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
Greg Mistell believes business owners should support the people and groups working for positive change in their communities.
Mistell, who started the Fleur De Lis Bakery & Cafe with his wife, Lisa, nine years ago, said business people have little time for volunteer work themselves especially ones like himself, with a 6-year-old and a puppy at home when he winds up his … More
“Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for Oregon Food Bank while raising awareness of hunger issues in our communities,” said a representative from the Oregon Food Bank. “A tough … More
Explore the Hollywood neighborhood on Saturday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. Get to know your neighbors who own and work at some of your favorite local businesses on Northeast 42nd Avenue. The evening’s highlights include free computer training at MacPCX, a tour of Fly Dragon Spa, Kona beer samples courtesy of Popina Swimwear, and an after-party with live music at Velo Cult Bike … More
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.
After eight years on Northeast 40th Avenue, Lemontree, a Hollywood gift shop and boutique, is closing its doors. Owner Pam Park has enjoyed being part of the neighborhood and thanks the community for its years of support.
Police have charged a five-year employee of Pal’s Shanty and another man with burglary, arson and criminal mischief. Marcus Tyler and Michael Duncan are scheduled for trial this month in connection with the November 15th two-alarm fire that gutted the iconic bar in Hollywood’s business district.
Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Ron Rouse credited a “joint effort between Portland Police and Portland Fire” with helping … More
The Hollywood Neighborhood Associationis canvassing the community for volunteers to fill openings on the HNA Board and on committees to help guide the organization’s path into the future. In addition to board members, people interested in staying on top of land-use issues and to maintain HNA’s recently refurbished website, hollywoodpdx.org, are also being recruited.
HNA board member Steve Colburn said “We don’t need your money, … More
If you’re looking for back issues of Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar or Juxtapoz, the contemporary art magazine, AJ Jones and Mark Fleskes have them in Periodicals Paradise,1924 N.E. 40th Ave.
Woodworkers, car enthusiasts, cooks and art students are among the customers for old or recent magazines with the directions, designs, recipes or illustrations they are seeking.
By Laurel Roberts Northeast Community Center volunteer
T. S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month.” The poet never spent a February in Portland, when the rain and sunless days turn people into slugs and couch potatoes who stay home in front of the television screen. How to escape cruel February and March? Come to the Northeast Community Center (NECC) and brighten up the coming months with exciting Friday family … 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
Over objections from residents and businesses, a Seattle firm’s development of a five-story, 50-unit building without parking on the footprint of a two-story house continues. The project is located on Northeast 41st Avenue across the street from Trader Joe’s.
Portland Bureau of Development Services spokesman Ross Caron said, “It looks like this project is proceeding through routine reviews.” Micro-unit construction is allowed under City regulations, but … More
If you have been in our library recently you may have noticed that it is substantially brighter. Since the building opened we have had too little light for the tasks performed in the building. That was less noticeable in the areas that brought in lots of natural light, but the interior spaces and the entire building after dark could best be described as “dim.” … More
When the curtains at the Hollywood Theatre first parted on Saturday, July 17, 1926, the movie palace became an instant icon for the community. From that moment on, people began to call the surrounding neighborhood Hollywood. Droves of people arrived that opening day via Model T, streetcar, bike and foot. It was, by all accounts, a momentous occasion.
Portland residents can take steps to benefit the fish, wildlife and people who use our local waterways by developing a rain garden. They also can learn how to use native plants in landscapes to conserve water, reduce pollution and provide healthy habitat for people, fish and other wildlife.
First graders in four Northeast Portland schools can proudly wave the Stars and Stripes, thanks to the Hollywood Lions Club.
The club has presented miniature American flags to 340 first graders at Roseway Heights, Laurelhurst, Jason Lee and Hollyrood schools. Members also gave 10-minute presentations about the flag to the students, said club president Jack Alvord.
By Kirsten Jewel Northeast Community Center volunteer
For the ninth year, the Northeast Community Center (NECC)was happy to host an Albertina Kerr Giving Tree in its lobby during the holiday season. Members of the NECC donated gifts for children and disabled adults to support the Kerr mission. Albertina Kerr partners with the community to support people with developmental disabilities and mental-health challenges so they can lead self-determined lives and … More