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Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

By Phill Colombo
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On March 31, adjacent construction closed TriMet’s Northeast 7th Avenue MAX Station. Both east and westbound platforms will remain closed for about one year.

During the closure, TriMet is asking riders to use the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue stop (an approximate four-minute walk east of Northeast 7th Avenue) or the Convention Center stop (about a five-minute walk west of Northeast 7th Avenue) on Northeast Holladay Street.More

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

By Larry Peters
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In February, The Hollywood Star New’s Larry Peters conducted an interview via e-mail with Anna Perry, who, with her husband Bill Perry, owned and operated Perry’s on Fremont for almost 30 years. The restaurant closed in late 2013. Here are a few tidbits from that exchange:

Star: So Perry’s is closed. People are asking why. Any comment?

Anna Perry: Unlike the Rolling Stones, it was time … More

Out and About in Sullivan’s Gulch: Get your groove on in the Gulch

Out and About in Sullivan’s Gulch: 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

Posh Designs hosts a ‘retirement sale’ in Hollywood

Posh Designs hosts a ‘retirement sale’ in Hollywood

By Larry Peters
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After more than ten years in Hollywood, Posh Designs, the neighborhood’s locally owned full service interior design firm, is closing up the doors to its retail shop. Owner Linda Seals will continue offering her interior design expertise and operate her business through her website www.poshdesignspdx.com and consulting appointments. So you can still benefit from her eye for dressing up a home or office.

Posh Designs is … More

Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

Pawfee Shop brightens former Nickel-Wise site at Northeast 60th and Halsey

By Phill Colombo
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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,” Garvais … More

Fleur de Lis:  A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

Fleur de Lis: A bakery that gives back to its Hollywood neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Greg Mistell believes business owners should support the people and groups working for positive change in their communities.

Mistell, who started the Fleur De Lis Bakery & Cafe with his wife, Lisa, nine years ago, said business people have little time for volunteer work themselves especially ones like himself, with a 6-year-old and a puppy at home when he winds up his … More

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

Rose City Futsal: Smaller ball, smaller court, lots of big fun

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

A little more than a year ago, ten Northeast families came together with the idea of opening a community focused futsal complex. Nine months later, in September 2013, the doors of the old Standard TV and Appliance warehouse re-opened as Rose City Futsal, 5010 N.E. Oregon St.

The ten investors live within three miles of the complex and share a passion … More

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

Hollywood Boosters hosting community open house, ReBoot business forum

By Larry Peters
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Explore the Hollywood neighborhood on Saturday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. Get to know your neighbors who own and work at some of your favorite local businesses on Northeast 42nd Avenue. The evening’s highlights include free computer training at MacPCX, a tour of Fly Dragon Spa, Kona beer samples courtesy of Popina Swimwear, and an after-party with live music at Velo Cult Bike More

Lloyd Center Nordstrom to close after 55 years as anchor tenant

Lloyd Center Nordstrom to close after 55 years as anchor tenant

By Phill Colombo
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After almost 55 years as a Lloyd Center anchor, Nordstrom will close its Lloyd Center store at the end of 2014, announcing that 220 non-seasonal employees who want to continue working with the firm “will likely have a position available for them.” Nordstrom, operating 260 stores in 35 states, also announced the closure of its Vancouver Mall store in Washington.

Erik Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom stores, … More

Windermere Foundation donations support Northeast Portland kids

Windermere Foundation donations support Northeast Portland kids

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The Windermere Foundation donated nearly $200,000 to 40 non-profit organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2013, including several in Northeast Portland, according to Joan Allen, foundation co-chair and co-owner of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Inc.

Funds were provided to organizations supporting low-income and homeless children and families, with $71,515 going to non-profit groups based in Northeast Portland.

The groups … More

Sand’s Solutions opens new office in Beaumont Village

Sand’s Solutions opens new office in Beaumont Village

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Sand’s Solutions, Inc., is moving into its second tax season in the Beaumont neighborhood, but in a new location: 3420 N.E. 41st Ave., near Fremont.

It’s a busy time of year for accountants to be moving, said Jerry Catlin, a certified public accountant who works with Kurt M. Sand, the business owner.

However, the moving opportunity will give Sand’s Solutions more space, … More

Lemontree closing after eight years in Hollywood district, everything on sale

Lemontree closing after eight years in Hollywood district, everything on sale

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

After eight years on Northeast 40th Avenue, Lemontree, a Hollywood gift shop and boutique, is closing its doors. Owner Pam Park has enjoyed being part of the neighborhood and thanks the community for its years of support.

A close-out sale is going on now. Everything, including fixtures, is for sale. For more information: Lemontree, 1724 N.E. 40th Ave., (503) 287-3070, www.lemontreepdx.com.More

Hollywood Community Acupuncture clinic marks anniversary

Hollywood Community Acupuncture clinic marks anniversary

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Hollywood Community Acupuncture opened a year ago, offering the unusual idea of a group treatment setting. It has become so popular that owner Marianne Banke plans to expand this year.

“We are leasing more space, so we can comfortably accommodate a few more patients,” said Banke, a licensed acupuncturist.

The clinic also is one of several offering healthcare on an affordable sliding … More

Marijuana clinic opens in former Hollywood Liquor Store

Marijuana clinic opens in former Hollywood Liquor Store

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

One of Oregon’s newest medical marijuana dispensaries, Pure Green, has opened at 3738 N.E. Sandy Blvd., the site of the former Hollywood Liquor Store.

The site seems auspicious for owners Matt and Meghan Walstatter. The Hollywood store was one of the first in Oregon to sell alcoholic beverages after Prohibition ended in 1933.

“We could not have planned it better ourselves,” … More

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

Two arrested for Pal’s Shanty blaze, bar scheduled to re-open this summer

Two arrested for Pal’s Shanty blaze, bar scheduled to re-open this summer

By Phill Colombo
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Police have charged a five-year employee of Pal’s Shanty and another man with burglary, arson and criminal mischief. Marcus Tyler and Michael Duncan are scheduled for trial this month in connection with the November 15th two-alarm fire that gutted the iconic bar in Hollywood’s business district.

Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Ron Rouse credited a “joint effort between Portland Police and Portland Fire” with helping … More

Periodicals Paradise: Neighborhood gem offers back-issue magazines galore

Periodicals Paradise: Neighborhood gem offers back-issue magazines galore

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

If you’re looking for back issues of Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar or Juxtapoz, the contemporary art magazine, AJ Jones and Mark Fleskes have them in Periodicals Paradise, 1924 N.E. 40th Ave.
Woodworkers, car enthusiasts, cooks and art students are among the customers for old or recent magazines with the directions, designs, recipes or illustrations they are seeking.

Most magazines sell for $1 … 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

Windermere jazz supports low-income families

Windermere jazz supports low-income families

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Jazz connoisseurs and local musicians gathered recently for the third annual jazz night to raise funds for the Windermere Foundation and its program to benefit low-income and homeless families.

Ron Howard, managing broker at the Northeast Portland office of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc., organized the event, which raised approximately $1,500 for the foundation.

In addition to organizing the event, … More

Hahn Solo hair salon lands on Sandy Boulevard

Hahn Solo hair salon lands on Sandy Boulevard

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Caroline Parker, who once planned to be a doctor, has opened a hair salon, Hanh Solo, in the Bindery Building at 3115 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 220.

Parker has created a three-chair salon intended to be peaceful and comfortable in a grown-up environment, she said, “so you can have a conversation without having to shout over a crowd of people.”

Eight … 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