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Resident Profile: Rena Williams 

 By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer There’s not much you can say that will phase a woman like Rena Williams. As the founder of a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sex trafficking and...

Clean Air Warriors: Jessica Applegate

Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition  Strategy: upsetting the paradigm of passive citizen involvement "If you had asked a few years ago if she ever imagined being an environmental activist, Jessica Applegate might have laughed out...

A Dynamic Trio: Bishop & Son’s and The Bearded Chef 

By Arainnia Brown As far back as Philip Johnson Sr. can remember, he’s always had a passion for baking. He would bake any type of loaf, cookie or cake with joy. A few years ago,...

Teaching Outside the Box: Alliance High School

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The first sign that this isn’t your average urban high school is the curriculum. There’s a class called Manhood, another called Skateboard Manufacturing. There’s Mindfulness, Leadership, a class on...

Our River, Our Future

by Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The same year that the Environmental Protection Agency designated an 11-mile section of the Willamette River a toxic Superfund site, Donovan Smith was a grade schooler in Northeast Portland....

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A Streetcar Named Northeast

by Margaret O'Hartigan, King Neighborhood For most of its history, Portland’s streetcar service was a mix of lines owned by a number of firms, and...

Resident Profile: Karen Wells

by Michael French, Concordia News Activist and Alameda resident Karen Wells carries a business card with the job title “change agent.” It's a phrase that...

Local Special: The Rose and Thistle

By Adam Lyons, NECN Authenticity is a scarce commodity in Portland these days; from politics, to people, to food. There are a few pubs left...

Portland Food Project Brings Food to the Hungry

By Karen Beck We hear it on the news. We talk about it at work. Portlanders are concerned about the housing crisis and the rising...

Gardening For Food Justice 

By Jolie Donohue With mounting tuitions and the escalating cost of living expenses, today’s community college student is struggling to survive and is often saddled...

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...

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