MAX Begins Simulated Service Sunday, Upcoming Bus Changes

Starting Sunday, August 30, TriMet will be running simulated service on the new Portland-Milwaukie light rail Orange Line. The light rail trains will be running to test regular passenger service before beginning passenger service on Saturday, September 12. Passengers will not be allowed on the trains before September 12.

Bus service will be changing beginning September 13. The most significant change for Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood is the elimination of the Line 28 – Linnwood line. Line 28 will become Line 34 – Linnwood/River Rd, which will travel on SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE Tacoma St. to Tacoma St./Johnson Creek MAX station.

More information on TriMet bus and light rail service and schedule is at For the light rail grand opening events, visit

(Photo: Bryan Dorr)

Street Painting and Block Party Rescheduled for Next Sun, Sep. 6th

We do need the rain, and it looks like it’s going to hang around through the weekend. Please update your calendar for the street painting and potluck block party:
Sunday, September 6th 9 AM-9 PM
SE 30th Ave and Sherrett St
Please help spread the word. If you cannot make it (especially if you were planning to bring tables, tents, rollers, brushes, etc.) please contact me so that I can look for replacements.

Neighborhood Streets and Traffic Update, Aug. 25, 2015

A few neighborhood streets projects are underway this week.

  • The new Tacoma St./Johnson Creek entrance work will begin this Thursday, August 27 for several weekdays during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Workers will narrow Tacoma St. at the Park & Ride entrance. Flaggers will be directing traffic.
  • Street art painting will take place at SE Sherrett St. and SE 30th Ave. on Sunday, August 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., which may require street closure in the area.
  • Jennifer Koozer of Trimet updated on the traffic signal at SE 32nd Ave. and SE Johnson Creek Blvd., saying there has been some delays in receiving vehicle detection equipment and will be a few more weeks before the signals are activated.

Johnson Creek Cleanup Event Aug. 29

A Johnson Creek clean up event hosted by Johnson Creek Watershed Council will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration opens at 8:30 am at Mill Park (6201 SE Overland St., Milwaukie).

Volunteers will walk Johnson Creek and remove trash from along the banks and park grounds nearby.

Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for getting wet or muddy. Participants are recommended to bring water bottle and sunscreen.

An award ceremony and barbecue will follow the event from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mill Park.

RSVP to or call 503-652-7477.

AJC Receives Grant for Street Painting!

CCAA Logo Tri logo compressedWe are pleased to announce that the neighborhood’s street painting will be funded in part by the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, a program managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. We are extremely grateful for this generous grant award, which will go a long way toward covering the cost to purchase paint for the mural at SE 30th & Sherrett. But we still need your help! Please join us Sun., Aug. 30th 9 AM – 9 PM to paint the street and celebrate with your neighbors!