Author Archives: Melissa

Would you like to support Friends of Trees?

Have you noticed all the new trees in our neighborhood since January protected by wooden stakes? Or maybe your participated directly in this or prior year neighborhood plantings. Friends of Trees, like our other government funded programs is affected by the recent budget cuts. The current budget proposal would cut 50% of the funding for

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Support City Funding for Neighborhoods

Discussions are well underway for the City of Portland 2013-2014 Budget. In tough financial times funding for SE Uplift is facing budget cuts of 10% that will result in the loss of one SE Uplift staff person. In addition to that 10% funding loss, the community will most likely also lose all remaining neighborhood small

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I-84 Paving Project July 12-August 3

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will repave both directions of Interstate 84 between Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 (Banfield Expressway) in Portland this summer, using three directional weekend closures to complete construction more quickly. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2013 and be complete in October 2013.  Part of the alternative routes they

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Southeast Uplift awards $22,000 to 15 projects

North Tabor Neighborhood Association was awarded $2,000 for our mural project at 47th Avenue and East Burnside, encouraging residents and businesses to design the mural, fundraise and paint the tiles.  A celebration will be held to celebrate all the recipients on February 12th. To read about all the groups who received funding through the Neighborhood

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