Application – Bjornson Vineyard

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Change of location liquor license application for a change of primary location Winery License in the NORTHWEST DISTRICT neighborhood area. BJORNSON VINEYARD, located at 2621 NW 30TH AVE, has applied for a winery sales license which allows the sale and distribution of wine off premises.

The listed hours of operation are: Not a retail business

The application contact is: Pattie Bjornson – (503) 391-9096 or (503) 877-8189

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY APPLICANT: Wine for Bjornson Vineyard will only be produced and bottled at this location. No tastings or sales will occur there. Please call if you have any questions.

If you are aware of any existing problems or concerns at this location, please let Theresa Marchetti at or 503-823-3092, or me know by MARCH 2, 2010. If you have concerns regarding this license, please list the concerns in writing and remember they must be related to crime, alcohol, alcohol related behavior or drugs. Traffic, Parking and Trash are not considered during the licensing process at OLCC. Please let Theresa Marchetti (contact information above) or me know if you have any questions.

Meeting Agenda – Feb 2, 2011

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NWDA Transportation Committee
February Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Good Samaritan Hosp, Bldg #2, 2nd Floor Conf Room, 1040 NW 22nd Ave


* Introductions

* Community Comments

* Updates and current topics

* Cornell Road Task Force

* Slabtown

* Green Streets

* Pearl Access and Circulation Study

* Parking!

* PGE park parking update

* Projects

* Slabtown Plan transportation topics

* Group identification of near-term projects

* Adjourn

Bring Solar Energy to Your Home with Solarize Northwest

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Neighbors West-Northwest and North Portland Neighborhood Services are teaming up to bring the Solarize program to our areas. Learn how this community-driven, volume purchasing program saves money on residential solar installation, giving more people access to sustainable, cost-efficient energy.

Learn more by visiting, or downloading this brochure SolarizeNW.

ESCO/GNA Workshop – 1/27

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Northwest Neighborhood
ESCO – Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) Workshop
Thursday, Jan 27th
7pm – 9pm
Chapman School Auditorium

Residents and members of the NW neighborhood community are invited to attend a workshop to learn more about Good Neighbor Agreements (GNA), and provide feedback and observations to help inform priorities in our process with ESCO.

Attorney Aubrey Baldwin, who is representing Neighbors for Clean Air, Mark Riskedahl, Executive Director of Northwest Environmental Defense Center, and the neighborhood representatives will be available to answer questions and explain the process.

The NWDA Board of Directors authorized the NWDA to become party to a potential GNA with ESCO. The Board directed Juliet Hyams and Ron Walters, interim co-chairs of the NWDA Health & Environment Committee, to represent NWDA in GNA discussions with ESCO, which operates a cast metal foundry located on NW 25th Ave. Founded in Portland in 1913, ESCO is a manufacturer of engineered metal wear parts with production facilities around the world.

To provide input regarding issues or suggestions for the Good Neighbor Agreement, please post a comment by clicking on the “Leave a Comment” link in the upper right of this post.

PGE Parking Mtg. – 1/20

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NWDA PGE Parking Meeting
Planning, Transportation and Parking Committees – Jan. 20, 2011

Summary: This meeting sought general comments for the proposed parking plan for the area close to PGE Park. The key feedback from the neighborhood is that the permit area needs to be expanded especially northward and eastward, more details are needed concerning the level of enforcement, a one hour limit should be enforced, will there be a notification, and the city needs to know how many permits to issue per household. – John Bradley

Meeting Notes:

Attendance (not necessarily complete):

Committee Members – John Bradley, Ron Walters, Gustavo Cruz, Bill Welch, Greg Theisen, Steve Pinger, Juliet Hyams

Neighbors— Eddie Laberge; NWDA: Jim Kennett, Mary Ann Pastene (NWDA Board Member), Jim Pastene, Pete Colt, Nicole Comer, Fran Goldstein, Brian S. Terrett, Tony Cadena (NWDA Board member), Dan Anderson (NW Parking Advisory Committee member), Joy Anderson, Lee Stapleton; Goose Hollow: Tom Turner, Jerry Powell, Bob Arkes

Press—Allan Classen, NW Examiner; Mollie Hottle, Oregonian; Tiffany Stubbert, Willamette Week; Tim Gordon, KOIN-TV; several other TV crews

Guests—David Logsdon, Spectator Facilities Manager, City of Portland; Ramon Corona, Ellis McCoy, Bill Hoffman, Portland Bureau of Transportation; Ken Puckett, PGE Park

8:00 a.m.
Ron Walters–Joint meeting of NWDA Planning, Transportation and Ad Hoc Parking Committees. To look at ideas for managing parking this coming Timbers season while the city is working on a long term solution.

One of the goals is based on input from the website and at this meeting if we can get something near a consensus so NWDA can speak with a unified voice when dealing with the city.

John Bradley–about a decade ago PGE Park was remodeled with a transportation plan and good neighbor agreement. With the new remodel and different type of events there are some potential problems. Ken Puckett, Sr. VP OPs PGE Park. Our CTMP we worked on with neighborhoods is working quite well. 10th & Yamhill parking spots, negotiations for passes from Tri-Met for season ticket holders. The parking comes with a one-stop trimet pass. Also working with Gary at Stadium Parking for club seat holders, one place per four tickets.

We went from many baseball games and 16 soccer matches to an 18 mostly weekend game season. Ramon Corona. Ellis McCoy Parking Manager. Installed Zone L for PGE Park in the earlier arrangement, working on replacement, ready to do what we can. David Logsdon oversees stadium regulation.

Theisen–Zone L is gone?

Corona–temporarily, it’s coming back up with some boundary changes.

Puckett–bike parking, if people walk donate money to community programs.

The first year a ticket was a Tri-Met Pass, went a way pretty quickly.

Logsdon–it was expensive, the partners at the stadium went into default and the city wasn’t receiving the funds.

The average transit ridership for PGE was around 40 to 45%, is now around 35%. About 6000 patrons who have opted for taking mass transit. Expect about 40% with new setup.

Pete Colt–thanks Ken Puckett and PGE Park for being proactive, for the Good Neighbor Agreement. Thanks parking enforcement for the work where zone K and L meet.

Walters– Presumably the philosophy is to encourage fans to take Mass Transportation? Discourage driving? If you drive your car, we’ll help find a place but don’t expect to drive and park for free, on the street, near the stadium. We’re trying to discourage people from parking on the street.

Puckett–we offer parking discount to season ticket holders, but also one-time rate breaks for other attendees.

Walters–the Park and the Timbers are doing what’s logical to help reduce congestion near the park? Key issues are the duration in the parking permit area, what will boundaries be, and how will it be enforced.

McCoy–I’ll let Ramon describe more, but we do have some concerns about the northern boundary, and there’s short time to work on some issues.

Corona–before we had a 1,2, and 3 hour set of boundaries. I went to the end of the old 2-hour, at Irving, and up to Zone K and Burnside. This is an idea for your comment.

? Zone K–some sections are very close to PGE Park. What was the problem or the issue, as someone who lives in Zone K I’d like to see at least the eastern section in the parking enforcement area, would like to see it extended to 405.
Corona–there is a committee of residents in zone K who had previously decided that there wasn’t a problem with enforcement, clearer signage was needed. I’d recommend going back to the committee and asking to extend K to the freeway.

Joy Anderson–lives on Flanders, the program is working reasonably well, would like to see more documentation of residents in the issuing of permits.

Stapleton–Some larger crowds at events affect parking over a wider area outside the target area. Could create some traffic movement controls to push people into the areas you want. Could put barricades on Burnside on northbound neighborhood streets, adding some turn lanes at target areas. For example, instead of the jog at 19th, a left turn. The biggest problem is people running around the block several times and then going further north or to NW 23rd. Dan Anderson–boundaries of the L-Zone saturation contour extends much further north than the proposed boundary. Previous studies done with PFE a decade ago suggest the northern boundary belongs north of Lovejoy and should be extended east and west of proposed boundaries. Parking three blocks from the stadium for free is a hell of a deal compared to parking ten blocks away for cheap.

Corona–Agreed. Zone L was meant to be temporary, to extend it north of Lovejoy would require resources to hire, put signs in place, probably six months to ramp up. Could perhaps another block or two north, but as a temporary solution it will be too expensive to go further. These are cost for service programs if permanent, the
The previous program was paid for by the baseball team.
Puckett–the park hasn’t paid for the programs, only some to PBOT for enforcement.

Tony Cadena–At 18th and Davis Enforcement is lax to non-existent; as a financial person I can’t imagine ticket prices couldn’t pay for this.

McCoy–we do assume that parking is self-financing, but because of confusing signage at Zone L the tickets were thrown out. It’s a challenge to craft that language.

Bradley–what will the enforcement be? Saturation?

Theisen–and what is the program to assess conditions as they were, are, and will be? What is the impact area?

McCoy–re data collection: we have done a lot of occupancy data collection in the area, and state of Oregon will also be doing data collection to supplement this, running over a period of time. I’m not the enforcement manager, but I do know they plan heavy enforcement the first few games, then back off. They can respond effectively based on demand, and have done so with Goose Hollow when their transportation committee requests it.
Theisen–ten years ago there were measurements, I’m not understanding the current program.

McCoy–the Oregon data collection is in support of the NW Parking Plan, part of that is looking at the impacts of PGE Park. Zone L: we’ll have an average of two games a month, on weekends, two hours long. Program will go all week, providing a level of protection beyond just the frequency of the games. We’ll do our best to assess and are willing to make adjustments to the new Zone L.
Colt–16th & 20th place Burnside to Glisan–it’s what happens after they park: syringes, litter, broken plants. In LA there as signs saying “you are entering a restricted parking zone” requires permits, parking is enforced and towing is done. (All night.)
Extend Zone L to the edges of the neighborhood, motivate people to take the streetcar.

Stapleton–there are a lot of businesses that can benefit from the nice crowds, by making it too restrictive to the event people don’t stay in the neighborhood. Have lots north of Lovejoy with shuttles, encouraging people to stay in the neighborhood and increase business to the restaurants and merchants.

The unoccupied small lots could be facilitated with temporary permits, lower rates.
Puckett–Stadium Parking captures quite a few lots.
Stapleton–there are doctors offices, others, who aren’t currently legally allowed to share the parking.

Walters–in Goose Hollow the prevailing time is one hour–ninety minutes. For a game a two hour spot seems like it’s worth the risk; making the time the same on both sides of Burnside would be better. Corona–we were considering a one-hour limit.

Jerry Powell–Planning Committee at Goose Hollow thinks this is a good idea, before the board currently.

Fran Goldstein–could you do a shuttle on 18th-19th? Fareless zone?

Logsdon–fareless zones are not of interest to Tri-Met unless they are well compensated.

RE a shuttle: in the Rose Quarter there was initially a shuttle but it lapsed due to lack of patronage; it turned out to be time consuming and expensive for the patrons.

Colt–could add a PGE Park announcement on the Streetcar so people debark and walk down our mainstreet.

Bradley–Straw Poll—is the group generally in favor of:

Need to change boundaries? Yes.

Increase Northernmost Boundary and Easternmost Boundary? Yes

Enforcement– would like to see the details of the mitigation efforts: how many people, how are the efforts organized, residency tests? Yes.
One-hour parking? (Soccer games 90 minutes plus 20 halftime) Yes (some businesses might object.) Colt—there are no restaurants in the area adjacent to Burnside near stadium.

Hyams–notification of households, apartments is needed.
Corona–every year we put up the signs in April and remove in October. It’s a lot of mail.
Bradley–residents paying for parking is part of a long term solution, this is supposed to be temporary.

? Has parking at ConWay been considered? It’s within walking distance, it’s not fair to assume people will commit to parking that’s provided, and will still park in the neighborhood. The parking sign worries me, I understand them but I’ve lived in the Zone K area for ten years: don’t want judges to throw out the signs.
Corona–after first year we changed the signs and it’s working better.

McCoy–NWDA can get back to me with these comments, we’ll look at funding, a potential schedule, and make a proposal. I have concerns about funding, but will try. We have time to put in a new program but will need the information as soon as possible.

Corona–you should also look at whether you want to limit residential permits to Zone L. These are currently not restricted.

Stapleton—suggests increase prices for second, subsequent permits.

Corona–it’s currently free.
McCoy–with our normal residential we have a similar mechanism.

Corona–we charge $45 per year for other permits, the free ones are pure cost for enforcement.

Adjourn 9:04

Board Mtg. Agenda – 1/24/11

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The next NWDA Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm at Legacy Good Samaritan, North and South Conference Room, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue. Meetings are public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The meeting agenda can be downloaded using the link below.

NWDA BoD Agenda – 2011 01 24

Application – Name TBD

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I have received a liquor license application for a Restaurant in the NORTHWEST DISTRICT neighborhood area and would like to know if you are aware of any concerns. UNDECIDED TRADENAME, located at 1632 NW THURMAN, has applied under new ownership for a Full On premises and Off Premises sales license (which allows the sale of distilled spirits, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises and beer/wine/cider to go in sealed containers). The contact for this application is MARTIN SCHWARTZ – (213) 700-0367.

Following is the information captured on the business information form:

Seating capacity – 44; No outside seating

Entertainment – Recorded background music

Menu – Deli/Full Service/Lunch/Dinner

Hours – 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Saturday – CLOSED Sunday

If you are aware of any existing problems or concerns at this location, please notify Theresa Marchetti ( or at (503) 823-3092, by FEBRUARY 11, 2011. If you have concerns regarding this license, please list the concerns in writing and remember they must be related to crime, alcohol, alcohol related behavior or drugs. Traffic, Parking and Trash are not considered during the licensing process at OLCC. Please let Theresa Marchetti (contact info above) or me know if you have any questions.

Board Minutes – Nov 2010

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Minutes from the November 2010 NWDA Board meeting can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
NWDA BoD Minutes – 2010 11 15

December minutes will be posted after they are approved at the next Board meeting on January 24.

Reporting Problem Establishments

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To report problems with an establishment the serves alcohol, we recommend following the guidelines available below:

Reporting Problem Establishments.pdf

Application – Esan Thai NW

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2764 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210

January 4, 2011

The OLCC received an application for a Full On-Premises Commercial license at the above address. The license allows a licensee to sell wine containing not more than 21 % alcohol by volume, malt beverages containing not more than 14% alcohol by volume, cider containing not more than 10% alcohol by volume and distilled spirits by the drink to patrons on the premises. The license allows any form of legal entertainment. The legal hours to sell alcohol in the state of Oregon are 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily.

The business is currently licensed with a Limited On-Premises Sales license (beer, wine and cider) and the new license will replace this license. The applicant’s proposed hours of operation are 11 :00 am until 9:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and 11 :00 am until 9:30 pm Friday and Saturday and closed on Sunday. The menu remains the same. The applicant is not proposing any form of entertainment.

If you or your organization wishes to provide the Commission with factual information concerning whether there is a basis to grant or deny this license under the OLCC’s licensing standards, please write me at the following address:

Karen Keith
License Investigator
P.O. Box 22297
Milwaukie, OR 97269-2297

If you have any questions, please call me at (503) 872-5216. Please respond to this letter within 14 days of this letter’s date so that we can process this application in a timely manner.

We will share your information with the applicant. make it a part of the public record and consider it when making a final decision.

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