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Emergency Planning: First Things First

by Tom Philliips, Woodlawn/Vernon/Concordia Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Preparing for a potential emergency situation can seem overwhelming but it does not have to be.  If we knew a large scale emergency situation was going to...

VIDEO: 5 Things To Know About Homelessness in Portland

Portland and the West Coast as a whole have seen a dramatic rise in people living without shelter in the past decade. Along with that trend has come a series of myths...

Clean Air Warriors: Akash Singh

Akash Singh, Community Organizer, Neighbors for Clean Air Strategy: make policy personal Neighbors for Clean Air advocates for stronger air quality standards in the Portland area. As a community organizer with NCA, Akash Singh is...


There are a record four open seats on city council this year, including for mayor, and we interviewed almost every candidate running to fill them. This is one in a series.   Michael O’Callaghan, running for...

Clean Air Warriors: Jessica Applegate

Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition  Strategy: upsetting the paradigm of passive citizen involvement "If you had asked a few years ago if she ever imagined being an environmental activist, Jessica Applegate might have laughed out...

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Summer is coming for the Woodlawn Farmers Market

It's been a long winter but the Woodlawn Farmers Market is getting ready for the summer with a food assistance fundraiser, plans...

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.

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,...

The Previous Pandemic

by Margaret O’Hartigan History may not repeat itself – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t striking similarities between events.

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...

Join the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group!

We are looking to recruit community members for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group! The Site’s...