Parkside Neighborhood

We are the Parkside Neighborhood Association

The PNA is comprised of residents, businesses, and friends of the Parkside community in Portland, Maine. Parkside is the neighborhood bordered by Park Ave., Congress Street, Weymouth Street, and Forest Ave. The purpose of the PNA is to create a safe, vibrant, beautiful neighborhood for all to enjoy.

The Neighborhood Association meets at 7:15pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month at The Parkside Neighborhood Center, located at 85 Grant Street. Come join us!

Next PNA meeting: 

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, 7:15

 Please sign up to the mailing list for a reminder email.

You can also write to us right here!

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Better late than never, I suppose, but I wish this had gone out earlier:
Mayor & City Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PORTLAND, Maine -- Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a
business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and
community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in
the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. This event is open to
the public.

The forum follows a recent incident at Sisters Gourmet Deli in Monument
Square. Owner Michaela McVetty reached out to the City and met with Mayor
Strimling and City Manager Jon Jennings to discuss the issues and hear
about the ways in which the City is responding to the drug and mental
health crisis.

Following those meetings, McVetty asked for a forum in which business
owners could come to talk about their experiences downtown around mental
health, substance issues, and crime, and see if there are ways in which
they can get involved.

“I'm excited by the momentum we have going right now. People are clearly
passionate and frustrated by what we're talking about,” said Michaela
McVetty, owner of Sisters Gourmet Deli. “The rise in population of those
suffering from mental illness, drug addiction, and/or homelessness has
become something that none of us can ignore any longer. There are so many
in this city we love that are not getting the help they need. If they are
taken care of properly, in return, downtown workers, residents, and
business owners can feel safer.”

"I really appreciate how Michaela has handled the situation in her
business. She has turned a scary situation into an opportunity for all of
us to grow and learn,” said Mayor Ethan Strimling. “I look forward to
hearing from more business owners and what they experience as we seek to
find solutions to these issues in our city and state.

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This maybe silly to some, but someone stole our doormat. It was a light green-blue doormat with stripes on the edge made out of recycled lobster trap ropes. If anyone sees it please message me. ...

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