Clean Air Warriors: Beven Byrnes

Beven Byrnes, Volunteer Spokesperson, Portland North Harbor Neighbors Volunteer Spoke Neighborhood Group Spokesperson Coordinator, Portland Clean Air Strategy: linking communities affected by air toxics to build strength in numbers. The next time you meet someone who...

Multnomah County Drainage District Prepares Us To Get Levee-Ready

by Jessica Rojas, NECN The Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD), located between NE Columbia Blvd and Marine Drive, is a system of four districts, charged with the objective of protecting lives and property from flooding....

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...

Northeast History: Shaped by Water, Drawn by Hand

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer You wouldn’t know it today, but if you walk down the 15th Avenue hill near Prescott Street, you are skirting the edge of a massive geological event. This humble...

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....

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