Portland's National Night Out
Stephanie Reynolds, Portland's Crime Prevention Program Manager joined us today to talk about National Night Out (NNO). NNO is a huge citywide celebration of community, with a focus on public safety and has been going on in Portland for over 20 years. About 20,000 people have about 140 parties and the parties happen in almost every neighborhood in Portland, in parks, streets, and people's yards. Most of the parties happen on Tuesday, August 3rd, but some happen the weekend before or the weekend after that date. Usually parties include a potluck barbecue, neighbors visiting, kids playing, activities for the kids, visits from police officers, fire fighters, other public safety officials, city commissioners and even musical entertainment. Anyone can throw a party, and the registration deadline for parties is tomorrow (7/27) at 5pm. Also, anyone can find a party and attend it with their family. All of the information about NNO is on this website.
Also, there is an NNO kickoff party tomorrow evening (7/27) from 5-7pm on the steps of City Hall downtown. There will be lemonade and cookies courtesy of the Lotus Cafe, and it's a great opportunity to talk to the Mayor, the police chief, the fire chief, precinct commanders, City commissioners, etc.