Emanuel Hospital representatives recently met with the Eliot Land Use Committee for their annual report. They are about to embark on a major expansion on the West side of their campus (by Kerby, near I-5). They will be building a large building on the site with even more parking and a new burn center that would be the first renovation for that center in a long time. The building looks like a giant wall, but it is not in an area that usually has people walking in it so maybe that is ok. Members of the committee were not excited about the design of the building, however the improvements to the hospital sound really exciting and it is a huge asset to have a top tier hospital in the area.
This spring, Eliot neighbors will once again gather to refresh the landmark intersection painting. “Eliot Community Crossing” is at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue and NE Tillamook Street It will be an experience you will not want miss, filled with painting, eating, music, and fun for the whole family. Join us and invite your friends and family to share in this memorable and unique Portland experience. This will be the last repainting for two years due to sewage repairs in 2017.
Portland’s dark dreary nights will soon glow brightly with a dynamic new festival. The Willamette Light Brigade, stewards of the Morrison Bridge’s nightly color lighting displays, is presenting Portland’s First Annual “Portland Winter Light Festival” on February 3rd-6th sponsored by Portland General Electric and powered by PGE renewable energy.
According to the Greater Portland Pulse, there were over 190,000 people aged 65 and older living in the Portland metro area as of the 2010 census. By 2030, that number is expected to grow to almost 395,000.