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The Portland Marathon is Coming

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 6 (Tomorrow) 

The race route has been entirely changed from previous routes in an effort to include more of Portland's neighborhoods and create a memorable experience for runners and residents. With this year's new route be prepared for the marathon to run through our neighborhood (specifically through the Lair Hill and Johns Landing areas). 

Please note it will not be possible to cross the race route during the time when runners are present on the course. In South Portland the restriction on crossing the race route will begin at 7:10 a.m. The expected timeline for the last runner to pass the following locations and have the streets opened to regular traffic is as follows:

South Waterfront: 10:15 a.m.

Macadam & Iowa (near Starbucks): 10:30 a.m.

Sellwood Bridge: 10:45 a.m.

Please follow this link for an interactive map of the course and more information about traffic and parking in our neighborhood.

The "Grover Triangle" Project
a Success and a Thank you!

This last month fellow neighbors helped organize a cleanup of the Grover Tunnel and surrounding area. First off a thank you to everyone who helped organize and attend this event. The following is a reflection from a Lair Hill neighbor who was on the small team of residents who helped organize  the event and partnership with SOLVE.

"I think I can speak for the planning committee that this event far exceeded our goals of both participation and community pride!  It was incredible to meet so many neighbors, many of whom who hadn’t signed up ahead of time, just saw us out there and joined in.  At the height of our morning I believe we had 50+ volunteers!  What was really amazing was to see volunteers coming from ALL over town!  Many who had never been to our neighborhood!  Farthest joined us from Canby, but so many from NW,NE,SE Portland!

Local businesses joined in dedicating time and resources! Thank you Ross Island Cafe, Lair Hill Bistro, and Walsh Construction!  Countless neighbors dedicated their yard waste bins - rolling those suckers to and from the tunnel from blocks away! 

The work was real, we cut back blackberries, swept and hosed the tunnel, cut back ivy and the “icing on the cake”, planted a beautiful flower garden at the intersection of 1st and Grover!  

A mighty thanks goes out to the planners and volunteers- it is a pleasure to call Lair Hill home!"

Thanks again!

As the rain comes lets talk about your
Emergency Water supply, how much and how to store it.

After an emergency, your local water supply may not be available or safe to drink. If this is the case, you will need your own water supply until your water service is restored or an alternate emergency supply is available.Here in the Pacific Northwest, where there is a risk of a major earthquake, your emergency water supply should include enough water to sustain your entire household (pets too!) for 14 days. This is because, in the event of a major earthquake, it is likely that local water systems and other infrastructure could be severely damaged, and it will take time for emergency supplies to reach the greater Portland metro area. Until they arrive, you will have to rely on your own resources.
For more information on storing your Emergency Water Supply

The general rule is to include one gallon of water per person per day in your emergency kit. That assumes about half a gallon for drinking and another half-gallon to meet sanitation and food preparation needs. You may need to include more water in your kit if your family includes people with special needs (e.g. pregnant women or infants) or if you have pets.
For more information on how much water you should have on hand

And for more detailed information about Emergency Water Supply please visit:

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