Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

By Kathy Eaton
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“I begin yawning in front of the dog, not out of boredom, but to get the dog to yawn back so I can look at the tongue and smell their breath,” said Doe Risko, certified animal acupressure practitioner in Northeast Portland, describing her initial approach to animals she’s treating.

Risko has lived in Portland for 40 years; 20 years in her 100-year old house on … More

Music, dinner to benefit Off the Couch Events

Music, dinner to benefit Off the Couch Events

Tony Starlight and his band will present “A Blast from the Past,” with music from the golden era of rock ‘n roll, to benefit Off the Couch Events, a socialization/educational program for differently-abled adults age 18 and older.

The music will follow a dinner at 5 p.m. October 13 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave. A silent auction also will be part of the activities to benefit … More

Agency seeks visitors for isolated seniors

Project Linkage is seeking volunteers of all ages who can visit isolated seniors and people with disabilities for at least an hour a week, said Marcy Hughes, the program associate.

“For many older adults, this is the only social interaction they have, and they look forward to the visit all week,” said Hughes, whose program is part of Metropolitan Family Service. “This is an extremely rewarding experience for both the … More

New marquee graces historic Hollywood Theatre

New marquee graces historic Hollywood Theatre

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new marquee, based on the original design, has been installed at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and now the entertainment-educational organization is seeking new members.

“This new marquee will be a great addition to the community and help the theater recapture its former glory as a cultural icon in Portland,” said Doug Whyte, the executive director. “Now all we need are more … More

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

By Kathy Eaton
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David and Michela McMahon founded Cloudburst Recycling in 1975, soon after moving into their Irvington home. David McMahon recalls the day an older man wearing a leisure suit parked his car in front of the McMahons’ Irvington home, came to the door and said the arts and crafts style house built in 1908 was designed and constructed for his grandfather, Franz Deggendorfer, a German immigrant. The … More

Reverand Nat’s Hard cider disects ‘alchemy of apple’ at Hollywood Farmer’s Market

Reverand Nat’s Hard cider disects ‘alchemy of apple’ at Hollywood Farmer’s Market

By Shelley Stearns
Hollywood Farmers Market volunteer

Portland residents consume more cider than residents of any other city in the United States and, according to Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, we are uniquely positioned to produce it.

The Pacific Northwest’s climate and existing infrastructure create an optimal environment in which the industry can flourish. Apple storage here is so advanced that Reverend Nat’s has access to quality apples … More

New Seasons opens ultimate neighborhood grocery store

By Kathy Eaton
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At 7 a.m. on August 28th, the Boise Eliot neighborhood welcomed Portland’s newest New Seasons Market located at 3445 N. Williams Ave. It’s the chain’s 13th store since New Seasons opened its first store in 2000. The new store, Williams New Seasons, sits four blocks from the company’s home office. Williams marketing director Amy Brown stressed how important it is for the company to connect with … More

Saving with solar

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

The sun — constant, predictable and endlessly renewable. It’s energy is 100 percent clean, widely available and the best part — it’s free. Those are the qualities that excite Randy Feldhaus and his three partners at Synchro Solar, 1330 S.E. 8th Ave.

“We totally geek out about it all the time,” Feldhaus said.

Synchro Solar, a Portland-based company, specializes in the … More

New staff, new school year and new standards

New staff, new school year and new standards

By Seana Lane
Hollywood Library supervisor

Hollywood Library is delighted to welcome the newest addition to our staff, youth librarian Danielle Jones. She will be presenting storytimes and helping children, teens, parents and educators, in and out of the library. A recent graduate of the University of Washington’s Information School, she’s a voracious and enthusiastic reader of all youth literature from picture books to young adult novels. She particularly looks … More

Agency seeks volunteers to wrap gifts

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Holiday cheer is already in the air at Project Linkage, which expects to provide gifts to more than 200 isolated adults in our community, said Marcy Hughes, a program coordinator.

She is seeking volunteers to wrap the gifts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. December 7. Volunteers also will deliver gift bags between December 10 and 24.

These are opportunities for families … More

Grace Memorial Episcopal works to create peace through art

Grace Memorial Episcopal works to create peace through art

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A children’s art camp started 17 years ago at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 N.E. 17th Ave., has inspired a similar camp in Kenya and provided leadership experiences for two former campers from Northeast Portland.

The two, Miranda Schwabauer and Mayowa Laniran, both 20, went from campers to camp counselors, assisting younger children. They took their experiences in August to a … More

Northeast resident forms website to back medical research

An Irvington neighborhood resident has gained recognition from Portland State University for starting an unusual organization for supporting medical research.

Molly Lindquist started a website, Consano, to enable individuals to find medical research projects that matter to them personally, whether as patients, family members or friends. Consano is Latin for healing.

She recently won the Elevating Impact Summit pitch-fest through Portland State’s Impact Entrepreneurs. Lindquist went looking for an organization … More

Former teacher, coach retires but keeps ties to school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Walter Shepard claims he will retire, after decades as a student, coach and teacher at All Saints School. However, he acknowledges he will continue to be part of the school and the All Saints Catholic Church parish in some way.

He is basically retired now, but teaches when needed, said Danielle Wallace a Laurelhurst resident who said the community loves to have … More

Pet Pros opens on Broadway

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Pet Pros, a family-owned retail store, has opened at 1113 N.E. Broadway with foods and supplies for all types of animals, from birds and bunnies to dogs and cats.

The shop doesn’t sell animals, said manager Brie Kirby. Instead, the shop works with rescue groups to help find new homes for animals.

Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday … More

Business group produces shopping guide

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new, 32-page shopping guide is available from the Beaumont Village businesses along Northeast Fremont Street, between 41st and 52nd avenues.

The publication is a guide to nearly 150 shops, restaurants, pubs, stores, services and professional businesses in Beaumont Village, said Nicole Whitesell, president of the Beaumont Business Association.

“We created the shopping guide as a free service to customers in … More

Fleur de Lis offers music, special dinner

Fleur de Lis offers music, special dinner

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe, 3930 N.E. Hancock St., will begin a “Big Sound Music” series with the blues and ragtime of Mary Flower and Daddy Squeeze.

Flower is a nationally acclaimed guitarist. Daddy Squeeze, also known as Dan Newton, is known for his varied accordion music.

A four-course, prix fixe dinner, prepared by Chef Kyle Prewitt,More

Urgent Care comes to Hollywood

Urgent Care comes to Hollywood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new sign has appeared in the heart of Hollywood to mark the office of Portland Urgent Care, a physician-led, health-care organization.

The clinic at 4160 N.E. Sandy Blvd. is open seven days a week to treat illnesses, injuries and provide immunizations. The hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. … More

Hollywood Senior Center marks 40th anniversary

Hollywood Senior Center marks 40th anniversary

The Hollywood Senior Center in Northeast Portland will mark its 40th anniversary with several activities scheduled the week of October 14. “A kick-off celebration from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 14 will get things rolling,” said Amber Kern-Johnson, Center executive director.

“Everyone is invited — seniors and seniors-to-be.  We’d like all ages to stop by to meet some of our active participants and learn more about the Center and … More

October 2013 Calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

October 2013 Calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Concordia shows ‘flamboyant’ art
Oct. 3. Continues to Nov. 19. An exhibit, “Art=Creative,” features flamboyant works by six local artists: Michael Collins, Peter Schmidt, Gary Hirsch, Judy Jacks, John Smith and Harry Groth. Reception with artists from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. Library hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 … More

Walk with Ease’ supports senior health

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Older adults who want motivation to get in shape, to improve flexibility, to increase stamina and to feel great may participate in the Walk with Ease program.

The Meals on Wheels People is encouraging all community members to join walking groups at two of the organization’s meal sites. The goal is to improve health and well being, and participating in meals isn’t … More

Restaurants to raise funds for senior meals

Restaurants to raise funds for senior meals

Local restaurants will partner with Fook Lok/Hollywood Meals on Wheels during October and November to raise funds for the program providing balanced meals to older adults.

At the end of each restaurant meal, diners can add money to the bill to go to the program that delivers meals to at-risk seniors. Lunches also are served to seniors at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave., said Mary Gagnon,More