Screech owls discovered at Western Seminary

Nesting pair of screech owls

By Nancy Tannler and Steve Rice Steve Rice’s pre-dawn treks around Mt. Tabor, has brought the distinct sounds of  screech owls coming from the porch area of Western Seminary. During a recent renovation on the pillars of the historical Armstrong Hall, contractors discovered a nest of screech owls in a […]

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Association of Saturday Softballers (A.S.S.) in full swing

2014 A.S.S. Championship team

By Michelle Frost Portland has a softball league consisting of 16 teams from some of the most popular pubs, bars and lounges in SE.  The season began May 30 with games being played at Clinton and Westmoreland Parks and a statement on the league’s Facebook page claims, “Founded in 2013. […]

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Living through disaster – The next megathrust earthquake

By Stephyn Quirke Unless you’re new to the region, you’ve probably heard of a massive earthquake that could happen any time between right now and the year 2315 Experts crafted a narrative simulation of its first four minutes three years ago for The Portland Mercury, and last year received international […]

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A Neighborhood of Flowers

These pictures were taken this past week here in southeast. Thanks to all the gardeners, nurseries and Mother Nature who gave us this spectacular flower show.
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New legislation starts here at Sunnyside

Representative Rob Nosse with s percipitatedchool children who testified in favor of HB 2605

By Karen Hery “You never know where things will lead” is an understatement for first and second grade teacher Michelle Stobel and a group of students at Sunnyside Environmental School. The enthusiastic energy of this group of school kids helped Representative  Rob Nosse, District 42, phase out the school district’s use […]

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Mirador… Kitchenware, Gifts, Community!

Steve and Lynn Hanrahan

By Michelle Frost Once upon a time, a massage therapist and a corporate software technician dreamed of owning a store that would offer ‘healthy kitchen’ solutions to the community.  In 1999 that dream came true and Mirador opened in their first location at SE Market & 11th Streets.   Owners […]

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