By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team Shannon Guirl lights up the world. And it all started with inspiration from Alberta Street. Shannon grew up in Chicago and traveled through Europe prior to landing in Brooklyn to work on film and television documentaries like “Bowling for Columbine” and “Shut Up and Sing” about The
By Garlynn Woodsong | Chair, CNA LUTC I’m a planner who specializes in the impacts of urban development on greenhouse gas emissions. As a realtor and a general contractor, I spend a lot of time on job sites talking to people in the trades, in offices with professionals hearing about the latest technology, then installing
By Dan Werle | CNA Media Team In January, 42nd Avenue welcomed Tiny Moreso to its ever-growing, diverse community. The café is tucked just inside the southwest corner of the Cully neighborhood, between (com)motion & Caribbean Spice. The sunny, cozy new home to Rawdacious Desserts provides a unique, healthy option for drinks, small plates and sweets.
By Vanessa Miali | CNA Media Team From its inception at Burning Man to a fixture on Alberta Street, Frock has become one of the most unique stores in Portland for clothing, gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures. Last month, Frock celebrated its 15th anniversary, and this month begins a 1,000-square-foot expansion. Co-owners Angie Heiney and Ali
By Steve Elder | CNA Media Team Seven Rivers Barbecue is the eponymous creation of Seven Rivers. Yes, he gave his name to his food cart, a mix of the conventional and the unconventional. The conventional is that Seven cooks and sells fine barbecue. Seven will tell you he makes brisket primarily, but the ribs
By Steve Elder | CNA Media Team In the near future you’ll be seeing more TriMet buses in the neighborhood, but they won’t be just picking up and delivering passengers. TriMet is in the process of having a new bus operations facility in the neighborhood for bus storage and maintenance. It will be on the
By Rachel Richards | CNA Media Team Red Fox Vintage opened in 2010 at 3014 N.E. Killingsworth St. and is owned by local women Erin Beauchamp and Jodi Newton. Both were vintage vendors who said they opened the shop to create a space that has a mellow atmosphere with great customer service and great shopping.
By Greg Raisman | Portland Livable Streets Specialist Get ready for another summer of fun, art and delicious food at Last Thursdays on Alberta! Some of the highlights this season include: more local art, new and free interactive activities, and a special Native American culture and art area. We are especially excited for a new
By Vanessa Miali | CNA Media Team He is a fixture in Concordia. You’ve likely seen him playing his cello outside of New Seasons, at the Portland Saturday Market or at any number of other local festivals or farmers markets. Martin Watkinson has played the cello since he was 5 and, if you haven’t heard
By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team What do you do if you have spare time and love animals? You volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society (OHS). Concordian Diane Hogan has been volunteering at the OHS cattery for the past 23 years. Her love of animals started when she was four with a dog,