ODOT Teases New Highway Covers Options

For many years, The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been planning to do a major widening of I-5 through the “Rose Quarter” (underneath the Flint, Broadway, Weidler, Williams, and Vancouver bridges). This project will be at least $800 Million and cause severe disruption to the southern Eliot Neighborhood if built. Recently,

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PICA ANNOUNCES THE 2021 TIME-BASED ART FESTIVAL

By Leslie Vigeant, PICA Director Marketing and Communications

Dates: September 16–October 3, 2021
Location: Online and In-Person Events
Website: pica.org/tba
Press Contact: Leslie Vigeant, Director of Marketing and Communications
leslie@pica.org


The artists in TBA invite us to be with them—and with each other—with complex
ideas, emotions, and energy, with camaraderie, with questions, with critique, with
refusal, with resistance, with resilience.

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June 2021 LUTC Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

  • Allan R
  • Andrew C
  • Brad B
  • Mike W
  • Mo B

Minutes:

  • Mo shared current status of his project of doing a study of relocating the rail yard. Seems they’re in a holding pattern trying to see if Union Pacific will share info to help them write up a study or if they’re going to go to the media.
  • Mo to share docs with Brad and he’ll forward to the group.
  • Brief discussion on the most recent freeway lid survey (#3).

Dawson Park FREE Concert #3 of 4 this THURSDAY, September 16 5pm

  • Live music by Blue Blazes with MC Joe Bean Keller
  • Family-friendly event
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • Food options:
    • Food cart
    • Hot Dogs by Eliot NA
  • Sponsor notes:

This is the Third of FOUR(4) events this summer/fall. UPcoming: October 7

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

Craftsmanship 105 Years and Counting

Fred Shearer, far right, and Simon Shearer in the derby hat, in a parade in Iowa 1897

The year was 1912, shortly before World War I, when a new chapter in the Shearer family began. Even though Simon Shearer and his son Fred were plasterers by trade, the family moved from Iowa to Oregon to start a potato farm. They landed in Corbett, Oregon, but as the family story goes, they had a blind mule, and the farm didn’t succeed. So, Simon and Fred would travel into Portland to work as plasterers on many iconic buildings and many early 20th century homes that still stand today. Though the business had a few locations in the Portland metro area, the one they resided in the longest is very familiar to our neighborhood. In 1947 they built what we now know as the home of Ex Novo Brewing on Flint just south of Russell. Fred Shearer & Sons remained in the Flint Avenue location until the late 1990s moving to the Beaverton area so their offices and warehouse could be in the same building. However, the business owners still feel connected to northeast Portland and want us to hear their story.

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