Community Crossing Painting

Community Crossing 2014
Volunteers during the Street Repainting at Tillamook and Rodney

This past June, neighbors gathered at the Eliot Community Crossing, the intersection located at NE Tillamook Street and Rodney Avenue, bringing last year’s installed pavement art back to life. The entire repainting process, which took a whopping twelve hours to complete, was a culmination of countless hours by many committed neighborhood volunteers and months of planning.

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Historic Homes Headed for Demolition


There are two 125-year-old houses in Eliot that are going to be demolished if the neighborhood doesn’t rally to save them. The best option would be to purchase them from the developer who owns them, Guy Bryant of GPB Construction, or failing that, to convince him not to tear them down to build his ultramodern 40-foot-tall rowhouses that, needless to say, don’t fit in to the neighborhood. The houses were built at the time the City of Albina was its own city.

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Successful Eliot Open House!

Community Conversations Open House. © Sean O’Connor / Our United Villages

Wednesday October 8th neighbors from all corners of Eliot gathered, socialized, and shared their thoughts and stories about our awesome neighborhood. Thank you to all who came out – it was great seeing you and getting to know you. A big hearted thank you as well to all our local patrons and artists who donated food and gifts for the raffle.

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General Membership Meeting Minutes 2014-10-13

6:35 Meeting Begins


  • Free flu shots for everyone 7:00am –11:00am on Veterans Day at Legacy Emanuel Hospital.
  • Jim Hlava spoke about the Eliot Open House.  Really great time, about 65 people attended and it was a get to know you meeting.
  • Christopher’s Grill will become a community resource center. Visit this website to donate and find out more!

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Notice of a Proposed Zoning Change

Eliot Zone Map
Eliot Zone Map 2014

If you are a property owner, you probably received this notice in the past month. Normally, a notice like this is cause for alarm, but not in this case. Two major changes are proposed in Eliot as part of the Comp Plan; changing R2 (one residence per 2000 sq ft) zones to R2.5 (one residence per 2500 sq ft) and changing all C (commercial) and E (employment) zones to “Mixed Use.”

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Speak Now or…

Map App
Comprehensive Plan Map App

The second Draft Comprehensive (Comp) Plan is out for review. As noted in previous columns, the State requires Portland to prepare a 20-year plan to accommodate expected future growth. The current Comp Plan was adopted in 1993 and is showing its age. The Draft Plan is expected to be adopted by City Council next summer. City planners are accepting comments on the plan through the end of October and a discussion of the Plan will be part of the General Membership meeting October 13th. This will be your best chance to comment before the final plan. Two public hearings are scheduled in October (the 14th and 28th), and comments can be submitted anytime using the “Map App” and other links on the Comp Plan web site.

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Name Selection for Neighborhood School

By Lillian Moffitt

Students at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School
Students at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School

Add your voice: Name selection for Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School.

Parents, school staff, and district representatives invite all members of our Boise, Eliot, and Humboldt neighborhoods to participate in a conversation for the selection of an official name for our local public Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade school, currently known as Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School. All members of the communities; parents and non-parents, housing providers, social service providers, business operators, and residents are all welcome to join the conversation by attending the next two Site Council meetings. All of these meetings are open to the public. Site Council Meetings happen on the second Wednesday of the month. The next two meetings are October 8th and November 12th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in the Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Library.

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Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening

By Maegan Vidal – 

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Pediatric cardiologists James Kyser, M.D. and Peter Chang, D.O. read ECGs at the 2012 Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening

The American Heart Association reports that one in every 30,000 to 50,000 high school aged athletes die annually in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest.

The Children’s Heart Program at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in partnership with The David Heller Foundation, with generous support from adidas and Health Net of Oregon, present the eighth annual Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening Saturday, October 4, 2014. This year, the Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening is expanding its reach and how it gives back to the community.

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