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Nonprofit Forms to Provide Garbage Service to Unhoused Residents in 3-Month Pilot Project

Inspired by the “hygiene stations” the City of Portland provides, the Clean Camp project gives homeless campers the ability to keep their area clean by providing basic dumpster services.


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. NOTE: all of these...

Resident Profile: Karen Wells

by Michael French, Concordia News Activist and Alameda resident Karen Wells carries a business card with the job title “change agent.” It's a phrase that sums up her approach and five decades of social justice...

Love is the Greatest

By Ike Harris, Concordia Neighborhood Remember Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavy weight boxer of all time? I do. Those quick hands and feet. Once upon a time he made this statement. He said to his audience...

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

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Q&A: Commissioner Mingus Mapps

On his agenda: Housing, public safety and protecting Bull Run from climate change By Lisa Loving, NECN

Cleaner Air Oregon Puts N/NE Portland Emissions Under Watch

Join NECN and our colleagues at North Portland Neighborhood Services, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6-8 pm. Learn the facts on the most recent...

Community Mourns Shawn Penney, Led Good in the Hood Festival

He made national headlines by standing up to white supremacist threats By NECN Staff

Local Free Meal Nonprofit Expands Grassroots Network

By Lisa Loving, NECN A small grassroots nonprofit that jumped into action last year to support struggling Portlanders during...

Large-Species Trees Needed Now More Than Ever

By Jim Gersbach, Littleleaf lindens, Ladd's Addition

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