On Saturday March 21 volunteers from the neighborhood joined the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement Program to cleanup graffiti in Eliot Neighborhood. Coffee and donuts were waiting for volunteers as they showed up at the meeting place on the corner of Williams and San Rafael. After getting instructions volunteers dispersed throughout the neighborhood with their provided supplies to cleanup.
If you have read many of the postings from the “History” category on eliotneighborhood.org or if you are a regular reader of the Eliot News newsletter you probably recall reading about a history book in the works. Author Roy E Roos, who has written many Eliot News articles over the years, finished the book last fall.
The City of Portland is currently evaluating options for renaming a street after civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. After a failed attempt in 2007 to rename North Interstate after the Latino labor and civil rights leader, the Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard Committee has initiated the street renaming process. This time Broadway, Grand and 39th “streets” are potential candidates.
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Today at a press conference held at the Hilton in downtown Portland, Major League Soccer officials announced they were awarding Portland a MLS team. This announcement came a little over a week after city council voted 3 – 2 to approve soccer.