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...

Love is the Greatest

By Ike Harris, Concordia Neighborhood Remember Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavy weight boxer of all time? I do. Those quick hands and feet. Once upon a time he made this statement. He said to his audience...

Dynamic Density: It’s Not if We Grow, it’s How We Grow

by Jonathan Konkol, Eliot Neighborhood  Portland has struggled to accommodate growth in the decade since the Great Recession, and our conversations about growth and neighborhood change have become oppositional and overheated. It doesn’t have to...

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...

YOUTH VOICES: An Ode to Good in the Hood

By Jazkia Phillips As each year passes, I can’t help but to find something new to love about you. The final days of June that you have claimed as yours, to me, feel like settling...

YOUTH VOICES: Renewing Gentrification

By Taji K. Chesimet I fell under a spell for the past six years of living in this city, blind to what was occurring under my feet. I walked to school every day during junior...

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...

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