Tracking Neighborhood Needs and Yields
The KNA knows that many neighbors and business owners are looking to support each other during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, we are hoping to gather a list of needs and yields in the neighborhood to connect those with goods and/or services to share with those in need. If you would like to help the KNA facilitate this program, please contact us.
The Kenton Women’s Village has a list of needs and requests.
Activities and Events
The KNA has suspended all in-person events until at least June. The monthly meetings of the KNA Board will be held online, and as usual, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Kenton Connect Newsletter, which is hand delivered to all residences in Kenton three times a year, has been postponed until further notice, but there is discussion of sending out a mailer with COVID-19 resources.
The Kenton Placemaking Grant through the North Portland Trust Fund will be delayed. The grant cycle will hopefully launch in May or June.
As for other major neighborhood events, the Kenton Street Fair Fundraiser has been cancelled while the Street Fair has been posted to August 9th.
Updates from Kenton Businesses
First, we hope you all are staying healthy & safe. These are unprecedented times for our entire community. The Kenton Business District has seen the immediate and serious impact of this shutdown. We are doing everything we can to help our community and our fellow small business owners during this time. We will be updating our Facebook page & our Instagram page daily with ways you can support our essential businesses and those that will remain shuttered until the all-clear is given. Please follow us, let us know how you are doing, and support your favorite businesses any way you can.
Love, Health and Solidarity,
Mo Bachmann, Kenton Business Association President