2019 changes to Montavilla Initiative Bylaws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In less than a year, our non-profit is grateful for the experiences and accomplishments we have created together in the Montavilla neighborhood. Our work has contributed to fostering closer neighborhood relationships, uplifting people in need, increasing public safety, providing outlets for community service, and hosting important dialogue with city officials. We are [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:22:11+00:00February 12th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on 2019 changes to Montavilla Initiative Bylaws

Remember that time we cleaned up Montavilla Park?

We have recently been contacted by other cities asking about what successes we have had in our community with Montavilla Initiative efforts. . It has allowed us to think about Last Spring our park was a hub for drug dealing, camping, needles, human waste and trash. Mature trees were being vandalized for fire wood, the [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:31:38+00:00February 11th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Remember that time we cleaned up Montavilla Park?

Open Response to LA Times: Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes?

While the recent article in the LA Times (Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes? A group in Portland makes life tougher for the homeless) is biased, contextually blind and misinformed, it does provide Montavilla Initiative an opportunity to speak to issues that affect not only our neighborhood but all of Portland and communities all across our nation. [...]

By |2018-12-31T14:17:37+00:00December 31st, 2018|Announcement, Updates|Comments Off on Open Response to LA Times: Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes?

Wapato: Transformation into a Restorative Place for Healing and Hope?

Wednesday, September 26th, a room full of Portland residents consisting of neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and concerned citizens attended a meeting at the Police Union to discuss Portland’s current livability and homeless epidemic. While opinions inevitably varied, almost all of the attendees agreed with the following: Portland is currently providing inadequate help, shelter, and services for [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:27:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Announcement, Updates|Comments Off on Wapato: Transformation into a Restorative Place for Healing and Hope?

Response to Rahab’s Sister Email

Today a statement was made to a private email list of volunteers and donors of Rahab’s Sisters, a non-profit that operates out of St Peter and St Paul Episcopal Church at 82nd and Ash. Executive Director Anneliese Davis made false and inflammatory remarks regarding a recent visit to the needle exchange site at St. Peter [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:30:01+00:00September 25th, 2018|Announcement, Public Safety|Comments Off on Response to Rahab’s Sister Email

Bangkok Palace Portland Oregon – chance encounter

It seems the quality of our livability in Portland is noticeably deteriorating. Montavilla Initiative's Chair, Angela Todd, had a chace encounter at lunch downtown Portland, Oregon yesterday. A man randomly punched through the restaurants window who was having, according to the police, "a mental health crisis". Would you have reacted similarly to Angela in this [...]

By |2019-06-19T13:02:26+00:00September 20th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Bangkok Palace Portland Oregon – chance encounter

Enough is Enough Portland! #enoughisenoughpdx

Illegal Camping on ODOT Land and the Multi Use Path in Montavilla, and throughout Portland is commonplace. Our public spaces, parks, residential areas, business districts have become illegal camping spaces.  Have you had enough?   Enough is Enough PDX is a City-Wide campaign led by neighbors demanding our elected officials at the state, [...]

By |2019-02-13T18:17:29+00:00September 11th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Enough is Enough Portland! #enoughisenoughpdx

Did you know Montavilla has a Needle Exchange?

Did you know Montavilla Neighborhood has a needle exchange for illicit drugs each Tuesday and Friday evening at St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church on SE Ash and 82nd Avenue from 7:00pm -9:00pm.  The public health division of our city has had this particular exchange in place since the 1990s.   According to their website, Multnomah County’s [...]

By |2018-09-11T21:09:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Did you know Montavilla has a Needle Exchange?

Get to know your neighbors. It is worth it.

A friend of ours in Portland, Pete Petersen, recently wrote about his experience with his neighbors.  The essence of his experience is heartfelt and what we hope for the Montavilla neighborhood.  We wanted to share his words and experience with you.  Do good things for others.  Be kind.  You matter and you make a difference. [...]

By |2018-09-12T16:06:02+00:00August 1st, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Get to know your neighbors. It is worth it.