May 31, 2012

"Foster Mobility": A Student Survey

"Foster Mobility" is a class project of Kathryn Doherty-Chapman and Mark Kenseth at Portland State University. The project is meant to involve the public and use mapping tools to develop information for an urban planning project. We have learned about the Foster Road revitalization project and would like your input by taking a few minutes to answer some questions. 

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.
To take the survey online visit:

Kathryn and Mark will be presenting their final conclusions to MSANA in the next few weeks! 

Neighborhood Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, June 6

It's going to be a busy evening folks! Come hear and share your thoughts about Portland Public Schools and the redevelopment proposal of the vacant lot at Foster and 72nd Avenue. We will be providing childcare too!
See you Wednesday!

hit 'click to read more' (below) to see the agenda in PDF form....

May 29, 2012

New Community Building Grant Opportunity Posted

Check out this grant opportunity from the Advantis Community Fund. (We've posted it to our grants page too.) Act fast if you have an eligible project as the deadline is June 15th. 
GROW is a fund established by Advantis Credit Union that will provide local communities with financial resources to address a wide range of needs and tackle challenges in our neighborhoods - one project at a time. 

We're awarding $50,000 for projects that make a difference in our community. 
GROW awards small and moderate sized non-profits with funding for locally-identified needs, helping these organizations improve the quality of life in our community. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for specific, one-time capital expenses and short term projects that promise long-term benefits. 
More Information below...

Foster Road Improvements -- Bring your Big Ideas!

The Neighborhood Associations of Mt. Scott Arleta, Foster-Powell and Lents are organizing an open house to hear from you, and to help determine priorities and direction for the improvements we’re trying to accomplish.
When: Wednesday June 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Scott Community Center

Volunteers Raised Over $200 For Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association

On a sunny Saturday, May 12th, volunteers from Mt. Scott Arletta Neighborhood Association hit the streets to help the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability get the word out about the new curbside composting program, and help neighbors find solutions to any problems they had. Neighbors knocked on doors armed with questions and information about the new curbside composting program.

May 24, 2012

Wikman-Arleta Building Visioning June 10th!

The next step of visioning for the Wikman-Arleta Building project is Sunday, June, 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, June 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Be there to help shape the vision of the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods!

Click flyer below to enlarge:

May 18, 2012

It's time to start watering your trees each week!

Remember, it is time to start watering your tree each week!  Especially with the dry weather of the past two weeks!  In the Portland area, rainfall slows down just when young trees need water most.  Your new tree/s need at least 10-15 gallons of water each week for the first three years.  Providing one deep watering over the entire root system per week is recommended. 

May 13, 2012

FREE Naturescaping Workshop

Naturescaping is the practice of designing a vibrant, chemical-free, landscape that conserves water and reduces pollution. This workshop explores how gardening with native plants can benefit the fish, wildlife, and people that are connected to our local waterways. Join your neighbors to learn how Naturescaping can save you time, money & energy!
SUNDAY May 20 1:30 - 5:30pm
Mt. Scott Community Center (5530 SE 72nd Ave)
Register online at
Information 503-935-5383

May 9, 2012

Thanks for a hugely successful Cleanup!

We won't have final tallies for a few weeks, but the initial numbers look great for the cleanup last Saturday. The past few years we have had about 125-130 vehicles come through; this year it was a whopping 159, which I think is a new record!!

May 4, 2012

FREE Tree Care class starts tomorrow!

Join Portland Parks and Recreation and the Mt. Scott-Arleta NA for a two-part workshop connecting you to essential information to help maintain and grow our trees.

May 3, 2012

City of Portland Budget Hearing May 17th

Join Mayor Adams and City Council at the City of Portland Budget Hearing on Thursday, May 17.
This is an opportunity to testify about the 2012-13 Mayor’s Proposed Budget and provide your input to City Council.

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:30-8:30 PM
David Douglas High School
1001 SE 135th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233