See attached for the Concordia Neighborhood Association’s letter to Portland City Council about Neighborhood System Reform, inspired by the 3.96 code update project. CNA-Neighborhood_System_Comment_Letter-October_3_2019-signed
By Steve Elder | CNA Media Team Veterans Day 2019 will be observed Monday, Nov. 11, and is a federal holiday. This year’s Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I. The holiday was originally known as Armistice Day until World War II, and Korea crowded the calendar. Veterans Day
By Garlynn Woodsong | Video Game Enthusiast It’s no coincidence the acronym for Retro Game Bar is RGB. It describes the red, green and blue connection cables between the collection of vintage gaming consoles and their monitors. Owners Jason and Shira Yovu opened the bar in May at 6720 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
By Grace Aklestad | student Concordia University-Portland As a student participating in service leadership at Concordia University-Portland, I found my place on campus, identified a career path of civil service, and am forever changed as an individual, a leader and a global citizen. Student volunteers seek to build community with and in the immediate Concordia
By Garlynn Woodsong | CNA Board Member, SW1 | CNA LUTC Chair Portland city commissioner Chloe Eudaly ordered the rewrite of city code 3.96, which governs the relationship between the neighborhoods, neighborhood associations, district coalitions, business district associations and elements of the city government. She expressed a desire to increase equity by reshaping who gets
By Suk Rhee | Portland Office of Community & Civic Life Director Love and activism are frequent topics in these pages, whether quoting Muhammad Ali (August) or demonstrated through master recycling (June). The Office of Community & Civic Life, and Portlanders, proudly share this heritage. We love working together, and in many different ways. This
By Doug Decker | Historian The Concordia neighborhood is a quilt of underlying subdivisions, also known as plats filed by developers more than 100 years ago when they first laid out – and then carved out – streets and lots from the fields and forests that occupied these gentle slopes above the Columbia River. My
By Nancy Varekamp | CNews Editor Twelve bars of soap turned Susan Hathaway into an artist at age 6, although now her medium is glass “My grandparents worked with their hands,” she recalled. “They influenced me to want to work with mine.” Her grandmother had planned to put the bars of soap to traditional use.
By Garlynn Woodsong | CNA Board Member, SW1 CNA LUTC Chair There are several ways to make streets safer. One is lowering speed limits, like Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) did recently on several Concordia roadways. Killingsworth Street is one that Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA) has asked PBOT to reduce the speed limit. After all,