Thanks to Fresh Paint, our new partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), three artists will paint temporary murals on Open Signal’s exterior west wall, a highly prominent site that faces Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
On Saturday, May 13, the Eliot Neighborhood Association held its annual Spring Clean Up event. Close to 30 volunteers gathered in the Legacy Emanuel Parking Lot at the corner of N Williams and N Graham for four hours to collect residents junk, reusable household items and furniture, books, toys, bicycles, clothes and shoes. Residents came in cars, trucks and even on bikes with awesome trailers!
New residents to Northeast Portland may not know that Williams Avenue in the 1960’s was very different than the Williams Avenue of today. In 2015 we posted an article from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. This is an update to that article.
A few months ago Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and members of Eliot neighborhood met to discuss trash and livability issues in our inner northeast neighborhoods. Eliot has seen an increase in litter and debris related to the Moda Center and homelessness. We agreed to talk to Central City Concern about their Clean Start Program.
A series of posts about places where you can buy, borrow or donate books in and around our amazing neighborhood.
The east side of Portland has an affinity for buildings that are painted outlandishly bright colors. It is necessary in a city that has more overcast days in a year than sunnier ones. Another essential aid for surviving the melancholy Portland winter is books. Add a lime green coat of paint and books together and you get Microcosm Publishing on Williams and Graham. Microcosm Publishing is an independent publishing house that highlights skill-building, telling hidden histories, and fostering creative pursuits by publishing books about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice.
On May 18th, in the basement of the Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church, city representatives met with neighborhood homeowners, community leaders, city planners, and local historians to discuss the precarious future of the neighborhood’s homes. Finding the city’s properties with historic significance and protecting them from development is the goal of a new grant-funded partnership between the city’s Historic Preservation Program and the Architectural Heritage Center.
Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
July 10, 2017
There will be no Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting this month. Enjoy the summer weather!
Eliot Neighborhood Association
Land Use and Transportation Committee
Meeting Minutes from June 12, 2017, respectively submitted by Allan Rudwick, Chair
Meeting was called to order by Chair Allan Rudwick at 7:03 PM
A quorum of the Committee was present at times, including Clint, Allan, Phil, Laurie and Montserrat. Also preset were several residents and representatives from All USA Architecture and Bridge Housing.
The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) walking program is a research study for African Americans aged 55 or older (Oregon Health & Science University IRB#16980). Raina Croff, PhD is the Principal Investigator. SHARP participants will engage in community memory building while walking through historically Black neighborhoods in North and Northeast Portland. Participants will view images of African American community in Portland from 1940 to 2010, and engage in small-group conversation about what it was like to live and work in those communities as they walk through those communities.
It’s time for Summer Free For All! Come out and enjoy an evening of live music or watching a fun movie in your neighborhood Dawson Park. Portland Parks & Recreation and the Dawson Park Summer Events Committee are bringing you 3 concerts and one movie this summer. These events are Free To The Public and are a great way to spend an evening out in the neighborhood. Concerts start at 6:30 pm and the food vendors on site will be Po’Shines and Island Daydream Shaved Ice. During movie night, live performances by local musicians and free popcorn begin at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at dusk.