New Brewery with a Mission

By Stuart Malkin

Ex Novo Brewery
Ex Novo Brewery is being built in time for a summer opening

The tag line of Ex Novo Brewing Company captures the essence of Joel Gregory’s mission — ‘Better Beer for the Greater Good’. The brewery’s mission is to make high-quality craft beer and is committed to donating net proceeds to selected non-profits. The brewery is emphasizing its brews, and as Gregory puts it, “We take beer here seriously.”

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Portland Team Fitness has arrived

By Annie Rudwick

PTF Alayne Annie
Alayne Rowan, left and Annie Rudwick, right, at PTF.

Walking around Eliot, there is a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, and retail, everything from barbershops to the Nike Outlet store. There are parks and a first rate hospital, even a brand new grocery store. With first rate bike lanes, great bars, and public transit, what more could you ask for? Ah, but what about a place to work out? When I moved into Eliot in March 2008, I was hoping for a fitness studio close to my house. Luckily, Portland Team Fitness arrived on NE MLK right across Fremont in the King Neighborhood Area in May 2008.

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Bella Mi Soap Company

By Katie Hughes

Bella Mi Sign
Bella Mi’s sign on Williams

Bella Mi Soap Company is one of the newest additions to the North Williams Corridor. At a time when many products you find on the shelves are laden with chemicals or tainted by greenwashing, it’s refreshing to find a business that actually lives up to the principles of sustainability.

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Crime and what you can do about it

By Katy Wolf

Broken Glass
Broken glass in the street

If you check out the Portland Crime Map for our neighborhoods, it’s apparent that theft from cars and vehicle theft are two of the most common type of crimes in our neighborhoods. It’s also apparent when you’re biking down a busy street and see a smattering of broken glass in front of you that you have to quickly zigzag around.

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2014 Neighborhood Cleanup

Eliot Cleanup Flyer 2014Eliot’s annual Spring Clean-Up will be held Sunday, April 27th between 11 am – 3 pm on N. Graham between N. Williams and N. Vancouver. It’s time to clear out the clutter from your closets, rooms, basement, yard and garage. Bring your unused and unusable junk of all sizes and shapes. Clean out your surplus metal, furniture, clothes and more. Fees range from $5 and up. No yard debris, construction debris, raw garbage or hazardous materials can be accepted.

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A Bikeway on Rodney?

Last night Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) held an open house for the “Rodney Bikeway Project” at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church community room. In summary, PBOT wants to make Rodney, from Broadway up to Killingsworth a “Bikeway”. The idea is to give bikers a calm and safe route up and down Rodney. It was a well-attended event.

Looking at the designs, there are three problems to be concerned about.

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