Report: Glass Recycling Plant Continues Harmful Emissions

Owens Brockway impacts air quality across North and Northeast neighborhoods By Becca Bowe, EarthJustice.org A new report released by a group of...
Keith Jones at cycling event

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.
The Concordia University George R. White Library & Learning Center and its iconic square sit empty.

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.
A couple and their dog pose with a bucket full of trash they collected through AdoptOneBlock

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.

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 for live music performance, new vendors and more.

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, political campaigns and more. The pandemic shut down some of...
State Sen. Lew Frederick

Police Accountability, the Legislature and the People: Senator Lew Frederick on the Issues

By Lisa Loving From the streets to the legislature, there are many fronts in the fight for police accountability. Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick and the Oregon Legislature’s People...
hundreds of protesters marching with rainbow flags and signs

Black Trans Lives Matter!

By Margaret Dierdre O'Hartigan Among signs carried in Portland protests this summer are those reading “Black Trans Lives Matter!”  What you may not comprehend, however, are the many ways...

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

Teaching Outside the Box: Alliance High School

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The first sign that this isn’t your average urban high school is the curriculum. There’s a class called Manhood, another called Skateboard Manufacturing. There’s Mindfulness, Leadership, a class on...

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