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Miracle Theatre gains arts grants

Miracle Theatre gains arts grants

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Miracle Theatre Group, also known as Milagro, has been awarded grants totaling $59,540 to support operations and projects as the Latino arts and culture organization enters its 31st season.

The Oregon Arts Commission provided a general operating grant of $40,000 to support the 2014-15 season. This will enable Milagro to maintain its home production schedule and touring programs, advance experimental programming … More

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

“The Summer Super Sale is a great opportunity to save big, support local businesses, grab a great meal or drinks and have some fun, too,” said Murray Koodish, president of the NE Broadway Business Association.

Children should enjoy the annual pet fair at Furever Pets, at NE 19th Ave., on Sat. July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Irvington Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with … More

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Researching coverage of an insurance policy is likely not the way you want to spend your evening or weekend. Yet knowing your assets are protected is important; a substantial loss could be devastating to your current financial situation as well as your future one.

“Most of my clients work hard for what they have. The assets they accumulate, however large or small, … 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

Northeast Portland student joins improvisational theatre group

Northeast Portland student joins improvisational theatre group

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star

Daniel Martin, a Northeast resident and junior at Central Catholic High School, is in his third year as a cast member for the Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Impulse Troupe.

The improvisational group will deliver the theatre’s seventh year of fast-paced comedic scenes and games all based on audience suggestions. They work without scripts or costumes and with no idea what might happen next.

They … More

Gallery names winners from recent exhibit

Gallery names winners from recent exhibit

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The 23 Sandy Gallery has announced its “Best of Show” and “Purchase Prize” awards from EcoEditions, the gallery’s international juried exhibition of contemporary artist books.

Cara List of the University of Oregon juried the show, which drew artists from around the world to comment on the state of the environment, ecology, sustainability, pollution, climate, recycling and the planet in general.

The three … More

East Burnside traffic to undergo changes

East Burnside traffic to undergo changes

By Phill Colombo
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Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been working with neighborhood and business associations over the past year to improve traffic flow on West and East Burnside streets.

After three group meetings and one public open house in 2013, the Eastside working group arrived at a consensus to pursue conversion of East Burnside’s inside westbound travel lane to a center turn lane, because safety gains for all … 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

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

Hahn Solo hair salon lands on Sandy Boulevard

Hahn Solo hair salon lands on Sandy Boulevard

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Caroline Parker, who once planned to be a doctor, has opened a hair salon, Hanh Solo, in the Bindery Building at 3115 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 220.

Parker has created a three-chair salon intended to be peaceful and comfortable in a grown-up environment, she said, “so you can have a conversation without having to shout over a crowd of people.”

Eight … More

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 17th and 34th avenues, pockets of renovation and renewal are showing signs of economic rejuvenation. Tod Breslau, broker with Premier Property Group, started several years ago with See See Coffee at Northeast 17th and Sandy by brokering and arranging the sale of the property and transforming it from an old office building to the first combination coffee house/motorcycle boutique, catering … 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
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Make your new Northeast Portland holiday tradition local

Make your new Northeast Portland holiday tradition local

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

A Bubbly Spectacular
Get your holiday sparkle on at Bar Vivant and Pix

Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has amassed the largest collection of champagne in the country, with more than 250 bottles. A Bubbly Spectacular will feature samples from sixty bottles of champagne and sparkling wine from around the globe, along with fresh oysters from local restaurateurs, Eat and Parish.

Focusing on value … More

Kerns neighborhood boutique offers vintage clothing

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Le Ardour is a Parisian boutique offering vintage and recycled women’s clothing, said Diane, the French-Canadian owner who uses only one name.

The shop, which opened in November, features an eclectic mix of items. They include hand-dyed slips from Glam Garb, shoes, hats, accessories, wallets and satchels from local designers.

Diane, who continues to operate Le Frock, a historic boutique in … More

Rip City Skate moves to larger shop in Kerns neighborhood

Rip City Skate moves to larger shop in Kerns neighborhood

 

Rip City Skate has a new, larger shop at Northeast 32nd Ave. and Sandy Boulevard.

The business left its old spot on Northeast 37th Ave. near Sandy Boulevard to accommodate the expansion of The Mountain Shop.

In its new home, Rip City Skate will add snowboards to its offerings and develop do-it-yourself classes for people of all ages to build their own skate boards.

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Theatre patron’s Fiestaware collection featured in Triangle productions! play

Theatre patron’s Fiestaware collection featured in Triangle productions! play

 

Triangle productions! will have more than the play “American Fiesta” to attract patrons in November and December. A dinner with playwright Steven Tomlinson is planned November 30 and a sale of a supporter’s Fiestaware is expected, too.

Fiestaware is the boldly colorful dinnerware introduced in 1936 by the Homer Laughlin Co. The mixing and matching of colors was considered a new approach for an informal table setting. “…it’s … More

Saving with solar

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

The sun — constant, predictable and endlessly renewable. It’s energy is 100 percent clean, widely available and the best part — it’s free. Those are the qualities that excite Randy Feldhaus and his three partners at Synchro Solar, 1330 S.E. 8th Ave.

“We totally geek out about it all the time,” Feldhaus said.

Synchro Solar, a Portland-based company, specializes in the … 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

Ocean’s Six Micro-Restaurants

By Jamie Caulley

In the space between the culinary shores of restaurant dining and food cart eating lies The Ocean—a group of micro-restaurants located at the corner of Northeast 24th Avenue and Glisan Street.
“You’d have to be living under a rock in this town, not to notice the exposure to food carts,” Ocean developer Kevin Cavenaugh explains. “(But) there are elements of that reality that aren’t wonderful,” he … More

DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Lee Perlman

Capstone seeks S.E. 26th Development

Capstone Partners is pursuing a proposed four-story residential building on East Burnside Street at 26th Avenue, according to Steve Russell of the Kerns Neighborhood Association. The property was last used as a branch of Wells Fargo Bank, and has been vacant for several years. Another developer pursued a similar proposal, but it fell through in the recession.

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