Experience Middle Eastern culture at George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 | 0 comments

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. Set for Saturday, Aug. 27, this year is the 40th anniversary of the festival.

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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Argay Terrace Neighborhood Garage Sale Starts Friday, Aug. 4

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association, tucked between Northeast 122nd and 148th avenues and I-84 and Sandy Boulevard, is holding its annual neighborhood garage sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4, 5, and 6.

The Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association is holding its annual neighborhood-wide garage sale Aug. 4, 5 and 6. If you want to be involved, call ATNA Events Chair Katie Beymer at 503-807-9284.

Official sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Last year, more than 45 families participated, and from the rate of initial registrations, it looks to be an even larger event this year.

The Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association, tucked between Northeast 122nd and 148th avenues and I-84 and Sandy Boulevard, is holding its annual neighborhood garage sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4, 5, and 6. The Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association is holding its annual neighborhood-wide garage sale Aug. 4, 5 and 6. If you want to be...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Solving East Portland Homicide

Posted by on May 31, 2017 | 0 comments

On Saturday April 15, 2017, around 12:30 p.m., police responded to the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and one person down on the ground.

A witness was able to provide a description on one of the three suspects to a Forensic Sketch Artist, who developed a sketch of the person. Submit an anonymous tip: Text CRIMES (274637) – Type 823HELP, followed by the tip, or online here

When police arrived on the east side of Northeast 128th Avenue, at an entrance to the Menlo Park Elementary School recreation field, they found the victim, 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, Oregon, suffering from gunshot wounds.

On Saturday April 15, 2017, around 12:30 p.m., police responded to the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and one person down on the ground. A witness was able to provide a description on one of the three suspects to a Forensic Sketch Artist, who developed a sketch of the person. Submit an anonymous tip: Text...
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College asks voters for construction bond

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Would you be surprised to learn that since principle construction of Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) ended in 1974, voters have turned down every request for capital improvements at the college?

It’s true.

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Mt. Hood Community College President Dr. Debra Derr tells the Memo why passing a capital improvement bond for the college is important to east Portland’s future.

Most recently in May 2016, which forced MHCC officials back to the drawing board after voters turned down a $125 million capital improvement bond by a little over 3,000 votes out of 58,000 cast.

Would you be surprised to learn that since principle construction of Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) ended in 1974, voters have turned down every request for capital improvements at the college? It’s true. COURTESY MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Mt. Hood Community College President Dr. Debra Derr tells the Memo why passing a capital...
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Arbor Day Festival set for April 22

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry presents the city’s annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Scott Park, at Southeast 72nd Avenue between Harold and Knight streets.

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Festival-goers prepare for a bucket truck ride at last year’s Arbor Day festival.

Arbor Day 2017 is a free, multicultural festival for all ages. Enjoy food from local vendors and participate in activities for the whole family underneath towering Douglas fir trees. Commissioner Amanda Fritz and PP&R Director Mike Abbaté will welcome guests with brief remarks. Enjoy musical performances all afternoon. Activities include:

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry presents the city’s annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Scott Park, at Southeast 72nd Avenue between Harold and Knight streets. COURTESY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION Festival-goers prepare for a bucket truck ride at last year’s Arbor Day...
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Rossi Farms gets a Taste of Parkrose

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Historic Parkrose (HP)—one of eight mini-urban renewal areas the Portland Development Commission has created around Portland—is relocating its signature summer event from the Sandy Boulevard business district to Rossi Farms, according to HP Revitalization Manager Mingus Mapps.

Set for Saturday, June 24, the Taste of Parkrose moves from Sandy Boulevard to Rossi Farms. In its fourth year, the community event is produced by the Portland Development Commission’s Historic Parkrose group.

A free community event, the Taste of Parkrose was created by Portland Development Commissions’s (HP) group in the summer of 2014 to bring people to the business district.

Historic Parkrose (HP)—one of eight mini-urban renewal areas the Portland Development Commission has created around Portland—is relocating its signature summer event from the Sandy Boulevard business district to Rossi Farms, according to HP Revitalization Manager Mingus Mapps. Set for Saturday, June 24, the Taste of Parkrose moves...
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Naked Burglary Suspect Arrested in Wilkes Neighborhood Apartment

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Saturday night, around 10 p.m., police responded to the Village Garden Apartments in the Wilkes neighborhood at 15298 N.E. Sandy Blvd., on the report that a naked man pushed himself into a woman’s apartment.

A nude Miguel Gomez, 21, was arrested for burglary, attempted rape and kidnapping after pushing into a woman’s apartment in the Wilkes neighborhood Saturday night.

The female victim, 28, reported that she was able to escape with her two children, ages two and eight.

When police arrived at the outer east Portland apartment, the woman told them the man forced his way into her apartment via the fourth floor balcony, grabbing her while also pulling her towards the bathroom.

Saturday night, around 10 p.m., police responded to the Village Garden Apartments in the Wilkes neighborhood at 15298 N.E. Sandy Blvd., on the report that a naked man pushed himself into a woman’s apartment. A nude Miguel Gomez, 21, was arrested for burglary, attempted rape and kidnapping after pushing into a woman’s apartment in the...
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Homeless Hillsboro Man Dies of Hypothermia in East Portland

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 | 0 comments

On Monday, around 7:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9900 block of East Burnside Street to conduct a welfare check on a man lying down in front of a business.

When they arrived, police found an unresponsive male lying in front of a business.

The man appeared to be homeless, lying on a pillow with a blanket covering his body.

Portland Fire & Rescue personnel responded and determined that the man was deceased and had been for several hours.

The man was identified as 51-year-old Mark Elliot Johnson, last known address in Hillsboro, police said in an email.

On Monday, around 7:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 9900 block of East Burnside Street to conduct a welfare check on a man lying down in front of a business. When they arrived, police found an unresponsive male lying in front of a business. The man appeared to be homeless, lying on a pillow with a blanket covering his body....
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10 Things You Should Know About Holiday Travel

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 | 0 comments

The Port of Portland offers up these 10 tidbits to make your holiday air travel through Portland International Airport easier and more enjoyable:

10. “Winter Wanderland” offers a chance to win tickets to London. The airport’s new holiday theme, appearing throughout the terminal, celebrates the seasonal holidays and offers travelers a chance to win a travel certificate for two tickets on Delta Air Lines’ nonstop service to London’s Heathrow Airport, which begins May 26, 2017.

The Port of Portland offers up these 10 tidbits to make your holiday air travel through Portland International Airport easier and more enjoyable: 10. “Winter Wanderland” offers a chance to win tickets to London. The airport’s new holiday theme, appearing throughout the terminal, celebrates the seasonal holidays and offers travelers a...
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Slough Town Inflames Debate Over Who Owns Columbia Slough

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Parkrose, a small, often uncharted island in Portland’s greater political sea, has inspired citywide change when it comes to challenging the growing homelessness issue.

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In November, Danny Ferron was told that he and the other four denizens of Slough Town must pack up and leave. A local pastor, the Historic Parkrose revitalization group, the neighborhood association and even the business association made a thoughtful effort to make the Parkrose homeless camp work for all parties this summer. For a while, it did.

 

However, Parkrose’s highlighted community outreach has also unveiled tensions between the city and private business owners over one crucial spot: the Columbia Slough.

Parkrose, a small, often uncharted island in Portland’s greater political sea, has inspired citywide change when it comes to challenging the growing homelessness issue. In November, Danny Ferron was told that he and the other four denizens of Slough Town must pack up and leave. A local pastor, the Historic Parkrose revitalization group, the...
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