By Eleanor Bailey
We are Project Grow. We offer good services for people with and without disabilities. This whole area is inclusion and everyone is allowed to come in here. It is also an employment job for people with and without disabilities, it gives you something to do and make money. You can come here and have good things to do, stay busy, go to dances. We have a community garden; it makes the world a better place, we are planting things. Mondays and Wednesday are homemade art day. We also do a haunted house and it is amazing. We like to go to coffee in the neighborhood and last Monday went to Powell’s.
By Angela Kremer
If you’ve walked or driven down MLK towards Broadway at night you may have noticed the illuminating lights of the rehabbed green building known as the Boxlift Building. The olive green building recently was completely renovated through a financial and technical assistance from the Portland Development Commission. The Boxlift, located two blocks north of the future Streetcar and a block from Tiny’s at Tillamook, signals a key piece in the walkable, mainstreet feeling on this section of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The remaining 7000 (+/-) square feet of space to be leased in the building, offers a question for Eliot: does Martin Luther King start to act as meeting places that link Eliot residents to Irvington and Boise? Can residents finally enjoy destinations in Eliot by safely crossing through busy, car-dominated streets?
By Maegan Vidal
Main lobby features large windows and bamboo lanterns
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is opening a new home for children’s health care. Located on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus, the new building offers an innovative approach to health care in a healing environment that is four times the size of the current hospital.
We’re inviting you to our fun-filled and free Community Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our Community Opening Celebration features: Continue reading
Installed Solar Panels
In 2009, Solarize Northeast helped 200 Northeast Portland residents install solar electric (photovoltaic) panels on their homes. In 2012, the 2nd round of Solarize Northeast aims to double the number of solar electric systems in Northeast Portland.
By Ofc Peter Helzer
Let me start off by saying Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad, and anything else I might have missed! I apologize for not having made it to a meeting in several months. We have been quite busy with Occupy Portland and several related events, and have been unable to make it to the bulk of the neighborhood meetings. .
North Williams Avenue will host the 2nd Annual Shop Williams Late event on Friday, December 9th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
The holidays mean more food on your table. This year, the holidays mean more food in your green Portland Composts! roll cart.
Not only can you add food scraps – from meat to bones to dairy – to your green roll cart, you have a new place to scrape your holiday plates and holiday leftovers. From the Thanksgiving turkey to the holiday ham, leftovers can join your yard debris in your green roll cart to be turned into nutrient-rich compost to nourish yards and gardens.
Most Portland residents can add food scraps, along with yard debris, to their green Portland Composts! roll carts. This means that residents can turn meat, dairy, bones, vegetables and grains into nutrient-rich compost for fertilizing yards and gardens.
As you get used to scraping plates into your kitchen pail and tossing leftovers into your green roll cart, here are a few tips to make the transition easy.
Tierra Educational Center in in Eliot Neighborhood is offering a unique full-immersion trip to Pátzcuaro, Mexico this December 10-18th. The center opened in 2009, with a mission to offer small group Spanish and ESL services to help bridge communication and cultural barriers between the growing immigrant population and the community at large.
By Barry Joe Stull
Uroboros is a company named for a symbol of a dragon eating its tail – symbolic of alchemy, the “ancient art” of turning base metals into gold. Eliot’s Uroboros combines sand and other ingredients to produce art glass in 150 sophisticated color combinations in over a dozen styles and textures. Uroboros colors stem from chemicals used in making the glass. Gold produces pinks and purples, copper green, red or aqua blue, cobalt deep blue, and so on. Textures result from rollers used on the molten glass, and manipulation, such as pushing the molten glass to produce ripples.
In partnership with the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $23,794 in small grant funds and $6,650 in graffiti abatement funds to neighborhood, business and community-based groups. NECN will offer $1,000-$4,000 per project within the Neighborhood Small Grant program and up to $2,500 per graffiti abatement project.
By Ofc Peter Helzer NRT & Angela Wagnon ONI
It seems we got the good weather just as school is starting again. I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to look out for kids on their way to/from school, and to drive safely in neighborhoods and school zones. With everyone’s schedule filling up again with back to school activities and running around to events, remember not to leave valuables in your cars.
By Kayla Gill
A page from the tour booklet
Allies of Eliot, a group of eight PSU community development students, has produced a historic walking tour of Eliot based on a series of interviews conducted by the Eliot Oral Histories Project and on community outreach conducted for the walking tour. The tour is self-guided and consists of an informational booklet with historical photos, and corresponding audio tracks taken from the interviews. Booklets and audio players will be available for checkout from Dishman Community Center, where the tour begins and ends. A condensed brochure version of the booklet and audio mp3s will be available for free download from the project website this summer.
The NE Broadway Summer Super Sale offers Great Deals, Great Music, and plenty of Street Fair Fun on Friday July 15 through Sunday July 17. Participating businesses will have great merchandise and bargains up to 75% off, with sidewalk sale tables spilling over and more killer deals inside the shops. Add two music stages, lots of kids activities and much more, and it means plenty of fun for everyone.
The King, Sabin, Elliot and Boise neighborhoods are invited to a NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at Irving Park, August 2, 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Continue reading