Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Sullivan’s Gulch

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Researching coverage of an insurance policy is likely not the way you want to spend your evening or weekend. Yet knowing your assets are protected is important; a substantial loss could be devastating to your current financial situation as well as your future one.

“Most of my clients work hard for what they have. The assets they accumulate, however large or small, … More

Out and About: Get your groove on in the Gulch

Out and About: Get your groove on in the Gulch

By Kathy Eaton
photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Sullivan’s Gulch photos here.

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

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

Grants offered for neighborhood projects

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $1,000 grants for projects that improve the quality of life in the 12 coalition neighborhoods.

Applications are due March 14 at the coalition office, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave. Information is available from Fran Ayaribil, special projects coordinator: gro.n1414143169oitil1414143169aocen1414143169@libi1414143169raya.1414143169narf1414143169 or (503) 388-9188.

The coalition neighborhoods include Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Grant Park, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, More

Feeling the love: Neighborhood ideas for Valentine’s Day

Feeling the love: Neighborhood ideas for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re shopping this Valentine’s Day for your sweetheart or yourself, these local businesses offer an array of indulgent gifts sure to please their recipient.

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa
2149 N.E. Broadway
(503) 281-0278

It’s doubtful there is anything more decadent than the rose-and-chocolate facial at Zama Spa. The 60-minute service includes drizzles of warm, cocoa butter massaged into your neck, arms … More

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

Irvington neighborhood’s Zama Massage therapists offer ideas for surviving the holidays

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

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.

  1. 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
  2. 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

Broadway Books sponsors December book drive to benefit Roosevelt High School

Broadway Books sponsors December book drive to benefit Roosevelt High School

By Shirley Lewton
For the Hollywood Star News

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 School and 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

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

Doe Risko uses lasers to help heal pets holistically

By Kathy Eaton
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“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

Grace Memorial Episcopal works to create peace through art

Grace Memorial Episcopal works to create peace through art

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

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

PUBLIC PROCESS: Lee Perlman

Irvington seeks Benson Bubbler for Broadway

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

BUSINESS NEWS: Lee Perlman

Popina Swimwear moves to Hollywood…

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

Two neighborhoods consider parking permits

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

Arabian Breeze by another name

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

Business news: Integrative wellness doctor is back in practice at a new Hollywood location

Business news: Integrative wellness doctor is back in practice at a new Hollywood location

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

After a brief maternity leave, Dr. Chikako Harper,

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

Business News: Reiki class teaches how to heal self

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

Smithsonian exhibit captures a bit of Sandy Boulevard, 1949

Smithsonian exhibit captures a bit of Sandy Boulevard, 1949

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.

This scene … More

Neighborhoods look at permit parking changes

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star

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