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
“North Mississippi Avenue is returning back to the street it was a century ago. It was a streetcar community with approximately 400 homes built by Northern European immigrant craftsmen,” said Kay Newell, owner of Sunlan Lighting,3901 N. Mississippi Ave.
Historic North Mississippi Avenue is part of Boise, a Northeast Portland neighborhood bordered by Fremont and Skidmore streets, Rodney Avenue and … More
Before the Swift Meat Packing company purchased the independent Union Meat Company in 1906, the neighborhood butcher was king; and because of its proximity to the meat-packing plant, Swift formed a company town in Kenton, a North Portland neighborhood bordered by Columbia and Lombard boulevards, Chautauqua Avenue and I-5.
“As Swift went, so did Kenton,” according to Alta Mitchoff, author of the book, History … More
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
The always popular Children’s Visit with Santa returns to Beaumont Village December 6th, along with a new Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, a new Golden Tickets holiday shopping program as well as music, entertainment and family fun, all part of Fremont Holiday Fest.
Sponsored by the Beaumont Business Association and participating merchants, the new Fremont Holiday Fest will continue for the entire month of December. Highlights will include the traditional … More
At the direction of the Portland City Council, and in response to outcries from many neighborhoods, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has proposed to impose some on-street parking requirements for large new multi-family developments in situations where there are currently no such requirements.
The proposed amendments would require developers to provide .25 parking spaces for every unit in … More
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
Cellular Equipment towers were a topic of discussion in several neighborhoods last month. A new facility has been proposed for Northeast 23rd Avenue at Stanton Street, in Irvington. In the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, an application to install a tower proposed for Northeast Fremont Street at 37th Avenue had not been submitted at press time, but is still pending.
By Lee Perlman For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010
One of the physically smallest private developments possible aroused the one of the largest and angriest responses in recent years last month, as the Beaumont-Wilshire community contemplated a new cell-phone transmission tower.
Consultant Kevin Martin, representing the Clearwire LLC Wireless Broadband Services, addressed a crowd of more than 70 people at Beaumont Middle School on company plans to install … More