East Precinct holds open house

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

On Saturday, August 19, east Portland residents had an opportunity to visit Portland Police Bureau’s (PPB’s) East Precinct, 737 S.E. 106th Ave., to meet and greet officers, command staff and other employees stationed at this southeast command post to learn what goes on there—and to eat ice cream. The open house, coordinated by Administrative...
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82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan enters final stages

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

The fat lady is about to sing. With the incoming of fall, there are only two seasons left before the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans on capping off its rigorous 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan. Last month, the third Community Advisory Committee met for its sixth meeting to unveil public feedback for the plan. The seventh...
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Gateway Park groundbreaking uncertain

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017

One ambitious Gateway-focused project looks like it’s having some trouble flying off the runway. The Gateway Park Project, which is a methodical mesh of mixed-use community space, began its fledgling stages of development back in June 2016. The project is the product of a determined partnership between Human Solutions, an organization dedicated...
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Childhood hunger drove Alley to career feeding the hungry

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

For more than 25 years, Judy Alley fed the hungry, clothed the poor and sheltered the indigent as executive director of SnowCap Community Charities, the east Multnomah County food bank. She retires in October. by PATRICIA RIMMER  SPECIAL TO THE MID-COUNTY MEMO “My childhood experience is what motivated me to work at SnowCap,” said Judy Alley,...
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Division transit group talks about electric buses

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

Electric buses and trees were the main topic of discussion at the August meeting of the Division Transit Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on Aug. 17 at Portland Community College Southeast. The hour-long meeting was rather sparsely attended, with at least three TriMet employees among the 15 people in the audience. This was probably due...
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City’s reaction to Parkrose RV homeless camp sparks mixed feelings

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017

Everybody’s moving to Oregon, but not all transplants can afford a home. This is a trend already seen with the resident population. A federally mandated 2017 Multnomah County point-in-time survey has revealed that in the last two years, homelessness has increased in Portland by 6 percent. This isn’t news for businesses strewn across Northeast...
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Hundreds march in support of refugees and immigrants

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017

Hundreds of people—dozens with their dogs—descended on Mid-county last month to march in the Walk with Refugees and Immigrants, showing their support for new Portlanders. The walk was part of the city’s Sunday Parkways—a bicycle-centric annual event held in different parts of Portland that shuts streets to vehicular traffic for a day. The Walk,...
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School board considers adding Equity Committee

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

If you’re into politics, 2017 has reached peak reality TV. And things haven’t only been juicy on the national front—east Portland has been provided with a rollercoaster all its own in the David Douglas School Board. A quick recap: In March, during a debate over the Inclusive District Resolution—a roadmap detailing how the David Douglas School...
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Sunday Parkways rolls through Mid-county for the first time

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017

Avid bicyclists Chris and Jan Fuegy had never visited outer Northeast Portland before last month. Sunday Parkways, the 10-year-old bicycle- and pedestrian-centric event produced by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, which was held for the first time in Mid-county, drew the Southwest Portland couple. Using a route map, they picked the...
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Experience Middle Eastern Culture at George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017

The 40th annual Middle East Festival is Sunday, Aug. 27 from noon until 7 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave. This event features food, entertainment and fun. Middle East Festival volunteers make meat and spinach pies for the annual Middle East Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave....
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Gateway Discovery and Luuwit View preview

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017

As has been extensively reported in these pages, there are two new city parks under construction that have been in the works for nearly 10 and 55 years, respectively. Both are set to finally open to the public this fall, and Mid-county Memo got an exclusive tour of the Gateway Discovery and Luuwit View parks, as they’re now known. Luuwit View: A...
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Argay tennis courts renovation: Game point

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

The tennis courts at Argay Park have begun their overhaul, with the four courts getting a complete facelift. New surfaces, nets, stanchions, benches, a water fountain and more features are being installed to bring the currently dilapidated courts back to life. As is frequently the case with such projects, not everyone is overjoyed. Emily Doumerc...
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