Soft music plays and windows let in natural light while students practice Iyangar Yoga taught by Libby Ramirez at Harmony Yoga studio in the Hollywood neighborhood. Ramirez, who’s been teaching at Harmony for seven years, guides the class through meditation and stretching as students decompress to release tension as they prepare for asana or more active poses.
The Hollywood Rose City Little League team clinched the Oregon District 1 title this summer and went on to Oregon’s Little League Majors tournament at Alpenrose Dairy.
In its first-round game, the team won in what Nick Daschel, writing for The Oregonian, described as “a wild 14-12 win over LaGrande.” The game took nearly three hours to play, Daschel wrote, and … More
Two projects, a stone’s throw from each other in the Hollywood Business District, are moving slowly, while a third several blocks to the north is beginning to rise out of the ground. A hardware chain’s renovation of the 40,000-square-foot building that formerly housed the Hollywood Bowl has removed all decorative stone from the building’s exterior.
Several hundred feet to the north on Northeast 41st Avenue, a … More
Portland’s Hollywood Theatre has a new neighbor: Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, located in the Hollywood Apartments retail space. Pono Farm serves Japanese cuisine, featuring “quality meat raised on our farm in Central Oregon,” according to Pono Farm’s web site, ponofarm.com.
A bar and a retail butcher shop complement the restaurant, and the web site also features a photo gallery with descriptions of the business’ … More
Shuttered at the end of May, John Shackleford’s Rain City Coffee opened June 11 as Rust Coffee Lounge. At the corner of Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street, Rust Coffee Lounge is under the general managership of Melissa Park.
Shackleford announced his retirement with praise for those who helped him make “Rain City the joy it is. Karen who helped grow the dream, Stephanie for the … More
Customers of the Hollywood District’s longest continuously operating business have smiled over the past month, getting their first look at the result Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner Gary Balo characterized as “an offer I couldn’t pass up.”
The proposal came from the 3,500-store Good Neighbor Pharmacy network to completely transform the store in 48 hours at no expense to Paulsen’s as a demonstration project. Paulsen’s was one of … More
Marianne Banke and her Hollywood Community Acupuncture Office Manager Janine Holly are not looking forward to the next five to 12 months. They are resolved, however, to work with developers of a new four-story, 56-unit, dorm-like residence on the lot south of the clinic to make the next year as bearable as possible for their business and their patients. They are facing the specter of demolition … More
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
Venture Portland, an organization awarding grants to stimulate business, has earmarked $37,000 to fund close to two dozen spring/summer projects in Portland’s neighborhood business districts citywide. According to VP, the funding will result in an additional $179,591 in private investment, a 5-to-1 match.
By Tracy Little Hollywood & Lloyd Farmers Markets board member
April showers bring May flowers and kick off another summer season at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Summer season starts on Saturday, May 3. To celebrate the new season, we’ll have cooking demos throughout the day as well as live music and face painting.
For the first 200 customers, we’ll be giving away a free plant start from one of … More
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.