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

Meals on Wheels Turns 50

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but at the Meals on Wheels Center on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, lunches are dished out, free...

The Foodscape of Northeast

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer  If there’s one thing that has changed the food landscape of Northeast Portland, it was the rise of the automobile, says Doug Decker, local historian and expert on early-century...

Beer, Tamales and Coffee: A Perfect Marriage

By Sue Stringer, Eliot News  “This town is about collaboration,” says Thad Fisco, owner of Portland Kettle Works and Portland’s craft beer lab, Labrewatory. In 2015, Labrewatory opened in the Lower Albina area and since...

Faith in Northeast

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Civic engagement will always come from the community, not from the powers that be. In the insular world of local politics, a recent controversy has sparked a heated conversation in...

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