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Portland October 3, 2014, 3:08 PM Vacant? Used often as a drinking spot. No trespassing signs posted, but does not deter folks. Very common to see here now, and over the years.
Portland September 24, 2014, 8:54 AM NWDA first let me be clear - the nwda transportation committee should have been tasked with parking. not tavo cruz and the ad hoc parking committee. that said, zone k parking is on the east side of nw 18th and zone m parking is on the west side side of nw 18th - dividing a street for parking makes no sense. and vocal residents from zone k prevented the logical extension of zone k from nw 16th to nw trinity place - i spoke with some of those residents on nw 17th and on hoyt and irving and they said they didn't want people parking in front of their single family homes - but what has that to do with extending zone k to nw trinity place? and those same vocal residents stopped zone k from being included in the new nwda approved parking program because they wanted to continue to park for free. that's right - zone k residents are exempt from the new nwda approved parking plan - zone k residents do not have to pay to park. --------------------- why were residents in zone m treated differently? ------------------- how it is when someone in zone m pays property tax - and maintains the public sidewalks and street trees for that property - and then has to pay an additional $60 a year for a parking sticker on top of property taxes that does not even guarantee a parking space - and used to be free - you at nwda claim to have done your due diligence? and please tell me how is it, that when a person from vancouver can pay a meter to park for 4 hours on nw 18th, or 20th, or davis, or couch, or everett, until 7pm - and a resident with a $60 parking sticker - needs that space at 6pm - nwda has done its due diligence? what about our friends and guests? read the zone m parking faq's - one $60 guest permit per address? seriously? just one. and if a neighbor has 2 cars - then each car needs a a $60 permit. this was free too - until nwda got involved. and on top of that residents have to buy a $10 book of single-day permits. so we've gone from not having to pay to park in our neighborhood and from our guests being able to park for free - to having to pay for each car, plus each visitor, plus each single-day guest. yep, you at nwda have really done your due diligence - for providence park - and zone k. look, i know what a healthy neighborhood association is. when i lived in dupont circle in dc in 2012/2013 the neighborhood association fought for - and won - the right to reserve one side of each street for residents only. and anyone who drives in l.a. knows that in parts, west hollywood for example, no one but residents can park on the street from 6pm till 7am. nwda blaming the city for our neighborhood being promised *90 minute parking* (no meters) and then getting *4 hour parking* (metered) appears disingenuous - especially given the fact that you, ron, as nwda's representative, are saying that the city wanted to appease businesses - - and everyone knows full well, ron, that our zone m neighborhood - from w burnside to everett and from nw 18th to nw trinity place isn't a business center - it's high-density residential. ------- furthermore, the northwest *district* association should be broken up into four *neighborhood* associations - because the parking fiasco is just another in a strings of fiascoes. it should be broken up because the size and complexity of this district make it unmanageble by just one *district* association. and nwda sure seems to really push - and push - and push - and push - and push for the *neighborhood* around chapman school - and for the *slabtown neighborhood*. for us in the *nob hill east neighborhood* down here near providence park, nwda seems to care not so much. -------- another reason to establish four vibrant *neighborhood associations* rather than just one tired *district association* is that the northwest district association is stale. on nwda's website, on 'the board' page, under 'annual meeting' it states that just 7 people ran for 8 openings. this seems to happen more often than a healthy organization should allow - especially in a district housing thousands of people. ------ on another note, it's 2014, not 2013. where are the months and months of missing 2014 board meeting minutes? and where are 2013 and 2014 planning committee minutes? and 2013 and 2014 parking committee minutes? and 2013 and 2014 safety and livability committee minutes? surely you must have copies of all these missing minutes logged somewhere? where? ------- and why are the comment sections on the nwda website turned off? isn't nwda supposedly open to public comments? do you not see how turning off public comments on the nwda website reinforces that nwda is insular? that nwda is not open to criticism? ------ and are there or are there not board term limits in nwda? there used to be term limits in which one person could not serve more than three full consecutive terms - but without being able to read minutes one would not know if that has been changed. and if term limits: 'article 5 section lll' still stands - then there appears to be a decade old game of loophole inspired musical chairs going on - same board faces year after year. i remember the nw examiner doing an editorial on the same old faces - and no fresh faces - at meetings way back in the bush era. some things never change. pete colt
Portland September 19, 2014, 1:00 PM NWDA NWDA - Still Insular and Tone Deaf after all these years. With the same few people keeping control and not making outreach to residents. An example - residents in the neighborhood around Providence Park asked for 90 minute parking on game days. Thanks to NW Thurman Centric Tavo Cruz and NWDA (the gift that keeps on taking) people who pay property taxes in the neighborhood around Providence Park are not as important as drivers from Vancouver and Beaverton. Solution: Divide the NW District into four NW Neighborhoods - rather than have Wallace Park Centric NWDA control the area around Couch Park and Providence Park. It's a shame - and a black mark that nothing changes in NWDA.
Portland July 21, 2014, 3:34 AM Fred Meyer FM loads late night, and I live right across from the store. This happens a few times a week, and I can't see how it is legal/not violating rules. It is totally extreme and destroying my sleep and quality of life.
Portland June 24, 2014, 10:48 AM There's a stop sign at the corner of 29th Ave and Upshur, but no official striping on the street. People are more likely NOT to stop than to stop. This is in the middle of the Thurman Bridge detour, and it's dangerous. Drivers are going too fast, and the intersection has lots of pedestrians and cyclists.
Portland April 16, 2014, 9:07 AM Empress Condos/Cathedral School (adjacent) 2 cars vandalized. Rear windows smash and grab appears. Have photos if interested. Thanks again, Karl. 503-422-6448
Portland November 26, 2013, 4:47 PM Homeless people have left a lot of litter and graffiti (even started a fire to keep warm). Looks like they abandoned the area, but left masses of trash in both the field and under the bridge.
Portland June 8, 2012, 3:00 PM Cathedral School Cathedral School owns an entire city-block of parking right on its campus. But drivers to the school still prefer to block public streets, and endanger pedestrians and cyclists rather than park and walk 75-100 feet. Cathedral School, under Principal Amy Biggs made an agreement with NWDA that the school would no longer block NW 18th. The school has consistently ignored this agreement with NWDA. I have videos to prove that the school has dishonored NWDA and its agreement. NWDA has bent over backwards to accommodate the school in spite of the fact that what the school drivers do is illegal and puts them above the Rule of Law. Cathedral School has proven time and again that it will say and do anything in order to maintain its entitled behavior. In fact, Amy Biggs, the principal, has told police the lines lasts just 2-3 minutes - and let's call that what it is - a lie. Now it's up to the NWDA president and board to stand up for this part of the district, show some courage, and tell the school that since it will not live up to an agreement that favored drivers from the suburbs, West Hills, and Vancouver over Nob Hill residents, children, pedestrians, and cyclists, the school needs to cease and desist blocking public streets, crosswalks, and the bicycle sharrow and start to use its full-city-block of parking. Period. Pete Colt
Portland May 4, 2012, 1:28 PM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4175, where you can view and post additional comments. ====================================================================   There is an increasing problem that has been effecting my neighbors, my neighborhood and my family that I felt moved to bring to your attention. Over the fast few months, there has been an increase in loitering and littering under the 405 on NW Johnson between 15th and 16th St. I walk there to downtown almost daily and the amount of debris, human excrement, and overall gathering of personal items has increase exponentially. There was a time were there was a sign asking people who have in essence taken up residence under the overpass, to remove their personal belongings and discontinue loitering. There is a lovely community garden right there that is effected by this problem. I understand and am compassionate about the growing homeless problem in our wonderful city but this litter and loitering is not a solution. If people need to sleep and find shelter under the overpass, it is understandable, but leaving the increasing amount of debris that grows daily is causing a great problem and effecting the safety and cleanliness of our wonderful neighborhood. I live on NW 22 between Johnson and Irving and walk to PNCA, shops as well as going downtown frequently, as do our neighbors. I am beginning to feel unsafe especially at night when there are people sleeping there and have their personal belongings spread out on the sidewalk causing us to avoid walking there. I speak for my neighbors when I ask that you try to work once again to clean up that area so we can safely enjoy this wonderful walking town. I know the priorities are many in running our city, but I request that some attention be given to this issue as well. Thank you for your time and understanding,
Portland April 28, 2012, 9:25 AM NW Children's Theater _ Dorothea Apartments _ ChildRoots NW HIT & RUN in the CENTER of THE KID ZONE More than 100,000 kids come into The Kid Zone ... the heart of which is NW 18th at NW Everett. Some days hundreds of kids walk at this intersection. And the new "ChildRoots NW" center has those huge strollers that hold a bunch of kids and they walk on this corner several times a day. There have been accidents on this corner that have taken out a stone wall, a police cruiser t-boned an SUV at this corner, and several speeding cars have jumped the curbs. Today, there was a Hit & Run. I have video of the damage and witnesses telling police that the vehicle swerved for no apparent reason and jumped a foot into the air before smashing into parked cars and then the driver ran off on foot. If vehicles had not been parked there and one of those strollers was being pushed by, the vehicle would have jumped the curb and taken out the toddlers and babies. I have begged for years to have Everett/Glisan and 18th/19th restored to sanity by decoupling. But the way it goes, someone has to die first before anything is done. Remember, no crosswalks were put in on NW 23rd until a senior citizen who was a neighborhood activist was run down. And look, jumped curbs, a stone wall taken out, t-bones, cars smashed - death is staring us in the face. The question is how many babies, toddlers, kids, or seniors will have to be run over before this intersection is made pedestrian - not car- friendly? A temporary solution is based on the fact that each time the traffic signals at NW Everett & 19th and at NW Everett & 18th stop working and become 4-way flashing stops, the result has been dramatic traffic calming. And keep in mind that this neighborhood has the state's highest number of people who commute on foot - 13%. Why are drivers - most not even from this neighborhood - treated better than pedestrian who live in this neighborhood? Why are drivers given 30+mph one-way streets that encourage and enable them to speed and shred the fabric of this neighborhood? Making these intersections permanent flashing 4-way stops will be a good first step before decoupling and restoring the two-way grid that will glue the neighborhood back together and makes Everett/Glisan and 18th/19th safer for kids, seniors and cyclists. Ask yourself, how many lucky breaks before luck runs out? Ask yourself: If I don't move heaven and earth to find the political will and the money to fix this problem and kids die, will I ever be able to sleep at night? Calm these streets before a kid is killed. Pete Colt
Portland March 25, 2012, 3:32 AM St. Mary's Cathedral With only three hours sleep under my belt before the incidents occurred last night, and having had a fever for the past couple of days on top of that, I forgot to share that after things quieted down last night and the fighters and screamers were gone, at about 3:30am, a well-dressed woman and well-dressed man walked north on NW 18th on the church side of the street, and took a right onto Davis. The woman got into the passenger side of a car while the man ... with his back to her ... urinated on the steps the priests use to enter the church. I called to him to lease stop but he wouldn't. This means that the priests were tracking urine into the sacristy, then to the altar, and were saying Mass with with urine on their feet. I went to Catholic School for 12 years and to think that anyone would urinate on and defile what Catholics consider sacred ground ... basically the entire campus but especially the cathedral and its steps, knowing that urine sticks to shoes and will wind up on the cathedral floor ... is sacrilegious. Pete Colt
Portland March 21, 2012, 5:57 PM Acapulco Gold Restaurant refusing to close their dumpsters in the parking lot behind my condominium...health hazard and odor and nuisance since it encourages illegal dumping...this is ongoing for many months...I try to go and close them and they just open them and leave them open, as does their collection company (Arrow)
Portland December 18, 2011, 11:03 AM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?cat=64, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Shortly before I left Boston in 2007, a campaign was launched to rid the Back Bay neighborhood of dispensers of real-estate ads etc. A similar initiative would be welcome in Portland, where it is hard to find a street corner without these eyesores. I have counted as many as sixteen of these things on one corner, all lined up in a row and chained together.
Portland November 28, 2011, 3:30 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== I found two used Heroin syringes, the Heroin cooker, and the syringe packaging on the sidewalk. I called the principal of Cathedral School and left her a voice mail to let her know this.
Portland November 28, 2011, 3:35 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Woman parked in the virtually empty Cathedral School lot close to one of the few cars in the lot in such a way she was hidden from view of the cathedral administration building staff. A bicyclist drove into the lot from NW 17th and pulled up next to her for a few seconds. They handed things off to each other and the bicyclist sped off. The woman saw me trying to look at her license plate and she sped out of the lot and ran the stop sign on NW Davis at 18th. I got a partial plate number and called Drug & Vice but got no answer (If no one is there, one can not leave a voice message after the outgoing message plays.) I called the principal and left her a voice mail so that she would know what is going on on her campus. I've called here about a half-dozen times to let her know what's happening on her watch.
Portland November 14, 2011, 10:31 AM Street light out NW corner 16th and Couch. thanks.
Portland November 21, 2011, 8:19 AM NWDA parking Committee I now have to agree with the 140 people (The Oregonian's number) who attended the most recent parking meeting at MLC moderated by the mayor. Every one of those 140 people opposes the "plans". Even the city's own parking consultant said that months of work are still ahead before this is ready to go before the city council. One of several major problems the 140 see is the lack of open process as evidenced by the large number who got up to speak and told the mayor that: "NWDA does NOT speak for me." Though I personally like all NWDA members involved, I see what the 140 see ... incomplete minutes from January 20, 2011 - and no minutes posted publicly since then. I see no parking agendas posted publicly - anywhere. There are no public postings of meeting times and places. Where are the agendas and minutes for the NWDA Ad Hoc Parking Committee? Where is the oversight? Where is the open process? Pete Colt
Portland November 5, 2011, 10:00 AM St. Mary's Cathedral Despite our in-person objections, the Cathedral cut back the Zoning Code-required landscape screening of its parking lot so that the trees and shrubs no longer adequately screen views of parked cars and the perimeter chain link fence. A formal complaint has been filed with the Code Enforcement office of the Bureau of Development Services.
Couch Park September 15, 2014, 6:42 PM junkies and meth heads have taken over the park - go take a look. it's so bad that the junkies have threatened staff from temple beth israel and the nw children's theater and school with syringes saying that they will stab the staff and give them hepatitis. and the children's theater has been robbed in broad daylight. sure wish nwda would give couch park the kind of attention nwda gives to wallace park. and why is it that dog parks matter more than children parks?
621 Northwest 23rd Avenue September 8, 2014, 3:00 AM Garbage trucks have made lots of noise for three mornings I'm a row. Monday at 3am they idled in the paid parking lot on Irving and 23rd for at least half an hour while dumping glass bottles. At 5 am Monday and Wednesday morning they were back again to the same spot but also clearing dumpsters in the paid parking behind my building.
914 Northwest 23rd Avenue August 7, 2014, 7:21 PM Pepinos/Little Big Burger Guess what? Bucket drummer, day 3
914 Northwest 23rd Avenue August 3, 2014, 7:37 PM We're never getting rid of the bucket drummer. Every day this week he's been outside Little Big Burger/Pepino's drumming away. (Well, once it was on the corner near Manor after they closed...)
1806 Northwest Couch Street July 5, 2014, 9:56 AM Kings Hookah Lounge Loud music and talking voices until well past midnight each night. This establishment should really close their patio after 10 PM.
Northwest 23rd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street June 10, 2014, 8:30 PM Salt and Straw Busker with amp and speakers is back. Police called
Northwest 23rd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street June 5, 2014, 9:37 PM Salt and Straw Salt and Straw employees have decided to pump up the jams at night. Spoke with them, they turned it down and closed the windows. Not the first time.
Northwest 23rd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street February 15, 2014, 10:48 PM Bucket drummer back. This time from 6:30-10:00 on the dot. He seems to know when the police will actually enforce the noise rules. Filed a complaint with the city anyway. He apparently moved from the corner in front of Fireside to Salt and Straw.
Northwest 23rd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street February 2, 2014, 1:45 PM Outside Salt and Straw CONSTANT bucket drumming. A new busker appeared in the neighborhood over the last few months. He plays buckets as drums, which we can hear in our house. HE IS THERE ALL THE TIME OVER THE WEEKENDS AND THE EVENINGS FOR HOURS. It's maddening. Today, so far, he's been there for 2 hours.
Northwest 23rd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street September 28, 2011, 1:45 PM Various businesses at corner I appreciate that businesses are trying to draw attention to themselves, but is there a limit to the number of sandwich boards that can be displayed at one time on a corner, or how closely they may be displayed to the street? These are great businesses, but it is hard to see past these signs when pulling out from Kearney onto NW 23rd. The cluster of signs is a common situation there.
Northwest Irving Street & Northwest 24th Avenue June 10, 2014, 8:08 AM Vehicle break in. Vehicle vandalism. Personal property stolen from vehicle.
Northwest Lovejoy Street & Northwest 23rd Avenue June 3, 2014, 9:42 PM Little Big Burger Cleaning vents from 11pm-12am with loud generator outside
Northwest Lovejoy Street & Northwest 23rd Avenue June 2, 2014, 10:40 PM Matthew Breen is at it again. Harassing people, dumpster diving, peeing everywhere... Police called.
2275 Northwest Kearney Street June 5, 2014, 9:39 PM Salt and Straw Salt and Straw have attracted a musician with an amp! GREAT. Spoke with musician, he barely turned it down. Called police.
2275 Northwest Kearney Street April 2, 2014, 6:38 PM Individual by the name of Matthew J Breen urinating on cars in the parking lot.
Northwest Quimby Street & Northwest 24th Avenue April 11, 2014, 4:31 PM 3 residential lots on the northwest corner are being redeveloped for 5 townhouses. There are old and majestic maple trees between the sidewalk and curb which should be preserved. Who do I call at the City for information?
2600 Northwest Upshur Street April 3, 2014, 2:17 PM Grey Apartment Complex, Southwest side of street They cut down all the big trees along 26th avenue! The trees were healthy and budding with leaves. They've taken away the natural beauty of the area!
20 Northwest 16th Avenue March 17, 2014, 5:23 AM Empress Condos. Car break in 2x. last week same location. Smash and grab.
1710 West Burnside Street March 22, 2014, 6:20 AM Gaya Sushi (formerly) litter, camping. Technically Goose Hollow, but wondering if liasoning is established (probably) with other district.
1835 Northwest Couch Street March 3, 2014, 2:36 PM Active Auto Body Graffiti all over the doors and wall of the building. Been there for weeks. And because it has remained there, others have started "adding" their tags to the doors
1836 Northwest Couch Street March 1, 2014, 1:58 PM Private residance People sleeping on outside porch on a daily basis. Alcohol use is common, as is littering. Not sure of owner is aware of how their property is being used. Corner is dark, and tends at times to bridge to those those in transition who linger at McDonalds for longer periods of time along the common sidewalk. Surrounding businesses are closed at night which adds to this somewhat "safe haven" for misuse. Wondering if owner might be notified by NWDA, and if there areany similar posted concerns at this location. Thanks, Karl 503-422-6448.
Northwest 22nd Avenue & Northwest Kearney Street January 14, 2014, 5:00 PM Good Sam Parking garage The graffiti on the large green electricity box. Men sit and drink, sleep etc. behind the box as well. Wondering if it could be fenced in order to keep it from being a "shelter" area.
1735 Northwest Irving Street December 19, 2013, 2:48 PM Residence Electric bike stolen from private property in front of residence between 2:15 pm and 3 pm, i.e. during daylight hours on 12/19/2013. Rear wheel was locked, thus bike had to be carried off. There were no witnesses to the crime.
1735 Northwest Irving Street December 11, 2013, 11:30 PM Residence Bike theft from wrap-around porch east side of house. Bike was chained to the banister behind large deck chair. Night from 12/11 to 12/12/2013
2057 Northwest Overton Street December 17, 2013, 6:12 AM Testing NWDA problem report functionality.
2057 Northwest Overton Street September 28, 2011, 1:10 PM Industrial Odors Bad odors coming from the industrial area. Based on experience and wind direction, it smells like ESCO.
Southeast Ash Street November 25, 2013, 10:00 PM Past 2 nights between 9:00 and 11:00 there has been a very noxious smell. Very difficult to breath as it permeates the entire house.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Matthew J Breen(name confirmed by police) is begging and drunk, I believe the Quick Stop market on 21st is selling him alcohol. He's abusive, urinates on houses and is generally out of control. He's banned from Plaid Pantry and Lovejoy Market. Matthew's been picked up by the police and CHIERS several times but keeps returning, likely because people will give him money and he found a place that will sell him booze. He's also had several arrests for drinking on public property, trespass and theft.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Four new high intensity floodlights attached to existing lightpoles on Friday, February 8. Aimed almost perpindicular to ground and lighting up multiple residential buildings, both condos and appartments, all around the perimeter of the block. Lights are on 24 hours a day, many homes affected.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Without consulting any of us who live here, the church has installed huge new flood lights in its parking lot between Everett and Davis. The lights are directed into the windows of the residential buildings on 18th Avenue and are blindingly bright. They will even shine through closed window blinds and are a nuisance to those of us who live here. The church refuses to do anything to correct this problem. Can you help?
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Without consulting any of us who live here, the church has installed huge new flood lights in its parking lot between Everett and Davis. The lights are directed into the windows of the residential buildings on 18th Avenue and are blindingly bright. They will even shine through closed window blinds and are a nuisance to those of us who live here. The church refuses to do anything to correct this problem. Can you help?
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Leaf Blowers at 6:25 AM, I went out side to talk with them they ran away. Two men with backpack style leafblowers.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM acrid stench on my north-facing condo balcony, noticeable inside as well
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM I was driving West on NW Glisan Ave on Friday 8/3/2012 between 7:25PM and 7:30PM. I was stopped at the light intending to go straight through Glisan to NW 24th Ave, and then a green pickup truck rear ended me and drove away (hit and run). It felt like a very bad hit, and when I turned around I didn't get a very good look at the car. There were eye-witnesses who saw the incident and they gave me their phone numbers, and they thought the license plate was Oregon 006691 but they were not positive, however, when I called the police to make a report they could not locate this license plate. It appeared that he turned around and drove the other way quickly, which means that he would have been going the wrong way on the one-way NW Glisan. Unfortunately, we did not get a clear description of the license plate, so I cannot try to make a claim for his insurance. I wanted to let you know about this in case he caused any additional dangerous accidents in the area. Are there any securrity cameras in this area that could have caught the incident and the license plate number? Thank you.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Not sure what is up with ESCO. After signing Good Neighbor Agreement, they have become worse neighbors by far, as far as we are concerned. Ongoing metal on metal banging throughout the night some nights and a definite increase in toxic, acrid odors that gag us in our condo. Is no one else bothered by the ratcheting up of ESCOs noise and odor production?
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Absolutely toxic, acrid odor that knocked the breath out of me as I walked on Thurman; ESCO likely source. I followed the scent trail as far south as Raleigh.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM Transients sleeping on porch of boarded house. Also observed at rear of house. This location has a history of unauthorized occupation, burning materials in side by transients and property owner neglect. has been reported on multiple occasions to City. Sustained enforcement has been lacking. Contact adjacent neighbor Kathy Mcferrin at 2117 NW Flanders. (503) 227-6060 / mckatt@aol.com
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM I believe 3 individuals purchased alcohol from Quick Stop Market, became intoxicated and passed out on William Temple House property (1 block away). Police removed the individuals. This has happened repeatedly.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM A roving brawl or riot developed in NW 21st Ave about 2:00 AM as the areas bars approached closing time. Several dozen younger men and women were observed screaming and occasionally trading blows while walking in the street (NW 21st) and stopping cars. Neither the point of origin or the focus (other than one another) was obvious as the crowd milled in the area along NW 21st north of Everett and continuing some distance north from there. Multiple police cars had responded by 2:20AM or so. I observed several individuals who appeared to have been injured in fights. I called 911 and was told that they had received multiple calls about the situation. It seems a bit reminiscent of the civil disturbances which have occurred in other “entertainment districts” in recent years, for example SW 2nd Ave north of Salmon St or in the Couch and Davis street sections of Old Town.
December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4263, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== The HVAC system on top of DoveLewis is extremely loud. I just moved into a building in front of it. My landlord says the city has inspected it before and says it's definitely a violation (it runs all night, as well). I've put in a noise violation complaint to the city, but apparently the city is backed up with other things because nothing has changed. I hear the HVAC system is faulty but DoveLewis won't repair it.
NW Johnson St September 7, 2012, 10:13 AM I just wanted to contact you regarding the continued problem on Johnson, under the 405 overpass, across from the community garden. I have written in the past and in fact my letter was published in the Examiner. Apparently there have been many other complaints about this issue. After my letter to you and various local officials, I was delighted that the cleanup happened and the area looked clean and safe. The street was power washed to remove human excrement and the area was cleared of ever growing litter. After a short time, the area has once again become "residence" to several people and the debris is beginning to rapidly grow once again. I was just wondering who to contact to try to maintain this area. I know there are lots of issues that need to be addressed in our neighborhood, but this seems like it should be on the "to do" list as well, for safety and sanitation reasons. It has become quite an eyesore and it seems to be growing daily. If you know who else I should forward this to so that we can work towards solving this problem long term that would be great. Thanks, Jo Grishman
2327 NW Kearney St June 14, 2012, 6:49 PM The Public House RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4183, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== 4 outdoor tables have appeared on the sidewalk. There just isn't sufficient space for this. Multiple tables on their porch stay empty so it's not because they need the extra tables. My husband uses an electric mobility device and is unable to get through when the waitresses are standing next to tables taking orders, customers move their chairs further into the peds area for their comfort, etc. there are specific measurement guidelines for outdoor seating. Why were they granted a permit when their sidewalk measurements don't even come close? The noise is another problem. We are living with a daily sidewalk party just feet from our home.
2182 NW Hoyt St June 12, 2012, 5:30 AM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4175, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Car break in. Theft of personal information from car. Repeated problem on block.
1541 W Burnside St June 6, 2012, 8:00 PM The Jade Mermaid Not the mural "we"/NWDA approved, looks like signage for the store. I blogged a current image and the agreed upon image. We might just be stuck, I just thought it was quite odd- not really Graffiti unsure how to tag. http://historicpreservationclub.blogspot.com/2012/06/wrong-mural.html
2361 NW Johnson St June 1, 2012, 3:21 PM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4039, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Coyotes thriving in wild backyard is causing safety problem for neighborhood pets. Cat was killed yesterday evening. The lack of maintenance of this uninhabited home is unsightly, but has also become a nuisance. The backyard is totally overgrown providing perfect habitat for wild animals. Coyotes are much more frequently seen lately.
1806 NW Couch St May 16, 2012, 11:11 PM King's Hookah Lounge RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4041, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== This is really getting annoying. Constant yelling, cackling and overall noise after 10pm. Why is the 10pm noise ordinance not enforced for this business? My other neighbors have respect for everyone else, why can't this place do the same? This is now effecting my workdays because of the sleep I've lost. I've tried to deal with the lounge directly with no success. Please, I beg you- make them take their customers inside at 10:00 so the rest of us can get some sleep as we have jobs to do in the morning! There's also regularly motorcycles that idle for longer than needed and all kinds of cars with ridiculously loud stereos blaring while sitting in the parking lot and driving around trying to park.... regularly.
1806 NW Couch St May 13, 2012, 11:04 PM king's hookah lounge RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4041, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== very noisy outdoor customers, yelling, screaming & laughing at full volume until well after 10pm city noise ordinance "quiet time". 53-unit apartment building across the street can hear everything. sounds echo, even seem amplified and are loud enough to hear from all south-facing units and all units in courtyard (about half of total residents). it is difficult to sleep when this noise is so loud and it's very hot in our. rick building that absorbs heat all day and radiates it at night, so windows MUST be opened to stay at a livable temperature at night.
NW Raleigh St & NW 25th Ave May 11, 2012, 10:00 AM Wallace Park dogpark RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4106 and http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4187 where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== the dog park is a disgraceful mud pit...why can't the City place more woodchips? it's got to be very unhealthy for animals and people
26th Ave May 11, 2012, 11:00 AM believed to be ESCO acrid odor to the air nonstop for 4 days over the past weekend
1806 NW Marshall St May 4, 2012, 12:07 PM Unkept House Sofas on the porch. Yard is overgrown with grass and weeds behind chain link fence. Don't people have to keep up their yards?
20 NW 16th Ave April 28, 2012, 4:01 AM Empress Condos Grafitti SE area of building near dumpster. Apologies if submitted 2x, did not see completion checkmark first go.
20 NW 16th Ave April 28, 2012, 3:55 AM Empress Graffiti SE side of building near dumpsters. Time of day estimated. Have not made contact with police or City officials regarding this incident.
20 NW 16th Ave April 23, 2012, 2:43 AM Empress Condominiums Assault on woman resident (directly ouside ft. door 3/23). She wishes to remain annonymous. Management notified, two ft. door cameras installed. Tenants/owners not informed. City safety recommendations (F. Silva) still incomplete. Jenni Bernheisel (ONI) informed. Time below of incident estimated. Police report taken. Thanks, Karl
NW 19th Ave & NW Davis St April 28, 2012, 9:45 AM Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I was speaking with a wonderful sexton from Trinity who had come out to call the city to have a car towed that was blocking the entrance to Trinity Cathedral's parking lot. There was a guy passed out in the car which from the condensation on it looked like it hadn't been driven since last night. At least he had enough sense to not drive. For years I have reported livability problems that happen because late-night party-goers to the Marathon Taverna feel they can park anywhere in Nob Hill East at night and come out of the bars at 2:30am and scream and shout and vandalize with no consequences. According to the NWDA Public Safety & Livability Committee, noise complaints about the Taverna were backed up by police. So what does the NWDA Public Safety & Livability Committee do? It unanimously votes to renew the liquor license for the Marathon Taverna.
NW Everett St & NW 18th Ave April 28, 2012, 9:30 AM St. MAry's/ NW Children's Theater & Schoo/ChildRoots NW/Dorothea Apartments SECOND ACCIDENT WITHIN MINUTES OF HIT & RUN in the CENTER of the KID ZONE With police on the scene of a hit and run, on the northeast corner of NW Everett at NW 18th - a second accident occurred on the southwest corner of the same intersection. Damage to both vehicles. Drivers unhurt. This is the THIRD ACCIDENT in SEVENTEEN DAYS on NW 18th between Davis and Everett. And police stopped an ERRATIC DRIVER on NW 18th at Couch TEN DAYS AGO. I'm shouting because after SEVEN YEARS of asking, and "work plans" you'd think the two biggest groups of pedestrians - KIDS and SENIORS - who use these intersections: NW 18th at Couch ... NW 18th at Davis ...NW 18th at Everett would have caught the attention of the NWDA Board which flaunts the NW Districts "walk-ability". It might be walkable at NW 28th and Raleigh - but it sure isn't walk-able at NW 18th and Everett. Pete Colt
NW Everett St & NW 18th Ave April 22, 2012, 1:20 AM Sutton Place Historic Condominiums Police incident: Once again a driver has blocked the garage door of my multi-unit neighbor. The flashing light of the police car woke me up and I logged onto this site at 1:20am. It's now 1:50 - 30 minutes since I logged on and the officer is still parked in front of my house while waiting for a tow-truck. It's now 2am - 40 minutes that an officer's had to sit there - and the driver of the car just now beat the tow-truck and got away with just a parking ticket from the officer. To tie up a police officer with such a trivial incident on a busy Saturday night for FORTY MINUTES is a crime. It's inefficient, resource-hungry, and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Multiply the actual and secondary costs of this this parking incident by the number of times it happens every year - at Sutton Place - and in all four neighborhoods within the NW District - and what we have is city and neighborhood association approved waste. It's efficient, good for livability, and just plain-old common-sense that every residential neighborhood within 1,500 feet of a bar be a permit-parking-only-tow-away zone after 11pm. What excuse do we have to enable people to drive to a bar and believe they can park anywhere because we lack the good sense to regulate parking near a bar? What excuse do we have to enable people to drink, then drive? No excuse. Surely bar owners would agree and be the first to protect their licenses? Surely no one would make an excuse to not regulate parking after-hours - and with that excuse, enable drinking and driving? And surely, since the city's foremost responsibility is the safety and health of its citizens, the city would be the biggest advocate of fewer drinkers on the road - and fewer nights of health-destroying repeatedly interrupted sleep for its residents. And surely the neighborhood association wants to improve livability equally in all four neighborhoods in the district? Sense is permit parking only from 11pm till 6am - with enforcement from the less-costly-than-police PBoT parking division makes fiscal, safety, health, and livability sense. Sense! ROFLMAO! Sense! Pete Colt
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave April 11, 2012, 4:00 PM Pickup truck speeding north on NW 18th from W Burnside T-boned a car traveling east on NW Davis at NW 18th. Police on the scene.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave March 25, 2012, 2:58 AM St. Mary's Parking Lot Entrance and Marathon Taverna This is a combination of "crime & safety", and "noise" and "problem liquor establishment". Eleven people, five in one group and six in another came from the Marathon Taverna and were screaming back and forth at each other, and then two males began pushing each other and screaming they were going to "f%%$ each other up. Both males were in their early 20's, tall, and dressed in gray hoodies and blue jeans. The arguing and pushing went on and two of the 11 took off east on Davis and four of the 11, one female and three males and one female stayed siting on St. Mary's stone wall, while the rest headed south back towards the bar. Then the one female and three males started to get into her car and as they did the one male called out taunting the one he had been arguing with who was now about 2/3 of a block away. The one male who had been pushing the other one and who had been heading south 2/3 of a block turned around and ran back and started pulling the passenger door open and tried to drag the other guy out of the car. I had called the police and by the time they arrived, the groups had separated again. The woman driving the Subaru was wearing a black sweater over a black & white shirt and the male who had been one of the aggressors and who had been in her passenger seat, got out and started pushing her so I called the police again, because they were about 75 feet south of all this ... but then the police took off. When will NWDA advocate to close down the Marathon Taverna? Why hasn't the Safety & Livability Committee asked to have the liquor license pulled from this bar which has a history of problems? My confidence in the Safety & Livability Committee to effect change is ZERO. I've attended safety & livability meetings where the committee is more concerned about de-paving parking lots than noise and problem bars. Weekend after weekend, year after year, I've asked for help from NWDA and from the city and still after all these years my sleep is still disrupted. Pete Colt
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave March 25, 2012, 2:40 AM St. Mary's Cathedral Parking Lot Two women and a man inside St. Mary's Cathedral parking lot, at the north end of the lot dancing and shouting.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave October 17, 2011, 12:45 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Man lurking by plaque at NW Davis at NW 18th for about 20 minutes. Second man walks up, and they walk together on Davis for 1/2 a block, exchange things and then the one who had just arrived heads north on NW 17th while the first man heads back to NW 18th. I took his photo and gave it to Susan, the receptionist at Cathedral School.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave November 10, 2011, 10:35 AM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Woman from 1634 NW Everett waiting by plaque at NW Davis at NW 18th. Car drives up, she leans over window and an exchange is made and car drives off.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave November 9, 2011, 11:45 AM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Woman who lives in 1634 NW Everett hanging out at plaque on NW Davis at NW 18th. Guy walks up, they walk together from 18th towards NW 17th and about halfway to NW 17th they pass things back and forth and the guy takes off back towards Davis while she takes a left on 17th heading to her residence.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave November 9, 2011, 10:30 AM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== "The Plaque" - is a bronze plaque located at NW Davis at 18th that shows the historic home that was torn down to build the parking lot. The plaque is the new drug hot spot since the plaque is an easily recognized "landmark". On this occasion a man kept walking on NW 18th between the plaque on Davis an Everett. A car drove up to the plaque, the guy bent over the window for a few seconds and the car drove away.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave November 18, 2011, 3:14 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== White Van parked on corner well-known for drug deals. Two people approached van from NW Davis at 19th, and one said to the other: "They're prepackaged and all the same size." One of the people knocked on the van door and was let in while then other waited on NW 18th 20 feet north of the van. The one inside came out in about 30 seconds and then, as they walked west on Davis, a man and woman walked north on NW 18th towards the van and the woman shouted an obscenity at the two walking west on Davis. The one who had been in the van and was walking west on Davis shouted back: "At least I'm not selling my body!" The man with the woman walking north on 18th knocked on the van door and was let in, and he exited the van in a few seconds. Meantime, I shouted to the woman who was accused of selling her body: "I'm calling the police right now." As soon as the woman's male friend exited the van, it took off. I phoned in the van's license plate number to Drugs & Vice.
NW Davis St & NW 18th Ave November 18, 2011, 2:35 AM Marathon Taverna RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Why are drunks allowed to park in residential parts of the district? Why is sleep ... as an important part of livability ... ignored by the Parking Committee? The noise is a problem every night and this past weekend drunks from the Marathon tagged my neighbor's building, tried to break out car windows on NW 18th between Davis and Everett, and tried to break my neighbor's garage doors. I called the police because I witnessed these events. A simple. logical solution is to extend Zone K to NW Trinity Place - and make it permit parking only from 11pm till 5am. Pete Colt
1811 NW Couch St March 20, 2012, 11:31 AM Tudor Arms Condos The metal plate that blocks the latch to our front (secure) door has been bent back twice in the past week. It happened a couple of times in the past as well. This allows people to potentially enter the building without permission.
NW Everett St & NW 20th Ave March 11, 2012, 1:27 PM On Sunday March 11, 2012, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to the report of a car prowl at Northwest 20th Avenue and Everett Street. A witness gave officers a good description of the suspect and officers were able to locate the suspect, 51-year-old Allan Curtis Beck, and took him into custody read more here http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3643
2066 NW Overton St February 18, 2012, 6:03 AM Apartment Complex Irresponsible dog owner in gray fourplex allows little black dog with no tags to bark out of control on front porch starting at 5:15 am. Other resident of building claims dogs are not allowed in building.
2066 NW Overton St November 8, 2011, 5:30 AM RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3308, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Small black mixed breed dog with collar but no ID or tags barking out of control on front porch of gray fourplex at 5:30 am.
100 NW 20th Pl February 9, 2012, 10:00 AM Fred Meyer In front of the doors facing NW 20th Place this morning there were the remains of four burned plastic shopping carts they were just puddles. Sadly a street tree was also badly burned. Staff is cleaning up the mess, I was just thinking with NWDA reaching out to volunteers to start doing a tree inventory this tree was worth reporting. I do not know if 911 was called for the fire-with all the rain it was just plain wet.
1716 NW Davis St January 19, 2012, 3:30 PM Cathedral School Six Years Six years is how long I've seen Cathedral School drivers lining up to pick up students, hustle them into the back of their SUV's and take off. Drivers completely block the sharrow and one full lane of NW 18th from Couch to Davis at the end of every school day. Drivers also block the only eastbound lane of Davis from 17th to 19th. It's not like they don't have a place to park - they do. Cathedral School has a FULL CITY BLOCK OF PARKING right on campus - about 75 feet from the school entrance. While blocking traffic and idling, the drivers get out and talk with each other, or read books, or talk on the phone. They endanger pedestrians and bicyclists, and pollute the air with their idling. On top of creating unsafe and unhealthful conditions, Cathedral School recently tried to privatize NW 17th ... a public street ... by putting up signs saying it was private property without talking with the city, NWDA, or neighbors. A solution is that, provided the ticket writer can match a face to the license plate of the law breaker, Oregon allows citizens to write tickets. Just as with a red light camera, video will do nicely. I have just contacted the Portland Police Neighborhood Response Team Officer to let her know that I will exercise my rights to write tickets and I will do so at every opportunity until Bad Neighbor Cathedral School decides to be a Good Neighbor. NWDA is free to contact Cathedral School's principal, Amy, and advise her that for my safety and my lungs ... and for the safety and lungs of my neighbors including the infants and toddlers on my street ... I am moving forward with this and will write as many tickets as I have to write and will go to court as often as I have to go to court to end this safety and health hazard.
147 NW 19th Ave January 17, 2012, 12:35 PM Trinity Episcopal Cathedral RESPONSE: Trinity does indeed monitor their property and picks up trash twice a day. ==================================================================== Trinity never monitors what happens on their property ... even when all of the staff is on-site. After getting a free meal from Trinity ... and due to no oversight by Trinity of people with drug and mental health issues, four rowdy men and three rowdy women were drinking beer and smoking pot in the middle of the day in plain view of the NW Children's Theater and School. I confronted them, told them they were drinking within 1,000 feet of several schools and I was calling the police. This is not the first time in the recent past that this type of drug use and drinking has gone on right at the cathedral's front doors in the middle of the day. A Good Neighbor Agreement in which Trinity guarantees to have a monitor stationed at the front of their property whenever they are feeding people would be helpful. Included in that GNA should be a provision that Trinity sends someone out to pick up all the coffee cups, discarded food, beer cans, wine bottles, cigarette packs, and other garbage that Trinity's visitors leave all over my neighborhood and which I've been picking up for the past 7 years.
W Burnside St & NW 18th Ave December 6, 2011, 2:35 AM Marathon Taverna Three shouting and whooping intoxicated women walked to their car from the bar and one vomited. Then they drove off.
W Burnside St & NW 18th Ave November 18, 2011, 2:35 AM Marathon Taverna Drunks from the bar who park in our residential neighborhood tagged my next door neighbor, and walked up the street banging on car windows trying to break them. Drunks are screaming and shouting at 2:30 in the morning
NW Everett St & NW 18th Ave November 2, 2011, 5:10 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Woman lurking on corner for about 20 minutes where drug deals are being made. I snapped her photo and in a voice loud enough for her to hear said there's a drug deal about to happen and I'm calling the police. She fled. I called Drug and Vice,
NW Everett St & NW 17th Ave November 2, 2011, 5:15 PM Boarding House 1634 NW Everett RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Woman from 1634 NW Everett seen on several occasions looking like she's dealing was lurking on a darkened part of NW Everett across the street from her rooming house. When she saw me picking up garbage and watching her, she crossed the street and headed towards NW 17th and Flanders where she hooked up with a guy for a few seconds and then she came back to her place.
1634 NW Everett St November 8, 2011, 11:25 AM Boarding House inside Cathedral School's School Zone RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== As I was picking up garbage as I do everyday, I witnessed the woman who lives in the basement on the west side of this boarding house do a drug deal this way: A car drove by on Everett, the car stopped for a second as the passenger handed the woman the tiny delivery and she handed the passenger money, then she popped whatever it was she had bought into her mouth as she unlocked her door.
NW 16th Ave & NW Davis St November 21, 2011, 1:45 PM Cathedral School RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=3311, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Six transients casually buying drugs from a dealer on the corner. I took a photo and sent it to Drugs and Vice.
1180 NW 21st Ave November 14, 2011, 6:43 PM Former grocery store used for storage and un-permitted business activities. the outside corner at 21st and Northrup is used by multiple transients as a living area. The outside rear appears to be a junkyard. The inside if the structure looks like it may be a fire hazard given the amount of debris piled up. This has been a long standing problem that has only been addressed city officials on an occasional basis over 10 years.
1806 NW Couch St October 22, 2011, 11:29 PM king's hookah lounge RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4041, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== yelling, screaming, big bass (cars in lot), overall disregard for 10:00 quiet ordinance and residential neighbors
1806 NW Couch St September 30, 2011, 5:54 PM King's Hookah Lounge Toxic smoke from hookahs blowing into adjacent apartments during warm weather when windows are open. I don't deserve for my health to be at risk because of this business. Why can't they keep their customers indoors?
1806 NW Couch St October 2, 2011, 4:52 PM King's Hookah Lounge Garbage in parking lot. They let it blow all over the neighborhood.
1806 NW Couch St October 1, 2011, 11:45 PM King's Hookah Lounge RESPONSE: For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?p=4041, where you can view and post additional comments. ==================================================================== Loud voices (screaming, laughing out LOUD, yelling, etc.) and loud cars (music and idling engines) after 10pm (until at least midnight weekdays, 2am and previously until 4am!) and a general disregard for the sleep schedules of surrounding residents, all days of the week. This has been going on since they opened (approx. 2 years ago). I have had to resort to sleeping pills and ear plugs. I have tried contacting them diplomatically (asking them to quiet their outdoor customers) without success. Please- contact me for more info!
1200 NW Marshall St October 18, 2011, 10:06 AM Terrible foul toxic air emitting from Esco corporation at 2141 NW 25th Avenue.
1123 NW 23rd Ave September 30, 2011, 9:30 AM Red Onion Thai Restaurant There are 3 large roller-garbage cans on the sidewalk in front of the neighboring property. What an eye sore! Health hazard?
NW Vaughn St September 28, 2011, 7:57 PM The air smells like burning rubber.

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County Job Opportunities www.multco.us/jobs
Aging & Disability Services www.multco.us/ads/
Animal Services www.multcopets.org
Assessment & Taxation www.multcoproptax.org
Department of Community Justice www.co.multnomah.or.us/dcj/
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Elections Division www.mcelections.org
Health Department www.mchealth.org
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Sheriff’s Department www.mcso.us 
Vector & Nuisance Control www.mchealth.org/vector

City of Portland Phone Numbers

General Information ............503-823-4000
TDD ..........................................503-823-6868

Emergency Service (24 hours)

Police, Fire and Medical .......................... 911 
Down Trees...............................503-823-4489
Mental Health Crisis Line......503-988-4888 
Office of Emergency Mgmt...... 503-823-4375 
Sewer, Repair Emergencies .... 503-823-1700 
Spill Reporting Hotline........... 503-823-7180 
Traffic Signals Not Working.... 503-823-1700 
Water Main Breaks .................. 503-823-4874 
Women’s Crisis Line................503-235-5333

Basic City Services

Clean River Rewards............... 503-823-1371
Codes & Ordinances................503-823-4082 
Code Enforcement Hotline.....503-823-2633 
Fire – Information...................503-823-3700
Garbage Haulers and Recycling Hotline ................. 503-823-7202 
Recycling Information ............503-234-3000 
Police – Non-Emergency .........503-823-3333 
Water & Sewer Customer Service .................503-823-7770

Bikes, Cars, Streets & Parking

Abandoned Autos.................503-823-6814 
24 Hour Hotline............... 503-823-7309
Bicycle Information..............503-823-2925
Parking Enforcement ........... 503-823-5195
Parking Permits: Meter Hoods.......................503-823-7365 
Residential ......................... 503-823-5185
Pothole Hotline..................503-823-BUMP 
Sidewalk Repair.................... 503-823-1711 
Street Cleaning......................503-823-1750 
Street Light Out .................... 503-823-5216 
Street Maintenance ..............503-823-1700 
Traffic Safety & Livability Hotline..........503-823-7233
Towing Information............. 503-823-0044

Parks & Arts

City Forester .........................503-823-4489 
League Sports....................... 503-823-5124
Parks Information ..............503-823-PLAY 
Parks Use Permits................503-823-2525 
RACC/Walking Tour Guide..503-823-5111

Permits, Licenses & Development

Assessments & Municipal Liens................503-823-4090
Building Codes-Questions ...... 503-823-1456 
Business Licenses ................ 503-823-5157 
Business Loans .................... 503-823-3321 
Compliance Services ...........503-823-2633 
Development Services Center.. 503-823-7310 
Green Building Hotline...... 503-823-5431 
Home Repair Loans ............503-823-3400 
Inspections Request (IVR)...503-823-7000 
Parades, Runs, Special Events...................503-865-2482 
Planning & Zoning .............. 503-823-7526 
Residential Combination Inspections ........................ 503-823-7388 
Sidewalk Repair ....................503-823-1711 
Signs—Commercial .............. 503-823-7305 
Small Business Assistance .. 503-823-3321 
Street System/ Vendor Permits ............503-823-7002 x5 
Tree Permits .........................503-823-4489

Citizen Assistance & Information

City Attorney ........................ 503-823-4047 
City Information & Referral..........................503-823-4000 
City Job Hotline ................... 503-823-4573 
City Ombudsman................. 503-823-0144 
Graffiti Hotline .................... 503-823-4824 
Human Resources ............... 503-823-3572 
Independent Police Review ............................... 503-823-0146 
Mayor’s Comment Line ..... 503-823-4127 
Neighborhood Mediation.... 503-595-4890 
Noise Control....................... 503-823-2633 
Nuisances (weeds,trash,etc.)..... 503-823-2633 
Office of Neighborhood Involvement....................... 503-823-4519 
Passports (City) .................... 503-823-3103

Elected City Officials

Mayor Sam Adams.................. 503-823-4120 

Commissioners:

Nick Fish...............................503-823-3589 
Amanda Fritz ....................... 503-823-3008 
Randy Leonard .................... 503-823-4682 
Dan Saltzman ...................... 503-823-4151
City Auditor, LaVonne Griffin-Valade........ 503-823-4082
Council Clerk ...........................503-823-4085

Multnomah County Phone Numbers

General Information............503-823-4000
TDD .......................................... 503-823-6868

Business & Community Services

Animal Services ................... 503-988-7387 
County Job Hotline.............. 503-988-5035
Elections ............................... 503-988-3720
Land Use Planning .............503-988-3043
Marriage License ............503-988-3034 x2 
Passports (County)...............503-988-4508 
Property Tax Info.................503-988-3326 
Transportation.....................503-988-5050

Health Services

Dental Access Program .......503-988-6942 East County
Health Center ................... 503-988-5155
Environmental Health........503-988-3400
Food Handlers ..................... 503-988-5257
Health Information ............. 503-988-3816 
Medical Appointments ........ 503-988-5558
Mid County Health Center ................... 503-988-3601
Northeast Health Center .... 503-988-5183 
North Portland Health Center ...................503-988-5304 
Oregon AIDS/STD Hotline......................503-223-2437
Oregon Safe-Net ................ 1-800-723-3638
Vector Nuisance Control.....503-988-3464
Westside Health Center....... 503-988-5140
WIC........................................ 503-988-3503

Aging and Disability Services

Helpline/Gatekeepers ........ 503-988-3646 
Central Aging & Disability Services........... 503-988-3620
East Aging & Disability...... 503-988-3840 
Mid-County Aging & Disability .......................... 503-988-5480
N/NE Aging & Disability... 503-988-5470
SE Aging & Disability ........ 503-988-3660
West Aging & Disability ..... 503-988-5460

County Library Services

Central Library....................503-988-5123
Library Reference line ........503-988-5234
Emergency & Utility Assistance 211 Info.....................211 or 503-222-5555
Friendly House .................... 503-228-4335 
Hollywood Senior Center....503-288-8303 
Human Solutions ................503-548-0200 
Impact Northwest ................503-988-6000
Neighborhood House .......... 503-246-1663
Self Enhancement Inc.........503-285-0493 
YWCA Emergency ................ 503-721-6760
St. Vincent DePaul .............. 503-235-8431

Courts/Legal

Civil Court .......................503-988-3022 x3
Criminal Court ...............503-988-3235 x3 
Family Court (Custody, Divorce, Name Changes,Restraining Orders).....503-988-3022 x2 
Jury Service .......................... 503-988-3170 
Parking Ticket .................503-988-3235 x2 
Small Claims Court........503-988-3022 x1 
Traffic Court....................503-988-3235 x1

Law Enforcement

Child Abuse Hotline ........... 503-731-3100 
District Attorney .................. 503-988-3162 
Domestic Violence ............... 503-823-0090 
Inverness Jail........................503-988-5060 
Justice Center/Jail ............... 503-988-3689 
Juvenile Detention Center....503-988-3460 
Sheriff’s Office Admin ........ 503-988-4300 
Sheriff’s Office Enforcement......................503-255-3600 
Support Enforcement.......... 503-988-3150 
Victims Assistance ............... 503-988-3222

Elected County Officials

County Chair Jeff Cogen.......503-988-3308 
Commissioner Loretta Smith.................... 503-988-5219 
Commissioner Deborah Kafoury...............503-988-5220 
Commissioner Diane McKeel.................... 503-988-5213 
Commissioner Judy Shiprack ................... 503-988-5217 
County Board Clerk.............503-988-3277 
County Auditor Steve March.......................503-988-3320 
Sheriff Dan Staton .............. 503-988-4300
District Attorney Michael Shrunk ................ 503-988-3162

Other Important Numbers

Audubon Society - Wildlife Care Center.................. 503-292-0304 
Better Business Bureau..............503-212-3022 
Bureau of Labor & Industry ..... 971-673-0761 
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare............................... 503-674-7777 
Children’s Services Division..... 503-731-3111 
Community Alliance of Tenants.................................503-288-0130 
Consumer Hotline ......................503-229-5576 
Crisis Hotline ............................. 503-988-4888 
Dept of Motor Vehicles.............. 503-299-9999 
Federal Info ............................. 1-800-688-9889 
Housing Authority ..................... 503-802-8300 
Section 8 Housing ..................... 503-802-8333 
Metro ............................................503-797-1700 
Metro Recycling.......................... 503-234-3000 
NAMI (National Alliance for Mentally Ill)....................... 503-228-5692 
OMSI ........................................... 503-797-4000 
Port of Portland. ........................ 503-944-7000 
Portland Business Alliance....... 503-224-8684 
Portland Center for the Performing Arts ...................... 503-248-4335 
Portland Public Schools ............503-916-2000 
Portland Art Museum ................503-226-2811 
Portland Airport ........................ 503-460-4234 
State Vital Records ..................... 971-673-1190 
Social Security .........................1-800-772-1213 
Travel Portland .......................... 503-275-9750 
Tri-Met..........................................503-238-7433 
211 Info ........................... 211 or 503-222-5555 
US Post Office ......................... 1-800-275-8777 
Zoo ................................................ 503-226-1561 

About This Report

The NWDA Problem Report provides residents and businesses a single web-based location to report and monitor problems in the neighborhood.

NWDA reviews all submissions and acts on them as appropriate and to the best of our ability. Your information may be shared with NWDA members and City, County, or State agencies or officials who may be able to help resolve your problem. NWDA may contact to you to verify your information, seek more information, or update you on the status of your problem. NWDA may, at its discretion, remove offensive or inappropriate problem reports. Please report inappropriate content.

However, our financial and volunteer resources are very limited. We are more likely to resolve your problem in a timely manner if you become active in trying to achieve a solution. We encourage you to volunteer your time to work with other NWDA members to help solve your problem. Your efforts will help make our neighborhood a better place to live, work, and visit.

For a schedule of upcoming NWDA meetings and events, please visit our calendar (http://www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?page_id=9). Please sign up for the NWDA email newsletter and updates list on the NWDA homepage. If you have questions or comments, please email us at Contacts@NorthwestDistrictAssociation.org.

Sincerely,

Phil Selinger
NWDA President

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