By Ruth Eddie
Imagine public parks, affordable housing and local business tucked between the large concrete buildings in the Rose Quarter. Imagine a public waterfront park on the east side of the Willamette and a cap over I-5. This is the vision of Albina Vision Trust. The vision looks 50 years into the future, but the work has already begun.
Continue reading Albina Vision Trust
By Erin Moore
OnPoint Community Credit Union opened a new, full-service Portland branch on NE Fremont Street at N. Williams Avenue on August 30, 2018. Located in the walkable and bike-friendly North Williams Corridor, the branch features a bike-thru teller window. This is OnPoint’s second new branch in Portland’s vibrant eastside, having opened its Hawthorne branch in May of 2018.
Continue reading OnPoint Community Credit Union Expands Presence in Portland’s Eastside with New Fremont and Williams Branch
By Matt Morrissey
Our neighborhood is in the midst of significant tree planting due to the initiative of local residents, some businesses and Friends of Trees. On March 9 Friends of Trees held its annual residential planting event with volunteers from the community. It’s never too early to sign up for street or yard trees for next winter’s planting at friendsoftrees.org, or you can contact me, one of the volunteer neighborhood coordinators for Friends of Trees in Eliot, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about trees for your home.
Continue reading New Trees for Eliot Thanks to Friends of Trees
By Jennifer Moffatt
$4.3 million raised to provide whole health care services in NE Portland
At a moving ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by 250 supporters, including federal and county officials and community partners, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare celebrated the opening of its new Garlington Campus, home to the Garlington Health Center and Garlington Place Apartments, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Northeast Portland.
Continue reading With Laughter and Tears, Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Community Champions and Opening of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Garlington Campus
This column features businesses in Eliot and just beyond our neighborhood’s borders to help our residents learn what exciting businesses and opportunities are located in and around our amazing neighborhood.
This issue we focus on women-owned businesses in and around Eliot. See the list below for other women-owned businesses to check out.
Continue reading Within and Beyond the Borders of Eliot—Women-Owned Businesses
By James Posey, BPI Board Chair
Truly, the Black Parent Initiative (BPI) has much to be thankful for. We are so grateful for the unwavering support of so many community members, donors and friends. Please let us take this opportunity to update you on our progress and challenges.
Continue reading Black Parent Initiative Welcomes New Board of Directors and Advisory Board
The Land Use and Transportation Committee’s May meeting has been canceled. LUTC’s next meeting is scheduled for June 10th at 7 pm and will be held at 120 NE Knott Street.
By Ryan Gallagher
We believe childhood should be a time of limitless exploration. There’s something magical about the wide-eyed curiosity and unbridled energy when children discover new possibilities. As caretakers of this next generation, we invest our time and resources so our kids get the opportunity to try new things, follow their interests, develop skills, and expand their horizons -not only to grow their individual abilities but to enrich their characters and forge relationships with others. It’s not about keeping them occupied or busy, it’s about finding what inspires them to be truly enthralled in an experience. All the while seeking peace-of-mind, as parents and guardians, that we’ve left them in a safe, well looked after environment until we return.
Continue reading Growing Upwards—Resources for Summer and All Year Long
By Ryan Gallagher
Did you know Irving Park is one of Portland’s oldest parks without a community-led Friends group?
That will soon to be changing, as motivated neighbors across the Irvington, Sabin, King, and Eliot neighborhoods come together to officially establish Friends of Irving Park.
Continue reading Friends of Irving Park
Priced Out, a documentary examining fifteen years of gentrification here in Portland, will be screened at the Leaven Community Center on May 2nd at 7:00 PM.
By Vicki Guinn
In the middle of the afternoon, about 60 Legacy Emanuel physicians, security officers, nurses, therapists and more gathered for the inaugural Schwartz Center Rounds. A palliative care physician warmly greeted attendees followed by co-facilitators who explained usual ground rules of confidentiality, listening without judgment and silencing pagers and cell phones, to focus on being together and creating a safe place to share the challenges of caring for patients.
Continue reading Legacy Emanuel Launches Schwartz Center Rounds for Compassionate Care
By Matthew Gough
To accommodate public sewer construction North Vancouver Avenue between Russell and Hancock streets, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will continue to detour traffic away from the construction zone Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Travelers trying to reach a home or business in the closed area are allowed to drive past closure points, but should expect delays. The detour is expected to continue through May 2019.
Continue reading Eliot Sewer and Stormwater Project
By Shireen Hasan
Eliot residents, the community, along with the support of a community organization, and members of St. Philip the Deacon Church have teamed up to grow food at the church, located at 120 NE Knott Street. Plans are underway for diversified community participation with gardening plots for African Americans, church members, houseless, disabled, veterans, community, and youth. The gardening members are asking the community and Eliot neighbors to donate gardening materials and supplies. They are also inviting folks to volunteer any of their time to building garden beds, helping with the garden set up, and gardening maintenance for this activity project. Let’s pitch in and feed the community! For more information contact the coordinator, Shireen Hasan: email@example.com.
By Lauren Mullen
Hello Eliot Neighbors, sadly, this will be my last Adopt-A-Block update for the Eliot News as I am moving. The good news is that Jody Guth will be taking on this program. Jody has been a member of the Eliot Community for 30 years! She is a much-loved dog walker whom you have undoubtedly seen around Eliot or Irvington. I met Jody when I was taking my dog, Jazper, on a walk, and the funny thing about that encounter was she was diligently picking up cigarette butts. It was raining, but that was not a deterrent. I thanked her for doing the clean-up and that was when I started picking up trash in earnest on my block.
Continue reading Adopt a Block Update—Changing of the Guard
Please join the Eliot Livability Team on Earth Day 2019.
Help us beautify our neighborhood and protect our waters and wildlife from hazardous trash. Volunteers from near and far are invited to attend this litter pick-up event, sponsored by SOLVE. Eliot residents, come out to meet your neighbors and show some neighborhood pride! Refreshments and all supplies will be provided.
Continue reading Earth Day Eliot Litter Clean-up Event