Share Your Vision for 82nd Avenue Thursday, 6/15

The 82nd Avenue Coalition and Metro are hosting a series of neighborhood-specific conversations along 82nd Avenue. Come join us at Woodmere School on June 15th!

We know 82nd Avenue is changing. We aim to convene interested neighbors to discuss their current views about 82nd Avenue and their hopes for the future. It is also an opportunity to meet others who share a common interest in the future of the neighborhood.

We know you’re busy, so dinner is provided! This is a family-friendly event with child care: bring your kids! Translation services will be available.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Woodmere Elementary
7900 SE Duke St

For more info email

#Foster-Powell #Lents #MtScott-Arleta #Powellhurst-Gilbert #Brentwood-Darlington #82ndAve

Re-Paint Arleta Triangle Square June 24th

When: June 24th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Arleta Triangle Square (5999 SE 72nd Ave)

Join SymbiOp Landscaping on Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 a.m. to Re-Paint Arleta Triangle Square! Paint supplies and tools will be provided along with food and drink. Dress accordingly for handling paint.

Thanks to the City of Portland for providing the resources to support neighborhood efforts to reduce gunfire violence and build community activity in Mt. Scott-Arleta!

Upcoming Events at the Arleta Triangle Square

Make a good place better with your neighbors! The Arteta Triangle summer work parties are back for the season.  Meet at the Arleta Triangle to help weed, paint, and support community. Gloves, tools, and drinks provided. The work parties meet on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. throughout the summer. On days with excessive heat warnings, the work parties start and end times each move to an hour earlier.

  • Summer Work Party – Saturday, May 27th
  • Local Vendor Market – Saturday, June 17th 
  • Repaint Arleta Triangle Square! – Saturday, June 24th 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Summer Work Party – Saturday, July 29th
  • Party On, Portland! – Saturday, August 5th
  • Summer Work Party – Saturday, August 26th
  • Summer Work Party – Saturday, September 30th

Building a Better 82nd Open House Closes May 31st!

Image of SE 82nd Ave north of Stark St dated 10-29-32. Photo courtesy of the City Archives at the City of Portland.

There is still time to provide feedback on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Building a Better 82nd Project in coordination with Metro Government and TriMet. The project includes near-term critical fixes and a plan for improvements to 82nd Avenue. High-frequency transit on the network’s busiest transit line along 82nd Ave is proposed in the same style as the Division FX bus service. The project includes immediate safety measures for all road users and signal improvements. Additional investments include shade expansion via tress, better access for people using the corridor. See anything missing? Share your ideas for the project now!

Provide Your Thoughts on the Lower SE Area by June 23rd

Do you work, play, live, or worship in the Mt. Scott-Arleta, Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, or Woodstock area? If so, your feedback is needed on the Lower SE Rising Area Plan. A Discussion Draft was recently released and is seeking feedback to determine if neighbor comments and ideas to improve transit service, pedestrian crossings, bike networks, and transportation service are enough. Have ideas on land use or transportation projects to improve the area? Provide your feedback before June 23rd!

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) have released the Discussion Draft of the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan. This draft plan proposes zoning changes that will help expand opportunities for neighborhood businesses and housing choices, along with transportation improvements, to make it easier for residents and others to meet daily needs nearby and help address housing affordability.

In this “online open house” event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear more about these draft proposals from project staff, ask questions, and give us your input to help refine the plan. You are also invited to engage with this project through a self-guided online open house and share your feedback through a survey or the events listed below.

Lower SE Rising at Lents International Farmers Market

Learn about the draft plan and how to give your feedback

June 4, 2023 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Community Event

Lower SE Rising at Woodstock Farmers Market

Learn about the draft plan and how to give your feedback

June 18, 2023 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Community Event

The Park Lights Are Saved at Mt. Scott Park

Thanks to your support and advocacy, the park lights at Mt. Scott Park will be retained until funds are available to replace them. You may have notice multi-lingual warning signs attached to the light poles reminding folk to never attach anything to light poles. Did you know that each light pole weighs nearly 1200 pounds? That is a lot of weight you do not want to be on the receiving end of!

Thanks to Commissioner Dan Ryan and the Portland Parks & Recreation, lighting will remain at the park and 18 out of the 22 light poles will be replaced as supplies become available. This is an increase from the original proposal and the replacement light poles will retain the classic design with the attached metal framing that we are accustomed to. Current estimates are sometime near  December, 2023 when the Mt. Scott Community Center is scheduled for closure during the seismic retrofit and partial remodel.

Free Neighborhood Dumpster Day Is June 10th

When: June 10th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Celebration City Christian Church (6828 SE Holgate)

Gather all large, bulky household items you may have at home and dispose of them at nearby Celebration City Christian Church. The City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability are hosting neighborhood Dumpster Days. Best of all the event is free to all residents of Mt. Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell neighborhoods.

Large household items including mattresses, rugs, treated lumber, wood stumps, furniture including couches, tables, and chairs, and small appliances such as vacuums, microwaves, and toasters will be accepted. All items will be disposed of as trash except for working microwaves and toasters. Hazardous items such as tires, paint, CFL light bulbs, televisions, etc. will not be accepted. Items from businesses will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability Waste Info Hotline at 503-823-7202 or email

Support Our Main Street at These Foster Road Events

Report Potholes, Maintenance, Graffiti, Abandoned Cars, & Trash to 3-1-1

Have you noticed missing traffic signs, graffiti, trash, potholes, or other safety concerns? You can report them by using the PDX Reporter App or by calling 3-1-1.

PDX Reporter App
PDX 311 |

73Foster Neighborhood Contact Meeting

View of a proposed building on SE Foster Road. Perspective is from the middle of Foster looking south towards a 4-story building with a tree-lined 73rd Avenue visible in the background.

WHEN: December 1, 2022, 6:00PM-7:30PM – presentation begins at 6:30
WHERE: 72Foster Community Room at 5005 SE 72nd Ave. – access room via the courtyard

Reach Community Development and Holst Architecture invite you to join an open house about the upcoming 73Foster development at 7330 SE Foster Road. This building will provide 22 units of Permanent Supportive Housing and 42 affordable housing units for families and people with disabilities living on lower incomes.

Please join us to learn more and ask the design and development team questions about the project and its inclusive design goals. We are very excited about the accessibility of this project, and we look forward to engaging with our community members about it!

Masks are required. Light snacks will be provided by REACH. Please reach out with questions and comments before or after the meeting. If you required special assistance, including translation/interpretation accommodations, please let us know in advance so we can support your attendance!

MEETING CONTACT: Hannah Silver, Holst Architecture –

Reach Community Development
Holst Architecture
Walsh Construction Co.

Mt. Scott Community Center Open House

You are invited to Portland Parks & Recreation Department’s upcoming open house informational meeting scheduled September 24th, 2:30 – 4:30pm at the Mt. Scott Community Center. 5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

The Mt. Scott Community Center Seismic Retrofit and Expansion project will renovate the Mt. Scott Community Center and will improve community safety, improve ADA accessibility, and expand recreational programming. The project includes a partial demolition and reconstruction of the Community Center. The reconstructed portion will include expanded space for preschool, multi-purpose classrooms, teen center, event center, fitness and aerobics studio, and office/administrative spaces. The remaining portions include the gym and skating rink, which will be improved with seismic retrofits, and the aquatic center which will have a roof replacement. Site improvements include repaving the parking area, constructing a new plaza area, and landscaping around the new building area and parking area.

For general inquiries, please contact Marlo Medelin with Portland Parks & Recreation at 971-940-5739 or