Meet Metro candidate Shirley Craddick at Park Place Coffee: Mar 20, 2010 4-6PM

03/20/2010 - 4:00pm
03/20/2010 - 6:00pm
Meet Metro candidate Shirley Craddick at Park Place Coffee: Mar 20, 2010 4-6PM. Info here!
Metro candidate
Shirley Craddick

Stop by Park Place Coffee

Visit with Metro position #1 candidate Shirley Craddick

When: Saturday Mar 20, 2010 4:00PM-6:00PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd (next to Vance Park)
Gresham OR
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Please come to Park Place Coffee to visit with Shirley Craddick, candidate for Metro Council District position #1, on Saturday March 20th from 4PM to 6PM.

This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with Shirley and hear why she is running for the Metro Council. Shirley is dedicated to researching the issues, listening to citizens and working to make our community better. She has been elected twice to the Gresham City Council, and now she's running to make Metro a more responsive and effective organization.

Spring 2010 Tree Forum, Gresham City Hall: Mar 13, 2010 9AM

03/13/2010 - 9:00am
City of Gresham Spring 2010 Tree Forum at Gresham City Hall, Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!

Gresham’s 2010 Tree Forum

“People Need Trees
and Gresham’s Trees Need People”

Take the survey here!

When: Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM - 12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
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The second Community Workshop for the Urban Forestry Management Plan project will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9AM to 12PM at City Hall.

Participate in the "Significant Tree Hunt" commemorating Gresham’s 100th birthday. Information available here!

Forum speakers & participants

  • Jim Gersbach, Friends of Trees member
  • Keith Warren, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Lynn Snodgrass, Drake’s 7 Dees
  • Anne Rutherford, Storyteller


  • 9:00AM - Open house on the benefits of trees.
  • 9:30AM - Tree treasure hunt prizes awarded. Clues on the City of Gresham Facebook page and via Twitter - hunt starts March 1. (See "Geocache Treasure Hunt" below)
  • 10:00AM - Storyteller Anne Rutherford - What is your tree story?
  • 10:20AM - Presentation on the value of trees.
  • 11:00AM - Street Tree Arboretum community design activity. Bring your creative arboretum ideas for Gradin Sports Park.

Come enjoy a Tree Art Show presented by East Gresham Elementary and Mt. Hood Montessori!

Refreshments provided!

Tree Survey

Share your thoughts and opinions on trees in Gresham.

WENA Quarterly Meeting at St Aidan's: Mar 22, 2010 7PM

03/22/2010 - 7:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together we can make a difference!

  • Neighborhood news
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey (162nd-181st)
  • PDX Airport North Runway Construction May-Oct 2010

Come to the Neighborhood Meeting

When: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Save the date!

Be sure to save Monday, Mar 22nd at 7:00 PM to attend the next Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting. Learn what's going-on in your neighborhood. Discuss issues important to our community. (See full story for Agenda below).

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey St. Project begins May 2010.

Call for Comments. Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey St. Project begins May 2010.  Info here!

"Bye-bye" curbside parking. Much needed upgrades coming.

Sidewalks, ADA rampes, bike lanes, and a new crosswalk near 172nd.

Changes coming to Halsey Street

May - September 2010 the City of Gresham’s Transportation Division will enhance Halsey Street between 162nd and 181st Avenues. The project includes construction of new sidewalks where they are missing, new ADA ramps, and an enhanced crosswalk on 172nd or at a nearby intersection to facilitate access to the north side of Halsey Street from H.B. Lee Middle School. Get Map!

The street surface will also be repaved with microseal, a more durable road surface than the existing asphalt. When the street is resurfaced automobile lanes will be realigned and bike lanes will be added to the north and south sides of the street. With the addition of bike lanes some on-street parking will be eliminated.

Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum: Mar 15, 2010 7PM

03/15/2010 - 7:00pm
Metro Council District #1 Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Rockwood Neighborhood Assn: Mar 15, 2010 7PM, Gresham Salvation Army Youth Center. Info here!

Meet the Candidates for
Metro Council District #1

Everyone is invited to attend.

When: Monday Mar 15, 2010 7PM
Where: Gresham Salvation Army
Youth Center
473 SE 194th St
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Canidates Forum

The Rockwood Neighborhood Association (RNA) is providing a forum for District #1 candidates to introduce themselves, describe Metro and address issues relevant to East County and their respective campaigns. This position is currently held by Rod Park.

Candidates running for Council Position #1 are:

  • Shirley Craddick
    [Currently Council Position #3, City of Gresham]
  • Christopher Gorsek
    [Currently Professor, Mt. Hood Comm. College]
  • Duke Shepard
    [Currently Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO]

The RNA will provide updates on Neighborhood issues (parks, County Courts, TriMet improvements) prior to the forum.

Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2010

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Jan 2010

City of Gresham News,
Community Activities,
Workshops & More

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue

Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

Facebook - Read more
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Subscribe to City media releases - Read more

Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up
Cub Scouts Pack #740 at Nadaka
Park Cleanup. Click to enlarge

Cub Scouts remove vines and invasives as part of four Community Service projects to earn a special award.

By Lorraine Strahlmann
(Wilkes East resident. Jan 8, 2010)

If you were a young lad, where would you and your buddies be on an October Saturday morning? If you guessed Gresham Youth Football practice, this time you are wrong.

On this particular day, five (5) Cub Scouts from Gresham Pack #740 were hard at work helping clean Nadaka Nature Park of invasive plants, trees and vines.

With parental supervision the Cubs pushed wheelbarrows they filled with debris to a waiting yard waste bin provided by the City of Gresham.

Six new designs for Rockwood offer a bright future for West Gresham

Univ of Oregon Sustainable Cities Initiative presented six new designs for Rockwood at the Gresham Redevelopment Commission meeting Dec 9, 2009
Community-based urban living in
West Gresham's Rockwood triangle. Click to enlarge

Sustainable Cities Year project redefines Rockwood potential.

Proximity to Portland and MAX huge factors.

"Rockwood Boulevard combines social and community goals to transform an isolated and distressed site into a vibrant neighborhood. At the heart of the six arce site is a street lined with local business creating an atmosphere bursting with activity and unique flavor."

Six new designs for Rockwood

University of Oregon graduate students involved in the year-long Sustainable Cities Year program presented six new designs for the Rockwood triangle to an enthusiastic audience at the Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRC) meeting on Dec 9, 2009. The crowd, which divided into three groups for two presentations and a short Q&A every 20 minutes, liked what they saw.

"Community-based urban living supported by a micro economy of local business" dominated the design themes. Students cited the close proximity to downtown Portland and the importance of the adjacent MAX Blue Line as huge factors in their designs, saying Rockwood is positioned to become a vital and thriving area in West Gresham.

Holiday Open House & Jewelry Sale, Park Place Coffee: Dec 13, 2009 3-7PM

12/13/2009 - 3:00pm
12/13/2009 - 7:00pm

Kick-off your Holiday Season!

Park Place Coffee's
$5 Jewelry Sale & Open House

Sunday, Dec 13th 3-7PM

When: Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 3PM-7PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave (next to Vance Park)
Gresham, Or
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Join the fun!

Stop by Park Place Coffee for some hot chocolate & cookies, and a visit.

Also, it's a great chance to pick-up some jewelry at a great price!

Stocking Stuffer Sale

$5 Jewelry & Accessories for Christmas Gifts. (cash sales only)

Perfect time to find stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for all!

Also, mention this notice and get $1.00 off food items.

Coco, cookies & music!

"We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies, playing Christmas music and gearing-up for the holidays! (Beer and wine available)

The sale items are cash only but really NICE stuff! Stop by!"

Happy Holidays! -- Dina

Nadaka Nature Park Expansion. Give your input to this project. Meeting: Nov 19, 2009 7PM

11/19/2009 - 7:00pm
Nadaka Nature Park Expansion. Attend this meeting and give your input: Nov 19, 2009 7PM; St Aidans Church, 174th & NE Glisan.  Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park

Be Part of the Process.
Plan to Attend this Meeting.

Nov 19, 2009 7PM
St Aidans Church

What: Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) meeting to discuss expansion of Nadaka Nature Park into 1.9 acres on south edge of Nadaka.

When: Thursday, Nov 19th 7PM
St Aidan's Episcopal Church
NE 174th & NE Glisan
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WENA and the Friends of Nadaka have successfully applied for a Metro Nature in Neighborhood capital grant, received a contribution from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) and worked with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Nelson Estate to acquire this 1.9 acre parcel. The City of Gresham has not contributed money for this purchase but the property will be owned and maintained by the City of Gresham. This acquisition will become part of Nadaka.

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