New city proposed for east Portland

by on Mar 3, 2015 | 0 comments

There is a small but earnest group of folks who live in the Portland neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue who are calling for the area to secede from the city. Last month, an initiative petition to de-annex east Portland from the rest of the city was filed with the city auditor’s office. Petitioners need more than 31,000 signatures by July 2016 to qualify for the November 2016 general election ballot. Since annexation by Portland back in the...
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Historic Parkrose manager is history

by on Feb 28, 2015 | 0 comments

After two years as the first revitalization manager of Historic Parkrose, Bridget Bayer is leaving the job. “I’ve been thinking about leaving Historic Parkrose for only a little while now,” Bayer said in an email. “I want to finish a book about building community through events and return to consulting to help others start this kind of endeavor.”  Historic Parkrose Revitalization Manager Bridget Bayer, third from...
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Business groups hold ‘Community Summit’

by on Feb 3, 2015 | 0 comments

As a way to get to know the people associated with the many organizations they serve, Historic Parkrose District Manger Bridget Bayer and new Parkrose Business Association Executive Director Katie Meyer host what they are calling a “Community Summit” in February. The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative  group known as Historic Parkrose held dozens of events and meetings in 2014. District Manager Bridget Bayer is pictured at one of them with Mark...
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City snags development plan

by on Jan 29, 2015 | 0 comments

Most of the seventy people attending January’s Argay Neighborhood Association general meeting were there to hear an update on Castlegate, the proposed apartment development at the east end of their neighborhood.  New Argay Neighborhood Association board members, from left, Doug Cook, Bill Lindekugel and Craig Tolonen at January’s meeting. The three-acres of former farmland lies between the Parkrose Chateau retirement community and...
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Police Arrest Meth Addict, Recover Stolen Camera from Car

by on Jan 29, 2015 | 0 comments

After a traffic stop on Southeast 102nd Avenue and Ankeny Street Tuesday, police arrested 22-year-old Jacqueline Tasha Moore for the misdemeanor offense of driving while revoked and possession of methamphetamine. Police arrested 22-year-old Jacqueline Tasha Moore for driving while revoked and possession of methamphetamine. During a search of the vehicle, police recovered a Canon digital camera and related equipment that, based on their...
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Thinning Herd Forces Elks to Sell Lodge

by on Jan 28, 2015 | 0 comments

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Gateway closed the sale of their 30,000 sq. ft. lodge building and the five acres surrounding it to the David Douglas School District for $3.8 million. Due to falling membership and dues, the Elks Gateway Lodge and property was sold to the David Douglas School District last month for $3.8 million dollars. Third generation Elks Tom Frazey, current Exalted Ruler, and Public...
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12-year-old boy stabbed in Gateway Fred Meyer’s parking lot

by on Jan 25, 2015 | 0 comments

This afternoon, around 2 p.m, police from East Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing in the parking lot of the Gateway Fred Meyer at 1111 N.E. 102nd Avenue. When police and medical personnel arrived, they found a 12-year-old boy suffering from serious slashing wounds to his chest. The boy was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. The 12-year-old told police the person who stabbed him was chasing...
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Car thief rams police cars during east Portland chase

by on Jan 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Suspected car thief Brandon Boik was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Friday after leading police on a pursuit, which included the suspect ramming police vehicles to get out of a dead-end street. Brandon Boik, 26, was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail Friday after allegedly stealing a vehicle  and ramming police cars. His bail is set at $250,000. Friday evening, around 5:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded...
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Brazen metal thieves caught red-handed

by on Jan 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Police arrested two men without incident around 2:30 a.m. on Friday Jan. 9 after a report they were stealing a Parkrose church’s outside air conditioning unit. Police arrested 53-year-old Brian Lloyd Mitchell, and 28-year-old Carlos Michel-Apolinar for attempting to steal a Parkrose church’s outside air conditioning units on Friday Jan. 9. Due to a report from the about a previous theft, police were aware of the activity in the...
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Former Bill’s Steakhouse Owner Passes

by on Dec 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Former Bill’s Steakhouse owner Howard Mark Budlong–Mark to everyone–passed away Sunday, Dec. 28 at age 82 with family by his side, according to today’s obituary published in the Oregonian. In 1992, at the Mid-county Memo Community Awards ceremony, Mark Budlong accepts the Social Service Award plaque from former Multnomah County Commissioner Sharron Kelley. Budlong owned and operated Bill’s Steakhouse in Parkrose...
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