City of Portland Fails to Clean Up 405 Crime Nest

man-shooting-up-under-405-bridge-portlandCity Commissioner Nick Fish had been told about increasingly aggressive street people under the I-405 freeway, but seeing is believing.

After a walking tour between Northwest Johnson and Lovejoy Saturday, Oct. 4, and talking to affected neighbors, he characterized the problem as “less about homelessness, and more about illegal behavior.”

He called then Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and triggered a multi-agency mission that completely cleared the area of campers, waste, syringes and stolen property by the end of the weekend.

Though there was a weak attempt to move that homeless criminal element out, they have returned and resumed business as usual. Read more:

Portland Civility Summit 2.0

Dear Neighbors and Residents,

If you don’t already know me then please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Thom King. I have recently joined the board of Portland’s Clean and Safe program. I will be proudly serving as the residential liaison for Portland Clean and Safe. My goal as residential liaison is to improve the communication lines between Portland Clean and Safe and residents in the area that Portland Clean and Safe services. I am here to answer questions, listen to comment and suggestions that I can bring to our quarterly board meeting.

At our last meeting I was made aware of a meeting occurring on November 17th that will address community issues including those of safety, crime, and livability. I would like to invite you to participate in the Portland Civility Summit meeting and help lend a voice to the concerns of our community.

Here is the official description of the meeting: Participate in a conversation with community members, police, social service agencies, business leaders and city officials. Lend your voice to the conversation on respect, justice, civic duty and community values. And learn what has changed since Civility Summit 2013. Additionally, learn about this summer’s innovative community policing strategies.

You should attend if:
You use and enjoy the public spaces in Portland
You work, play, or live in Portland
You study or worship in Portland
You are a Portland business
You care about our community
You want to know what works to make our public spaces more welcoming and safe
You want to make Portland even better

To sign-up to attend the Civility Summit 2.0 and for more information, visit the Eventbrite page,

Lastly, I encourage you to email me at thom.king (AT) I can add you to my database and keep you apprised of updates and happenings that affect your lifestyle and community.

Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Thom King
Board Member – Portland Clean and Safe
Board Member – Flanders Lofts Homeowners Association

PNCA Move To Portland’s North Park Blocks

PNCA’s vision for a campus centered on the North Park Blocks aligns with Portland’s emerging creative services economy. John Jay, executive creative director for Wieden+Kennedy, describes the project’s importance: “Our collective future rests in our ability to create, attract, maintain, and cultivate the business of ideas and innovation. PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design will be the intersection of this city’s intellectual and artistic dialogue.” Read more here:

Portland’s Finest At Work

An un-named Flanders Lofts resident caught this great photo of seven cop cars doing a bust on Flanders! This occurred at around 9:30pm on Wednesday (11/20/13) in front of the Flanders Lofts front door.

Great job on reporting this!!11-20-13-arrest

Remember! If you see a crime in progress call 911 and report it. Then email and we will record it.

Together we can clean crime off our blocks.