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October 2017 Newsletter
Ann Ereline, Editor

Big changes afoot along Division 
Community, businesses invited to voice opinions to city 

The city of Portland plans two community events in our district next month that give you -- neighbors and businesses -- a chance to learn about and weigh in on Division safety projects and financing for Mill and Midland park changes.  
  • The Mill & Midland parks: Wed., Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., a Portland City Council hearing concerning financing for Mill and Midland park improvements. The meeting is at David Douglas HS, 1001 135th Ave. 
  • Division Street changes: Thu., Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m., at PCC's Southeast Campus, Community Room Annex, 8305 SE 82nd Ave. PBOT will show maps and plans and listen to community members and businesses.
Please show up at these meetings, if you can. These changes affect ALL OF US! Read more about these items and more below.
To keep up with DMA area news, check out divisionmidway.org

PBOT tackles Division, safety

To make Outer Southeast Division safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is planning big changes for Division Street from 82nd Avenue to the city limits including : more sidewalks and lighting, better pedestrian crossings, separated or protected bike lanes, and lower speeds with measures to back that up.
But, the plan may come at a cost: PBOT is planning needed raised median islands along SE Division with u-turns allowed for business and community access, which could hurt auto-reliant businesses along the busy corridor.
Please go to the PBOT open house Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m., at PCC's Southeast Campus, Community Room Annex, 8305 SE 82nd Ave. 

In the meantime, find out more about the outer Division Multi Modal Safety Project at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/74204. Read more.
Love Talks and thanks

Cheers to you both (Liz Feldman of PSU's BOP program and DMA) and the work you do to serve and build community in its truest sense. Bringing people together who are not alike in culture and being of service to help people build networks that share resources and skills. 
Your work matters.

Read all of Anna Van Tol's letter
DMA Storefront
Grants at Work

Northwest Security & Lock is of three new signs that DMA grants funded. You can find the others at Duke's and Bad Boy Auto. 
Meanwhile, at Whelans . . .
Another DMA Storefront Grant is boosting a local business, Whelan's Irish Pub at SE 117th & Division. This new deck will offer much more space for Irish pub food fans. 
Thank you for the great article about the 2017 Festival of Nations EastPDXNews!!
Imagine this spot in Midland Park re-created as a reading nook!

That's just one facet of plans devised by GreenWorks for Midland and Mill parks. Check out these plans. For Midland, portlandoregon.gov/parks/midland
For Mill, portlandoregon.gov/parks/mill

So, if you want to get these parks financed, please join the City Council meeting at David Douglas High on Wed., Nov. 8. 
coming Community & DMA Events
Below is a partial list of East Portland community and DMA meetings and events.  Email the details of your events to divisionmidwayalliance@gmail.com.
At DMA office, 11721 SE Division:
Every Wednesday, 9:00am to Noon – PSU Business Outreach Office Hours @ DMA's office – PSU offers FREE Professional business technical assistance every Wednesday between 9 and Noon.  
Every Wednesday & Thursday, 3:00-7:00pm – Neighborhood Social Services Network Community Office Hours at DMA's office – DMA hosts Community Office Hours every Wednesday and Thursday.
Thurs, Nov 16 @ 7:00pm Capital Improvement CommitteeJoin DMA’s capital improvement committee and shape the Midway District’s future look.   
Monday, Nov 20 @ 6:30pm DMA Board Meeting– DMA’s board meets the 3rd Monday of every month. 
East Portland events at other locations:
Saturday, Nov 11 @ 10:00am at Bridge City Tap Room, Financial Development Committee 620 SE 122nd Avenue – Join DMA’s Financial Development Committee as they work together to keep DMA funded. 
Monday, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm at Ron Russell Middle School 3955 SE 112th Avenue – Join the Powellhurst Gilbert Neighborhood Association to learn more about how to become involved in your neighborhood. 
Monday, Nov 13, @ 6:00pm at the Rosewood Initiative -  16126 SE Stark - Do you live in the Centennial Neighborhood (east of 141st and between Powell Butte and Stark)?  Join the Centennial Community Association and learn more about how to become active in your neighborhood. 
Tuesday, Nov 14 @ 11:45am at Pizza Baron - 2604 SE 122nd Avenue – Join Midway Business Association for their monthly meeting at Pizza Baron.
Wednesday, Nov 22, 6:30-8:30pm, EPAP at David Douglas School Board room, the East Portland Action Plan meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 at the David Douglas School District Board Room.  Dinner is provided.  

Check out EastPDXnew.com for the best community calendar in East Portland!!
See you all soon!!!

Re-legalizing Portland,
the Happy Hour

Portland for Everyone is hosting another event for Outer Southeast residents talk about the housing and transit issues that concern them most.

So, if you're having trouble paying your rent? Or Can’t afford to buy? Need better access to transit? Why not join Portland for Everyone and your neighbors to tackle our livability issues. Space is limited for the gathering Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at Duke's Bar & Grill, 14601 SE Division. 

Find out more about this event and Portland for Everyone, also to RSVP, click here.
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Our mailing address is:
divisionmidwayalliance@gmail.com, 11918 SE Division Street, #386, Portland, OR  97266

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