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...

A Streetcar Named Northeast

by Margaret O'Hartigan, King Neighborhood For most of its history, Portland’s streetcar service was a mix of lines owned by a number of firms, and this was just as true of North and Northeast Portland...

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...

Northeast History: Tornadoes, Then & Now

by Margaret O’Hartigan, King Neighbor Northeast residents got an unexpected visitor July 1 when a weak tornado blew through around 5:30 p.m. Although the National Weather Service subsequently claimed the tornado first touched down near...

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