Feature Stories

Treating Portland’s Water: Filtration vs. UV and Ozone

By Nancy Tannler On December 4, 2019 City Council Commissioners Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to proceed with Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) plans to construct a …

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Business Walkabout November 2019

The Mud Room By Nina Silberstein Lizzie Koehler and Cole Lendrum searched for a place to practice their craft but the few, existing ceramic studios in the area were all …

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Wireless Silent Spring

By Nancy Tannler The Oregon Legislative Assembly passed Senate Bill 283 on August 12. The bill recommends Oregon Health Authority and The Dept. of Education conduct a scientific study on …

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Gerry Loves Tacos

By Nina Silberstein Gerry is a seagull and the main character in Seasons Kaz Sparks’ new children’s book, Flock of Gerrys – Gerry Loves Tacos. The story is the first …

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Clearing the caldera

By Nancy Tannler If you spend anytime in any one of our great Portland Parks you are well aware that there is no longer the man/woman power available to keep …

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Reinventing Cargo

By Jack Rubinger Cargo has reinvented itself from a standard retail model into an international bazaar/small business incubator. It’s an emporium with several new stores all housed under the same …

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Old windows that work

Inner Portland neighborhoods consist mainly of houses that predate the 1950s and we all know the frustration of having windows that won’t open. Patty Spencer had this same problem, but …

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The other Keny-Guyer

By Gabriel Frayne Jr. Neal Keny-Guyer has been one of SE Portland’s better-known residents since he and his wife, State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, moved to Mt. Tabor in 1994, but …

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The Redd

By Doe Hatfield The wait is over for local food buyers, Portland party planners, food system futurists, and curious commuters of SE Portland. The Redd on Salmon St.  is now …

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In response to the December article by Midge Pierce on “The 5G Juggernaut” I would like to expand a little. Few understand that proposed fifth generation (5G) millimeter …

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Portopia January 2019

What to expect in 2019 By Midge Pierce It can only get better, right Portopia?  Consider: Ubiquitous Airbnb host Nadia Everywhere delivers an award-winning Ted Talk. Big Bertha bores down …

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PDX food city

By Don MacGillivray Portland used to be a distant second to the likes of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even New York City. In many areas we still have …

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Portopia

By Midge Pierce Feeling Scroogey Portopia? Take heart. Donation buckets and poetry posts are full. Little Libraries balance give and take. Phones recharged once campaign solicitations stopped. Leaves pile high …

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Safe Online Shopping

By John Palmeri, Branch Manager, OnPoint Community Credit Union Hawthorne Branch As the holiday season approaches and the spirit of holiday giving takes hold, it’s a good time to take …

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Not your Average Joe

By Jack Rubinger SE Portland’s Not-Your-Average Joe Mishkin remembers performing magic shows for the neighborhood kids in Indianapolis when he was seven years old. He started doing restaurant table magic …

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A story of horror and hope

By Nancy Tannler The Lone Fir Cemetery’s Tour of Untimely Departures will not be taking place on Halloween this year, but fortunately for story lovers, Bettie Lennett Denny got the …

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Cost of housing’s value

By Don MacGillivray The history of housing affordability in Portland is complex. Thirty years ago, inner city neighborhoods were affordable for low-income tenants. Over time, these areas slowly increased in …

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Art on a wall

By Midge Pierce Self-taught Eastside artist Laurel McSpadden takes no short-cuts crafting a personal approach to her customized paintings. “I want my painting to feel like receiving a handwritten letter …

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It Takes A Village

By Midge Pierce Despite the City’s long-standing promise to establish a nearby recreation and community center, inner SE lacks city-funded resources comparable to other parts of the City. As that …

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