Youth Cafe

Youth Cafe at St Phillips
Youth Cafe at St Phillips

In a small corner of NE Portland sits an old established parish, now home to the Eliot Neighborhood Association, and the Land Use and Transportation Committee meetings. Unknown to neighbors is the re-emergence of The Youth Café at this location. The program is geared for school aged youth up to the age of 18 to help work on academic tutoring, teaching life skills, nutrition and health, and incorporating fitness components into their daily lives.  This is a public non-profit program that is founded in the church but is welcoming all community members.

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Photo Contest Winner

Harvest from Garlington Wellness Garden
Harvest from Garlington Wellness Garden

Congratulations to Ashley Berry, the winner of the fall photo contest! These were all taken at the Garlington Wellness Garden, which is adjacent to NE Morris St. and MLK Jr. Blvd, in the Garlington Center. They are very proud of the harvests this year and are happy to be a part of the neighborhood!

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Board Meeting Minutes 2015-09-21


Board Members Present:  Annie Rudwick, Susan Stringer, Jerri Stein, Joan Ivan, Clint Lundmark, Jim Hlava

Others Attending: Clarissa, Jenna & Kim from Faubian School, Amy Lewin & Kalindi Kapadia from Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare, Ronnie Blocker, Jeff Ramsey, Matt Morrisey


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A/B Loops Now Running

The Loop Streetcar testing on NE Broadway.  Photo courtesy Portland Streetcar Inc.
The Loop Streetcar 

This fall, the Portland Streetcar expanded service on both sides of the river. The Central Loop became two new lines: the A Loop and B Loop. When the new routes opened on September 12th, they started carrying riders between Portland’s East and West sides and connecting popular Portland destinations via the new Tilikum Crossing.

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New Art Gallery

Eliot is becoming more of a cultural destination every day.  On October 2nd, Eliot’s newest art gallery opened its doors in the building that houses Bridges Café. Lloydean Presents art gallery, is owned and operated by Jullie Lloydean.  Former office manager turned gallery owner, Lloydean is excited to start her next epic journey with a creative space that hopefully will be officially included in First Friday Eastside Artwalk. Lloydean is trying to get First Friday to expand their boundaries to include her gallery.  The gallery will be open  Tuesday through Friday noon to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00pm.

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Brief History of Cascadia’s Garlington Center

Cascadia Garlington Center
Cascadia Garlington Center

From outward appearances, Cascadia’s  Garlington Center rests quietly along today’s lively Northeast Martin Luther King Junior  Boulevard. But inside the center’s front doors is a bustling lobby where every week, hundreds of people go to get the help they need to deal with challenges ranging from mental illness to recovering from drug or alcohol addictions.

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Update: 7th and Russell

7th and Russell
Proposed development on 7th and Russell

Dan Neal, developer from Paradigm Properties in Eugene, has notified the neighbors around NE 7th and Russell that excavation will begin shortly for the development of the 6 story building that has been planned to be built among the single family homes on the border of Eliot and Irvington neighborhoods.

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