Neighborhood Litter Pick up around Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital

By Legacy Emanuel/Legacy Randall

Please join us for a Neighborhood Litter pick-up around
Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital
May 8th, 2021 9:30 am-noon

Cleaning up Portland one Neighborhood at a Time


Project Description: Volunteer to help clean up the neighborhood surrounding Legacy and Randall medical centers. Both facilities are nestled in the Eliot Neighborhood, including nearby Dawson Park, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church, and many historical homes and small businesses.

We have priority areas for clean-up. When you a finished, you will drop off your bagged litter in dumpsters at the Legacy Emanuel registration area.

Pre-registration required: Staff, physicians, family (13 and up) friends are welcome. No experience necessary. Many hands make light work. Use the link above to register.

Meeting and registration location: 2801 N. Gantenbein, main entrance of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Staggered check-in: To avoid a crowd, check-in is between 9:30 am and 10 am.

Free parking: on street or parking structure across from the main entrance.

Bathrooms: portable restrooms are available (ADA accessible). The clean-up is ADA assessable. It’s throughout the neighborhood, walking on sidewalks.

What’s provided: heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, high-vis vests, and gloves are provided to all volunteers who need them.

What to bring: Bring water, snacks. There will be some water and snacks at the Legacy Emanuel registration area. COVID-19

Safety: Please come wearing a mask. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MASK ON TO PARTICIPATE.

Age: Youth 13 years and up with an adult. All participants must register and sign a waiver form (you’ll see this when you click the link)

What to wear: comfortable walking shoes, bring gloves if you have them. Dress for the weather.

Supplies: we will supply vests, gloves (or you can bring your own), bags, and tool for picking up garbage.

Contacts: Vicki Guinn and Linda Stanford: or

Photo: courtesy of SOLVE.

Environmental Services Offers Eliot Neighborhood Grants for Raingardens, Native Plants and More

By Kira Smith

Do you have an idea for a project that will improve your community and the environment?  Environmental Services has resources to help fund your ideas for planting trees and native plants in the households, businesses, non-profits, schools, and local places of worship that you are involved in within the Eliot Neighborhood.

Students from Boise-Eliot-Humboldt Elementary School installing native plants at the Boise-Eliot Native Garden on Earth Day 2018. Photo credit Brittany Quale

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Join Adopt-a-Block Team: You and Eliot Will Reap the Benefits

By Jody Guth

Ahhh… Spring! Not many 6-letter words evoke as much joy and promise. It certainly was a long, cold, challenging winter, and picking up bag after bag of garbage isn’t particularly fun – not when it’s 35 degrees of rain, sleet, and wind…but like the postal service, the Eliot Adopt-a-Block gang persevered. Hard work, but the results are oh, so worth it when you walk down a sidewalk or street and don’t have to step over broken glass, tossed fast-food cups, straws, and wrappers, cigarette butts, abandoned face masks and, well…you get the picture. 

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Eliot Neighborhood Association General Member Meeting Agenda 4/19/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
    • This is a General Member meeting which means all those present who live and/or work in the neighborhood can vote
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Russell and Williams Project (Bryson Davis & Justice Rajee, co-Chairs of the Project Working Group) 
  • Presentation about letter on community policing (Johanna Brenner)
  • Presentation from HomeShare Oregon (Tess Fields)
  • ENA Bylaws changes
    •  MOTION: choose an option to clarify who is on the executive committeepurpose of the executive committee is to make quick decisions about things in between meetings or discuss topics in advance of bringing to the full board.   
      • option a) all officers that the board elects (currently this would be 6/8 of the board)   
      • option b) only treasurer, recorder, and chairs/vice-chairs/co-chairs
    • MOTION: add language that borders can’t be changed without an attempt to contact current occupants
  • Neighborhood updates
    • No More Freeways Lawsuit
    • Livability
    • Dawson Park Concerts?
    • Land Use
      • working on recommendations to developers,
      • 2 demolitions planned on Monroe Street,
      • Mike added offline
    • other updates?
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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2021-03-08 LUTC Minutes

Minutes for March 8, 2021 LUTC Meeting


  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Phil
  • Mike 


  • Allan shared his proposal for the Fremont Bridge Reclamation. The committee was supportive of the idea and Mike is going to help shop the idea around.
  • Brad to post meeting link on website and post to social meeting to try to attract new members.
  • Brad to draft high level document about LUTC’s views on infill and variances and discuss next meeting.
  • Discussed reaching out to our federal legislators about financing infill like RIP. Current shortcoming with bank regulations is that when someone goes to buy a property with an ADUs (or 2-4-plex), they either have to prove the ADU is income generating or just put up a lot more money which most probably don’t have. If banks allowed ADUs to be sold separately or to sell apartments, we might see more ADUs, duplexes, triplexes, and quads being built.

2021-04-12 LUTC Agenda

ENA Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda

April 12th, 2021, 7:00-8:45 pm

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  • 7:00 Open meeting, Welcome guests, Introductions (5 mins)
  • 7:05 Discuss agenda and accept any additions (5)
  • 7:10 Discuss draft of LUTC feedback framework (45)
  • 7:55 Discuss two recent demolition proposals and how we want to give feedback (20)
  • 8:15 Fremont Bridgehead Reclamation update (20)
  • 8:35 Approve past minutes (10)

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One Street, Five Generations and Infinite Life Lessons

An abundance of history and personal stories are woven into the fabric of Portland. So, to make sure the stories are not lost as generations of our residents pass on and memories begin to fade, here is one family’s story and a bit of history with links at the end of this article to learn more.

Irene Shaw Wilson’s home at 2747 NE 7th Avenue at the corner of Graham Street. Photo from Google Maps

For many of the Black residents of Eliot, the family stories begin outside of Oregon. The great migration from 1917-1970 brought both Black and white residents of the South to states in the North, Midwest, and West. Looking for an opportunity and a better life, many people landed in Oregon during the swell of migration during WWII because of the rise of shipbuilding and other war-related industries. With the influx of people moving to Portland, the city had to find a place for all these new residents to live.

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Rally to Stop the Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion

The Eliot Neighborhood Association has opposed Oregon Department of Transportation’s plan to expand the I-5 through our neighborhood for over ten years. There are many issues with the project including it will worsen our already poor air quality, it will lead to more carbon emissions, it won’t meaningfully address traffic congestion, and there are poor returns on this almost a billion dollar investment. 

The Eliot Neighborhood Association is a plaintiff, along with No More Freeways and Neighbors for Clean Air, in a lawsuit against the project. The aim of the lawsuit is to force ODOT to prepare a full Environmental Impact Statement to study alternatives to adding more lanes to I-5.

Please come to a rally at Harriet Tubman Middle School Friday, April 9th at 5pm to learn more or support the cause. There will be speakers from Harriet Tubman Middle School, the Eliot Neighborhood Association, and Sunrise PDX (a local environmental group). 

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FAQ about the Freeway Expansion:

Lawsuit Info:

Hey ODOT! We’ll see you in court.

No More Freeways

No More Freeways, Neighbors for Clean Air, Eliot Neighborhood Association file Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion lawsuit

Community advocates opposed to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT’s) proposed $800 million freeway expansion into the backyard of Harriet Tubman Middle School today announced that they have filed a lawsuit against the project. The plaintiff’s complaint uses various laws including the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) to try to force ODOT to prep a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study alternatives to adding more lanes to Interstate 5. Public health advocacy organization Neighbors for Clean Air and the Eliot Neighborhood Association joined the grassroots community group No More Freeways as plaintiffs against the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which approved ODOT’s proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) last fall.

Our full NEPA complaint can be accessed here.

“Today is a historic day for anyone who believes that ODOT should be held to basic standards…

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