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Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

If you have ever wondered how pizza crust is made or what goes on behind the scenes at a dental office, find out at the 42nd Avenue Makers’ Fair.

From noon to 6 p.m. August 23, merchants and professionals on 42nd Avenue, in the vicinity of Northeast Alberta Street, will offer tours, classes, tastings, contests and giveaways. The local business organization also has organized a scavenger hunt that may qualify … More

Fremont Fest: Parade, music, shopping, food and fun for everyone

Fremont Fest: Parade, music, shopping, food and fun for everyone

An always popular fun-filled street fair, Fremont Fest, will take place Saturday August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The event will take place in Beaumont Village, on Northeast Fremont Street, which will be closed to traffic all day between Northeast 42nd and 50th avenues, creating a safe, fun-filled pedestrian mall with four stages for live music, street vendors, food, a pub crawl, entertainment and attractions … More

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

“The Summer Super Sale is a great opportunity to save big, support local businesses, grab a great meal or drinks and have some fun, too,” said Murray Koodish, president of the NE Broadway Business Association.

Children should enjoy the annual pet fair at Furever Pets, at NE 19th Ave., on Sat. July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Irvington Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with … More

Seniors to dress for Derby Day, dance into spring

Seniors to dress for Derby Day, dance into spring

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

May is National Older Americans month, and the Hollywood Senior Center has scheduled special activities including “Derby Day” on May 3 and a spring dance on May 15.

“We want everyone to dress as if they were attending the Kentucky Derby,” Amber Kern-Johnson, the center director, said of May 3 plans. “For ladies that means a stylish hat … More

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

“When my kids come in, they are on the floor and looking at a book within the first two minutes,” said Katy Fackler about A Children’s Place Bookstore. “They know everyone who works there and are really excited to see them. It’s a very family like atmosphere.”

Fackler’s unbridled enthusiasm for A Children’s Place Bookstore is well-founded. She has been a regular … More

Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

It is probably fair to say that most people would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. But that desire might conflict with reality when seniors begin to have difficulties doing ordinary tasks. It’s a relief for them when a trusty relative or friend can bring the recycling to the street or put a box of Christmas ornaments in … More

Alberta Street Fair seeks vendors, performers

Alberta Street Fair seeks vendors, performers

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Registration is open for performers and vendors to participate in the 17th annual Alberta Street Fair, scheduled for Saturday, August 9.

The daylong celebration of community, art and music brings more than 20,000 people to the commercial district, hosted by Alberta Main Street.

The fair will includes three stages of entertainment and 300 vendor spaces between Northeast Tenth and 30th Avenues.More

Art, trips offered at auction to support school

Art, trips offered at auction to support school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Organizers of the ninth annual Beverly Cleary School fund-raising auction are inviting supporters to “Have a Ball in Black and White.”

The silent and oral auctions and dinner are scheduled from 6 -10 p.m. March 14 at the Atrium at Montgomery Park, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St.

Tickets, at $55 each, may be purchased in advance through the auction website: beverlycleary.schoolauction.net/2014/register/ticket_sales.

Sale items … More

Bike rides planned for Sunday Parkways

Bike rides planned for Sunday Parkways

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Sunday Parkways events are scheduled throughout the city, starting May 11 in East Portland and concluding September 28 in Southwest Portland, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

The series of free community events opens streets for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. An estimated 100,000 residents and visitors annually say they enjoy the traffic-free streets connecting parks and … More

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

By Larry Peters
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Explore the Hollywood neighborhood on Saturday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. Get to know your neighbors who own and work at some of your favorite local businesses on Northeast 42nd Avenue. The evening’s highlights include free computer training at MacPCX, a tour of Fly Dragon Spa, Kona beer samples courtesy of Popina Swimwear, and an after-party with live music at Velo Cult Bike More

Free weight loss workshop in Rose City Park on Wednesday, March 19th

Free weight loss workshop in Rose City Park on Wednesday, March 19th

By Larry Peters
For the Wellness Center

Losing weight is hard enough, but shedding extra pounds in a healthy manner and then keeping those pounds off is even tougher. That’s why wellness physician Dr. Mark Gabriel has designed an hour-long workshop that assesses everything from your exercise routine to your balance to your relationship with sugar.

Sitting in on “The Secrets of Permanent, Healthy Weight Loss” will help you identify … More

Northeast’s Portland’s  25th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held March 16

Northeast’s Portland’s 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held March 16

By Phill Colombo
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Emerald-clad marchers step off at noon Sunday, March 16, as part of the 25th Annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Paddy’s Day Parade from Fernwood/Cleary School.

Organizer Steve O’Slavik guaranteed a nice weather. “It’s going to be a great day for a parade,” quipped O’Slavik. “You can’t possibly have more fun than this on a Sunday!” For more information: (503) 282-6370 or www.st-paddys-day.com.

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March 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

March 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

Artist shows drawing, painting
March 1. Open 24 hours. Artist Michael T. Hensley combines his drawing and painting in a show he calls “the light and the heavy, the spontaneous and the intentional, and in the end, revelation.” Through March 18. Gallery@The Jupiter, (503) 230-8010. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Farmers Market offers varied products
March 1 and 15. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish … More

February 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

February 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Guardino shows include heart art
Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jenny Gray’s oil paintings and Evan Burnette’s fused glass are in the main gallery. A group show, “The Heart of the Matter,” is in the feature area. Exhibits close Feb. 25. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 … More

Windermere jazz supports low-income families

Windermere jazz supports low-income families

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Jazz connoisseurs and local musicians gathered recently for the third annual jazz night to raise funds for the Windermere Foundation and its program to benefit low-income and homeless families.

Ron Howard, managing broker at the Northeast Portland office of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc., organized the event, which raised approximately $1,500 for the foundation.

In addition to organizing the event, … More

City seeks volunteers for program to inventory, enhance street trees

City seeks volunteers for program to inventory, enhance street trees

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Volunteers may conduct a tree inventory in their neighborhoods in 2014 and, perhaps, see more trees planted and existing ones well maintained.

The Portland Park Bureau’s Urban Forestry staff will provide information about how to develop a Neighborhood Tree Plan at two sessions on January 7: Noon to 1 p.m., Room C, second floor, the Portland Building, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave. 7-8 More

January 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

January 2014 calendar: North and Northeast Portland events

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Library offers citizenship classes
Jan. 4 to Feb. 8. 1-3 p.m. Learn the process and information needed to become a U.S. citizen in six sessions and prepare for the citizenship interview. Classes are taught by volunteers in English. Information: (503) 988-6318. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Learn to paint with acrylics
Jan. 4. 1-5 p.m. Learn the … 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

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

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