January 13th, 2010

Neighborhood Meeting

Tomorrow we’ll be be at the Buckman Neighborhood Association general meeting talking about our house. If you would like to come out and talk about the house, or ask questions, or if you’re just interested in finding out what is going on with the neighborhood… Come out Thursday night 7pm at Buckman Elementary. No idea what else is on the agenda, but it should be an interesting evening.  Read the rest of this entry »

November 22nd, 2009

A Break In

This morning we wandered over to the house to check on a leaky window to see how it fared in the storm last night and found a broken doorknob and open basement door. Aside from that, no vandalism. We did have two rather expensive pieces of equipment stolen, our contractor’s air compressor and our kitchen hood (still in its box). Read the rest of this entry »

August 31st, 2009

Buckman Community Center

Last Tuesday, Matt and I attended the open house for the new Community Center that Portland Parks & Recreation is proposing on the grounds of the vacant Washington High School. Although I became aware of the project only a few months ago, it has been in the works for 18 years. The committee presenting the process expects final designs to be submitted to the city in October. The timing of this conversation is especially serendipitous, as I – along with thousands of others – will soon converge at the vacant high school, which is serving as a hub for this year’s PICA’s 10 day tba festival.

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