What late 20th-century Roseway, Cully and Rose City Park neighbors knew as George’s Market will open in early December as a unique business in this area. Owner Zeph Shepard has thrown his own financial resources and “sweat equity” into the small store on Northeast Fremont Street at 62nd Avenue, which, Shepard said, will make all cuts of meat accessible and affordable to the working class: thus, … More
Chilled by mid-40 temperatures and drizzle characterized as a “Portland November morning,” but warmed by hot coffee and pastries, city officials and private partners joined in a brief ceremony to officially begin the $2.2-million renovation of Inner Northeast’s Dawson Park. Portland Development Commission Executive Director Patrick Quinton welcomed a small group to the “…historic and cultural heart of the African American Community” and hailed the neighbors … More
Along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 17th and 34th avenues, pockets of renovation and renewal are showing signs of economic rejuvenation. Tod Breslau, broker with Premier Property Group, started several years ago with See See Coffee at Northeast 17th and Sandy by brokering and arranging the sale of the property and transforming it from an old office building to the first combination coffee house/motorcycle boutique, catering … More
A product for measuring the gas in propane tanks, made by Nitz Associates in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, is on This Old House’s list of the best new home products.
The user-friendly Android app, called BBQ TankMeter, checks the fuel level in standard, 20-pound propane tanks used with gas grills, patio heaters and fire pits. It can measure propane levels when the tank … More
Portland mosaic artist Mary Tapogna recently was told her business, Hail Mary, would be evicted from her retail space at Northeast Killingsworth Street and 30th Avenue in the Concordia Neighborhood.
Many people in the community have reached out to Tapogna to lend a hand. Alberta Street’s Frock boutique and Guardino Gallery are carrying some of Tapogna’s smaller items for the holidays. Popina Swimwear in the Hollywood district has opened up … More
The therapists at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, who deliver pain relief and healing of body, mind and soul throughout the year, are offering ideas for surviving the holidays, as explained by assistant director Jenn Tasnim-Savage.
PLAN AHEAD: This will help you streamline your efforts and feel less harried. Every year, I make a calendar that outlines my commitments plus those of
The association, based in Lakewood, Colorado, assessed the hospital’s patient care, practice protocols, medical equipment, client service and the facility itself, said Kate Spencer, communications manager for the association. The 900 quality standards go beyond basic state regulations, she said.
Friends of Trees is encouraging Portland residents to plant trees to benefit neighborhoods in a variety of ways, including reduced air pollution, cooler temperatures in summer and added value for homes.
The organization works with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which requires a permit to plant in parking strips or public rights-of-way. Trees offered through the Friends are tailored to each homeowner’s … More
Reporter Lee Perlman, who withdrew his name after past nominations for a Spirit of Portland Award, has received the award posthumously for lifetime achievement for community and neighborhood engagement.
Classic Foods,which supplies fresh artisan pasta, sauces, spices, nuts and cheeses to fine restaurants, will open an outlet store for the general public on the first Friday of each month, beginning December 5.
The business, in a renovated 1932 Art Deco building in the Woodlawn neighborhood, is at 817 N.E. Madrona St. The outlet store will be open from 2 to … More
Alberta Street businesses will light a tree, welcome gnome hunters and serve refreshments during “ Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment.”
For the second year, lights will shine on a living holiday tree at 4:30 p.m. December 7 in the Courtyard at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street. Holiday music, cookies and warm drinks will be part of the free … More
A new chief executive, Paul Gaden, will leave Texas to lead Providence Portland Medical Center in January 2014.
“Paul is committed to serving the poor and vulnerable with Providence, just as he has in his previous health care work experiences,” said Theron Park, chief executive of delivery systems for Providence in Oregon.
At Providence Portland, Gaden will lead a 483-bed facility with … More
Through his work, Northeast Portland artist CJ Hurley strives to unify art and life. With more than twenty years of experience, he describes his journey as an artist as an unfolding flower. His belief that all of the arts are of equal importance to the human environment is what inspires him.
Hurley spent the better part of this year isolated in his small studio inside his Laurelhurst neighborhood home creating … More
The Pacific Northwest is overdue for a major earthquake. When disaster strikes, utility systems will fail, stores will run out of supplies, emergency services will be stretched thin, and basic life necessities will be scarce. “Passive Survivability” describes a building’s ability to maintain critical life-support conditions when services are lost. The basic criteria for passive survivability are:
Shelter – Buildings stay intact during and after … More
By Ari Rosner Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator
The Hollywood Farmers Market’s matching program, Fresh Funds, began in 2010 with the simple idea that all Oregon residents deserve access to fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. With that in mind, the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) created a program that will increase the spending power of customers receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).
The co-owners of Broadway Books, Roberta Dyer and Sally McPherson, are thrilled to be launching their annual school “adoption” book drive on December 1. This will be their third year of sponsoring Roosevelt High Schooland working with Betsy Tighe, the school’s librarian. The book drives have been an annual event for a number of years and have included several schools throughout … More