Are you concerned about the recent reports of air toxins in and around Eliot Neighborhood? If so there is an open house and community meeting today, February 18th, hosted by The Multnomah County Health Department and Portland Public Schools. The event starts at 5 pm and will be held at Hariett Tubman Middle School.
Portland’s dark dreary nights will soon glow brightly with a dynamic new festival. The Willamette Light Brigade, stewards of the Morrison Bridge’s nightly color lighting displays, is presenting Portland’s First Annual “Portland Winter Light Festival” on February 3rd-6th sponsored by Portland General Electric and powered by PGE renewable energy.
According to the Greater Portland Pulse, there were over 190,000 people aged 65 and older living in the Portland metro area as of the 2010 census. By 2030, that number is expected to grow to almost 395,000.
There’s a lot going on in Eliot. From events this past summer sponsored by Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Portland Parks and Recs to National Night Out, summer was definitely not boring. Fall gives us a chance to regroup as we start a new school year and we hope to bring to your attention some awareness about new businesses in Eliot, future changes to our neighborhoods and business districts, and unfortunately point out how to avoid the brazen bike thieves that seem to be so very busy lately.
Don’t know who to call to complain about graffiti or abandoned cars or other urban nuisances? Well, there is a “app” for that. The app is provided through PBOT so the reports are limited to abandoned autos, debris in the road, graffiti, illegal parking, park maintenance needs, plugged street drains, potholes, sidewalk complaints and failed or failing streetlights.
After what seemed like an endless, hot summer, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief as temperatures are finally dropping—winter is just around the corner! But before the cold sets in for good, fall is the perfect time to take some easy steps to make your home cozier, healthier and safe for this winter and beyond.
Sadly, Eliot lost a little bit of history March 14th when two adjacent Victorian houses on Tillamook St. suffered devastating fire damage. The two single-story homes at 16 and 20 NE Tillamook near Williams Ave., were both built in 1890 according to Portland Maps.
A wind storm raged through Portland on Thursday causing damage throughout the city and in our neighborhood. Here are a few pictures of the damage taken Friday morning.
Over the next few days you may notice some changes to eliotneighborhood.org as we kick the tires on a new “Look and Feel” of the site. Don’t worry, the great content you have come to love will still be here, and for the most part will be in the same place. Can’t find something? Have a thought on the design? Feel free to comment!
By Maegan Vidal –
The American Heart Association reports that one in every 30,000 to 50,000 high school aged athletes die annually in the U.S. from sudden cardiac arrest.
The Children’s Heart Program at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in partnership with The David Heller Foundation, with generous support from adidas and Health Net of Oregon, present the eighth annual Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening Saturday, October 4, 2014. This year, the Teen Athlete Cardiac Screening is expanding its reach and how it gives back to the community.
By Lindsey Berman
Many of us have ignored the sound of a trickling stream coming from our toilet, or maybe we’ve chosen to overlook those small, slow drips from a bathroom faucet or kitchen sink. After all, how much water do they really waste?
Dreamers Marketplace started out with a big dream of having an open outdoor market in the Summer, an indoor market in the Winter and a pod of Food Carts. Within a year or so most of the vision had vanished. 3 years later it fully came to an end when the final food cart – Pepper Box – packed up.
By Jackie Sandquist
I froze as I looked at the building ablaze across the street. The crackling noise woke us up and the strange orange glow coming from the front of the house got us out of bed. Questions blazed through my head: Is that building really on fire? How can this be? What do we do? I felt its raging heat from a half block away as I frantically shut the windows that faced the five-story wall of flames. Right out there on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, one of the biggest of the four new apartment complexes was burning to the ground at four fifteen on a Thursday morning.