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Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

Out and About: Take a bite out of Beaumont

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

Beautiful mountain

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

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

Wilshire Market to morph into Fire + Stone Restaurant

By Phill Colombo
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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 adds Mercato

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

By Phill Colombo
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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

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

Portland residents air street repair fee and demolition opinions

By Phill Colombo
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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 Council vote; in the other, neighbors asked for changes in City demolition and building permit regulations.

Residents and business owners packed … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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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.

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Efforts to curb demolition and infill continued

Efforts to curb demolition and infill continued

By Phill Colombo
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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.

Experts from … More

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

“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

North/Northeast neighborhood business district events funded

North/Northeast neighborhood business district events funded

By Phill Colombo
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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.

Central Northeast Neighbors executive director Alison Stoll, who chairs Venture Portland’s Grants Committee and represents the Parkrose Business Association, said the … More

Development Update: Beaumont Village Apartments

Development Update: Beaumont Village Apartments

By Phill Colombo
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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

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

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.

It was no … More

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

Out and About in Kenton: North Portland neighborhood reflects its working class roots

Out and About in Kenton: North Portland neighborhood reflects its working class roots

 

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 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