Soft music plays and windows let in natural light while students practice Iyangar Yoga taught by Libby Ramirez at Harmony Yoga studio in the Hollywood neighborhood. Ramirez, who’s been teaching at Harmony for seven years, guides the class through meditation and stretching as students decompress to release tension as they prepare for asana or more active poses.
If you have ever wondered how pizza crust is made or what goes on behind the scenes at a dental office, find out at the 42nd Avenue Makers’ Fair.
From noon to 6 p.m. August 23, merchants and professionals on 42nd Avenue, in the vicinity of Northeast Alberta Street, will offer tours, classes, tastings, contests and giveaways. The local business organization also has organized a scavenger hunt that may qualify … 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.
Need some help overcoming the dreaded approach of swimsuit season?
Try Popina,2030 N.E. 42nd Ave., a bathing suit boutique with the largest selection of women’s swimwear in the Northwest. Interesting, given our city is known more for its rain gear than swimwear, but Portland was the springboard for modern swimsuit styling.
In 1910, the present-day company known as Jantzen, started … More
A decade ago, Concordia neighborhood residents viewed the area as a rough-and-tumble neighborhood, according to Daniel Greenstadt, current chair of the Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA). “Today we have a mix of manufacturing activities that now ranges from heavy machinery to handmade ice cream. And in the middle of it, a major private university (Concordia University). All of this brings a … More
The arrival of artwork and children’s books created by award-winning Berta and Elmer Hader will be celebrated in a public reception from 2-4 p.m. February 23 at Concordia University’s library,2800 N.E. Liberty St.
Portland mosaic artist Mary Tapogna recently was told her business, Hail Mary, would be evicted from her retail space at Northeast Killingsworth Street and 30th Avenue in the Concordia Neighborhood.
Many people in the community have reached out to Tapogna to lend a hand. Alberta Street’s Frock boutique and Guardino Gallery are carrying some of Tapogna’s smaller items for the holidays. Popina Swimwear in the Hollywood district has opened up … 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
Portland has a reputation for being green. In Northeast Portland, a half dozen residents are trying to help the city stay green — literally — by encouraging the growth of a healthy, diverse urban forest in the Concordia neighborhood.
Concordia already has many notable trees, including the century-old Oregon white oak that graces Concordia University’s lawn, towering Douglas-firs that dot the neighborhood … More
“The Hollywood Theatre is not competing with Regal Cinemas,” said executive director Doug Whyte. “We see ourselves competing with everything else that’s happening on a Saturday night.”
In the three years that Concordia resident Whyte has been executive director of the historic theater on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, ticket sales have risen 50 percent. The theater offers a variety of film genres … More
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
Last month, volunteers installed a model of a giant acupuncture needle in the east side of Fernhill Park, near Northeast 57th Avenue. One of six such installations placed in various parts of the city, it is intended to symbolize the need for medicine, and especially alternative medicine, to be made available to Portland’s communities. In this case, it was also … 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
Hacienda, a non-profit community development corporation, provides affordable rental housing, primarily in the Cully neighborhood. Hacienda also offers several programs that help homeowners and improve the lives of families. In today’s uncertain economic climate, those programs can make a big difference.
Still, because of its name, some people might think that Hacienda, located at 5136 N.E. 42nd Ave., serves only Latino-Americans.