Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Beaumont photos here.

Beautiful mountain

The first plat for Beaumont, a French word meaning beautiful mountain, was filed in 1910 by Rose City Park Association, owners of was then open land. The plat covered Fremont Street from Northeast 39th Avenue to Northeast 45th Avenue. Two years later, the association added Northeast More

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

“The Summer Super Sale is a great opportunity to save big, support local businesses, grab a great meal or drinks and have some fun, too,” said Murray Koodish, president of the NE Broadway Business Association.

Children should enjoy the annual pet fair at Furever Pets, at NE 19th Ave., on Sat. July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Irvington Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with … More

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Researching coverage of an insurance policy is likely not the way you want to spend your evening or weekend. Yet knowing your assets are protected is important; a substantial loss could be devastating to your current financial situation as well as your future one.

“Most of my clients work hard for what they have. The assets they accumulate, however large or small, … More

Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner gets offer he couldn’t refuse

Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner gets offer he couldn’t refuse

By Phill Colombo
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Customers of the Hollywood District’s longest continuously operating business have smiled over the past month, getting their first look at the result Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner Gary Balo characterized as “an offer I couldn’t pass up.”

The proposal came from the 3,500-store Good Neighbor Pharmacy network to completely transform the store in 48 hours at no expense to Paulsen’s as a demonstration project. Paulsen’s was one of … More

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

By Joanne Carlson
For the Hollywood Star News

During the Architectural Heritage Center’s (AHC) fifth annual Heritage Home Tour, visitors can view some of the spectacular homes that make Portland neighborhoods unique and interesting. The Tour will take place Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The self-guided driving tour features five architecturally distinctive homes with five different stories to tell about Portland history. The homes, which are … More

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

By Phill Colombo
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After living in the Cully Neighborhood for 12 years, baker/contractor/entrepreneur Jeff Smalley has tackled remodeling the 3,000-square-foot, 1923 building that has housed the Wilshire Market for decades. Smalley told a general meeting of Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors in early June that he plans on opening Fire + Stone Restaurant sometime after Labor Day.

Smalley said he’s been a baker for the past quarter century. His eatery will rely … More

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

By Phill Colombo
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Shuttered at the end of May, John Shackleford’s Rain City Coffee opened June 11 as Rust Coffee Lounge. At the corner of Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street, Rust Coffee Lounge is under the general managership of Melissa Park.

Shackleford announced his retirement with praise for those who helped him make “Rain City the joy it is. Karen who helped grow the dream, Stephanie for the … More

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

By Phill Colombo
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On Friday, August 22, a new Tony Starlight Showroom will open for business at 1125 S.E. Madison St. in the Buckman Neighborhood, following a seven-year run as Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at Northeast 37th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

“I’ve been trying to expand my business for the last several years, and now it’s come to fruition,” Starlight explained.

The new Showroom, a collaborative venture … More

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

By Phill Colombo
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Amalfi’s Restaurant at Northeast 47th Avenue and Fremont Street has used some of its restaurant space to create a Mercato (Italian Market). The new Market will make it possible for customers to pick up their favorite foods to take home to eat. In addition to the pizzas, salads and other deli groceries, apparel is available. Amalfi’s president Kiauna Floyd was excited by the addition and showed … More

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

By Phill Colombo
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A couple of late-May and mid-June meetings saw some of Portland’s elected officials apprised of citizen opinion on a proposed road maintenance fee, and city bureaucrats looped into public opinion on infill demolition and rebuilding. In one case, airing concerns resulted in a delayed City Council vote; in the other, neighbors asked for changes in City demolition and building permit regulations.

Residents and business owners packed … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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Peter’s Bar & Grill at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street, billed as “your neighborhood sports bar,” has added weekend breakfasts to its menu, opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The additional hours began in response to World Cup soccer fans, but made sense to extend into the summer months and football and basketball seasons, according to owner Tim Williams.

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Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

By Phill Colombo
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Save the date: Wednesday, July 16, 6 p.m. at North Stanton Street and Williams Avenue, a renovated and refurbished Dawson Park, under reconstruction since last October, will reopen. To mark the occasion, a live concert in the park, light refreshments and guest speakers will be on hand to thank those who made the upgrade possible and note the historical significance of this green spot in … More

At your service: Steps to a great paint job – Know how to get the best for your home

At your service: Steps to a great paint job – Know how to get the best for your home

By Weinmann Painting
For the Hollywood Star News

Be lead-safe

Houses built before 1978 (like most houses in the Laurelhurst area) may contain lead paint, which can be harmful to families, yards and pets if not removed properly.

A lead test will be able to tell if lead is present in your home. Test kits are available at paint stores for about $8.

If lead is present, it is extremely … More

Out and about: Eliot phones home

Out and about: Eliot phones home

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Eliot photos here.

In 1873, the original town of Albina was platted totally within the Eliot neighborhood, bounded by the Willamette River on the west, Northeast Broadway on the south, Northeast Fremont Street on the north and Northeast Seventh Avenue on the east. Today the Albina area spans several neighborhoods in inner … More

Vernon eighth-grader tops in Rotary speech contest

Vernon eighth-grader tops in Rotary speech contest

By Phill Colombo
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Vernon Elementary School eighth-grader Dylan Bromley took first place in Rotary District 5100’s Four-Way Test speech contest in Salem on May 17 during the 2014 District Conference. Bromley’s mother and grandmother, hosted by East Portland Rotary, were both present and teared up with pride when the winner was announced. Bromley beat out five other youngsters for the top prize.

Following actual competition, three top finishers repeated … More

Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

By Phill Colombo
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In late May, restauranteur Ninh Vuong opened his third enterprise, Pho Corner, at the intersection of Northeast 62nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Tosis Restaurant for four decades, Pho Corner now offers Vietnamese fare in a thorough interior remodel and a colorful coat of exterior paint.

Vuong owns two Vietnamese eateries, both named Pho Dalat, in Parkrose and Hawthorne business districts. He worked at Intel before switching … More

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

By Phill Colombo
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Marianne Banke and her Hollywood Community Acupuncture Office Manager Janine Holly are not looking forward to the next five to 12 months. They are resolved, however, to work with developers of a new four-story, 56-unit, dorm-like residence on the lot south of the clinic to make the next year as bearable as possible for their business and their patients. They are facing the specter of demolition … More

Efforts to curb demolition and infill continued

Efforts to curb demolition and infill continued

By Phill Colombo
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Portland’s neighborhood associations are gearing up to generate significant attendance and broaden their involvement at a public forum 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Concordia University’s Luther Hall.  Office of Neighborhood Involvement Director Amalia Alarcón de Morris will moderate the session sponsored by Portland’s North, Central Northeast, Northeast and Southeast neighborhood coalitions, according to Mary Jaron Kelley, North Portland Neighborhood Services associate program director.

Experts from … More

New TriMet buses hit the streets, 2014 model MAX cars also on way

New TriMet buses hit the streets, 2014 model MAX cars also on way

By Phill Colombo
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This spring, TriMet’s newest 40-foot diesel buses began rolling off a California assembly line for an initial break-in drive to Portland. During May, the buses began carrying riders in the Portland region. Over the past two years, TriMet has added 125 new vehicles with 90 more new buses slated to be in service by the end of 2014.

Serial numbers on the newest buses start at … More

Patience is key for neighborhood gardeners

Patience is key for neighborhood gardeners

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Gardeners will need patience this spring because of the cold winter and low temperatures in early spring nights, gardening experts advise.

“I think everything is going to be later this year,” said Hester Garbellano, a garden designer and Master Gardener with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Wait until the soil is near 60 degrees Fahrenheit before transferring tomatoes and other vegetables … More