ROSE Community Development
5215 SE Duke, Portland, OR 97206
Who are you?
I’m a lifelong Portlander, went to Benson High School and University of Oregon. I like to hike and visit all over our beautiful state. My wife, Janet Bauer, is a Policy Analyst for the Oregon Center for Public Policy.
What do you do?
I’ve been Executive Director of ROSE Community Development since 1992.
What is your inspiration? (Why do you do what you do?)
I love Portland and Oregon. There are many, many examples of people getting together to make Portland a better city, for example by building light rail instead of the Mt. Hood Freeway.
What brought you and/or your business to this community?
I was hired as a community organizer by Southeast Uplift to work with 6 outer southeast neighborhoods including Foster-Powell. Previously, I’d been a Vista Volunteer there and helped organize the Belmont and Division street business associations.
3 Ways to unite the Fine Folks of our community?
Find a group of people you like, agree on a vision and get to work on something that gets us closer to the vision.
How do you envision the future of Foster?
One of Portland’s great commercial districts, with all kinds of interesting buildings, businesses and public spaces. Foster Road is no longer spoiled by 50 MPH auto traffic.
Some top fives to appease the list lovers Your Top 5 Songs to get you through a life?
You Say It by Al Green, Rain by the Beatles, Think by Aretha Franklin, Junk Bond Trader by Elliott Smith, Stir it Up by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Your Top 5 Haunts in Portland
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, Music Millenium, Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, Springwater Trail, Powells Books