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Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

“The Summer Super Sale is a great opportunity to save big, support local businesses, grab a great meal or drinks and have some fun, too,” said Murray Koodish, president of the NE Broadway Business Association.

Children should enjoy the annual pet fair at Furever Pets, at NE 19th Ave., on Sat. July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Irvington Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with … More

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

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

By Phill Colombo
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Shuttered at the end of May, John Shackleford’s Rain City Coffee opened June 11 as Rust Coffee Lounge. At the corner of Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street, Rust Coffee Lounge is under the general managership of Melissa Park.

Shackleford announced his retirement with praise for those who helped him make “Rain City the joy it is. Karen who helped grow the dream, Stephanie for the … More

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

By Phill Colombo
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On Friday, August 22, a new Tony Starlight Showroom will open for business at 1125 S.E. Madison St. in the Buckman Neighborhood, following a seven-year run as Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at Northeast 37th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

“I’ve been trying to expand my business for the last several years, and now it’s come to fruition,” Starlight explained.

The new Showroom, a collaborative venture … More

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

By Phill Colombo
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Amalfi’s Restaurant at Northeast 47th Avenue and Fremont Street has used some of its restaurant space to create a Mercato (Italian Market). The new Market will make it possible for customers to pick up their favorite foods to take home to eat. In addition to the pizzas, salads and other deli groceries, apparel is available. Amalfi’s president Kiauna Floyd was excited by the addition and showed … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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Peter’s Bar & Grill at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street, billed as “your neighborhood sports bar,” has added weekend breakfasts to its menu, opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The additional hours began in response to World Cup soccer fans, but made sense to extend into the summer months and football and basketball seasons, according to owner Tim Williams.

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Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

By Phill Colombo
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In late May, restauranteur Ninh Vuong opened his third enterprise, Pho Corner, at the intersection of Northeast 62nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Tosis Restaurant for four decades, Pho Corner now offers Vietnamese fare in a thorough interior remodel and a colorful coat of exterior paint.

Vuong owns two Vietnamese eateries, both named Pho Dalat, in Parkrose and Hawthorne business districts. He worked at Intel before switching … More

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

By Phill Colombo
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Marianne Banke and her Hollywood Community Acupuncture Office Manager Janine Holly are not looking forward to the next five to 12 months. They are resolved, however, to work with developers of a new four-story, 56-unit, dorm-like residence on the lot south of the clinic to make the next year as bearable as possible for their business and their patients. They are facing the specter of demolition … More

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Need some help overcoming the dreaded approach of swimsuit season?

Try Popina, 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave., a bathing suit boutique with the largest selection of women’s swimwear in the Northwest. Interesting, given our city is known more for its rain gear than swimwear, but Portland was the springboard for modern swimsuit styling.

In 1910, the present-day company known as Jantzen, started … More

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

“When my kids come in, they are on the floor and looking at a book within the first two minutes,” said Katy Fackler about A Children’s Place Bookstore. “They know everyone who works there and are really excited to see them. It’s a very family like atmosphere.”

Fackler’s unbridled enthusiasm for A Children’s Place Bookstore is well-founded. She has been a regular … 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

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Nine years ago, Kim and Tony Zeller, seized an unexpected business opportunity. Beaumont Hardware, 4303 N.E. Fremont St., where Tony had been a customer for more than seventeen years, was up for sale. By chance, the Zellers were in between jobs and looking for a new venture after working together for many years at Zellers Funeral Home.

It was no … More

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: 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

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,” … 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