The Regional Arts and Culture Council announced in July that Portland artist Gwenn Seemel will create a mural-sized portrait of Kirk Reeves, a Portland street performer and musician who passed away in November of 2012. The RACC-funded, 10-foot-by-30-foot mural,will be located along the east-facing wall of a building on the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard, formerly the location of Rich’s Deli.
“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 Marketwill be in full swing with … More
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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
“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
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?
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