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Harmony Yoga celebrates ten years in Hollywood

Harmony Yoga celebrates ten years in Hollywood

By Kathy Eaton
For the Hollywood Star News

Soft music plays and windows let in natural light while students practice Iyangar Yoga taught by Libby Ramirez at Harmony Yoga studio in the Hollywood neighborhood. Ramirez, who’s been teaching at Harmony for seven years, guides the class through meditation and stretching as students decompress to release tension as they prepare for asana or more active poses.

Although Hatha yoga became a … More

Local Little League team wins district title

Local Little League team wins district title

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Hollywood Rose City Little League team clinched the Oregon District 1 title this summer and went on to Oregon’s Little League Majors tournament at Alpenrose Dairy.

In its first-round game, the team won in what Nick Daschel, writing for The Oregonian, described as “a wild 14-12 win over LaGrande.”  The game took nearly three hours to play, Daschel wrote, and … More

Troop 100 Scout focuses Eagle Project on Child Safety

Troop 100 Scout focuses Eagle Project on Child Safety

By Phill Colombo
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When a Boy Scout earns Life rank, he only is only one step away from Scouting’s highest achievement, Eagle. The final requirement for Eagle rank is to complete a project the Scout plans, recruits others to assist with and executes on his own. Troop 100 Life Scout Joe Rink is set to carry out his Eagle project during September’s first weekend. Rink’s objective is helping parents … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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Peter’s Bar & Grill at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street, billed as “your neighborhood sports bar,” has added weekend breakfasts to its menu, opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The additional hours began in response to World Cup soccer fans, but made sense to extend into the summer months and football and basketball seasons, according to owner Tim Williams.

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Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

By Phill Colombo
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In late May, restauranteur Ninh Vuong opened his third enterprise, Pho Corner, at the intersection of Northeast 62nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Tosis Restaurant for four decades, Pho Corner now offers Vietnamese fare in a thorough interior remodel and a colorful coat of exterior paint.

Vuong owns two Vietnamese eateries, both named Pho Dalat, in Parkrose and Hawthorne business districts. He worked at Intel before switching … More

City to residents in three neighborhoods: Sewer work is on the way

City to residents in three neighborhoods: Sewer work is on the way

By Phill Colombo
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In an April direct mailing to residents of Northeast Portland’s Rose City Park, Roseway and Madison South neighborhoods, Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services  gave notice of sewer pipe repair or replacement in the coming spring and summer months. The area affected includes avenues and streets south of Northeast Fremont Street to I-84 and between 55th and 74th avenues.

Motorists seeking access to streets under construction will … More

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

By Phill Colombo
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After months of renovation, Proletariat Butchery has moved to Northeast Fremont Street and 62nd Avenue. Founder and chief butcher Zephaniah Shepard celebrated the move by hosting a “Meat & Greet” event on Saturday, April 12. The highlight for most neighbors and friends attending was seeing a whole hog roasting outside the butcher shop’s front door.

Inside, Shepard conducted tours and provided refreshments as artist Blaine FontanaMore

Development update: Former Tosis property

Development update: Former Tosis property

By Phill Colombo
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Former Tosis Restaurant property at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 62nd Avenue: An unidentified local restaurateur has signed a lease, and the building is being extensively renovated. An area real estate broker characterized the situation as a good sign for Portland’s economy, that a local business owner wants to expand, as opposed to a national company opening an outlet.

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Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

By Phill Colombo
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Gesturing toward a couple of canines cavorting in the backyard of his Pawfee Shop, owner Jeff Garvais smiled and observed, “I get to come to work every day where everyone’s happy.” That’s how the Beaverton resident characterized his change from a pressure-fraught corporate world of electronic sales to a more customer-oriented business. “In business school, the focus was on the bottom line and maximizing profits,” … More

Rose City Park association urges caution as city seeks input on short-term rental regulations

Rose City Park association urges caution as city seeks input on short-term rental regulations

By Phill Colombo
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The City of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission is scheduled to hear public comments on Tuesday, April 22, between 6 and 9 p.m. at 1900 S.W. 4th Ave., Suite 2500A, following the March release of a second draft of proposed regulations on less-than-30-day rentals, currently considered under the hotel/motel regulations.

While the City moves forward on what it calls a “minor” amendment, allowing short-term rentals (STRs) … More

Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

Village movement aims to help Northeast seniors ‘age in place’

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

It is probably fair to say that most people would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. But that desire might conflict with reality when seniors begin to have difficulties doing ordinary tasks. It’s a relief for them when a trusty relative or friend can bring the recycling to the street or put a box of Christmas ornaments in … More

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

A little more than a year ago, ten Northeast families came together with the idea of opening a community focused futsal complex. Nine months later, in September 2013, the doors of the old Standard TV and Appliance warehouse re-opened as Rose City Futsal, 5010 N.E. Oregon St.

The ten investors live within three miles of the complex and share a passion … More

Free weight loss workshop in Rose City Park on Wednesday, March 19th

Free weight loss workshop in Rose City Park on Wednesday, March 19th

By Larry Peters
For the Wellness Center

Losing weight is hard enough, but shedding extra pounds in a healthy manner and then keeping those pounds off is even tougher. That’s why wellness physician Dr. Mark Gabriel has designed an hour-long workshop that assesses everything from your exercise routine to your balance to your relationship with sugar.

Sitting in on “The Secrets of Permanent, Healthy Weight Loss” will help you identify … More

Proletariat butcher helps Mad Hanna celebrate first anniversary

Proletariat butcher helps Mad Hanna celebrate first anniversary

By Phill Colombo
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When Crystal Maddox and Liz Hanna met several years ago at Bink’s Neighborhood Bar on Northeast Alberta Street, Hanna had already known that she wanted to own a bar someday. Conversations between the two eventually ripened into their buying and opening the former Rovon Inn on Northeast Fremont Street and 62nd Avenue in January 2013 and renaming it Mad Hanna’s. Maddox is a Westside native, … More

Development updates: Grayling Jewlery moves to N.E., Proletariat Butchery delays opening

Development updates: Grayling Jewlery moves to N.E., Proletariat Butchery delays opening

By Phill Colombo
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The Bindery: Grayling, a woman-owned retail jewelry store moved from Southeast Portland to the recently remodeled Bindery at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 31st Avenue. Owner and designer Katy Kippen said Grayling has expanded its line, hired more employees and is establishing itself in the Hollywood District. Since opening in 2009, Grayling has grown from a one-woman shop to five employees.

Proletariat Butchery: Delaying its opening until … More

New owner of Peter’s Bar and Grill excited about neighborhood potential

New owner of Peter’s Bar and Grill excited about neighborhood potential

By Phill Colombo
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A relaxed chat with 37-year-old Tim Williams was punctuated by his frequently leaving to wait on customers (he’s the only one—aside from the cook—working a Sunday afternoon shift with almost two dozen customers) and yielded his admission as a neophyte with Peter’s Bar & Grill, a hard-liquor bar. Williams’ prior entertainment industry work was a scant three years of busing, serving and “a little bar-tending” in … More

Seasonal activity at Tosis property, but no restaurant

Seasonal activity at Tosis property, but no restaurant

By Phill Colombo
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For the first time in a year, property at Northeast 62nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard occupied by Tosis Restaurant for the past four decades has seen a user, if only in the parking lot. Devoid of business in 2013, the parking lot was the site for Christmas tree sales throughout December.

Rob Moneyhan of Colliers International told the Star the property’s owner lives in Seattle and … More

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

Artisanal, ‘working-class’ butchery to open on Northeast Fremont

What late 20th-century Roseway, Cully and Rose City Park neighbors knew as George’s Market will open in early December as a unique business in this area. Owner Zeph Shepard has thrown his own financial resources and “sweat equity” into the small store on Northeast Fremont Street at 62nd Avenue, which, Shepard said, will make all cuts of meat accessible and affordable to the working class: thus, … More

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates  in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

Friends of Trees schedules planting dates in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Friends of Trees is encouraging Portland residents to plant trees to benefit neighborhoods in a variety of ways, including reduced air pollution, cooler temperatures in summer and added value for homes.
The organization works with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which requires a permit to plant in parking strips or public rights-of-way. Trees offered through the Friends are tailored to each homeowner’s … More

Star-News welcomes reporter Phill Colombo

Star-News welcomes reporter Phill Colombo

Starting with this issue, Phill Colombo will serve as the community development reporter for the Hollywood Star News. Since the mid-1970s, Colombo, a New York native, has lived in Northeast Portland. He now resides in the Roseway Neighborhood with Jackie, his wife of more than four decades. Colombo has two grown children and two grandchildren and works part-time for the Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation as SUN Community SchoolMore

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