Portland Marathon Traffic Impacts coming to Eliot Sunday, October 3rd

The Portland Marathon is back. It doesn’t enter the Eliot Neighborhood specifically, but it does cross the Broadway Bridge a couple of times. The Broadway Bridge will be entirely closed to all vehicles (including Portland Streetcar) from 7:15-9:45 am. After 9:45 am, there will be no restrictions on the use of the Broadway Bridge. No vehicles will be able to travel west on Broadway anywhere past Benton Ave.

The Steel Bridge will remain open during the entire event, but vehicles entering Old Town from the Lloyd District using the Steel Bridge will experience delays from 7:15-9:45 am.  For more details, check this website: https://www.portlandmarathon.com/traffic/eliot

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 9/20/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

Join Zoom Meeting (phone instructions at bottom)

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Plan is to have a short meeting. There are some possible topics but none confirmed.
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Concerts- upcoming Oct 7
    • Fall Newsletter – call for articles, publishing Tuesday
    • LUTC update – diverters + RIP
    • Elections to the Board in October / Officers in November
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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ODOT Teases New Highway Covers Options

For many years, The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been planning to do a major widening of I-5 through the “Rose Quarter” (underneath the Flint, Broadway, Weidler, Williams, and Vancouver bridges). This project will be at least $800 Million and cause severe disruption to the southern Eliot Neighborhood if built. Recently,

Continue reading ODOT Teases New Highway Covers Options

Dawson Park FREE Concert #3 of 4 this THURSDAY, September 16 5pm

  • Live music by Blue Blazes with MC Joe Bean Keller
  • Family-friendly event
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • Food options:
    • Food cart
    • Hot Dogs by Eliot NA
  • Sponsor notes:

This is the Third of FOUR(4) events this summer/fall. UPcoming: October 7

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

Dawson Park FREE Concert #2 of4 THURSDAY, August 26 5pm

  • Live music by The Brotherhood (Funk) with MC Joe Bean Keller
  • Family-friendly event
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • Food options:
    • Food cart
    • Hot Dogs by Eliot NA
  • Sponsor notes:

This is the SECOND of FOUR(4) events this summer/fall. UPcoming event dates: September 16 (Harmony Four performing) , October 7

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

Does Portland have an Appetite for Restitution?

Restitution – noun – the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.

Across the country, movements are underway to give land back to descendants of people who had land taken from them. Urban renewal, freeway construction, and other uses of eminent domain removed people from their property at below-market rates across the country. Locally, the City of Portland, Emanuel Hospital, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and others had a hand in a number of these actions in and around our neighborhood. Several large top-down projects cut pieces out of a thriving majority-black neighborhood. There were many more minor land grabs, as well, which are not well documented, about which I have only learned bits and pieces from my older neighbors. Every time the City proposes a new project in the area, this old history is brought up because the impacted residents don’t want the City to forget and because until we make amends, we cannot move forward.

Continue reading Does Portland have an Appetite for Restitution?

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 8/16/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

Join Zoom Meeting (phone instructions at bottom)

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • Discussing Stanton Street Crime which continues to get worse
  • [Kiley Yuthas] Transition Projects presentation, helping transition into stable and permanent housing
  • [Shireen] investing in local and especially black businesses.
  • [Johanna] PCCEP letter
  • [board] MOTION: Approve minutes from previous 2 meetings.
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Concerts- upcoming Aug 26, Sept 16, Oct 7
    • Fall Newsletter – call for articles,
    • LUTC update – I-5 project change news
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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EDPA2 hosting a 2nd A/C drive Aug 14th

Another Fan, Air Conditioner and Wearable Air Cooler Drive.

There is a HIGH demand for cooling devices particularly from senior living facilities, disability organizations, home aides and individuals. And, the forecast of a heatwave this coming week places a certain urgency on this effort.

Here’s the deal, the drive is scheduled for Saturday August 14, 2021 in the parking lot at 301 NE Knott from 9am to 2pm, The heatwave starts August 10 and is predicted to last over three days. 
If you want to donate a Fan, Air Conditioner or Wearable Air Cooler BEFORE Saturday’s drive and in time for the heatwave, please send an email (contactedpa2@gmail.com) to arrange a drop off or pick up.

Here’s what’s needed,
1. Volunteers to pick up/drop off devices

2. Drinks, snacks and materials for volunteers for Saturday’s event
Let’s Do it Again!!!

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 7/19/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Pre-Meeting – Dawson Park Concert meeting at 6:00pm

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Amber Boydston) Coming back Home to our Humanity: A brief reminder of our African Origins, Turtle Island’s inextricable foundation for our continued success, and the ongoing pursuit of Black Liberation in a once white Utopia – Oregon
  • Neighborhood updates
    • Dawson Park Concert- July 22nd – update
    • Land Use- no update- skipped July
    • Newsletter
    • other topics
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Help out with future heat waves – Air conditioner Drive July 24th in Eliot

I recently received this information from Emanuel Displaced Persons Associaion 2 (EDPA2). In response to 116 people dying during the heatwave a few weeks ago, EDPA2 is organizing a portable air conditioner drive.


Most of the dead lived in Multnomah County!!! According to reports they died because they did not have air conditioners and/or fans. People literally died in their homes from HEAT!!!!!  This doesn’t need to happen again. I’m organizing an air conditioner and fan drive. On Saturday July 24th between the hours of 9am and 2pm in the parking lot of the Knott Street Dermatology clinic located at 301 NE Knott (across the street from the Albina Library). Like all of you, I am busy as hell but together we can make this a success.

Here is what’s needed,
1. Will some folks identify/locate people in need of a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan with a focus on senior citizens living alone? 
2. Will someone create a flyer for this event? It should invite folks to participate by purchasing a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan and to drop them off at the event. People in need of a mini portable air conditioner and/or fan can pick them up at the event
3. We need folks at the event to direct traffic and to receive the fans/mini portable air conditioners
4. We need folks to drop off the fans/air conditioners as they are received
5. Will someone look up  mini air conditioners to see which ones work the best and other information
6. Will someone compile a list of tips and advice for how to stay cool while home alone
7. WE need some tables and chairs 
9. What else, what else, what else? If you think of anything please let me know
I thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer

For more information, contactedpa2@gmail.com

How To Register your Child for Elementary School

Hi Eliot Parents. I wanted to put some information on how to register your child for school. I know a few years ago when my Kindergartener started at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary on N Fremont it was a bit confusing what I needed to do. Registering your child earlier helps to figure out how many teachers will be needed at each grade level. Here are some instructions from the administration there.

This is how to enroll a student that is new to Portland Public Schools.

Collect this information

  • Proof of age document (birth certificate, passport or similar document)
  • 2 address verification documents. Examples include mortgage, rental agreement, utility bills (dated within the last 30 days at the time of enrollment), insurance or governmental assistance statement.
         Parent name, home address and date must be visible
         If you cannot provide two proofs of address, contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center
  • Immunization record
         Information on the Vaccine Requirements by grade level can be found on the 
       Multnomah Education Service District Immunization website
  • Vision and Dental Screening Information (7 years old and under only)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Previous school’s contact information (not required at the start of Kindergarten)
  • Individualized education (IFSP, IEP) or special services (504) plan, if applicable

Online registration process

The online registration will enroll the student at the school assigned to the address where you reside. If the student is on an approved transfer to a different school, connect with the transfer school for enrollment options. If you experience technical difficulties with the online registration, email IT Support at support@pps.net.

  1. Go to:
      Online Registration Site
  2. Click Activate Account/Reset Password
  3. Click Create a New Account
  4. Read the Privacy Statement and if you agree, click I Accept
  5. Enter your account information and click Continue to Step 3
  6. Refer to the confirmation email you should have received and follow the next steps

Once you have submitted the online registration, school staff will reach out to you about completing the enrollment.

Paper registration process

Complete the paper Student Registration Form and turn in to your school secretary with all supporting documents.

Enrolling in Kindergarten

If you are working with Portland Public Schools to develop an IEP for kindergarten, because your child received preschool special education services and has an IFSP, your child will be enrolled automatically in your neighborhood school. You will be able to verify demographic information and upload required verification documents at the end of summer through ParentVUE. If you are granted enrollment into an immersion program or PPS school other than your neighborhood school your students’ enrollment will reflect that change. 

Albina Vision Trust Hosts Junteenth, Saturday June 19th

From Albina Vision Trust:

In honor of Junteenth, Albina Vision Trust is hosting three events this Saturday. See below for details! 

After canvassing 10,000 homes in Albina, we are coming together for a virtual panel discussion at 10am: Looking back and moving forward: A teach-in about the future of Portland. With the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project in the background, the workshop will be followed by a postcard writing workshop led by Bruce Poinsette.

Register for your free tickets: here

P.S. Provide your perspective on the highway covers being studied by the Independent Highway Cover Team by participating in the 5 minute survey available here. AVT supports options that repair the urban fabric and restore stolen wealth by maximizing the opportunity for creating developable land.  
Next, there will be a drive-in festival featuring local Black filmmakers. Presented films include the Elijah Hasan and Dr. Renee Mitchell’s Black Nod; Dru Holley’s Where do we go?; and episodes from Heart & Hustle/ Rashad Floyd’s Expressions in Black
Get your movie tickets here! First screening is at 9pm. 

And finally, Sharita Towne will present: Thanking Black Educators in Light & Sound. This will be an honoring of Black educators and visionaries with a projected video collage on the Portland Public Schools HQ building (501 N Dixon). 
Drop by between 10-11:30p – no registration needed! 

We hope to see you Saturday, and Happy Junteenth!

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 6/21/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

Join Zoom Meeting (phone instructions at bottom)

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Tess Fields) Presentation from HomeShare Oregon
  • (Board) Dawson Park Concert- July 22nd – update
  • Neighborhood updates
    • LUTC
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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