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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
The Portland International BUSINESS District(note their new name) is moving forward with their annual Multi-cultural Festival, noon to 6 p.m. July 10 on the Northeast 72nd Avenue Park Blocks immediately north of Fremont Street. The Reggae band Randy Ross, Latino musicians and others will be performing, and there will be tables occupied by food vendors, businesses and public agencies. … More
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on the creation of new Bike Boulevards, including one extending from North Vancouver to Northeast 67th avenues, going most of the way on Northeast Klickitat Street. According to planner Kyle Chisek, in response to neighborhood residents and the Portland Parks Bureau, the route has been altered to some degree from the original plan. … More
By Christine Finlayson For the Hollywood Star, January, 2010
Every December, students at Roseway Heights School dig into their pockets and piggy banks for coins, bringing them to the school’s penny drive. This year, students raised $2,594.82 over seven days by collecting pennies—as well as nickels, dimes, and quarters—in their classrooms. They donated the money to Habitat for Humanity and the Roseway Heights Secret Santa program, which provides needy families … More
Namaste, featuring east Indian food, has moved into 8303 N.E. Sandy Blvd., the space occupied for decades by Steamers. According to owner Bobby Dosanjh, the new eatery offers an $8.95 buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an expanded dinner buffet for $11.95 from 5 to 9 p.m., daily. Check them out!