There will be a Tree Lighting Community Gathering at the MLK Gateway on Saturday 11/30. The N/NE Business Association (NNEBA) in collaboration with the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is pleased to announce this event as part of their annual Illuminating the Soul Holiday Campaign.
It was with high hopes that residents of the Eliot and Boise neighborhoods took time out of their days to be active participants in the Design Advice Request (DAR) on Thursday. This was likely our last chance to voice our concerns over the development of the lot at NE Williams and Fremont and the future development of the overall neighborhood that each one of us has invested quite personally in. When City Council approved the zoning change from R1 to RXd, it was stated that the DAR hearing would be our guarantee of finding that middle ground where neighbors and developer would meet. This was not that place. It felt more like being stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean, trying to yell for help to the mainland. And we only get to yell for three minutes.
By Caroline Dao
Many of you are familiar with the NARA Indian Health Clinic located on the corner of N. Morris and Williams but may not know much about the organization. Founded in 1970 in Portland, the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated, non-profit agency. Originally an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, NARA NW now operates a residential family treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a family resource program, transitional housing for Native women and Children, a primary health care clinic and Totem Lodge which serves as their mental health resource location. All services are centered on the family as it is NARA NW’s philosophy that, “Without the family circle there will be no future.”
By Jackie Sandquist
I froze as I looked at the building ablaze across the street. The crackling noise woke us up and the strange orange glow coming from the front of the house got us out of bed. Questions blazed through my head: Is that building really on fire? How can this be? What do we do? I felt its raging heat from a half block away as I frantically shut the windows that faced the five-story wall of flames. Right out there on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, one of the biggest of the four new apartment complexes was burning to the ground at four fifteen on a Thursday morning.
By Nancy Zimmermann Chung
Did you know that the Portland Firefighter’s Association is organizing a fundraiser for neighbors affected by the August 8 five-alarm fire on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard? The fire reduced to rubble a 46-unit apartment building that was under construction, rendering uninhabitable some of the adjacent residential buildings in the process. Several of the tenants displaced by the fire do not have the financial means to rent a second apartment; some have found themselves with nowhere to sleep but the couches of friends.
Portland chefs and firefighters will cook up a tasty rib dinner for you and your family on September 18, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at EaT Oyster Bar and Restaurant. For just $18 you’ll receive a firefighter’s plate of ribs and sides that will definitely fill you up. A healthy portion of each dinner sold will go towards folks directly impacted the by the five alarm fire in Northeast Portland last month.
By Tim Cook
The recent 5 alarm fire in our neighborhood reminds us of the importance of community and working together to improve emergency preparedness. Many who had to evacuate homes during the fire felt a sense of vulnerability, which sparked new discussions about individual resilience.
By Maegan Vidal
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel encourages kids to be active, play safe and stay healthy throughout the year. This summer, Randall Children’s Hospital is hosting its second annual free, fun and interactive Healthy Kids’ Street Fair on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North Gantenbein Avenue, in front of Randall Children’s Hospital on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus.
By Christine Charneski
The community is invited to attend a remembrance/memorial event for Lee Perlman on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4pm, Lorenzen Conference Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. This was the site of many a meeting in Lee’s neighborhood (Eliot).
By Winston Murray
Two guys searching for a place to hang out, play games and socialize with friends while staying sober discovered that no such place existed in the Portland area. So they decided to do something about it. Through a mutual friend, they met business owner Stan Herman, who happened to have an empty warehouse on Mississippi Avenue near the MAX Yellow Line Albina Stop. After pitching the idea to Mr. Herman, the 4th Dimension Sober Club was born. “In recovery we talk about reaching a certain level of sobriety, ‘the great beyond’ the 4th Dimension. That is how we came up with the title of our organization” says co- founder Devon Andrade.
By Jackie Sandquist
Since February 2012, Randall Children’s Hospital new building has been a part of our neighborhood. Each year, 100,000 children visit Randall Children’s Hospital, making it one of the busiest pediatric healthcare providers in the Northwest. This nine story healing center is filled with whimsical, fanciful touches, from larger than life wooden bird’s nest sculptures to outdoor gardens and animal clues in the elevator to indicate the floor.
By Jason Franklin
The churches of Eliot are a rich historic and cultural asset to the neighborhood. There are at least ten churches in the neighborhood today and most were built in the early 1900’s with Immaculate Heart dating to 1889.
This gallery contains 8 photos.
A Photo Essay by Jason Franklin
By Joan Ivan
The Architectural Heritage Center recently presented its spring showcase of the talent, skill, and creativity of local craftspeople, designers, and homeowners who wish to preserve original character and charm while making the most popular room in a home meet 21st century needs.
By Rose Kelsch
One of the things that makes Eliot such a great place to live is our beautiful lawns and gardens. Local residents also have a strong commitment to preserving the community’s natural resources, and we frequently hear from Eliot gardeners who are looking for new and better ways to save water while keeping their gardens green and healthy in the dry summer months.
Good news: the Regional Water Providers Consortium has some great free resources to help Eliot residents do just that.