Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

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Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

It is probably fair to say that most people would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. But that desire might conflict with reality when seniors begin to have difficulties doing ordinary tasks. It’s a relief for them when a trusty relative or friend can bring the recycling to the street or put a box of Christmas ornaments in … 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.n1398346524oitil1398346524aocen1398346524@libi1398346524raya.1398346524narf1398346524 or (503) 388-9188.

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

Art, trips offered at auction to support school

Art, trips offered at auction to support school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Organizers of the ninth annual Beverly Cleary School fund-raising auction are inviting supporters to “Have a Ball in Black and White.”

The silent and oral auctions and dinner are scheduled from 6 -10 p.m. March 14 at the Atrium at Montgomery Park, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St.

Tickets, at $55 each, may be purchased in advance through the auction website: beverlycleary.schoolauction.net/2014/register/ticket_sales.

Sale items … More

Grant High School alumni to celebrate restoration of 1917 vintage piano

Grant High School alumni to celebrate restoration of 1917 vintage piano

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Pianist Tom Grant will be among the featured musicians on hand for the celebration of the restoration of Grant High School’s vintage Steinway grand piano.

The program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the Grant High School auditorium, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave. A suggested $10 ticket per person is available at the door and is tax deductible. The sponsoring group … More

Northeast’s Portland’s  25th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held March 16

Northeast’s Portland’s 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held March 16

By Phill Colombo
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Emerald-clad marchers step off at noon Sunday, March 16, as part of the 25th Annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Paddy’s Day Parade from Fernwood/Cleary School.

Organizer Steve O’Slavik guaranteed a nice weather. “It’s going to be a great day for a parade,” quipped O’Slavik. “You can’t possibly have more fun than this on a Sunday!” For more information: (503) 282-6370 or www.st-paddys-day.com.

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Grant High School students to attend class at Marshall in 2017

Grant High School students to attend class at Marshall in 2017

By Phill Colombo
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Portland Public Schools has announced that U.S. Grant High School students will move to Southeast Portland’s Marshall High School campus at Southeast 91st Avenue and Center Street for two years, beginning in the summer of 2017. Prior to that, Franklin High School will use Marshall as its temporary home from summer 2015 to summer 2017.

The plan was unveiled at a mid-December Grant PTA meeting where … More

Portland Kitchen offers job training, cooking skills for neighborhood kids

Portland Kitchen offers job training, cooking skills for neighborhood kids

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

Home economics classes have gone the way of the rotary telephone and the typewriter. As budgets have shrunk over the past two decades, most schools in the Portland area have done away with home ec, leaving students with no formal training in how to shop and cook for themselves.

Now, faced with elevated obesity rates and a generation of students graduating from … 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

Linda Wall uses passive survivability to prepare Grant Park house for ‘the big one’

Information provided by Apropos Architecture

The Pacific Northwest is overdue for a major earthquake. When disaster strikes, utility systems will fail, stores will run out of supplies, emergency services will be stretched thin, and basic life necessities will be scarce. “Passive Survivability” describes a building’s ability to maintain critical life-support conditions when services are lost. The basic criteria for passive survivability are:

Shelter – Buildings stay intact during and after … More

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

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

Stoll Plaza dedication

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

On July 27, several members of the neighborhood, business community and the Stoll family gathered to dedicate the new public plaza in the Hollywood District. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and former Mayor Sam Adams assisted in the unveiling of the bronze plaque that reads “Stoll Plaza — Honoring Norm & Helen Stoll for their years of support of our neighborhood, our … More

Recycled containers help support school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Recyclable bottles and cans will help the Parent-Teacher Association raise funds for the Beverly Cleary Elementary School, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave., said Heather Leek, the PTA president.

The QFC store at 1835 N.E. 33rd Ave. will have a courtesy service person assist with the program between 4 and 8 p.m. every Saturday at the “Can Do” area near the store’s … More

Gardening: Where small is the big thing

 By Janet Goetze

For the Hollywood Star

Dwarf varieties are just one of the trends in gardeningRhododendrons and camellias, those Northwest landscape standbys, are among the dwarf shrubs that hybridizers now are producing to fit city lots, said landscape designer Judy Kokesh.
Kokesh, who has dwarf varieties in her own yard near Grant High School, said a growing number of plants that fit small spaces are appearing in local … More

PUBLIC PROCESS: Lee Perlman

Irvington seeks Benson Bubbler for Broadway

The Irvington Community Association last month voted to allocate $9,000 to install a Benson Bubbler public drinking fountain on the northwest corner of Northeast Broadway at 15th Avenue. The request reflects a long-sought push by some ICA board members that the funds received from the neighborhood’s annual Historic Home Tour, so far used primarily to fund its own activities and a Charitable Giving … More

Arabian Breeze by another name

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

If you are a fan of the Arabian Breeze Middle Eastern restaurant at 3223 N.E. Broadway, don’t panic if you see a new sign proclaiming the place Nicholas. The Khouri family, which operated Nicholas Restaurant at 318 S.E. Grand Ave. before opening the Breeze, recently launched a third restaurant in East Portland and decided to give a common brand to … More

Scholar Athletes honored

By Laura Meehan
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

Twenty-seven high school sophomores throughout the Portland metropolitan area were honored as being Scholar Athletes by the Multnomah Athletic Club. They were chosen by administrators and student leaders in each school, and were recognized at a banquet at the MAC on Wednesday, May 19. All are honor students who will receive memberships entitling them to full use of the club’s … More

Northeast resident, Oregon Symphony member celebrates CD release

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

On May 13, Portland-based quintet Tango Pacifico presented a unique program of the music of Argentinean tango master Astor Piazzolla, at The Old Church in Southwest Portland. The pieces were performed as originally composed and intended for Piazzolla’s own ensemble as part of Tango Pacifico’s highly anticipated CD release party.

Northeast resident Erin Furbee, who has lived in the Grant More

Business News: Reiki class teaches how to heal self

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

On June 5, from 1­–4 p.m. as the first of a two-part class, Reiki master/teacher Michelle Garnier Winkler teaches what Reiki is, how to channel it and how to use it to heal the self and others (including pets and plants). The second class will take place June 12, from 1­–4 p.m. Participants receive information on the chakras and energy … More

Policy news: Council approves new athletic field rules

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

The Portland City Council last month approved a new set of regulations governing changes at or the addition of new facilities to athletic fields belonging to either the Portland Bureau of Parks or school districts. In most cases, such fields are zoned for residential use, are operated under a Conditional Use permit, and a public process is required to make … More

Annual auction benefits Beverly Cleary School Foundation

By Laura Meehan
For The Hollywood Star, January, 2010

Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s annual fundraising auction will be held on March 5 at the Bison Building in Northeast Portland. Local businesses are invited to help us “Dream Big” for our school, our kids and our community.

The Foundation is seeking businesses and community members as sponsors for the auction or to advertise in the auction catalogue. Sponsorship opportunities are available … More

Hats, scarves provide community support at NECC

By Tom Vandel, NECC Board member
For the Hollywood Star, January, 2010

It may not be an actual scientific fact, but members of the Northeast Community Center (NECC) can attest that knitting is good for the mind and giving is good for the heart. And both are good for the community.

The NECC has been a center of community support in many ways this season. Members, staff and their families … More