Gateway Discovery Park has no friends … yet

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

Tom Badrick likens political decision-making in east Portland to the Catholic Church. “If you don’t start letting new people in now, you’ll never let them in,” says Badrick. “We need to get new blood going so it’s not the same people on every...
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Parkrose High GSA saves homeless donation drive

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018

Parkrose High School is responsible for donating 500 pounds of clothing to Portland’s homeless population each year. This figure, from Parkrose High School’s Homeless Project, is more than a fun fact—for those living on the streets, a little can go...
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Curves owner to sell and retire for good

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

When retiree Nancy Hughes realized something wasn’t right with her arm, she went to the doctor. At the hospital, she was given three options: she could undergo a complicated shoulder surgery, she could try jolting increments of physical therapy, or...
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Facing new crisis, “Windscape” runs over budget

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018

She’ll be coming around the corner when she comes. If you’re losing your patience with the “Windscape” remodel—also known by its street name, “the Jughandle,” and its technical street name, the traffic rounder at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler...
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Posted by on Nov 18, 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.  Verne Vezie Church,...
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Division Transit Project station model unveiled

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018

Members of the media and targeted focus groups got a preview of a key part of the Division Transit Project on the mild morning of Oct. 18 at TriMet’s East 181st Avenue Park and Ride in Gresham. A C-TRAN bus (borrowed from Vancouver) like the ones...
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Historic Parkrose executive director moves on

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018

Three and a half years ago, Mingus Mapps was not familiar with Parkrose. Then he took a position that would make him one of the neighborhood’s most influential voices. In October, Mapps bid adieu to his position as executive director of Historic...
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Adopting “Windscape” could be the answer

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018

You would be hard-pressed to find anybody more concerned with the state of the “Windscape,” the rundown traffic rounder at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street, than Tom Badrick. If you listen to Badrick talk about his relationship with this...
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