Community Mourns Shawn Penney, Led Good in the Hood Festival

He made national headlines by standing up to white supremacist threats By NECN Staff Shawn Penney A powerhouse...
trash cans at Clean Camp

Nonprofit Forms to Provide Garbage Service to Unhoused Residents in 3-Month Pilot Project

Inspired by the “hygiene stations” the City of Portland provides, the Clean Camp project gives homeless campers the ability to keep their area clean by providing basic dumpster services.
A couple and their dog pose with a bucket full of trash they collected through AdoptOneBlock

AdoptOneBlock: Bringing Portlanders together to clean up their favorite places

It really is fast and easy: enter your address at, choose a block, and order the clean up supplies -- all delivered within a week or two via Amazon.

ReBuilding Center is Back with Classes and Racial Justice

Evolving over more than a generation, the ReBuilding Center today is firmly rooted in the movements against climate change and racism, focusing on reuse of existing resources, sharing with one another, and respecting the environment.

Slice of Life: A Humboldt Neighborhood Walk

By Alicia Richards, Humboldt Neighborhood I have lived in the Humboldt neighborhood for 25 years and while walking I can’t help but notice some...

Rachelle Dixon: Building a stable base for permanent housing

By Lisa Loving, NE Coalition Rachelle Dixon is a visionary who gets things done: Hot meal programs, community gardening, political campaigns and more. The pandemic shut down some of...

The Previous Pandemic

by Margaret O’Hartigan History may not repeat itself – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t striking similarities between events. In the United States, what would become...

It’s ‘On the House’ at Jinx

By Steve Elder & Nancy Varekamp, Concordia Neighborhood Association The pandemic that made it difficult for restaurants to serve customers at indoor tables didn’t deter a local restaurant from...

Impact Your City: PDX

By Lisa Loving, NECN photo by Lisa Loving Has your commitment to a better world shifted your life over the past year? Looking for a...

Once-houseless Native families now have a home in a gentrifying neighborhood

NAYA was successful in renting 51 of 59 new units in Portland to Native households, and a clever financing model made that possible by Brian Oaster | 26 Aug 2020

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