For the last year, St. Philip the Deacon has been a member of the Leaven Community Land & Housing Coalition. We have worked with other faith communities to change city code as a part of the Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities grant. We successfully lobbied for changes to city code to allow faith communities to use their abundant land to build affordable housing.
Pretty in Pink would describe this woman, the amazing Minister Kim Meyers. Meyers is one of the top-ranking African American women in the nation working with one of the most prestigious and prominent companies, Mary Kay. Mary Kay is known for empowering women from all walks of life and cultures to become their own boss, reach their highest potential, and make their dreams come true!
Already a member of the Eliot Neighborhood Association Board, entrepreneur Jimmy Wilson is the newest member of the NECN Board of Directors. Hey Neighbor! spoke with him recently about his vision of community leadership, his experience in the local business economy, and his family roots in North and Northeast neighborhoods.
Need a winter or spring activity for you and your toddlers and preschoolers? Ladybug Nature Walks are perfect for those who want to explore nature with their kids led by a trained educator. These walks are geared to the children with an adult who assists in guiding them along as they explore.
Almost every day during Covid I have run past TwentySix Café, the local coffee shop near my house. I used to visit more frequently when I would walk my dog stopping to catch up with a couple of friends, chat with some acquaintances, grab a cup of tea and a dog treat. Then I’d carry on with my walk. I was always refreshed after those short visits but still, I felt like something was missing. It is hard to take the time and be present on most days of our life. Our busy schedules, thoughts of work, and worrying about far-away family and friends keep us from seeing what’s important and right under our noses.
Online school this year has been pretty weird and also pretty annoying. Doing online school, for me at least, feels less fun and more difficult than normal school. It’s been difficult to do all of the work of school without any of the fun parts like getting to hang out with friends, getting to watch movies in class or any fun school events.
Earlier this year Baileywick Properties pioneered the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels for small apartment construction. CLTs have been used in a handful of larger projects in Portland, but this is believed to be a first for a small project where construction costs are critical. In this case, they were used to speed the building process and reduce the disruption of neighbors. (see the picture of the first week’s construction).
There’s a new restaurant in Eliot! The owners are John-Fletcher “Fletch” Halyburton, a former operations director in the Toro Bravo restaurant group, and his sister, Emily Peterson, a North Carolina-based wine industry veteran and the name is an homage to John’s aunts. Lottie and Zula’s is serving up amazing breakfast sandwiches, tantalizing lunch options, and now Sunday dinners.
On February 13 from 10 am – 2 pm, Emmanuel Church will be hosting a Free Health Clinic with our partners Compassion Connect. We are asking everyone to help us to spread the word amongst your family, friends, community, and network. Emmanuel Church is located at 1033 N Sumner Street and is on bus line 72.
They are also seeking health related service providers who are interested in tabling at the event and also volunteers who would be interested in volunteering their services for this event. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in tabling or volunteering you can have them to contact Shannon Olive via email before next Thursday, Feb. 11th.
They are also seeking dental services, so if you know of any agency or provider who would be interested in providing their services to our guests at the event please let Shannon know. Attached is a flier to help to get the word out. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask and reach out to Shannon Olive via email.
This free clinic is not for emergency care and if you have any Covid symptoms or have been exposed to Covid, please do not attend this event.
We’ve seen a lot of divisiveness in 2020 nationally, but even locally it has been hard for many people to see eye-to-eye with their neighbors. I’m hoping in 2021 we find some common ground to work towards addressing some of the problems facing Portland.
We are unquestionably in the middle of winter and experiencing shorter days and chillier weather. When the days get darker, I try to remember to treat myself to something nice. Luckily, there are lots of options to support your winter cheer without having to leave the neighborhood.
The efforts to restore and update the Gladys McCoy Memorial Garden continue with generous support from the NIKE Athlete volunteers, John Barker and others. The Athletes energetically maintain the garden with trash removal and leaf raking and debris removal on a regular basis. (We congratulate them on the reopening of their store, which was closed by the pandemic and vandalized after the murder of George Floyd.)
Feed the Masses is a non-profit organization that has been preparing thousands of free meals to those in need since 2015. Before Covid, they also offered affordable cooking classes to adults and kids but had to pivot when the pandemic hit.
Each October at our General Assembly Meeting we elect the new Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Directors. This year we have two new members that were not on our board last year. Below are their bios, their interests and why they wanted to join the board. We are always looking for new board members and also volunteers to join one of our committees.