Monkey Puzzle tree

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
Keith Jones at cycling event

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.
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.
trash cans at Clean Camp

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

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.
A couple and their dog pose with a bucket full of trash they collected through AdoptOneBlock

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.

Summer is coming for the Woodlawn Farmers Market

It's been a long winter but the Woodlawn Farmers Market is getting ready for the summer with a food assistance fundraiser, plans for live music performance, new vendors and more.

Harvey Rice Heritage Housing Development Honors Beloved Sabin Activist

Harvey Rice Heritage is bringing two new affordable housing complexes to inner Northeast Portland, named after renowned artists. This is the Isaka Shamshud-Din Development.

Rachelle Dixon: Building a stable base for permanent housing

By Lisa Loving, NE Coalition Rachelle Dixon is a visionary who gets things done: Hot meal programs, community gardening, political campaigns and more. The pandemic shut down some of...

The Previous Pandemic

by Margaret O’Hartigan History may not repeat itself – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t striking similarities between events. In the United States, what would become...

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