Spada Opens New Berry and Produce Stand in Wilkes Neighborhood

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Ron Spada of Spada Farms told the Memo recently that this year he’s farming not just part of the former Bottaro farm in the Wilkes neighborhood, as he did last season, but also all 40 acres from Northeast 150th to 158th avenues between Mason Street and Sandy Boulevard. Longtime East County farmer Ron Spada poses on the old Bottaro farm at...
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Rossi Farms Suspends Spring, Summer Produce Sales; Maybe Forever

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 | 1 comment

After an eight-year hiatus, then a two-year return from 2014-15, Rossi Farms, in the person of Joe Rossi and his daughter Gabrielle, are again suspending produce and fruit sales at the family barn on Northeast 122nd Avenue in Parkrose. COURTESY JOE ROSSI After a two-year return retailing produce out of the family barn in Parkrose, Joe Rossi and...
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Spring Clean-up Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 | 0 comments

To the Editor: As the area’s representative on the Metro Council, I want to let your readers know about some upcoming opportunities for east Portlanders. The Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association holds their annual cleanup Saturday, May 14 at Shaver Elementary School, 3701 N.E. 131st Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several neighborhood associations...
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Grant to help GABA grow membership

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Gateway Area Business Association has received a $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project. COURTESY GABA Longtime Gateway Area Business Association Treasurer Karen Montez, left, and business district organizer Adrienne Sweetwater grip the big check from Venture Portland and grin. The board has approved a...
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Explore the Columbia Slough Watershed

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Tadpole Tales at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave., returns this month, hosted by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. COURTESY COLUMBIA SLOUGH WATERSHED COUNCIL Mondays, beginning May 2, Children learn about nature up close at Tadpole Tales at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. Children ages 3 to 5 with their parents are invited to a...
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Historic Bronco Season Comes to End

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, capping their most successful season in decades, the Parkrose boys basketball team went to their first on-site state basketball tournament since 1991. By winning two home play-in games—which included a victory over defending state champion Silverton—the Broncos made it to Gill Coliseum, 5A’s championship site.  ...
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Glassmaker Stonewalls; Regulator Vouchsafes

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 | 2 comments

It seems Owens-Brockway Glass or Oregon Department of Environmental Quality should be bragging by now about the steps they have taken to protect our air quality here in Parkrose (“Parkrose in airborne arsenic hot spot” MCM March 2016). Not so fast. The Owens-Brockway glass factory in Parkrose, which employs approximately 220 people,...
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