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Our Next Neighborhood meeting is February 6th from 7-9pm at the
PBS Conference Center 4343 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239 

February 7-9, 2019

Come see some of our South Portland resident artists in this year's Portland Winter Light Festival. A city-wide event showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout our city.

Just across the Tillicum Bridge look out for these sculptures from our neighborhood artists: Jan Carpenter's Robot "Ari", Jeff Cawley's "Rose City Nouveau" fire pit and Richard Cawley's "Tip of the Iceburg", "Cosmic Fire Turtle" and his "Flaming Heart".   

Make sure to bundle up and hope you enjoy the lights!  For more information please visit:
The Flaming Heart -Richard Cawley

Beginning February:

Civic Life, in collaboration with our community partners invites Portlanders to conversations around civic engagement that will inform the process of revising City Code that defines the work of the bureau.
Join the conversation: Survey of Civic Life (closes Feb. 15th 2019)

This Month's Emergency Preparedness Tip


The more you have planned out ahead of time, the calmer and more assured your family will be during a disaster or emergency.

  • Take the time to talk about potential disasters.
  • Establish emergency contacts.
  • Practice evacuating your home.
  • Determine two meeting places where your family will reunite.
Click here for more info and easy to use templates to help organize your emergency plan.
Brought to you by
our local NET team (Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team)

Wednesday January 30 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

At The Mirabella's Willamette Hall, Capital Program Manager at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Steve Szigethy will give a presentation highlighting the Bureau's project work in the area. 

Steve plans to talk about the progress of The SW Bond Avenue Extension project between Tilikum Crossing and SW River Parkway (north). This past October, PBOT's contractor McDonald Excavating completed the fill placement and retaining wall construction upon which the roadway will be built. Substantial completion of the Bond Avenue Extension north of Tilikum Crossing is anticipated in late summer 2019. 

Additionally, Steve will provide an update about the Naito/Whitaker Pedestrian Crossing, a pedestrian hybrid signal (also known as HAWK signal) just west of I-5 that is nearing its final design. This long awaited crossing will allow South Waterfront residents to walk over the Darlene Hooley Pedestrian Street and Gibbs Street and then continue across Naito Parkway and Barbur Boulevard to access walking routes to OHSU Marquam Hill campus, VA Hospital, and Terwilliger Parkway. Final plans are anticipated later this winter with construction starting in summer 2019. 

Steve will also address the recent traffic changes near OHSU's new CHH South building. Switching SW Curry Street to be one-way eastbound all the way from Macadam Avenue to River Parkway was necessary to handle morning peak hour traffic coming into the district without backing up onto Macadam, which is a State highway. New signals on SW Curry Street at Moody and Bond Avenues are also helping meet new travel demand associated with the new buildings. Residents of the Meriwether informed PBOT that the directional arrow pavement markings at Curry and River Parkway did not show a clear path for accessing their buildings. PBOT has issued a work order to remedy this situation. 

Finally, Steve will share the latest available information about future projects in the South Waterfront, including improvements to the South Portal (Macadam/Bancroft intersection, Lowell Extension, Moody Extension) and the completion of Bond Avenue through the Zidell property.
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