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Northeast Prepares for The Big One

By Ben Weber, Woodlawn Neighborhood resident and Assistance Team Leader for the Concordia-Vernon-Woodlawn Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET).  Are you prepared for a major natural disaster in Portland? Ever since an infamous New Yorker article in...

ELECTION INTERVIEW: Diana Gutman

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...

Non-Profits Bring Music to the Kids

By Mischa S. Webley, NECN Staff Writer The bell strikes at 2:30 PM and the hallways of Rosa Parks Elementary fill with kids from all directions. Some are going home, others to play sports, and...

Portland, Unhoused: Matt Olguin

Matt Olguin, Director of Shelter Services, Transition Projects Inc. “You have this perception that all homeless people are drug addicts or criminals. The difference is that the people that we see who are experiencing homelessness...

Resident Profile: Bob Boyer 

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Bob Boyer never thought he’d be here. A former boxer from West Philadelphia, he was a young man in the Air Force, just past 20 years old, when he...

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Vanessa White: Owner of Just V

Vanessa White Owner of Just V Natural and a MESO client. On the importance of building generational wealth: “My family has been in Oregon since 1864....

Small Business, Big Reach: Microenterprise Services of Oregon

Small Business, Big Reach By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer It wasn’t too long ago that Brian Parham was a humble guitar teacher, lugging his instrument...

NE History: The Walnut Park Theater

By Margaret O’Hartigan, King Neighborhood 1923 was a boom year for the Walnut Park section of what is now King Neighborhood. In addition to dozens...

Geneva’s Shear Perfection: A Community Institution Closes (For Now)

But Paul Knauls Jr. is leading the effort to recast the barber and beauty salon as a charitable foundation By Lisa Loving, Hey Neighbor contributor This...

The Final Cut

By Donovan M. Smith, Hey Neighbor contributor Now that the historic barbershop and salon Geneva’s has closed, what’s next for its stylists? More important than any...

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