Community Neglected in Reservoir Disconnect

Lower reservoir at Mt.. Tabor taken late February

By Nancy Tannler   Portland Water Bureau (PWB) announced plans to disconnect Reservoirs 1, 5 and 6 from the city’s drinking water and construct new piped connections, valves and other appurtenances on site that will allow continued operation of the water system without the use of the reservoirs. Several citizens [...]

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Bed & Breakfast Market Growing in Portland

By Don MacGillivray   How well do you know your neighbors? Are they renting out a room or two to visitors from out of town? There are over 250 homeowners doing this in The Southeast Examiner service area. This is indicative of the dramatic increase in the number of homes [...]

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Permit Parking Coming to the Inner Southeast

By Don MacGillivray   With the increase of the number of apartment buildings without parking and the anticipated general growth in the future, parking is a big issue. To address this condition the City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation is considering easing the creation of new parking permit districts in [...]

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Retail Renaissance on Belmont

Tiniest store on Belmont: Flip Side’s Sakuwa Hayashida and Stephanie Purtle

By Karen Hery   First to market can be a fast path to success or a lonely walk. Stephanie Sheldon, is far from lonely right now. Sheldon is the owner of Noun – a Person’s Place for Things, which carries an eclectic mix of home decorations, gift items, jewelry and [...]

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Unpermitted Work Distresses Neighbors

Workers at 5830 SE Taylor

By M. Pierce   Neighborhood children, a giant heritage tree and property listed on the National Park’s Register of Historic Places were endangered by illegal excavation over last month’s MLK holiday weekend, January 18 -20. With no permit and no apparent warning signs, contractors hired by Everett Custom Homes plied [...]

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Who’s Moving In

Ready to rent at Burnside  and 30th

By Karen Hery There’s a building boom going on in the inner SE. It’s not a sudden surge in box stores or single family homes, not a slew of new condos like the last building boom in 2008-2009. Apartment buildings, rising up in response to the last recession are reshaping [...]

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