New stop sign at SE Roswell St. and SE 29th Ave.

By Bryan Dorr
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:55 PM PT

A new stop sign was installed Tuesday on SE Roswell St. at SE 29th Ave. Vehicle traffic on SE Roswell St. are required to stop at the intersection. SE 29th Ave. traffic, which is also a designated bike route, does not stop.

Power Outage

By Bryan Dorr
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:35 AM PT

Some Ardenwald residents are without power due to equipment failure. Power loss happened at 9:43 p.m. Monday night. PGE estimates power restoration between 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

For updates on status, visit PGE’s website

Update: Power was restored around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Share your humorous neighborly tales at Southeast Uplift’s ‘Knock-Knock 2014′

By Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA Webmaster
Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:54 AM PT

img_Knock_Knock2014From Southeast Uplift:

Calling All Storytellers! Knock, Knock! It’s Your Neighbor Open-Call Auditions, July 12th from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. and July 22nd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Helium Comedy Club.

This year’s Knock, Knock! It’s Your Neighbor storytelling extravaganza will take place on September 24, 2014 and could feature your story of “Mistakes of Neighborly Proportions.” Join SE Uplift at one of their open-call auditions and share your tale of a disastrous, humorous, or enlightening misunderstanding or mishap between neighbors. For more information and guidelines visit

P.S. Did we mention that the event helps funds awesome community projects like these?

More information (PDF)

Intersection widening, signal installation work to start next month

By Bryan Dorr
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM PT

110611-075335-0006-07-480.jpgIntersection improvement at SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE 32nd Ave will start at the beginning of next month.

TriMet Community Affairs Jennifer Koozer says the westbound SE Johnson Creek Blvd. lane widening, traffic signal installation, and sidewalk ramp work will begin early July and continue for a few weeks.

Flaggers will control the intersection during the work hours. The flashing red light will be removed, but the intersection will continue to be a three-way stop during non-working hours.

The TriMet 75 line bus stop on westbound SE Johnson Creek Blvd. will be relocated to southbound SE 32nd Ave. near SE Furat Ct.

Trees were removed in February in preparation for the require intersection improvement in connection with the TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Tacoma Street/Johnson Creek station Park & Ride.

For questions about the intersection construction design or construction, contact Jennifer Koozer at 503-962-2116 or (for contact between June 27 and July 8, 2014, contact Coral Egnew at 503-962-2275 or

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail weekly construction updates are online at

Regular NDA Meeting Agenda – June 23, 2014

By Bryan Dorr
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM PT

Here is the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA regular meeting agenda for Monday, June 23, 2014. The meeting is at Milwaukie Grind, 9401 SE 32nd  Ave., Milwaukie starting at 6:30 p.m. PT. Please check back here for updated agenda.

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Liaison Report (Beth Ragel) – 6:45
  4. North Clackamas Parks (Fiona Gwozdz) – 7:00
  5. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
  6. Committee Reports – 7:40
    • Chair
    • Vice-chair
    • Secretary
    • Webmaster
    • Treasurer
    • Land Use
    • Southeast Uplift
    • Transportation
    • Public Safety Advisory Committee
    • Membership
    • Art
    • Balfour Street Park
    • Creek Committee
    • Move Forward Milwaukie
  7. Next regular NDA meeting is Monday, September 22, 2014. (Special, board, and emergency meetings could be called at anytime.)
  8. Approve April 28, 2014 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  9. Adjournment – 8:00

Download Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Johnson Creek Blvd. reopened

By Bryan Dorr
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:14 PM PT

SE Johnson Creek Blvd. between SE. 36th Ave. and SE 42nd Ave. is now open.  SE Johnson Creek Blvd. was closed around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning due to police activity.

SE Johnson Creek Blvd. Closed for Police Activity

By Bryan Dorr
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:25 AM PT

Updated: Jun. 11, 2014, 9:42 am

SE Johnson Creek Blvd. is closed between SE 32nd Ave. and SE 42nd Ave. for police activity. Please use alternate routes.

TriMet is reporting on their service alert no Route 75 service to stops between SE 32nd Ave. at SE Roswell St. and SE Johnson Creek Blve. at 42nd Ave. The buses may run up to 3 minutes early before the detour.

Balfour Park fundraising plant sale

By Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA Webmaster
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM PT

plant_sale_flyer 2014Spring is here and this means it is time for the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Plant Sale!

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 7th& 8th from 11pm – 4pm

Where: 3012 S.E. Balfour Street (Near our future neighborhood park)

Please join the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood for their plant sale! Bring your plant list, and plant enthusiasm, and come buy some lovely plants for your garden. Plants have been donated from some of our accomplished neighborhood master gardeners, and some of our wonderful neighborhood HPSO gardeners. This plant sale is a fundraiser for development of a new park in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood and will be located near the future new park.

(Please bring cash or check only, as there will not be a debit/credit machine available at the checkout). If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at: 503-754-1655. For more information, also check out our website: (*In case, you haven’t heard we have funding for the park master plan design& meetings will begin shortly.)

Download Flyer (PDF)

Final Tideman Johnson Park work party for season

By Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA Webmaster
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:48 AM PT

From Marianne Colgrove:

Hey all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

This Saturday is our last work party of the season – woo hoo!  It is going to be a beautiful day, and we are going to pull easy weeds, and then have a celebratory barbecue.

Saturday June 7th, 9am – noon
meet up near the boardwalk
Volunteer appreciation BBQ – noonish

In order to get a proper Ottos sausage estimate, please let me know if you’re planing to attend, or if you have any dietary restrictions.

I hope to see you out there!

Friends of Tideman Johnson

And, the 2014 Summer Concerts bands are…

By Bryan Dorr
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:25 PM PT

2014concertposter1Ardenwald-Johnson Creek’s Summer Concerts in the park is back this summer for four, family fun-filled nights with live concert.

Each Thursday in August, the concert kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and goes on until dusk.

The band line up for 2014 is:

  • August 7, 6 p.m.-dusk
    Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes
    Blues (Guitar, Bass and Drums)
    National Night Out Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 14, 7 p.m.-dusk
    Whispering Roses
    Celtic Sacred Folk (Piano, Harp, Recorders and Violin)
  • August 21, 7 p.m.-dusk
    Ian McFeron
    Acoustic Folk (Guitar, Fiddle, Cello, Bass and Drums)
  • August 28, 7 p.m.-dusk
    Lincoln’s Beard
    Folk/Rock (Guitar, Banjo and Drums)
The  National Night Out festivities kicks off the concerts on Thursday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. with police, fire, and other public safety representative on site promoting community safety.

In addition to the great music, raffle prizes will be given away during the concerts.

Food and beverages will be for sale at all concerts. Other food vendors may be on site selling food and beverages at some of the concerts.

All concerts are free and suitable for all ages.

Ardenwald Park is located at 3637 S.E. Roswell St., across from Ardenwald Elementary School.

Visit  for concert updates, changes, and cancellations.

Download 2014 Concert Poster (PDF)