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March 2022

Welcome to the new CAN Newsletter. This is an Email digest that will be sent out once every 4-6 weeks to let you know about Cully news. Follow the links to full articles on the subjects listed below. If you have story ideas send them to

Whitaker Pond Nature Preserve is one of the best ways people can be introduced to the Columbia Slough.

Whitaker Pond Nature Preserve is one of the best ways people can be introduced to the Columbia Slough. The area is rich with history and features new plantings, parking and access upgrades, and contains a short trail around the pond. ..Click here to read more

The season of Spring arrives with the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun enters the Zodiacal sign of Aries, just after 8:30 AM Sunday morning. The arrival of spring can be boisterous time here in the NW as we get our lawnmowers out, divide the lilies, and wait for the tulips to bloom. Can we still get snow? Yes, but let’s just hope for more rain instead. ..Click here to read more

The next CAN General Meeting is on

Tuesday, March 8th, 7-9 pm.

This is an online event.

We’re still planning this but it should be fun.

Please Zoom on in! Stay tuned!


Hollywood Farmers Market and Community Booth

After two years without them, we’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing back non-profit community booths to the Hollywood Farmers Market for the 2022 season! There is no charge to community partners for space at the market, and many organizations find tabling at the market a great way to connect with new potential volunteers and supporters.

Community booth season runs every Saturday through November 19th. Right now most Saturdays still have available space, but the schedule will fill quickly.

HFM Market Coordinator

Hollywood Farmers Market Saturdays at 9:00am.

The Cully Farmer Market will open up soon.

Sunday Parkways Returns to In-Person Events this Summer!

Exciting news! Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is back in-person for its 15th anniversary! Join us for this special occasion as we open the streets for two events this year.

We will kick off the summer on Sunday, June 26 in Northeast Cully

and end the summer on Sunday, August 21 in East Portland.

At these family-friendly events, streets on the route are closed to car traffic so that you can bike, walk, roll and play in Portland’s largest public space, its streets. We’ve created two fantastic new routes that highlight our network of neighborhood greenways, parks and community resources.

In addition to our two live events, we are excited to bring back the Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt to inspire you to walk, bike, and roll all summer long. There will be five Sticker Hunts each in a different neighborhood that you can explore any day you choose from June to August to earn a fun reward.

For event route maps and more information visit the Sunday Parkways website.

Be a part of the celebration.

These large-scale community celebrations are only possible with the support of our amazing volunteers. Be one of the hundreds of people who help make these events fun and safe. You can sign up individually or as a group. A shift only lasts for half of the event so you will have plenty of time to explore the route and enjoy.

To learn about volunteer roles and sign up, click HERE.

Bring your talents to Sunday Parkways

Are you interested in having your small business or organization at Sunday Parkways? Do you have a special skill you’d like to share with the community?

To learn more about being a vendor or a performer at an event, click HERE.

Health and safety at Sunday Parkways

The Sunday Parkways Team will continue to monitor the conditions of the COVID-19 health pandemic and plan to follow all state guidance from the Oregon Health Authority to ensure the health and safety of all community members.

Learn more about this year’s events

You can find a list of frequently asked questions on our website.

Hollywood Senior Center Community

At Community for Positive Aging–Hollywood Senior Center, we’re excited to announce that we have officially reopened two days a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-4:30pm. We welcome community members to come back to the center to reconnect with others while taking part in the great variety of activities happening here.

We’re also happy to announce CASH Oregon tax assistance appointments. The the appointments for the weeks of March 21 and March 28 will be released on Monday, March 14. Call Hollywood Senior Center at 503-288-8303 on March 14 to make an appointment. (Call early, as these appointments fill quickly!) March Senior Center Newsletter click here

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The CAN Administrative Group ensures that the administrative processes are being developed and functioning, and oversees the execution of those that don’t fall into other working groups, such as board member onboarding, grievance committee, budget and financials, and policies and procedures. This group develops recommendations for review by the full board.
City of Portland One Point of Contact

To report issues of illegal camping or related garbage within Portland the City of Portland’s One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System is the mechanism community members can use. The following youtube video (

describes how to use the system to make a report. It shows how the City and Central City Concern’s Clean Start Program respond to those reports.

It can be very frustrating for community members to raise issues with the City. It is not always clear how to make reports and to whom. The City’s One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System is designed to simplify the process by providing a platform to more easily report issues about campsites.

Two ways to report a campsite using the One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System.

Please use just ONE of the following methods:

1. PDX Reporter. LogIn/SignUp required. Select the “Campsite Reporting” icon on the main menu.

2. Call 311.

**Please note that not all reports result in immediate action by the City. Every site reported is reviewed and analyzed.** Whether using PDX Reporter or calling 311, the exact location of the site is needed.

Once a report is led a Clean Start crew is dispatched to conduct an onsite assessment and to pick up camper identified garbage.The Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program (HUCIRP) recommends submitting a new report of the same site once a week to ensure a current assessment by Clean Start (the first responder to the site to remove garbage and biohazard materials). To report people living in a vehicle go to

If you are reporting criminal activity/behavior, report directly to Police Non-emergency at 503-823-3333. If you are reporting an emergency, call 9-1-1


Meet the Board:

Vena Rainwater

Meet Vena Rainwater, CAN’s treasurer and board member since 2020. Vena grew up in Seattle and has moved between Seattle and Portland several times over the last 40 years.

Vena works in diversity and equity issues in tech and in communities. She is passionate about sci-fi, justice, kittens, bikes, esoteric facts, gardening, books and getting to know her neighbors.

When the pandemic is over, she is looking forward to hosting parties, visiting her brother in NYC and having all her kid’s friends over at once.

Cully Association of Neighbors

Kʰunamokwst (pronounced KAHN-ah-mockst) is a Chinook wawa name meaning “together”.

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