Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SGNA Newsletter - Hot Off the Press!

By now you should have received the Fall issue of our SGNA Newsletter.
It's chock-full of info and remembrances of Gulch-O-Ramas past and present as well as all the recent doings of our SGNA Board of Directors.
If our delivery folks missed you, please give us a holler here at the blog.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SGNA Newspaper Staff Opportunities!!

We're looking for a few good folks to staff our newest incarnation of the SGNA Newspaper, The Gulch Gazette. This is your opportunity to get some real live, albeit small scale writing & publishing experience or to polish up those news machine chops. Working on your community newspaper can increase your value to your employer by sharpening your writing and editing skills and can teach you cool new graphic & text design software. Join us today by contacting Chris Lopez at 503-290-6871, email to lopez257@comcast.net or make contact here at the blog.

We are looking for;
Story Editors
Copy Editors
Page Designers
Advertising Salesperson
Distribution Coordinator

Whether you're a cub reporter or a grizzled veteran we'd love to have you on staff!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


The fifth annual GULCH-O-RAMA, your community’s annual celebration of this fabulous urban village, will be on September 11th from 4-9 pm on 24th and Clackamas.

This year, in addition to the music and food, vendors and artists, Suliivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association presents Circus Cascadia, an interactive circus experience where children and adults can try all kinds of circus equipment and skills. Try something new yourself or just enjoy watching others learn new things from this joyful group of circus professionals

They'll teach you...
Chinese Ribbons, Pole Balancing, Plate Spinning
Stilt Walking, Walking Ball, Rolla Bolas
Unicycling, Devil Stick, Clowning, Juggling, & Diabolo

GULCH-O-RAMA Schedule of Events
3:00 - PARADE
Kids gather at 24th and Clackamas to Parade through the Gulch drawing people back to 24th and Clackamas

Sullivan’s Gulp with free samples of local delicacies
Vendors, Artists and community organizations
Raffle drawing every hour
4:30-6:00 - Local musical talent
5:00 - Potluck Dinner - SGNA is providing the entree, Gulchers do the rest!
Water provided free, pop is $.50 a pop!

If your last name starts with a...

A through I bring a side dish

J through R bring a salad

S through Z bring a dessert

6:00 – 9:00 - Music a plenty!

Gulch-O-Rama Challenge to Hold-Outs

This year’s Gulch-O-Rama is hoping to draw the largest number of gulch residents that have never before come to a community event. If you are new to the neighborhood or just never dared to come before., whether your rent or own, we want you to come and get your Gulch on.

If you have been to Gulch-O-Rama before but know neighbors who have not, bring them with you and introduce them at the welcome table and get a free raffle ticket.

If you have never come to a Gulch-O-Rama before, your name will be entered into a special raffle drawing when you introduce yourself at the welcome table.

Artists invited to display and sell work at Gulch-O-Rama
Any artists or craftsperson who would like to set up a table at the Gulch-O-Rama event on September 11th should bring their own table to set up between 2 and 4 pm on the day. Spaces will be assigned first come first served.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

George's Block Party 2010!!

George Turner is a multi-talented Portland musician. He's been putting on a dynamite Music Festival/Block Party for the past four years on the street where he lives in Sullivan's Gulch. NE 27th in the SE corner of the Gulch(between Multnomah & Wasco) is the place to be this Saturday from noon 'til 10 p.m. He'll have music playing all day long and well into the night. Featured Gulch resident's bands My Fellow Traveller, Sketchy Ted and Don't Hurt Miles! are on a really outstanding bill. Come on by and bring your sunscreen.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Calling all Gulchers! Join us at the SGNA Board of Directors meeting tonight at Holladay Park Plaza(at the corner of NE 16th & NE Multnomah). We'll be discussing revisions to our bylaws, a Holladay Park Plaza land use issue and planning for the granddaddy of all block parties, Gulch-O-Rama! 7:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Come one, come all. See you there!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Agenda for Tues. 8/10 SGNA Board of Directors Meeting

Here's a provisional agenda for the next SGNA Board of Directors meeting.
It's next Tuesday, July 13th, 7:30 p.m. at Holladay Park Plaza.
All Gulchers are welcome and encouraged to attend. We'll be discussing;

Old Business:

Approval of minutes from last meeting (attached)

Holladay Park Plaza update on north parking lot –Will Elder

By-Laws rewriting update

New Business:

Committee Reports:

Land Use-Will Elder
Communications-Chris Lopez
Safety & Preparedness –Gretchen Milhaupt
Lifestyles: GULCH-O-RAMA report