Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Professional boxer Molly ‘Fearless’ McConnell opens gym in Lloyd District

Professional boxer Molly ‘Fearless’ McConnell opens gym in Lloyd District

Molly “Fearless” McConnell has accumulated more honors than any other Oregon boxer of the past two decades, but she isn’t resting on all the winners’ belts and Golden Gloves accolades. She has moved on to teach the science and techniques of boxing in her own gym, called McConnell’s Boxing Academy, 707 N.E. Broadway.

She’s winning praise, too, from her students, who range in age from 8 to middle age, … More

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

The always popular Children’s Visit with Santa returns to Beaumont Village December 6th, along with a new Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, a new Golden Tickets holiday shopping program as well as music, entertainment and family fun, all part of Fremont Holiday Fest.

Sponsored by the Beaumont Business Association and participating merchants, the new Fremont Holiday Fest will continue for the entire month of December. Highlights will include the traditional … More

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

By Ann Sihler
For the Hollywood Star News

Portland has a reputation for being green. In Northeast Portland, a half dozen residents are trying to help the city stay green — literally — by encouraging the growth of a healthy, diverse urban forest in the Concordia neighborhood.

Concordia already has many notable trees, including the century-old Oregon white oak that graces Concordia University’s lawn, towering Douglas-firs that dot the neighborhood … More

Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School win volleyball tournament

Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School win volleyball tournament

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School won the 2A division of a volleyball tournament sponsored in October by the Coos Bay Lions Club.

The students from the school at 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St. won four matches in a row to get to the top of their bracket..

Trinity topped King’s View School 25-7, 25-13 to get into bracket play. In the … More

Ross-Hollywood Veterans Day parade to draw bands, youth groups to heart of business district

Ross-Hollywood Veterans Day parade to draw bands, youth groups to heart of business district

Rain or shine, the 39th annual Ross-Hollywood Veterans Day parade will bring marching bands, youth groups and military veterans into the heart of the business district starting at 9:45 a.m. November 11.

A new event, the Hollywood Veterans Mile Race, will begin shortly before the marchers step out toward Sandy Boulevard. Participants may run in honor of a veteran.

The parade will start at Northeast 40th Avenue and Hancock Street, … More

Hollywood Library newspaper archives offer cheap relief for news-starved Northeast Portlanders

Hollywood Library newspaper archives offer cheap relief for news-starved Northeast Portlanders

By Larry Randall
Hollywood Library staff

Are you missing daily home delivery of your Oregonian? Or perhaps you just want to read something with headlines? Well, the Hollywood Library still gets two copies of the paper every day, along with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and several other weekly, biweekly, and monthly publications (including our very own Hollywood Star News! Woop-woop!). We keep a week’s … More

Rose City Park neighbor builds elaborate Halloween sets

Rose City Park neighbor builds elaborate Halloween sets

John Westfall, an architect with a background in anthropology, loves “ancient civilizations, ruins and mysterious things.” That’s why, every few years, the Rose City Park resident creates an elaborate Halloween set for the enjoyment of his friends and neighbors. Over the years, project themes have included everything from “Tarzan and the Lost Tribe of the Amazons” to “Mt. Olympus and the Courtyard of Dionysus.” This year’s theme was “Secrets of More

Salman Rushdie makes time for Madison High School students during Portland visit

Salman Rushdie makes time for Madison High School students during Portland visit

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

On October 8th, in between an appearance on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” and an evening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as part of Literary Arts’ Portland Arts and Lecture series, award-winning author Salman Rushdie stopped by Madison High School to inspire the next generation of writers.

Rushdie, who won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his novel Midnight’s Children, spoke … More

Local artists open cooperative at N.E. 40th and Sandy

Local artists open cooperative at N.E. 40th and Sandy

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

More than 40 Portland area artists plan a grand opening for their cooperative venture, Artistic Portland, from 3 to 8 p.m. November 8 at 4042 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

The retail shop has been developed by the Portland Artisans Co-op Team, which began meeting nearly a year ago with a goal of offering high-quality, hand-made items. The celebration will include food, … More

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

By Ari Rosner
Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets community volunteer

Have you been to the Lloyd Farmers Market lately? If you didn’t get a chance to make it during the summer, never fear – the Farmers Market will continue on, every Tuesday, through the winter. We have the unique benefit of being entirely under the cover of a huge beautiful gazebo, so we stay cozy and dry no matter what … More

Rip City Skate moves to larger shop in Kerns neighborhood

Rip City Skate moves to larger shop in Kerns neighborhood

 

Rip City Skate has a new, larger shop at Northeast 32nd Ave. and Sandy Boulevard.

The business left its old spot on Northeast 37th Ave. near Sandy Boulevard to accommodate the expansion of The Mountain Shop.

In its new home, Rip City Skate will add snowboards to its offerings and develop do-it-yourself classes for people of all ages to build their own skate boards.

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Win a full week of daycare or week of summer camp at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Northeast Cully neighborhood

Win a full week of daycare or week of summer camp at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Northeast Cully neighborhood

The Trinity Lutheran Church & School’s Little Tigers Extend Care & Day Care program is offering a drawing open to everyone in celebration of its new expanded offerings. The winner will have an opportunity to choose from one full week of free childcare or one week (5 days) of Trinity Lutheran Summer Camp, a $150 value. The drawing is limited to one entry per child and will be held November … More

Rose City Futsal offers family fun – and beer – on Friday evenings

Rose City Futsal is offering Friday Night Family Fun Night when children and adults of all ages can enjoy recreation and dining.

Futsal is a form of Brazilian soccer, played on basketball-size fields. Rose City Futsal has three fields and an upstairs restaurant and pub at 5010 N.E. Oregon St.

Adults don’t have to stay on the sidelines while their kids run up and down the field, said general manager … More

North Portland printmaking studio Atelier Meridian gets close to nature

North Portland printmaking studio Atelier Meridian gets close to nature

By Kathy Eaton
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“When the landlord showed me the River Street Studios space for lease, I looked up and spotted an osprey clutching a fish in his talons as it flew overhead,” said Jane Pagliarulo, master printer and co-founder of Atelier Meridian Printmakers. “It was amazing.”

Seeking new studio space, Pagliarulo, strolled along an industrial area located on the eastside of the Willamette River and discovered a historic … More

Children’s Place bookstore in Beaumont Village to host authors

Children’s Place bookstore in Beaumont Village to host authors

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Four children’s literature events will be held at Beaumont Village’s A Children’s Place in November.

On Saturday, November 2nd at 4 p.m., Roland Smith  will present his new book Chupacabra, his sequel to Tentacles.

On November 7, a Lemony Snicket event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance at the bookstore.

And on Saturday, … More

New housing proposed for Lloyd District

New housing proposed for Lloyd District

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new development is expected to bring more than 600 residences and dozens of local businesses to the Lloyd District by 2015.

Called “Hassalo on Eighth,” the project is between Northeast Hassalo and Multnomah Streets from Northeast Seventh to Ninth avenues.

American Assets Trust unveiled the project in September in a ceremony attended by Mayor Charlie Hales; Ernest Rady, American Assets Trust’s … More

Hollywood’s Northeast Community Center honors Don Waggoner

Hollywood’s Northeast Community Center honors Don Waggoner

By Kim Montagriff
Northeast Community Center executive director

The Northeast Community Center (NECC) is pleased to announce that it is honoring Don Waggoner for his service and contribution to the center and to those who live, work, and play in Northeast Portland.

Don is a Portland native. He learned to swim at the old Northeast Family YMCA, attended Kellog, Holladay and Irvington grade schools, and graduated from Washington High School.More

Portland Family Dentistry collects coats for kids at Roseway Heights School

Portland Family Dentistry collects coats for kids at Roseway Heights School

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The staff at Portland Family Dentistry wants to help kids stay warm with winter coats.

The office is collecting new and gently used coats through November 21 to support children at Roseway Heights School.

Donations may be dropped off at the office, 6439 N.E. Sandy Blvd., during office hours: Monday 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; … More

Theatre patron’s Fiestaware collection featured in Triangle productions! play

Theatre patron’s Fiestaware collection featured in Triangle productions! play

 

Triangle productions! will have more than the play “American Fiesta” to attract patrons in November and December. A dinner with playwright Steven Tomlinson is planned November 30 and a sale of a supporter’s Fiestaware is expected, too.

Fiestaware is the boldly colorful dinnerware introduced in 1936 by the Homer Laughlin Co. The mixing and matching of colors was considered a new approach for an informal table setting. “…it’s … More

Albina bank gains new capital

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Albina Community Bank has completed a stock purchase transaction with One PacificCoast Bancorp Inc. (OPCB), bringing $8.75 million in new capital to Albina and making OPCB a majority owner.

Albina will continue to operate as a separate, independent, locally managed financial institution, according to a news release from Cheryl L. Cebula, Albina’s president and CEO, and Joey C. Ingman, chief financial officer.… More

Montessori school gains more space in North Tabor neighborhood

The Portland Montessori School is the new name for a school entering its sixth decade with more space for educating children.

Founded in 1962 as Providence Montessori, the newly renamed school has grown by 7,000 square feet in a building at 4911 N.E. Couch St. The expansion was possible because Bridges Middle School moved to another campus, said Mary Hicks, executive director and head of the Montessori school.

“The new … More