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!...

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...
hundreds of protesters marching with rainbow flags and signs

Black Trans Lives Matter!

By Margaret Dierdre O'Hartigan Among signs carried in Portland protests this summer are those reading “Black Trans Lives Matter!”  What you may not comprehend, however, are the many ways...

Affordable Housing Rabbit Hole

Mischa Webley and Adam Lyons

Vanessa White: Owner of Just V

Vanessa White Owner of Just V Natural and a MESO client. On the importance of building generational wealth: “My family has been in Oregon since 1864. My great-grandfather owned property throughout Portland, in downtown and Northeast,...

Small Business, Big Reach: Microenterprise Services of Oregon

Small Business, Big Reach By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer It wasn’t too long ago that Brian Parham was a humble guitar teacher, lugging his instrument on his back as he biked from lesson to lesson...

NE History: The Walnut Park Theater

By Margaret O’Hartigan, King Neighborhood 1923 was a boom year for the Walnut Park section of what is now King Neighborhood. In addition to dozens of houses sprouting up almost like weeds, the Walnut Park...

Geneva’s Shear Perfection: A Community Institution Closes (For Now)

But Paul Knauls Jr. is leading the effort to recast the barber and beauty salon as a charitable foundation By Lisa Loving, Hey Neighbor contributor This past Spring, the Knauls Family made the difficult decision to...

The Final Cut

By Donovan M. Smith, Hey Neighbor contributor Now that the historic barbershop and salon Geneva’s has closed, what’s next for its stylists? More important than any head they’ve touched, Geneva’s Shear Perfection Barber & Beauty Salon...

5 Questions with Bri Condon

Interviewed by Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Bri Condon is Executive Director of Bradley Angle, a social services organization on North Albina working to support survivors of domestic violence Tell us about who Bradley Angle serves...

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