August 2019 LEAFLET

August 2019 LEAFLET

Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Join us on Saturday, August 10th from 9 am – 1 pm when we clean up Peace Memorial Park! This is a great way to become involved in a community beautification project here in the Lloyd neighborhood. Thousands of people walk and ride their bikes by this space every day and we aim to make it a place where people, and pollinators, can take a moment to enjoy the beauty of Portland. This space will enhance the original message of peace that Veterans For Peace created in the space, and include a pollinator garden, with information on their importance to our ecosystem. Soon we will be showcasing 3 park redesign options to gather public input on what the final design should be. Project partner PLACE Studios is providing the design alternatives and we will send information for when and where the meeting will be held. For now please join us, and the goats, this Saturday to keep the park looking good!

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Intersection Mural Recap

On a beautiful Sunday, July 14th, community members, volunteers from Wells Fargo, kids from Color Outside the Lines, and muralists Rather Severe came together to repaint our mural at 2nd and Clackamas. Participants enjoyed coffee and breakfast burritos in the morning while painting, and sandwiches were provided for volunteers in the afternoon. Rather Severe made sure that everyone who came out to help had plenty to do, and made it an extremely easy and fun experience for all. The kids from Color Outside the Lines really enjoyed being able to paint the street and be a part of something that was special to the community. Residents from nearby Calaroga Terrace observed the event from their balconies, and several came down to talk about the mural and thank the volunteers for brightening up the space. Another great part of the event was that many people who were visiting Portland and staying in one of the nearby hotels stopped and asked what was going on. They commented on how special it was that people in the community could take part in such a fun project. It really was a great time. The mural was due for a touch-up and with the help of community members, we were able to bring this mural back to life. Thank you to Rather Severe, Color Outside the Lines, and all of the community members who came out on to repaint the intersection mural!
Special thanks to the Lloyd Tower Branch of the Windermere Foundation. Their support made this project possible.
Big thanks to Crowne Plaza Portland for supporting this effort and providing lunches, water, and snacks for the volunteers.

Holladay Park Updates

Community Engagement Makes a Difference!

All summer, Lloyd EcoDistrict has been participating in the Holladay Park Community Partnership, a collaboration between the Lloyd neighborhood and the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct, that seeks to reactivate Holladay Park and counteract the large numbers of 911 calls concerning the park. Starting in June, businesses, non-profits and agencies with a presence in Lloyd have been bringing more positive interactions to this beautiful park.

And it has had a tremendously positive effect! Calls about alleged assaults dropped 50 percent, calls about thefts fell 45 percent and disturbance calls decreased by 18 percent between May 5 and July 22 compared to the same period a year ago. Read the Oregonian article here. We’ll be out in the park for the rest of the summer, every Wednesday afternoon, with a photo booth and games. Come by and say hello!

Peace Memorial Park Partner Highlight

Q & A with PLACE Studios

PLACE Studios was the co-winner of this year’s Model the Way Collaborator Award. They are showing why they deserve the award as a great collaborator by joining us and several other community organizations as the design partner for the Peace Memorial Park Pollinator Garden redesign. They will be providing 3 design choices that the community will be able to provide input on, ultimately helping to inform the final design of the park. They have been amazing partners and are providing design and outreach expertise throughout this process. We asked principal Charles Brucker and several other members of the PLACE team a few questions on what drove them to take part in this project. 

Lloyd EcoDistrict: How did you connect with Lloyd EcoDistrict?
PLACE: We are the landscape architects for the Hassalo on Eighth Project. We worked with American Assets Trust and GBD Architects to develop the Urban Design Framework and the site landscape. As part of these and other efforts in the District we have come into alliance with the Lloyd EcoDistrict.

Lloyd EcoDistrict: What made you decide to engage with Peace Memorial Park (PMP)?
PLACE: PLACE is an active supporter of our community parks and open spaces and in the PMP we see the need to answer the call for support. Collaborating with the community, we have the skills and means to help craft an inspired design solution and work to renew the vision for the PMP park.  This place has incredible potential.
Lloyd EcoDistrict: Why pollinators? Did you already have an interest in them?
PLACE: Yes, we actively look to incorporate the concepts of pollinator gardens into our work at all scales, public and private. We are committed to environmental stewardship and know that creating a supportive network of pollinator garden spaces is key to combating habitat loss while making our cities more livable.
Lloyd EcoDistrict: What is your vision of Peace Memorial Park in the future?
PLACE: The PMP has the potential to connect with people and express the message of peace on multiple levels and hopefully to affect visitors in a positive manner. A mark of success will be if the future park induces people to stop, think, and continue with their day reflecting on peace. Beyond providing a moment of beauty and environmental stewardship, this place can be a positive influence in our city and for all people.

Partner Updates

Whales of Guerrero Fundraiser

Looking for international inspiration, Lloyd EcoDistrict Executive Director, Sarah Heinicke spent time this winter in Mexico volunteering for Whales of Guerrero. They are a neighborhood scale organization that focuses on marine conservation and coastal protection that empowers local community members. Whales of Guerrero creates sustainable solutions to a collapsing fish population in the small rural village of Barra De Potosi, Mexico, through whale research, hands-on science, education and community development programs. This work is a model for small fishing villages in Mexico and coastal communities around the world; empowered local leaders are making these changes happen! We need your help to keep this positive work moving forward.

A whale of a night to raise funds for the little whale project that could! Delicious food, tasty drinks, fun, funny, beautiful night for all!
Food and drinks are included with your $20 admission. Games, prizes, inspiration will be flowing freely all night!
Please join us on September 7, 2019 from 6-9 PM for a fun-filled fundraiser for the Whales of Guerrero at the Lagunitas Community Room.
When you win, the whales win!
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Around Town

  • Peace Memorial Park Cleanup Saturday, August 10th 9 am – 1 pm, Veterans Memorial Park on SW corner of Lloyd Blvd and Oregon St.
  • LEAF Meeting Tuesday, August 13th 12 pm – 1 pm, 3rd Floor Conference Room 700 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
  • Lloyd Lunchbox Concert Series most Wednesdays through August, 12 pm – 1 pm, Hassalo Plaza
  • Go Lloyd Pedestrian Committee Meeting Wednesday, August 14th 12 pm – 1 pm, 700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 340 Portland, OR
  • Go Lloyd Bike Committee Meeting Tuesday, August 20th 12 pm – 1 pm, 700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 340 Portland, OR
  • Whales of Guerrero Fundraiser Saturday, September 7th 6 pm – 9 pm, 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97232

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