News from Northeast Village PDX

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Our objective is to enable  our members to stay in their homes, aging in place, as well as they can for as long as they can, as cheaply as possible.  See About Us for more information about our Village.

Our Village is also part of a Portland-area Village Network.  Villages NW was founded in Portland in 2011 to serve as the “hub” of a “hub and spoke” organizational structure, with each Village becoming a “spoke” as it is established.  More information on our Village Network page.




May Program Schedule Announced

The schedule of May programs and events has just been released, and is now on the website.  To view the announcement, click here.

Coming April 19:  Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Teams…and You

Attendees at the April 3 Emergency Preparation event learned a lot.  Bad News:  there is a one in three chance that Portland will have an extremely severe earthquake in the next 50 years.  Good news: there are things we can do to prepare our homes and families.  Bad News:  it could be several days to several weeks before medical and emergency crews can get around the city.  Good news: Trained Neighborhood Emergency Teams are forming in the neighborhoods so neighbors can help neighbors till then.

Good news for Village members and volunteers:  Jeremy Van Keuren of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will explain Neighborhood Emergency Teams and other Portland emergency plans on April 3 from 2:00-3:00 at the Concordia Neighborhood Association Community Room at McMenamin’s Kennedy School at 5736 NE 33rd.   Local NET members from the broader NE Village area will offer an opportunity to connect with and possibly join the teams that will help you.

Because NETs are so important to all of us, Village members and volunteers who register for this event may also bring a neighbor who wants to learn about NETs…and maybe our Village.  If you bring someone, you must register them when you register yourself at the NEV office.

Northeast Village Membership Crosses 100

Northeast Village welcomes 8 new households this month as new members join our Village.  The Membership Team has enrolled over 100 members (106 as of March 24)!   It is an exciting time for all of us.  Many thanks to the Marketing and Outreach committee for reaching out to our neighbors with membership information.
Our 99th and 100th members are Kitt and Corinne Jordan.  They joined us just before our March 8th Potluck and were introduced at the gathering that evening.  Kitt and Corinne live in the Concordia neighborhood.  They have been in Portland for 40 plus years.  Corinne enjoys gardening and making rosaries.   Kitt is a reader and volunteers at the William Temple House.  Both enjoy the Madeline Parish and are active there.  They also enjoy the Portland opera and symphony.  Kitt is blind and has an interest in the Art Museum tactile exhibits.  We welcome them both to the Village.


Northeast Village Orientation  —

Saturday, May 13th from 10:30 to noon at the Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook.

Come learn about the Village movement in general, and our Northeast Village PDX in particular.

Link to private page for Governing Council Members.