St Johns Bridge

Willamette River: Memories of 1996 

By Jess Rojas  Growing up in inner NE Portland, 1996 was a year I will never forget. My community would be forever shaped by the changing forces of that...
Monkey Puzzle tree

Monkey Puzzle Trees are Portland’s Ancient Survivors

The mature trees growing in Portland are almost all about 115 years old, having arrived as seeds available to fair-goers attending the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition

Harvey Rice Heritage Housing Development Honors Beloved Sabin Activist

Harvey Rice Heritage is bringing two new affordable housing complexes to inner Northeast Portland, named after renowned artists. This is the Isaka Shamshud-Din Development.

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...

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...

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,...

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