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
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.
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
After months of renovation, Proletariat Butchery has moved to Northeast Fremont Street and 62nd Avenue. Founder and chief butcher Zephaniah Shepard celebrated the move by hosting a “Meat & Greet” event on Saturday, April 12. The highlight for most neighbors and friends attending was seeing a whole hog roasting outside the butcher shop’s front door.
Inside, Shepard conducted tours and provided refreshments as artist Blaine Fontana… More
Good things seem to keep happening in the Cully Neighborhood. First it was a new park. Now, Portland Parks & Recreation is taking over Colwood Golf Course. The Portland City Council authorized the purchase earlier this year. Until June 1 of this year, PP&R will be leasing the property back to the former owners, but future operation has yet to be determined.
With nearly two of every five households in Central Northeast Portland farther than one-half mile from a park or natural area (second only to the area east of I-205 in the greatest need for parks and natural areas in the city), Portland Parks & Recreation has committed slightly more than $1 million for the first-phase construction of Thomas Cully Park on a 25-acre parcel located at … More
When Crystal Maddox and Liz Hanna met several years ago at Bink’s Neighborhood Bar on Northeast Alberta Street, Hanna had already known that she wanted to own a bar someday. Conversations between the two eventually ripened into their buying and opening the former Rovon Inn on Northeast Fremont Street and 62nd Avenue in January 2013 and renaming it Mad Hanna’s. Maddox is a Westside native, … More
The Bindery:Grayling, a woman-owned retail jewelry store moved from Southeast Portland to the recently remodeled Bindery at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 31st Avenue. Owner and designer Katy Kippen said Grayling has expanded its line, hired more employees and is establishing itself in the Hollywood District. Since opening in 2009, Grayling has grown from a one-woman shop to five employees.
Proletariat Butchery: Delaying its opening until … 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
What late 20th-century Roseway, Cully and Rose City Park neighbors knew as George’s Market will open in early December as a unique business in this area. Owner Zeph Shepard has thrown his own financial resources and “sweat equity” into the small store on Northeast Fremont Street at 62nd Avenue, which, Shepard said, will make all cuts of meat accessible and affordable to the working class: thus, … 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
When Anne Tillinghast and Trace Wiren take ukulele and guitar to a sing-a-long at a health care center, they are doing more than entertaining the residents. They are elevating mood, creating social interaction and, sometimes, encouraging stroke patients to speak again.
The two musicians aren’t therapists, they point out. However, Tillinghast, who was an office manager in the Oregon Stroke Center at … 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 Trinity Lutheran Church & School’s Little Tigers Extend Care & Day Care program is offering a drawing open to everyone in celebration of its new expanded offerings. The winner will have an opportunity to choose from one full week of free childcare or one week (5 days) of Trinity Lutheran Summer Camp, a $150 value. The drawing is limited to one entry per child and will be held November … More
Portland’s Cully Neighborhood bears the name of the man who settled there back in 1846, Thomas Cully. He came from England, was a stonemason by trade and probably would have approved of the tall Colonial hearth used to cook the majority of the dishes at Old Salt Marketplace. The hearth recalls those long-ago days when locally raised livestock was freshly butchered, cooking … More
Just off Northeast 82nd Avenue, on a patch of land tucked between the red brick building and the football field, the Madison High School garden has taken root.
As summer draws to a close, the 1,500-square-foot plot is overflowing with every kind of vegetable imaginable, from beets to zucchini, along with showy cutting flowers such as sunflower and zinnia. Fruit trees laden … 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
Representative Don Goldberg of the Trust for Public Land says that his non-profit has officially applied for rezoning, and a Comprehensive Plan amendment, to change 48 acres of Colwood Golf Course at 7313 N.E. Columbia Blvd. from Open Space to Industrial. When this is accomplished they would buy the property, sell the rezoned land north of Northeast Cornfoot Road (possibly to the Port of Portland… More