22
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Free Fresh Produce!
When: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3PM-5:30PM
Where: Highland Elementary
295 NE 24th St
Gresham, OR
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Under Cover, Rain or Shine!
Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the SUN Program at Highland Elementary School provides free fruits and vegetables to the community on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Everyone in the community is invited to shop at the market and receive free produce -- there are no income verification or identification requirements. Bring reusable shopping bags if you have them!
Event flyer - English

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Share Your Transit Ideas!
When: "Wed Apr 22, 2015 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A & 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is planning for more reliable, frequent bus transit service that moves more people more quickly between important destinations in Portland and Gresham. It also is looking at opportunities for making even more vibrant, healthy neighborhoods along the route.
Gresham is working with partners including Metro, TriMet, City of Portland, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Multnomah County to ensure that land-use and transit alternatives consider and meet the needs of Gresham and bring key investments to improve Gresham’s quality of life.
Gresham also is studying station opportunity areas to identify community interests and develop strategies the City can use to encourage those desired changes. These strategies will be documented in the action plan.

04 / 23
04 / 24
04 / 25
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:30 am

Little fish, Little critters
When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Jenne Butte Park
2358 SW Border Way
Gresham, OR
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Join us at Jenne Butte Park and learn about our native salmonids, their life cycle, natural history, habitat requirements and the restoration efforts employed along Johnson Creek that are helping bring back these keystone species. We'll also be discovering those little critters that share the stream with the salmon and are a major part of the aquatic food web.
This event is free and suitable for all ages. Read more about the City's Natural Resources program.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham ORClick to enlarge

Enjoy Nature in the City!
When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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A Rain or Shine Event

Visit the Park!
Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development for many decades because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire Organization. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature. Join us for a fun "Walk and Talk tour" to learn the park’s story, restoration challenges and successes, how to identify common native plants and spot spring time invaders, and the top 10 scary weeds to watch out for.
This event is free and suitable for all ages.

04 / 26
04 / 27
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting
When: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org
Upcoming Meetings

  • May 25, 2015
  • Jun 22, 2015
  • Jul 27, 2015

Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Help shape our neighborhood. Join the Board. Become a Member-at-Large. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024

04 / 28
Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Beautiful Historic Irvington
When: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM
Where: Irvington Neighborhood
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2
This 3.5-mile loop tours one of Portland's most beautiful historic neighborhoods. More than 75 homes have been designated as historically significant, ranging from Mediterranean mansions to English cottages to Prairie Craftsman homes. We plan to tour two of the three most popular historic bed and breakfast homes in the area–the Queen Anne-style "Lion and the Rose" and the Greek Revival-style "White House." Lunch will be at the Cadillac Café on Broadway.

  • Round-trip travel: By MAX
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2

This easy walk is along city sidewalks that, in some places, are cracked and uneven, requiring that we all watch our step.

04 / 29
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

City Council Compensation
When: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 N.W. Eastman Pky
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Should Oregon's Third Largest City Compensate Its Council Members?
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations will hold a moderated forum to help inform voters and to encourage voting on the ballot measures on compensation for Gresham's Mayor and City Councilors. Panelists will provide arguments for and against the measures and will answer questions from the audience.

04 / 30
05 / 1
05 / 2
Start: 9:00 am
End: 10:00 am

When: Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM
Where: Eastrose Fellowship
1133 NE 181st Av
Gresham OR
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Come Join The Fun, Saturday May 2nd!
In an effort to connect with our community and encourage camaraderie amongst us gardeners, Eastrose Fellowship is hosting a plant swap on Saturday, May 2nd at 9 - 10 am.
Here’s how it works: pot up the extra plants in your yard and bring them over. Be sure to label plants with their name and best growing conditions. Pick up some cool new treasures for your garden. This is a fun way to introduce more diversity into your garden.
Feel free to bring these to swap: plants, seeds, tools, books, decor, mason bee houses, etc. No invasive plants please.
Join us for this fun, community affirming event!

Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event
When: Sat thru Sep 26, 9AM-3PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Saturday Market offers a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music.

Located in the NE corner of the Gresham KMart parking lot bordered by Eastman Pky and NW Burnside Rd

05 / 3
05 / 4
05 / 5
Start: 6:59 pm
End: 9:00 pm

NGC-3603, 20,000 light years awayMHCC Planetarium website

Asteroids (and a Comet Too)!
When: Tue May 05, 2015Show Times: 6PM, 7:15PM, 8:30PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
Asteroids (and a Comet Too)!
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat! 3 shows starting at 6:00PM, 7:15PM and 8:30PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium invites you enjoy another year of great public shows using their state-of-the-art digital star projection system.
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Each show is presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each program. Children are welcome to attend.

05 / 6
Start: 8:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

Beautiful Views!
When: Wed MAy 06, 2015 8:30AM-5PM
Where: Larch Mountain Loop
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This is a 6.2-mile hike in old-growth forest along Multnomah Creek, which is the headwaters of Multnomah Falls. We will hike around the crater in a forest of Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir. Some of the trees are as old as 400 years.

  • Round-trip travel: 50 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate/difficult
  • Elevation gain: 1,200 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $6

Hiking boots and poles are recommended, and footing may be slippery in places. Bring lunch as we'll stop to eat at the picnic tables at the top before we start our descent back to the cars.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Share Your Transit Ideas!
When: "Wed May 06, 2015 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A & 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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Come share your thoughts on a draft action plan that lists ways to encourage positive changes along a planned high-capacity transit line in Gresham.
The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is planning for more reliable, frequent bus transit service that moves more people more quickly between important destinations in Portland and Gresham. It also is looking at opportunities for making even more vibrant, healthy neighborhoods along the route.
Gresham is working with partners including Metro, TriMet, City of Portland, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Multnomah County to ensure that land-use and transit alternatives consider and meet the needs of Gresham and bring key investments to improve Gresham’s quality of life.
Gresham also is studying station opportunity areas to identify community interests and develop strategies the City can use to encourage those desired changes. These strategies will be documented in the action plan.

05 / 7
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Historic Piedmont & Woodlawn
When: Thu May 07, 2015 6PM-8PM
Meet: Outside the south entry toPeninsula Park Community Center
NE Albina St & Rosa Parks Way
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Cost: Free

Historic Piedmont & Woodlawn
Enjoy a walk led by the Architectural Heritage Center as we hear about the history and see the sights of the Woodlawn neighborhood and Peninsula Park in the adjacent Piedmont neighborhood.
Thursday, May 7 – 6pm
Saturday, June 13 – 9am
Meet: Outside the south entry to Peninsula Park Community Center, NE Albina St and Rosa Parks Way
2 hours
3 miles or 6,000 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 07th through September 19th 2015.
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!

05 / 8
05 / 9
Start: 8:30 am
End: 2:00 pm

Opening Day 2015!Saturdays May thru October!
When: Every Saturday, 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. 25.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event
When: Sat thru Sep 26, 9AM-3PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Gresham Saturday Market offers a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music.

Located in the NE corner of the Gresham KMart parking lot bordered by Eastman Pky and NW Burnside Rd

05 / 10
05 / 11
05 / 12
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Coalition of GreshamNeighborhoods
When: Tue May 12, 2015 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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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

05 / 13
Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Free Fresh Produce!
When: Wed May 13, 2015 3PM-5:30PM
Where: Highland Elementary
295 NE 24th St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Under Cover, Rain or Shine!
Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the SUN Program at Highland Elementary School provides free fruits and vegetables to the community on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Everyone in the community is invited to shop at the market and receive free produce -- there are no income verification or identification requirements. Bring reusable shopping bags if you have them!
Event flyer - English

05 / 14
05 / 15
Start: 6:30 am
End: 8:30 am

Stop By On Your Bike
When: Fri May 15, 2015 6:30AM-8:30AM
Where: Various Locations (below)
Gresham OR

Free Breakfast Treats
To celebrate Bike Month, volunteers will be giving out free breakfast items for all riders who stop by one of our four locations along Gresham's biking routes. Look for us at:

  • Gresham City Hall Loading Dock, 1333 NW Eastman Pky Get Map
  • Main City Park and Springwater Trail Junction Get Map
  • Springwater Trail at Gresham-Fairview Trail Get Map
  • 190th & Sandy Blvd, Boeing entrance. Get Map

Read more about Bike Month in Gresham.

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