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High school athletic facilities renovations nearing completion

High school athletic facilities renovations nearing completion

By Phill Colombo
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The push was on in August to complete summer projects at four Portland Public Schools high school athletic fields by restructuring drainage and modernizing the surface of the facilities. This year’s construction schedule included Madison, Jefferson, Wilson and Marshall athletic fields. Madison High School baseball coach Eric Bennett told the Star, “The upgrade of the athletic fields, specifically the football field, will bring great improvement to … More

More than 100 respond to Roseway survey on proposed Walgreens store

More than 100 respond to Roseway survey on proposed Walgreens store

By Phill Colombo
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Between August 4 and August 9, 119 neighbors and business owners responded to a survey asking questions about the proposal to build a Walgreens drive-through Pharmacy on property formerly occupied by the Rose City Church of the Nazarene at Northeast 70th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. More than 80 responded immediately.

Of the 199 responding, a majority of 69 (59 percent) opposed any Walgreens at the site … More

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

By Phill Colombo
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New Heights Physical Therapy Plus co-owners Kevin Poe and Donna Gramont along with spouses have been dismantling a vintage building, reclaiming and re-purposing the old growth fir and used metal into new furniture for a new clinic, transforming reclaimed materials into industrial chic tables, desks, cabinets, bookshelves and doors for the clinic. Object of the renovation: the former Montavilla Sheet Metal building on Northeast Glisan StreetMore

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

By Phill Colombo
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Surprise and disagreement from Roseway residents: reactions to a proposal to demolish the vacated Rose City Nazarene Church property at 7016 N.E. Sandy Blvd. to construct a Walgreens Pharmacy drive-through directly across the street from Rose City Safeway which contains a pharmacy and two blocks west of Fairley’s Pharmacy. The Roseway Neighborhood Association has a history of stepping up to counter and alter similar proposals made … 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

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

Mama Leo’s in Roseway: Where two friends focus on familiar foods

Mama Leo’s in Roseway: Where two friends focus on familiar foods

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

For years, Diana Delima’s daughter and Carolina Blanco’s son told the two friends to open a business together and have it related to food.

Last spring, the women followed that advice and opened Mama Leo’s at 6729 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

It is one of Portland’s few restaurants serving the foods of Colombia and Venezuela, their native lands. Because the home cooking of … More

Missing Link shop owners keep rolling on

Missing Link shop owners keep rolling on

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

James and Libby Emond , the owners of Missing Link Bicycle Shop, 7215 N.E. Sandy Blvd., have been open for a year and a half. It previously was owned by Joe Rettke.

James Emond describes the business as “a small shop with big capabilities and a muscular service department.”

With the shop dog, Mrs. Magoo, and the mechanic, Steve, the Emonds offer … 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

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

New holiday traditions in Beaumont Village include visit from Santa for Fremont Holiday Fest

The always popular Children’s Visit with Santa returns to Beaumont Village December 6th, along with a new Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, a new Golden Tickets holiday shopping program as well as music, entertainment and family fun, all part of Fremont Holiday Fest.

Sponsored by the Beaumont Business Association and participating merchants, the new Fremont Holiday Fest will continue for the entire month of December. Highlights will include the traditional … More

Salman Rushdie makes time for Madison High School students during Portland visit

Salman Rushdie makes time for Madison High School students during Portland visit

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

On October 8th, in between an appearance on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” and an evening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as part of Literary Arts’ Portland Arts and Lecture series, award-winning author Salman Rushdie stopped by Madison High School to inspire the next generation of writers.

Rushdie, who won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his novel Midnight’s Children, spoke … More

Portland Family Dentistry collects coats for kids at Roseway Heights School

Portland Family Dentistry collects coats for kids at Roseway Heights School

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The staff at Portland Family Dentistry wants to help kids stay warm with winter coats.

The office is collecting new and gently used coats through November 21 to support children at Roseway Heights School.

Donations may be dropped off at the office, 6439 N.E. Sandy Blvd., during office hours: Monday 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; … More

Upcoming events at Madison High School

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

Madison High School celebrates community by hosting several free, public events each year. The first of these is the Halloween Fair and Dia de los Muertos Celebration, scheduled for October 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Designed for preschoolers through fifth graders, activities include Face Painting, Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Decorating and Family Story Time. Children are encouraged to some in costume.

On … More

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

Just off Northeast 82nd Avenue, on a patch of land tucked between the red brick building and the football field, the Madison High School garden has taken root.

As summer draws to a close, the 1,500-square-foot plot is overflowing with every kind of vegetable imaginable, from beets to zucchini, along with showy cutting flowers such as sunflower and zinnia. Fruit trees laden … More

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Earth-Centric, a retailer of nature-based compostable and reusable products, has moved from Northeast 60th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard to 7126 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“This year has been our best year, and we decided to find a bigger spot for our business,” said Tom Smith, whose partner in the business is Kay Wismer.

The new site will allow the pair to bring in … More

Multi-Cultural Festival keeps getting better

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

Yes, the Portland International Business District’s Multi-Cultural Festival, noon to 6 p.m. July 10 in the Northeast 72nd Avenue park blocks north of Sandy Boulevard, just keeps getting better. For instance, the entertainment lineup now includes Bellisimonde “electric world music,” a Brazilian band, the Reggae group Randy Ross, the band Spider Moccasin, and a Bahai band Ladder of the Soul,More