Archive for the ‘east Portland’ Category

Parkrose Boosters collect returnables

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

When Independence Day celebrations are over, bag up the empties and rattle on down to Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, July 12 to donate all your refundable bottles and cans to the Parkrose Boosters.

Parkrose Elite dance team members will be on hand Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accept your donations at the high school, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Parkrose Elite dance team members will be on hand from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accept your donations.

They share in proceeds from the day’s collections.


David Douglas School District purchases former Yaw’s restaurant and adjacent office building

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 to house a portion of its administrative employees on Northeast Halsey Street .

The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 on Northeast Halsey Street to house a portion of its administrative employees. One has been vacant since May 2013 when Yaw's Top Notch Restaurant spectacularly flamed out after being open less than a year.

The David Douglas School District purchased two buildings June 18 on Northeast Halsey Street to house a portion of its administrative employees. One has been vacant since May 2013 when Yaw’s Top Notch Restaurant spectacularly flamed out after being open less than a year.

The school district paid $2.9 million for the land and buildings with monies from their general fund, according to Patt Komar, director of administrative services for the district.


Buy fireworks from DD Dad’s Club

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Buy fireworks from the David Douglas Dad’s Club at their booth on Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street.

 Buy fireworks from the David Douglas Dad’s Club at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street.

COURTESY CITY OF PORTLAND

Buy $100 or more of exploding delights and receive a coupon for free pizza from Pizza Baron Restaurant.

Funds raised support student activities at David Douglas schools.

The stand is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through July 4.


Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on 4th of July

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Meals on Wheels People is seeking volunteer drivers to ensure housebound seniors receive nutritious meals and a bit of companionship on Independence Day.

Meals on Wheels People need volunteer drivers Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4, 5 and 6. For more information about how you can help, call Caroline Henry at 503-953-8123 weekdays or 503-953-8202 weekends.

Meals on Wheels People need volunteer drivers Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4, 5 and 6. For more information about how you can help, call Caroline Henry at 503-953-8123 weekdays or 503-953-8202 weekends.

“These volunteers are invaluable because they not only help us feed our frail elderly, but they make sure these seniors see a friendly face every day,” said Caroline Henry, who manages Meals on Wheels People’s Weekend and Holiday meal program. “Sometimes the Meals on Wheels driver is the only person these housebound seniors see in a given day. Holiday volunteers also help fill routes left by our regular drivers who vacation for the summer holidays.”


Police investigate Parkrose shooting

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Police responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired neared Northeast 109th Avenue and Wygant Street in Parkrose early today.

As officers were responding around 3:30 a.m., a caller reported her residence at 10934 Northeast Wygant Street was hit by gunfire, but that everyone inside was unharmed, police said.

When  they arrived and located the victim’s apartment, police said they found several bullet holes to the rear of her residence.

The victim was with an infant and seven-year-old child.

Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation, police said.


Development roils Argay neighborhood

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Argay Terrace residents are protective of their neighborhood’s character.

They think developer Chet Antonsen, who owns MonteVista Homes in Bend, will smear it when he builds his Castlegate Apartment complex on three-acres of former farmland at its edge.

After two rejections by the Argay Neighborhood Association of his plans to develop three-acres of former farmland, Chet Antonsen, pictured here at an Argay meeting in 2013, said he will build row houses on the parcel rather than make another attempt to get neighborhood support for his mitigation plans.

After two rejections by the Argay Neighborhood Association of his plans to develop three-acres of former farmland, Chet Antonsen, pictured here at an Argay meeting in 2013, said he will build row houses on the parcel rather than make another attempt to get neighborhood support for his mitigation plans.

After two overwhelming rejections by the Argay Neighborhood Association of Antonsen’s plans mitigating the development’s impact, they might be right.


Argay man robbed at gunpoint

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Yesterday, Sunday June 15, at about 2:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in outer Northeast Portland, on the report of a pedestrian robbery.

When officers arrived, the victim told police he was approached by three African American males at the corner of Northeast 125th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard and that one of them punched him and another pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police said.

The victim also told police the suspects took his money and ran away southbound on 125th Avenue.


Glendoveer Woods offers mixed-use units near light rail

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Construction is underway for a new apartment complex in Hazelwood that will include features for people with disabilities in each of its 112 units. Workers broke ground in January and expect to finish the project by January 2015. The complex, which lies between Northeast Glisan and East Burnside streets, is close to MAX light rail.

GRAPHIC COURTESY STUDIO 3 ARCHITECTUREAn overhead view of Glendoveer Woods, the new apartment complex that broke ground on 146th Avenue between Northeast Glisan and East Burnside streets in January. The 112-unit complex features universal design features for people with disabilities.

The 106,000-square-foot Glendoveer Woods Apartment complex, 333 N.E. 146th Ave., has 135 parking spaces on its three-acre site. Its developer, Wilsonville’s Marathon Development and Acquisition Company, received a ten-year tax exemption from city council in March 2012 for including 20 percent affordable units. Families or individuals must be at or below 60 percent of median family income to quality for those units.


Parkrose Hardware sold to Mississippi company

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Parkrose Hardware, the anchor business in Parkrose, was recently sold to Central Network Retail Group, a Natchez, Mississippi Limited Liability Corporation that operates 45 hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in nine states under ten different brands. “We are excited about the addition of Parkrose Hardware to our company,” said Jimmy R. Smith, chairperson of CNRG in a news release. “Parkrose [Hardware] is our first step out west and will serve as a foundation for our growth in the Pacific Northwest.”

 Parkrose Hardware was sold to a Mississippi company recently. Co-owner Bryan Ableidinger poses in his store's extensive fastener department in December 2012 when the store was undergoing a complete remodel.

Parkrose Hardware was sold to a Mississippi company recently. Co-owner Bryan Ableidinger poses in his store’s extensive fastener department in December 2012 when the store was undergoing a complete remodel.


Empties for water polo

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Support the Parkrose High water polo team with your refundable cans and bottles Saturday, June 7.

Support the Parkrose High water polo team with your refundable cans and bottles Saturday, June 7. Team members will be on hand at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to divest you these valuable containers.

Team members will be on hand in Parkrose High School’s east parking lot, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to divest you these valuable containers.