Aug 29, 2012

Come one and all: Foster Green Fair!

You are invited to participate in the first of a series of community discussions aimed to create a space for community members to engage with one another to increase the livability of our neighborhoods.  Come learn about projects that are underway, share ideas about new projects, and connect with some great folks in your area!

Tuesday (9/4) from 6-8pm in the Mount Scott Community Center's Craft Room.(Upstairs, over the gym.)
5530 Southeast 72nd Avenue    Portland, OR 97206

Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday, September 5th Agenda!

September 05, 2012 MSANA Agenda

Aug 18, 2012

Abandoned Houses & Squatters: What to do

There has been concern about abandoned/foreclosed houses and squatters in Portland neighborhoods. If squatters or people are in a vacant or abandoned house that shouldn’t be there, please call non-emergency police at 503-823-3333. Portland’s Bureau of Development Services (BDS) now has a specialist dedicated to derelict houses. You can call BDS neighborhood inspections at 503-823-2633 to make a report.

Aug 16, 2012

A Visit to Mercado Central -- Minneapolis, MN

A couple of months ago our neighborhood heard about the Portland Mercado project. This project, supported by Hacienda CDC (a non-profit serving Latino and other communities in the Portland region) would redevelop the vacant southeast lot on 72nd and Foster Avenue into the city’s first Latino-themed public market. The Portland Mercado vision will combine elements of indoor public markets, farmers’ markets and the feel of many Latin American open-air markets. The Portland Mercado will offer a mix of goods and services, including culturally specific prepared fresh foods, artisan, and handcrafted items. At our neighborhood presentation regarding this project we learned that a similar market exists in Minneapolis, Minnesota – the Mercado Central. A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on vacation and we had the opportunity to visit Mercado Central. As a neighbor I wanted to share, with all of you, what we saw and learned. I’m not a professional photographer by any means, but I did take some photos.

Aug 15, 2012

Benefit Show for Harry!

Mt. Scott-Arleta boy improving after being hit by car

Watch the News Story on KGW|
On Thursday, July 19th, 5-year-old Harry Strong and his 18-month old sister were struck by a car (while on the sidewalk) by a careless driver at 72nd and S.E. Flavel. The 5-year-old sustained significant injuries including a traumatic brain injury.

Aug 13, 2012

Crosswalk Awareness Action, Aug.14

A crosswalk safety awareness action involves local residents, pedestrian advocates, and concerned
citizens who wish to highlight the need for safety improvements that better accommodate people crossing. Tomorrow you can help or just observe the volunteer work of our neighbors and allies as they raise awareness about pedestrian safety on Foster Rd.