Clarence and Delora have been residents of SE Portland for over sixty years. In October they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, and they still live in the house they moved to shortly after they were married. Delora is a native or Portland and Clarence comes from the town of Antelope [...]
By Don MacGillivray 82nd Avenue is growing into its new name, the Avenue of Roses, but it remains a congested,...
By J. Michael Kearsey Gordon Lee is building a chicken wire protector filled with leaves from the backyard of...
by Colin Staub The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is in the midst of a project that will alter Portland’s...
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 ›
The Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro and the Expo Center in a joint effort created the Green Wall on the Expo Center’s campus. It is an ingenious way to beautify a space with cement, glass and steel structures while reducing the amount of stormwater runoff produced by the 53 acre [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray On September 21, 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York City to call on 100 global leaders to take action on climate change during the United Nations climate summit that took place September 23. This action was supported by 1,400 climate related organizations. At [...]Read more ›
By Ben Williams The Green Furniture Hospital turned 100-years-old this year, making it older than much of the antique furniture they repair. Mike McCourt, the co-owner of the small but bustling shop at 916 SE 20th (Phone 503.234.9378), credits the longevity to their insistence on quality. “We care about [...]Read more ›