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School Boundaries to Change

By Midge Pierce Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith is expected to weigh in on the redrawn boundary proposals in January. Additional opportunities for citizen input will be available after …

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SE Updates November 2015

Living Room Conversations Brad Malsin, Beam Development, co-hosted a Living Room Conversation Community Forum with Cameron Whitten to talk about the upcoming move of Right to Dream Too (R2DToo) to …

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Triumph and Tears Tag Trees

By Midge Pierce As residents of Eastmoreland celebrate the preservation of three majestic sequoias in their neighborhood, a mile away, Richmond neighbors continue their vigil beside two Douglas Firs left …

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SE Updates October 2015

Mt. Tabor Reservoir Disconnection October marks the beginning of disconnection of Mt. Tabor’s reservoirs from Portland’s drinking water. Portland Water Bureau (PWB) reports that exploratory excavation known as potholing will begin in …

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Squeeky Wheels on 50th

By Midge Pierce Construction is solidly underway at 50th and Division where a four-story apartment building is rising.  With 134 units, it will have 119 studios, 13 one bedrooms and …

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Where to Live Next

By Midge Pierce Portland may be a mecca for the young, but nearly a fourth of its population is over fifty. Most strive for a vibrant, active lifestyle. Few are …

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Ben Busts a Move

By David Mayne In a move that was symbolic, the statue of Ben Franklin was moved to a temporary location as modernization work continues at Franklin High School. Like the …

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Reservoir Refill Coming Soon

By Midge Pierce As expected, Portland City Council decommissioned the Mt. Tabor reservoirs at its meeting August 19. Disconnection construction is slated to begin before year’s end to comply with …

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Another House Goes Down

By Midge Pierce “Demolition is like a cancer spreading through the City,” lamented Sunnyside resident Jeff Cole as demonstrators gathered on a recent Saturday in front of a one hundred …

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SE Updates

By Nancy Tannler Houseless idea Sunnyside Land Use co-Chair and local architect Michael Molinaro has a suggestion/solution to turn potential homeless locations into a tiny house village. In the diagrams …

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R2D2 On the Move

By Nancy Tannler A meeting of SE Uplift board members and local citizens  quickly convened to discuss Mayor Hales proposal to move the Right 2 Dream Too (R2D2), a nonprofit …

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FHS groundbreaking

  Join the community in celebrating the Ground-breaking Ceremony for the new Franklin High School Saturday,     May 16, Noon – 1 pm at 5404 SE Woodward St. Mayor …

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Parking Squeeze in CEID

By Nancy Tannler The SE Quadrant Plan is refining new policies to help guide development in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID). It is an element of the Central City …

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Building Transformation

The grand opening of 1510 Technology Center at SE Water and Clay St. is an adaptive reuse of one of the oldest reinforced concrete buildings in Portland. Killian Pacific and …

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Build and they will critique

By Midge Pierce   Opinions about Division St. are as widespread as the head-spinning transformation of the corridor. To determine what is and isn’t working, The Division Design Committee Initiative …

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Street Fee Debate Continues

By Don MacGillivray   Portland’s Street Funding proposal has undergone much review by both business people and residents and it still remains a question in the minds of the public. …

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Riotous Reservoir Meeting

By Nancy Tannler (Note: the scheduled Dec 10 meeting has been postponed)   The Mt. Tabor Reservoir meeting with Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish was like something one would …

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Save Our Elms Fundraiser

By Robin Corrigan   “Fall for Elms,” is the fundraiser Saturday, September 20 at the Jagger House, 609 SE 16th Ave. from 4 to 8 pm. The recently-restored Jagger House …

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Dual Issues Impact Park

By Midge Pierce   A citizens task force that met frequently this summer with engineers from the Portland Water Bureau reports the final plan application has not yet been filed …

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Deciding City Parks Funding

By Don MacGillivray   Comprehensive is not a meaningful enough term for the all encompassing qualities of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Portland voters will decide in November whether the city’s …

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Some Like it New

By Midge Pierce   In response to last month’s story, The Rubble Within, Justin Wood with the Portland Homebuilder’s Association says the association has not done any formal research on …

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Hawthorne Street Fair 2014

Portland’s longest running STREET FAIR  Hawthorne businesses are looking forward to hosting our community on Hawthorne Boulevard on August 17. The Boulevard will be closed from SE 30th to SE Cesar …

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Home Demolition Epidemic

By Don MacGillivray   Quality homes are being scraped away. This is not infill or added density, it is the gradual devastation of many neighborhoods and perhaps their rebirth. Demolitions …

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Franklin Centennial

By Midge Pierce   The year-long Franklin High School Centennial ends this month with an alumni weekend that starts with the planting of a Centennial Rose during a school open …

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Excavating Old Properties

Heavy equipment enthusiasts may have been delighted with the massive 20-plus ton excavator digging up the old Portland Impact Building at 4703 SE Hawthorne recently but neighbors were less than …

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