Oh, what a night
Neighborhoods across East Multnomah County joined millions of people nationwide Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, for an annual community-building event.
National Night Out is a way to strengthen relationships between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community. Many local groups hosted parties with cookouts, games, music and more.
At Vance Park, community members jammed to live music and celebrated the release of a new cookbook dedicated to the dishes and culture found within Rockwood. The North Gresham Neighborhood Association served delicious food, with visits from superheroes and Oregon Health and Science University nurses, while at Red Sunset Park, North Central Neighborhood Association shared catered food from Don Ladis Taco Shop. Many other celebrations were hosted without the support of neighborhood associations all across the community.
Gresham police officers, firefighters and city staff made the rounds, with a focus on bringing fun and games to the children enjoying a summer evening.