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At the end of the ice age approximately 15,000 years ago, volcanic deposits on the east side of Rocky Butte were stripped from the slopes of the young volcano, and a gulch was carved from subsequent Missoula Flood events. The gulch, since known as Sullivan’s Gulch, extends from … More
The therapists at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, who deliver pain relief and healing of body, mind and soul throughout the year, are offering ideas for surviving the holidays, as explained by assistant director Jenn Tasnim-Savage.
PLAN AHEAD: This will help you streamline your efforts and feel less harried. Every year, I make a calendar that outlines my commitments plus those of
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
The co-owners of Broadway Books, Roberta Dyer and Sally McPherson, are thrilled to be launching their annual school “adoption” book drive on December 1. This will be their third year of sponsoring Roosevelt High Schooland working with Betsy Tighe, the school’s librarian. The book drives have been an annual event for a number of years and have included several schools throughout … More
“I begin yawning in front of the dog, not out of boredom, but to get the dog to yawn back so I can look at the tongue and smell their breath,” said Doe Risko, certified animal acupressure practitioner in Northeast Portland, describing her initial approach to animals she’s treating.
Risko has lived in Portland for 40 years; 20 years in her 100-year old house on … More
A children’s art camp started 17 years ago at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 N.E. 17th Ave., has inspired a similar camp in Kenya and provided leadership experiences for two former campers from Northeast Portland.
The two, Miranda Schwabauer and Mayowa Laniran, both 20, went from campers to camp counselors, assisting younger children. They took their experiences in August to a … More
The Irvington Community Association last month voted to allocate $9,000 to install a Benson Bubbler public drinking fountain on the northwest corner of Northeast Broadway at 15th Avenue. The request reflects a long-sought push by some ICA board members that the funds received from the neighborhood’s annual Historic Home Tour, so far used primarily to fund its own activities and a Charitable Giving … More
Popina Swimwear is currently renovating the former Cosmetology College at 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave. as their new headquarters. They will move from their current location at 4831 N.E. 42nd Ave. in late February, according to co-owner Will Levenson. The new digs will be “the largest women’s swimwear store on the West Coast,” he says. In addition to an extensive inventory of styles, and in-house alterations … More
By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
The Eliot and Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood associations are examining possible permit parking systems. In each case the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association is paying for a survey of current parking conditions, the first step in the process, and a guide to the placement of the district boundaries. Under such systems, residents of the district are allowed to purchase permits – … More
By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
If you are a fan of the Arabian Breeze Middle Eastern restaurant at 3223 N.E. Broadway, don’t panic if you see a new sign proclaiming the place Nicholas. The Khouri family, which operated Nicholas Restaurant at 318 S.E. Grand Ave. before opening the Breeze, recently launched a third restaurant in East Portland and decided to give a common brand to … More
ND, LMT, has resumed her practice in a new integrative wellness center at 2100 N.E. Broadway St., Ste. 225. An expert in natural medicine, Harper treats hormone imbalances, cardiovascular or musculoskeletal conditions, women’s health issues, stress-related illnesses and allergies and helps with weight management. Treatments offered may include health and gynecological exams, … More
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
On June 5, from 1–4 p.m. as the first of a two-part class, Reiki master/teacher Michelle Garnier Winkler teaches what Reiki is, how to channel it and how to use it to heal the self and others (including pets and plants). The second class will take place June 12, from 1–4 p.m. Participants receive information on the chakras and energy … More
By Rebecca Ragain For the Hollywood Star, January, 2010
A car salesman sits behind his desk at the Buick dealership, talking to a husband and wife about their transportation options, while a teenager peers through the showroom window, dreaming about the day he’ll have a car of his own. Behind him, cars, buildings and commercial signs are visible; business goes on as usual on Sandy Boulevard, circa 1949.
In the waning months of 2009, one neighborhood looked at the loss of parking privileges it has grown to depend on, while another looked at gaining some new ones.
At a meeting of the Lloyd District Community Association board late last year, Calaroga Terrace retirement community general manager Gary Warren complained to city parking manager Ramon Corona that the city is imposing “tighter … More