Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Kirk Reeves commemorative mural on tap for Lloyd District

Kirk Reeves commemorative mural on tap for Lloyd District

By Phill Colombo
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The Regional Arts and Culture Council announced in July that Portland artist Gwenn Seemel will create a mural-sized portrait of Kirk Reeves, a Portland street performer and musician who passed away in November of 2012. The RACC-funded, 10-foot-by-30-foot mural,will be located along the east-facing wall of a building on the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard, formerly the location of Rich’s Deli.

The portrait … More

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

By Phill Colombo
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Surprise and disagreement from Roseway residents: reactions to a proposal to demolish the vacated Rose City Nazarene Church property at 7016 N.E. Sandy Blvd. to construct a Walgreens Pharmacy drive-through directly across the street from Rose City Safeway which contains a pharmacy and two blocks west of Fairley’s Pharmacy. The Roseway Neighborhood Association has a history of stepping up to counter and alter similar proposals made … More

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

By Phill Colombo
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New Heights Physical Therapy Plus co-owners Kevin Poe and Donna Gramont along with spouses have been dismantling a vintage building, reclaiming and re-purposing the old growth fir and used metal into new furniture for a new clinic, transforming reclaimed materials into industrial chic tables, desks, cabinets, bookshelves and doors for the clinic. Object of the renovation: the former Montavilla Sheet Metal building on Northeast Glisan StreetMore

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

By Phill Colombo
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Portland’s Hollywood Theatre has a new neighbor: Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, located in the Hollywood Apartments retail space. Pono Farm serves Japanese cuisine, featuring “quality meat raised on our farm in Central Oregon,” according to Pono Farm’s web site, ponofarm.com.

A bar and a retail butcher shop complement the restaurant, and the web site also features a photo gallery with descriptions of the business’ … More

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

Out and about: Alberta is where the art is

Out and about: Alberta is where the art is

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Alberta photos here.

History

Alberta Street, with its storied past of gangs and gunshots, emerged as an arts district in the late 1990s when a local realtor advertised a home in a crime-ridden neighborhood later renamed Alberta Arts District. A distinctive cultural area, Alberta Street between Northeast 14th and  Northeast 31st avenues … 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

Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Beaumont photos here.

Beautiful mountain

The first plat for Beaumont, a French word meaning beautiful mountain, was filed in 1910 by Rose City Park Association, owners of was then open land. The plat covered Fremont Street from Northeast 39th Avenue to Northeast 45th Avenue. Two years later, the association added Northeast More

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

By Joanne Carlson
For the Hollywood Star News

During the Architectural Heritage Center’s (AHC) fifth annual Heritage Home Tour, visitors can view some of the spectacular homes that make Portland neighborhoods unique and interesting. The Tour will take place Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The self-guided driving tour features five architecturally distinctive homes with five different stories to tell about Portland history. The homes, which are … 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

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Researching coverage of an insurance policy is likely not the way you want to spend your evening or weekend. Yet knowing your assets are protected is important; a substantial loss could be devastating to your current financial situation as well as your future one.

“Most of my clients work hard for what they have. The assets they accumulate, however large or small, … More

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

By Phill Colombo
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After living in the Cully Neighborhood for 12 years, baker/contractor/entrepreneur Jeff Smalley has tackled remodeling the 3,000-square-foot, 1923 building that has housed the Wilshire Market for decades. Smalley told a general meeting of Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors in early June that he plans on opening Fire + Stone Restaurant sometime after Labor Day.

Smalley said he’s been a baker for the past quarter century. His eatery will rely … More

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

By Phill Colombo
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Shuttered at the end of May, John Shackleford’s Rain City Coffee opened June 11 as Rust Coffee Lounge. At the corner of Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street, Rust Coffee Lounge is under the general managership of Melissa Park.

Shackleford announced his retirement with praise for those who helped him make “Rain City the joy it is. Karen who helped grow the dream, Stephanie for the … More

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

By Phill Colombo
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On Friday, August 22, a new Tony Starlight Showroom will open for business at 1125 S.E. Madison St. in the Buckman Neighborhood, following a seven-year run as Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at Northeast 37th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

“I’ve been trying to expand my business for the last several years, and now it’s come to fruition,” Starlight explained.

The new Showroom, a collaborative venture … More

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

By Phill Colombo
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Amalfi’s Restaurant at Northeast 47th Avenue and Fremont Street has used some of its restaurant space to create a Mercato (Italian Market). The new Market will make it possible for customers to pick up their favorite foods to take home to eat. In addition to the pizzas, salads and other deli groceries, apparel is available. Amalfi’s president Kiauna Floyd was excited by the addition and showed … More

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

By Phill Colombo
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A couple of late-May and mid-June meetings saw some of Portland’s elected officials apprised of citizen opinion on a proposed road maintenance fee, and city bureaucrats looped into public opinion on infill demolition and rebuilding. In one case, airing concerns resulted in a delayed City Council vote; in the other, neighbors asked for changes in City demolition and building permit regulations.

Residents and business owners packed … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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Peter’s Bar & Grill at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street, billed as “your neighborhood sports bar,” has added weekend breakfasts to its menu, opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The additional hours began in response to World Cup soccer fans, but made sense to extend into the summer months and football and basketball seasons, according to owner Tim Williams.

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Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

By Phill Colombo
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Save the date: Wednesday, July 16, 6 p.m. at North Stanton Street and Williams Avenue, a renovated and refurbished Dawson Park, under reconstruction since last October, will reopen. To mark the occasion, a live concert in the park, light refreshments and guest speakers will be on hand to thank those who made the upgrade possible and note the historical significance of this green spot in … More

At your service: Steps to a great paint job – Know how to get the best for your home

At your service: Steps to a great paint job – Know how to get the best for your home

By Weinmann Painting
For the Hollywood Star News

Be lead-safe

Houses built before 1978 (like most houses in the Laurelhurst area) may contain lead paint, which can be harmful to families, yards and pets if not removed properly.

A lead test will be able to tell if lead is present in your home. Test kits are available at paint stores for about $8.

If lead is present, it is extremely … More

Out and about: Eliot phones home

Out and about: Eliot phones home

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Eliot photos here.

In 1873, the original town of Albina was platted totally within the Eliot neighborhood, bounded by the Willamette River on the west, Northeast Broadway on the south, Northeast Fremont Street on the north and Northeast Seventh Avenue on the east. Today the Albina area spans several neighborhoods in inner … More