Grand Ave Floral Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Back row from left: Carissa, Jim, Sharon, Tracy, in front Kristi and Zoe the dog.

–with an invitation to an Open House Party  By Michelle Frost Tracy Kimberling, manager of Grand Ave Floral, began her career in flowers as early as high school. While still a student at Grant High School, Kimberling remembers taking the bus after classes to work in her parents’  flower shop.  […]

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Welcome the future St. Francis Park Apartments

Facing north between 11th & 12 on SE Stark

St. Francis Park at SE 11th and Oak Streets in the Buckman neighborhood was recently awarded $6.5 million from the Portland Housing Bureau to help with the $20 million development of this full city block by Catholic Charities and Home Forward. The plan for the St. Francis Apartments is to […]

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Art Reflects Life on Division

Chester and the little people at 26th & SE Division Street

By Midge Pierce   Eight recent art installations along the new Division Streetscape are a testament to the powers of observation and imagination. The title, This All Happened More or Less, was inspired by encounters along the street artists describe as great for people-watching with the street’s flourishing shops, businesses […]

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New step-by-step mosaic book

Mark Brody and mosaic done with the students of 
Bonny Slope Elementary, 2014

By Nancy Tannler   For many years, Mark Brody has quietly gone about his mosaic work completing one amazing project after the next. Now he’s become masterful at what he does. His skill has not gone unnoticed either. Timber Press asked him to write one of the two crafts books […]

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Tips for Filing Taxes in 2015

Starting to think about your 2014 taxes? This is the first year the IRS requires you to address your health insurance on your tax return. The Affordable Care Act has changed the filing system and tax preparers are learning how it all works. “This is going to be a complicated […]

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What’s made here in Portland  

Grovemade crew

By Karen Hery   From home studios, industrial work space and retail shops, a hidden web of resources supports the “made here” items that define the creative side of inner SE Portland. Without a large marketing budget or big media campaign, many locally-made items and entire local industries are quietly […]

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