Awesome Portland awards Rosewood $1,000 for new Bike Oasis!

In the past few years Rosewood has held two Bike Fairs, a Bicycle Safety Fiesta with over 800 attendees, a Commuter workshop with Community Cycling Center and SE Works, a Repair Cafe fixing over 20 bikes, added 4 bike racks to our storefront, and so much more. We are ready to build an AWESOME little shop at Rosewood!

We are so proud and excited to be the recipients of an Awesome Portland award to build a MUCH needed mini bike shop at Rosewood Community Center. Let us know if you’d like to help! We are just getting this off the ground and we will need volunteer bike mechanics to help neighbors learn how to make minor repairs on their own bikes. If you’re interested in learning some new skills in order to help out at Rosewood, we can get you involved at Community Cycling Center to start!

Check out this post on Awesome’s site for the details about the award:

East Portland Bike Oasis!


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




Growing support in Rosewood and Rockwood!

Lots of great news for outer East Portland and Gresham over the past few weeks.  We are so grateful to our growing team of partners that are coming together to serve folks in our area:

Welcome to the neighborhood Friends of the Children and Boys and Girls Club!!!! Here’s an article on summing up the 2 organizations’ plans for moving East.

The new Rockwood Community Policing Station opened last week. Check out the coverage from KOIN 6.

Over 100 people attended the Housing Needs Assessment at Rosewood last week with City of Portland Housing Bureau, City of Gresham, Multnomah County, Home Forward and many others:

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The information gathered will be used to inform the budget process and strategic planning for the bureaus to best serve East Portland and Gresham with housing services.

$25,000 for Rosewood!

Rosewood! How do we want to spend a $25,000 grant from Portland Development Commission?

The deal:

We need to spend it on a capital project like benches, garbage cans, lighting, storefront improvements, district signage, planters, or public art. The project needs to take place within our district boundaries with PDC, from SE 139th Ave to 162nd Ave on Stark.

Send us your ideas! We’ll be collecting them for the next couple of months and having a formal vote on our priorities in February.

Last night,  Rosewood businesses met to discuss what we could be doing individually and collectively to improve the economic vitality of the neighborhood:

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Here is Steve Spinnett, owner of Trafton’s VW, presenting on the changes they’ve made at the shop since taking over about 6 months ago:

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Rosewood’s New Digs!

We are fortunate to have such a generous, supportive and ever expanding Rosewood community!

Last week we received donations of chairs, tables and office supplies from Allied Health Services:
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…a beautiful sectional from Rosewood business Scan Design Furniture:

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…a TV, conference table and large white board from Multnomah County:

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Thanks, friends! We’re already putting these donations to good use!

Here we are at last week’s Home Forward Section 8 Training:


And in a planning session for the December 7th Rosewood Holiday Market:

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