Clean Up a Huge Success

Clean Up 2015The annual Eliot Clean Up was on May 17th and was a huge success.  We collected over 6 tons of mixed waste, recycled over 100 appliances and televisions, donated  enough clothes, shoes, household items and toys to fill 3 pickup trucks to Good Will, a half a dozen bikes to Community Cycling Center, and about 500 books were either sold to Powell’s books or donated to Title Wave Bookstore.   We gathered donations of more than $1000 which will help the neighborhood association host future events.

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Spring Cleanup 2015

VOA Cleanup Crew
Volunteers of America Cleanup Crew

It’s time for the annual Eliot Spring Clean-Up! On Sunday, May 17th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm clean out your closets, unclutter your garage, organize your book shelves and recycle your outdated and broken electronics. Also bring us your used furniture, clothes, household items and old bicycles. This is the one Eliot Neighborhood Association fundraiser of the year so give generously.

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A-WOL Presents “Closed Doors”

On April 9th A-WOL Dance Collective opened the doors of its new performance space in Eliot for its original spring production of “Closed Doors.” The Eliot News team was able to get a sneak peek on Thursday and we were impressed! What is “Closed Doors”?…

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Healthy Kids Street Fair

A girl gets fitted for a bike helmet at the Healthy Kids’ Street Fair

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is excited to host its Healthy Kids Street Fair featuring fun, healthy, and safe activities for families and kids. This free annual event is on Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside of Randall Children’s Hospital at 2801 N. Gantenbein Avenue on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus in Portland.

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Join volunteers to inventory street trees

By Jeff Ramsey 

TreeInventoryTree by Tree, Block by Block: Join volunteers to inventory every street tree in Boise and Eliot.

This summer, dozens of tree lovers will explore the Boise and Eliot neighborhoods on a mission to identify, map, measure, and assess the condition of every street tree. This inventory is the first and most comprehensive street tree inventory ever performed in our neighborhoods. The project is being organized by Boise and Eliot Tree Team, a group of neighbors committed to improving their urban forest. A partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, the inventory is the first step in expanding, diversifying, and protecting trees in the Boise and Eliot neighborhoods.

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Dawson Park Summer Events 2014

Concert 2013
2013 Dawson Park Concert

Summer is here and that means another great season of entertainment at Dawson Park! As you may have noticed, the park has been undergoing an extensive remodel over the last year and the concerts will serve as a great way to celebrate the new and improved park. The 2nd concert will begin early with a Park Dedication Ceremony. This year, our committee raised enough money to host 4 concerts and one movie night! These events are Free To The Public and are a great way to spend an evening out in the neighborhood. Concerts start at 6:30pm. During movie night, live performances by local musicians and free popcorn begin at 6:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. Here is our fantastic lineup:

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Repainting Eliot Community Crossing

Street Painting
Street Painting

This year, Eliot Neighbors will once again be participating in Portland’s “Village Building Convergence” by means of repainting last year’s installation at the intersection of NE Rodney Avenue & NE Tillamook Street (Eliot Community Crossing). Everyone is invited to join us and pitch in!

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2014 Neighborhood Cleanup

Eliot Cleanup Flyer 2014Eliot’s annual Spring Clean-Up will be held Sunday, April 27th between 11 am – 3 pm on N. Graham between N. Williams and N. Vancouver. It’s time to clear out the clutter from your closets, rooms, basement, yard and garage. Bring your unused and unusable junk of all sizes and shapes. Clean out your surplus metal, furniture, clothes and more. Fees range from $5 and up. No yard debris, construction debris, raw garbage or hazardous materials can be accepted.

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A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse

ccbannerAbout a half mile north of Eliot, in the King Neighborhood, is a small neighborhood venue perfect for watching local theater. Now in their sixth season, Portland Playhouse will be presenting a family friendly production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens this December.  As a neighborhood theater, they want to ensure all their neighbors are able to attend. Eliot Neighbors can see the show on Saturday December 14th at 7:30 for a 20% discount. 

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Tree Lighting Community Gathering

Tree at MLK Gateway. Courtesy NNEBA
Tree at MLK Gateway. Courtesy NNEBA

There will be a Tree Lighting Community Gathering at the MLK Gateway on Saturday 11/30. The N/NE Business Association (NNEBA) in collaboration with the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is pleased to announce this event as part of their annual Illuminating the Soul Holiday Campaign.

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