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Roadway to Sherrard Point lookout back open for the season; Portland Columbia Symphony to perform at Nadaka Park

COURTESY PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY TRANSPORTATION - The upper section of Larch Mountain Road has reopened. Upper Larch Mountain Road reopens

The upper section of Larch Mountain Road in the Columbia River Gorge was reopened Wednesday morning, May 26, for recreational access by Multnomah County Transportation.

Every autumn the county closes the roadway by installing a snow gate near milepost 10. That closure protects the public from adverse weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with snow removal.

Larch Mountain Road is the highest road in Multnomah County, reaching an altitude of 4,055 feet. At the summit is a parking lot for visitors to the Sherrard Point lookout. The snow gate is at about 2,300 feet.

For more information, visit multco.us/roads/larch-mountain-road

Vote for Senior Center Board

The Gresham Senior Center is holding its board member elections at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in the Blue Lake Room at the East County Building, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

If unable to attend in-person, ballots with information regarding the candidates are available at the center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only members of the Gresham Senior Center may vote. Membership applications are also available.

For questions or more information, contact the Senior Center at 503-988-9897 or Paul Nasiatka at 571-641-9617, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concert at Nadaka

The Portland Columbia Symphony will perform an outdoor concert in East Multnomah County.

On Saturday afternoon, June 12, the string section will convene for a casual 65-minute performance at Nadaka Nature Park under the direction of Steven Byess. Tickets are free but required, as capacity is limited with COVID-19.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Nadaka, 17615 N.E. Glisan. Tickets can be secured online at pcsymphony.org/events/concert-in-the-park/

The music will include film scores and classical hits — including Romeo and Juliet, Downton Abbey, Bizet's Carmen Suite, Copland's Rodeo and more.

The concert is supported by the city of Gresham, Juan Young Trust, and the Mt. Hood Community College Music Department.


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