Reed Neighborhood News

We certainly hope you are all doing well at home during the Governor’s Executive Order to stay home. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we may be able to help with. Below are a few updates that may be of interest to you:


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Resources for PDX (and beyond)https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/edit#gid=0

Update From Reed College:
Reed community safety reports that people are not leashing their dogs and it’s creating a lot of problems. They only have essential employees working on campus right now, and they are not staffed to handle such problems. We want to help keep the campus open, please leash all dogs!!!


Like most colleges, Reed has moved classes online for the rest of the semester. There are still about 150 students living in dorms, so they do have essential staff to tend to maintenance, food service, health and wellness, and security. At this point, they have cancelled Renn Fayre, but have not yet cancelled commencement or reunions, but those decisions will be coming very soon. So campus will be pretty quiet for the remainder of the year. 

They hope to keep the campus open as a public space, but can only do so if everyone adheres to the Governor’s Executive Order. All guests on Reed’s grounds must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from other visitors. Co-habitating folks can group together, but groups or individuals cannot come within 6 feet of each other. This is obviously easier in some places more than others — Those walking through the narrow paths of the canyon need to be especially courteous when passing slower groups/people or when approaching from opposite directions. Per the Governor’s order, there will be signs around campus to remind people of the social distancing guidelines.

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful green space available right now. Thank you Reed College, for keeping your campus open!

Hopworks Takeout & Beer To-Go in the Neighborhood

Hopworks Urban Brewery, up on SE Powell currently has takeout beer to-go and keg specials running at Hopworks during this 4 week order from the governor.

For details: www.hopworksbeer.com

DMV Asks Law Enforcement To Exercise Discretion In Enforcing Expired Credentials
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDOT/bulletins/2824be0

Rob Nosse on March 11!

Hello Neighbors,

Rob Nosse will speak at our Reed Neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, March 11, to hear any concerns you have about the recent legislative session in general, and would also like to hear about your priorities.

Please stop by to hear what he has to say, and share your concerns and questions.

Wednesday March 11

6:30: Meet & Greet

7:00: Rob Nosse – Board business will follow

Reed Performing Arts Building

Room 104

Save the Date! Reed Board Elections on Wednesday, May 13. We are a fairly laid back group, our meetings are usually efficient and on time, and we are open to your ideas. Please consider joining your neighborhood board. We want you!

RNA Meeting Wed, Feb 12

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020  | 7:00 – 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Bldg, Rm 131

Welcome to your REED (RNA) Neighborhood Association board meeting. Thank you for joining us today. We aim to hold a warm and encouraging space for community action and input. This is a place for neighbors to come together to address various issues and jopes for our neighborhood. The RNA is not here to act on behalf of neighbors, but rather to create a platform from which all neighbors can effectively work to improve REED neighborhood. 

7:00 – Welcome and Introductions

7:05 – Report conclusions from last month’s budget discussion (10 min)

7:15 – Report on Social Media position (10 min)

    Position Description

7:25 – Communication Funds Application (25 min)

    Anne will bring application/instructions/etc

Election, Picnic, Holiday Party, Clean Up, General Meetings/Social Media Costs

8:00 – Upcoming Speakers (10 min)

    Updates for March, discuss plan for May

Paige Kreiman

8:05 – NET Update (5min)

8:10 – Approve last meeting’s Minutes (5 min)

8:15 – Treasurer’s Report (5 min)

8:20 – Land Use Report (10 min)

8:30 – Recap of Meeting & Adjourn

Reed Holiday Gathering

Reminder for our Reed Holiday Party!

Gigantic Brewery at the corner of SE Steele and 26th
Thursday, December 12th
7-9 PM
 

This event is 21+ and is “no host,” so everyone buys their own beverages.  RNA will provide light snacks, please feel free to bring holiday finger foods to share.  

We will not have a regular board meeting this month.

Come on out!

Your Reed Board

This is a meeting not to miss!

Dear Neighbors,

This is a reminder that the next Reed Neighborhood meeting has two excellent speakers.

Reed Neighborhood Meeting
Wednesday, November 13th, from 7-8:30 PM (6:30 Meet & Greet)
Room 104 in the Performing Arts Building (PAB) on the Reed College Campus.

Red Cross Presentation on Emergency Preparedness
We hear that Joe Ohana from the Red Cross is an excellent speaker! Please invite your neighbors–our success in a disaster will depend on individually prepared houses.

Gary Granger will give a presentation on the Portland Crow Roost Study. Every Portlander sees families of crows in their neighborhood on a daily basis, but what you may not know is that during the winter the local birds join thousands of others in a dramatic gathering in our downtown area forming a nightly roost. This urban roost is a unique natural spectacle that makes Portland a special place, similar to the annual return of the Vaux Swifts in the Chapman School chimney.
The people doing this Crow Roost study are longterm Portland (and suburb) residents who have engaged in this community science project studying the urban crow roost in Portland for the past 3 years. They monitor the crow roost weekly, do population counts and document night roost locations. They are working closely with Audubon of Portland on this project.
Portland Crow Roost: pdxcrowroost.com
We look forward to seeing you there!

Reed Neighborhood Board

Save These Dates!

Dear Neighbors,
Please save the dates for two Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA) events coming up this fall.


Wednesday, November 13th, from 7-8:30 PM, Gary Granger will give a presentation on the Portland Crow Roost Study. The presentation will take place in room 104 in the Performing Arts Building (PAB) on the Reed College Campus.Please see more info on the talk below.


Thursday, December 12th, from 7-9 PM, Reed Neighborhood Holiday Gathering.We will gather at Gigantic Brewery at the corner of SE Steele and 26th. This event is 21+ and is “no host,” so everyone buys their own beverages. RNA will provide light snacks, please feel free to bring holiday finger foods to share.  

Portland Crow Roost Presentation Every Portlander sees families of crows in their neighborhood on a daily basis, but what you may not know is that during the winter the local birds join thousands of others in a dramatic gathering in our downtown area forming a nightly roost. This urban roost is a unique natural spectacle that makes Portland a special place, similar to the annual return of the Vaux Swifts in the Chapman School chimney.


The people doing this Crow Roost study are longterm Portland (and suburb) residents who have engaged in this community science project studying the urban crow roost in Portland for the past 3 years. They monitor the crow roost weekly, do population counts and document night roost locations. They are working closely with Audubon of Portland on this project.

Portland Crow Roost: pdxcrowroost.com

October Reed Meeting

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wed, Oct 9, 2018  | 7:00 – 8:30 PM |  Reed Performing Arts Building, Rm 104

7:00 – Welcome and Introductions

7:05 – Review of Minutes/Agenda

7:10 – Discuss Code Changes / vote on writing a letter

7:35 – Plan December Party / Create committee

7:50 – Approve last meeting’s minutes (board vote)

7:55 – Compile info on SEUL grants/deadlines/etc/National Night out/etc

8:00 – Update on speakers for Nov and Feb meetings

8:05 – Update on Communication Tools, what still needs to be done?

          Discuss description of needed web/social media volunteer

8:10 – Land Use Report

8:20 – Treasurer’s Report

8:25 – Review 2019/2020 Plan/Meeting Schedule

8:25 – Recap of Meeting & Adjourn

Portland Marathon Will Divert Traffic, Sunday, Oct 6

Attention Reed Neighborhood,
This year the Portland Marathon presented by OHSU will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019. New this year, the Portland Marathon route is running through SE, specifically Brooklyn, Sellwood and Eastmoreland neighborhoods. The route will also go through the Reed College campus, but not technically through the Reed neighborhood. Please be aware we will certainly experience traffic impacts from the marathon.
To see an interactive map of the entire route that allows you to zoom in to see the exact streets used for the race, please visit portlandmarathon.com/courses
As a rule of thumb it will not be possible to drive on, or drive across, the streets used for the race until the last runner has passed the location and the traffic control devices have been removed. Vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching the race route.
SPECIAL TRAFFIC CONSIDERATIONS IN REED NEIGHBORHOOD
● It is recommended that Reed residents do not attempt to use SE 28th Ave to travel anywhere south of SE Steele St from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day of the race. If it is absolutely necessary to enter Eastmoreland from Reed via SE 28th Ave, traffic control personnel will be present to assist vehicles to do so, but there will be significant delays.
Once in Eastmoreland, it will not be possible to continue down SE 28th Ave to cross over 99E on Bybee Blvd. Cesar Chavez Blvd should be used as an alternative for any travel south of SE Steele St.
● SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 34th Ave and SE 28h Ave will be entirely closed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
● It will not be possible to drive east/west across SE Milwaukie Ave on SE Holgate Blvd. All vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching SE Holgate Blvd. SE Powell Blvd will remain open and unimpacted throughout the entire event, and should be used as an alternative route for westbound travel.
● SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) will be accessible via SE 17th Ave and there will be no impacts to 99E itself.
● Westbound travel across the Sellwood Bridge will not be possible between 7:00 and 10:45 a.m.
ENTIRE RACE ROUTE
To view an interactive map of the entire race course please visit portlandmarathon.com/courses
That map will allow you to zoom in to see the exact streets that will be used for the race. If you plan to travel into or through any neighborhoods near the race route between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 6, please take a moment to visit portlandmarathon.com/traffic and read the detailed traffic control description for the neighborhood in question.
Thanks so much,
the Reed Neighborhood Association

RNA Board Meeting Wed, Sept 11, 2019

Reed Neighbors,
Many thanks to everyone who came to our picnic! It was super fun to see old neighbors, and to meet new ones. Thank you also, to the Reed Neighborhood Emergency Team for their excellent information table.

Our next board meeting is coming up, and will be in room 104 instead of 131.

BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, September 11, in room 104 in the Reed Performing Arts Building.

AGENDA:

7:00 – Welcome and Introductions

7:05 – Review of Minutes/Agenda/Approve last meeting’s minutes & current meeting’s agenda

7:10 – Discuss Mail Chimp/Canvas Webhosting/FB login/password 

7:30 – Choose speakers for Oct and Feb meetings

7:45 – SEUL Update / Discuss Code Changes 

8:05 – NET Update

8:15 – Treasurer’s Report/Land Use Report

8:20 – Recap of Meeting & Adjourn

Reed Neighborhood Meeting Agenda, Wed June 12, 2019

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday,  June, 12 2019 |  Meet and Greet at 6:30, Meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Building, Rm 131

We aim to hold a warm and encouraging space for community action and input. This is a place for neighbors to come together to address various issues and hopes for our neighborhood. The RNA is not here to act on behalf of neighbors, but rather to create a platform from which all neighbors can effectively work to improve REED neighborhood.

6:30 Meet and Greet

7:00: Welcome and Introductions (5 min)

7:05: Welcome new board members (10 min)

7:15: Communications/planning for August 4 picnic (30 min) 

     Set up picnic committee

7:45: Review, amend and vote on the meeting plan 

     Plan how/where to post

7:25: Reed Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)  (20 min)

7:50: Land Use Report (5 min)

     (If no Land Use Rep, Chair would be the Land Use contact for public notices/direct people to monthly SEUL Land Use meeting)

7:55: Review and Approve last meeting’s Minutes (5 min)

8:00: Treasurer’s Report (5 min)

8:30: Adjourn