Martin Peters has sent a video challenge to all South West Trails users to run all the trails in SW Portland.
Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28 9am, meet behind the Dance Studio at SW Sunset and SW Capitol Hwy, plenty of parking in the Wilson lot. Join your Hillsdale neighbors and other intrepid walkers for a Thanksgiving Walk. We will go about 3 miles and stop to share whatever you bring to share and have coffee and tea provided by the Bridgers. This is about the 15th year for this walk, each year is a different route and all have been fun even in pouring rain!
Since we will be walking, please do not pack food for an Army, just a few servings of whatever you care to contribute. Dogs on leash are welcome and we will go slow enough that children should be able to keep up.
This is an annual event sponsored by the Hillsdale Neighborhood, so be sure to sign in.
Southwest Corridor Plan Portland Working Group – First meeting
Monday, December 2, 2013 – 6 to 8 PM – Multnomah Arts Center, Rm 29
The City of Portland invites you to attend the first meeting of the Southwest Corridor Plan Portland Working Group (PWG), Monday December 2, 2013.
On November 16th a volunteer Weed Pullin’ work party cleared away the black berries thicket at the Red Electric trail head at Capitol Highway. This work party continued the work started in May Weed Pullin’ Party of making this black berry patch into an informal neighborhood park.
Note that the problem corner at Capitol Hill Road and Falcon at the NW corner of the new Safeway has the ugly and intrusive guard rail removed and a walkable extended shoulder put in its place. Took the City and Safeway awhile to get it sorted out, but it is a great improvement. Tell Safeway thanks when you visit, and tell Kurt Kreuger of PBOT thanks when you see him. We are still waiting for the fog line and the no parking signs.
The City of Portland invites you to attend the first meeting of the Southwest Corridor Plan Portland Working Group, Monday December 2, 2013. The next phase of Metro’s Southwest Corridor Plan effort is underway and the Portland Working Group will be a forum to learn about the Plan Refinement and provide input on High Capacity Transit alignment alternatives and associated roadway and active transportation projects. The group will meet the first Monday of the month at the Multnomah Arts Center through June 2014.
Keith Liden reports a success on the Water Bureau project at Terwilliger and Capitol Highway: Kieth and others persisted to get it right. The prior alternative was a bike lane on the street.
SWTrails Meeting Next Thursday Nov 21 7pm at Watershed. Speaker will include Joan Fredrickson of the Portland Office of Sustainability and Planning. She will show us how to use the interactive model of how we might be able to change things to make Portland a different place. She will also answer questions on the progress of the Portland Comprehensive Plan.
The next Red Electric work party at Bertha Station (that’s where Sasquatch Brewery, Vis a Vis Salon, and Verde Cocina are located) is scheduled for November 16 from nine to eleven in the morning. Time for the waterproof boots! As usual we will provide some tools and gloves.
Aimee Erickson is leading the third work party to clean up the area that will be the south abutment of the Red Electric Bridge. Bring clippers, a heavy duty weed eater if you have one, water, long sleeved shirt and good blackberry pullin’ gloves. Be sure to sign in with Aimee.
The Hillsdale Parks Group met on Oct 22nd to discuss parks priorities for Hillsdale. The Red Electric Trail was the top priority for the group. This is the report from their efforts.
Please attend your neighborhood association meeting to tell them of your support. If you live in Hillsdale, attend tonights meeting 11/6 at St Barnabus 2201 SW Vermont at 7pm.