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.



Type Foundry in our neighborhood

November at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry
8900 NE Vancouver Way, Bay 4 Portland, Oregon

Type Jam: Walter Hamady & The Perishable Press, Ltd.
A presentation by Kathy Kuehn and Barb Tetenbaum

November 12th, 2018
7:15 pm

Kathy Kuehn and Barb Tetenbaum were both art students who studied with Walter Hamady at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s. They will share books from their personal collections and discuss what makes the Perishable Press Ltd stand out as one of the most admired private presses in the 20th century.

Free and open to the public. Donations towards this programming are gladly accepted.


Last Open Museum Hours of 2018!!

November 17th, 2018
December 18th, 2018

$5 suggested admission

The end of each year is always busy with special activities and visitors, so why not consider scheduling an outing to the C.C. Stern Type Foundry as part of your annual traditions? We have docents on hand to guide visitors through the experience, and welcome those with all levels of familiarity with type casting and printing.

Considering an end-of-year team building event, or special group field trip? We're happy to talk to you about making that happen. E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=End-of-year%20field%20trip%3F" target="_blank" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Next NW Letterpress Network Meeting
November 10th, 2018

Hosted by Bernie Smith & Ivan Snyder
at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry

Printers, artists and other free spirits interested in letterpress printingare invited to join this discussion group. Meetings are hosted at the C.C. Stern Foundry on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to noon, and are followed by a short type & equipment swap. All are welcome.

ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=I'm%20interested%20in%20knowing%20more%20about%20the%20networking%20group!" target="_blank" style="color: #6dc6dd; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">letterpresschatter@gmail.comto add your name to the mailing list for more information.
Upcoming Print-related Events
Codex Book Fair and Symposium
February 3-6, 2019

The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

The 7th Codex Book Fair and Symposium will be held in February 2019. For a schedule of events and more information check the online schedule. This event is worth going to for the book fair alone, but the symposium and exhibit openings should be on your calendar as well. Plus you can plan your visit to tour M&H Type and Arion Press to coincide with this event!

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Arboretum improvement project

Plans for the Columbia Children's Arboretum improvement project can be found on the Parks Department's website here.
All ECNA folks are invited to attend the upcoming work parties.



Marine Drive speed limit

News Release: PBOT to reduce speed limit on NE Marine Drive high crash corridor, between I-5 and NE 33rd Drive

The City of Portland complies with all non‐discrimination, Civil Rights laws including Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-5185, TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service: 711 with such requests, or visit http://bit.ly/13EWaCg 

Portland Bureau of Transportation

News media contact:
Dylan Rivera
Portland Bureau of Transportation
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News Release:

PBOT to reduce speed limit on NE Marine Drive high crash corridor, between I-5 and NE 33rd Drive

Eastbound safety cameras near 33rd Drive to issue warnings for two weeks

Marine Drive speed limit reduction 2018

(Sept. 24, 2018) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation will reduce the speed limit on  a two-mile stretch of North Marine Drive, between Interstate 5 and NE 33rd Drive, starting Tuesday Sept. 25, from 40 mph to 35 mph.

PBOT won state approval for the change, as part of the City's Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, on Aug. 30.

Vision Zero Portland logo

There were 140 reported crashes, including six people seriously injured, on this segment of Marine Drive, where the speed limit will be reduced, from 2012 to 2016, the most recent five-year period for which data are available. 

The Speed Safety Camera on eastbound NE Marine Drive, which were installed in February, will issue warnings starting Tuesday for two weeks. Citations will resume Oct. 10.

The goal of the Speed Safety Camera program is to reduce speeding and save lives. Marine Drive is one of 30 streets that comprise Portland's High Crash Network. The roads in this network make up just 8 percent of Portland streets, but account for 57 percent of fatal crashes citywide.

The cameras are located in two locations on the corridor – westbound near NE 138th Avenue and eastbound near NE 33rd Avenue. The speed limit is not changing near the NE 138th Avenue cameras, so enforcement there will not be effected. 

In addition to the new speed limit, PBOT is delivering a variety of safety projects on Marine Drive including several in East Portland. Slated for construction starting in early 2019 on Marine Drive:

  • Shoulder and centerline rumble strips* (NE 33rd to NE 185th)
  • New traffic signal at NE 122nd
  • Buffered bike lanes (NE 112th to NE 122nd)
  • Gaps filled in multiuse path (NE 112th to NE 185th)
  • Rapid flashing beacons (NE 112th and NE 138th)

*19% of crashes on Marine Drive are lane departure crashes where a person drives out of their travel lane. On average, centerline rumble strips reduce all crash types by 9% and head-on or sideswipe crashes (which are often serious) by 44%. On average, shoulder rumble strips reduce crashes by 36%.

Death rate by various speeds

The City of Portland has joined cities around the country in embracing Vision Zero – the notion that the death of even one person on our roads is one too many. Vision Zero prevents traffic deaths through smart policy and system design. Learn more about Vision Zero and Speed Safety Cameras by visiting www.visionzeroportland.com.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation.

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