Mill Park man with dementia missing

by on Mar 16, 2014 | 0 comments

The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help locating Robert Hodges, who was reported missing from his care facility in the 14300 block of Southeast Main Street in the Mill Park neighborhood at 4 p.m. today. Hodges suffers from dementia as well as other concerning medical conditions, and is considered a vulnerable adult. He is described as a 64-year-old, 6-ft. tall African-American male who...
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Pedestrian struck in unmarked crosswalk dies

by on Dec 14, 2013 | 0 comments

The pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Southeast Powell Blvd. Friday died last night at a Portland hospital, according to police. Investigators learned the 70-year-old woman attempted to cross the street in the 133rd block of Southeast Powell Boulevard when she was struck by an eastbound GMC Yukon driven by a 67-year-old man. There is no marked crosswalk at this location. The driver stopped and remained at the scene. He was not impaired by drugs or...
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EPNO awards neighborhood grants

by on Jan 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Earlier this month, the East Portland Neighborhood Office awarded 11 neighborhood grants containing a total of $30,000 to community organizations for special projects. The awards were selected from 28 applications seeking a total of $58,611. The money comes from the City General Fund through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for disbursement by EPNO and the city’s six other neighborhood offices and coalitions. According to the...
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Police investigate armed robbery in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood

by on Dec 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Sunday night, around 10 p.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Ha Long Cafe, 8435 S.E. Division St. As officers were enroute to the scene, they were told at the restaurant had just been robbed at gunpoint and the gunman fled on foot into the neighborhood, according to police. The restaurant employee told police the suspect entered the business armed with a handgun, and demanded they get down on the ground. The suspect...
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Armed robbery attempt at Daily Planet

by on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

At 3:50 a.m. Monday morning, East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the The Daily Planet, a nightclub/bar in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood at 11312 S.E. Powell Blvd. When officers arrived, the bartender told police he was walking to his car after closing the bar when the suspect approached and demanded he go back and open the bar. As the bartender struggled to open the door, the victim told police the...
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Council approves 122nd Avenue rezoning

by on Oct 29, 2012 | 1 comment

The Portland City Council last month unanimously approved the Southeast 122nd Avenue Rezone Project, an answer to long-held community complaints of too much dense housing and too few commercial services to serve it on this street. The project, as approved, rezoned 17.5 acres of properties in or near the intersections of Southeast 122nd Avenue at Holgate Boulevard, Foster Road and Harold Street from their current multi-family residential...
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Powell Plan gets support, some dissent

by on May 10, 2012 | 0 comments

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission last month unanimously endorsed the Outer Powell Conceptual Design Plan, but not without unexpected drama. The Plan governs improvements to Southeast Powell Boulevard between the I-205 Freeway and 174th Avenue. It calls for one travel lane in each direction, a center median with left turn refuges at major intersections, two bike lanes, and wide sidewalks with street furniture and trees west of...
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For years, east Portland neighborhood associations operating illegally

by on May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Are east Portland neighborhood associations all illegal? Technically yes, says East Portland Neighborhood Office Executive Director Richard Bixby, but it is not their fault. It is his. A handful of the City’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, able to offer tax deductions for donations. Most of the rest fall into a different non-profit status. Because they handle relatively small amounts of money,...
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Rossi immigrant statue dedicated

by on Nov 1, 2011 | 0 comments

Editor’s note: Welcome to Perlman’s Potpourri, news items from across the Gateway and Parkrose neighborhoods of mid-Multnomah County from veteran Beat Reporter Lee Perlman. Portland Immigrant Statue dedication As Joe Rossi and friends dedicated the long-anticipated Portland Immigrant Statue at the traffic island at the intersection of Northeast 99th Avenue, Sandy Boulevard and Killingsworth Street Oct. 1, the message was that it symbolized not...
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