By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team “The Fix-It Fairs are a great resource for neighbors who want to learn how to save money, keep their families healthy and improve their homes,” Arianne Sperry reported. She should know. Arianne is a city employee and nearby neighbor – just four blocks into Woodlawn neighborhood –
By Joel Dippold | CNA Media Team Perfectly timed for Black History Month, February brings multiple screenings of the new film “Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon.” The documentary is part time capsule, part breaking news. It offers glimpses of street scenes that have either been demolished or remodeled beyond recognition, and might
By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team You are sure you hear Frank Sinatra croon “My Way” as you enter furniture store A Life Designed (ALD). Owner and curator Randy Sloan created ALD 4.5 years ago while living in Scottsdale, Arizona. His style leans toward “sophisticated man cave,” Randy explained. “Martinis, the Rat Pack,
By Dan Werle | CNA Media Team Tucked away in a cozy, smartly organized, annexed building off 30th Avenue on t he south side of Killingsworth Street sits Gnome’s Home, one of Concordia’s best kept secret surpluses of enrichment, energy and promise. The building has historically been used as a learning center for young children,
By Marsha Sandman | CNA Media Team Three days per week Helen Hor ton, a delightful senior citizen, leaves the easy comfort of retirement to volunteer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s two gift shops. For the past 28 years, Helen has worked behind the scenes pricing and stocking the two shops that together gross
By Rachel Richards | CNA Media Team Mary Tompkins has lived in Concordia for 27 years. She has worked within the criminal justice system for 30 years, and has been in her current role of crime prevention coordinator for inner northeast Portland with the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement for the past 12. Her position
By Kelley Duron CNews Special Writer A handsome Irish doctor flees to Brazil to avoid a murder conviction for euthanizing his wife’s lover/brother who was suffering an agonizing brain tumor. The doctor then moves to the United States where he lives in New York, Los Angeles, and finally opens a successful pub in northeast Portland.
There’s no January issue of CNews headed your way. We gave our volunteer writers December off to spend the holidays with families and friends. HOWEVER, we aren’t missing a beat on the community calendar that you usually find on Page 12. Find it here instead!
By Karen Wells | CNA Media Team Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) selected Alberta Park to be the first in a series of 10 parks to receive facelifts via the inclusion of nature trails. Three ma i n goals will direct the project located adjacent to Alberta Park’s playground area: Reduce water, fertilizer, herbicide use and
By Joel Dippold | CNA Media Team Walk out the front door of McMenamins Kennedy School and, in a few blocks, you’ll come to the intersection of 28th Avenue and Jarrett Street. All around you are the tall firs and Tudor bungalows so common here. But you probably won’t notice them. You’ll be staring at