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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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