Picking Up for Woodlawn and Wildlife

Rick Reynolds couldn’t get the problem out of his mind as he walked around his Woodlawn neighborhood. Everywhere he looked, it seemed the neighborhood was becoming trashy, and not in the sense of cheap romance...

Growing Community—One Carrot, Beet, and Tomato at a Time!

by Nancy Flynn, Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Most Wednesday mornings during the gardening season, my husband, John, harvests whatever is currently ripe from a skinny plot at the Woodlawn Community Garden. This plot is dedicated to...

Our River, Our Future

by Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The same year that the Environmental Protection Agency designated an 11-mile section of the Willamette River a toxic Superfund site, Donovan Smith was a grade schooler in Northeast Portland....

Students Team Up to Build Homes

by Laura Dillon, Oregon Connections Academy Outreach Manager Rainy weather didn’t douse the spirits of a hardy group of student volunteers from Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) who put in several hours of hard work at...

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...

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