Non-Profit Spotlight: Do Good Multnomah

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer When you hear about a young entrepreneur who moves to a new city, puts everything on the line and bootstraps their business from a makeshift office in a basement,...

Tool Library Helps Build a Thriving Community

By Eric Hoyer, Concordia Neighborhood Imagine you’re in the middle of a wood-working project, and you discover you need a tool you have neither the money or space for, or perhaps your car just needs...

Podcasters Get It Done

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer If you were to walk by a certain apartment building in the Lloyd neighborhood this past summer, you might have heard some shouting, a few screams, or laughter. Depending...

Picking Up for Woodlawn and Wildlife

Rick Reynolds couldn’t get the problem out of his mind as he walked around his Woodlawn neighborhood. Everywhere he looked, it seemed the neighborhood was becoming trashy, and not in the sense of cheap romance...

Growing Community—One Carrot, Beet, and Tomato at a Time!

by Nancy Flynn, Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Most Wednesday mornings during the gardening season, my husband, John, harvests whatever is currently ripe from a skinny plot at the Woodlawn Community Garden. This plot is dedicated to...

Our River, Our Future

by Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The same year that the Environmental Protection Agency designated an 11-mile section of the Willamette River a toxic Superfund site, Donovan Smith was a grade schooler in Northeast Portland....

Students Team Up to Build Homes

by Laura Dillon, Oregon Connections Academy Outreach Manager Rainy weather didn’t douse the spirits of a hardy group of student volunteers from Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) who put in several hours of hard work at...

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...

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