A Portland Oregon newspaper since 1985—
Advertiser supported, the monthly Mid-county Memo newspaper circulates 17,000 copies in the Gateway and Parkrose
neighborhoods in east Portland. More than 15,000 newspapers are directly mailed free of charge to
homes in the area bounded on the east and west by Northeast 82nd and 162nd avenues, with Sandy Boulevard and
East Burnside Street on the north and south. Remaining copies distributed at popular gathering places throughout the area.
To find the latest updates on information, go to our Memo Web log at: MEMO BLOG.

Vol. 30, No. 3 • Mailed monthly to over 15,000 homes in the Gateway & Parkrose Neighborhoods Free • July 2014
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FEATURE ARTICLES


Powell Butte Nature Park officially re-opens

New owners for Parkrose squatter house

PDC allocates $500,000 for Halsey-Weidler corridor

Development roils neighborhood

New sidewalks grace 102nd Avenue

Spring high school activities round-up

How do Mid-county restaurants rate?

Oregon Lottery in Mid-county



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Powell Butte Nature Park officially re-opens
Powell Butte Nature Park officially re-opened last month with a new visitor center and parking lot. The city officially established Powell Butte as a nature park in 1987 at 16160 S.E. Powell Boulevard, opening it to the public in 1990. The new visitors center features a solar roof; murals of Portland identifying the city's water and parks systems; educational displays; restrooms; a water pipe exhibit, habitat markers, and displays honoring Native-American tribes. In addition, there is a stone natural area amphitheater and a Benson Bubbler.

Miles of trails accommodate hikers, dog-walkers, mountain bikers, joggers and horseback riders. With more than 600 acres, the abundant wildlife that populates the park includes rabbits, ring-necked pheasants, ground squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, skunks, bats, chipmunks, coyotes, and black-tailed mule deer. Moreover, the nature park is home to dozens of bird species with its open meadows, groves of wild hawthorn trees, forested slopes of Western red cedar, and wetlands near Johnson Creek. The park is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.



The Mid-county Memo newspaper— serving the Gateway and Parkrose neighborhoods in east Portand, Oregon

One of Portland's oldest community newspapers, the Mid-county Memo was founded in May 1985. It is mailed monthly, free, to every home in a geographic-specific area of Portland, in the middle of Multnomah County, Oregon.

The Memo publishes news and perspectives of the diverse neighborhoods of east Portland that include Parkrose, Hazelwood, Russell, Gateway, Parkrose Heights, Wilkes, Glenfair, Mill Park and Madison South.

Neighborhood, library, church, senior, social and fraternal organization meetings, and events in the Gateway and Parkrose communities are also published.

The Memo circulation area encompasses the Parkrose School District entirely, and two others partially: David Douglas and Reynolds.

Mailing address: 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230
Phone: 503.287.8904
Fax: 503.249.7672
Website: www.midcountymemo.com
E-mail: advertising@midcountymemo.com
E-mail: editor@midcountymemo.com
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