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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Can Man Continues 20 years of Collecting Cans, Cash for Kids

by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. The other day he called because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups. Seems a story we did about his charitable activities a few years ago (“Can Man Cashes it in” March 2012 MCM) led people to believe he ceased all his volunteer work for health reasons; he hasn’t. “When it [the...
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Three cheers for pop cans and bottle returns

by on Aug 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The Parkrose Bronco cheer squad is ready to rah, rah, rah your donation of returnable cans and bottles Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to p.m. at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. Parkrose Bronco Boosters use funds raised from these collections to support student programs and activities throughout the school year. All you have to do to show your Bronco spirit, is bag up your empties, toss them in the trunk and make the short trip down to...
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Police investigate Parkrose shooting

by on Jun 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Police responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired neared Northeast 109th Avenue and Wygant Street in Parkrose early today. As officers were responding around 3:30 a.m., a caller reported her residence at 10934 Northeast Wygant Street was hit by gunfire, but that everyone inside was unharmed, police said. When  they arrived and located the victim’s apartment, police said they found several bullet holes to the rear of her residence. The...
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Spada Farms opens for season

by on May 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Ron Spada of Spada Farms called in to let us know his farmstand in Parkrose is open for the season. Located in Kmart’s north parking lot along Sandy Boulevard near 123rd Avenue, his famous Hood and Albion strawberries sell for $25 a crate, $15 for a half, or $3 a hallock (basket). Spada carries most native berries at his stand as they come into season, and usually closes in late October/early November. For the do-it-yourself type, he has...
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