By Marsha Sandman | CNA Media Team When money comes knocking at your door do you answer? You might if you own one of the 116 accessory short-term rentals in the Concordia neighborhood. What is an accessory short-term rental (ASTR)? According to the Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS), “An ASTR is where an individual
By Karen Wells | CNA Media Team Calling all hands! Our Fernhill Park Tree Inventory is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Concordia Tree Team needs your help for both. All hands are welcome. Young people, adults, kids and seniors are
By Rachel Richards | CNA Media Team You CAN teach an old park new tricks. Seventy-eight-year-old Fernhill Park will soon sport a new splash pad, the thoroughly modern version of running through a sprinkler. Splash pads have replaced wading pools in several Portland parks. According to Portland Parks and Recreation project manager Travis Ruybal, children
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.