Intersection Repaint Block Party

Freshly Painted Community Crossing
Freshly Painted Community Crossing

Celebrate as we bring the Eliot Community Crossing intersection crossing back to life! Join the fun as Eliot neighbors potluck and paint, block party style. This is a family friendly event with live music, free food & drink from local businesses, kid activities and more!

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Eliot Repaints the Street this Spring

Freshly Painted Community Crossing
Freshly Painted Community Crossing

This spring, Eliot neighbors will once again gather to refresh the landmark intersection painting.  “Eliot Community Crossing” is at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue and NE Tillamook Street  It will be an experience you will not want miss, filled with painting, eating, music, and fun for the whole family.   Join us and invite your friends and family to share in this memorable and unique Portland experience. This will be the last repainting for two years due to sewage repairs in 2017.

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Proposed Development

Development in North Eliot.  P - proposed, C - under construction.  CS- construction staging.
Development in North Eliot. P/Pr – proposed, C – under construction. CS- construction staging.

There are quite a few projects going up right now in and around Eliot.  North Eliot is getting most of the action. The two proposed large six-plus story tower developments at NE Fremont and Williams as well as the project at NE 7th and Russell have driven the most uproar.  However, there are a number of  other developments being proposed  or already under construction.

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Intersection Painting Save the Date

Save the date for the upcoming intersection repaint block party for the Eliot Community Crossing, intersection of NE Tillamook and Rodney Ave. as a part of the city wide City Repair’s Village Building Convergence.

Can you believe that we are four weeks away from our 3rd annual block paint party? Time sure is flying by! Looking forward to seeing the many familiar and new faces of Eliot neighborhood.

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Growing Food and Community

Eliot is home to two cooperative gardens offering opportunities to learn how to grow amazing produce, meet wonderful neighbors, reap the benefits of the harvest, as well as give back to your neighbors in need. Unlike community gardens, where everyone has separate plots which are rented for a fee and planted, tended and harvested by the individual gardener, in cooperative gardens members make decisions, work, plant and harvest together.

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Repainting the Street this Spring

This spring, Eliot neighbors will once again gather to refresh the landmark intersection painting.

“Eliot Community Crossing” is at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue and NE Tillamook Street.  It will be an experience you will not want miss, filled with painting, eating, music, and fun for the whole family.   Join us and invite your friends and family to share in this memorable and unique Portland experience.

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Community Crossing Painting

Community Crossing 2014
Volunteers during the Street Repainting at Tillamook and Rodney

This past June, neighbors gathered at the Eliot Community Crossing, the intersection located at NE Tillamook Street and Rodney Avenue, bringing last year’s installed pavement art back to life. The entire repainting process, which took a whopping twelve hours to complete, was a culmination of countless hours by many committed neighborhood volunteers and months of planning.

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The John Antonio House

Historic Homes & Buildings: The John Antonio House
The Second Oldest House in Eliot

The John Antonio House
The John Antonio House on NE Tillamook with snow in January 2007

There is one small old house tucked away inside our architecturally diverse neighborhood that could escape being noticed during a walk. It is not a fancy Victorian-era house loaded with gingerbread but a simple cottage with a shallow bay window in front. The Antonio Cottage can be found in the middle of the block on the south aide of NE Tillamook between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and NE 7th Avenue at number 528. The house sits on one of the earliest blocks developed when the “Townsite of Albina” was laid out in 1873. Research has revealed that this is the second oldest structure known in our neighborhood.

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Repainting Eliot Community Crossing

Street Painting
Street Painting

This year, Eliot Neighbors will once again be participating in Portland’s “Village Building Convergence” by means of repainting last year’s installation at the intersection of NE Rodney Avenue & NE Tillamook Street (Eliot Community Crossing). Everyone is invited to join us and pitch in!

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Street Painting a Huge Success!

By Nancy Zimmermann Chung

Street Painting June 1 2013
Street Painting June 1 2013

On the June 1st, dozens of neighbors gathered at NE Rodney and NE Tillamook to create Eliot’s first intersection painting. The twelve-hour effort, running from six o’clock in the morning to six o’clock in the afternoon, was the culmination of months of designing, signature gathering, and other planning efforts. This month, we finally put paint to pavement, transferring our vibrant graphic to the street. We hope that it brightens the path for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the year!

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Intersection Painting Update

By Nancy Zimmermann Chung

Intersection Painting
Tillamook and Rodney Intersection Painting

This year, Eliot Neighbors are participating in Portland’s “Village Building Convergence”. Our project is an intersection painting at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue & NE Tillamook Street. Everyone is invited to join us and pitch in!

Where: NE Rodney Ave. & NE Tillamook St.
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 10am – ?
What: Intersection painting and neighborhood block party, with free food provided by local grocers and eateries!

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Intersection Painting

Tillamook Intersection Painting
Tillamook Intersection Painting 1st Draft

By Nancy Zimmermann Chung 

The neighbors of Southern Eliot are working on a new Intersection Repair proposal this spring. In collaboration with the Portland-based nonprofit City Repair, we are planning to paint the intersection at NE Rodney & NE Tillamook Streets. If you live within a few blocks of the proposed intersection, you have probably already seen our flyers on your doorstep.

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