Group Selects Trashcans, Benches for Halsey-Weidler Corridor

by on Apr 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Members of the Halsey-Weidler corridor work group showed up on March 12 at a Riverview Bank conference room to talk trash. Trashcans, that is, along with benches.   The group selected a stylish, smoothly tapered trashcan with a single side opening manufactured by landscapeforms, a company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Called the “Austin,” they cost about $1,300 each.   Choosing favorites among four competing trashcans and...
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April 2015 Memo posted online

by on Apr 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Mid-county Memo‘s April 2015 edition posted online. Cristell Gonzalez Perez was named Parkrose High school’s 2015 Rose Festival Princess. In her court are, from left, Lilia Bechtel, Jade Bradford and Theresa Nguyen. This month’s feature stories include: A piece about east Portland’s diverse Rose Festival Court representatives. An article about Mid-county residents desire to secede Our series on Mid-county Community...
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Neighbors’ Post Traumatic Strip Club Stress Surfaces

by on Mar 31, 2015 | 0 comments

It was an oft-used recipe from the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement cookbook. In February, ONI Liquor Licensing Program Coordinator Mike Boyer prepared and served neighbors of Jody’s—the former strip club in Hazelwood— this hot, spicy heartburn-inducing dish. Neighbors fought to keep from eating another strip club. Rebeckah and Tim Lyons, who not only bought Jody’s in 2014 but also the building and property, met...
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City wants development split–maybe

by on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

After arguing with the city and developers for nearly two years over access points to a proposed apartment development, neighbors had every reason to feel good about what they heard during a two-hour presentation from the city’s Kurt Krueger at March’s Argay Neighborhood Association meeting. At the March Argay Neighborhood Association meeting, Kurt Krueger, senior development review manager for the city’s Bureau of...
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East Portland Citizens Want to Secede

by on Mar 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Stymied in their first attempt to de-annex a significant portion of the city of Portland, three east Portland citizens have vowed to rewrite their recently rejected petition, reformat the demand into an initiative petition, and gather the 31,345 signatures needed to land it on the November 2016 ballot. The East Portland de-annexation Secession group uses this map created for the city’s East Portland Neighborhood Office to illustrate the...
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Rose Apartments Bloom April 1

by on Mar 26, 2015 | 0 comments

The first tenants start moving into the Rose West building, 9700 N.E. Everett Ct., of the new Rose Apartment complex April 1, with more move-ins staggered throughout the month. The Rose Apartments, 328 N.E. 97th Ave. get final changes before a May 6 grand opening ceremony. In the Gateway Regional Center Urban Renewal Area, the 90-unit, $10.5 million project is close to light rail and Glisan Street’s I-205 interchange. The first tenants...
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Next Argay Terrace Meeting Topic: ‘Why is Connectivity Good For Us?’

by on Mar 10, 2015 | 0 comments

The Argay Neighborhood Association general membership meeting is set for Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Portland Fire & Rescue Station 02, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Courtesy Kurt Krueger Kurt Krueger, development review manager for the city of Portland, speaks at the March 17 Argay Neighborhood Association meeting about the city and Metro’s neighborhood connectivity policy. The guest speaker at the meeting will be Kurt Krueger,...
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March 2015 Edition Posted Online

by on Mar 5, 2015 | 0 comments

The March 2015 Mid-county Memo posted online today. Read all about it. THE OREGONIAN/BRUCE ELY For what would be former Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey’s final public appearance the day before his premature death, he visited the Madison High School campus (along with former Trail Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant) in recognition of Black History Month in February. Kersey, 52, was a role model whose life and works were a visceral reminder to...
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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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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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