Find out how you can participate in your community through volunteer opportunities in the NWDA.

Annual Meeting and May Board Meeting – May 19th

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Be a part of shaping your neighborhood organization!

The NWDA Annual Meeting will be held on May 19th at 6 pm at the Legacy Good Samaritan Auditorium in Building #2, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue (across NW22nd from the hospital’s main entrance). The Annual Meeting will be followed at 7:30 pm by a brief Board meeting.

The Annual meeting will include the election of NWDA Board Directors plus the Board President. There will also be short informative presentations from the Board President and committee chairpersons. All are welcome to attend. Attached are the following items:

Seven candidates declared for the eight open Board positions. These persons are: Carla Charlton, Don Genasci, Rebecca Hamilton, Brad Houle, Juliet Hyams, Phil Selinger and Kathy Sharp. There is one candidate for President: Gustavo Cruz. Balloting will close at 7:15 pm.

To vote you must be a member of the NWDA as a resident, Property owner, or a representative of a business or non-profit organization. The deadline for membership application is Noon, Wednesday, May 14th. Membership forms are available and can be submitted on-line at or at Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210.

Absentee ballots are available at Neighbors West-Northwest between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays from Monday, May 12th to Friday, May 16th and Monday, May 19th. Absentee voting is permitted, but proxies are not allowed. To vote absentee, you must register as a member at least three business days prior to the Annual Meeting, no later than noon, Wednesday, May 14th. For more information contract Mark Sieber at 503-823-4212.


Thursday Night! Meet Your Neighbors!

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Date:   Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time:   6:00 – 8:00 PM

Place:  Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 1945 NW Quimby Street,

Come meet your neighbors, Northwest District Association Board Members, and committee members at the NWDA Meet & Greet event. Northwest neighbors and businesses are invited to an evening to share concerns and learn about the latest community updates! A brief presentation is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Light fare hosted and enjoy a drink on us.

Get Involved – Help Clean Up the Neighborhood

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Northwest District Association 2nd Saturday of every month Neighborhood Cleanup – Litter clean up and graffiti removal, 9am-10:30am, Rain or Shine!
Volunteers receive pastries and coffee!
Meet by the front door: Food Front Coop, 2375 NW Thurman St
Contact Phil Sellinger,

Northwest District Association 3rd Saturday of every month Neighborhood Cleanup – Litter clean up and graffiti removal, 9am-10:30am, Rain or Shine!
Meet by the front door: Elephants Deli, 115 NW 22nd Ave.
Contact Fran Goldstein,

Thanks to Food Front, Elephants Deli, Trader Joes and Legacy Good Sam Hospital for local sponsorship.
Thanks to SOLV for supplies.
Thanks to Neighbors West Northwest and the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement for financial support.

NW Neighborhood Tree Group Forming Now!

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The results of the 2012 NW Portland Street Tree Inventory detailed the benefits of the neighborhood’s extensive tree canopy ( However, the study also exposed specific weaknesses that will ultimately affect the health of the community. What can be done to overcome these deficiencies? How does a neighborhood insure a healthy street tree canopy for future generations?

A NW Neighborhood Tree Group is forming now to develop short term and long term strategies and to turn those strategies into actions.

The group’s first meeting will be Thursday, November 29, 10-11:30am at Friendly House. If you are interested in trees and would like to help with this effort, please join us. Everyone is welcome. To learn more and get involved, please contact Mary Ann Pastene,

Central City 2035: West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee Being Formed

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The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is accepting applications through Thursday, November 15, 2012, for positions on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Central City 2035 West Quadrant Plan (WQP). The West Quadrant includes a small portion of the North West District.

If you live within the gold area in the map above, you may be eligible to participate in the Stakeholder Advisory Committee. To learn more visit:

2012 Tree Inventory Summit

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2012 Tree Inventory Summit

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central St.

Tree inventory volunteers spent the summer sporting yellow safety vests, working a diameter tape, and seeking the answer to the never ending “opposite or alternate?” leaf arrangement question. Undeterred by heat, rain, curious bystanders, and shrubs posing as trees, volunteers collected thousands of tree data points in Hosford-Abernethy, NW District, and Sunnyside neighborhoods. Now it’s time for the fun part – unveiling the results! Answers to all of your questions about stocking level, species diversity, and health of your neighborhood’s trees will be revealed at the Tree Inventory Summit.

Join us to explore results of the inventories and compare findings among neighborhoods. We will also share the largest trees and most unusual finds. And most importantly, we will begin creating neighborhood tree plans with your guidance and vision.

Tree teams, neighborhood association members, tree stewards, Friends of Trees coordinators, and neighbors are encouraged to attend, along with anyone interested in crafting a plan and taking action to improve the urban forest.


8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration

9 am – noon: Inventory findings, analysis, and recommendations from Urban Forestry staff

Noon – 1 pm: break for lunch

1 – 4 pm: Tree Plan work session: setting goals and priorities, working with partners, and gearing for action

Cost: Free! Please register prior to November 3.

Registration: Click here to register.

Inventory Reports: Inventory reports will be distributed via email prior to the summit. Urban Forestry is working hard to complete data entry and analysis, and as soon as results are ready they will be distributed.

Inventory Reports:  Inventory reports will be distributed via email prior to the summit. Urban Forestry is working hard to complete data entry and analysis, and as soon as results are ready they will be distributed.

If you have questions about the Summit, please contact, Angie DiSalvo, Botanic Specialist II, Urban Forestry, Portland Parks & Recreation | City Nature, 503-823-4484,

If you are interested in working on the NWDA tree plan, but are unable to attend the Summit, please contact Mary Ann Pastene at



Volunteers Needed – Collaborative Graffiti Cleanup

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Please Lend a Hand at Our –  7th Annual Neighborhood-Business Area Collaborative Graffiti Cleanup

The City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program along with the Northwest District Association and the Goose Hollow Foothills League will sponsor a graffiti removal day. We’d love your help!

This cleanup will be Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will meet at the top level of the Fred Meyer parking garage located at 100 NW 20th Place. This cleanup will be a combined effort with City-contracted graffiti removal crews and neighborhood volunteers.

The contractor-crews will focus on painting and power-washing private properties. Volunteers will remove graffiti from in the public right-of-way. Supplies will be provided by the Graffiti Abatement Program. No experience or RSVP required. For more information visit

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete these forms and bring them to the cleanup:

If you are a property owner and would like to have graffiti removed from your property during this cleanup, please contact

Graffiti Cleanup Thurs. June 28, 2012

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Join the NWDA, the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program, Bridgetown Ministries and the Central City Concern Volunteer Corp as we remove graffiti throughout the neighborhood on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10am-2:30pm.

We will meet at the top level of the Fred Meyer parking garage, 100 NW 20th Place. No experience necessary. Instructions, supplies and snacks provided.

Do You Care About Neighborhood Trees?

Then Volunteer to Protect Them by Helping Out with the NWDA 2012 Street Tree Inventory

Volunteer DATA COLLECTORS and volunteer TEAM LEADERS are needed on the following Saturdays, 8:30am–noon. Please sign up by visiting the web address:
7/28/2012 (at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave)
8/25/2012 (at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave)
9/8/2012 (at Legacy Good Sam, Bldg.2, 1040 NW 22nd)
9/22/2012 (at Trinity Episcopal, 147 Northwest 19th Ave)

A DATA COLLECTOR will be paired with a TEAM LEADER to identify, measure and map trees, in a designated set of neighborhood blocks. No experience is needed to be a DATA COLLECTOR.

Three hours of tree identification training are required for TEAM LEADERS. Training is offered on Saturday, June 23, at SE Uplift at 3534 SE Main St. Sign up for one session, either 8:30am–noon or 1–4:30pm. Register online at
For more information, email Mary Ann Pastene,

What is a street tree inventory and why is it important?
Volunteers are guided by Urban Forestry staff, who provide training, tools, and event organization. Together, information is collected on tree species, size, health, site conditions, and available planting spaces. Data is analyzed by Urban Forestry staff, and findings are presented to neighborhood stakeholders. Achievable strategies are set by the collective body to improve existing trees, identify opportunities for an expanding tree canopy, and connect the neighborhood with city and nonprofit resources. The result is a Neighborhood Stewardship Plan. The plan identifies the current status and health of neighborhood street trees and provides recommendations for neighborhood action. This final product serves as a catalyst for neighborhood implementation.

Become a Tree Inventory Team Leader

Volunteer now to become a tree inventory team leader at our four work days!

Become a Tree Inventory Team Leader and help neighbors identify, measure, and map their street
trees. This is a great opportunity to improve your tree identification skills and learn more about
assessing tree health and site conditions. In 2012, Team Leaders will help volunteers inventory
15,000 street trees in three neighborhoods.

Team Leaders must attend a training session and commit to participate in three inventory work days.

Training is offered on Saturday, June 23, at SE Uplift at 3534 SE Main St. Sign up for one session, either 8:30 AM-noon or 1:00-4:30 PM. Register online at

Inventory work days will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon from June through September.
Register as either a Team Leader or as a general volunteer – we need help from everyone!

The NWDA work days are





Flyer:  Team_Leader_Training.pdf


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