Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Beaumont Village

Sand’s Solutions opens new office in Beaumont Village

Sand’s Solutions opens new office in Beaumont Village

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Sand’s Solutions, Inc., is moving into its second tax season in the Beaumont neighborhood, but in a new location: 3420 N.E. 41st Ave., near Fremont.

It’s a busy time of year for accountants to be moving, said Jerry Catlin, a certified public accountant who works with Kurt M. Sand, the business owner.

However, the moving opportunity will give Sand’s Solutions more space, … More

City issues three-month reprieve on demoliton of Beaumont-Wilshire home

City issues three-month reprieve on demoliton of Beaumont-Wilshire home

By Phill Colombo
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The City has issued a 120-day delay on a demolition permit for a nearly 4,000-square-foot Beaumont-Wilshire single-family residence. The order was originally issued for the house at 3419 N.E. 35th Pl. to be razed to divide the property into two parcels.

Next-door neighbor Doug Clark requested the delay to see if there could be other options for developer, Bill Henderson. “I’m trying to preserve the home … More

Beaumont-Wilshire group says city out of compliance on Fremont apartment project

Beaumont-Wilshire group says city out of compliance on Fremont apartment project

By Phill Colombo
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Speaking for Beaumont-Wilshire Citizens for Responsible Growth, Margaret Davis told the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association Board at its December meeting that the City of Portland appears to be ignoring a November order by the State Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) regarding the Beaumont Village Apartments.

Davis said that LUBA remanded the building permit to the City to correct the placement of a dry well for … More

Beaumont Florist marks 25 years of ownership on Fremont Street

Beaumont Florist marks 25 years of ownership on Fremont Street

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Pattie Scarpelli has celebrated her 25th year as owner of Beaumont Florist, 4201 N.E. Fremont St., a business that suddenly became available to her in 1988.

She had worked at the shop under the previous name, Fremont Florist, for 10 years when the owner suddenly died with no family or heirs. Scarpelli contacted the landlord, worked out the details and became … More

North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood reflects its working class roots

North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood reflects its working class roots

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By Kathy Eaton
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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 of More

New owner of Peter’s Bar and Grill excited about neighborhood potential

New owner of Peter’s Bar and Grill excited about neighborhood potential

By Phill Colombo
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A relaxed chat with 37-year-old Tim Williams was punctuated by his frequently leaving to wait on customers (he’s the only one—aside from the cook—working a Sunday afternoon shift with almost two dozen customers) and yielded his admission as a neophyte with Peter’s Bar & Grill, a hard-liquor bar. Williams’ prior entertainment industry work was a scant three years of busing, serving and “a little bar-tending” in … More

Beaumont Village Apartments to move ahead with minor changes

Beaumont Village Apartments to move ahead with minor changes

By Phill Colombo
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There was mixed reaction to Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) early December final ruling, remanding to the City of Portland a building permit allowing Beaverton-based VWR Development to continue construction on its four-story, mixed-use building on Northeast Fremont Street between 44th and 45th avenues. LUBA ruled on Beaumont-Wilshire Neighbors for Responsible Growth’s (BWNFRG) appeal of the City of Portland’s building permit and ordered that … More

Android app developed by Beaumont-Wilshire neighbor has been added to This Old House best products list

Android app developed by Beaumont-Wilshire neighbor has been added to This Old House best products list

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A product for measuring the gas in propane tanks, made by Nitz Associates in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, is on This Old House’s list of the best new home products.

The user-friendly Android app, called BBQ TankMeter, checks the fuel level in standard, 20-pound propane tanks used with gas grills, patio heaters and fire pits. It can measure propane levels when the tank … 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

Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors undaunted while no-parking apartment construction continues

Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors undaunted while no-parking apartment construction continues

By Phill Colombo
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About three dozen Beaumont-Wilshire Neighbors for Responsible Growth gathered at Northeast Fremont Street’s Blackbird Wine on Veterans’ Day evening to celebrate and fund raise. After 18 months, multiple appeal filings at Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) bore fruit. On November 14th, LUBA heard BWNRG’s claims that “…inconsistencies in scale, impacts, and code issues” render the permit for the 50-unit, mixed use Beaumont Village ApartmentsMore

Star-News welcomes reporter Phill Colombo

Star-News welcomes reporter Phill Colombo

Starting with this issue, Phill Colombo will serve as the community development reporter for the Hollywood Star News. Since the mid-1970s, Colombo, a New York native, has lived in Northeast Portland. He now resides in the Roseway Neighborhood with Jackie, his wife of more than four decades. Colombo has two grown children and two grandchildren and works part-time for the Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation as SUN Community SchoolMore

Patty Mustoe opens We See You Image Consultants in Beaumont Village

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Patty Mustoe has opened We See You Image Consultants on Northeast Fremont Street to offer a range of services for hair, skin and wardrobe. She also advises on etiquette, voice and conversation, diet, nutrition and media coaching.

Mustoe was manager and esthetician of Defining Image Salon, owned by her son, Edan, from 2006 to 2013. The nearby move to We See … More

Make your new Northeast Portland holiday tradition local

Make your new Northeast Portland holiday tradition local

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

A Bubbly Spectacular
Get your holiday sparkle on at Bar Vivant and Pix

Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has amassed the largest collection of champagne in the country, with more than 250 bottles. A Bubbly Spectacular will feature samples from sixty bottles of champagne and sparkling wine from around the globe, along with fresh oysters from local restaurateurs, Eat and Parish.

Focusing on value … More

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

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

Children’s Place bookstore in Beaumont Village to host authors

Children’s Place bookstore in Beaumont Village to host authors

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Four children’s literature events will be held at Beaumont Village’s A Children’s Place in November.

On Saturday, November 2nd at 4 p.m., Roland Smith  will present his new book Chupacabra, his sequel to Tentacles.

On November 7, a Lemony Snicket event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance at the bookstore.

And on Saturday, … More

Albina bank gains new capital

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Albina Community Bank has completed a stock purchase transaction with One PacificCoast Bancorp Inc. (OPCB), bringing $8.75 million in new capital to Albina and making OPCB a majority owner.

Albina will continue to operate as a separate, independent, locally managed financial institution, according to a news release from Cheryl L. Cebula, Albina’s president and CEO, and Joey C. Ingman, chief financial officer.… More

Business group produces shopping guide

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new, 32-page shopping guide is available from the Beaumont Village businesses along Northeast Fremont Street, between 41st and 52nd avenues.

The publication is a guide to nearly 150 shops, restaurants, pubs, stores, services and professional businesses in Beaumont Village, said Nicole Whitesell, president of the Beaumont Business Association.

“We created the shopping guide as a free service to customers in … More

Sweet Shop sponsors Peeps Diorama contest

By Lee Perlman
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Peeps, those soft candy chicks that appear in Easter baskets, may find new roles in Portland, thanks to Hattie’s Sweet Shop. 

The shop at 4185 N.E. Fremont St., and its sister business, Sweets, Etc., 828 S.W. Capitol Hwy., are sponsoring a Peeps diorama contest for Portland-area residents.

Dioramas are usually small-scale scenes. For the contest, they must be a standard shoebox size and contain Peeps. Entrants … More

Public Process

By Lee Perlman
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City proposes some parking minimums

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

Letters to the Editor: Modifications requested for Beaumont project

Editor:

Thank you for your continued coverage of the no-parking apartment building proposed for Northeast Fremont between 44th and 45th avenues (“Beaumont project starts demolition,” March, 2013). 
To clarify the position of Beaumont-Wilshire Neighbors for Responsible Growth, we cannot file an appeal with LUBA until the building permit has been issued, which has not occurred as of mid-March. Under the appeal rules, we have 21 days from the time … More

BUSINESS NEWS: Lee Perlman

Popina Swimwear moves to Hollywood…

Popina Swimwear is currently renovating the former Cosmetology College at 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave. as their new headquarters. They will move from their current location at 4831 N.E. 42nd Ave. in late February, according to co-owner Will Levenson. The new digs will be “the largest women’s swimwear store on the West Coast,” he says. In addition to an extensive inventory of styles, and in-house alterations … More