Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Eliot

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

Dawson Park reopening set for July 16

By Phill Colombo
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Save the date: Wednesday, July 16, 6 p.m. at North Stanton Street and Williams Avenue, a renovated and refurbished Dawson Park, under reconstruction since last October, will reopen. To mark the occasion, a live concert in the park, light refreshments and guest speakers will be on hand to thank those who made the upgrade possible and note the historical significance of this green spot in … More

Out and about: Eliot phones home

Out and about: Eliot phones home

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Eliot photos here.

In 1873, the original town of Albina was platted totally within the Eliot neighborhood, bounded by the Willamette River on the west, Northeast Broadway on the south, Northeast Fremont Street on the north and Northeast Seventh Avenue on the east. Today the Albina area spans several neighborhoods in inner … More

Development Update: Dawson Park playground

Development Update: Dawson Park playground

By Phill Colombo
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Portland Parks & Recreation identified more funding to upgrade playground surfacing and equipment at soon-to-be-opened Dawson Park. In addition to a universally accessible playground surface, several play equipment pieces were selected for use by children of all abilities. The Portland Development Commission and PP&R are collaborating to restore Dawson Park as a key community gathering place, honoring the park’s rich African-American history. The $2.7-million construction, begun … More

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $1,000 grants for projects that improve the quality of life in the 12 coalition neighborhoods.

Applications are due March 14 at the coalition office, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave. Information is available from Fran Ayaribil, special projects coordinator: gro.n1406762188oitil1406762188aocen1406762188@libi1406762188raya.1406762188narf1406762188 or (503) 388-9188.

The coalition neighborhoods include Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, More

Twelve neighborhood school buildings will get summer of 2014 facelifts

Twelve neighborhood school buildings will get summer of 2014 facelifts

By Phill Colombo
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Portland Public Schools (PPS) is doubling the number of schools slated for renovation during 2014’s summer, compared to last year’s projects. This year’s $15.5-million bond-funded improvements begin in June for completion when school opens on September 2, according to David Mayne, PPS spokesman for the bond projects.

Schools to be worked on this summer include Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, More

Rosemary Anderson High School Students to plant free trees in Humboldt, Boise, Eliot neighborhoods

Rosemary Anderson High School Students to plant free trees in Humboldt, Boise, Eliot neighborhoods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Residents of the Humboldt, Boise and Eliot neighborhoods are eligible to receive free street trees, planted by Rosemary Anderson High School students and volunteers.

The project is called the Albina Tree Initiative. The leader, Spencer Burton, gained a community watershed stewardship grant from Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services and a special project and community event grant from the East Multnomah Soil More

Dawson Park in Eliot neighborhood gets fresh look for summer season

Dawson Park in Eliot neighborhood gets fresh look for summer season

Chilled by mid-40 temperatures and drizzle characterized as a “Portland November morning,” but warmed by hot coffee and pastries, city officials and private partners joined in a brief ceremony to officially begin the $2.2-million renovation of Inner Northeast’s Dawson Park. Portland Development Commission Executive Director Patrick Quinton welcomed a small group to the “…historic and cultural heart of the African American Community” and hailed the neighbors … More

Star-News reporter Lee Perlman among winners of Spirit of Portland Award

Star-News reporter Lee Perlman among winners of Spirit of Portland Award

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Reporter Lee Perlman, who withdrew his name after past nominations for a Spirit of Portland Award, has received the award posthumously for lifetime achievement for community and neighborhood engagement.

A posthumous award also has been given Afifa Ahmed-Shafi, the public involvement best practices coordinator for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

They were among 21 Portland residents and organizations recognized in November for … More

Reverand Nat’s Hard cider disects ‘alchemy of apple’ at Hollywood Farmer’s Market

Reverand Nat’s Hard cider disects ‘alchemy of apple’ at Hollywood Farmer’s Market

By Shelley Stearns
Hollywood Farmers Market volunteer

Portland residents consume more cider than residents of any other city in the United States and, according to Nat West of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, we are uniquely positioned to produce it.

The Pacific Northwest’s climate and existing infrastructure create an optimal environment in which the industry can flourish. Apple storage here is so advanced that Reverend Nat’s has access to quality apples … More

New Seasons opens ultimate neighborhood grocery store

By Kathy Eaton
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At 7 a.m. on August 28th, the Boise Eliot neighborhood welcomed Portland’s newest New Seasons Market located at 3445 N. Williams Ave. It’s the chain’s 13th store since New Seasons opened its first store in 2000. The new store, Williams New Seasons, sits four blocks from the company’s home office. Williams marketing director Amy Brown stressed how important it is for the company to connect with … More

Lee Perlman public memorial planned

Lee Perlman public memorial planned

The community is invited to attend a remembrance/memorial event for Lee Perlman on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at Lorenzen Conference Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. That was the site of many meetings in Lee’s Eliot neighborhood.

Legacy Emanuel is on North Vancouver Avenue between Russell Street and the east end of the Fremont Bridge. The Lorenzen Center is off Graham St. between the hospital and the Medical Office … More

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

 

By Lee Perlman

Star Reporter

Creston pursuing third Hollywood project – with parking!

Creston Homes, which is in the process of building two 47-unit buildings in Hollywood, has plans for a third – and this one would have (gasp!) on-site parking!
Spokesperson Dave Mullens told the Star that the company is negotiating to purchase a parcel of land, currently used as a parking lot, north of the Bank … More

Eliot projects proposed

Ivy Street Partners, the owners of the land upon which a new New Seasons Market is now under construction at North Williams Avenue and Fremont Street, is finalizing plans for a major project immediately to the south, bounded by North Williams and Vancouver avenues, Cook and a vacated Ivy streets. As architect Greg Mitchell told the Eliot Neighborhood Association in December, the company plans to build a … More

New design  for Broadway Furniture project

Langley Development had their second Design Advisory (a voluntary and informal discussion in advance of a formal application) with the Portland Design Commission last month over their plans for the Broadway Furniture block. Their first discussion occurred in August, and there were significant changes.
Langley still plans to build a six-story building on the block bounded by Northeast Broadway and Weidler Street, Second and … More

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Eliot projects proposed
Ivy Street Partners, the owners of the land upon which a new New Seasons Market is now under construction at North Williams Avenue and Fremont Street, is finalizing plans for a major project immediately to the south, bounded by North Williams and Vancouver avenues, Cook and a vacated Ivy streets. As architect Greg Mitchell told the Eliot Neighborhood Association in December, the company plans to … More

Spanish language center draws people together

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News, July 2010

Lindy Delf of Northeast Portland, a retired teacher, hopes to work at a school in Mexico City.

Michael Rasmussen of Southeast Portland likes to travel but, he said, “I hate not knowing the language.”

To learn Spanish, each has enrolled at Tierra Educational Center, started a year ago by Norberto Medina, a software engineer from Mexico, and Rebecca Pillsbury, a … More

Two neighborhoods consider parking permits

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

The Eliot and Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood associations are examining possible permit parking systems. In each case the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association is paying for a survey of current parking conditions, the first step in the process, and a guide to the placement of the district boundaries. Under such systems, residents of the district are allowed to purchase permits – … More

Policy news: Committee approves urban renewal changes

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

An ad hoc committee assembled by the Portland Development Commission voted overwhelmingly last month to expand the Interstate Urban Renewal District to take in parts of the adjacent and soon-to-expire Oregon Convention Center district as well as other properties. The decision will be forwarded to the PDC Commission in July, and then to City Council.

The committee also approved, unanimously, … More

Development news: Hooper undergoes changes

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

Central City Concern’s Hooper Detox Facility is undergoing changes. As CCC’s executive director Traci Manning, and project manager Jill Sherman of the Gerding-Edlen Company, told several audiences last month, a long-term, voluntary detoxification program is leaving the facility on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Couch Street and relocating to the bottom floor of the agency’s newly renovated … More

Development news: Sullivan’s Gulch, others look at permit parking

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

Although they have tried it twice before unsuccessfully, the Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association is looking more and more seriously at creating a permit parking system for the west end of their neighborhood, and they may have company in doing it.

At the association’s annual meeting last month, board member Will Elder related that because of the proximity of Lloyd District More