Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Lloyd District

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

By Phill Colombo
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On March 31, adjacent construction closed TriMet’s Northeast 7th Avenue MAX Station. Both east and westbound platforms will remain closed for about one year.

During the closure, TriMet is asking riders to use the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue stop (an approximate four-minute walk east of Northeast 7th Avenue) or the Convention Center stop (about a five-minute walk west of Northeast 7th Avenue) on Northeast Holladay Street.More

PPS approves student increase for Benson High School next school year

PPS approves student increase for Benson High School next school year

By Phill Colombo
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With a goal of ensuring that “every student by name will meet or exceed academic standards and will be fully prepared to make productive life decisions by the end of elementary, middle and high school,” the Portland Public Schools (PPS) board of directors approved an increase of students to be admitted as freshman and sophomores to Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS). At the same time, the … More

Lloyd Center Nordstrom to close after 55 years as anchor tenant

Lloyd Center Nordstrom to close after 55 years as anchor tenant

By Phill Colombo
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After almost 55 years as a Lloyd Center anchor, Nordstrom will close its Lloyd Center store at the end of 2014, announcing that 220 non-seasonal employees who want to continue working with the firm “will likely have a position available for them.” Nordstrom, operating 260 stores in 35 states, also announced the closure of its Vancouver Mall store in Washington.

Erik Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom stores, … More

Lloyd ice rink reduces all-day price

Lloyd ice rink reduces all-day price

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Lloyd Center ice rink has reduced the price of its all-day skating pass by $1. The new price is $9.50. Skate rentals are $3.50 each.

In addition to the public skating, the rink at the center of the mall, on the first level across from Macy’s, offers group lessons for beginning skaters and private lessons for other skating techniques. The rink … More

Unique options for matching personal fitness with community giving

Unique options for matching personal fitness with community giving

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

The traditional holiday season of giving just ended. But why not keep it going into the new year? Often January brings a change in focus towards personal goals, frequently fitness goals. What about combining the two? Here are a couple opportunities that will help you increase your physical activity while giving back to your community at the same time.

Pixie Project

This … More

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

By Ari Rosner
Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator

The Hollywood Farmers Market’s matching program, Fresh Funds, began in 2010 with the simple idea that all Oregon residents deserve access to fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. With that in mind, the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) created a program that will increase the spending power of customers receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).

Fresh Funds, began … More

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

Professional boxer Molly ‘Fearless’ McConnell opens gym in Lloyd District

Professional boxer Molly ‘Fearless’ McConnell opens gym in Lloyd District

Molly “Fearless” McConnell has accumulated more honors than any other Oregon boxer of the past two decades, but she isn’t resting on all the winners’ belts and Golden Gloves accolades. She has moved on to teach the science and techniques of boxing in her own gym, called McConnell’s Boxing Academy, 707 N.E. Broadway.

She’s winning praise, too, from her students, who range in age from 8 to middle age, … More

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

By Ari Rosner
Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets community volunteer

Have you been to the Lloyd Farmers Market lately? If you didn’t get a chance to make it during the summer, never fear – the Farmers Market will continue on, every Tuesday, through the winter. We have the unique benefit of being entirely under the cover of a huge beautiful gazebo, so we stay cozy and dry no matter what … More

New housing proposed for Lloyd District

New housing proposed for Lloyd District

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new development is expected to bring more than 600 residences and dozens of local businesses to the Lloyd District by 2015.

Called “Hassalo on Eighth,” the project is between Northeast Hassalo and Multnomah Streets from Northeast Seventh to Ninth avenues.

American Assets Trust unveiled the project in September in a ceremony attended by Mayor Charlie Hales; Ernest Rady, American Assets Trust’s … More

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

By Kathy Eaton
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“I begin yawning in front of the dog, not out of boredom, but to get the dog to yawn back so I can look at the tongue and smell their breath,” said Doe Risko, certified animal acupressure practitioner in Northeast Portland, describing her initial approach to animals she’s treating.

Risko has lived in Portland for 40 years; 20 years in her 100-year old house on … 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

Lawyer who lives in Hollywood neighborhood teams with Lloyd District financial advisor to found workshop that helps women deal with separation, divorce

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

When a woman realizes that her marriage isn’t working, she may feel a range of emotions that swirl into a cacophony of questions. What are the next steps to take? How will she support herself? What will life be like as a single parent?

Three professional women — a mediator, a lawyer and a financial advisor — have developed Clear Transitions PDXMore

Rose to grace Lloyd district’s Moda Center logo

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The new logo for the Moda Center, once known as the Rose Garden, will incorporate a rose as a salute to Portland, the city of roses, at the request of Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen.

The Trail Blazers and Moda Health, previously known as ODS, announced a 10-year agreement in August to bestow a new name on the sports center where … 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

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

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

Two neighborhoods consider parking permits

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

The Eliot and Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood associations are examining possible permit parking systems. In each case the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association is paying for a survey of current parking conditions, the first step in the process, and a guide to the placement of the district boundaries. Under such systems, residents of the district are allowed to purchase permits – … More

Broadway Bridge out

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

Starting July 6, and through September 10, the Broadway Bridge will be shut to auto traffic due to construction of the new Portland Streetcar east side loop extension. In addition, consultant Julie Gustafson told the Central East Side Urban Renewal Advisory Committee, there will be lane closures on the west side of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Oregon … More

New event venue causes concerns

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

The Lloyd District Community Association has gone on record as opposing a liquor license for the T. A. Lounge, an event venue in the former home of the Ambridge Event Center at 300 N.E. Multnomah St. (Alan Peters sold the building last year to developer Barry Schlesinger, who is sub-leasing to the current operation.) The operator says the business’s … More

Broadway Sale goes indoors

It will happen at the usual time – July 16 through 19 – and on Northeast Broadway, but this year it won’t be a “sidewalk sale.” According to Northeast Broadway Business Association chair Murray Koodish, the action will be inside, and it will be less of an event and more of a streetwide SALE, with an emphasis on bargains. Read next month’s Star for more details, but save the date.… More