By Sam Kellogg Ferns and huckleberry bushes heavy with dew obscure the trail ahead. With each step forward, another waterlogged branch springs back into place behind me, splattering fat, cold droplets across my thighs and knees. Water and sweat run down my calves and into my shoes, soaking my [...]
By Don MacGillivray The State of Oregon requires Metro to examine the metropolitan Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)...
By Don MacGillivray In a few years SE Powell Blvd and Division St. will soon be the region’s first high-capacity...
Clarence and Delora have been residents of SE Portland for over sixty years. In October they celebrated their sixtieth...
By Don MacGillivray 82nd Avenue is growing into its new name, the Avenue of Roses, but it remains a congested, auto-centric five-lane highway to those that use it. Pedestrians die at the rate of one a year or more, the highest in Portland. There have been 2747 reported crashes [...]Read more ›
By J. Michael Kearsey Gordon Lee is building a chicken wire protector filled with leaves from the backyard of his Sunnyside house. As the cold spell set in, he is serious about saving his banana tree. “I don’t do much out here, but I am going to save this [...]Read more ›
by Colin Staub The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is in the midst of a project that will alter Portland’s Commercial and Central Employment zoning codes. The city’s current zoning codes were written twenty years ago, when Portland was focused on more auto-centric and smaller commercial planning. That has [...]Read more ›
PROJECT INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH Neighborhood Small Grants We Are Public Housing, a project by the Center for Urban Pedagogy, aimed to improve the New York City Housing Authority’s accountability and increase resident participation through education and a strong call to action. They created a pamphlet for use during door-to-door outreach with [...]Read more ›
Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson is a leading force in the urban art scene in Seattle and his new work is in SE Portland. He has transformed Artifact Creative Recycle’s once nondescript alleyway into a striking, colorful mural at 3630 SE Division St. See more of his work at www.weirdocult.com.Read more ›
By Midge Pierce A last ditch campaign to save Portland’s iconic Mt. Tabor reservoirs is emerging from outer SE citizens who lobbied successfully against fluoridation. At a recent Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association meeting, a handful of diehard water watchdogs from neighborhoods as far away as Park Rose, called for [...]Read more ›