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

November 14, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: November 14, 2022 Fremont Bridgehead Project Presentation – Allan Rudwick Link to Recording: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHMcFXqs7H-qtIZm2BmbDqJJxGnrf3OZ8PYRKGzf5WKas6rQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Permits Eliot Parking Committee Freeway Lawsuit Updating ENA Design Guidelines Action Item: Attendees:

VOA Men’s Residential Center Seeks Amendment from ENA to Participate in New STEP Program

On NE MLK at Sacramento, there is a program that you might have never heard of in the Eliot Neighborhood. The Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Program (MRC) is housed there. This program was set up over 20 years ago when voters in Multnomah County voted to fund residential treatment programs for both Men and … Continue reading VOA Men’s Residential Center Seeks Amendment from ENA to Participate in New STEP Program

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