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Jeana Woolley and Vanport Square

By Margaret O’Hartigan photo by Margaret O'Hartigan Over the past six months, many storefronts up and down MLK have remained boarded up after being repeatedly...

ELECTION INTERVIEW: Keith Wilson

There are a record four open seats on city council this year, including for mayor, and we interviewed almost every candidate running to fill them. This is one in a series. NOTE: all of these...

African-American History Project Combats Demolition

By Alex Freedman  On​ ​May​ ​18th,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​basement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Vancouver​ ​Avenue​ ​Baptist​ ​Church,​ ​city representatives​ ​met​ ​with​ ​neighborhood​ ​homeowners,​ ​community​ ​leaders,​ ​city​ ​planners,​ ​and​ ​local historians​ ​to​  discuss​ ​the​ ​precarious​ ​future​ ​of​ ​the​ ​neighborhood’s​...

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...
The Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center and its iconic square sit empty.

Concordia Foundation Moves to Return University-Zoned Land to Residential Use

Concordia University ceased operations in the spring of last year. On June 29 it was sold in an auction on the Multnomah County steps to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund for $3 million.

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Monkey Puzzle Trees are Portland’s Ancient Survivors

The mature trees growing in Portland are almost all about 115 years old, having arrived as seeds available to fair-goers attending the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition

NECN Board Spotlight: Keith Jones

Hey! Neighbor chatted with Keith Jones about his work on the Green Loop, the groundbreaking partnership the Lloyd Neighborhood has forged with Right 2 Dream Too, and how it all could improve the city’s resilience in a natural disaster.

Concordia Foundation Moves to Return University-Zoned Land to Residential Use

Concordia University ceased operations in the spring of last year. On June 29 it was sold in an auction on the Multnomah County steps to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund for $3 million.

Nonprofit Forms to Provide Garbage Service to Unhoused Residents in 3-Month...

Inspired by the “hygiene stations” the City of Portland provides, the Clean Camp project gives homeless campers the ability to keep their area clean by providing basic dumpster services.

AdoptOneBlock: Bringing Portlanders together to clean up their favorite places

It really is fast and easy: enter your address at www.adoptoneblock.org, choose a block, and order the clean up supplies -- all delivered within a week or two via Amazon.

ReBuilding Center is Back with Classes and Racial Justice

Evolving over more than a generation, the ReBuilding Center today is firmly rooted in the movements against climate change and racism, focusing on reuse of existing resources, sharing with one another, and respecting the environment.

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