From Argay to Woodland Park, outer East Portlanders prepare to celebrate National Night Out for Safety

Look here to find out when, and where, your
National Night Out party is …

East Portland Crime Prevention Specialist Rosanne Lee invites everyone to participate in their neighborhood’s activities “Look for these signs to find the event in your neighborhood,” she says..

Events compiled, and photo by David F. Ashton
Other than neighborhood association meetings, the one time folks can get together to improve their immediate area is to join in a National Night Out party or event. Most of them take place on Tuesday, August 1.

The event, created reduce crime, also helps boost community spirit.

Outer East Portland Night Out Events, listed by Date and Neighborhood

Parkrose Heights – Saturday, July 29
Lou Fontana  and his volunteers at Oregon Baptist Retirement Homes put on one of the largest National Night Out events in the area. A cruse-in car show, live music and lots of food are at this great event. Note, this year it is on Saturday! It’s all happening at  1825 NE 108th Ave., just north of NE Halsey St.

Lents – Saturday, July 29
Enjoy this Saturday block party in the area of 8940 S.E. Reedway St from noon to 3 p.m.. Call for more information: (503) 788-8052, extension 108.

Mill Park – Saturday, July 29
This Block Party is centered at 14001 S.E. Taylor today from 3 to 9:30 p.m.. Call for more information: (503) 823-2460.

Powellhurst-Gilbert – Sunday, July 30
A little early, folks are inviting neighbors to a barbecue and potluck from near 3140 S.E. 119th Ave. Call for more information: (503) 760-1684.

On National Night Out, August 1st …

Argay – Tuesday, Aug. 1
The party at Argay Park, at NE 141st Ave. and Shaver St., promises to be bigger and better than ever! Groove to themusic of the Kooltones; chow down on Burgerville Tillamook burgers, drink, chips for just $1.50; chomp into Rossi Farms fresh sweet corn on the cob; ice cream; clowns, face painting, games for the kids; visits from firemen, policemen and dignitaries.It runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 256-5579.

Centennial – Tuesday, Aug. 1
Come to Parklane Park, SE 155th Ave. & Main St. from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for cookies, punch and fellowship with your neighbors. Call for more information: (503) 252-4302.

Glenfair – Tuesday, Aug. 1
One of the smaller neighborhoods is Glenfair, but their association’s chair, Stephen Jenkevice, makes sure there is fun (and usually lots of pizza) at their event at Glenfair Park, 15331 NE Couch Ct. (best to approach from Burnside St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 502-8041.

Lents – Tuesday, Aug. 1
A good, old-fashioned ice cream social is the event John and Judy Welch host for National Night Out at Lents Park Picnic Area “A”, on SE 92nd Ave., south of Holgate Blvd. It runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 771-4667.

Mill Park – Tuesday, Aug. 1
This Night Out event brings Mill Park neighbors together for Chalk Art (on the street) a great pol-luck, entertainment and other fun. This Street Party is at SE 114th Plaza and Yamhill St.; it runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 408-1465.

Montavilla – Tuesday, Aug. 1
How about meeting your neighbors while you enjoy cookout and barbecue? It’s happening in Montavilla at 6:30 p.m. at 8913 S.E. Mill St. Call for more information: (503) 735-5914.

Parkrose Heights – Tuesday, Aug. 1
Join your neighbors at Knott Park, NE 117th Ave. at Knott St. The fun and games start at 6 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 784-8076.

Powellhurst-Gilbert – Tuesday, Aug. 1
Take some goodies and enjoy the barbecue and potluck at the Montessori Franciscan Earth School, 14750 SE Clinton St. They start at 6 p.m. and run until dusk. Call for more information: (503) 703-9418.

Russell – Tuesday, Aug. 1
The other ice cream social in outer East Portland will be at 12532 NE. Knott St. from 7 to 9 p.m.. Call for more information: (503) 252-7605.

Russellville – Tuesday, Aug. 1
A potluck, held at the end of the cul-de-sac on SE Mill Ct. at 102nd Ave. starts at 6 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 808-4552.

Wilkes – Tuesday, Aug. 1
You’ll be able to smell the burgers being cooked by Ross Monn’s crew at Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave. tonight! It runs from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 261-1010.

Woodland Park – Tuesday, Aug. 1
The tradition continues for this great, small neighborhood at the intersection of NE 101st Ave. and Bell Dr. It runs from from 6 to 8 p.m. Call for more information: (503) 257-2817.

Parkrose – Saturday, August 5
Get a taste of the famous Parkrose Lions BBQ Chicken, chow down on famous Rossi Sweet Corn-on-the-Cob and rock out to blues tunes provided by Beal St. NW at this fun block party! Marcy Emerson-Peters and association volunteers are putting on their second annual event at Senn’s Dairy Park, NE 112th Ave. at Prescott St. It runs from noon until dusk. Call for more information: (503) 254-3794.

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