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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
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
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
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 Councilvote; in the other, neighbors asked for changes in City demolition and building permit regulations.
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.
Portland’s neighborhood associations are gearing up to generate significant attendance and broaden their involvement at a public forum 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Concordia University’s Luther Hall.Office of Neighborhood Involvement Director Amalia Alarcón de Morris will moderate the session sponsored by Portland’s North, Central Northeast, Northeast and Southeast neighborhood coalitions, according to Mary Jaron Kelley, North Portland Neighborhood Services associate program director.
“When my kids come in, they are on the floor and looking at a book within the first two minutes,” said Katy Fackler about A Children’s Place Bookstore.“They know everyone who works there and are really excited to see them. It’s a very family like atmosphere.”
Fackler’s unbridled enthusiasm for A Children’s Place Bookstore is well-founded. She has been a regular … More
Venture Portland, an organization awarding grants to stimulate business, has earmarked $37,000 to fund close to two dozen spring/summer projects in Portland’s neighborhood business districts citywide. According to VP, the funding will result in an additional $179,591 in private investment, a 5-to-1 match.
Northeast Fremont Street’s newest multi-unit complex, Beaumont Village Apartments, is open for business and actively seeking residents. Using the website, livebeaumontvillage.com, 30 remaining apartments are being advertised, ranging in monthly rents from $850 for 344-square-foot studios to $1,855 for 801-square-foot two-bedroom units. All units come with washer and dryer, and there is a pet policy that accommodates up to two pets per apartment with a … More
Nine years ago, Kim and Tony Zeller, seized an unexpected business opportunity. Beaumont Hardware,4303 N.E. Fremont St., where Tony had been a customer for more than seventeen years, was up for sale. By chance, the Zellers were in between jobs and looking for a new venture after working together for many years at Zellers Funeral Home.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Apartments… More
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 School… More