Archive for October, 2012

Vivo

Vivo

932 SE Morrison St. 503.477.6303 vivopdx.com Mon – Fri (Closed weekends) Espresso & Pastries 7:30 am. – 5 pm ($4 and under) Lunch 11 am. – 3:30 pm ($8 and under)   Vivo chef Marisa Monteverde likes terrariums and fresh flowers, feeding people, and cooking Southeast Asian comfort food. She [...]

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Coal Trains in Southeast Neighborhoods Part 2: What local experts think

Note: In Part 1 last month, neighbors of SE Portland’s railroad tracks expressed their opinions regarding the coal transport proposal. In Part 2, here, local experts have their say. Part 3, with voices of experts beyond Southeast Portland, will be presented next month.   Inner southeast Portland is defined by [...]

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Fact sheet on water fluoridation with bibliography

(Letter excerpt) …I was invited by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to speak before the Democratic House of Representatives in 2002, on the issue of healthcare. I was flown to Washington, and met with Rep. Earl Blumenhauer and Rep. Pelosi, because I had written a brief account of a personal healthcare [...]

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Floating Reservoir Covers–an Option

“The ambience of this showcase park (Mt. Tabor) would be severely compromised if the reservoirs were permanently capped. But if they must be closed, support the floating covers option as proposed by Commissioner Fritz – a great outcome that would be widely applauded,” according to testimony at a Sept. 5 [...]

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The history of Western Seminary

Western Seminary at SE 55th & Hawthorne Blvd

  There is a history behind the majestic home on SE 55th and Hawthorne. Once called “one of the handsomest homes in Portland” is now an administrative building for Western Seminary, that began in 1846. Before that year, settlers were not interested in claiming the land to the east of [...]

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Community News October 2012

Easier Access to Energy Efficiency Local nonprofit Community Energy Project (CEP) has a reputation for bringing people with small budgets and energy efficiency together. Known for their free weatherization workshops and window kits, the nonprofit provides lead poisoning prevention services and repairs for seniors and people with disabilities. With 32 [...]

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SE Updates Octoer 2012

DeMuro’s passing leaves void A large house on East Burnside St. was once occupied by one of Senator Wayne Morse’s strongest supporters. At every election a giant sign hanging from the balcony proclaimed, “Wayne Morse: Who Else?” The day after Morse’s death part of the sign was back – the [...]

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East Side Streetcar Opens

East Side Streetcar Opens

  With speeches, celebrations and two days of free service, the Portland Streetcar’s east side loop opened for business last month, amid a rain of sour grapes from critics. At present there are two streetcar lines. The newest runs north from Portland State University through downtown, across the Broadway Bridge, [...]

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The Artists in Portland Open Studios Find Community

“Quiet Destination” by Laurene Howell, featured in Portland Open Studios

  Local artists open their studios for the annual Portland Open Studios tour for a variety of reasons. Some love to teach and demonstrate their process. Certainly the chance to sell work is appealing. One of the prevailing reasons artists enjoy the tour and one of the main reasons people [...]

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On the Streets Where We Live October 2012

Dear Readers: The continuation of sunny warm days this fall has been an unexpected bonus after the slow start to summer this year. I realize why people seek out endless sunshine-filled days; like you won’t have to gear up for weather physically and psychologically. For me September is the most [...]

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