About East Columbia -- East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses.



Tool Sale at NPTL

Tool Sale 
June 3rd 10am-2pm

As donations come in we up date our inventory. That means we have a back room full of older tools that can be yours for as little as $1. 

Come on down to the Historical Kenton Firehouse Saturday June 3rd between 10am and 2pm to see the what we we have available. 
Volunteers Needed
Friday June 2nd 3-6pm & Saturday June 3rd 9:30am-2:30pm

Of course we need people to help set up and run the tool sale. We need about 4 people to help on Friday June 2nd from 3-6pm, we will haul the tools up into the firehouse. We also need people on Saturday June 3rd to help out with the tool sale, 2 people from 9:30-noon & 2 people from noon-2:30pm. We will have a couple of board members running the cash register but we need volunteers to help members locate tools and answer questions about items that we have for sale. 
If you have time to help please let us know: 
Lead Safe Home Projects Workshop
Tuesday June 20th 6:30-8pm

This introductory class is perfect for those living in a home built before 1978 who want to know more about lead and basic poisoning prevention methods.
  • How to protect you and your family from the dangerous affects of lead on the body
  • Sources of lead in the home
  • Information and resources on blood-lead testing and screening items for lead
  • Prevention strategies and lead safe cleaning
  • Connections to related resources
Qualified participants receive a free safety kit which includes lead-safe cleaning supplies and testing materials, as well as the opportunity borrow a sealed HEPA vacuum.
Registar here.


North Portland Tool Library, 2209 N Schofield St, Basement of Historic Kenton Firehouse, (Enter at side of building),Portland, OR 97217


ORRCO Informational Meeting Public Notice


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is holding an information meeting regarding a complex permit modification application for Oil Re-Refining Company (ORRCO) located at 4150 N Suttle Road in Portland, Oregon.

ORRCO operates a used oil re-refinery taking deliveries of used oil and processing them into reusable oil and fuel. ORRCO proposes to modify their existing air permit by removing and modifying existing processes, adding new processes, upgrading existing control technology, and adding new control technology. The solid waste permit is for the treatment and material recovery of oil contaminated materials and other spent materials.

You can access the public notice here: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Get-Involved/Pages/Public-Notices.aspx

The air quality permit modification application and solid waste permit application can be accessed here: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Programs/Pages/NP-Odor-Investigation.aspx



ORANG F-15 Continuous Descent Test Period Begins

The Port of Portland's Noise Management group issued a new Continuous Descent Fact Sheet today.


  • Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG) was APPROVED to start a 6-month test of expanded use of Continuous Descent Overhead Approach. The test will run from May 1 - Oct 31, 2017.
  • Details provided re background on military landing procedures at PDX.
  • Landing procedures distinguished - straight-in, overhead break, and continuous descent.

We encourage interested citizens click here to read the Port's document. If you wish to engage in some more direct dialogue, please attend the ECNA Land Use Committee Meeting this coming Thursday, May 4th at 7pm - this topic is the focus for this meeting.

What: East Columbia NA Land Use Meeting
Date: May 4th, Thursday,  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: Columbia Community Church, 420 NE Marine Dr.

1. Introductions and announcements
2. F-15 ORANG overhead continuous landing discussion and strategy planning
3. Petition submissions
Note: petition deadline extended to this meeting date, May 4th
4. Follow up tasks and assignments
5. Recognition and thank you!

To gain context re petitions, please see this previous article - a recap of the ECNA April General Meeting. Note: petitions are still being collected even though the test period was approved. They will be presented as one component of community input to the Port on this matter.

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