By Don MacGillivray Every day 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 and Oregon is seeing a migration of seniors from all over the nation. 52% of seniors are economically insecure. Almost half own their own homes and many still have mortgages. Many over 65 already have chronic [...]
By Nancy Tannler The Belmont Library recently invited the public to attend a TED talk with a group discussion...
By Don MacGillivray An estimation by federal housing and census report that the need for low-income housing is...
By Michelle Frost Sustainable Northwest WOOD is the for-profit branch of the parent company, Sustainable Northwest....
–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. [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›