By Gina Levine CNA | Business Manager The holiday season has begun. That means holiday shopping is gearing up. As you look through these pages of CNews, it’s a sure thing you’ll find a service, event venue or a retailer that offers the perfect gift for even the most particular person on your gift list.
By Tamara Anne Fowler | CNA Media Team When bike enthusiast Dave Stoops moved to Portland from Connecticut in 2002, he was 18 and ready to get out on his own. Dave’s two sisters had already moved here and, when visiting them, Dave had the opportunity to experience the Pacific Northwest. He’d fallen in love
By Rachel Richards | CNA Media Team Visiting NEPO 42 on a Tuesday during daily happy hour, you’ll see couples, families, singles and dogs. And you’ll sense neighborhood camaraderie. Bartender and manager Fred Stephenson greets many who enter by name. “If I don’t know someone’s name, I do know their face,” he said. He’s worked
By Vanessa Miali | CNA Media Team Cully Park is not your ordinary park or location. It’s a $14 million dollar, 25-acre outdoor destination for people of all ages. The neighborhood, at 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street, is one of Oregon’s most ethnically and racially diverse, according to Portland Parks & Recreation. It is also
By Karen Wells | CNA Media Team What is an “adverse childhood experience (ACE)?” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines it as “any act which harms or threatens a child.” Events that hurt children include any form of violence – social, emotional, psychological, rape, abuse – food insecurity/hunger, family separation/ deportation, or witnessing
By Marsha Sandman | CNA Media Team The season is here for arts and craft shows. Concordia neighborhood is full of artists, designers and makers. Calley Dodero is one of them, and she converts everyday objects into joyful bursts of magic. In her skillful hands, paper is converted into items of wonder. Her fruitful imagination
By Steve Elder CNA Media Team At a time when people are camping on sidewalks – and the mayor has declared Portland is in a housing crisis – there are potentially livable houses here that are near collapse from inattention. There is at least one residential structure in Concordia that’s not even finished, but may
By Garlynn Woodsong | Chair, CNA LUTC Perhaps you remember, or have heard about, when neighborhoods used to mean something in Portland. At one point, neighborhood associations in Portland successfully defeated the Mount Hood Freeway proposal. It would have begun at the ramp that juts out into space at the east end of the Marquam
By Heather Pashley | CNA Treasurer One day a couple of summers ago, I was reading Concordia News and saw that the neighborhood association was looking for a treasurer. I thought, “I’m pretty good with numbers. That sounds like a good way to get involved.” I really had no idea what I was getting into.
By Marsha Sandman | CNA Media Team The Concordia neighborhood loves Halloween. There are treats and tricks all over the place. Concordia University (CU) invites families with children 12 years old and younger to its Halloween festival at the George R. White Library and Learning Center Wednesday, Oct. 31. About 140 student volunteers will transform