Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Cully

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

Public Process

By Lee Perlman
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City proposes some parking minimums

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

Colwood moves toward rezoning

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 PortlandMore

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

David Delk is a volunteer for a city program that controls stormwater, provides attractive streetscapes and adds natural habitat for some creatures.

Best of all, Delk said, his basement no longer floods.

He is one of about 60 Green Street Stewards who watch over small “rain gardens” being installed along city curbs to handle run-off from rain storms.

The city is seeking … More

Needle sculpture installed at Fernhill

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

Airport plan hits snag

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

With its proposed Master Plan approved unanimously by its Public Advisory Group, the Airport Futures Plan last month ran into a wall of opposition based on plans for new zoning regulations outside Portland International Airport.

Airport Futures, a joint project of the Port of Portland and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, created a 25-year master plan for the … More

Ethnic markets bring south-of-the-border flavor to NE Portland

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, March, 2010

Northeast Portland has a number of businesses featuring products from Mexico and other countries in Central America and South America. It’s a niche market with an appreciative clientele, similar to the early part of the twentieth century, when Portland boasted taverns, groceries and shops in which the owners spoke German, Italian, Swedish or another European language.

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Hacienda strengthens Northeast neighborhoods, helps home buyers and families

Hacienda strengthens Northeast neighborhoods, helps home buyers and families

By James Bash
For The Hollywood Star

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.

“Hacienda is … More