Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

North Tabor

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

Heritage Home Tour: Spectacular homes, lovely gardens and smashing artwork

By Joanne Carlson
For the Hollywood Star News

During the Architectural Heritage Center’s (AHC) fifth annual Heritage Home Tour, visitors can view some of the spectacular homes that make Portland neighborhoods unique and interesting. The Tour will take place Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The self-guided driving tour features five architecturally distinctive homes with five different stories to tell about Portland history. The homes, which are … More

Montessori School expands, plans open house

Montessori School expands, plans open house

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Portland Montessori School, 4911 N.E. Couch St., has expanded its primary grade program from five to six classrooms and has hired Allison Russell as the new early childhood teacher/guide. The school’s elementary program will add a classroom for grades 1 through 3 in September, said Mary Hicks, executive director and head of the school.

The school, which now educates more than … More

New spa offers warm water therapy for children with complex needs

New spa offers warm water therapy for children with complex needs

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The warm waters of aquatic therapy help increase range of motion, reduce pain and keep essential body systems running, according to staff at the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center.

The water also can open a world of social and verbal skills, said staff members who provide 24-hour skilled nursing care for children with profound disabilities and complex medical … More

Providence researchers find promise in clinical trial to treat late-stage cancer

Providence researchers find promise in clinical trial to treat late-stage cancer

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Providence Cancer Center researchers are reporting a “gratifying response” from a clinical trial using an antibody to boost the body’s ability to fight late-stage cancer.

The phase 1 trial results, recently published in the journal Cancer Research, showed tumors in 12 of 30 patients shrank. Also, all patients experienced improved immune response and only mild or moderate side effects, the researchers said.… More

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new chief executive, Paul Gaden, will leave Texas to lead Providence Portland Medical Center in January 2014.

“Paul is committed to serving the poor and vulnerable with Providence, just as he has in his previous health care work experiences,” said Theron Park, chief executive of delivery systems for Providence in Oregon.

At Providence Portland, Gaden will lead a 483-bed facility with … More

Montessori school gains more space in North Tabor neighborhood

The Portland Montessori School is the new name for a school entering its sixth decade with more space for educating children.

Founded in 1962 as Providence Montessori, the newly renamed school has grown by 7,000 square feet in a building at 4911 N.E. Couch St. The expansion was possible because Bridges Middle School moved to another campus, said Mary Hicks, executive director and head of the Montessori school.

“The new … More

Soccer supplier plans second shop

Soccer supplier plans second shop

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Far Post Soccer Supply Co. plans a second location in the Rose City Futsal building, 5010 N.E. Oregon St., scheduled to open at the end of September.

The Far Post has been outfitting Portland soccer players from its flagship store near the Jeld-Wen Stadium since 1993. Owner Sonny Jepson said he was approached many times about opening in other locations, … More

Muralists complete Boise project then move to North Tabor

Spacecraft, an artistic collaborative, has completed most of the work on a community mural on North Mississippi Avenue in the Boise neighborhood. Now they are looking to do a similar project on the wall of Southeast Precinct, in Muralists complete Boise project, head for North Tabor.
The Mississippi mural, on the wall of a Portland Bureau of Transportation property south of North Fremont Street, is mostly complete except … More

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

David Delk is a volunteer for a city program that controls stormwater, provides attractive streetscapes and adds natural habitat for some creatures.

Best of all, Delk said, his basement no longer floods.

He is one of about 60 Green Street Stewards who watch over small “rain gardens” being installed along city curbs to handle run-off from rain storms.

The city is seeking … More

Providence Pirates

Providence Pirates

Kids from Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children — participated in the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on June 9. Nearly 70 volunteers from area schools spent two hours decorating wheelchairs and dressing up kids to fit this year’s pirate theme. Providence recreational
therapist Elizabeth Sullivan also enlisted members of the Pirates of Portlandia, a local community group, to lend credibility to the crowd, as it meandered its way along … More

Development news: Providence office building nears completion

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June 2010

According to Providence Health Systems spokesperson Gary Walker, although work continues on the new six-story, 238,000-square-foot Halsey Center, staff should start moving this month, and the building should be fully occupied by early August. Indeed, the building’s new public plaza on Northeast Halsey Street at 44th Avenue is ready for the public to try it out.

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Business news: Local hospital in top 3 percent for nursing excellence

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

Providence Portland Medical Center remains among the top Magnet hospitals in the country, having just received word that it has been re-designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Only three percent of all hospitals in the country can claim this honor.

“Our nurses are outstanding,” says Karen Logsdon, R.N., chief nurse executive. “They clearly demonstrated to the Magnet appraisers their … More

Business News: Telestroke Network connects hospitals statewide

Business News: Telestroke Network connects hospitals statewide

By Laura Meehan
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

The technology is in place. The stroke experts are ready. Providence Telestroke Network is up and running between Portland and Providence Seaside Hospital. By May 6, it will reach into southern Oregon, connecting to Providence Medford Medical Center.

The network allows Portland-based neurologists to diagnose and treat stroke patients as soon as they arrive at Providence Telestroke Network hospitals. From … More

Cancer center receives $2.8 million to expand research and patient care

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June 2010

Providence Cancer Center is being recognized as one of the best community cancer facilities in the nation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. This recognition brings with it $2.8 million, which will be used over the next two years to fund the expansion of programs at Providence that are making a difference for … More

Development news: Providence seeks new development, plan update

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Providence Medical Center will soon be working to update its 2003 Campus Master Plan, administrator James Arp announced at the hospital’s annual open house last month. One feature of such a plan will be an expansion of the campus boundary to include three properties Providence has acquired on the north side of Northeast Glisan Street west of 47th Avenue, and … More

Providence Child Center Foundation Guild honored with endowment fund and permanent display

By Paula Fasano Negele, Public Relations, Providence Portland Medical Center
For the Hollywood Star, January, 2010

Before event-planning professionals and fund-raising agencies found their niche in the 1980s, charitable organizations depended on the generosity and commitment of community groups to raise awareness – and dollars – in support of the organization’s mission. The local Elks Club or Rotary group would use their enthusiasm and influence to draw people to pancake … More