Archive for the ‘east Portland’ Category

Driver doing donuts damages another vehicle

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

On Monday night around 11 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the Mall 205 area when he heard car tires screeching.

While investigating the noise, the officer was nearly hit by the reckless driver, who was doing donuts, and then sped away.

When police responded to the area to locate the vehicle, an officer came across an accident where the suspect vehicle crashed into another car at Southeast 96th Avenue and Market Street.

The driver of the second car had to be removed from the vehicle by Portland Fire & Rescue personnel.

Sandy Boulevard re-opens between 122nd and 138th avenues

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe, according to Oregon Department of Transportation Public Information officer Don Hamilton.

 Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between Northeast 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe,Intermittent lane closures are needed in the weeks ahead to complete the project and pedestrians will need to use caution as the sidewalk work is not yet complete, but Northeast Sandy Blvd. is  once again a through street in the Argay neighborhood.

Mill Park medical marijuana dispensary marks two years with two-fer

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

To celebrate its second year in business, ReLeaf MM, an east Portland medical marijuana dispensary is offering new and current patients a buy one get one promotion during the month of September. When patients buy one gram, they’ll get a second of equal or lesser value free.

To mark their second anniversary, ReLeaf MM, a medical marijuana dispensary in east Portland has a two-for-one offer for patients during the month of September.Owner Dave Slack said he loves his Mill Park neighborhood location at 1034 S.E. 122nd Avenue. “We support and love our community. We have gotten to know many neighbors who are now patients,” he said. “122nd Avenue is a great location for not only the neighborhood patients, but also very convenient for people to find us from all over Portland; just like our [business] cards say.”

Northeast 82nd Avenue gets crosswalk sting today

Monday, August 11th, 2014

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked, drivers must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street crossing in east Portland’s Madison South neighborhood has no paint lines at the crosswalk; however, it does have a pedestrian median island and signage to alert drivers to the possible presence of pedestrians in the crossing.

August 2014 Mid-county Memo

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The August issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online this week.

an east Portland pools free-swim guide


This month’s feature stories are:

The Halsey-Weidler corridor Working Group got a pleasant surprise when Portland Development Commission representatives told them money for improvements tripled; obituaries on Dr. Leo J. Freiermuth and Joel Caldera; an east Portland pools free-swim guide; after more than five decades, Parkrose tire king Bob Brown retires, and finally this month, a Parkrose Heights brain tumor survivor walks for a cure.

In addition to this month’s feature stories, August Departments–Memo Calendar, Memo Pad, Business Memos, and the Meals on Wheels monthly menu, are full of news about east Portland.

Crosswalk sting in Parkrose Friday

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Operation Undercover Crossing, the first in a series of vehicle and pedestrian sting operations conducted by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office this summer, begins in Parkrose tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk just south of Prescott Street on 102nd Avenue.

Friday, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office commences Operation Undercover Crossing, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 102nd Avenue at the marked crosswalk just south of Prescott Street.

The goal of the MCSO is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

Both drivers and pedestrians will be observed during this mission, according to police.

Kitzhaber recognizes east Portland school’s excellence

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Portland Christian Schools’ Early Childhood Education Department recently received a five-star rating after participating in Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System recently awarded Early Childhood Education Department at Portland Christian Schools' a five-star rating, the groups highest.


QRIS aims to raise the quality and consistency of childcare and early learning programs across the state.

PCS was the only Christian school to receive a five-star quality program rating, which is the highest rating in the state.

In order to receive the rating, the ECE program participated in an on-site evaluation to demonstrate that they are using the best possible practices in adult-child interaction.

Three cheers for pop cans and bottle returns

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The Parkrose Bronco cheer squad is ready to rah, rah, rah your donation of returnable cans and bottles Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to p.m. at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Donate your returnable pop cans, bottles and plastics to the Parkrose Bronco Boosters Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12003 N.E. Shaver St. in the high school’s east parking lot.

Parkrose Bronco Boosters use funds raised from these collections to support student programs and activities throughout the school year.

All you have to do to show your Bronco spirit, is bag up your empties, toss them in the trunk and make the short trip down to the high school.

The cheer squad does the rest.

Tire king Bob Brown retires, passes scepter to sons

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

After a 52-year career in the tire and automotive service business, Bob Brown of Bob Brown Tire Center has retired, leaving the business in the hands of sons Kelly and Brian. The brothers will operate as Brown’s Parkrose Tire Factory, signifying their new affiliation with Tire Factory, a regional coop of dealer-owned retail stores.

Bob Brown, fourth from left, calls it quits after more than 52 years in the tire and automotive business. He sold the assets Bob Brown Tire Center in April to the Tire Factory, a regional, member-owned group of more than 200 tire retailers. Bob's sons, Brian and Kelly, from right, stay on at the re-christened Brown's Parkrose Tire Factory, while 35-year office manager Estelle Fuller, far left, daughter Debbie (Brown) Codino, and wife Mary drive off into the sunset with Bob.

The elder Brown began to learn skills of the automotive trade from his father, Hank Brown, who ran a tire-recapping business. After working a as a manager for Les Schwab and Woody Froom, Bob began selling tires out of his garage in June 1978.

The Grotto names new executive director

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

East Portland’s National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, or The Grotto as we locals call it, has welcomed Thomas Fullmer as its new executive director.

Portland native Thomas Fullmer, left, has stepped in as The Grotto's executive director. Fr. Jack Topper will stay on as the spiritual leader.


Servite Fr. Jack Topper, executive director since 1991, will remain at The Grotto serving as rector. While Fullmer becomes the administrative leader of The Grotto, Topper will be the spiritual leader and will continue to lead the religious ministries.

Fullmer is a Portland native who has been a frequent visitor to The Grotto all his life. He has always been involved, to some extent, in non-profit organizations, including serving as board president of Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation and as director of business development for the Total Development Center, a non-profit center working with youth.