Namaste to Gateway

by on Aug 18, 2015 | 0 comments

A new East Indian restaurant is being built in the former Electric Castle’s Wunderland video arcade site in Gateway. Namaste Indian Cuisine restaurant plans to open its doors by October at 10306 N.E. Halsey St., according to its owner, Harjinder Chand. Owner of three other restaurants, two in Portland and one in Vancouver, Chand purchased the building May 13....
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Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree coming to Parkrose in 2016

by on Aug 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Last month, former Parkrose Hardware co-owner Bryan Ableidinger announced he’s applying for a city building permit for a new 22,000 sq. ft. structure for two tenants, Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree. To make way for the new development Ableidinger plans to demolish the building next to his former concern that’s currently occupied by Good World Chinese Restaurant & Lounge...
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by on Aug 14, 2015 | 0 comments

The Mid-county Memo strives to be accurate and thorough in its coverage and corrects significant errors of fact. If you find an error, please call 503-287-8904 or e-mail department editor Darlene Vinson at In the “Pick up free compost in Parkrose” item in July’s Business Memos column, we spelled Kim Knoernschild’s name wrong. In addition, in last month’s...
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Volunteers eager to join community advisory committee

by on Aug 12, 2015 | 0 comments

By late July, the Oregon Department of Transportation had received more than 30 applications for a seat on the community advisory committee for the 82nd Avenue of Roses implementation plan. The volunteers on the committee will provide input and recommendations to ODOT staff working on the project, as well as to a steering committee composed of elected officials and...
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Legislature votes $17 million for Powell Blvd. study

by on Aug 11, 2015 | 0 comments

The Oregon Department of Transportation is studying one of the highest crash segments of Southeast Powell Boulevard (U.S. Highway 26) from Southeast 122nd to 136th Avenues before beginning safety improvements in the future. In July, the Oregon legislature voted to allocate money to improve the highlighted section of Southeast Powell Boulevard. The Oregon legislature voted in early July to...
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Activists get no respect from City Hall

by on Aug 10, 2015 | 1 comment

Carrying forward a movement that began with a petition to undo Mid-Multnomah County’s annexation to Portland in 1985, members of the renamed Portland Community Equality Movement are still determined to gain services and respect for the efforts they have been making to get the city’s attention. When it became clear the de-annexation effort would not succeed, group members switched...
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Gilman Court grand opening attracts politicians, well-wishers

by on Aug 8, 2015 | 0 comments

More than 150 community members and dignitaries attended the grand opening of the new Gilman Court apartment complex July 20 at the building, 610 N.E. 99th Ave. Speakers at the free event included Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer; Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman; Dan Valliere, REACH’s executive director; and Roger Hinshaw, market president of Bank of America’s Oregon and SW...
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Hazelwood Plaza construction on N.E. 102nd Avenue could begin this November

by on Aug 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Construction could begin as early as November on the proposed $8 million, five-story Hazelwood Plaza apartment complex between Northeast Glisan and East Burnside St. at 222 N.E. 102nd Ave. Alberto Rinkevich, project manager for the building, presented a preliminary design to the Portland Design Commission in October 2013, but commissioners rejected that design, asking for sturdier materials, more variety...
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August 2015 Issue

by on Aug 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Start watching your mailboxes for this months print edition, because it’s on it’s way!  Here’s this months important information… Meals on Wheels Letters to the Editor Lottery Memo Pad Business Memos Restaurant Ratings Letters to the Editor The featured stories this month by Linda Cargill, Patricia Macaodha and Tim Curran, are about the Hazelwood Plaza, Gilman Court,  and some local...
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Google Workshop for Businesses in August

by on Jul 23, 2015 | 0 comments

The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring an afternoon Google workshop for businesses that promises to deliver a huge amount of value to attendees. At this workshop, novice business owners will implement Google Analytics, Google My Business, and the Google Search Console, updating and ensuring the accuracy of all of their information.  Something a business could spend hundreds, or even thousands...
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Spring Academic achievement Roundup

by on Jul 19, 2015 | 0 comments

Academic all-stars This program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom. David Douglas girls’ golf and band each posted 3.78 GPAs, ranking golf at #5 and band at #10 in 6A competition. Other Scots groups making the top ten were orchestra (3.66, #7) and solo musicians (3.72, #9). David Douglas baseball (3.12), boys’ tennis (3.39), boys’ track and field (3.01),...
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Safety improvements, repairs along 122nd Avenue

by on Jul 17, 2015 | 0 comments

The Portland Bureau of Transportation plans to spend $7.3 million to add safety improvements and paving repairs to a stretch of 122nd Avenue from Northeast Fremont Street in the north to Southeast Foster Road in the south. “There’s still a lot to be determined about where we’re going to be,” said Dylan Rivera, media relations specialist for PBOT. The...
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