Join the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group!

We are looking to recruit community members for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group! The Site’s website is here.  What is the Collaborative...

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!...

Cleaner Air Law Ramps Up with Industrial Emissions Testing at Columbia Steel

By NECN Staff Columbia Steel, Google Maps Two years after the Cleaner Air Oregon law’s passage -- mandating the scrutiny of industrial air quality statewide...

Jeana Woolley and Vanport Square

By Margaret O’Hartigan photo by Margaret O'Hartigan Over the past six months, many storefronts up and down MLK have remained boarded up after being repeatedly...
State Sen. Lew Frederick

Police Accountability, the Legislature and the People: Senator Lew Frederick on the Issues

By Lisa Loving From the streets to the legislature, there are many fronts in the fight for police accountability. Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick and the Oregon Legislature’s People...

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...

Headline: Two Teachers Change the Cannabis Game

by Mischa Webley, NECN staff writer You might not know by looking at it from the outside, but inside the old Northeast Portland Craftsman home that houses Green Hop, a new cannabis dispensary, a quiet...

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....

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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