Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Irvington

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.n1397674621oitil1397674621aocen1397674621@libi1397674621raya.1397674621narf1397674621 or (503) 388-9188.

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

Feeling the love: Neighborhood ideas for Valentine’s Day

Feeling the love: Neighborhood ideas for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re shopping this Valentine’s Day for your sweetheart or yourself, these local businesses offer an array of indulgent gifts sure to please their recipient.

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa
2149 N.E. Broadway
(503) 281-0278

It’s doubtful there is anything more decadent than the rose-and-chocolate facial at Zama Spa. The 60-minute service includes drizzles of warm, cocoa butter massaged into your neck, arms … More

North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood reflects its working class roots

North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood reflects its working class roots

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By Kathy Eaton
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Before the Swift Meat Packing company purchased the independent Union Meat Company in 1906, the neighborhood butcher was king; and because of its proximity to the meat-packing plant, Swift formed a company town in Kenton, a North Portland neighborhood bordered by Columbia and Lombard boulevards, Chautauqua Avenue and I-5.

“As Swift went, so did Kenton,” according to Alta Mitchoff, author of the book, History of More

Irvington Bridge Club still taking tricks after 109 years

Irvington Bridge Club still taking tricks after 109 years

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Resilient is the word for the Irvington Bridge Club, which formed in 1905 as a ladies’ auxiliary to the then-newly organized Irvington Tennis Club.

It held teas and luncheons and raised funds to promote youth activities at the tennis club. Besides cards, the club program might include folk dancing and book reviews. Membership was restricted to 100, and a waiting list formed.… More

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

Author Lori Lake remembers her Northeast Portland roots

One of Lori L. Lake’s books is set in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood

By Kathy Eaton
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Prolific author Lori L. Lake, originally from Northeast Portland, advises writers to write a good book: “You wouldn’t construct a shoe with holes in it or a heel that’s not properly affixed.”

Lake, who’s published 13 books in a dozen years, said, “I grew up with a jumbled bunch of people.” The oldest … More

Irvington’s Staci Byers launches Ready to Sell PDX

Irvington’s Staci Byers launches Ready to Sell PDX

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Selling your home can be stressful, but the steps needed to ready the home for showing don’t have to be daunting, said Staci Byers, an interior designer who has started Ready to Sell PDX.

Byers works with owners and their existing furniture and accessories to create a home ready for potential buyers. And, she said, her services are unique and budget-minded.

Her … More

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The therapists at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, who deliver pain relief and healing of body, mind and soul throughout the year, are offering ideas for surviving the holidays, as explained by assistant director Jenn Tasnim-Savage.

  1. PLAN AHEAD: This will help you streamline your efforts and feel less harried. Every year, I make a calendar that outlines my commitments plus those of
  2. 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

Broadway Books sponsors December book drive to benefit Roosevelt High School

Broadway Books sponsors December book drive to benefit Roosevelt High School

By Shirley Lewton
For the Hollywood Star News

The co-owners of Broadway Books, Roberta Dyer and Sally McPherson, are thrilled to be launching their annual school “adoption” book drive on December 1. This will be their third year of sponsoring Roosevelt High School and working with Betsy Tighe, the school’s librarian. The book drives have been an annual event for a number of years and have included several schools throughout … More

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

By Kathy Eaton
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David and Michela McMahon founded Cloudburst Recycling in 1975, soon after moving into their Irvington home. David McMahon recalls the day an older man wearing a leisure suit parked his car in front of the McMahons’ Irvington home, came to the door and said the arts and crafts style house built in 1908 was designed and constructed for his grandfather, Franz Deggendorfer, a German immigrant. The … More

Northeast resident forms website to back medical research

An Irvington neighborhood resident has gained recognition from Portland State University for starting an unusual organization for supporting medical research.

Molly Lindquist started a website, Consano, to enable individuals to find medical research projects that matter to them personally, whether as patients, family members or friends. Consano is Latin for healing.

She recently won the Elevating Impact Summit pitch-fest through Portland State’s Impact Entrepreneurs. Lindquist went looking for an organization … More

Pet Pros opens on Broadway

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Pet Pros, a family-owned retail store, has opened at 1113 N.E. Broadway with foods and supplies for all types of animals, from birds and bunnies to dogs and cats.

The shop doesn’t sell animals, said manager Brie Kirby. Instead, the shop works with rescue groups to help find new homes for animals.

Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday … More

Public Process

By Lee Perlman
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City proposes some parking minimums

At the direction of the Portland City Council, and in response to outcries from many neighborhoods, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has proposed to impose some on-street parking requirements for large new multi-family developments in situations where there are currently no such requirements.
The proposed amendments would require developers to provide .25 parking spaces for every unit in … 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

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

Landmarks Commission reaches Madeleine lights decision

Last month the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission formally voted on a position regarding exterior lighting on the west side of the Madeleine Parish school and church. They unanimously voted to allow the lights to remain on newer additions to the buildings, with the addition of metal hoods to reduce glare for nearby residences, but called for removal of lights on the historic, 1927 … More

Broadway sales coming in July

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

The Northeast Broadway Business Association this year calls its annual gala, July 16-18, a “super summer sale.” Most of the activity will be indoors – but there will be lots to go indoors for. To wit:

bella stella, 2751 N.E. Broadway: 10 to 70 percent off storewide, and baby carrier demonstrations.
• Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway: Special editions … More

Gardeners grow food, community

Gardeners grow food, community

By Rebecca Ragain
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Kim McDodge leans over a chive plant, showing another gardener which of the long, narrow leaves to snip in order to prolong the plant’s production of flavorful new shoots. A few minutes later, in another area of the garden, McDodge pulls a few leeks out of the ground, shaking the dirt off the plants’ roots. They’re getting too old and … More

First Friday puts the accent on Northeast galleries

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

With the rampant growth of art galleries on the east side of Portland during the last decade, it was only a matter of time before a number of them coalesced to sponsor an informal gallery guide. Called First Friday, the guide calls attention to galleries and venues that are open every first Friday evening of the month from 6 p.m. … More

Irvington historic district moves forward

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

A proposal to make the Irvington neighborhood a National Historic District moved forward last month, surmounting a few bumps along the way.

At a June 4 meeting at the Irvington Tennis Club, the State Historic Preservation Committee voted seven to one to forward the proposal to The State Historic Preservation Office and then to the National Park Service. If … 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