Crime and what you can do about it

By Katy Wolf

Broken Glass

Broken glass in the street

If you check out the Portland Crime Map for our neighborhoods, it’s apparent that theft from cars and vehicle theft are two of the most common type of crimes in our neighborhoods. It’s also apparent when you’re biking down a busy street and see a smattering of broken glass in front of you that you have to quickly zigzag around. Continue reading

2014 Neighborhood Cleanup

Eliot Cleanup Flyer 2014Eliot’s annual Spring Clean-Up will be held Sunday, April 27th between 11 am – 3 pm on N. Graham between N. Williams and N. Vancouver. It’s time to clear out the clutter from your closets, rooms, basement, yard and garage. Bring your unused and unusable junk of all sizes and shapes. Clean out your surplus metal, furniture, clothes and more. Fees range from $5 and up. No yard debris, construction debris, raw garbage or hazardous materials can be accepted. Continue reading

A Bikeway on Rodney?

Last night Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) held an open house for the “Rodney Bikeway Project” at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church community room. In summary, PBOT wants to make Rodney, from Broadway up to Killingsworth a “Bikeway”. The idea is to give bikers a calm and safe route up and down Rodney. It was a well-attended event.

Looking at the designs, there are three problems to be concerned about.

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Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Rev Nats Taproom

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Taproom

You may recall last September seeing promotional materials for a block party in the southern part of the neighborhood. That same weekend Portland had that unseasonal cold rainy and windy storm. The block party was supposed to be Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider welcome to the neighborhood. Unfortunately it did not happen, but Rev Nat’s is still here.

The cidery and public taproom is located in the newly refurbished “Trade Bindery” building. The bulk of their space is the cidery where apples are turned into bubbly beverages. However, they reserved a small portion for the “public taproom” where you can go and taste a flight of cider, get a pint, or buy a bottle to take with you.

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Beauty Committee Call for Projects

By Kayla Mullis

LivabilityTreeCrew

Last Spring the Eliot Neighborhood Beauty Committee planted new trees in vacant parking strips near NE Hancock and Rodney.

The Eliot Neighborhood Beauty Committee is part of a partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers to improve the livability of Eliot and mitigate the negative impacts of Moda Center events. We are currently looking for small, meaningful projects that will help improve the physical landscape or personal community in the neighborhood. A small amount of grant funds are available for this work.

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