Neighborhood History Book in the Works

Roy E. Roos, author of many neighborhood history articles over the last 9 years, is putting together a book on the history of Albina. The old town of Albina was inside today’s Eliot, Boise & King neighborhoods. There has only been a limited amount of history documented about the early days of Albina and there … Continue reading Neighborhood History Book in the Works

The History of the Church at Ivy and Rodney

Like the Eliot Neighborhood in general the church at the corner of Ivy Street and Rodney Avenue has a long and rich history. In 1890 the Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Albina was founded by the German missionary Reverend Edward Doering. The first church building, including a school in the daylight basement, was on … Continue reading The History of the Church at Ivy and Rodney

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 5/16/22

Submitted by Jennifer Wilcox,   APPROVED at the June board meeting Board Present: Jimmy Wilson Jennifer Wilcox Eliot Armstrong Shireen Hasan McFarlane Eric McFarlane Others Present: Greg Stone, Program Director of the VOA MRC,  Amelia Harris Marjorie Ferrini Eric Bloch, Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County, supervising the STEP Court Program Jake Wicks, LCSW Behavioral Health … Continue reading Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 5/16/22

March 14, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

Introductions Present at meeting (non-presenters): Brad Baker Allan Rudwick Jason Cohen Andrew Champion Monique Gaskins PBOT Lloyd Event Parking District Presentation – Kathryn Doherty-Chapman During games/concerts/big conventions – how can we encourage people not to park on the streets? Lloyd focused but touches Eliot. Once PBOT goes before City Council on this, they will seek … Continue reading March 14, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

Public Safety Meeting to be Held at Dishman – Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm

On Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm, the City is hosting a public safety discussion at Matt Dishman Community center on NE Knott street. The public is invited to attend Community Safety Listening & Strategy Session  Eliot Neighborhood  The City of Portland’s Division of Community Safety and Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty’s Office are holding a Community Safety … Continue reading Public Safety Meeting to be Held at Dishman – Wednesday, March 30th at 6pm

Letter from the Editor: Publishing my last issue of the Eliot News

The time has come for me to step down as Editor of The Eliot News. I have enjoyed sharing the neighborhood’s news, introducing new businesses, and telling people’s stories. The people I have met, the history I have discovered, and everything I have learned about being involved in a neighborhood association has been so rewarding.

Historical Traffic Diversion in Boise Neighborhood, Installed and Uninstalled

During the pandemic, I have been doing a lot of reading about the history of my neighborhood, Eliot. I came across a number of plans from the 1960’s and 1970’s that affected inner North Portland. Joseph Cortright put together a 3-part series on how the Oregon Department of Transportation destroyed Albina, the biggest cultural center … Continue reading Historical Traffic Diversion in Boise Neighborhood, Installed and Uninstalled

Paul Knauls: Wall to Wall Soul -Northeast Portland’s Incredibly Generous, Respected Businessman and Honorary Mayor

The history of our neighborhood is somewhat easy to find online if you know where to look. The Oregon Encyclopedia and Wikipedia have entries, and many articles are posted on our Eliot Neighborhood Association website. Then there is the Oral History Project, a series of interviews by the youth of northeast Portland talking to the … Continue reading Paul Knauls: Wall to Wall Soul -Northeast Portland’s Incredibly Generous, Respected Businessman and Honorary Mayor

Historic Billy Webb Elks Lodge Devastated by Fire, Needs Help from Community

By Sue Stringer and Restore Oregon The following is a press release by Restore Oregon which includes the history of the Billy Webb Elks Lodge that sadly was the victim of a fire recently. The Eliot Neighborhood Association has donated funds to the Elks Lodge for restoration. We hope that others will join us in … Continue reading Historic Billy Webb Elks Lodge Devastated by Fire, Needs Help from Community

Portland Charter Review Commission Wants Your Comments (signup by 9/21/21 8am)

Hey, Portland residents!  The Portland Charter Review Commission wants your comments on two topics:  ● Portland’s form of government  ● Portland’s elections system  As of the commission’s August update, fewer than 200 Portlanders have submitted public comments about the city charter. This is an opportunity to change the basics of how local government operates, so … Continue reading Portland Charter Review Commission Wants Your Comments (signup by 9/21/21 8am)