Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

King

Out and about: The once and future King

Out and about: The once and future King

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s King neighborhood photos here.

Originally named Highland, based on its location on a ridge at one of the highest points between the Columbia and Willamette rivers, the King neighborhood was platted between 1873 and 1912. Two decades after Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Northeast Portland citizens petitioned the city to … More

Out and about: Eliot phones home

Out and about: Eliot phones home

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Eliot photos here.

In 1873, the original town of Albina was platted totally within the Eliot neighborhood, bounded by the Willamette River on the west, Northeast Broadway on the south, Northeast Fremont Street on the north and Northeast Seventh Avenue on the east. Today the Albina area spans several neighborhoods in inner … More

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.n1414771878oitil1414771878aocen1414771878@libi1414771878raya.1414771878narf1414771878 or (503) 388-9188.

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

Twelve neighborhood school buildings will get summer of 2014 facelifts

Twelve neighborhood school buildings will get summer of 2014 facelifts

By Phill Colombo
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Portland Public Schools (PPS) is doubling the number of schools slated for renovation during 2014’s summer, compared to last year’s projects. This year’s $15.5-million bond-funded improvements begin in June for completion when school opens on September 2, according to David Mayne, PPS spokesman for the bond projects.

Schools to be worked on this summer include Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, More

Trader Joe’s backs away from controversial King neighborhood development

Trader Joe’s backs away from controversial King neighborhood development

By Phill Colombo
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Trader Joe’s’ early February announcement that it would not site a store in one of two buildings of a 40,000-square-foot project at Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street prompted Portland’s African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) to say the media misunderstood earlier Forum statements.

“Our advocacy was never about whether or not Trader Joe’s should be on the property,” the PAALF has since stated, … More

Permits submitted for 36-unit project in King neighborhood

By Phill Colombo
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According to Vic Remmers, VWR Development has submitted applications for permits to construct a 36-unit, mixed-use building on Mason Street just off Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. “We’ve gone to the neighborhood groups and met with the owner of a barber shop (being displaced by the project), and VRW has offered the owner a place in the new building,” Remmers added. The Mason Street project will … More

Jambalaya Fest to fill King Neighborhood’s Dawson Park

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The eighth annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ, featuring a Creole-style family recipe, is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Dawson Park, between North Williams and Vancouver Avenues, from Morris to Stanton streets.

The host is the Meals on Wheels People from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 5325 N.E. MLK Blvd. The sponsor is … 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

Good in the Neighborhood returns

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

The Good in the Neighborhood festival will be back again for the 18th time this month. Originally a three-day affair, it has expanded over the years. It will start with a kickoff event from 6 to 10 p.m. June 21 at Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., with food, dancing, live music, and a fashion show by Amani. There will … More