The 1st annual Tall Paul Fest arrives September 9 12pm–7pm on N Willis Blvd between N Brandon and N Denver!
Get ready to see a restored Paul, have a pint of Widmer Brothers limited edition “Tall Paul Lager” and root on the Timbers in the their live telecast game vs NYCFC.
And get this: Timber Jim is coming out of retirement to cut log slabs during the game!
Slabs will be available to buy in the live auction at half time along with other great items like Danner Boots, 107ist Limited Edition 5th Quadrant Timbers scarves, Miniature Paul Bunyan Dolls and more.
Top bidder in the live auction will have the opportunity to remove the veil from Paul right after the game.
All proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of our beloved icon.
Learn more about the restoration of Paul at PaintPaulPDX
Arbor Lodge & Kenton
Neighborhood Emergency Team
Open House & Potluck
Come enjoy an evening in the garden with neighbors – kids are more than welcome. Bring a dish to share or something to grill, or just stop by to say hello.
Monday, August 14th, 6-8pm
Historic Kenton Firehouse
8105 N Brandon Ave
Meet your local Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)
Learn what we’re doing to prepare the community for a major earthquake
Get advice about:
The restoration of Kenton’s Paul Bunyan statue has started with scaffolding going up! Thanks to Safeway Scaffolding for donating their time and equipment to start the process.
With the help of neighbors and business partners, #PaintPaulPDX has raised 71% of the funds, but $25,000 is still needed to finish the restoration this summer. Please considering donating to keep our momentum going!
Catholic Charities has released the first issue of their monthly newsletter for the Kenton Women’s Village. See the newsletter below:Kenton Women's Village Update July 2017 & Needs
With so many neighbors wanting to donate to the Kenton Women’s Village, a new system has been implemented with the help of neighbor Terrance Moses, who recently joined the KNA’s committee on the Kenton Women’s Village.
Step 1: See list of needed items from Catholic Charities, which is provided below.
Step 2: Do no attempt to drop items off at the Village.
Step 3: Contact Terrance Moses at 503.490.2598 or firstname.lastname@example.org for donation drop off. Terrance has set up facilities at his Kenton home to store and distribute items to the Village.
Twin bed Frame Flashlights
Twin bed sheets Pillows
Small chairs First aid kits
Shower curtains Small indoor rugs 2×3
Out door welcome mats Hangers
Wash cloths Female hygiene products
Silverware Plates, mugs, pots, plastic storage containers,
Toilet paper Paper towels,
Coffee maker Solar lamps, solar fans
Picnic tables Outdoor chairs or benches
12-Smoke detectors 14-Co2 detectors all battery operated
Fire extinguishers Microwave
Cordless vacuum Surge protectors,
Batteries all sizes Heavy duty on command wall hangers
Gift cards for communal use by staff.
The Kenton Neighborhood Association (KNA) welcomes all neighbors to participate in the annual KNA Board elections during an open house on June 14th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Twilight Theater Company (7515 N Brandon Ave), Kenton’s home for theatrical entertainment!
Besides neighborhood voting on board and officer positions for the KNA, the event will feature an open house with representatives from REACH Community Development, Kenton/Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Emergency Team, Catholic Charities and Portland Parks & Recreation along with some fun snacks from Green Zebra.
Around 7pm, REACH Community Development will be giving a short presentation on their development of a mixed-use affordable housing complex across from Nelson Plaza at 2133 N Argyle while Kenton/Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Emergency Team will follow with an overview of earthquake preparedness.
Since the Kenton Women’s Village, formally known as the POD Village, was approved during a neighborhood vote in March, it’s been a slight mystery as to when the village would actually open. However, thanks to a tentative schedule unveiled to members of the Kenton Neighborhood Association’s (KNA) committee on the village this evening, we might finally have the answer.
For starters, the sleeping pods for the Kenton Women’s Village are scheduled to be delivered to the village site in Kenton over a three-day period beginning on Friday, the 2nd, by The ReBuilding Center. Shipping containers offering community facilities like hot-water showers and porta potties should follow by the early part of next week.
With the pods on-site, City Repair and PSU’s Center for Public Interest Design are hosting work parties as part of Village Building Convergence on the 5th and 7th to build berms, planters, stairs and a fence for the village. Neighbors are absolutely encouraged to volunteer to help out on those dates.
While unforeseen issues could delay the overall opening, an open house for neighbors to come and check out the village will definitely take place on the 9th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the site.
So when should the village be expected to finally open? Following the open house, residents should move in around the 12th. Of course, that’s subject to change, but for now, the village open date is in roughly two weeks.
-An onsite manager for the village has been hired and will be at the site 40 hours of week.
-9 residents have been selected and are on the last steps of the intake process. 5 additional residents have selected to go through the intake process.
-Finalized versions of documents like the Village Manual have been requested by the KNA and should be provided soon.
-Water tanks will be used to provide running water.
The 8th Annual Kenton Street Fair takes place on N Denver Avenue this Sunday, the 21st, from 10am to 6pm! This year will feature over 80+ vendors, 21 bands playing across 3 stages and a kid’s area with tons of great activities in the Wells Fargo parking lot. There’s also a Kid’s Parade kicking off the fair at 10am sharp followed by the Coaster Car Demo!
Be sure to stop by the KNA booth where we’ll have the latest batch of Kenton hoodies and tees for sale!
For road and bus impacts caused by the fair, go here.
Since the neighborhood vote back in March that moved the proposal toward implementation, the POD Village in Kenton, currently being called the Kenton Women’s Village, hasn’t appeared to make much progress: Passing by the site at 2221 N Argyle St. today offers the same experience it did back in March of an empty lot.
But looks can be deceiving.
The project is still happening, and progress is being made; it’s just taking longer than originally expected to make the village a reality. How long exactly? Current speculation points toward June.
In particular, here are a few of progress the KNA has been made aware of:
On the Good Neighbor Agreement (Partnership Agreement), the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI)
is still awaiting some signatures, but the KNA Board has approved the agreement and will sign pending ONI obtaining the outstanding signatures. has completed the agreement, and all parties have signed it, including the KNA.
As always, please contact us if you would like to be involved with the KNA’s committee on the village and/or if you have questions, concerns, etc. All Kenton residents are eligible to participate in committees.
But funds are still neededDonate now