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 wait is nearly over…on Wednesday August 28th Eliot Neighborhood will finally have a full sized grocery store. New Seasons Market Williams store will open their doors at 7:00 am followed by a celebration.
Come out to Dawson Park Friday, August 23rd for FREE Movie Night featuring “The Princess Bride”. Pre-movie entertainment will begin at 6:30 pm with a live performance by LaRhonda and Mark Steele, along with free popcorn for everyone.
Very sad news this week as Lee Perlman was found dead on Friday at his home on Brazee Street by Portland Police. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As the news passed through the neighborhood, there was an outpouring of sadness and support as neighbors shared memories of Lee at the Eliot Ice Cream Social in Dawson Park this past Monday. Plans for a memorial service are not yet available, but this post will update as more information comes in.
I recently interviewed new business owner Doctor Sabrina Marcus, DC who just moved into a Lower Albina Office. Wildflowers Chiropractic is located in the Gotham Building at 2262 N. Albina Avenue, Suite 129 right on Interstate Avenue.
As the fire broke out on Monroe and MLK early Thursday morning much of the neighborhood became aware. It may have been the heat, the flames, the sirens, the smoke, or a knock on the door. Very few didn’t know about it.
This is my experience that morning. It is nothing like those who lost their homes, but I thought I would share anyway.
The 5 story apartment complex on the corner of Monroe and MLK was vacant and still under construction when fire broke out Thursday August 8th around 4:15 AM. The 5 Alarm fire was considered one of the biggest in the city in recent history. Fire trucks lined a closed MLK Blvd. for several blocks as 120 firefighters doused the blaze.
The Portland Parks Department has finally set a timeline for the Dawson Park renovations. After several years of process starting in 2010, the Portland Parks Department is ready to move forward. In September, Dawson Park will be completely closed. The park will go through extensive renovations that will include removing and replacing several paths through the park, replacing a number of game tables, and removing eight (8) trees while pruning several others.
Two guys searching for a place to hang out, play games and socialize with friends while staying sober discovered that no such place existed in the Portland area. So they decided to do something about it. Through a mutual friend, they met business owner Stan Herman, who happened to have an empty warehouse on Mississippi Avenue near the MAX Yellow Line Albina Stop. After pitching the idea to Mr. Herman, the 4th Dimension Sober Club was born. “In recovery we talk about reaching a certain level of sobriety, ‘the great beyond’ the 4th Dimension. That is how we came up with the title of our organization” says co- founder Devon Andrade.
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.