Wednesday, June 13, 2012

West Hayden Island Plan Open Houses

Save the Dates for Opportunities to Learn About and Comment on the Draft Plan for West Hayden Island

What:    Open Houses to review and comment on Draft Plan for West Hayden Island
When: June 20 and July 17, 2012
Where: Hayden Island Oxford Suites
Who:     All interested parties

Portlanders will have a chance to see the preliminary draft and related background reports for West Hayden Island, ask questions and give feedback at an open house on June 20 on the island. The preliminary draft will be ready for public review on June 15, 2012. A second open house will be held on July 17 to take comments on the proposed draft plan (incorporating comments from the first open house as well as the WHI Advisory Committee).

The proposed draft will be released July 13 and presented in a briefing to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on August 14, 2012.

Please see the following schedule for opportunities to learn more about and provide input on the Draft Plan for West Hayden Island.  


Preliminary Draft Plan for WHI
Wednesday, June 20
6 − 9 p.m.; presentation at 7 p.m.
Hayden Island Oxford Suites Hotel
Directions to Oxford Suites can be found at
Multiple opportunities for providing input and asking questions will be provided. This is not a public hearing.

Proposed Draft Plan for WHI
Tuesday, July 17
5 − 9 p.m.; presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Hayden Island Oxford Suites Hotel
Directions to Oxford Suites can be found at
Multiple opportunities for providing input and asking questions will be provided. This is not a public hearing.


Briefing to PSC on Proposed Draft Plan
August 14, 2012
5 − 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A
Presentation of the Proposed Draft Plan for WHI

Hearings and Work Session on Proposed Draft Plan
September 11 & 25 (times/location TBD)

For more information and a list of upcoming WHI Advisory Committee meetings, contact Rachael Hoy at or 503-823-9715, or visit

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Bridgeton Property Owners: Special Meeting

Special June Meeting

Monday, June 11

7 PM @ Columbia Pioneer School

716 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR


Must Attend Meeting for Bridgeton Property Owners!


Our Chance to Obtain a Flood Zone Waiver for Bridgeton Rd.


The Possibility of Obtaining a Waiver for the Flood Zone on Bridgeton Road

This is a must attend meeting for everyone who owns property on Bridgeton Road and the levee to the west.

We need to quickly respond to this opportunity to get a change.

This is a neighborhood issue! If we don’t get the Flood Zone removed from as many properties as we can, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WILL LOSE VALUE!

By working together as a neighborhood to efficiently gain a waiver from new FEMA flood hazard regulations we can save money and your time, while enhancing property values, maintaining renovation flexibility, and preserve the unique character of the Bridgeton Neighborhood.
This meeting is focusing on getting everyone who owns property on the levee together to discuss what they each need to do to move forward.

Please invite everyone in the neighborhood and especially those who own property on the levee to help gather information and form a plan of action.

If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to

Leslie Sawyer,
Matt Whitney,
Co-Chairs, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

Friday, June 01, 2012

More Summer Fun On The Slough!!

It's the highlight of summer - our annual Columbia Slough Regatta Join us for a Sunday morning paddling festival and enjoy the lazy hot days of summer.
Registration opens June 1st

Reserve your rental boat!     or     Register your own boat

Family getting into a canoeThis year's Regatta will be held at the St Johns Launch at 9363 N Columbia Blvd on Sunday, July 29th.  Bring your own boat anytime from 9am to 1pm, or sign up for a complimentary 45-minute rental of a canoe or kayak.  Your $7 suggested donation gets you an event t-shirt and access to the on-land festivities. The Regatta is great for individuals and families who want to explore the Slough at their own pace.

Rental boat reservations fill up fast so act soon!


Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Wed, June 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland

Load up your own canoe or kayak for a springtime paddle! Council Member and naturalist Troy Clark will lead this group trip in search of otters, turtles, and osprey. $5 suggested donation, suitable for adults and teens 12+, pre-registration requested.


Slough Tour: CSO Bike Ride

Wed, June 20, 7-9:30pm
Meet at Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5001 N Columbia Blvd, Portland OR 97203

Biking around the SloughBring your bike and join the Council and experts from the City of Portland to learn about water flow, water treatment, and the 99% elimination of Combined Sewer Overflows in the Lower Slough. Discuss the history of the Big Pipe Project and Portland's water treatment facilities as you bike along the scenic Columbia Slough Trail and Smith & Bybee Wetlands. Bring your bike, helmet (required), and a camera! $5 suggested donation; suitable for adults and kids 10+; pre-registration requested.