Planting Work Party at SEUL

SE Uplift is building a pocket-park at 36th and Main, and would love to have help putting in some native plants!  For a few short hours we’ll plant a portion of the property and spread some mulch.  If you have some time to help turn what used to be an unmaintained grass patch into a beautiful native landscape, please stop by. The planting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3534 SE Main.

Contact Tim at (503) 232-0010 ext. 313 or for more information.

Crime Prevention Month Activities

To celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month, the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and its public safety partners have planned a series of FREE events for the month of October.  No registration is required for these events.
Training: Bicycle Safety and Security

Wednesday, October 19th, 5:15-6:15pm

Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Grand

Learn how to protect your two-wheeler and yourself from traffic hazards and theft.

Contact: Havilah Ferschweiler, 503-823-0540,
Forum: Public Transit Safety

Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm

East Precinct, 737 SE 106th Avenue

Portland has a great public transportation system, but people don’t always feel safe riding it. This forum focuses on how to be safe waiting for, riding on, and exiting from buses and light rail.  Bring your questions.

Contact: Katherine Anderson, 503-823-3432,
Clean Up: Graffiti Removal

Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm

Mt. Scott Presbyterian Church, 5512 SE 73rd Avenue

Help improve the livability of your neighborhood and experience the satisfaction of removing graffiti.

Contact: Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666,


Turn-In: Gun Turn-In

Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm

Rose Garden/Memorial Coliseum, Benton Parking lot

Turn in a working firearm and receive a $50 gift certificate from Ceasefire Oregon. Firearms will be destroyed.

Contact: Mary Tompkins, 503-823-4763,


Party: Community Policing Reception honoring SW Portland officers

Monday, October 24th at 7pm

Multnomah Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, auditorium

This annual reception honors the wonderful officers who patrol SW Portland.

Contact: Stefanie Adams, 503-823-3131,
Hands-on: Engraving party

Wednesday, October 26th from 7-9pm

Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon Street

Learn how to mark your property so you can reclaim it if it is stolen.  Bring items you’d like to engrave.

Contact: Mark Wells, 503-823-4098,
Turn-In: Prescription Drug Turn-In

Sat, Oct 29th, 2011 from 10am to 2pm

3 locations: Fred Meyer, 7404 N Interstate; Fred Meyer, 1111 NE 102nd Avenue; and Portland State University, 1880 SW 6th.

Time to clean out the medicine cabinet! Dispose of unwanted meds while protecting young people and water quality.

Contact: Jenni Bernheisel, 503-823-2781,



“Our logo states ‘Crime Prevention Around the Block, Crime Prevention Around the Clock,’ says Stephanie Reynolds, the manager of the City’s Crime Prevention Program at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. “Even so, October is a stand-out month for us. Our staff has prepared a variety of trainings and events to celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month. There is something for everyone!”

Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13

Here’s what’s on tap for this month’s general meeting. Please join us at 7 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, corner of 34th and SE Main.

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate August minutes (2 min)
  3. Sunnyside Tree Planting (Jeff Cole, 5 min)
  4. Leaf Day Overview (Grant Morehead, PDOT 10 min)
  5. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Choya Adkison-Stevens, YWCA 5 min)
  6. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (?)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on November 10 / Newsletter articles (due Oct. 15)
  4. Adjourn

Neighborhood Leaf Day Information

By Grant Morehead/Portland Bureau of Transportation

One of the joys of living in Sunnyside is our virtual urban forest of trees, especially in the next few months when they’re ablaze with autumn color.

But with autumn comes falling leaves, and leaves can’t just be left on the ground. Not only are fallen leaves a slippery safety hazard to pedestrians, bikes, and cars, they also clog sewer drains and degradeasphalt, both of which take a lot of money to fix downstream. Enter Leaf Day, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s leaf removal and recycling service for the city’s most tree-lined neighborhoods.

Incorporating suggestions from across Portland, this year’s “2.0” version represents a significant upgrade from last year, offering a lot more value for the $30 fee. For example, sweeper crews will now take any tree leaves, not just those from trees in your parking strip. Just rake them into the street the day before the crews come by.

Because our neighborhood tends to generate a large volume of leaves, we’ll get two Leaf Days, spaced about three weeks apart. Not all of Sunnyside is in a Leaf Service Zone, so to be sure, enter your address in the new Leaf Zone Locator at, which will be available when the new Web site is launched this fall. You’ll also be able to find service dates for your address, tips about how to get ready, online payment information, and a streamlined opt-out process if you’d like to manage the street leaves yourself.

One of those Leaf Day tips? Be sure to move your car and any other obstacles off the street on your Leaf Days. Since the sweeper machines can’t fit between and behind cars, you’ll get a better cleaning if they can get right to the curb.