Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Rosemary Anderson High School Students to plant free trees in Humboldt, Boise, Eliot neighborhoods

Rosemary Anderson High School Students to plant free trees in Humboldt, Boise, Eliot neighborhoods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Residents of the Humboldt, Boise and Eliot neighborhoods are eligible to receive free street trees, planted by Rosemary Anderson High School students and volunteers.

The project is called the Albina Tree Initiative. The leader, Spencer Burton, gained a community watershed stewardship grant from Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services and a special project and community event grant from the East Multnomah Soil More

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

One of Lori L. Lake’s books is set in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood

By Kathy Eaton
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Prolific author Lori L. Lake, originally from Northeast Portland, advises writers to write a good book: “You wouldn’t construct a shoe with holes in it or a heel that’s not properly affixed.”

Lake, who’s published 13 books in a dozen years, said, “I grew up with a jumbled bunch of people.” The oldest … More

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

What late 20th-century Roseway, Cully and Rose City Park neighbors knew as George’s Market will open in early December as a unique business in this area. Owner Zeph Shepard has thrown his own financial resources and “sweat equity” into the small store on Northeast Fremont Street at 62nd Avenue, which, Shepard said, will make all cuts of meat accessible and affordable to the working class: thus, … More

Leonard Maltin praises Blue Chalk Media’s ‘trailers’ made for the Hollywood Theatre

Leonard Maltin praises Blue Chalk Media’s ‘trailers’ made for the Hollywood Theatre

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Portland’s historic Hollywood Theatre recently launched two film trailers, and film critic Leonard Maltin has applauded them.

The two-minute trailers, produced pro bono by local filmmaker Rob Finch and Blue Chalk Media, profile two Portlanders with special connections to the Hollywood.

One is Beverly Lizader, an usherette in the 1940s who returned to the theater with her grandson to enjoy a … More

Dawson Park in Eliot neighborhood gets fresh look for summer season

Dawson Park in Eliot neighborhood gets fresh look for summer season

Chilled by mid-40 temperatures and drizzle characterized as a “Portland November morning,” but warmed by hot coffee and pastries, city officials and private partners joined in a brief ceremony to officially begin the $2.2-million renovation of Inner Northeast’s Dawson Park. Portland Development Commission Executive Director Patrick Quinton welcomed a small group to the “…historic and cultural heart of the African American Community” and hailed the neighbors … More

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 17th and 34th avenues, pockets of renovation and renewal are showing signs of economic rejuvenation. Tod Breslau, broker with Premier Property Group, started several years ago with See See Coffee at Northeast 17th and Sandy by brokering and arranging the sale of the property and transforming it from an old office building to the first combination coffee house/motorcycle boutique, catering … More

Android app developed by Beaumont-Wilshire neighbor has been added to This Old House best products list

Android app developed by Beaumont-Wilshire neighbor has been added to This Old House best products list

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A product for measuring the gas in propane tanks, made by Nitz Associates in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, is on This Old House’s list of the best new home products.

The user-friendly Android app, called BBQ TankMeter, checks the fuel level in standard, 20-pound propane tanks used with gas grills, patio heaters and fire pits. It can measure propane levels when the tank … More

Irvington’s Staci Byers launches Ready to Sell PDX

Irvington’s Staci Byers launches Ready to Sell PDX

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Selling your home can be stressful, but the steps needed to ready the home for showing don’t have to be daunting, said Staci Byers, an interior designer who has started Ready to Sell PDX.

Byers works with owners and their existing furniture and accessories to create a home ready for potential buyers. And, she said, her services are unique and budget-minded.

Her … More

Mary Tapogna pop-up shop opens in Hollywood district’s Popina Swimwear for the holidays

Mary Tapogna pop-up shop opens in Hollywood district’s Popina Swimwear for the holidays

Portland mosaic artist Mary Tapogna recently was told her business, Hail Mary, would be evicted from her retail space at Northeast Killingsworth Street and 30th Avenue in the Concordia Neighborhood.

Many people in the community have reached out to Tapogna to lend a hand. Alberta Street’s Frock boutique and Guardino Gallery are carrying some of Tapogna’s smaller items for the holidays. Popina Swimwear in the Hollywood district has opened up … More

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The therapists at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, who deliver pain relief and healing of body, mind and soul throughout the year, are offering ideas for surviving the holidays, as explained by assistant director Jenn Tasnim-Savage.

  1. PLAN AHEAD: This will help you streamline your efforts and feel less harried. Every year, I make a calendar that outlines my commitments plus those of
  2. More

Fundraisers held for employees of fire-damaged Pal’s Shanty Tavern in Hollywood district

Fundraisers held for employees of fire-damaged Pal’s Shanty Tavern in Hollywood district

Donations can still be made through US Bank or online

Hollywood Star-News staff
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On November 23 and 24, two fundraisers were held to raise money for the employees of Pal’s Shanty, 4630 N.E. Sandy Blvd., which suffered a fire on November 15.

One of the fundraisers was held at Sam’s Billiards, 1845 N.E. 41st Ave. The other was held at Blackwell’s, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave. The goal was … More

Laurelhurst’s Hollywood Pet Hospital retains high marks for care

Laurelhurst’s Hollywood Pet Hospital retains high marks for care

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Hollywood Pet Hospital, 3565 N.E. Sandy Blvd., has again achieved accreditation after a review by the American Animal Hospital Association.

The association, based in Lakewood, Colorado, assessed the hospital’s patient care, practice protocols, medical equipment, client service and the facility itself, said Kate Spencer, communications manager for the association. The 900 quality standards go beyond basic state regulations, she said.

Unlike … More

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates  in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Friends of Trees is encouraging Portland residents to plant trees to benefit neighborhoods in a variety of ways, including reduced air pollution, cooler temperatures in summer and added value for homes.
The organization works with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which requires a permit to plant in parking strips or public rights-of-way. Trees offered through the Friends are tailored to each homeowner’s … More

Star-News reporter Lee Perlman among winners of Spirit of Portland Award

Star-News reporter Lee Perlman among winners of Spirit of Portland Award

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Reporter Lee Perlman, who withdrew his name after past nominations for a Spirit of Portland Award, has received the award posthumously for lifetime achievement for community and neighborhood engagement.

A posthumous award also has been given Afifa Ahmed-Shafi, the public involvement best practices coordinator for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

They were among 21 Portland residents and organizations recognized in November for … More

Classic Foods artisan outlet store to open once per month in Woodlawn neighborhood

Classic Foods artisan outlet store to open once per month in Woodlawn neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Classic Foods, which supplies fresh artisan pasta, sauces, spices, nuts and cheeses to fine restaurants, will open an outlet store for the general public on the first Friday of each month, beginning December 5.

The business, in a renovated 1932 Art Deco building in the Woodlawn neighborhood, is at 817 N.E. Madrona St. The outlet store will be open from 2 to … More

Alberta businesses to celebrate with lights, gnomes

Alberta businesses to celebrate with lights, gnomes

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Alberta Street businesses will light a tree, welcome gnome hunters and serve refreshments during “ Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment.”

For the second year, lights will shine on a living holiday tree at 4:30 p.m. December 7 in the Courtyard at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street. Holiday music, cookies and warm drinks will be part of the free … More

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new chief executive, Paul Gaden, will leave Texas to lead Providence Portland Medical Center in January 2014.

“Paul is committed to serving the poor and vulnerable with Providence, just as he has in his previous health care work experiences,” said Theron Park, chief executive of delivery systems for Providence in Oregon.

At Providence Portland, Gaden will lead a 483-bed facility with … More

Laurelhurst artist CJ Hurley opens new show this month

Laurelhurst artist CJ Hurley opens new show this month

Through his work, Northeast Portland artist CJ Hurley strives to unify art and life. With more than twenty years of experience, he describes his journey as an artist as an unfolding flower. His belief that all of the arts are of equal importance to the human environment is what inspires him.

Hurley spent the better part of this year isolated in his small studio inside his Laurelhurst neighborhood home creating … More

Linda Wall uses passive survivability to prepare Grant Park house for ‘the big one’

Information provided by Apropos Architecture

The Pacific Northwest is overdue for a major earthquake. When disaster strikes, utility systems will fail, stores will run out of supplies, emergency services will be stretched thin, and basic life necessities will be scarce. “Passive Survivability” describes a building’s ability to maintain critical life-support conditions when services are lost. The basic criteria for passive survivability are:

Shelter – Buildings stay intact during and after … More

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

By Ari Rosner
Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator

The Hollywood Farmers Market’s matching program, Fresh Funds, began in 2010 with the simple idea that all Oregon residents deserve access to fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. With that in mind, the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) created a program that will increase the spending power of customers receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).

Fresh Funds, began … More