Posts Tagged ‘east portland’

Truck traffic roils Argay neighborhood

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Trucks carrying crushed rock to repair the Union Pacific railroad bed along the north side of I-84 are ravaging streets in Argay, says longtime resident Alan Brown, who has been documenting the damage.

Into the third week of all-day heavy construction activity on Northeast Rose Parkway and 131st and 135th avenues, Brown said streets trucks use are showing wear and tear, even cracks.

For the last three weeks, trucks roll through Argay on the way to Rose Parkway and access to the railroad bed next to I-84.

The trucks enter the Argay neighborhood from Sandy Blvd. onto Northeast 141st Avenue, move north to Fremont Street and then either continue up to Rose Parkway or turn, and go along Fremont to one of the numbered streets that connect to Rose Parkway.

Family Fun Day fun for families

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Families, congregants, neighbors and friends gathered Faithful Savior Ministries Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the second Family Fun Day.

A rock climbing wall, face painting, food, a bounce house, music and midway booths were all part of the church’s outreach to the community.

At Faithful Savior ministries Family Fun Day last month, kids lined up to climb the rock wall.


Added this year, a free school supplies giveaway was part of the festivities.

No summer vacation from hunger

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Last month, employee volunteers from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Oregon Food Bank workers distributed more than 3,500 pounds of fresh food and produce to 100 low-income families at Impact NW’s Dancing Tree Family Center in east Portland.

Designed to raise awareness of childhood hunger and healthy options for families, the event was part of Summer Harvest Week, one segment of Regence’s three-year commitment of funds, food and time to OFB.

During a distribution of fresh food and produce for low-income families, nine-year-old Jadyn Robertson eyes the yogurt volunteer Jerry Hall readies for her and mom Joyce.

East Portland more than just “East Portland”

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

For more than a decade, there has been a movement by the long serving neighborhood association leaders to lump every neighborhood east of 82nd Avenue together, calling them all “East Portland”.

And, using the grammatically incorrect capital “E” to boot!

While the underlying reasoning might be to draw city bureaucrats’ and their bosses’ attention to our often neglected, most populous area of Portland, I find this campaign to be counterproductive.

I applaud area leaders’ efforts to attract the attention of City Hall, however, the residue created by stressing this negative term sticks to every east Portland neighborhood.

TIP Cruise-in Saturday

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The Trauma Intervention Program of Portland and Vancouver holds their third annual cruise-in and cook out Saturday, June 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland Fire Bureau Training Center, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. in the Argay neighborhood of east Portland.

With the paid registration — $20 per car — participants receive “goody bags”.

The Trauma Intervention Program holds their third annual cruise-in and cook out Saturday, June 15th from 10 :30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland Fire Bureau Training Center, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave.

Along with special awards, trophies are presented to category winners,

The festivities include a raffle, live music, a dunk tank and cake walk; Portland firefighters are cooking lunch.

With more than 200 volunteers, ages 15 to 78, the TIP program of Portland and Vancouver is a national, non-profit organization.

Yaw’s Top Notch Restaurant flames out

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

After an eight month run, and nearly a 30 year absence from Portland, Yaw’s Top Notch Restaurant, at 11340 N.E. Halsey St. in Gateway, closed its doors last week, perhaps forever.

When the first restaurant named Yaw’s opened in September 2012, it carried great expectations, high hopes and a built-in fan base.

In July 2012, when Yaw’s Top Notch was under construction, owner Stephen P. Yaw, Sr., poses with Barby Radmacher.

With a publicized labor dispute and other problems at the Gateway restaurant, owner Stephen P. Yaw, Sr. was evicted for non-payment of rent, according to property owner Dan Banes.

May issue recap

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The May 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online.

Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here.

LaShawn McCarthey, Prescott Elementary SUN site manager, poses with some of his students, from left, fifth grader Anthony Green, first grader Rickiya Overton and fifth grader Forrest Clark. Students participate in up to 45 minutes of daily homework help.

This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East Portland Action Plan face budget cuts; Parkrose school board candidates answer a question and, how do Mid-county restaurants rate?

April issue recap

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The April edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online.

Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here.

The David Douglas High School wrestling team celebrates first place in the 6A team title of the OSAA 2013 Wrestling State Championships at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

How do Mid-county restaurants rate?

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

There are approximately 3000 restaurants in Multnomah County, about 350 in east Portland.

Multnomah County Health Department Environmental Health Specialists conduct unannounced inspections of food service establishments.

These inspectors ensure food safety by evaluating food worker habits and practices, where food comes from and how it is stored in the restaurant, how food is prepared and cooked, cooling, holding and reheating temperatures.

Inspectors report observed violations that are not in compliance with Oregon Revised Statute 624 and Oregon Administrative Rule. This law and these rules are designed to identify violations that can contribute to food borne illness.

Bradford’s beefs up

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Five years ago, when Brad Fouts bought the old Candy Store in Gateway, part of his long-term plan was to remake and remodel the restaurant’s kitchen. Recently, he put the final changes on a $75,000 kitchen and bar remodeling project.

Fouts said that to make Bradford’s Sports Lounge an east Portland destination for diners from all over the metro area, like the Ringside East is and the Refectory was, the odd-shaped, inefficient food preparation space needed a complete makeover and updating.