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This Saturday — June 1, 2013 — is our fourth annual neighborhood garage sale in Sumner neighborhood in NE Portland. We have 12 homes signed up. Get your printable flyer (500K PDF) here! (Link to flyer has been removed.)

Update (6 PM, 1 June 2013): Thanks for visiting…sorry, the sale is over until next year!

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Most sales start at 9 AM. Lots of items are up for grabs, and this year the sellers describe them with their own words. Here’s a sample:

…Flavorware Oven Deluxe, LaPresse Food Slicer, Eureka Enviro Multi Steamer, Digital TV Converter (for Analog TV-New in Box), 2 Round White Storage/Laundry Baskets, Vented Low Style Chaise Lounge (No pad), Hummingbird Feeder…

Another example:

House decor in dark wood, modern design, DIY furniture, dining room tables, 4 cushion chairs, vases, 3×3 ottoman with butler trays, Blackwell dresser. Priced to sell.

One more:

furniture, file cabinets, computer towers, printers, electronics, small work bench, tools boxes, pressure washer still works.

If you are not familiar with Sumner neighborhood, we are located between NE 82nd and I-205 north of Sandy Blvd (near The Grotto).

Unlike previous years, unfortunately this year our garage sale is not on the same date as the annual garage sale in Maywood Park — just across the overpass. This year their annual garage sale is Friday to Sunday, June 28-30.

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

Sumner newsletter for winter 2013 This issue was delivered over the last two weekends. Thanks to Patricia for another georgeous 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 neighborhood cleanup at Helensview School on Saturday, May 11
  • SAN board elections on May 21 (and the deadline for filing by Wed, May 8
  • Top five reasons to sign up for the annual neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, June 1 (sign up free online)
  • An earthquake map as a preview for our guest speaker from the Red Cross Oregon Trail chapter about disaster preparedness at our May 21 meeting
  • Calendar of events through June, including litter patrols
  • Notes from February and March meetings
  • And much more!

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

  • Flyer with details about the May 11 neighborhood cleanup
  • Application form to run for the SAN board, file by May 8
  • Application form to join our neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, June 1
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Like it or not, good stuff doesn’t just happen on its own. Part of community means recognizing – and acting on — an opportunity to improve things when they arise. This is one of those opportunities.

Join your neighbors, business owners, community groups, public agency staff and elected officials in roundtable discussions about 82nd Avenue!

When: Saturday, May 4, 10 AM to 1 PM.

Cost: The roundtable event is free and open to everyone. To RSVP, click here.

1932: NE 82nd, looking north from NE Halsey

Caption: 1932: NE 82nd, looking north from NE Halsey. Photo courtesy of PBOT and Cliff Bolling.

Where: Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. (Parking nearby at Glenhaven Park at NE 82nd & Siskiyou)
Details: Connect with others at the table on community safety, transportation options, streetscape design, business development, arts, culture, recreation, family wellness and 82nd Ave community happenings. Local snacks provided!

The roundtable is co-sponsored by two neighborhood coalition nonprofits: Southeast Uplift and our own Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN). For more info, call Sandra at Central Northeast Neighbors at (503) 823-2780.

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Volunteer stewards at Johnson Lake on April 6, 2013

Caption: Two pairs of volunteers on the trail at the Johnson Lake natural area on April 6. The stewardship event was co-sponsored by SAN, Portland Parks (who owns the natural area), and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

For a very nice account about the lake and the cleanup event, see East Portland’s Johnson Lake gets TLC the on the East PDX News website.

For more background about Sumner’s involvement with Johnson Lake, see this August 2011 backgrounder and our August 2011 meeting notes.

Join us for the next stewardship event at Johnson Lake on Saturday, September 30.

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