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.
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 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 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).
The Eliot Neighborhood Beautification Committee wants you to help us invite a neighborhood wide question:
What great ideas do you have for making Eliot more beautiful and safe?
Plan to join us for the 8th Annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival and BBQ presented by New Seasons Market on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park. Additional sponsors include Oregon Transfer, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Por Que No, Oregon Metal Slitters, Unified Grocers, Widmer Brothers Brewing, KBMS 1480 AM, Worth & Barbara Caldwell, Chuck & Suzanne Carlbom and Teletha Benjamin.
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.
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.
Although I don’t intend to write about birds in the News, this spring gave me a chance to see and photograph some of my favorite birds. The first is the Anna’s hummingbird. These are the green hummingbirds we see in our gardens this time of year. Although there is nothing unusual about the Anna’s, I was able to observe a nest with young this year. The phone pictures from one of our tenants had to be taken at a distance, but if you look closely you can see a hummingbird perched on the edge of the nest. The entire nest is about the size of half a small chicken egg.
Susan and I have found empty UPS and FedEx delivery packages on our daily dog walks. Out of curiosity we traced a few back to the address and found they had been stolen off the doorstep. After reporting our concern to the delivery drivers, I was told that sometimes thieves follow delivery trucks around and take packages that look like they contain valuables or prescription drugs.
By Nancy Zimmermann Chung
On the June 1st, dozens of neighbors gathered at NE Rodney and NE Tillamook to create Eliot’s first intersection painting. The twelve-hour effort, running from six o’clock in the morning to six o’clock in the afternoon, was the culmination of months of designing, signature gathering, and other planning efforts. This month, we finally put paint to pavement, transferring our vibrant graphic to the street. We hope that it brightens the path for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the year!