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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Low-income Development Irish Moss Opens for Occupancy

by on Dec 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, Mayor Charlie Hales and Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey joined PHC Northwest Interim CEO Deb Houston at the opening of Irish Moss, the non-profit’s new, 27-unit low-income housing development on East Burnside Street at Northeast 141st Avenue in the Parkrose School District panhandle. Last month, Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, left, and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, right, spoke at the official opening...
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82nd Avenue improvements planned

by on Dec 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, the Oregon Department of Transportation, which currently has jurisdiction over 82nd Avenue, kicked off its 82nd Avenue Improvement Plan. In many ways, 82nd Avenue is the best of roads and the worst of roads.  Last month, east Portland legislators, from left, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, State Senator Michael Dembrow and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner hosted the first of many Town Hall meetings on 82nd Avenue improvements. Alongside...
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Argay Terrace: Portland Has a Plan for Your Future, is it the Future You Want?

by on Oct 31, 2014 | 1 comment

A Letter to the Editor from Argay Neighborhood Association Board Member Al Brown: Portland is currently in the second phase of its revision of the city-wide 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The new, 16-acre Beech Park in the Argay Terrace neighborhood is expected to be built-out by 2017, according to parks officials. It’s not new zoning for the city; however, the plan serves as the general road map city planners follow over the next 20 years when...
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82nd Ave. Opportunities Town Hall

by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

On Thursday, Nov. 6th three east Portland legislators host a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Hall at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave. Hosted by state Sen. Michael Dembrow, Reps. Alissa Keny-Guyer and Barbara Smith Warner, the event includes not only a presentation from Oregon Department of Transportation officials on the planning process for a transportation...
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Argay Terrace neighbors, developer reach rapprochement

by on Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments

“If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it is partly because that is the road they generally start out on.” — Stephen Garrard Post The day after Al Brown’s unanimous election (5-0) to the Argay Neighborhood Association board, also chair of its Land Use Committee, he got to work on his plan to bring city planners and developer Chet Antonsen closer to the group’s ideals of what they want to see in...
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Vandalism blows Windscape Away

by on Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments

We got a call recently from reader John Chinakos. He wanted to know what happened to the array of red poles in the traffic jug handle at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street at the edge of the Parkrose Heights neighborhood that city workers removed recently. Chinakos’ call was not unique. Since its creation in late 2008, and despite a half-dozen Lee Perlman reports of its evolution and a front-page feature when it was being...
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Halsey-Weidler Corridor Work Group Applies for Two PDC Grants

by on Oct 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Tackling the task of how to breathe both charm and safety into the business corridor stretching between Northeast 102nd and 112th avenues, on Northeast Halsey and Weidler streets, the Halsey-Weidler work group met several times in September, tweaking their ideas for two grants they hope to receive. One grant for $23,000 would add several benches and trashcans along the corridor. A second for $44,000 would fund a design process, including...
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