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.
trash cans at Clean Camp

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.
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.

Join the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group!

We are looking to recruit community members for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group! The Site’s website is here.  What is the Collaborative...

Jimmy Wilson: Entrepreneur Joins NECN Board

By Lisa Loving, Hey! Neighbor Already a member of the Eliot Neighborhood Association Board, entrepreneur Jimmy Wilson is the newest member of the NECN Board of Directors. Hey Neighbor!...

Cleaner Air Law Ramps Up with Industrial Emissions Testing at Columbia Steel

By NECN Staff Columbia Steel, Google Maps Two years after the Cleaner Air Oregon law’s passage -- mandating the scrutiny of industrial air quality statewide...

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...
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...

Volunteers sought to support nature patches at local parks

Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Environmental Services are collaborating at Irving Park to create nature patches and rain gardens that will capture rainwater, foster habitat for wildlife, and add...

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