Dishing Up Opportunity 

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Go for lunch along Mississippi Avenue and it might be served up by a young person going through an innovative internship program through Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC). While...

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​...

Bookstore Hosts Delegation of Middle East Political Cartoonists

By Anna Daggett and Alex Freedman, Eliot Neighborhood News originally published in 2017 On October 31st, Black Hat Books, a radical bookstore located on NE MLK Boulevard, hosted a delegation of Arab language political cartoonists. Organized...

Sabin: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Lisa Loving photo Neighbors help neighbors. Across the country and around the world neighbors have helped neighbors in all kinds of situations and disasters,...

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...

Jimmy Wilson: Entrepreneur Joins NECN Board

By Lisa Loving, Hey! Neighbor Already a member of the Eliot Neighborhood Association Board, entrepreneur Jimmy Wilson is the newest member of the NECN Board of Directors. Hey Neighbor!...

Farmers Markets Provide Source of Income for Urban Farmers

By Kelly Merrick, Portland Farmers Market  Farmers market season is in full swing in Portland, a time where farmers and local food artisans transform empty parking lots and streets into temporary markets, tables overflowing with...

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...

Boise-Eliot Neighborhoods Offered Some “Releaf” for Their Distressed Trees

by Jessica Rojas, NECN The Albina ReLeaf project is the first program of its kind in Portland, according to the Albina Neighborhood Tree Team (ANTT), and it has already served as a model for other...

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,...

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