State Sen. Lew Frederick

Police Accountability, the Legislature and the People: Senator Lew Frederick on the Issues

By Lisa Loving From the streets to the legislature, there are many fronts in the fight for police accountability. Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick and the Oregon Legislature’s People...

Volunteers sought to support nature patches at local parks

Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Environmental Services are collaborating at Irving Park to create nature patches and rain gardens that will capture rainwater, foster habitat for wildlife, and add...
hundreds of protesters marching with rainbow flags and signs

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...
The ACAC program at the Portland Art Museum

Afro Contemporary Art Class Continues with Social Distancing

The Afro Contemporary Art Class (ACAC) at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School began as an after school initiative that interweaves programming into and between public schools to cultivate confidence, expand...

Once-houseless Native families now have a home in a gentrifying neighborhood

NAYA was successful in renting 51 of 59 new units in Portland to Native households, and a clever financing model made that possible by Brian Oaster | 26 Aug 2020

Affordable Housing Rabbit Hole

Mischa Webley and Adam Lyons

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. My great-grandfather owned property throughout Portland, in downtown and Northeast,...

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 on his back as he biked from lesson to lesson...

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 of houses sprouting up almost like weeds, the Walnut Park...

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 past Spring, the Knauls Family made the difficult decision to...

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