Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

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Art to raise awareness of water issues

Art to raise awareness of water issues

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Artists may submit work until March 15 for the Recycled Rain Project, which is dedicated to raising awareness of local and international water-related issues.

A jury of artists will select those who will be asked to create new work using recycled rainwater, said Sara Sjol, founder and Recycled Rainer. An exhibit of these works is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. May … More

Gallery names winners from recent exhibit

Gallery names winners from recent exhibit

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The 23 Sandy Gallery has announced its “Best of Show” and “Purchase Prize” awards from EcoEditions, the gallery’s international juried exhibition of contemporary artist books.

Cara List of the University of Oregon juried the show, which drew artists from around the world to comment on the state of the environment, ecology, sustainability, pollution, climate, recycling and the planet in general.

The three … More

Bureau seeks proposals for healthy watersheds

Bureau seeks proposals for healthy watersheds

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A city bureau is looking for community based projects that would improve Portland’s watershed and benefit neighborhoods. The Bureau of Environmental Services has grants of up to $10,000 for selected proposals.

The bureau has set a deadline of 4 p.m. February 14 for community groups to submit a one-page, pre-application form for the Community Watershed Stewardship Program, said Linc Mann, bureau spokesman. … More

City’s stormwater handbook updated for developers and property owners

City’s stormwater handbook updated for developers and property owners

By Phill Colombo
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Bringing written material in line with recently approved regulations, the City of Portland published an updated version of its Stormwater Management Manual. The publication explains for developers and property owners how to reduce the impact of storm water runoff on sewers, groundwater, rivers and streams by detailing requirements for development, redevelopment and improvement projects on public and private property and in the public right-of-way.

Developers can … More

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Support Fresh Funds at the Hollywood Farmers Market

By Ari Rosner
Hollywood Farmers Market community volunteer coordinator

The Hollywood Farmers Market’s matching program, Fresh Funds, began in 2010 with the simple idea that all Oregon residents deserve access to fresh, local produce from their neighborhood farmers market. With that in mind, the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) created a program that will increase the spending power of customers receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).

Fresh Funds, began … More

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

Concordia Tree Team nurtures diversity and health for neighborhood street trees

By Ann Sihler
For the Hollywood Star News

Portland has a reputation for being green. In Northeast Portland, a half dozen residents are trying to help the city stay green — literally — by encouraging the growth of a healthy, diverse urban forest in the Concordia neighborhood.

Concordia already has many notable trees, including the century-old Oregon white oak that graces Concordia University’s lawn, towering Douglas-firs that dot the neighborhood … More

Local artists open cooperative at N.E. 40th and Sandy

Local artists open cooperative at N.E. 40th and Sandy

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

More than 40 Portland area artists plan a grand opening for their cooperative venture, Artistic Portland, from 3 to 8 p.m. November 8 at 4042 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

The retail shop has been developed by the Portland Artisans Co-op Team, which began meeting nearly a year ago with a goal of offering high-quality, hand-made items. The celebration will include food, … More

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

Lloyd Farmers Market nourishes Northeast neighborhoods all winter long

By Ari Rosner
Lloyd and Hollywood Farmers Markets community volunteer

Have you been to the Lloyd Farmers Market lately? If you didn’t get a chance to make it during the summer, never fear – the Farmers Market will continue on, every Tuesday, through the winter. We have the unique benefit of being entirely under the cover of a huge beautiful gazebo, so we stay cozy and dry no matter what … More

Albina bank gains new capital

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Albina Community Bank has completed a stock purchase transaction with One PacificCoast Bancorp Inc. (OPCB), bringing $8.75 million in new capital to Albina and making OPCB a majority owner.

Albina will continue to operate as a separate, independent, locally managed financial institution, according to a news release from Cheryl L. Cebula, Albina’s president and CEO, and Joey C. Ingman, chief financial officer.… More

Old Salt Marketplace sustains time-honored culinary practices in Cully neighborhood

Old Salt Marketplace sustains time-honored culinary practices in Cully neighborhood

By Shirley Lewton
For the Hollywood Star News

Portland’s Cully Neighborhood bears the name of the man who settled there back in 1846, Thomas Cully. He came from England, was a stonemason by trade and probably would have approved of the tall Colonial hearth used to cook the majority of the dishes at Old Salt Marketplace. The hearth recalls those long-ago days when locally raised livestock was freshly butchered, cooking … More

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

David and Michela McMahon’s Cloudburst Recycling launched from Irvington Neighborhood home in 1975

By Kathy Eaton
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David and Michela McMahon founded Cloudburst Recycling in 1975, soon after moving into their Irvington home. David McMahon recalls the day an older man wearing a leisure suit parked his car in front of the McMahons’ Irvington home, came to the door and said the arts and crafts style house built in 1908 was designed and constructed for his grandfather, Franz Deggendorfer, a German immigrant. The … More

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

Madison High School launches career technical education program in sustainable agriculture

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

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

Recycled containers help support school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Recyclable bottles and cans will help the Parent-Teacher Association raise funds for the Beverly Cleary Elementary School, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave., said Heather Leek, the PTA president.

The QFC store at 1835 N.E. 33rd Ave. will have a courtesy service person assist with the program between 4 and 8 p.m. every Saturday at the “Can Do” area near the store’s … More

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

Earth-Centric shop expands to larger space in Roseway Neighborhood

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Earth-Centric, a retailer of nature-based compostable and reusable products, has moved from Northeast 60th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard to 7126 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“This year has been our best year, and we decided to find a bigger spot for our business,” said Tom Smith, whose partner in the business is Kay Wismer.

The new site will allow the pair to bring in … More

PUBLIC PROCESS (cont): Lee Perlman

Neighborhood Grants awarded

Three neighborhood offices in “Starland” have awarded Neighborhood Grants for one-time projects. The money, from the city General Fund through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, is distributed to the city’s seven neighborhood offices and coalitions. They are disbursed to neighborhood associations and other community groups for projects that “increase their capacity,” encourage partnerships, and encourage participation by “under-represented communities.”

Central Northeast Neighbors gave a total … More

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

David Delk is a volunteer for a city program that controls stormwater, provides attractive streetscapes and adds natural habitat for some creatures.

Best of all, Delk said, his basement no longer floods.

He is one of about 60 Green Street Stewards who watch over small “rain gardens” being installed along city curbs to handle run-off from rain storms.

The city is seeking … More

Bonnie’s is back on Fremont

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

After seven years selling high-quality goods on eBay, Bonnie Jensen has returned to her roots on Northeast Fremont Street, and opened a space featuring select resale clothing. She offers cotton, silk and wool garments and accessories that are in perfect or near-perfect condition, and designer names in abundance. All items are clean, pressed and ready to roll!

“There will be … More