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Dawson Park Concert Series Report

In March of this year, I called up the City of Portland to see what their plans were for the Dawson Park Concerts this year. They responded that due to COVID-19, they would not be running any of their normal events this year but would instead host a series of ‘pop-up’ concerts which they would not advertise the date and time until right before the events. In the Eliot Neighborhood, with multiple shootings in and around Dawson Park this summer, I did not think we should sit idly by and go a second year without concerts. I have been pleasantly surprised that other organizations are thinking the same way, as I have seen several other events in Dawson Park in addition to the Concert Series that the Eliot Neighborhood has been hosting.

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Historic Billy Webb Elks Lodge Devastated by Fire, Needs Help from Community

By Sue Stringer and Restore Oregon

Fire damage from Fire on September 11 at the Billy Webb Elks Lodge. Photo credit Restore Oregon

The following is a press release by Restore Oregon which includes the history of the Billy Webb Elks Lodge that sadly was the victim of a fire recently. The Eliot Neighborhood Association has donated funds to the Elks Lodge for restoration. We hope that others will join us in helping this organization restore the historic building that has meant so much to our neighborhood for so many generations.

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Fall Letter from the Co-Chairs

By Allan Rudwick and Jimmy Wilson

The Eliot Neighborhood Association board has been working via Zoom for two years due to the pandemic. The existing board has been serving for two years and has been working hard.

We signed on to a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation over a proposed highway widening in our neighborhood. We have also been working to improve air quality from the large number of diesel trucks that drive through our community. We continue to be a forum for a number of community livability concerns. We have stepped up to host the Dawson Park Concerts, and we could use your help.

The more energetic and engaged citizens that are part of the board, the more we can accomplish. Our meetings are open to the public, and commitment starts at two hours per month. Come check us out.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting/General Assembly Meeting Agenda Monday, 10/18/2021 7:00pm via ZOOM

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?
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Recap of the year – Co-chair
    • Financial report – Treasurer
    • Dawson Park Concerts- recap
    • donation to Billy Webb Elks Lodge update
    • Call for new Eliot News editor and webmaster
  • Elections to the Board (Elect Officers in November)
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Nov 8th 2021 LUTC Meeting Agenda

Eliot Neighborhood Association’s Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda

November 8th 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm

Zoom Link – Full details below

Agenda

  1. 7:00 Open meeting, Welcome guests, Introductions (5 mins)
  2. 7:05 Discuss agenda and accept any additions (5)
  3. 7:10 Discuss development proposal at 2306 N Vancouver Ave (45)
  4. 7:55 TBD/Other updates (35)

Topic: ENA LUTC Meeting
Time: Nov 8, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Calling All Eliot Residents! Eliot Neighborhood Association General Assembly Meeting and Election of New Board of Directors – Monday, October 18 at 7:00 via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for the annual general assembly meeting of the Eliot Neighborhood Association. You can find the agenda and ZOOM link HERE.

We will have a recap of events from the last year by our Co-Chairs and a financial report by the Treasurer. We may also discuss the issues of the neighborhood, hear from you on potential events or activities for next year, but look forward to meeting you and welcome your talents and time.

At this meeting we elect the directors of the board. We can have up to 20 directors on the board so don’t be shy and consider adding your name to the slate for the election. You can nominate yourself or someone else in attendance could nominate you.

Meetings are held monthly at least 10 months of the year and board directors are expected to attend at least 2/3 of the meetings.

Our bylaws state the following as who is defined as eligible to be elected to the board:

Section 1: Eligibility for Membership. Membership in the association is extended to all residents over 14 years of age who reside within the boundaries as defined in Article I, Section 3 who consent to be members. Additionally, a single authorized representative of any property owners, licensed business, or legally recognized non- or not-for profit entity with a physical location within the boundaries as defined in Article I, Section 3 can be a member of the ENA.

We are looking for directors but also need volunteers to sit on committees like our livability committee and could use a webmaster too.

We are also looking for a new Editor for the Eliot News and some team members that can help with all the different parts of publishing a newspaper such as advertising, invoicing and layout. The Editor is a board of directors position.

See you there!

Oct 11th LUTC Meeting Agenda

Eliot Neighborhood Association’s Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda

October 11th 2021, 7:00-8:15 pm

Zoom Link – Full details below

Agenda

  1. 7:00 Open meeting, Welcome guests, Introductions (5 mins)
  2. 7:05 Discuss agenda and accept any additions (5)
  3. 7:10 Discuss Event District Parking Study/Plan with PBOT (45)
  4. 7:55 Other updates (20)

Topic: October LUTC
Time: Oct 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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“Everything in Between”: A Comedy Showcase with Variety

On Sunday, October 10 at 7:30pm, Prism Moves will host a pop-up comedy showcase. The line up features headliner Tory Ward, recently voted one of Portland’s funniest people by the Willamette Week, along with local comics Dylan Carlino, Julia Corral, and Marietje Hauprich. Host and organizer Danelle Porter put together the showcase to feature women, BIPOC, and LGBTIQIA+ comics in the Portland area, creating a far more diverse show than average.

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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

Spain Come to Eliot: Brasa Haya

Just one block north of Fremont at 412 NE Beech St (where Beech Street Parlor was previously) is the newest Spanish restaurant and a welcome addition to the Northeast Portland dining scene.

Brasa Haya is the creation of owner and chef Ian Munzert and his partner and wife Erin, who have moved to Portland after the Michelin star restaurant, Commonwealth, closed in San Francisco. Brasa Haya’s menu is more traditional yet very creative Spanish dishes.

After just opening on June 9, I had dinner there on the 10th and was amazed at how excellent and organized the service was. The food was divine, and I will definitely return soon.

The menu is primarily small sharable plates, and the dishes come out of the kitchen as they are prepared as per traditional tapas-style.

Check out their menu at  BrasaHayaPDX.com and stop in soon—you won’t regret it.

Brasa Haya

412 NE Beech St

www.brasahayapdx.com

Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 5-10

Friday, Saturday 5-11

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

please consider joining by phone if you have connection issues


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Meeting ID: 921 9954 0103
Passcode: 714644
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adBQ1yPQO0