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Construction underway on Cully Neighborhood park

Construction underway on Cully Neighborhood park

By Phill Colombo
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Ground had already been broken, and grading was underway when some 150 neighbors, city officials and representatives of Native American tribes gathered on a warm August night to reveal the name of the city’s newest open recreational space. Formerly used as a construction staging area, just over two acres on the south side of Northeast Alberta Street at 52nd Avenue was dubbed Khunamokwst (pronounced KONN-oo-maskt) Park.More

Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

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

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

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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Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

By Phill Colombo
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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 FontanaMore

More park land for Cully: Colwood Golf Course now owned by city of Portland

More park land for Cully: Colwood Golf Course now owned by city of Portland

By Phill Colombo
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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.

According to PP&R spokesman … More

Proposed Cully Park allotted $1.25 million in Portland Parks funding

Proposed Cully Park allotted $1.25 million in Portland Parks funding

By Phill Colombo
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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

Proletariat butcher helps Mad Hanna celebrate first anniversary

Proletariat butcher helps Mad Hanna celebrate first anniversary

By Phill Colombo
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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

Development updates: Grayling Jewlery moves to N.E., Proletariat Butchery delays opening

Development updates: Grayling Jewlery moves to N.E., Proletariat Butchery delays opening

By Phill Colombo
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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

Mama Leo’s in Roseway: Where two friends focus on familiar foods

Mama Leo’s in Roseway: Where two friends focus on familiar foods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

For years, Diana Delima’s daughter and Carolina Blanco’s son told the two friends to open a business together and have it related to food.

Last spring, the women followed that advice and opened Mama Leo’s at 6729 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

It is one of Portland’s few restaurants serving the foods of Colombia and Venezuela, their native lands. Because the home cooking of … 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

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

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 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

Singing can help stroke patients speak

Singing can help stroke patients speak

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Bingo night to raise funds for child’s medical treatment

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A local family is planning a Bingo night to raise money for a special therapy for their 14-month-old son, who has cerebral palsy and other neurological problems.

The fund-raiser for Oscar Triplett, son of Sylvia and Gabriel Triplett, will be from 7 to 10 p.m. December 13 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave.

The Tripletts plan to go … More

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

By Ann Sihler
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School win volleyball tournament

Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School win volleyball tournament

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Lady Tigers of Trinity Lutheran School won the 2A division of a volleyball tournament sponsored in October by the Coos Bay Lions Club.

The students from the school at 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St. won four matches in a row to get to the top of their bracket..

Trinity topped King’s View School 25-7, 25-13 to get into bracket play. In the … More

Win a full week of daycare or week of summer camp at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Northeast Cully neighborhood

Win a full week of daycare or week of summer camp at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Northeast Cully neighborhood

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

Old Salt Marketplace sustains time-honored culinary practices in Cully neighborhood

Old Salt Marketplace sustains time-honored culinary practices in Cully neighborhood

By Shirley Lewton
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

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