Cleanup Thanks

Another successful neighborhood  cleanup is history, and all the paperwork is (finally) completed. In all, we removed nearly nine tons of debris from the neighborhood, and added about $500 to our coffers.

As always, many people came together to make this possible.

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Eliot Neighborhood Street Names

We live and work on them. We¬† walk, bicycle, and drive on them, but how many of us know the history behind the streets of Eliot? Here, with help from the book Portland Names and Neighborhoods: Their Historical Origins, by Eugene E Snyder (Binford and Mort, 1979) are the stories of some of the neighborhood’s more well known streets.

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Eliot Neighborhood Trivia

Questions:

Q1: What still in use structure on MLK had a bit part in a 1993 sleeper hit? What was the building? What was the movie? Bonus: What two word line (arguably one of the best in the movie) was uttered by an extra in that scene?

Q2: What used to be at the site of the Nike outlet store? What happened to it?

Q3: What is the name of the park adjoining Tubman School, and why is it hyphenated?

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