Portland Debuts “BIKETOWN For All”

Portland becomes only the third US city to offer a cash option to purchase a bike share membership

Discounted memberships now available for Portlanders living on low incomes

Delivering on its promise to develop an equitable bike share system, Portland’s bike share program, BIKETOWN, announced a new program today called BIKETOWN for All. The program will provide an opportunity for Portlanders living on low incomes to become members of BIKETOWN and pay with cash. It will also provide bike safety education and free helmets to BIKETOWN for All members.

BIKETOWN for All is a partnership between the Community Cycling Center (CCC), the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Motivate, the Better Bike Share Partnership, and participating affordable housing communities, social service agencies and local nonprofits.

Portlanders living on low incomes and who are affiliated with participating housing, social service and community organizations can sign up and receive a discounted membership for $3 per month.

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Plant a tree this winter!

Plant a tree with Friends of Trees this winter! Register at friendsoftrees.org with no obligation to buy. Street trees are only $35 per tree, and planting day is scheduled for January 14, 2017. Once you register, Friends of Trees will work with you on selecting the right site and right tree for you. Register soon to get the best availability of trees. 

The Reed Neighborhood Association will be gathering a group of neighbors to volunteer on January 14 for tree planting. We will meet at Mt Scott Learning Center at 6148 SE Holgate Blvd.

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Do you have an idea for a neighborhood logo?

Now is the time to get those creative juices flowing and for Reed Neighborhood to receive a new, fresh logo. You can showcase your talents and offer up your ideas for what best represents the spirit and energy of our neighborhood. Bring your suggested logo to our next general meeting on October 11 and we will vote on the new logo. So exciting… The lucky winner will not only get the joy of creating something that may live on in the neighborhood, but a prize is in it for you…

October General Meeting Tuesday, October 11

Ok neighbors, this is the big semi-annual meeting where we invite speakers. It’s in Room 130 of the Reed College Performing Arts Building. The parking lot entrance is across the street from the Rhododendron Garden on 28th. Everyone is invited.

We’ve got some really interesting presentations about what’s going on in our neighborhood. Find out about the homeless shelter opening across from Oaks Bottom, what you need to consider when building an ADU on your property, and where did those speed bumps come from on 28th Ave?

Here is a detailed agenda:
6:30 – Introductions
6:35 – Homeless Shelter Presentation
7:20 – ADU Presentation
7:50 – 20’s Bikeway Update
8:10 – Logo Contest Voting
8:20 – Neighbor Q&A, What’s important to you regarding our neighborhood?

Get a $30 cash incentive for recycling old appliances

Refrigerator Recycling

When it’s time to buy a new refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer, you may be tempted to hang on to your old appliance as “backup.” However, those old appliances can add hundreds of dollars to your utility bill every year.

Energy Trust will handle all the heavy lifting with free in-home pickup, recycle your unit responsibly and you’ll get a cash incentive of $30.


Upcoming meetings

RNA would like to announce the next few upcoming meetings!

On September 13th, we will be having our monthly board meeting at 6:30pm, which is held at Reed College’s Performing Arts Building.

On October 11th, we will be having our general meeting and hope to see all of our neighbors there! It will also be held at Reed College’s Performing Arts Building at 6:30pm.

We are looking for contributors to create our new Reed Neighborhood Association logo which will be voted on at this meeting. If this sounds like something you’d like to create, we’d love to have to bring your idea to the general meeting in October for the neighborhood to vote on.

August Board Meeting (Changed date)

We are changing the date of the next board meeting to MONDAY, August 8, 2016.  As usual, the meeting will be held at the Reed College Performing Arts Building at 6:30pm.  The agenda will focus on planning the neighborhood cleanup and October general RNA meeting.

All neighbors welcome!

Neighborhood clean-up October 8th

On October 8th, we will be having the Neighborhood Clean-up at the corner of 28th and Steele. It is a good opportunity to dump your large items, with proceeds benefitting your neighborhood!

Prohibited materials include all hazardous waste materials; all construction, remodeling or demolition materials (see examples below); all kitchen garbage, residential yard debris and trimmings, and waste and recyclables collected curbside. EXAMPLES OF HIGH RISK MATERIALS SUSPECTED OF CONTAINING ASBESTOS: Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic; Walls: plaster, decorative plaster; Siding: cement siding shingles “Transite”; Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture; Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging; Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions; Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing.