Eliot Bike Boulevard

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is looking at Northeast Rodney Avenue as a future bike boulevard.

Such a designation could mean a variety of changes to calm traffic. Speed bumps, traffic circles and street resurfacing would be possibilities.

A bike boulevard designation could also include improvements to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross Fremont at Rodney.

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Stanton Street shooting update (2)

Portland Police Officer Pete Helzer told the Eliot Neighborhood Association meeting on June 11 that a shooting a day earlier in Eliot stemmed from a graduation party that included underage drinking.

The party included an estimated 100 young people. A fight outside was followed by gunshots and one superficial wound. Partygoers also fought with police.

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The Portland Fruit Tree Project

There is a lot of fruit growing on trees in Portland, but every year, thousands of pounds of this delicious organic food ends up in a sticky mess in yards and on sidewalks.

The Portland Fruit Tree Project organizes people in Portland to gather fruit before it falls, and make it available to those who need it most. The project registers fruit trees around the city, coordinates harvesting parties and offer workshops in pruning and fruit preservation.

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Blazer Draft Lottery Party in Eliot

Residents across Oregon celebrated the unbelievable good luck of the Portland Trail Blazers in the recent NBA Draft Lottery.  But a Lottery party in a new Eliot establishment was probably among the most enthusiastic.

Venue Restaurant & Sports Bar at 2808 NE MLK Blvd. was the site of the Blazer’s official Draft Lottery party, and the excitement was captured on You Tube.

The Draft party will be held at the Rose Garden on June 28th. The Blazers are widely expected to select one of two potential superstars, Greg Oden or Kevin Durant.

Stanton Street shooting update

Portland Police Officer Pete Helzer offers additional details about the shooting that occurred early June 10:

The facts as we know them are that 19 shots were fired from 4 different guns.  The first 9-1-1 call was received at about 1:40 a.m. It was a report of a fight near 65 N.E. Stanton Street, and following it were multiple calls of shots in the area.

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Man shot

A man was shot in the leg during a large party over the weekend.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to television reports.
The shooting was near Northeast Stanton and Rodney, according to KOIN TV .

About 100 people were at the party when a fight broke out, according to police.

Someone pulled out a gun. A man whom police did not identify was shot. His injuries were  not life threatening.

Police did not make any arrests.

New Lloyd Farmers Market

The business community in Portland’s Lloyd District is organizing a new farmers market that will start July 3, 2007 in the Oregon Square courtyard (NE Holladay St. Between 7th and 9th) next to the Max Line.

The market will run every Tuesday from 10-2 (previously 2-6) through the end of September or October. Come and shop for locally grown fruits, veggies and more.

For more information, please contact:

David Hudson


(971) 673-1031.

Toro Bravo: New Eliot restaurant

The latest restaurant to call Eliot home is Toro Bravo , a Spanish-inspired tapas eatery that just opened at 120 N.E. Russell St. next to the Wonder Ballroom.

The Portland Tribune gave it a great review last week.

I’ve only tried the gin martini, and it was excellent. But I’m looking forward to going back for the food.

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Portland Police Community Survey

The Police Bureau began conducting its 2007 Community Survey on Friday, May 26.

The telephone survey of approximately 1,400 Portland residents is administered for the Police Bureau by Portland State University, and is expected to be concluded by June 30, 2007.

Information on the survey is posted on the Police Bureau’s Web site:


Please visit the site or call the Strategic Services Division at 503-823-0283 for additional

For those contacted for the survey, thank you for your participation!

— Captain Keith Morse, Strategic Services Division, Portland Police Bureau