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.
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
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 Fontana… More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 School… More
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.
John Westfall, an architect with a background in anthropology, loves “ancient civilizations, ruins and mysterious things.” That’s why, every few years, the Rose City Park resident creates an elaborate Halloween set for the enjoyment of his friends and neighbors. Over the years, project themes have included everything from “Tarzan and the Lost Tribe of the Amazons” to “Mt. Olympus and the Courtyard of Dionysus.” This year’s theme was “Secrets of … More