Boise Eliot Native Grove Update: Happy Sunny Day!

By Andrine and Howard de la Rocha

After our snowy and icy February, it looks as if spring is coming our way! We’ve used some of our Patron funding to acquire wood chips from ChipDrop, which were in abundance after the ice storm knocked so many branches and trees down. Thanks to New Seasons for donating cardboard for the sheet mulching. 

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FREE Covid-19 Vaccines Available Friday May 28 10 am – 5 pm for Ages 12 and Up

By Desiree S. – University Park resident and Vaccine Event Promoter/Organizer

Wanted to share with you all from a neighbor/friend’s suggestion to help spread the word. This event at Holy Redeemer School (cosponsored by Immunize Oregon, Legacy Health, and Holy Redeemer School) is open to the general public and for those who are eligible for their 1st or 2nd Pfizer Covid Vaccine, ages 12 and up. 


There are many appointments still available. Also walk-ins are welcome. Not just for North Portland residents, any eligible persons who are interested in attending.


We would greatly appreciate it if you could share with your neighbors by any means (social media, email, etc.) 
Thanks, in advance, for your time and consideration!

Place: Holy Redeemer School Gymnasium , 107 N Rosa Parks Way

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Schedule your vaccine: Click HERE


What’s So Scary about RIP?

Previous editions of the Eliot News have discussed Portland’s new, and novel, Residential Infill Project (RIP). On paper, it changes the zoning code to allow “higher” density development on what we normally consider single-family lots and associated neighborhoods. The objective is to address the “missing middle” of housing options between single-family homes and large apartment blocks by mixing other multi-family dwelling types amongst single-family homes. Two of the obvious examples of this are Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and “flag” lots, both of which incorporate new dwelling units on a single lot.

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Lonesome Pictopia – Modern Wallpaper with Historic, Botanical Flair

Does spring make you want to redecorate your house? Ever want to make your wall space pop with a design that speaks to you and honors the nature surrounding you? Melanie Nead accomplishes that with her company, Lonesome Pictopia. The custom wallpaper company has recently ramped up and the studio is in Lower Albina on N Russell Street.

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Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden Moves Forward with Clean-Up and 501(c)3 Designation

Well, progress is happening at the Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden. Kate Thompson, the organizer of the garden restoration, says, “John Barker, the garden designer got the Hardy Plant Society to approve the memorial garden as a 501(c)3 under their umbrella and the society has approved some funds for plantings but we will need more.”

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Ladybug Nature Walks for Kids 6 and Under – Spring & Summer Schedule

By Portland Parks and Recreation

2021 Ladybug Nature Walks have begun! Join us!

Walks resumed the first week of February 2021. The schedule is listed below. Please make sure to read all COVID-19 requirements if you plan to register for a walk this winter or spring!

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Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda 5/17/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Tess Fields) Presentation from HomeShare Oregon
  • Neighborhood updates
    • LUTC
    • Dawson Park Concerts?
    • Street Painting – are still going to do this?
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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2021-04-12 LUTC Minutes

Attendees: 

  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Phil
  • Mike
  • Julie D
  • Andrew C

Minutes:

  • Discussed Development Feedback framework. General agreement on priorities but want more work on when priorities are in conflict.
  • Discussed demolitions/developments at 22 NE Monroe and 209 NE Monroe. Brad to write letters in support of 22 NE Monore and suggesting higher density at 209 NE Monroe.
  • Allan shared Fremont Bridge Reclamation update. Phil to shop idea with some of his contacts. 
  • Approved March minutes

Righting a historical wrong, an update on the Legacy Emanuel property

By Vicki Guinn

HISTORY
The vacant land bordering N. Russell, Williams and Vancouver streets on the Legacy Emanuel campus was once part of a thriving community called Albina that housed most African Americans in Portland and Oregon during the 1940s and 50s. Institutional racism made it illegal and difficult to own land as a minority. With few options beyond Portland’s least desirable areas, African Americans primarily settled in the city’s northeast quadrant. 

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2021-05-10 LUTC Agenda

ENA Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda

May 10th, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm

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  1. 7:00 Open meeting, Welcome guests, Introductions (5 mins)
  2. 7:05 Discuss agenda and accept any additions (5)
  3. 7:10 Discuss DOZA draft and giving feedback (due 5/12) (30)
  4. 7:40 Discuss window covering proposal at Harder site (30)
  5. 8:10 Other updates (15)
    1. I-5 freeway expansion/highway covers
    2. Fremont Bridgehead Reclamation
    3. Crosswalks on Williams
  6. 8:25 Approve past minutes (5)

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Better Half Sandwiches – Though you might want the whole thing

At 25 N Fremont, just north of New Seasons, sits a new sandwich shop with something for everyone. Better Half Sandwiches recently opened by first-time restaurant owners Alan Osborn and Kelly Haarsager. Alan grew up in Portland and Kelly moved here from Austin, Texas. The couple first met working at Whole Foods and both have experience in the restaurant industry and grocery retail.

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