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Community News July ’17

Improve the places you love Have you noticed invasive plants like Ivy and Blackberry bushes popping up along your favorite trails, and rivers? Have you seen discarded cups, cans and …

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Foes Blast Build Bill

By Midge Pierce It’s a tough time for state passage of tax plans, pension reforms and possibly emergency housing. By the time you read this, a legislative bill nicknamed “Build …

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SE Updates

At the corner of 76th & SE Stark where Beet’s Auto Repair once existed, developer Randy Rapaport is proposing a “work-force housing” project. He presented his idea to the Montavilla …

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Better Housing by Design

By Don MacGillivray Housing in Portland is in crisis. Not only the lack of affordable housing, but the affect market rate housing has on changing neighborhoods, displacing people, and in …

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Reactions to HB 2007

By Midge Pierce With astronomical rental and housing costs, no one denies the need for affordable housing. The  question is whether HB 2007 is the solution. Critics call HB 2007 …

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Bio-gas / Poop to Power

By Don MacGillivray Portland will soon be processing the City’s sewage and making a profit doing it. This is making “power from poop.” With over seven billion of us on …

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SE Updates

By Midge Pierce If the devil is in the details, as nearly 3000 legislative measures move through Salem, it’s understandable that lawmakers, many of whom have additional jobs elsewhere, find …

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The Rip in Rip City

By Midge Pierce In Rip City’s cyclical economy, the bloom may be fading from the construction boom. Now, builders are using radical new tactics to muscle back, according to citizen-watchdogs, …

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Police Dog Mick Honored

By Michelle Frost At Portland Police’s community open house and dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 4735 E. Burnside station, officers will dedicate the new bronze sculpture= of K-9 …

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Shape the Future of Portland

Citizens who want to help shape the future of SE Portland and be part of critical solutions to the quadrant’s urgent issues like road safety, transportation, housing affordability,  infill and homelessness …

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Graffiti explosion in PDX

By Juliette Muracchioli, Graffiti Abatement Program Coordinator, City of Portland Seen more graffiti in Portland lately? You’re not alone. Graffiti reports have nearly quadrupled over the past four years. One …

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DOZA Oversight is Blow to DDI

By Midge Pierce Quality design, community context, scale, neighborhood compatibility, welcoming public spaces, citizen engagement and sufficient project noticing – these are bedrock concepts in three years of meticulous work …

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Rose Garden Turns 100

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s iconic International Rose Test Garden (IRTG) in Washington Park is celebrating its centennial this year (1917-2017). It was in February, 100 years ago, that Portland …

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The backyard at the office of The Southeast Examiner with a foot of snow; the most recorded snow fall in twenty years

Let’s Talk Air Quality

By Jack Rubinger “Let’s Talk Air Quality,” a community-based video and report made its premiere Sunday, January 22 at the Lents Team Center. The event drew an enthusiastic crowd and …

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Bicycling Into the Future

By Don MacGillivray Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) has officially renamed itself The Street Trust. The change has been in the works for over a year and was made final …

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2016

By Nancy Tannler, Editor As the year 2016 recedes into the past, we have remembered some of the highlights in pictures. Change is coming fast and furiously here and nothing …

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Housing Comp Plan Updates

By Midge Pierce In the rush to make year-end decisions before the departure of Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick, City Council hammered down on several key actions last …

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SE Updates

HBBA Patrol Hawthorne business district is home to a variety of shops, designer clothing stores, distinctive restaurants, nightlife, and neighborhood services. Due to the quality of the stores and restaurants …

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Community News November

Save your seeds Grow Portland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to urban gardening, is starting a program to train local gardeners on how to save seeds and to create a seed …

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Dangerous Eastside Streets

By Midge Pierce The three most dangerous thoroughfares on the Eastside are Powell, Division and Broadway. Yet it was upper Hawthorne, with center lanes that can turn into passing lanes, …

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Is Preservation a Dirty Word?

By Midge Pierce The lack of preservation incentives dismays Portlanders who consider the City’s classic, older home stock a greener, more sustainable option for affordable housing than teardowns replaced by …

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Last Swim at Buckman?

By Midge Pierce The lead in Portland Public Schools drinking water may have sealed the fate of Buckman Pool. PPS recently informed members of a group called the Friends of …

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Lively up Your Street

A new street mural graces the greenway street at SE 69th and Woodward St. thanks to the guidance of City Repair, the organizational abilities of Melissa Curry, Brenda Reddaway, Morgan …

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How We Grow

By Nancy Tannler With the projected growth of 250,000 Portland residents, the question of how we will grow is a major topic of conversation for neighbors, city planners, politicians, opportunists …

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Bus Riders Unite

By Shawn Fleek Bus Riders Unite (BRU), Portland’s transit-riders’ union, launched a campaign for a low-income fare on March 18. As rents skyrocket, many people who depend on transit are …

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SE Updates

By Midge Pierce Reservoir update Work on the Mt. Tabor Reservoir Diversion Pipe Project continues with extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm on Saturdays until the first week of …

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