The June 28 inPortland section of The Oregonian has an article about major development at the northern edge of Eliot.
Developer Ben Kaiser has two projects in the works: BackBridge Station, a $14 million mixed-use development with 41 units on Fremont between Vancouver and Williams; and Backbridge Lofts, a 39-unit residential project at the southeast corner of Williams and Fremont.
Continue reading The Bakery Blocks
As I was walking to work last week I passed a guy all decked out from head to ankle in Blazers gear. I would say head to toe, but he was not wearing Blazers shoes though his black sneakers did fit right in. I remember back when it was not unusual to see folks sportin’ Blazers gear. I like that I am seeing it more and more.
Continue reading The New Portland Trailblazers
When: Saturday, June 30
Where: Secret Society Ballroom, 116 N.E. Russell St.
Time: 7 p.m. to midnight
The event costs $20 at the door.
Continue reading Charity Event Celebrating the Legendary Junehog Salmon
Several Eliot eateries made the top 100 in The Oregonian’s 2007 Diner’s guide.
The Eliot restaurants that made the list are:
- Mint , 816 N Russell St , Portland, OR 97227. To read the review, click here
- Russell Street Bar-B-Que, 325 N.E. Russell St. , Portland, OR 97212. The review
- Toro Bravo , 120 N.E. Russell St., Portland, OR 97212. The review
For a long time my wife and I have had this idea to taste in the lower Albina area of Eliot. Being busy like everyone else, we finally, after many months, implemented the plan. Stereotypically I prefer beer and my wife prefers wine. Of course that’s not say I don’t enjoy a good wine now and then and her a good beer. On this day we were both happy.
Continue reading Beer and Wine Tasting in Eliot’s Lower Albina Area
The other day I was walking home from work. I work near the Lloyd Center Mall, so I try to get my daily exercise by walking. Anyway, as I was walking through the Nike Outlet parking lot I smelled coffee in the air. It’ wasn’t the familiar coffee smell like experienced on a Saturday morning in Goldrush Coffee Bar, it was something different.
Continue reading McMenamins Coffee Roastery
Roy Jay, longtime community resident and businessman, will serve as Grand Marshal of the walk.
Date: Saturday, August 18 at Dawson Park.
Activities and registration: 8 a.m.
Walk: 9 a.m.
Continue reading 5th Annual Wellness Within REACH Walk
The Good in the neighbor-Hood parade and neighborhood festival will unfold the weekend of June 23-24.
The parade is Saturday, June 23. It starts at 11 a.m.
The festival is Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Location: King School Park — 4800 Block of N.E. 6th (South of N.E. Alberta St.)
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Volunteers of America (VOA) is hosting a block party in Eliot on Tuesday, August 21.
Time: 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Place: Northeast Sacramento Street between MLK and 7th.
The free event will feature food and games for kids.
VOA runs a men’s residential center on MLK.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is looking at Northeast Rodney Avenue as a future bike boulevard.
Such a designation could mean a variety of changes to calm traffic. Speed bumps, traffic circles and street resurfacing would be possibilities.
A bike boulevard designation could also include improvements to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross Fremont at Rodney.
Continue reading Eliot Bike Boulevard
Dennis Nyback owns thousands of short 16mm films. Through June 21 at the Waypost (3120 N. Williams) Dennis will put on a nightly showing of films that reflect on articles in the New York Times and The Oregonian. Nightly shows are at 8 p.m. except on Monday, when the performance will be at 1 p.m.
Continue reading Dennis does the News
Portland Police Officer Pete Helzer told the Eliot Neighborhood Association meeting on June 11 that a shooting a day earlier in Eliot stemmed from a graduation party that included underage drinking.
The party included an estimated 100 young people. A fight outside was followed by gunshots and one superficial wound. Partygoers also fought with police.
Continue reading Stanton Street shooting update (2)
There is a lot of fruit growing on trees in Portland, but every year, thousands of pounds of this delicious organic food ends up in a sticky mess in yards and on sidewalks.
The Portland Fruit Tree Project organizes people in Portland to gather fruit before it falls, and make it available to those who need it most. The project registers fruit trees around the city, coordinates harvesting parties and offer workshops in pruning and fruit preservation.
Continue reading The Portland Fruit Tree Project