Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

By Phill Colombo
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On March 31, adjacent construction closed TriMet’s Northeast 7th Avenue MAX Station. Both east and westbound platforms will remain closed for about one year.

During the closure, TriMet is asking riders to use the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue stop (an approximate four-minute walk east of Northeast 7th Avenue) or the Convention Center stop (about a five-minute walk west of Northeast 7th Avenue) on Northeast Holladay Street.More

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

By Larry Peters
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In February, The Hollywood Star New’s Larry Peters conducted an interview via e-mail with Anna Perry, who, with her husband Bill Perry, owned and operated Perry’s on Fremont for almost 30 years. The restaurant closed in late 2013. Here are a few tidbits from that exchange:

Star: So Perry’s is closed. People are asking why. Any comment?

Anna Perry: Unlike the Rolling Stones, it was time … More

Out and About in Sullivan’s Gulch: Get your groove on in the Gulch

Out and About in Sullivan’s Gulch: Get your groove on in the Gulch

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

At the end of the ice age approximately 15,000 years ago, volcanic deposits on the east side of Rocky Butte were stripped from the slopes of the young volcano, and a gulch was carved from subsequent Missoula Flood events. The gulch, since known as Sullivan’s Gulch, extends from … More

PPS approves student increase for Benson High School next school year

PPS approves student increase for Benson High School next school year

By Phill Colombo
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With a goal of ensuring that “every student by name will meet or exceed academic standards and will be fully prepared to make productive life decisions by the end of elementary, middle and high school,” the Portland Public Schools (PPS) board of directors approved an increase of students to be admitted as freshman and sophomores to Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS). At the same time, the … More

Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

By Phill Colombo
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Gesturing toward a couple of canines cavorting in the backyard of his Pawfee Shop, owner Jeff Garvais smiled and observed, “I get to come to work every day where everyone’s happy.” That’s how the Beaverton resident characterized his change from a pressure-fraught corporate world of electronic sales to a more customer-oriented business. “In business school, the focus was on the bottom line and maximizing profits,” Garvais … More

TriMet proposes 2015 budget that responds to improving regional economy

TriMet proposes 2015 budget that responds to improving regional economy

By Phill Colombo
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Public transit is set to improve during the next year should TriMet’s board of directors approve a budget aimed at adding bus and MAX service back to 2010 levels, sharpen schedule reliability and add buses to some lines to reduce overcrowding. For the second consecutive year, TriMet will not ask for a fare increase.

Proposed additions of weekday evening trips on frequent-service lines is designed to … More

Rose City Park association urges caution as city seeks input on short-term rental regulations

Rose City Park association urges caution as city seeks input on short-term rental regulations

By Phill Colombo
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The City of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission is scheduled to hear public comments on Tuesday, April 22, between 6 and 9 p.m. at 1900 S.W. 4th Ave., Suite 2500A, following the March release of a second draft of proposed regulations on less-than-30-day rentals, currently considered under the hotel/motel regulations.

While the City moves forward on what it calls a “minor” amendment, allowing short-term rentals (STRs) … 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

Fleur de Lis:  A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

Fleur de Lis: A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Greg Mistell believes business owners should support the people and groups working for positive change in their communities.

Mistell, who started the Fleur De Lis Bakery & Cafe with his wife, Lisa, nine years ago, said business people have little time for volunteer work themselves especially ones like himself, with a 6-year-old and a puppy at home when he winds up his … More

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

A little more than a year ago, ten Northeast families came together with the idea of opening a community focused futsal complex. Nine months later, in September 2013, the doors of the old Standard TV and Appliance warehouse re-opened as Rose City Futsal, 5010 N.E. Oregon St.

The ten investors live within three miles of the complex and share a passion … 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

Support Oregon Food Bank and swim free at NECC

Support Oregon Food Bank and swim free at NECC

By Mickey Harnage
Northeast Community Center volunteer

The Northeast Community Center (NECC), with the help of the entire community, is supporting the Oregon Food Bank with a food drive from March 23 to March 30.

“Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for Oregon Food Bank while raising awareness of hunger issues in our communities,” said a representative from the Oregon Food Bank. “A tough … More

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $1,000 grants for projects that improve the quality of life in the 12 coalition neighborhoods.

Applications are due March 14 at the coalition office, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave. Information is available from Fran Ayaribil, special projects coordinator: gro.n1397698180oitil1397698180aocen1397698180@libi1397698180raya.1397698180narf1397698180 or (503) 388-9188.

The coalition neighborhoods include Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, More

Community cooks share food, techniques

Community cooks share food, techniques

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

If you’re hankering for hummus or curious about sauerkraut, share your culinary questions and kitchen prowess with friends and neighbors.

The Community Cooking Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6700 N.E. 29th Ave. The church, the Concordia Neighborhood Association and the community-based Kitchen Commons have formed the group to share food, … More

Post5 names managing director

Post5 names managing director

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Post5 Theatre Co. has named Connie Gayle Lowenthal as the organization’s first staff employee and managing director.

Over the next several months, Lowenthal said, the theater will be growing and structuring itself in preparation for its coming fifth season.

The organization also has added a team of associate artists. They include Elizabeth Huffman, Paul Angelo, Kristen Mun and Tobias Andersen.

Meanwhile, … More

Art to raise awareness of water issues

Art to raise awareness of water issues

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Artists may submit work until March 15 for the Recycled Rain Project, which is dedicated to raising awareness of local and international water-related issues.

A jury of artists will select those who will be asked to create new work using recycled rainwater, said Sara Sjol, founder and Recycled Rainer. An exhibit of these works is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. May … 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

Grant High School alumni to celebrate restoration of 1917 vintage piano

Grant High School alumni to celebrate restoration of 1917 vintage piano

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Pianist Tom Grant will be among the featured musicians on hand for the celebration of the restoration of Grant High School’s vintage Steinway grand piano.

The program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the Grant High School auditorium, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave. A suggested $10 ticket per person is available at the door and is tax deductible. The sponsoring group … 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

Volunteer’s of America’s Kay Toran honored with leadership award

Volunteer’s of America’s Kay Toran honored with leadership award

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star

Kay Toran, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon, has received the Gov. Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Award from Concordia University.

Before joining Volunteers of America, Toran was director of Oregon’s Department of Services to Children and Families. She held the post longer than any other person in state history.

She also has served with the former Children’s Services Division,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