East Bayside Neighborhood

Apr 21


Hello East Bayside neighbors,

Many of you might not know (and for those of you who do) there is a proposal to change our current residential (R)-6 zone to R-7 zone in all/part of East Bayside.  This proposal was initiated 6 weeks ago.  There is a final Portland Planning Board meeting that we want you to know about.  It will be held Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm, City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor.  This will be the last meeting and opportunity to share your thoughts before the Planning Board votes and makes a recommendation to the City Council.   To view the application for this proposal please visit: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning.htm#Current_Backup_Material

Scroll down to the 4-22-2014 meeting to East Bayside Map Amendment.

We hope that you are able to make this very important meeting.  If you are unable to make it however, you can submit written comments to Rick Knowland, Senior Planner at rwk@portlandmaine.gov or phone 874-8725.  We also encourage you to contact City Councilor Kevin Donoghue at: kjdonoghue@portlandmaine.gov

Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Apr 16

East Bayside: ‘As good as it’s ever been’ -

Apr 15


Hi Neighbors,

East Bayside’s monthly neighborhood meeting will be today April 15, 7pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street.

Evan and Sasha from Bild Architecture will discuss the design options for Greenleaf Street. We will then discuss the the City Planning Board’s proposed zoning change from the current R-6 to R-7 for the entire East Bayside residential area.

Please come get informed so that you can take part in the decision-making of our neighborhood

Nov 18

November Monthly Meeting 2013

Hello Neighbors,

This is a reminder of this months meeting Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM. This month we will be meeting at Zero station 222 Anderson St. We will discussing Jan Piribeck’s East Bayside King Tide Party.

King Tides are the highest tides of the year. Elevations flooded during todays King Tides will be flooded more often in the future as sea levels rise. King Tides offer a glimpse of the future here in Portland, and around the world. In 2013 there are seven tides with a predicted height of 11.6 feet or above in Portland. The only King Tide predicted to occur during daylight hours in 2013 is expected on December 4th.

We will be meeting our new Senior Lead Officer Jeffrey Druan, who will be working with Suna in the community policing center on Mayo Street.


Oct 14

Monthly EBNO, all neighbors welcome.

This is a reminder of this months neighborhood meeting is Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM. We will be meeting at the Compass Project. 219 Anderson Street, accessed by walking all around the drive to the back of the building.

All are welcome!

Oct 11

Hello neighbors please come out and take part.

Hello neighbors please come out and take part.

Jul 16

August 6th, 2013 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (Parade and Block Party)

Tuesday August 6: East Bayside’s National Night Out – Neighborhood Parade & Bock Party

For one night only, families and neighbors are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors, and come out for a PARADE and BLOCK PARTY to promote neighborhood solidarity, safety, bicycles, art, music, and fun.

Parade Line-Up at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo Street) at 5:30 pm…parade departs at 6:00pm sharp, winding through the neighborhood, and ends at Peppermint Park on Cumberland Ave for a FREE BBQ and live music by neighborhood drumming ensemble BURUNDI BEATS!
FREE BBQ at Peppermint Park on Cumberland Ave to follow, with live music by Burundi Beats drum ensemble, a display of specialty police and fire vehicles, and kid’s activities and prizes. Guest speakers to include Chief Sauschuck, Herb Adams, and Mayor Brennan round out the evening.

Come march in the parade –  join Burundi Beats drum ensemble, Nessie the Sea Dragon, puppets by the Children’s Puppet Workshop, MECA, and assorted neighborhood youth groups. Marchers/musicians/puppet carriers needed!

National Night Out is a collaboration between Portland Police, Community Policing, Mayo Street Arts, Portland Housing Authority, East Bayside Neighborhood Organization, Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Opportunity Alliance, The Root Cellar,  Target, and MaineStay. 

Volunteers should come to Mayo Street Arts at 5:30 pm. Email info@mayostreetarts.org for more information.

Blainor McGough
Executive Director, Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street, Portland Maine 04101
cell: 207.615.3609

JULY 16th, TONIGHT…is EBNO’s monthly meeting 7pm.

Meetings are being held at The Mayo Street Arts, enter through the sidewalk level door to basement. Hope to see you there.

Jun 18

The Resilience Hub -

June 18th, 2013 monthly mtg, Mayo St Arts basement, 7pm

Hey All, just a friendly reminder that tonight June 18th is our monthly East Bayside Neighborhood meeting. On our agenda is a presentation by Lisa Fernandes from the Resilient Hub on Portland’s redesign of the Bayside Trail using edible landscaping. Blainor will talk about planning National Night Out. So far she haas participation from Mayo Street Arts, Target, Portland Police, Community Policing, and CPPC, and Blainor is hoping EBNO can shine at the event too!

Hope to see you all there 7pm at the Mayo Street Arts basement.

Feb 19

Don’t forget tomorrow is the Feb EBNO meeting. 7pm at Mayo Street Arts. See you there!

Nov 28

The Big Chill Holiday Sale

Join Mayo Street Arts this Sunday Dec 2nd, for the 2012 Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage sale. The Big Chill will benefit the Mayo Street Arts Center with 100% of the proceeds from vendor fees and our shiny, brand new silent auction.

Nov 13

Mayo Street Arts, Saturday Nov 17th, 2012

It’s happening! November 17th at Mayo Street Arts. Come throw down the dollars in support of your favorite wrestler throwin’ down!

Oct 23

Good Fences For Neighbors

Who: Jan Piribeck

What: Pecha Kucha presentation - Good Fences for Good Neighbors

When: Thursday, October 25th

Where: Space Gallery

Doors open at 6:30PM; the show starts at 7:20PM and will run until around 9:45 or so. Jan is the final presenter and invites you to stop by if you get a chance!

Oct 15

Improvements for East Baysiders’ walkways! Your input is needed.

Dear East Bayside Residents,

This Thursday, October 18th, 6:30-8pm a City project manager will be presenting BIG plans for improving our pedestrian pathways. Neighborhood folks are invited to come and participate. The meeting will be held at the Root Cellar on 94 Washington Ave.

Projects include:
•Washington Avenue Shared Use Pathway - convert the existing 5’ sidewalk along Washington Avenue from Eastern Promenade to the Tukey St ramp to a 10’ shared use path with a 6’ esplanade (separating the path from Washington Avenue)
•Tukey Street Ramp Pathway - convert the approx. 26’+ off-ramp to a 16’ ramp with 10’ shared use pathway from the Washington Avenue off-ramp to Anderson St/Bayside Trail with pedestrian flasher at the ramp crossing
•3 Safe Routes to School Projects - pedestrian crossings at Washington/Eastern Promenade; Presumpscot School; Washington Ave at Maine Ave.