Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Third Angle takes a chance – brings fish tank and new music to the Hollywood Theatre

By James Bash
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Expect the unusual and carry a sense of humor if you come to the Hollywood Theatre on the evening of March 5 at 7:30 p.m. When you step into the lobby you’ll see a fish tank and four performers playing music or reading poetry in response to where the fish swim. That piece, called the “Tropical Fish Opera,” is one … More

Business news: Owners of Mynt bar back at table

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Facing new scrutiny from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and strong urging from its members to negotiate, Tracy and Sherri Doss came unbidden to a Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association board meeting in late December and indicated they were ready to resume Good Neighbor Agreement talks. The two are seeking to open Mynt, a bar featuring nude entertainment, at 3390 N.E. Sandy … More

Business news: Other liquor issues plague lower Sandy

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Mynt isn’t the only liquor-related concern for this area. At last month’s Kerns Neighborhood Association meeting, a half-dozen residents complained of livability problems related to patrons of Tonic Lounge, 3100 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Neighborhood Crime Prevention Specialist Havilah Fershweiler said that there had been a shooting near the bar on January 10. However, residents claimed that unruly behavior, fighting, public … More

Development news: Providence seeks new development, plan update

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Providence Medical Center will soon be working to update its 2003 Campus Master Plan, administrator James Arp announced at the hospital’s annual open house last month. One feature of such a plan will be an expansion of the campus boundary to include three properties Providence has acquired on the north side of Northeast Glisan Street west of 47th Avenue, and … More

Development news: New poles to affect Halsey traffic

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

If traffic on Northeast Halsey Street in Hollywood gets even more congested this month, don’t put all the blame on Providence Medical Systems. According to Providence spokesperson Gary Walker, Pacific Power and Light, Comcast and Excel will be replacing their power poles on this stretch of the street, adjacent to Providence’s Halsey Center now under construction, and restricting traffic at … More

Development news: Planned Parenthood headquarters nears completion

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Another controversial project, a headquarters for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette region, is nearing completion on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Beech Street. According to president and CEO David Greenburg, the three-story, 42,000-square-foot building will open for business on February 15. It will include meeting facilities, one seating 200 people, that will be available for use by local … More

Development news: Beaumont-Wilshire cell tower arouses anger

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

One of the physically smallest private developments possible aroused the one of the largest and angriest responses in recent years last month, as the Beaumont-Wilshire community contemplated a new cell-phone transmission tower.

Consultant Kevin Martin, representing the Clearwire LLC Wireless Broadband Services, addressed a crowd of more than 70 people at Beaumont Middle School on company plans to install … More