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Childhood Machine – made in SE

The Northwest Film Center is screening Sean and Christof Whiteman’s experimental, shot-in-SE Portland film Childhood Machine March 5 at 7 pm at the Portland  Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. The director brothers will be there in person. The film is about pursuing the idiosyncratic. In one scene, a child [...]

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Richmond March 2015

RNA March 2 Land Use Committee Meeting: 7-8pm, Waverly Church, SE Woodward and 33rd Presentation on 4-story, 27 unit apartment building proposed for 3021 SE Division, next to Rudy’s Barber Shop. No onsite parking or ground floor retail. Plans attached RNA March 9 regular meeting: 7-9 pm,  Waverly Church basement, [...]

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Belmont March 2015

BABA President: Constance Ihrke                Email: cli825@msn.com Meetings: Second Thur. 9 am Historic Belmont Firehouse, 900 SE 35th http://belmontdistrict.org Tabor Space was packed with every seat taken for the 27th Annual Belmont Area Business Association Dinner in February. Thank you to our food and [...]

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Hawthorne March 2015

HBBA Pres.: Cassie Ridgeway, Altar think@thinkhawthorne.com Meetings: Second Wed. at 8 am Fred Meyer, SE Cesar Chavez Blvd & Hawthorne 503.775.7633  http://hawthornepdx.com   Congratulations to HBBA’s newest Board members: Bruce Chaser, Well Adjusted, LLC and Shelly Arnold, Rivermark CCU, who were elected at the Annual Meeting on February 19.  Children’s [...]

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Division / Clinton March 2015

DCBA Pres.: Todd Cleek email w.t.clek@gmail.com Meetings: 3rd Tuesday OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond  7:30 am  3930 SE Division http://divisionclinton.com THE D/CBA IS UP TO 100 MEMBERS!  We’re so popular, we’ve had to add size to our walking map, which will be available in late April.  Join us at divisionclinton.com. [...]

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Washington High Transforms

Washington High School view from SE 12th Ave.

By J. Michael Kearsey   The towering columns that face west toward the river, give a glimpse into the history of Washington High School, set on SE Stark and 14th St. The building, currently in an exciting and massive rehab, was reconstructed following a fire that destroyed the original East [...]

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Portland Comprehensive Plan Breeds Realists

By Karen Hery   Change is hard for businesses and residents who want to make the most of the inner city. Not changing the looks of the place is even harder. City staffers, long time community volunteers and stakeholders large and small have been poring over maps and statistics, responding [...]

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City Council Addresses Residential Demolition

By Midge Pierce   With its adoption of an interim building code amendment last month, City Council took baby steps toward addressing outrage over Portland’s demolition epidemic. The ordinance, which will require notice and delay for all single family residence demolitions, is a compromise that swaps 120-day potential extensions for [...]

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Challenges Facing our Seniors

By  Don MacGillivray   Every day 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 and Oregon is seeing a migration of seniors from all over the nation. 52% of seniors are economically insecure. Almost half own their own homes and many still have mortgages. Many over 65 already have chronic [...]

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Reservoir Disconnect Terms require MTNA Fundraising

By Midge Pierce   Diversion of Portland’s drinking water from the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs moved closer to actualization with the Historic Landmarks Commission’s (HLC)  recent turnabout to conditionally approve the Portland Water Bureau’s reservoir disconnection application. Now, to amp up its efforts to fully protect the basins’ structural and historic [...]

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