Great party, Rosewood!

We  had a wonderful time at our holiday event last Thursday! There were more than 60 friends that came out to celebrate, eat and vision together about the future of Rosewood.

Our Portland State University architect students showed their revisioning work that we can use as a spring board for more conversations.  With the Portland Development Commission partnership we will be able to see how we can actually make these ideas happen! It’s an exciting time to be a part of this movement.

Thanks again to Freedom Foursquare Church for generously donating space and to Stark Firs for the pizza and juice. And for everyone that brought snacks, friends and family!

Does anyone have pictures to share from the event? Our camera batteries died early in the evening. Here’s one of Rosewood’s Chair of the non-profit board, Thompson Morrison, chatting with Dana DeKlyen from PDC. Also pictured, Tisha Moss, Shea Marshman and Theresa Tucker.

Last week we heard great news that we got another $5,000 grant through East Portland Action Plan! This grant will go toward funding my position to stay on as executive director of Rosewood, to continue building Rosewood as a community based organization and to start building Rosewood Cafe as our neighborhood hub.  I’m so honored and excited that I get to stay in Rosewood working with all of you!  We’re building our community together and it is really working, thanks to all of us. ~Jenny

Rosewood Holiday Party and Community Revisioning Exhibition!

Come join your neighbors and our many partners:

Thursday, December 8th from 6-8pm

Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 SE 160th Ave

~We will have food and an exhibition from our Portland State student architect team, all you need to do is come. Bring cookies or a dessert to share if you can. Bring a friend or family member from the neighborhood and help us celebrate all the work we’ve been doing to Build Our Community Together~


We got the PDC grant!

Great news, Rosewood! We signed a $10,000 grant with Portland Development Commission this week!

This money will support us to do business district organizing and visioning over the next 3 months and get us ready to participate in the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative.

What does that mean?

It means we have the opportunity to work together, with PDC, to improve our neighborhood by helping businesses and making investments that will bring in new businesses and jobs to Rosewood.

Thanks to everyone who has helped already, this is just the beginning! Special thanks to the grant review committee for meeting in the cold to help make this happen.


photo by Mike Vander Veen

From left to right: Thompson Morrison, Thomas Mason, Antwoine Thomas, Keyard Ward, Robert Barzler, Shea Marshman, Jenny Glass