Tool Library Helps Build a Thriving Community

By Eric Hoyer, Concordia Neighborhood Imagine you’re in the middle of a wood-working project, and you discover you need a tool you have neither the money or space for, or perhaps your car just needs...

Dishing Up Opportunity 

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer Go for lunch along Mississippi Avenue and it might be served up by a young person going through an innovative internship program through Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC). While...

Multnomah County Drainage District Prepares Us To Get Levee-Ready

by Jessica Rojas, NECN The Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD), located between NE Columbia Blvd and Marine Drive, is a system of four districts, charged with the objective of protecting lives and property from flooding....

Impact Your City: PDX

By Lisa Loving, NECN photo by Lisa Loving Has your commitment to a better world shifted your life over the past year? Looking for a...

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...

Beer, Tamales and Coffee: A Perfect Marriage

By Sue Stringer, Eliot News  “This town is about collaboration,” says Thad Fisco, owner of Portland Kettle Works and Portland’s craft beer lab, Labrewatory. In 2015, Labrewatory opened in the Lower Albina area and since...

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...

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...

Local Special: The Rose and Thistle

By Adam Lyons, NECN Authenticity is a scarce commodity in Portland these days; from politics, to people, to food. There are a few pubs left that have an ‘old Portland’ feel that doesn’t feel like...

Constructing Hope Builds Careers for NE Portland Residents

By Alex Freedman, Humboldt neighborhood This article originally appeared in the Eliot Neighborhood newsletter. In the midst of Portland’s record-setting, $2.5 billion building frenzy, upwards of 10,000 skilled construction jobs are going unfilled.  Chronic labor shortages...

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