The Future of the Eastbank and the I-5 Freeway

By Don MacGillivray   For years the Eastbank I-5 Freeway has annoyed many Portland residents with its congestion and pollution. One of the busiest stretches of freeway between Seattle and San Francisco, it sits on forty-three acres of very valuable land in Portland. It hinders easy access to the Willamette [...]

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Garden Wise – Bulbs of beauty


By Nicole Forbes education director at Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Centers       Daffodils, tulips and other spring-blooming bulbs are popping up all over town making us thankful for the hardy gardeners who planted the bulbs last fall. If you missed the fall bulb planting season take heart, a [...]

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Spotted March 14

. . . at SE 60th & Morrison

If you photograph an interesting sight on the eastside of Portland and want to share with our readers, send it to us and we’ll print it in our new Spotted photo section. It can be a person, place or thing. This yard art on Mt. Tabor is the first in [...]

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Downside to density designs

By Midge Pierce   Following the recent advance screening of Straw Bales Films’ Den$ity: Profits or People, residents railed against what they called poorly-designed, big box apartments that tear apart existing neighborhoods, yet net developers  “fantastic cash flow”. The documentary by Milwaukee film-maker Greg Baartz-Bowman tracks the experience of residents [...]

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Garden Wise March 14

Recent storm covers a sage plant in ice

Spring preparations   By Ken Whitten   Late March is always a pleasure. The rains are still around, and there are plenty of cool nights, but freezing weather is almost over, the days are lengthening and any sunny afternoon sends us strolling down streets filled with blowing cherry blossoms. Here [...]

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Peeking into a new apartment

New apartments at 3339 Division St.

By Nancy Tannler   The newest apartment building on a swiftly-changing street, 3339 Division is now open for residency and businesses. This is one of three apartments on the street built by Urban Development Partners (UD+P) The company acquires, develops, and manages income-producing real estate specializing in renovation and new [...]

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