Events in Eliot this week: Career Fair Tuesday Morning, Rodney Block Parties Saturday and Sunday Afternoon

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park 10-12am Tueaday: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others. More information

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others

Block Parties in Eliot: Sat Aug 6th & Sun Aug 7th
2-5pm

Saturday Aug 6th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Knott St

Sunday Aug 7th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Ivy St

Career Fair being hosted at Dawson Park Aug 2 10am-12pm

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Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others

August 2nd 10am-12pm. See flyer below for more details

Party On, Portland (POP)!

A group of people playing tug-of-war at an outdoor party.

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Two popsicles standing side by side. One is yellow with orange on the bottom on the other is pink. Behind the popsicles is a light yellow star burst

This summer, Civic Life is helping neighbors host parties in their neighborhoods! These parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors, learn about cool stuff in your area, build up your community, and celebrate in a safe environment. You can throw a party for all of your friends’ pets, a marathon of all your favorite Michelle Yeoh movies, a vehement vegetarian chili cookoff, an all-ability dance party, and just about any other kind of party you want!

Safe, green, outdoor spaces are important to building safe, healthy communities. They give us places to rest and relax and connect to nature to get fresh air and sunshine. They provide free spaces for us to play sports, have a meal, bring pets, make music, get some exercise, and just hang out. Closing neighborhood streets for block parties allows us to build our own safe outdoor spaces.

Celebrations in the City of Portland will take place between August 1 and August 14. If you have any questions, call 3-1-1 or email 311@PortlandOregon.govRegistration is open from June 6 to July 1 and is free!

If you are looking to host an event with Night out for Safety and LiberationNational Night Out, or another national organization, please register through those organizations.

Register a Party

Register your party here!

Why register?

  • Get a permit for a party in the park for FREE!
  • You’ll be automatically registered for a FREE Noise Waiver for your lively activities!
  • Make it easy to get a permit to close off your street.
  • You can request professionals from safety-related City programs to attend parties to get to know your neighborhood and answer questions (no guarantees, based on availability).

Spread the Word!

Registration for POP parties is from June 6 to July 1!

We have created a POP poster for you to download and distribute to encourage people to register!

Download PDF fileParty On, Portland Poster – English(7.44 Mb)

Download PDF file Party On, Portland Poster – Русский (Russian) (6 Mb)

Download PDF file Party On, Portland Poster – Español  (Spanish)  (6 Mb)

Download PDF file Party On, Portland Poster – 华语(中文)(Chinese – Simplified) (6.95 Mb)

Download PDF file Party On, Portland Poster – Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) (6.93 Mb)

POP Partners

You can request employees from safety-related City of Portland programs like Portland Street ResponsePark Rangers, and Portland Fire & Rescue to come to your party to get to know your neighborhood and answer questions.

Register to request a visit from: Park Rangers, Portland Street Response, Neighborhood Emergency Teams (Bureau of Emergency Management), Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Police Bureau, Office of Violence Prevention, and 9-1-1 operators (Bureau of Emergency Communications).

Related Bureau Resources

The Portland Bureau of Transportation issues permits to close streets for fun parties with their neighbors.

portland.gov/transportation/SafeStreetsPDX/pbot-healthy-block

The Portland Parks Bureau issues permits for holding events in public parks. You can find the POP party permit here.

A-WOL OPEN AIR

FEATURING FLYCO & THE AEROS

Irving Park (between the sports fields and basketball court) 

Join The Aeros and FlyCo for their annual Open Air performance.

These shows are FREE!

June 3rd 7pm

June 4th 4pm & 6pm

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 THE A-WOL AEROS PRESENT:

ALICE, THE QUEEN, AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

A-WOL Dance Collective YOUTH COMPANY’s Spring performance! 

513 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR (on the corner of Grand and Schuyler, one block north of Broadway)

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show.

TICKETS: JUNE 10TH 7PM

TICKETS: JUNE 11TH 3PM

TICKET: JUNE 11TH 7PM

TICKET: JUNE 12TH 3PM

Concessions (drinks and snacks) and adult beverages available for purchase.

-We are REQUIRING MASKS for this large event. Mask policy subject to change based on current status of health emergency.

Eliot Neighborhood Safety Collaborative Meeting – May 24th 6pm

Dear Eliot Neighbors,

We would like to invite you to a Community Safety Discussion and Working Session on Tuesday, May 24, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Some of you may have attended an in-person listening session on March 30, facilitated by Lisa Freeman of the Community Safety Division and Andre Miller of Jo Ann Hardesty’s office (see meeting notes attached). There was a lot of momentum and energy at that event that we would like to carry forward.

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Albina Soul Walk—Experience a Tour of the History of Musicians and Clubs Eliot  

From Albina Music Trust website

The late 20th century was a vibrant time for music in Albina. From the roots of gospel, blues, and jazz sprang new forms of soul, funk, disco, and electrified R&B.

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Randall Children’s Hospital opens new Family Birth Center

By Kristin Whitney

Generous community and employee donors raised close to $1 million to support the new Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital. Photo courtesy Kristin Whitney

On July 7, Legacy Health announced the opening of a new Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital, the most ambitious center of its kind in a generation and the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art birth center in Oregon. 

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Autumnal Greetings from Boise Eliot Native Grove

By Andrine de la Rocha and Howard Patterson

Grandson Dominic on the stump with Howard Patterson at the Grove. Photo courtesy Andrine de la Rocha

The summer heat brought some challenges to the Grove this year and many plants were defeated by the Heat Dome event. Our Oregon White Oak in the meadow gave up the ghost, but we were able to reserve another from Friends of Trees that we will plant sometime this fall. (The remains of the old oak are being transformed into a piece of art inspired by an epic dream in the hands of resident Healing Artist, Andrine de la Rocha.)

All of the remaining trees have survived so far and in their third year seem to be flourishing, despite the heat. Some of our less established shrubs did not fare as well and we will likely replace them during the wet season to give them a good head start on next year. 

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Cool Options Including Matt Dishman Pool to Refresh and Relax

Monique Gaskins

Portlanders experienced extreme temperatures this summer. During the last week of June, local temperatures hit 112 degrees, the highest temperature recorded. In mid- August, another heat wave rolled through the city pushing temperatures higher than usual. Along with the heat, this has also been a dry summer. As of this writing, the warm temperatures and sparse rainfall haven’t retreated yet.

However, the city has options to help keep Portlanders cool this summer. Eliot residents are primed to take advantage without having to leave the neighborhood. During designated heat warnings, all libraries have bottled water on hand to distribute. Albina Library is participating and scheduled to fully open on August 24th. Throughout the summer, the interactive fountain / splash pad is open at Dawson Park. For residents looking to exercise or play in a pool, Portland’s public pools, including Matt Dishman Pool, are open. 

Portland Parks & Recreation opened its eleven pools on June 22. The pools are dispersed around the city and include indoor and outdoor options. Eliot is home to one of the indoor pools at the Matt Dishman Center at 77 North Knott Street. The pools do not all share the same schedule. Availability of lap swim, aqua fitness, and play periods also vary by pool and by day, so be sure to check the schedule by calling ahead or looking online before planning a visit. The outdoor pools are scheduled to close for the summer at the end of August. Indoor pools should remain open.

At the time of writing, face coverings are required within city facilities to help curb the spread of Covid. The drop-in price for Adults age 18-59 is $4. For seniors and youth, the drop-in price is $3, and children 2 and under get in free. 20 visit punch passes and “Pay what you can” discounts are also available. Check https://www.portland.gov/parks/matt-dishman-indoor-pool for more details and current schedule or call 503-823-3166.

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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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,

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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!

Now Open: Jerusalem Rose Market

A new corner market and deli have opened in Eliot at the corner of MLK Jr. Blvd and Morris Street. The Jerusalem Rose Market sells staples from Southwest Asia and North Africa, focusing on Palestinian products and hoping to celebrate Palestinian culture through the lens of the country’s food.

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