A few Sundays ago the Seattle Seahawks were not playing football. My wife and I were doing some shopping, however midway through the day I was burned out and she continued. With no football to watch I needed something to do so I followed the white and black signs on the corner of Russell and MLK to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Show.
The City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development is holding a Fix-It Fair on Saturday November 17th starting at 8:30 am. The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event designed to save you money and connect you to various resources. Join neighbors from around the area to talk with experts about how to spend less, stay healthy and “Fix-It”.
Don’t want to deal with the hassle of returning cans and bottles to the store? Want to support local teens toward higher education? Now, you can do both! Volunteers of America is now accepting cans and bottles to be used toward a scholarship fund.
Portland transportation officials are looking at the Williams/Vancouver corridor and MLK as possible street car routes.
Officials are looking at neighborhood support and whether the street has under-developed property.
Mike Warwick, Eliot resident and longtime land-use committee chairman, says MLK fits the bill perfectly.
And clearly, the street car won’t be built on both streets.
Venue restaurant located on the corner of MLK and Graham has recently changed it’s format to Cuban.
At the end of October a new owner took over Venue located 2808 NE MLK. He immediately changed the restaurant to Venue Cuban Habana and Salsa Bar.
Russell Street Looking West 1910′s
Lower Albina and the Factory District in the early 1900’s. There are at least 8 buildings in this picture that are no longer standing. In the picture, on the left side is the building that is home to Mint and 820 and further down , the White Eagle. To the right you can see part of the Davis Block, the former hotel next door and in the distance, the Smithson Block – now home to Widmere.
Graham Street has yet another development in the works near the corner of Graham and MLK. Recently Graham has been a popular street for developers and appears as though it will continue.
The former Hariett Tubman Middle School on N Flint has opened this school year as the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women.