DCBA Pres.: Sydney Mead
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday
OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond
3930 SE Division
First, allow me to make a correction. Hollywood Impress opened in 1964, not 1989. I apologize for overlooking 25 years of their service.
It takes a village to raise a child (and to care for our vulnerable population). OHSU Richmond recently began a research project to find how a community might organize to assist the clinic’s patients by providing some of their needs. Everybody knows the big needs, housing, transportation, food and dental care. What, if anything, can our community do? Richmond Neighborhood Association, Division/Clinton Business Association, patients, and non-profits are tackling the problem.
Tom’s restaurant, 40 years on Division, had an excellent review in the Portland Tribune. La Moule on Clinton at 26th won praise from their food editor. Oak Barbershop moved into 2308 SE Division. It is next door to Papa G’s Vegan Restaurant. Winding Willow Acupuncture opened at 1532 SE Clinton.
In or Out Tax Service tax preparers are available by appointment. In or Out Tax also does payroll. They are reviewing new rules about wages and benefits and who will be affected. Small businesses with six or fewer employees generally aren’t. If you have questions, call 503.239.0659.
More apartments will be built on the SW corner of Division at 50th. There will be some parking underground for renters and at street level for the Green Zebra Grocery. Work begins in 2017, after the apartments across the street are finished.
Katie Meyer continues to work toward garbage collectors on Division. We have garbage but containers and someone to empty them have yet to be found. Division/Clinton is considering street banners. Both are east/west streets and banners are needed that don’t bleach in the summer sun or tear loose in the wind.
Division/Clinton’s annual meeting is tentatively scheduled for the end of February in the Ford Building at 11th and Division. We’re now a lot more than an “Eat Street” and it’s time to think about marketing our growing retail.