Albina Vision Trust Hosts Junteenth, Saturday June 19th

From Albina Vision Trust:

In honor of Junteenth, Albina Vision Trust is hosting three events this Saturday. See below for details! 

After canvassing 10,000 homes in Albina, we are coming together for a virtual panel discussion at 10am: Looking back and moving forward: A teach-in about the future of Portland. With the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project in the background, the workshop will be followed by a postcard writing workshop led by Bruce Poinsette.

Register for your free tickets: here

P.S. Provide your perspective on the highway covers being studied by the Independent Highway Cover Team by participating in the 5 minute survey available here. AVT supports options that repair the urban fabric and restore stolen wealth by maximizing the opportunity for creating developable land.  
Next, there will be a drive-in festival featuring local Black filmmakers. Presented films include the Elijah Hasan and Dr. Renee Mitchell’s Black Nod; Dru Holley’s Where do we go?; and episodes from Heart & Hustle/ Rashad Floyd’s Expressions in Black
Get your movie tickets here! First screening is at 9pm. 

And finally, Sharita Towne will present: Thanking Black Educators in Light & Sound. This will be an honoring of Black educators and visionaries with a projected video collage on the Portland Public Schools HQ building (501 N Dixon). 
Drop by between 10-11:30p – no registration needed! 

We hope to see you Saturday, and Happy Junteenth!

Watch This Space for a New Art Installation

By Sue Stringer and Mike Warwick

North Russell at MLK Blvd

Do you recognize this building? In the past years the ENA Board has talked about getting a mural or some art installed on this wall. It is where NE Russell Street ends on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Baileywick Properties is working on a new art installation on the building. Stay tuned for more details in the next issue.

Also, in our next issue, we will have a map of all the art and murals in the neighborhood. If you have a favorite mural, we’d like it if you could email a photo and location or just the intersection to and we’ll add it to the map.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday 6/21/2021 7:00pm

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Allan Rudwick

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  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Agenda Additions?
  • (Tess Fields) Presentation from HomeShare Oregon
  • (Board) Dawson Park Concert- July 22nd – update
  • Neighborhood updates
    • LUTC
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

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Letter from an Eliot co-Chair

The beginning of the end of the pandemic. A return from social isolation. A year of protest. A year of reflection. America and more locally Eliot has a huge opportunity ahead of us. Things won’t be the same as they were in 2019, but the future is bright: vaccines are coming. While the rollout has been inequitable I am optimistic that the rate of vaccination is reaching an inflection point. Schools will reopen soon. Restaurants and in-person businesses will come back in the not too distant future. Masks might fall by the wayside as soon as this summer. I can’t wait.

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FREE Covid Vaccines (2nd dose AND 1st dose also available) Friday, June 18, 11am – 6pm for ages 12 and older

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

FREE Covid vaccines are available for ages 12 and up.

This event is for anyone needing their 2nd dose who attended the event back in May. ALSO, anyone else needing their 1st or 2nd dose of the PFIZER Covid vaccine is invited to attend.

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. This is not just for North Portland residents, ANY eligible persons who are interested in attending are welcome.

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

Date: Friday, June 18

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Schedule your vaccine: Click HERE

Smokin’ Fire Fish Saved by Collaboration with Tamale Boy in their Ghost Kitchen

Chris Cha, the owner of Smokin’ Fire Fish was almost put out of business because of COVID-19, but the king of collaboration and kindness, Jaime Soltero of Tamale Boy offered his take on a ghost kitchen at the 668 N Russell location.

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An Innovative Home Ownership Option

There isn’t anything about the building at 2021-2025 NE Rodney to indicate it is unconventional, but there is. It is the way the current owners financed its purchase for an affordable price and how that good fortune will be “paid forward.”

Typically, a home is purchased on a “fee simple” basis. You own the home, the land it sits on, and are free to do with it what you will – within the limits of local zoning and building regulations. One of the most important benefits of this form of ownership is that the owner is entitled to all profits upon the sale of the home.

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ENA Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda

June 14th, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm

Zoom Link – Full details below


  1. 7:00 Open meeting, Welcome guests, Introductions (5 mins)
  2. 7:05 Discuss agenda and accept any additions (5)
  3. 7:10 Albina Railyard Relocation Project (~20 min presentation, ~40 min discussion)
  4. 8:10 Other updates (15)
    1. I-5 freeway expansion/highway covers
    2. Fremont Bridgehead Reclamation
    3. Harder window coverings
  5. 8:25 Approve past minutes (5)

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