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 the 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.
If you’ve ever walked or driven through the intersection of SE 72nd & Woodstock Boulevard, you noticed an unusual street pattern. A wide, sweeping curved road creates a triangular island of land. On that space are trees and plants as well as a decorative wall with a canopy.
If you’re like me, you passed this spot and wondered, “Who is in charge of this space?”
The answer is you are. And now is the time to help make it even better.
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!
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.
Building a Better 82nd Open House Closes May 31st!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi neighbors! We hope you are keeping warm and safely enjoying the recent snowstorm. Keep reading for information on an upcoming neighborhood safety conversation, an artist popup market at Arleta Triangle Square, and how to host your event at the Square.
Join a Neighborhood Safety conversation sponsored by the City of Portland and the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association.
When: March 8, 2023 at 7-8 pm
Where: 5512 SE 73rd Ave. (MS Presbyterian Church)
Come to the Pre-Spring Pop Up market on March 18th and support your neighbors and local artists! The market is located at the newly-revamped ARLETA TRIANGLE SQUARE on SE Woodstock/SE 72nd. You can have a great time with your friends and family and also visit Fat Cupcake for sweets or Mt Scott Pub right across the street to grab some drinks. Don’t miss out on this fun and exciting event!
When: March 18, 2023 at 12-5 pm
Where: SE 72nd Ave & Woodstock (Arleta Triangle Square)
Host Your Event at the Triangle Square
Host your next event at the Arleta Triangle Square, a free and welcoming public space that promotes sustainability, cultivates community, and provides safety for the neighborhood. Whether it’s a community gathering, a birthday party, or a get-together with friends, the Arleta Triangle Square is the perfect outdoor venue. Come create, gather, and meet at the Triangle Square. Reserve the space with an email to the neighborhood association with details and enjoy the benefits of an inclusive and versatile public space. See you at the Triangle Square!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!