By Alan Sanchez
The 2013 Eliot Neighborhood Association Clean-Up was a success!
An able and capable group of volunteers arrived early, ready to work. They made the day fun while contributing to Eliot’s great livability.
7:05 Meeting Starts
By Nancy Zimmermann Chung
This year, Eliot Neighbors are participating in Portland’s “Village Building Convergence”. Our project is an intersection painting at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue & NE Tillamook Street. Everyone is invited to join us and pitch in!
Where: NE Rodney Ave. & NE Tillamook St.
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 10am – ?
What: Intersection painting and neighborhood block party, with free food provided by local grocers and eateries!
Room change- Room 4255 – this room is above the atrium on the right. 501 N Graham- go in, up the elevator to the fourth floor and across the sky-bridge.
Meeting of the Board (Public welcome) May13th at Legacy Emanuel Hospital : Room 4255 7-9pm
Contributed by the Regional Water Providers Consortium
According to the EPA, 10 percent of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste 90 or more gallons of water day. Toilets are one of the most common culprits – and also one of the easiest to detect and fix. Oftentimes, the most common problem is a worn flapper valve that needs to be replaced. This is a simple and inexpensive fix.
Does the sound of running water from your toilet never stop? Perhaps your toilet runs on and off throughout the day, without being flushed? Or maybe your toilet doesn’t make any noise at all? Either way, many homeowners don’t know when their toilet isn’t working properly—but toilet troubles add up, affecting both the environment and your water bill. Surprisingly, one leaky toilet can fill an entire swimming pool with water after just one year.
Lights, Camera, Put a Bird on It
By Annie Rudwick
Growing up in Northbrook, Illinois, the hometown of director John Hughes, I was lucky enough to have “Save Ferris” painted on my water tower and iconic films “Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “The Breakfast Club” filmed in my town and at my high school. As a kid, it was my claim to fame, and as an adult, not much has changed. It is the best and easiest way to define my hometown.
By Alan Sanchez
This is it! Your chance to avoid going to the dump and bring your trash to a local dumpster is here. The Eliot Neighborhood Spring Cleanup is Sunday April 28th. There will also be a stuff swap yard sale style event.
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A Photo Series by Jason Franklin
By Hana Lanin
Did you know that community acupuncture is happening all around Portland? You may have heard someone mention a “community” or “group” acupuncture clinic they’d been to, but wondered what exactly they were talking about.
The Eliot Neighborhood Concert Committee has been hard at work gathering sponsors and creating a fantastic lineup of music for our annual Dawson Park Concert Series and movie night. We are in need of some help however. A couple of our larger sponsors from past years are unable to give this year, so we are still in need of donations and sponsorship.
By Jackie Sandquist
Que Sabrosa – La Cocina Mexicana is a food cart on the corner of N Fremont and N Vancouver and offers delicious hearty Mexican food for a great price. Que Sabrosa has been in this location for three years but has recently moved to the prime spot on this food cart corner, housed in a new sleek apple red trailer. The sign says “Authentic Mexican food.” I stood out in the crowd on the newly built plywood porch as the only non-Spanish speaker. While I placed my order, two women delivered ingredients and sang along to the Mexican ballads coming from the radio. The owner Yulissa loves to cook and uses the recipes handed down from her grandmother.
As the folksingers say, “To every thing, there is a season.” In Eliot at least, when times are hard and real estate prices are down, it is time for the flippers to emerge from their holes.
“We want to buy your house,” proclaim the signs on telephone poles. So do letters from Phoenix Homes, Metro Homes Northwest, and many others. They promise “cash, in any condition, no real estate fees.”
What do Pine State Biscuits, Sizzle Pie Pizza, the Community Cycling Center, and Reverend Nat’s Cider have in common? All are expected to be new tenants in the re-purposed Trade Bindery building on NE Schuyler between NE 1st and 2nd. In fact, the Community Cycling Center moved their administrative office around the first of March (their storefront on Alberta is unaffected).