Visit our table at MacTarnahan’s Scottish Festival

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MacTarnahan’s Scottish Festival – Welcoming the Noble Scot Scottish Ale

Join MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co. for a Scottish Festival to celebrate our New Fall Seasonal!

Featuring a Beer Garden, Live Music by NEW SHILLING & SONS OF MALARKEY, Scottish Food, Highland Game Events, Gaelic Henna Tattoos, Scottish Dance and Bagpipe Performances, Activities for the Wee Lads and Lasses, Kilt Costume Contest, Local Vendors, Photo Booth & More!

The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. MacTarnahan’s is located at 2730 Northwest 31st Avenue  Portland, OR 97210

Proceeds benefit Friendly House in Northwest Portland.

Join the Facebook Event for a Chance to Win $130 Gift Card! Good for a keg of Noble Scot. Winner will be announced during the festival at 3 p.m. Must be present to win.

Stop by and visit the NWDA table!

Final Con-way Masterplan

The final, approved Con-way Masterplan is a 131 page document.

Pages 1-43 (18MB): 12 0827 Con-way Master Plan_FINAL-part1.pdf

Pages 44-85 (9MB): 12 0827 Con-way Master Plan_FINAL-part2.pdf

Pages 86-100 (30MB): Conway Master Plan FINAL-part3.pdf

Pages 101-110 (18MB): 12 0827 Con-way Master Plan_FINAL-part4.pdf

Pages 111-131 (2MB): Conway Master Plan FINAL-part5.pdf

Tree Inventory News!!

Thanks to everyone who has helped at our Tree Inventory Work Days. We have been extremely productive. So much so, that we will be cancelling the Sept. 22 work day (our last one) because there will be not much left to count. The Sept. 8 day is still a go. I hope to see you there. We will be meeting at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Bldg. 2, North and South Conference Room, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue, 8:30am-noon.

And, all our hard work will lead to this…

November 10th: Tree Inventory Summit! Hold the date– we’ll be getting together for a summit to look at all the data that was collected over the season, put together neighborhood management plans, and discuss further resources and community involvement. Hope to see you there as well.

Public Event Notification – Friends of Chapman Swift Family Fun Run 9/29/12

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Event for Wallace Park:
107523 swift family fun run 12 prompts.pdf

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

Con-way Masterplan Approved – 8/27/12

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Today, the Hearings Officer approved the Con-way Masterplan. NWDA testified in support of the plan, with several conditions. No one testified in opposition to the plan. Con-way submitted proposed revisions to the masterplan to accommodate NWDA conditions and requests. The Hearings Officer closed the record. Con-way will incorporate the approved revisions into the final version of the Masterplan.

NWDA’s testimony and Con-way’s proposed revisions are available for download here:



Bike-In Movie is on Sept. 8 at Wallace Park!

Calling all tricycles, fixies, Burly Wagons, cargo bikes, road bikes, metrofiets, road bikes, and unicycles!  The Northwest District Association (NWDA) wants Portlanders of all ages to get behind their handlebars and ride to their Second Annual Bike-In Movie at Wallace Park on September 8th, 2012.

With its quiet, tree-lined streets and nearly hill-less bike boulevards, Northwest Portland is the perfect neighborhood for family cycling.  The summer nights couldn’t be more inviting for a pleasant ride through the Victorian houses of the historic Alphabet District.  Still, the streets surrounding Couch and Wallace Parks are clogged with cars searching for parking during summer concerts, movies, and the popular Swift Watch, creating nuisances and safety hazards for neighbors and visitors alike.

The NWDA took action to address these community concerns, with support of a small neighborhood grant from Neighbors West-Northwest and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, they are hosting an event that will encourage – and reward – people who choose to ride instead of drive.  Like any other Movie-in-the-Park night around the city, Portland Parks & Rec will be putting up the big screen on the grassy lawns of Wallace Park.  All are welcome and the event is family-friendly and free to all.  “Seating” is first-come, first serve – although, lounging and lying about on blankets and lawn chairs is a more apt description of the scene.  Attendees can enjoy free popcorn or are welcome to bring their own (non-alcoholic) beverages and snacks.   A band and a climbing wall will also entertain folks from 6:30 p.m. until dark (7:30 p.m.) when the movie begins.

But this night is all about the bike.  The Safety and Livability Committee worked with Parks and Rec to secure the movie rights to the bike-themed cult classic “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”  Grassroots experts non-profit Shift to Bikes are supplying plenty of bike parking racks near the movie area.  The BTA will be on hand to pass out maps and resources for new cyclists, and the friendly mechanics from REI will provide free tune-ups for troublesome tires and squeaky brakes.  The NWDA booth will have discounted children’s helmets on sale for $5 (cash or credit card) No worries if you forget to pack a picnic: Taco Pedaler, Portland’s locavore bike-powered foodcart favorites, will pedal their cart to the park offering their legendary fresh tacos and dillas for sale.

But best of all, just showing up with your bike gives you a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Every person arriving by cycle will receive a complimentary raffle ticket when they park their bike at the bike parking station.  Dozens of winners will get their pick of bike lights, accessories, bells, safety gear, and a selection of fantastic crafts from local artisans.

So get in the spirit and pedal on down to the neighborhood’s first Bike-In Movie!  Maybe you’ll win a prize!  Maybe you’ll spend $2.50 and get a great taco.  But you’ll definitely have a great time.

 What: Bike-In Movie

What’s Playing: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8th

When: Band and climbing wall, 6:30 p.m.; Movie at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wallace Park at NW 25th Ave & NW Pettygrove

*Please note that close-toed shoes are required for anyone wishing to use the climbing wall.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Pastene at

1 more chance to help care for our Street Trees

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Three more chances to help out at the 2012 Street Tree Inventory. This inventory will be used to develop a tree stewardship plan for northwest Portland. Volunteers are needed on the following work days (no skills required). Please sign up by visiting the web address

Saturday, September 8, 8:30am-noon, meet at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Bldg. 2, North and South Conference Room, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue


For more information, contact Mary Ann Pastene at

Board Meeting Minutes 7-16-12

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NWDA response to Streetcar report

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NWDA letter dated January 27, 2009 in response to the NW Streetcar Discussion Working Group Report:
Ronchelli 2009 02 05 – SSP NW DWG Report.pdf

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