Happy New Year, neighbors!

In an effort to improve Neighborhood Notes and make it an even more valuable local resource, we've created a survey to find out what really matters to you.

We invest considerable money, time and effort into Neighborhood Notes, and it is absolutely essential that we only publish information that you will read, share and find incredibly useful.

Unlike the Internet, which is vast and limitless, our budget is small and the amount of information we can create and publish is limited. This means we have to be really selective about what we do and how we do it. And for these reasons, we are looking forward to your feedback and criticism.

While I can’t promise to respond to each comment or put every suggestion into place, I will read everything that you have to say. All that I ask in return is that you be honest, courteous, and constructive with your feedback.

As a thank you for completing the survey, you'll be entered into a raffle and have the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate to the locally owned business of your choice. We're also going to reward Supportland cardholders (who complete the survey, natch) with points they can spend at Portland's finest indie businesses. And if you don't have a Supportland card we'll send you one, points included.

I deeply appreciate your willingness to help Neighborhood Notes and enable us to keep doing what we love.

All my best,

2012 Reader Survey*

2012 Reader Survey for Business Owners*

*surveys must be completed by 5 p.m., Jan. 15.