Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:00 - Portsmouth Board Elections - Peninsula Odd Fellows (4834 N. Lombard St.). "Neighborhood associations - why bother?"

There's only three active PNA board members currently, and of those, only two are thinking of running for the board again and haven't committed to doing so. Which begs the question: Is our neighborhood association worth investing time in? There are a lot of places people can volunteer or advocate these days. And there are a lot of challenges to neighborhood associations. Some see them as collections of NIMBYs who are not inclusive or representative of the community. Sometimes they feel like mere rubber stamps for the land use objectives of developers and policy makers. And it takes a certain amount of work just to keep them going. So, why bother? We'll explore this question, and you are invited to join the conversation - and, if you are convinced it's worth doing, maybe even join the board! email portsmouthchair@gmail.com with any questions.

We will also have a brief update on Columbia Pool.

Agenda.

Past meetings

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 - Portsmouth Community Forum  - Who are my neighbors?

New Columbia Community Education Center, 4625 N Trenton St., Portland, Oregon 97203

Are you curious about your neighbors and what's going on to bring people together in the Portsmouth neighborhood? Join this interactive gathering! Come prepared to have some fun meeting new neighbors and learning about how we all contribute to the cultural and economic diversity in our midst.

Light refreshments served. 

Monday, March 18, 6:30 - PNA Emergency Board Meeting - Proposed closure of Columbia Pool 

Columbia Cottage (4339 N. Lombard. - INSIDE COLUMBIA PARK).

Portland Parks has proposed closure of Columbia Park in 2020. This emergency meeting of the Board is called to respond in accordance with PNA Bylaws (Article 5, section 8). This meeting is open to the public but only board members may vote at PNA Board meetings.

Detailed agenda