28. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: fun, holiday, san

red-berry-wreathSumner Neighbors, one and all, are invited to our Annual Holiday Gala this Tuesday, Dec. 2nd!

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • CNN, 4415 NE 87th Ave (at the fire station)
  • Food, hot and cold drinks, and general festivities

Enjoy a feast of hot dishes from nearby restaurants, treats and beverages. Neighbors are invited to bring a potluck dish as well, so who knows what delights we’ll share?!

This is a great evening to meet your neighbors or just quietly relax, and fill your jolly belly in a friendly room. Young volunteers serve treats, laughs and stories are exchanged, familiar faces and fresh faces gather.

So please join us, bring your favorite holiday dish if you’d like, bring a neighbor… just be sure to bring yourself!

20. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: fun, newsletter, san

The fall 2013 newsletter (2 MB PDF) of Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) in NE Portland, Oregon, is now available online!

Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) newsletter for fall 2013 This issue was delivered over the last weekend or two. It has more pictures than usual. Thanks to Patricia for yet another gorgeous design and layout.

Thanks also to our many neighborhood volunteers to deliver the newsletter to your very door handle: Marcy, Janet, Cyril, Henry, Karen, Katherine, Tish, Molly, Erica, Heather, Katana, Jay, Emily, Cindy, Ronda, Jacob and Jody (the newsletter delivery ringleader)!

Items in this issue include:

  • The annual children’s Halloween party (PDF) at Helensview School on Friday, Oct 25. This part didn’t make the newsletter: Our neighbor Miles, champion pumpkin carver, will donate one of his works for the event.
  • Photos from the annual National Night Out barbecue on Tuesday, Aug 6
  • An update on the onramp widening proposal from Killingsworth southbound onto I-205
  • Photo: Johnson Lake stewardship picks up a sponsor for Sept 28
  • Calendar of events through December, including our Holiday Gala on Dec 3
  • Notes from summer SAN meetings
  • And much more!

See the Halloween flyer to find out how to donate candy or volunteer for the Halloween party this Friday!

21. September 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: food, fun, gardening, health, helensview, johnson lake, parks

We have two fun outdoor events coming up in the next few weeks in Sumner neighborhood here in NE Portland. Greet fall by meeting some new neighbors and getting your hands dirty!

Event #1: Stewardship at Johnson Lake on Saturday, Sept 28

Johnson Lake, 2011 (DEQ photo)

What it is: The Johnson Lake natural area has a long and interesting history and it needs your help to stay healthy, safe and beautiful. Join Portland Parks & Recretion and the Sumner Association of Neighbors to help remove invasive weeds, pick up trash and improve trails in this small, but pleasant park.  Snacks, light refreshments, gloves, tools and training will be provided. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring. If you’re lucky, you might even see a crane or beaver. Cosponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation and SOLV(E).

Time: 10 AM to 1 PM (free lunch from Cascade Station Subway included)

Where: Meet at trailhead at the east end of NE Colfax Street (it’s a cul-de-sac), off NE 92nd behind the glass factory (map)

Signup and more info: Go to the SOLV(E) signup page or contact Marissa at PP&R. If you already signed up at the annual barbecue or at a recent neighborhood meeting, you don’t have to sign up again. And if you just show up, no one will be turned away! The more the merrier. More background on Johnson Lake.

Event #2: Parke Diem at Helensview Community Garden on Saturday, Oct 12

Parke Diem LogoWhat it is: Get “Down & Dirty” with the gardeners of Helensview Community Garden! Help to prepare/cover crop plots for the winter, build up pathways with bark chips and when the work is done, join in for a volunteer potluck picnic to celebrate all our hard work! If you have not been down to the garden yet, this is a great chance to see what the fuss is about! Cosponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) and the Portland Parks Foundation

Time: 11 AM to 1 PM

Where: Helensview Community Garden, 8678 NE Sumner (access via NE 87th), in the NW corner of the Helensview schoolyard (map)

Signup and more info: Go to the Parklandia signup page or contact helensviewcomgard@gmail.com or call (503) 348-9813. And if you just show up, no one will be turned away! The more the merrier.

The summer 2013 newsletter (2 MB PDF) of Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) in NE Portland, Oregon, is now available online!

Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) newsletter for summer 2013 This issue was delivered over the last two weekends. Thanks to Patricia for yet another gorgeous design and layout.

Thanks also to our many neighborhood volunteers to deliver the newsletter to your very door handle: Marcy, Janet, Cyril, Henry, Karen, Katherine, Colin, Tish, Molly, Erica, Heather, Katana, Jay, Emily, Cindy, Ronda, Jacob and Joan (the newsletter delivery ringleader)!

Items in this issue include:

  • Annual National Night Out barbecue on Tuesday, Aug 6
  • Onramp widening proposal from Killingsworth southbound onto I-205
  • The city’s Comp Plan Update and our neighborhood’s status in the planning
  • Johnson Lake stewardship picks up a sponsor for Sept 28
  • Calendar of events through September, including litter patrols
  • Notes from spring SAN meetings
  • And much more!

But wait, there’s more! An insert (1 MB PDF) includes the following:

  • Flyer with details about the Aug 6 barbecue
  • Info about how to report odors to the city