Posted by on Sep 15, 2018

We welcome submission of obituaries for free publication in the Mid-county Memo. Please send copy and a photo to Submissions may be edited for clarity and will be included on a space-available basis.  Roland Wong Aug. 4, 1940–May 8, 2018 Roland Wong, a longtime resident of Parkrose passed away May 8 at Portland Adventist...
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Hansen Shelter property update

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

After publishing last month’s story on the former Hansen Shelter for homeless (“Whither Hansen? A look at life after the shelter,” MCM Aug. 2018), Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson sent us a statement on the timeline for the Hansen property: “Over the last several weeks, my office has received great feedback and suggestions from...
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122nd Avenue next street in line for PBOT transformation

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018

East Portland arterials are finally getting the attention they deserve. Next on the docket: the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT’s) 122nd Avenue Plan. Northeast 122nd Avenue from Southeast Foster to Northeast Marine Drive may be the latest major east Portland street to gain updated crossings, lights and signal changes among improved...
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Middle East Festival marks 41 years

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018

Last month, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave, held its 41st annual Middle East Festival, where hospitality is a key component. The one-day event at the church in the Wilkes neighborhood has grown so large—more than 600 people attended this year—that its volunteer organizers are considering making it a two-day party next...
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‘Windscape’ redesign likely to see action this fall

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018

Against the odds, one revitalization effort might be happening sooner rather than later: a $60,000 Prosper Portland grant allotted toward fixing up the “Windscape,” a Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)-owned traffic roundabout island at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street. The traffic Jughandle is known to be littered with both weeds...
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Glisan Street lane reductions have neighbors concerned

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

As early as 2019, you’ll have half as many lanes to choose from on parts of Northeast Glisan Street between Northeast 105th and 160th avenues. Starting next year, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to restripe popular sections of the street, minimizing the current five-lane configuration to three.  The city gives two reasons for...
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Gateway Discovery Park opens to rave reviews

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018

Gateway Discovery Park is open for business after years of planning and construction, delays and design innovations. The new 3.2-acre park at 10520 N.E. Halsey St., built on the former site of a bowling alley and buffet restaurant, welcomed the community Saturday, Aug. 4, with a bash featuring dancing, play, speeches from the stakeholders and a...
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Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project starts in September

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018

“The Halsey-Weidler [project] is about to go to construction. It’s starting next month,” says Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) project manager Elizabeth Mahon. “It’s needed a lot of love for a long time, and fortunately, we now have the money to do all of it because of all the work everybody has done advocating at the local and state...
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City Council Candidates Answer Questions About East Portland Issues

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

The Memo recently asked City Council candidates Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty three questions about east Portland issues. Here are the questions and their answers: 1. The homeless issue is crippling east Portland. As a new commissioner, how will you address east Portland’s homeless crisis and deal with illegal camping and the garbage...
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How does your favorite restaurant rate?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018

There are approximately 3000 restaurants in Multnomah County and about 350 in Mid-Multnomah County.  Multnomah County Health Department Environmental Health Specialists conduct unannounced inspections of food service establishments.  Priority violations unable to be corrected at the time of the inspection must be corrected within 14 days and...
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East Portland Obituaries

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

We welcome submission of obituaries for free publication in the Mid-county Memo. Please send your copy and a photo to Submissions may be edited for clarity and will be included on a space-available basis.  James E. Winwood May 26, 1953 – June 21, 2018 Formerly of Portland, “Jim” Winwood—husband, brother, father,...
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