22. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: san

The food is always yummy and the neighbors are always friendly!

This year’s Sumner National Night Out barbecue will be held

Tuesday, August 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.


The grill was going non-stop last year!

The grill was going non-stop last year!

Where: Central Northeast Neighbors parking lot
4415 NE 87th Ave, between Sandy and Prescott
(near the fire station)

There will be LIVE MUSIC! Plus the usual: hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, slaw and icy cold drinks.
Bring your family, a neighbor and (optional) a dish for potluck. See you there!

12. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: planning, san · Tags: , ,

Our neighborhood meeting will be held this Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm at Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) conference room, 4415 NE 87th Ave (side door of the fire station.) Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Our guest speaker is Nan Stark, Northeast district liaison for the City of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Bureau. She will discuss the change in zoning designation proposed for Sandy Blvd in the Comp Plan Update.

Shaded area shows the properties suggested for zoning designation change on Sandy Blvd

Shaded area shows the properties suggested for zoning designation change on Sandy Blvd

Last year, activity ramped up for the Comp Plan Update, the 30-year plan for the city. During the fall, the city gathered public input via the so-called ‘Comp Plan Map App’ online. That input included a proposal from city planners to designate property on Sandy Blvd in Sumner neighborhood for rezoning. On the surface, this proposal could fit with results of a 2009 neighborhood survey seeking more walkable residential businesses, such as a grocery store, coffee shop or bakery.

At our May meeting, neighbors expressed concern about the rezoning of Sandy Blvd from 53rd to I-205. As part of the plan, the city is considering multilevel storefront commercial which will have an impact on parking. This meeting is a chance to learn more and present your questions about the city’s plan.

04. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: garage sale, san


This Saturday — June 7, 2014 — is our fifth annual neighborhood garage sale in Sumner neighborhood in NE Portland. We have 7 homes officially signed up. Look around for signs for others while you’re in the neighborhood.

Click here for your printable flyer! Flyer has garage sale locations on map, hours and lists of items available at each sale.


All sales start at 9 am, and there’s lots of great stuff to be had!

Baby clothes, air hokey table, “garage full of garage stuff”, tires, electronics, musical instruments, Craftsmen tools, hexagon fish tank, washing machine, and so much more!

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


Photo courtesy of Sumner neighbor Kimberlee.

The Sumner Neighborhood Garage Sale is on Saturday, June 7, 2014. We have still have spots open for this popular event. Sign up for free!


  • Your address and merchandise info will be printed on a map for shoppers attending the garage sale
  • Your sale will be included in our advertising on Craigslist
  • Printable signs available for download
  • A day of fun and some extra cash!

The cutoff date to register is Tuesday, June 3. We’ll confirm by mail or phone to be sure you’re still in. Maps and signs will be available online at 5 PM, June 6. There is no registration fee.

Sign up here on our Garage Sale easy sign up form.

For further info, call Ronda at 503-823-3157 or email sumner.neighborhood@gmail.com.