This is a special meeting in response to the recent uptick in crime in our neighborhood. This is the only focus of this meeting, no other business will be discussed.

SAN Special CRIME Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6:00 p.m. meeting starts / 5:30 p.m. social time
CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220

This is a very important meeting you will not want to miss. Police Officer Bob Boyland & CNN Crime Prevention Rep. Meg Juarez will be in attendance to discuss with us the crime problems relating to the Sumner Neighborhood. Here is a chance for everyone to present & discuss their concerns with our Police Officer.

Topics include: theft, trespassing, drug activity, squatters, prostitution and more. Bring your specific concerns. Present facts (to the best of your ability) with street address, descriptions, or anything that will help officers help resolve problems.

We hope that this will be a very productive meeting with the goal of improving the safety and livability of our neighborhood.

For more information, call the CNN office at 503-823-3157 or email


23. July 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: san


Get ready for the party! Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) will be holding our annual National Night Out barbecue on Thursday evening, July 28, in the same place as last year — in the parking lot at fire station #12 at 4415 NE 87th Ave. The fun starts at 6 PM.

We will have food, beverages, raffle and activities for the kids. Please bring a neighbor and a side dish to share if you’d like. We will supply burgers, hot dogs, chips and soda.


nno-logoWhat is “National Night Out”?

According to the National Night Out website, it is:

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.”

Last year’s SAN NNO barbecue we had a great turnout. The weather was perfect, people felt good and it was a lot of fun from start to finish.


SAN July Community Meeting continues the talk

We will learn more about Portland’s comp plan and how it will affect Sumner

SAN Community Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. social time
CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220

“Portlanders have expressed concerns about the size of new houses, demolitions and the rising cost and lack of housing choices throughout the city. In response, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is taking a fresh look at the allowances for development in single-dwelling neighborhoods.”

At June’s meeting we shared what we’ve learned about Portland’s Residential Infill Project. SAN members have attended recent Portland “Open House” meetings and will share what they’ve learned. Residents are encouraged to provide their input here up until August 15, 2016.

We will also vote on changes to the SAN bylaws that will keep the association effective and invite active participation.

The Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) holds meeting nearly every month of the year. We were happy to meet several new neighbors last month. Stop by and learn all the news, and happenings! Grab a treat and a cuppa, have a chat, or just sit back and relax. The meetings are guided by our friendly Chairperson Yvonne and run smoothly with a chance for everyone to speak.

PLUS: Learn the latest neighborhood news, “One-Minute Concerns”, updates from our neighborhood police officers, coffee, treats and free raffle prizes


You should have received the summer newsletter in your mailbox. Click the image to read it online, or pick up a copy at the CNN office.


National Night Out BBQ: Thursday, July 28th, 6-8pm at the CNN office parking lot.
Ice Cream Social: Saturday, August 13th, 12-3pm at Helensview High School.

For more information, call the CNN office at 503-823-3157 or email For more information of upcoming events, visit our Facebook page.

05. July 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: san · Tags:

Here’s a refresher on Portland pedestrian and crosswalk law

From: The City of Portland

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Police Traffic Division, and local pedestrian and bicycle groups conduct “crosswalk education and enforcement actions” throughout the City. Each crosswalk education and enforcement action is an opportunity to educate community members about Oregon crosswalk laws and to enforce the law. View the results of the 2005-2016 Crosswalk Education and Enforcement Actions.

crosswalk photoA crosswalk education and enforcement action includes one or more pedestrian decoys strategically positioned at locations that have marked or unmarked crosswalks and a fair amount of pedestrian activity and vehicle travel.

Drivers that fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk according to Oregon law can be issued a warning or given a citation that carries a presumptive fine of $260. Pedestrians that jaywalk can also receive a warning or a citation that carries a presumptive fine of $110. Crosswalk enforcement actions are conducted approximately once each month.

Oregon Crosswalk Law (ORS 811.028) states that “Motorists are required to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians in a marked or unmarked crosswalk when the pedestrian is in the motorist’s lane or the adjacent lane.” Drivers must stop and remain stopped until pedestrians crossing the street clear the driver’s lane plus the lane before and the lane after the driver’s lane. When making a turn at a traffic controlled intersection, motorists are required to stop lane plus 6’ for a pedestrian. In addition, motorists are required to stop curb to curb for a person who is blind or blind and deaf, who is carrying a white cane or accompanied by a dog guide, and who is crossing or about to cross a roadway.

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