Next meeting: Wed., February 1st
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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

It’s Been A Year, Let’s Celebrate!

The Arleta Triangle Square at sunset

Thank you to all the amazing neighbors that painted the Arleta Triangle Square last Saturday! We couldn’t have done this without you all. It has been a year for all of us and we could not be happier to have you here with us.

Missed the activities? There are still opportunities to be involved in creating community space with neighbors and an opening celebration coming up!

All events are at the Arleta Triangle Square located at 5961-5999 SE 72nd Ave, Portland OR 97206.

8/25, Thursday 9AM-NOON Painting Day

Paint finishing touches on the plaza and extend its longevity with a second layer. Paint supplies provided. Interested but unsure? Accommodation is available. Everyone is welcome!

Neighbors painting the Arleta Triangle Square

8/27, Saturday 10AM-NOON Work Party

Garden, clean, and help make a good place better. Interested in adopting a planter? The Arleta Triangle Project invites local artists to contribute designs and paint the planters.

Arleta Triangle Summer Work Parties

8/30, Tuesday 9AM-11AM Tree Install Prep

You heard right, trees are coming to the Square! We listened to the feedback and have trees on the way. Temporary planter pots and helping hands are needed to transition yarrow plants out of the concrete barricades. Work crews are on site the next day to install small trees and need the space clear beforehand.

Wood furniture will be assembled on site for the plaza this week. Help is needed to stain the wood and ensure it survives through the seasons. Stay tuned to our social media channels at the end of this post for details as they become available.

Plant potters call to action

9/8, Thursday 3:30PM-8:00PM Opening Celebrations

RSVP today! Bollywood Block Parties in Portland | DJ Prashant | Eventbrite

Celebrate community with youth storytelling by Habiba Addo, enjoy organic cotton candy from Sweet Day, and enjoy music together. Don’t miss the chance to dance with DJ Prashant for FREE! Celebrate the launch of Dance United starting at 6PM as they improve the lives of immigrants, refugees, and the BIPOC community by celebrating diversity across cultures and uniting people through music and dance. Interactive dance lessons for all ages and abilities provided. And EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Guests from Community Safety Division, elected officials, and more will be present for the celebrations.
Outdoors & All Ages Friendly. We’d love to see you there! 

Dance United presents Bollywood Block Party with DJ Prashant

The community painting is made possible through support from the City of Portland, PBOT, PSU Center for Public Interest & Design, SymbiOp, The Arleta Triangle Project, Office of Community & Civic Life, Community Safety Division, SE Uplift, City Repair, Pickathon, Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association, and neighbors like you. Thank you!

Neighbors painting the Arleta Triangle Square

Paint the Arleta Triangle Square Saturday

Saturday – August 20, 2022

SE 72nd Ave & Woodstock Blvd, Portland OR 97206

Rendering of the street painting

The Arleta Triangle Square is being painted next Saturday and we need YOUR help painting it.

Sign up for one or more shifts and share this form with friends and neighbors.

Arleta Triangle Square Plaza Painting Sign-Up Form – Google Forms

Painting supplies are provided as well as light refreshments. Dress for the weather (forecast is 88 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny with light clouds) and for working with paint.

Please bring clean, large sized (32 oz) yogurt containers to the event.

The community painting is made possible through support from the City of Portland, PBOT, PSU Center for Public Interest & Design, Office of Community & Civic Life, Community Safety Division, SE Uplift, City Repair, Pickathon, SymbiOp, The Arleta Triangle Project, Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association, and neighbors like you. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!