Argay neighborhood still angry over farmland’s development

by on Sep 30, 2015 | 0 comments

For nearly two years, a proposed apartment development on 2.9 acres of former farmland has roiled the Argay Terrace neighborhood. The sign it was approaching a climax was a sign—literally. Last week, Developer Chet Antonsen erected a sign in front of the single-family brick house at 3001 N.E. 148th Ave., offering to give it away to anyone willing to...
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Argay Neighborhood Meeting Set

by on Sep 17, 2015 | 0 comments

The Argay Neighborhood Association holds its next general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 22, inside Fire Station #2, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Argay Neighborhood Association Land Use Chair Al Brown, left, updates neighbors on the 2035 Comprehensive Plan at the next ANA general meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. inside Portland Fire Bureau’s Station #2, 4800...
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Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree Coming to Parkrose in 2016

by on Jul 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Yesterday, former Parkrose Hardware co-owner Bryan Ableidinger announced he’s applying for a city building permit for a new 22,000 sq. ft. structure for two tenants, Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree. A bank for decades, this Parkrose building, which is currently occupied by Good World Chinese Restaurant & Lounge, closes Sept. 1 for demolition to make way for a new...
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June 2015 edition posted

by on Jun 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The June 2015 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online. Links to stories and departments are below. With nine-month-old daughter Molly in tow Hazelwood resident Jake Herbst often strolls to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near his home to shop. Herbst, a 2003 David Douglas High School graduate said he is looking forward to his first Father’s Day....
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Halsey-Weidler work group seeks variances for trashcans, benches

by on May 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Seven new trashcans and five benches might appear in front of businesses along the Halsey-Weidler corridor as early as June, according to Tom Badrick, a member of the Halsey-Weidler corridor work group. Benches similar to these could appear in the Halsey-Weidler corridor from Northeast 102nd to 112th avenues as early as June. During the past weeks, Halsey-Weidler corridor work...
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Rose Apartments holds grand opening May 6

by on May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The grand opening for the new The Rose Apartments complex is Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at the building, 328 N.E. 97th Ave. Tours of the $10.5 million complex are held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Rose Apartments developer holds a grand-opening celebration Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. In January, workers...
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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.  ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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