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Northeast History: Memorial Day in Oregon

By Margaret O’Hartigan, adapted and expanded from her walking guide, “Walnut Park Revealed”. In the United States the summer season is traditionally considered to run from Memorial Day until Labor Day. In 1887 Oregon was...
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Black Trans Lives Matter!

By Margaret Dierdre O'Hartigan Among signs carried in Portland protests this summer are those reading “Black Trans Lives Matter!”  What you may not comprehend, however, are the many ways...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Repair PDX

By Mischa S. Webley, NECN Staff Writer PDX Repair received fiscal sponsorship from NECN in 2017. We interviewed its founder, Lauren Gross, shortly after.  Hey Neighbor (HN): Tell us about your organization. Lauren Gross (LG): Our mission...

Sabin: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Lisa Loving photo Neighbors help neighbors. Across the country and around the world neighbors have helped neighbors in all kinds of situations and disasters,...

Mr Persnickety’s Restaurant Review 

By Richard Hunter Sr. One of my favorite Restaurants is E'Njoni Café (A Blend of Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Eritrean Food). They serve Local and organic food; Halal meat; Dozens of delicious vegan dishes; African...

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Willamette River: Memories of 1996 

By Jess Rojas  Growing up in inner NE Portland, 1996 was a year I will never forget. My community...

Portland Harbor Superfund Engagement Directory

The Blueprint Foundation works to bring Black youth into environmental science with activities across the board – hiking, camping, science, engineering. Over...

Portland Harbor Superfund Site Kicks into Action

By NECN Staff FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The City of Portland and an array of environmental agencies...

Best Willamette Beaches in PDX

When you learn about the Superfund site on the Willamette, it’s easy to think: The entire river is completely toxic. It’s too...

Renewed Energy Engages Alberta Main Street

By Nancy Varekamp  CNews Editor Alberta Main Street surges with new vitality and a renewed effort...

Bonne Chance Opens in Former Ciao Vitta

By Javier Puga-Phillips  CNA Board Member, AL4  CNA Social Committee Chair  Bonne Chance,...

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