Street Mural Gets Fresh Paint

Intersection Painting Leaves

On May 30th, a beautiful sunny Saturday, the community came together for our 3rd annual Intersection Painting and Block Party. It was a full day of music, food and fun! About 80 folks participated in giving a fresh coat of paint to the street mural at NE Rodney and Tillamook.

Big thanks to organizations who contributed their support – Eliot Neighborhood Association, City Repair, Hankins Hardware, New Seasons, Gold Rush Coffee Bar, Grand Central Bakery, Pizza A Go-Go, Organics to You, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, and Pine State Biscuits.  We love local businesses!

Special thanks to musical neighbors DJ Ben Wurtsbaugh for keeping us moving and grooving throughout the day and Jacob Pennison, Jeff Axline, George Taylor and Jinny Macrae for their Cajun style two step and waltz set.  Jinn has been a local Eliot neighbor for 29 years! Also to Jonah Luke and Annie Jo for their delightful sunny upbeat modern folk music!  (

We are fortunate to have such talented musicians as neighbors!

Also thanks to project coordinator Jeri Stein “Bee” and the many neighbors who volunteered.

For more photos visit the Intersection Painting album on our Facebook Page.  If you are available to help plan for next year, send Jeri an email at