November Board Meeting

The November board meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, November 11th at 6:30pm. We will be meeting at the Bird & Bear on SE Holgate and 28th. We will be discussing communication funds and comprehensive plan zoning changes.

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RNA general meeting tonight, October 13, 2015

See you tonight, October 13th for the RNA general meeting! It is at Reed College’s Performing Arts Center room 332 at 6:30pm. There will be food from our local restaurant, the Bird & Bear! We’ll have speakers Michael Molinaro from the Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Ethan Krow from representative Rob Nosse‘s office. Hope you’ll be able to join us!

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Volunteer for dump the junk!

This weekend is the annual neighborhood clean-up with Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association and we could still use more volunteers.  Come help us out and you can dump for free!  Such a deal.  A few hours for the joy of being relieved of the stuff that is holding you back and taking up unnecessary space in your garage/basement/attic/house/car, you name it.  Email me if you can volunteer a shift (or two).  Hope to see you there!

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Fall is here, time to dump your junk

The second annual joint neighborhood clean-up is just around the corner.  Click here for information about what we will accept and what we cannot Clean up 2015 flyer.  The clean-up will be October 10th from 10-2 at Tucker-Maxon, nearest the west parking lot.  If you want to help out with this fun event, let me know, we could use your help.  Volunteering of course has its benefits…just saying.

You know what else is coming: the General Meeting of the Reed Neighborhood Association on October 13th!  Come share ideas and suggestions for how we can make our neighborhood great.  The meeting will be at the Reed College Performing Arts Building at 6:30 in Room 332.

Also, don’t forget to bring your game cards for the scavenger hunt to the General Meeting. (if you haven’t started, you could probably bust it out by October 13th).   Your winning card could win you a prize…oooh, the anticipation.

Want to see a free (and, honestly, who doesn’t like FREE!?!) movie.  You can at Winterhaven School on October 15th at 6:30 the Parent Teacher Student Association will be screening Black Girl in Suburbia and the director, Melissa Lowery will be on hand for a post movie panel discussion.  If you subscribe to 1859 magazine, then you know Melissa was on the cover.  Also, recently, Melissa was on KATU AM Northwest and also in the Portland Monthly!  Whew, she is making the circuit.  Come for the movie and stay for the panel discussion about the Importance and Value of Discussing Race with Children.  The movie is family friendly and runs 55 minutes.  (Check out Melissa’s Facebook page for more information:( )

There is a lot going on and lots of ways to get involved.  Reed neighborhood is your neighborhood, you can help keep make and keep it great.

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Scavenger Hunt still going strong…

You have time to get your sleuth on and look for the clues in our scavenger hunt.  I’ve attached another scavenger hunt board here. Scavengerpdf  so you can start searching high and low.  Did we mention, there are prizes in it for the lucky winner?  If that isn’t incentive enough, what is?  Turn in your completed forms at the joint picnic with Creston-Kenilworth.  Additional details to follow.  Good luck to you!

And, we have a meeting coming up on Tuesday at the Reed Performing Arts Building.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the new building or come to a meeting, why not kill two birds with one stone?  We meet at 6:30 and although this is a Board meeting, the public at large is welcome to attend (you just can’t vote), but we’d love to see your face and hear your concerns.  We are a pretty fun group, but I tend to be rather biased.

If you are looking for something FREE to do this coming weekend with your kiddos, the Multnomah County Library has this Ala Carte art bar, Saturday, August 15 from 1-4

Also, the Reed 5k FUNd run is coming up as well on September 26, Saturday, from 9 – 11:30 am .  Check out their website for more information.  It’s lots of fun and in the past, Reed College Days has followed this event.  A great family friendly event.

RNA Board


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August Board Meeting

The Reed Neighborhood Association board will be meeting at the Reed College Performing Arts Center next Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30pm. Let us know if you have any topics you would like to bring forward!

We will be discussing an upcoming neighborhood picnic as well as earthquake preparedness. What would you like to see your neighborhood doing to prepare? Get involved and let’s make it happen!



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Event at Sellwood Library

Looking for something else to do tomorrow with your kiddo?

Check out Amazing Arthropods, Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. (if you miss out at the first showing, you’ll have another opportunity at 2:30 p.m.) at the Sellwood-Moreland Library

Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives! The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. This workshop explores the biology and importance these animals have on us and our environment while promoting STEM education and encouraging curiosity and respect of the natural world.

Tickets are FREE, available 30-minutes in advance. Presented by the Bug Chicks (

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Tree Removal

The Urban Forestry Commission is convening a public hearing for the purpose of taking testimony about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal. You can read the Interim Rule at The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm with a presentation from the City Forester that gives an overview of the Tree Code and Interim Rule. The meeting will adjourn at 8 pm. Please be prepared to submit your testimony in case we do not have time to hear your testimony.

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM – 8 PM
1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A
Portland, OR 97201

If you cannot make the hearing but would like to submit testimony, please send your written testimony to Mieke Keenan at by September 9, 2015. If you have any questions about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal, please contact Mike Keenan at 503-823-5779 or

View this public notice online at

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Movies in the Park is here!

While you are waiting for the movie to start, come check out our RNA table. We have a nifty scavenger hunt board for you to test your neighborhood knowledge. Just in case we run out of game boards at the movie, or maybe you didn’t pick one up at the movie but you want to get in on the action, you can download a copy here. Scavengerpdf  Reed College has even kicked in a prize…I can’t tell you this early in the game though, it would spoil it (which will be given away at the joint picnic in September).  This scavenger hunt will require you to think about some of the answers, too, these are not all easy-peasy…just saying.  Good luck and we hope  you enjoyed the movie.

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Kickball, you in?

Does the idea of kickball intrigue you?  Have you seen people playing and thought, ‘if only I had a team to play with, a team that was near me.’  Well, now you can have both!  If our neighborhood can pull together enough bodies (kiddos included) we can get in on the action of kickball and play against other SE neighborhood teams.  If you are interested in a little competition (or maybe a lot of competition because you are uber competitive, that’s cool too) let me know.  Team forming now!

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