Centennial Community Association Meetings

Last night we hosted the Centennial Community Association meeting and had a great conversation about events in our neighborhood, the Portland Parks and Rec summer concert series, advocacy for the development of Parklane Park, a collaborative art project we are working on with Portland Police, and more! If you’d like to get involved with the neighborhood association, contact us at Rosewood or the Centennial Chair, Tom Lewis: CCA




Prioritizing Transportation in East Portland!

This morning Rosewood hosted an East Portland Transportation Roundtable organized by Commissioner Novick’s Office.  Local and state leaders representing City of Portland, PBOT, ODOT, TriMet, Multnomah County and other bureaus discussed strategies for aligning immediate needs with long-term visions and ideas for collaboratively funding important projects.  It’s great to hear this discussion in Rosewood! It is also a reminder to us all to stay in contact with our local decision makers as they prioritize projects in our communities.


The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market!

Holiday market collage



PORTLAND, Ore., (November 11, 2013) – The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market will be on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside The Rosewood Initiative building located at 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon.  The event is free and open to the public allowing shoppers the opportunity to choose from many different vendors offering a wide range of items.  If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional seasonal market The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market is just the place.

Rosewood’s location on the border of East Portland and Gresham is one of the most diverse areas in the region.  Vendors will be offering traditional crafts and art from areas in Russia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. When asked about The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market Executive Director Jenny Glass said, “This is going to be a great opportunity for the Rosewood community to showcase its many diverse and talented residents to the broader area. We really look forward to inviting everyone out to see and experience what the community has to offer.”

The idea for the market grew out of a need in the community for small home based and roadside businesses to have a location for operation during the winter.  In addition to offering a space to sell their wares at a low cost, The Rosewood Initiative wants to do more for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in the area.  The organization is partnering with MercyCorps Northwest to offer those who are interested access to the range of services they provide in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Rosewood Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rosewood area a desirable place to live, work and play.  By partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, social services agencies, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies to create space for the community to come together to meet their common goals.  For more information about The Rosewood Initiative or The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market you can contact them on the web at rosewoodinitiative.org or call (503) 208-2562