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.
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
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.
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).
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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.”
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!