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Middle school to gain filmmaking studio

Middle school to gain filmmaking studio

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs will take film making to Open Meadow Middle School with a state-of-the-art media arts studio, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

The studio will feature 16 production stations and editing bays, equipped with DSLR cameras, light kits, sound equipment and MacBook Pros loaded with Adobe Creative Suite, according to a news release.

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Harmony Yoga celebrates ten years in Hollywood

Harmony Yoga celebrates ten years in Hollywood

By Kathy Eaton
For the Hollywood Star News

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.

Although Hatha yoga became a … More

Local Little League team wins district title

Local Little League team wins district title

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Hollywood demolition and renovation move slowly, apartment building rises

Hollywood demolition and renovation move slowly, apartment building rises

By Phill Colombo
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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

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

By Phill Colombo
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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

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

By Phill Colombo
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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

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

By Phill Colombo
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On Friday, August 22, a new Tony Starlight Showroom will open for business at 1125 S.E. Madison St. in the Buckman Neighborhood, following a seven-year run as Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at Northeast 37th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

“I’ve been trying to expand my business for the last several years, and now it’s come to fruition,” Starlight explained.

The new Showroom, a collaborative venture … More

Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner gets offer he couldn’t refuse

Paulsen’s Pharmacy owner gets offer he couldn’t refuse

By Phill Colombo
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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

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

By Phill Colombo
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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

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Seniors to dress for Derby Day, dance into spring

Seniors to dress for Derby Day, dance into spring

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

May is National Older Americans month, and the Hollywood Senior Center has scheduled special activities including “Derby Day” on May 3 and a spring dance on May 15.

“We want everyone to dress as if they were attending the Kentucky Derby,” Amber Kern-Johnson, the center director, said of May 3 plans. “For ladies that means a stylish hat … More

Hollywood Theater offers summer camp for young film makers

Hollywood Theater offers summer camp for young film makers

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Hollywood Theatre is accepting applications for the Hollywood Theatre Studio, a summer film camp for students ages 13 to 15, to be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Students will use the latest software and equipment under the guidance of professional filmmakers, according to a news release from the theater. All films will be premiered … More

North/Northeast neighborhood business district events funded

North/Northeast neighborhood business district events funded

By Phill Colombo
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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.

Central Northeast Neighbors executive director Alison Stoll, who chairs Venture Portland’s Grants Committee and represents the Parkrose Business Association, said the … More

Hollywood Farmers Market kicks off summer season on May 3

Hollywood Farmers Market kicks off summer season on May 3

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

Hollywood Farmers Market: Volunteers needed

Hollywood Farmers Market: Volunteers needed

By Ari Rosner
Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Unknown

Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Then attend the volunteer orientation on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Rose City Park More

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

Fleur de Lis:  A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

Fleur de Lis: A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Support Oregon Food Bank and swim free at NECC

Support Oregon Food Bank and swim free at NECC

By Mickey Harnage
Northeast Community Center volunteer

The Northeast Community Center (NECC), with the help of the entire community, is supporting the Oregon Food Bank with a food drive from March 23 to March 30.

“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

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

By Larry Peters
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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

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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Iconic Hollywood Bowl site to be redeveloped as neighborhood hardware and garden store

Iconic Hollywood Bowl site to be redeveloped as neighborhood hardware and garden store

By Phill Colombo
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Opening its first two Oregon stores in Beaverton and Tigard last year, Orchard Hardware Supply Stores plans to open an outlet in Portland’s Hollywood Business District later this year. The announcement was formalized with Jerry Baysinger’s February presentation to the Hollywood Boosters. Oppidan Investment Company is redeveloping the 48-lane Hollywood Bowl at Northeast 41st Avenue and Halsey Street. Jerry Baysinger of Baysinger Partners in Southeast … More