By Midge Pierce The greenest house is an existing house. Lost in the din over demolition is the environmental cost of razing homes. Carbon is stored in the timber and materials of older homes, but it is expended in the harvesting of fresh resources, the manufacturing and delivery of [...]
By J. Michael Kearsey The emerging lower Hawthorne Entertainment District is about to get quite a bit more entertaining....
By Don MacGillivray Portland’s small town feel and the friendliness of its citizens are a major plus for our...
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By Andrew Wilkins The non-profit that’s helped develop Portland’s neighborhood business districts for nearly 30 years has found a new home here in SE. Portland’s 50 unique business districts have access to grants, trainings, and technical assistance provided by Venture Portland, according to Brian Alfano, president of Venture Portland’s [...]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler The Hawthorne Street Fair has gone through many incarnations since its inception in 1982. There are people who have worked behind the scenes for years to make events like the street fair possible. One person in particular who has been at the helm for the development [...]Read more ›
In 1914 the motion picture Kid Auto Races at Venice starring Charlie Chaplin was shown in the cinemas. Whether it inspired the first soap box derby in 1933 is not certain but one thing is for sure Charlie Chaplin would love to have been hamming it up at Portland’s PDX [...]Read more ›
By J. Michael Kearsey In anticipation of a Scandinavian-themed Christmas dinner last year, we stopped by the Mead Market to find the honey wine drink of old Europe. We found so much more. Tucked behind Castagna on Hawthorne Blvd. is an innovative company providing the tools of the trade [...]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler In 2011 the Patient/Physician Cooperative (PPC), was founded in Portland by citizens and volunteers interested in making a positive impact on the health of the uninsured in Oregon. The PPC provides people direct access to basic healthcare needs and routine checkups at an affordable rate. The [...]Read more ›
By Midge Pierce Churches in SE Portland are developing creative ways to keep their congregations thriving. Those that work have strong community ties that encourage diversity of thought and belief and welcome everyone regardless of religious affiliation. Reverend Sara Fischer of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church at 2800 [...]Read more ›