Wilkes Community Group

Wilkes is a quiet residential community located in far NE Portland between the Columbia River and NE Glisan.  Its residents are culturally and economically diverse and special efforts are made to bring everyone together as a community.

 

Mark your calendars | Upcoming 2023 Dates

FEBRUARY:

MARCH:

  • Friday, March 3, 2023 | WCG Gardening at Wilkes City Park City Horticulturist, Kirsten Provenzano.
  • Tuesday, March 7th, 2023:  | WCG Monthly Meeting; PPB Community Active Shooter Prevention at the PPB Training Division off 149th & Airport Way.     Hosted by Ofc Neil Parker
  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 | WCG Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services from 6-8PM

APRIL:

  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2023  | WCG Monthly Meeting | 6:30PM via Zoom
  • Friday, April 7th, 2023 | WCG Gardening at Wilkes City Park City Horticulturist, Kirsten Provenzano.
  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 | WCG Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services from 6-8PM

MAY:

  • Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023  | WCG Monthly Meeting | 6:30PM via Zoom
  • Friday, May 5th, 2023 | WCG Gardening at Wilkes City Park with City Horticulturist, Kirsten Provenzano.
  • Wednesday, May 17th, 2023  | WCG Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services from 6-8PM

JUNE:

  • Friday, June 2nd, 2023 | WCG Gardening at Wilkes City Park with City Horticulturist, Kirsten Provenzano.
  • Tuesday, June 6th, 2023  | WCG Monthly Meeting | 6:30PM via Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 14th, 2023  | WCG Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services from 6-8PM
 
JULY thru DECEMBER: Dates TBD
 
 

General Meeting Information:

We aim to meet the FIRST TUESDAY* of every month at 6:30 PM on Zoom via the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84872944130?pwd=QTRlU3phMnRmS2FvcHZSYnl6aWIrUT09
Meeting ID: 848 7294 4130
Passcode: 223061

*Dates are subject to change.

 

2023 Historical Dates:

  • January 2023 Meeting |  Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 6:30PM via Zoom.  
    • Guest Speakers: 
      • Clay Veka, Portland Bureau of Transportation Vision Zero Coordinator and Active Transportation and Safety
      • Carlos Hernandez, PBOT Traffic Engineer
    • See PBOT, Vision Zero + Wilkes Neighborhood PDF in below attachments.
  • Join WCG and volunteer with Birch Community Services on Wednesday, January 25th from 6-8PM at Birch Community Services. Address: 17780 NE San Rafael St; Portland OR 97230   Note: Wear closed-toe shoes & be prepared to work outside or in a cold warehouse.Learn more about BCS here: About - Birch Community Services

A Year in Review | 2022**

  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Meeting
  • Friday, March 4th, 2022 | Wilkes City Park gardening session
  • Friday, April 1st, 2022 | Wilkes City Park gardening session
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Meeting with guest speakers: Gary Cobb from Central City Concern and Amy Snell with Northwest Naturals + Morasch Meats.
  • Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 | Wilkes Creek Earth Day Restoration Event in partnership with Verde, Friends of Frees, Portland Audubon and Portland Parks & Rec
  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Meeting
  • Monday, May 16th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Meeting
  • Saturday, June 18th, 2022 | Wilkes Neighborhood Clean-Up
  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • Saturday, Aug. 13th, 2022 | Wilkes Community Group Summer Free for All Movie in the Park in partnership with PP&R
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2022 | In-person meeting at Migration Brewing Pub + Production Facility
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • October 2022 WCG Meeting Speaker: Crystal Kroeller, Program Director with Camp Rosenbaum
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • Saturday, Nov 5th, 2022 | Wilkes Dumpster Day (Neighborhood Clean-Up)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2022 | Volunteer Event at Birch Community Services

Plus our neighborhood volunteer gardeners at Wilkes Park spent nine Fridays making our park a safe habitat for the birds and bees, plus so beautiful for all of us to enjoy. This volunteer group meets the first Friday of every month March thru November planting & mulching alongside our City Horticulturist, Kirsten Provenzano.

**list of dates in progress.

www.eastportland.org /wilkes