April Mid-county Memo posted online

by on Apr 5, 2014 | 0 comments

The April 2014 issue posted online last week, here are April’s feature stories and Departments: East Portland princesses–from Madison, Parkrose and David Douglas high schools–were picked last month. A new development is roiling neighbors in the outer Northeast Glenfair neighborhood. The Parkrose School district passes on putting a local option levy on May’s ballot. The Portland Development Commission spent $67,000 on a...
Read More

November edition posted online

by on Nov 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Last week, the November 2013 edition posted online. Feature stories include the 411 on 211info, a non-profit that provides information on housing help and myriad social services; Is it end of the road for Parkrose bus drivers?; Longtime Russell neighborhood resident Ray Alexander celebrated his 100th birthday at Gateway Church, a congregation he helped found; construction updates on the new Parkrose Middle School and Glisan Commons, and the...
Read More

Mayor’s budget: still cuts for east Portland

by on May 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Mayor Charlie Hales’ draft budget, while kinder to neighborhood involvement programs in east Portland and elsewhere than previous projections suggested, still calls for significant cuts. The East Portland Neighborhood Office is a branch of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and receives most of its funding from that bureau. Last winter Hales asked ONI and all other City bureaus to submit budgets with a ten percent reduction from...
Read More

May issue recap

by on May 8, 2013 | 0 comments

The May 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online. Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here. This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East...
Read More

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...
Read More

May edition posted online

by on May 5, 2012 | 0 comments

The May 2012 Mid-county Memo is posted online. A recap of its contents: Last month, the top three mayoral candidates debated at David Douglas High School’s Howard Horner Performing Arts Center; the new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas are approved; Parkrose School District averts a teacher’s strike; David Douglas special education teacher Annie Harrell is named Outstanding Teacher of the Year; Lee Perlman interviews City...
Read More

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,...
Read More

Crime prevention consolidation proposed

by on May 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Crime prevention consolidation proposed The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is considering having all of its Neighborhood Crime Prevention Specialists; including Rosanne Lee, Teri Poppino and Mary Tompkins, work out of a central location. The specialists, part of ONI’s Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, help form block watch and business watch networks, help negotiate Good Neighbor Agreements between community groups and liquor...
Read More

Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday

by on Oct 12, 2010 | 0 comments

The Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. inside the  East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave. For the meeting agenda, or for more information, contact HNA President Arlene Kimura, 503-252-9429 or e-mail her at: Arlene.kimura@kraft.com.
Read More

East Portland Spring clean-up Saturday

by on May 14, 2010 | 4 comments

An east Portland multi-neighborhood bulky waste Spring clean-up is being held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — earlier if dumpsters fill up — in TriMet’s Park & Ride at Southeast 122nd Ave. and E. Burnside St. in outer east Portland. Enter on Southeast Ash St. They will welcome appliances, furniture, metal and tires. Because of Metro’s new rules this year, they can’t accept yard debris, electronics (televisions and...
Read More