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 of … 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
National Night Out (this year August 3) is the time of year when people are encouraged to hold events and gatherings after dark in parks and other public places. The idea is that if enough of us Good Guys are there doing Good Things, the Bad Guys won’t use them to commit crimes, and people in general will feel safe … More