Sunday Parkways Comes to Foster

sundayEvery year for the last 3 years, Portland has done something crazy: they open a loop of streets  for everyone in the neighborhoods to enjoy. This Sunday (Mothers Day!) is the first one of the 2013 season, and it’s in our neck of the woods.

For this one day from 11 am – 4 pm, car access is blocked or controlled along the route, and the full street is available for neighbors to roll, walk, skate, bike and jog. The Loop goes from park to park on quiet streets and bikeways called Neighborhood Greenways.  The east Portland loop is takes advantage of the awesome Springwater Corridor for about 1/4 of the route. Each park is filled with activities, vendors, food, and information. (more…)

New Nature, Trails for Foster

Around 108th & Foster, Lents Floods. The annual rainy season brings a regular risk for the homes and businesses in the low lying floodplain area. The City of Portland considers the risk of flooding to be such a barrier to economic development in the area that resolving flood issues is one of the key pillars of the Foster Lents Integrated Partnership (FLIP) planning.

Their answer: embrace it. (more…)

Neighborhood Creek Cleanup

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  Do you like to get down and dirty in support of your neighborhood? So do we. Coming up this weekend is an opportunity to do just that: Cleanup the Johnson Creek, stay cool, and work hand-in-hand with your neighbors to make the Foster area (and beyond) a better place. … Continue reading