Eliot from Above Then and Now

Aerial View of Eliot Neighborhood 1955

1955 Aerial View of Eliot

Houses, houses, houses! In 1955 houses dominated the landscape in Eliot. This view of Eliot from above was taken as part of a larger photo of the downtown area.  The image shows the neighborhood before the massive changes that came in the 60’s and 70’s. Memorial Coliseum had not yet been built, I-5 had not yet tore through the neighborhood, the Emanual Hospital campus had not yet sprawled into the neighborhood and Fremont was just a street (not quite in the picture) and not also a bridge.  Also worth noticing, Lower Albina still had homes, Albina park was square, the grid pattern covered most of the area, and the now vacant lots around Russell near Williams and Vancouver had buildings.

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How to Throw a Block Party in 5 Easy Steps

By Signe Todd

A neighborhood block party is an excellent way to enjoy a warm summer day, socialize with your neighbors and meet new people who live on your street.  When I lived in the Irvington neighborhood, my neighbor Dana Griggs taught me the nuts and bolts for planning a successful block party in 5 easy steps.

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King Portland Farmers Market Opens May 6

Portland Farmers Market and residents of Northeast Portland are counting the days until the opening of King Portland Farmers Market and the return of 35 vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The King Market season begins Sunday, May 6, and will continue every Sunday until October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NE Wygant Street and NE 7th avenue.

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