More Than A Grocery Store

By Courtney Ross, Alberta Food Cooperative You probably know Alberta Cooperative Grocery as that corner store on Alberta Street where you can peruse colorful produce. You can stroll through our few aisles in a matter...

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...

Woodlawn Yoga: A Gathering Space In the Community, For the Community

by Diane Englert, Woodlawn Neighbor On the corner of Northeast Dekum Street and 8th Avenue sits the Woodlawn Wellness Center. The gray and sage building houses an acupuncturist, chiropractor and a yoga studio. I live in...

Faith Is Work: Churches In a Changing Northeast

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Across Northeast Portland, community churches are undergoing dramatic transformations. A combination of economic displacement along with the growing age of the average church-goer has led to the pews in...

Farm to Community – Organic Growth

By Ankur Dholakia and Ruchi Shah, Woodlawn Neighborhood A nice stroll on a Saturday morning at the Woodlawn’s Farmers Market is more than just fresh produce from local farmers. Neighborhood residents and visitors enjoy live...

Public Mural is More Than Paint

By Brian Burk, Concordia News The restrooms at Fernhill Park have been called many things, but beautiful has never been one of them. Thanks to a team of artists from Beaumont Middle School, that is...

Constructing Hope Builds Careers for NE Portland Residents

By Alex Freedman, Humboldt neighborhood This article originally appeared in the Eliot Neighborhood newsletter. In the midst of Portland’s record-setting, $2.5 billion building frenzy, upwards of 10,000 skilled construction jobs are going unfilled.  Chronic labor shortages...

Measuring Residential Displacement in Portland

by Colin Kent-Dagget, Irvington Neighborhood Gentrification became a crucial lens through which I viewed Portland after studying the history of Albina during high school. It became increasingly apparent after I left for college, as I...

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...

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​...

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