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Running for their lives

By Rebekah Jordan       On any given Thursday afternoon, energetic chatter and girlish laughter rise from the Ron Russell Middle School track. At first glance, one might not …

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Locally Famous: Less is More

By Nancy Tannler   Living in Europe and America during Reuben Deumling’s formative years has given him  a broad perspective on life’s possibilities. A productive member of the community, even …

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The Rubble Within

By Midge Pierce   The greenest house is an existing house. Lost in the din over demolition is the environmental cost of razing homes. Carbon is stored in the timber …

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Spotted

If you photograph an interesting sight on the eastside of Portland and want to share it with our readers, send it to us and we’ll print it in our new …

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Adult Soap Box Derby

In 1914 the motion picture Kid Auto Races at Venice starring Charlie Chaplin was shown in the cinemas. Whether it inspired the first soap box derby in 1933 is not …

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When Worship Withers

By Midge Pierce   Churches in SE Portland are developing creative ways to keep their congregations thriving. Those that work have strong community ties that encourage diversity of thought and …

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Garden Wise July

Waterwise gardening & lawn care By: Marian Hammond   SE homeowners lose the lawn, gain beauty and livability in a waterwise garden renovation Colorful, vibrant, bountiful, inviting—and water efficient, this …

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Garden Wise June 14

High performing beneficial bugs   By Laura Mills Blog Writer at Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Centers   Insects perform many essential tasks in the garden. It is important to have …

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Garden Wise May 2014

By Peggy Acott Portland Nursery   Tomatoes are the Holy Grail for home vegetable gardeners. After tasting what fresh tomatoes can really be like, and then paying the hefty price …

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The miracle of Miranda

By Anna David   The March of Dimes’ March for Babies takes place Saturday, April 26, starting at Rose Quarter Commons. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve …

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Spotted

If you photograph an interesting sight on the eastside of Portland and want to share with our readers, send it to us and we’ll print it in our new Spotted …

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Spotted March 14

If you photograph an interesting sight on the eastside of Portland and want to share with our readers, send it to us and we’ll print it in our new Spotted …

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Downside to density designs

By Midge Pierce   Following the recent advance screening of Straw Bales Films’ Den$ity: Profits or People, residents railed against what they called poorly-designed, big box apartments that tear apart …

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Garden Wise March 14

Spring preparations   By Ken Whitten   Late March is always a pleasure. The rains are still around, and there are plenty of cool nights, but freezing weather is almost …

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Profits Trump Courtesy

By Karen Hery   It doesn’t always pay to be kind. Jarrett Altman, an established real estate agent specializing in inner Southeast home sales, knows this all too well. She’s …

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Trends in Land Use

Trends in Land Use    By Bob Kellett   (Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the SE Uplift newsletter) This is a question I frequently hear from neighbors when …

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Speaking with the homeless

By Rich Riegel   [This article is one in a continuing series on homelessness in SE Portland. November’s issue featured “Homeless plight/solutions offered”.  Next month, is an in-depth interview with …

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New Ways to Market Fine Art

By Nancy Tannler   Hawthorne artist David Delamare has produced ten books with traditional publishers (including a collaboration with Carly Simon). He is now turning to Kickstarter.com to fund his next art …

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Holiday Gift guide

Enjoy the 2013 Southeast Examiner Gift Guide    In this Gift Guide we are promoting conscious consumerism for this holiday and everyday. By shopping at local venues you can be …

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Making spirits bright

By Nancy Tannler   Back in 2004 Tom Burkleaux and Mathew Van Winkle, friends from Reed College days, assessed the recession beginning to happen around the nation and it got …

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9th Annual Holiday Express

Three Weekends starting Friday November 29 – December 1;  December 6-8 and 13-15. Train schedule: Fridays, 2,3,4,6,7,8 pm. Sat. & Sunday, 10, 11 am, 12, 2,3,4,6,7,8, pm. Oaks Park Station, …

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Teaching in Africa

By John McLaren   Longtime Mt. Tabor residents Donn and Karin Maier are faring well as they begin a new life in the remote West African nation of Benin. They …

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26th Annual Apple Tasting!

Portland Nursery’s two-weekend event has over sixty varieties of apples and pears to taste and fun activities for the whole family. It’s free at Portland Nursery’s 50th SE Stark location …

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A House and Its Stories

By Cat Wurdack   In 1859, at the same time a modest, stick-frame house was being built on a hill in Portland,  Charles Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities …

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Dahlia Festival

The public is invited to celebrate the 7th Annual Old House Dahlia on Sept. 7, 8 and Sept. 14, 15 from 10 am – 5 pm, 8005 SE Mill St. …

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