Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Hollywood’s Velo Cult teams with Bicycle Transportation Alliance to promote bike commuting in Northeast neighborhoods

Hollywood’s Velo Cult teams with Bicycle Transportation Alliance to promote bike commuting in Northeast neighborhoods

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

On a hot August evening, approximately 100 bicyclists gathered over pints and panniers at Velo Cult bike shop, 1969 N.E. 42nd Ave., to celebrate the start of this month’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Bike Commute Challenge (BCC). Velo Cult, an avid supporter of the BTA, hosts a monthly happy hour for the non-profit group whose focus is promotion and advocacy of biking … More

Intern gains valuable work experience at the library

Intern gains valuable work experience at the library

By Heidi Hoogstra
Hollywood Library clerk

This summer, Multnomah County Library participated in a teen internship program called Summerworks, established by the nonprofit Worksystems. According to Worksystems, in the past ten years, youth employment has dropped from 46 percent to 27 percent. The Summerworks program found 530 intern jobs for teens this summer, 20 of whom came to work for the library.

At the Hollywood Library, intern Chazlyn Sharpe was … More

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

Just off Northeast 82nd Avenue, on a patch of land tucked between the red brick building and the football field, the Madison High School garden has taken root.

As summer draws to a close, the 1,500-square-foot plot is overflowing with every kind of vegetable imaginable, from beets to zucchini, along with showy cutting flowers such as sunflower and zinnia. Fruit trees laden … More

Hollywood Farmers Market accepting applications for new board members

Hollywood Farmers Market accepting applications for new board members

By Erin Jaurigue
Hollywood Farmers Market board member

The Hollywood Farmers Market is now accepting applications to join its board of directors in January 2014. Board membership offers an opportunity for volunteers, vendors and market lovers to become involved in the nonprofit organization.

The board welcomes applications from individuals enthusiastic about the Market, especially those with backgrounds in the areas of food policy, nutrition, nonprofit organizations, community outreach, human resources, … More

Northeast Community Center offers free introductory classes for kids

Northeast Community Center offers free introductory classes for kids

By Mickey Harnage
NECC volunteer   

“Try it, you’ll like it” might be the hash tag for Northeast Community Center’s new-for- fall youth classes. Free introductory classes are being offered for three of the classes.

PE and Me is a child-and-parent class offered in four-week sessions on Mondays from 9-9:45 a.m.  One participant must be three to five years old; the other must be an adult. PE and Me gives both … More

Lawyer who lives in Hollywood neighborhood teams with Lloyd District financial advisor to found workshop that helps women deal with separation, divorce

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

When a woman realizes that her marriage isn’t working, she may feel a range of emotions that swirl into a cacophony of questions. What are the next steps to take? How will she support herself? What will life be like as a single parent?

Three professional women — a mediator, a lawyer and a financial advisor — have developed Clear Transitions PDXMore

Stoll Plaza dedication

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

On July 27, several members of the neighborhood, business community and the Stoll family gathered to dedicate the new public plaza in the Hollywood District. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and former Mayor Sam Adams assisted in the unveiling of the bronze plaque that reads “Stoll Plaza — Honoring Norm & Helen Stoll for their years of support of our neighborhood, our … More

Lee Perlman public memorial planned

Lee Perlman public memorial planned

The community is invited to attend a remembrance/memorial event for Lee Perlman on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at Lorenzen Conference Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. That was the site of many meetings in Lee’s Eliot neighborhood.

Legacy Emanuel is on North Vancouver Avenue between Russell Street and the east end of the Fremont Bridge. The Lorenzen Center is off Graham St. between the hospital and the Medical Office … More

Sing Portland! community choir to start fall term in Concordia neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Sing Portland! invites anyone who wishes to sing — regardless of experience — to join the non-traditional community choir whose director believes all people are musical.

“Nobody should ever be told they can’t sing,” said director Marion Van Namen, who also is a cello teacher, African drummer, jazz singer and music therapist.

The repertoire includes easily accessible, multi-cultural songs taught by ear, … More

Hollywood Star staff says goodbye to Lee Perlman

Hollywood Star staff says goodbye to Lee Perlman

By Mary DeHart
Owner and publisher of the Hollywood Star News

What can we say about Lee Perlman? We’ve never met anyone — and doubt we ever again will — who could go to as many meetings as he attended. Day or night. That was his passion. Lee was well known — and well read — in Portland, covering the many meetings he attended citywide. By doing that, he was … More

Jambalaya Fest to fill King Neighborhood’s Dawson Park

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The eighth annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ, featuring a Creole-style family recipe, is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Dawson Park, between North Williams and Vancouver Avenues, from Morris to Stanton streets.

The host is the Meals on Wheels People from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 5325 N.E. MLK Blvd. The sponsor is … More

USO Northwest to lead Vets Day parade in Hollywood District

USO Northwest to lead Vets Day parade in Hollywood District

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The USO Northwest Portland Center, expected to open later this year at the Portland International Airport, will be the grand marshal of the 2013 Ross Hollywood Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.

The USO, which stands for United Service Organizations, will be the first group to serve as the parade’s grand marshal, said Angela McKenzie-Tucker of the sponsoring Ross Hollywood Chapel.

“The USO … More

Recycled containers help support school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Recyclable bottles and cans will help the Parent-Teacher Association raise funds for the Beverly Cleary Elementary School, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave., said Heather Leek, the PTA president.

The QFC store at 1835 N.E. 33rd Ave. will have a courtesy service person assist with the program between 4 and 8 p.m. every Saturday at the “Can Do” area near the store’s … More

Information shared at National Night Out in Hollywood Neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Hollywood neighborhood residents and business people had opportunities for learning as well as having fun and visiting at a National Night Out gathering last month.

The national event began 30 years ago to get people out to meet their neighbors and learn more about their communities, said Jo Schaefer, a board member of the Hollywood Neighborhood Association.

She extended a thank you … More

Directors Mortgage “Signs On” to celebrate 15 years in business

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Directors Mortgage is celebrating its 15th year anniversary in business. Mark J. Hanna started Directors Mortgage in 1998, which has grown from one office to 17 locations across Oregon and Washington. The company has more than 200 employees and more than $8 billion in closed loans. Directors Mortgage has an office in the Hollywood district at the corner of Northeast 37th AvenueMore

Rite Aid gives funds for kids’ program

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Rite Aid Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant to the Portland-based Cascade AIDS project to support Kids’ Connection. The program offers counseling and other support for children who are HIV infected or related to someone who is.

Living with HIV can be a challenge for adults, said Gayle Rife, manager of the Rite Aid Foundation, but it can be overwhelming for … More

In memory of Lee Perlman, Star News reporter and neighborhood journalist

In memory of Lee Perlman, Star News reporter and neighborhood journalist

Lee Perlman
January 27, 1949 – August 8, 2013

Lee Perlman was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 27, 1949. His parents, Samuel and Lucille Perlman, were both involved in the Civil Rights movement and other social justice causes of the time. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and attended Boston University, where he majored in journalism. After graduating in 1970, Lee returned to New York City where … More

Rose to grace Lloyd district’s Moda Center logo

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The new logo for the Moda Center, once known as the Rose Garden, will incorporate a rose as a salute to Portland, the city of roses, at the request of Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen.

The Trail Blazers and Moda Health, previously known as ODS, announced a 10-year agreement in August to bestow a new name on the sports center where … More

Soccer supplier plans second shop

Soccer supplier plans second shop

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Far Post Soccer Supply Co. plans a second location in the Rose City Futsal building, 5010 N.E. Oregon St., scheduled to open at the end of September.

The Far Post has been outfitting Portland soccer players from its flagship store near the Jeld-Wen Stadium since 1993. Owner Sonny Jepson said he was approached many times about opening in other locations, … More

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Earth-Centric, a retailer of nature-based compostable and reusable products, has moved from Northeast 60th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard to 7126 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“This year has been our best year, and we decided to find a bigger spot for our business,” said Tom Smith, whose partner in the business is Kay Wismer.

The new site will allow the pair to bring in … More

Multnomah County Library offers new ways to read e-books

Multnomah County Library offers new ways to read e-books

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Staff members at Multnomah County library branches can teach patrons two new ways to download and read e-books. One method is the 3M Cloud Library and the other is OverDrive, said Shawn Cunningham, communications director for the library system.

Patrons may search and download e-books from the library website or through the 3M Cloud Library mobile app. This covers about 5,000 titles … More