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NECN Board Spotlight: Keith Jones

Hey! Neighbor chatted with Keith Jones about his work on the Green Loop, the groundbreaking partnership the Lloyd Neighborhood has forged with Right 2 Dream Too, and how it all could improve the city’s resilience in a natural disaster.

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: Cranes Above, Tents Below: The Hidden Hole in the Housing Market

The nation's coastal cities have been in the grips of a housing crisis for years, and Portland is one of the worst-hit. As the availability of housing has frozen up, those at...

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...

ELECTION INTERVIEW: Candace Avalos

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...

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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

NECN Board Spotlight: Keith Jones

Hey! Neighbor chatted with Keith Jones about his work on the Green Loop, the groundbreaking partnership the Lloyd Neighborhood has forged with Right 2 Dream Too, and how it all could improve the city’s resilience in a natural disaster.

Concordia Foundation Moves to Return University-Zoned Land to Residential Use

Concordia University ceased operations in the spring of last year. On June 29 it was sold in an auction on the Multnomah County steps to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund for $3 million.

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

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.

AdoptOneBlock: Bringing Portlanders together to clean up their favorite places

It really is fast and easy: enter your address at www.adoptoneblock.org, choose a block, and order the clean up supplies -- all delivered within a week or two via Amazon.

ReBuilding Center is Back with Classes and Racial Justice

Evolving over more than a generation, the ReBuilding Center today is firmly rooted in the movements against climate change and racism, focusing on reuse of existing resources, sharing with one another, and respecting the environment.

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