Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Hollywood Burger Bar changes hands

Hollywood Burger Bar changes hands

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

On July 1, Dana Rosemus will officially take over as owner of the Hollywood Burger Bar. For those who care about historic continuity and a place that Rosemus calls a neighborhood “icon,” he has good news: “I may spruce things up a little, maybe put on a new coat of paint, and that’s it. No major changes. Most of the … More

Broadway sales coming in July

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The Northeast Broadway Business Association this year calls its annual gala, July 16-18, a “super summer sale.” Most of the activity will be indoors – but there will be lots to go indoors for. To wit:

bella stella, 2751 N.E. Broadway: 10 to 70 percent off storewide, and baby carrier demonstrations.
• Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway: Special editions … More

Needle sculpture installed at Fernhill

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Last month, volunteers installed a model of a giant acupuncture needle in the east side of Fernhill Park, near Northeast 57th Avenue. One of six such installations placed in various parts of the city, it is intended to symbolize the need for medicine, and especially alternative medicine, to be made available to Portland’s communities. In this case, it was also … More

Star-spangled summer at NECC

By Tom Vandel, Northeast Community Center board member
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

In a sparkling display of fundraising spirit, the Northeast Community Center (NECC) is once again selling Fourth of July fireworks to raise money for NECC youth programs. The NECC TNT fireworks stand is located in the NECC parking lot at the corner of Northeast 37th Avenue and Broadway, across from MBank.

If you plan to … More

Spanish language center draws people together

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News, July 2010

Lindy Delf of Northeast Portland, a retired teacher, hopes to work at a school in Mexico City.

Michael Rasmussen of Southeast Portland likes to travel but, he said, “I hate not knowing the language.”

To learn Spanish, each has enrolled at Tierra Educational Center, started a year ago by Norberto Medina, a software engineer from Mexico, and Rebecca Pillsbury, a … More

Heritage Home Tour – An inside look at spectacular homes around the city

Heritage Home Tour – An inside look at spectacular homes around the city

By CJ Hurley
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) inaugurates its Heritage Home Tour on Saturday, July 31. The tour will be a fundraiser for the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, which works to preserve Portland’s historic buildings and neighborhoods and acts as an educational center to members and the public.

Through the Heritage Home Tour, the AHC is offering the community an unprecedented opportunity to view … More

Gardeners grow food, community

Gardeners grow food, community

By Rebecca Ragain
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Kim McDodge leans over a chive plant, showing another gardener which of the long, narrow leaves to snip in order to prolong the plant’s production of flavorful new shoots. A few minutes later, in another area of the garden, McDodge pulls a few leeks out of the ground, shaking the dirt off the plants’ roots. They’re getting too old and … More

July calendar

July calendar

By Laura Meehan
For the Hollywood Star News. July, 2010

Events are listed in the order in which they take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. Submit calendar items to the Hollywood Star News, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave., PMB 142, Portland, OR  97213 or moc.l1397912220oa@la1397912220iroti1397912220derat1397912220sh1397912220. Entries must be received by the 15th of the month. Include description of event, date, location, time, price (when relevant) and contact information for More

Providence Pirates

Providence Pirates

Kids from Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children — participated in the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on June 9. Nearly 70 volunteers from area schools spent two hours decorating wheelchairs and dressing up kids to fit this year’s pirate theme. Providence recreational
therapist Elizabeth Sullivan also enlisted members of the Pirates of Portlandia, a local community group, to lend credibility to the crowd, as it meandered its way along … More

First Friday puts the accent on Northeast galleries

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

With the rampant growth of art galleries on the east side of Portland during the last decade, it was only a matter of time before a number of them coalesced to sponsor an informal gallery guide. Called First Friday, the guide calls attention to galleries and venues that are open every first Friday evening of the month from 6 p.m. … More

To the editor: Hollywood unhappiness

Editor:

Portland has a reputation for having a nice downtown, parades, the Rose Festival, fine eateries and the waterfront. So I decided to move back to Portland, specifically to the Hollywood District. I lived here in the late 1970s, moved out of state and then moved back. I do have fond memories and enjoy Hollywood’s atmosphere. But! That all said and done, having lived here for less than two years … More

Take back the night at National Night Out

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

National Night Out (this year August 3) is the time of year when people are encouraged to hold events and gatherings after dark in parks and other public places. The idea is that if enough of us Good Guys are there doing Good Things, the Bad Guys won’t use them to commit crimes, and people in general will feel safe … More

Fremont Fest is coming!

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The good old Beaumont Business Association festival will be back again this year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 7, with a few new wrinkles.

At 9:30 a.m. participants should report to Beaumont Middle School for the 10 a.m. parade of decorated bikes and children. And this year there will be prizes for the best decorated bike, dog costume, child … More

Mississippi Street Fair can’t get bigger!

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. North Mississippi Avenue will be empty of cars and full of people. And music, poets and dancers doing their respective things from four different stages. And street vendors of food, information and everything else. And a children’s parade at noon, together with other children’s activities. And, for the adults, a beer garden offering the … More

Multi-Cultural Festival keeps getting better

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Yes, the Portland International Business District’s Multi-Cultural Festival, noon to 6 p.m. July 10 in the Northeast 72nd Avenue park blocks north of Sandy Boulevard, just keeps getting better. For instance, the entertainment lineup now includes Bellisimonde “electric world music,” a Brazilian band, the Reggae group Randy Ross, the band Spider Moccasin, and a Bahai band Ladder of the Soul,More

Tree regulation review continues

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The Portland Planning Commission continued its review last month of the Citywide Tree Project, an attempt to revise the city’s regulations governing the planting, pruning and cutting of trees on public and private property. Last month the Commission directed staff to require replacement or payment when cutting down trees larger than 12 inches in diameter on private property, but to … More

Airport plan hits snag

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

With its proposed Master Plan approved unanimously by its Public Advisory Group, the Airport Futures Plan last month ran into a wall of opposition based on plans for new zoning regulations outside Portland International Airport.

Airport Futures, a joint project of the Port of Portland and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, created a 25-year master plan for the … More

Burnside Bridgehead framework completed

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

A consultant team has completed, and the Portland Development Commission has accepted, the Burnside Bridgehead Framework Plan, a set of principles that should be followed in the development of the four-acre site on the east end of the Burnside Bridge. PDC has a Memorandum of Understanding with Brad Malsin’s Beam Construction that gives them first opportunity to develop at least … More

Citizens protest urban renewal appropriation

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

To speed along development of what was considered to be a necessary facility, the Portland Development Commission and the Portland City Council last month approved allocation of $2 million from the Central East Side urban renewal district for a new Mental Health Crisis Center within the old Hooper Detox Center on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Couch Street. … More

Two neighborhoods consider parking permits

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The Eliot and Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood associations are examining possible permit parking systems. In each case the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association is paying for a survey of current parking conditions, the first step in the process, and a guide to the placement of the district boundaries. Under such systems, residents of the district are allowed to purchase permits – … More

Broadway Bridge out

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Starting July 6, and through September 10, the Broadway Bridge will be shut to auto traffic due to construction of the new Portland Streetcar east side loop extension. In addition, consultant Julie Gustafson told the Central East Side Urban Renewal Advisory Committee, there will be lane closures on the west side of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Oregon … More