Grant makes math friendlier for east Portland students, teachers

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017

If math wasn’t your strong suit back in the day, you can rest assured that there are many who still feel your pain. Yet mathematical scores for two Portland school districts—David Douglas and Centennial—now appear to sting a little less. How could math possibly get any easier, you may ask. Let’s talk the EaMML. Thanks to a little help from the...
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Friends of Gateway Green scores grant

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017

Things are moving right along for the Gateway district wayfinding and rebranding projects, which are currently in the good hands of Friends of Gateway Green and local design firm Propel Studio. At a Sept. 21 open house, the two organizations—along with Heather Hoell of Venture Portland—discussed immediate plans following the results of a public...
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No trip wires found in Gateway Green

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017

In September, the blog reported—later picked up by the weekly alternative newspaper the Portland Mercury—that there have been allegations of “trip wires” on the trails of Gateway Green, Portland’s newest—and only—25-acre mountain bike park. When Portland Parks & Recreation went to search the site, they found nothing. “On the...
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Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Dorinda Alyce Daggett Holloway May 29, 1946–Sept. 9, 2017 Dorinda Alyce Daggett Holloway passed away Sept. 9, 2017, at the age of 71. Her family mourns the loss of their treasured wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Dinda, as she was known, is pictured with her beloved mother and namesake, Dorinda Ann Daggett. Born May 29, 1946, in St....
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Mural marks Parkrose’s agricultural history

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Gateway isn’t the only district experimenting with rebranding. “One of the things we’re trying to do in Parkrose is ‘place-making,’ to make the area feel like a cohesive neighborhood,” says Mingus Mapps from Historic Parkrose. “We wanted to integrate that building into the neighborhood, and the mural references Parkrose’s historic past. We were...
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82nd Avenue open house narrows immediate improvements

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

The people have spoken, but more words are needed. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) held an open house centered on the 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting’s intent was to gauge community opinion on what improvements denizens would like ODOT to prioritize as part of the...
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Argay Park refurbished tennis courts reopened

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

“Hello! it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Amanda Fritz, quoting Mr. Rogers, to open her remarks on the tennis courts at Argay Park, which have completed their renovations and are fully reopened for community use. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the cold and steady rain, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) opened the...
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Portland’s only sports bar bakery

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

When Jason Kindle opened a sports bar, he never expected it to become a bakery. While you might stroll into Bridge City Taproom expecting crinkled PBRs, frothy IPAs and disgruntled Timbers fans you’ll find cozy enclaves of regulars digging through pudding cakes, ice cream pies modeled after candy bars and cinnamon- and snickerdoodle-flavored ice...
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Nonprofit breaks ground on apartments in Hazelwood

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

In September, Central City Concern broke ground on their newest development and hosted a walkthrough for stakeholders. The future site of 153 apartments at Southeast Stark Street and 122nd Avenue hosted representatives from Adventist Health Portland, OHSU, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Providence Health and Care Services Portland and CareOregon....
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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church pays its last respects

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017

Call it a tale of two churches. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St. in Parkrose, which dramatically split its membership following a moral roadblock back in 2010, is succumbing to internal turmoil and throwing in the towel after 73 years. Its last services took place Oct. 29. At a recent October Sunday service, only six to...
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New park opens in east Portland

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

The excitement for the new parks on the east side of Portland is nearly insatiable as people turned out in throngs for the grand opening of the long-awaited, $11.8 million dollar, 16-acre jewel of the Portland parks system, Luuwit View Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. Despite the heavy rain that persisted for the entirety of the ceremony—so fitting in...
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82nd Avenue looks at life after 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017

82nd Avenue is the spine that connects east and west Portland. The 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan, as the Mid-county Memo previously reported, is the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) rigorous series of projects designed to work out kinks in the road. The plan means to identify four priority areas and safety projects that can...
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