By Karen Wells | CNA Media Team The 1984 Malcolm X mural, “Black Pride,” features the iconic face of the influential civil and human rights activist of the 1960s. His original family name was Little, and he was a charismatic and outspoken leader in the Nation of Islam, the Black Muslim faith tradition. Malcolm’s face
By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team The problem is concrete. Paved surfaces contribute to storm-water pollution, whereby rainwater carries toxic urban pollutants to local streams and rivers, greatly degrading water quality and riparian habitats. Pavement also disconnects us from our natural world. The solution is clear. The removal of impervious pavements will reduce
By Rob Rogers | CNA Media Team Walking along 42nd Avenue, Los Pepitos Locos’ vibrant red storefront catches your eye. Peek inside and you will find head chef and owner Jose Verde fastidiously prepping and preparing generous portions of international dishes made with farm fresh ingredients featuring courses with Latin American, South American and Central
By Steve Elder | CNA Media Team They make the tortillas at Taco Pedaler by hand. One at a time. The philosophy of the taqueria and bar at 5427 N.E. 42nd is to prepare food by hand, using locally sourced ingredients. Taco Pedaler doles out meaty, vegetarian and vegan tacos; quesadillas; rice and beans; salads;
By Karen Wells | CNA Media Team The trees of Concordia University have stories. Those stories are about how Frank W.J. Sylwester – president of Concordia University from 1905 to 1946 – acquired an eclectic inventory of trees for the campus. The grand Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana) is the sentry on Luther Hall Green.
By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team The small crew of two year olds and five year olds embarked on their journey around Whitaker Ponds. Part of Ladybug Nature Walks, they set out to discover what moss feels like, what a beaver chew is, how to touch thistle so it won’t poke you. Rain
By Thomas Buell Jr. | CNA Media Team It’s just after lunchtime on a recent Friday afternoon as a line of about 25 fifth graders on bicycles rolls cautiously onto the streets of Concordia from Faubion School. Under the watchful eye of teachers and volunteers, the young cyclists ride along Holman Street, across 33rd Avenue
By Dan Werle | CNA Media Team For decades, off- road cycling enthusiasts in Portland have been at loggerheads with city officials and residents who don’t ride mountain bikes about what many see as a lack of safe, fun, easily-accessible nonpaved riding areas within Portland. In response to these concerns, and to better understand the
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I ’m sorry Finn the cat is missing. Is he an ambassador for outdoor cats because he’s friendly and appealing? That’s not good enough for me. I’d be devastated to lose my cat, but she doesn’t go outside. Many of us love cats and birds both, but we have come to understand our responsibility to