By Luke Griffin Everyone in Concordia has had the opportunity to watch a house be torn down to make way for new houses, duplexes, and “skinnies,” for better and/or for worse. This is the continued chronicle of my personal experience. The project next door has been going on now for
By Garlynn Woodsong Chair, CNA LUTC There’s a pretty hot topic being discussed now in Portland and in other cities across the nation. It’s Missing Middle Housing, a term coined only a few years ago, in 2012, by architect and urban designer Dan Parolek of Opticos Design in Berkeley, CA.
The Original Halibut’s fish and chips shop at 2529 NE Alberta Street closed last summer and moved down the road to the Piedmont Station Food carts at 625 NE Killingworth Street. They still serve the same menu of fried chips, fish and chowders, but from a bright blue food truck.
Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) Meeting Agenda May 18, 2016 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Community Room – McMennamins Kennedy School Members: Steve Elder (CNA Board – E1), Ben Earle (Secretary), Ken Forcier, Sam Farber-Kaiser, Jeff Hilber, Kirk Paulsen, Ali Novak (CNA Board – AL4), Tyler Bullen, Garlynn
By Jolie Donohue Spring has sprung full force in Portland. In May we are itching to fill up the edible garden for our summer harvest. Tomatoes are a favorite of gardeners everywhere. One of my all time favorite garden quotes comes from public radio show host Mike McGrath “Everybody wants
The life and times of a neighborhood store and its people by Doug Decker, historian This is the third of a four-part series about the early days of the Alberta business district, written by Northeast Portland neighborhood historian Doug Decker. To read more of Doug’s research and writing— or to
Story and photos by Carl Jameson Concordia’s alleys are an underutilized community asset according to Garlynn Woodsong, Chair, CNA Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) and cleaning them up is the first step toward their revitalization. To that end 30 volunteers, mostly students from Concordia University, fanned out over the
More than 400 students, educators, elected officials, and community members gathered on the warm, sunny morning of April 7 to break ground and celebrate the development of a signature new facility for education in Portland. “This is how we turn hope into opportunity,” said City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
Key figure in Fernhill Park Playground Project succumbing to cancer By Rachel Ivey We don’t always know who to thank for the things that make our community what it is. Some fit in so seamlessly or are so vital that it’s hard to imagine ever having been without them. Yet
Chair’s Corner Greetings Neighbor – Thanks for checking back in with me. As you may have already noticed, the Concordia newspaper has been transformed visually to rival any other Portland newsletter now in publication. As CNA Chair, it has been a priority to help us connect with one another, and