Letter from the Land Use Chair Spring ’18

The Eliot Land Use & Transportation committee has had a busy few months.  We have a few new energetic members, and we have been busy discussing projects as well.

On the transportation side of things, we have been discussing the possibility of installing a parking permit district in southern Eliot.  I am really curious to hear what you think of this.  This doesn’t affect me personally, as I live on a block that would be outside of this district.  I live on a block that seems to have enough space for everyone to park most of the time.  However I realize that there are some who park on the next block over every day, and they feel like it is a problem for them to park on a regular basis.

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Introducing…The Boise Eliot Native Grove

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Andrine de la Roch and Howard Paterson, founders of the new Boise Eliot Native Grove

The Boise Eliot Native Grove on N Ivy St. is transforming an unimproved right-of-way into a native plant and pollinator grove. Situated just to the north of the Fremont Bridge ramp, the land is owned by Portland Bureau of Transportation but cannot be developed due to a number of utilities running underneath.

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Eliot Sewer and Stormwater Project Update

Waterline Relocation Work

Work to replace and relocate waterlines that will conflict with sewer and stormwater construction will begin again in June. After completing waterline relocation work, the Water Bureau will perform a series of quality control tests and may identify the need for additional work.

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Cascadia Launches Primary Care Services

A heart-wrenching fact: individuals who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness die 20 to 30 years sooner than those without mental illness. Just as distressing, research shows these individuals’ deaths are typically not due to mental illness, but to other health problems – hypertension, asthma, diabetes – that haven’t been adequately treated.

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What’s for Dinner

This quick, simple, and meat-free vegan taco recipe will surely have everyone begging for more!

Vegan Tacos

Ingredients:

  • Soft tortillas
  • Small onion (diced)
  • 1 cup of TVP (texturized vegetable protein)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Taco seasoning (bulk)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of water
  • Taco/Hot Sauce
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Directions:

  1. Sautee diced onions until brown
  2. Boil 7/8 cup of water and pour over TVP (mix well) let sit for at least 10 mins.
  3. Add the rehydrated TVP to onions and sauté for 3-5 mins (longer if needed)
  4. Mix water with taco seasoning in a bowl
  5. Pour over TVP and onions (mix well)
  6. Bring to a quick boil then reduce heat to low; simmer about 10-15 mins
  7. Heat tortillas in oven until warm
  8. Fill tortillas with meatless dish
  9. Add all your favorite taco trimmings ( i.e. lettuce, tomato, taco sauce, etc. )

ENJOY!

By Shireen Hasan

Important Contact Information

Our Eliot Livability Team has been busy working with businesses, residents and the city to clean up our neighborhood. Here are a list of some helpful phone numbers and websites to contact the city about issues you may have around your property or that you notice in the neighborhood. Save this for future reference and thanks for helping keep Eliot clean and safe.

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10th Annual Eliot Clean Up is May 19

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Eliot resident bikes in donations at the 2017 cleanup.

It’s that time of year again when we get the urge to do a bit of spring cleaning and get rid of all that clutter that has been gathering in our closets, basements and garages.  How convenient that the Eliot Neighborhood Association is organizing its 10th annual spring clean-up event where you can bring items that you no longer want that someone else may have been pining for and throw away that broken chair that’s taking up valuable real estate in your shed.

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PDX Reporter App

The PDX Reporter app is a convenient way to interact with city bureaus and report problems and maintenance issues within Portland city limits. This app was previously released for iPhone and Android mobile devices, but now it’s available as a web app that can be used on any web-enabled smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. The previous mobile-only version of the app will be retired in late 2017.

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