Category Archive: Blog

Portland Streetcar and MAX service interruptions begin April 30

Posted By Bill Bagnall on April 26, 2017

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Pearl District Portland Streetcar service will be interrupted on 10th and 11th Avenues beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017 through Saturday, May 13, 2017.  This interruption is necessary so that TriMet can complete work to improve upon 30 year old track on Yamhill & Morrison. Learn about Portland Streetcar service during the closure here. Learn about TriMet MAX service…..

Community Recycle, Share & Reuse Fair

Posted By Bill Bagnall on April 19, 2017

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Give unwanted items a new life with you or your neighbors. Saturday April, 22nd 10a – 2p Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 NW Broadway Between NW Glisan and Hoyt Look for our tables and tents in our parking lot Click for details

Ever-Increasing Graffiti

Posted By Bill Bagnall on March 22, 2017

According to a recent report to City Council by Juliette Muracchioli from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) Graffiti Abatement Program, high priority graffiti reports involving hate or gang tags have increased considerably from 2011 through 2016. Much of this increase has occurred in the past two to three years.   The cost of damages…..

A Vision for the North Park Blocks

Posted By Kate Washington on March 13, 2016

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  Meeting Held with City Officials     Following the disruptive summer of 2015 in the North Park Blocks (NPB), there has been a good deal of discussion and citizen activism to assure that there is not a repeat occurrence this coming summer, or ever again.   Residents and businesses adjacent to NPB gathered their…..

Centennial Mills Town Hall

Posted By Kate Washington on March 13, 2016

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    Standing Room Only   The history of the Centennial Mills property is a long and sad one. As one of the most historic and iconic properties in the Pearl District, and the entire city, there was much optimism about this prime riverfront site being developed into a unique and significant project benefitting the…..

Public Forum on Saving Centennial Mills

Posted By Kate Washington on January 12, 2016

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  A public forum to consider the case against total demolition of Centennial Mills has been scheduled for Thursday January 21st at 6 pm at Pure Space (1315 NW Overton St.). This meeting is sponsored by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association and Harsch Investment Properties president Jordan Schnitzer, whose opportunity to redevelop the property was…..

Noise Task Force Begins Meetings

Posted By Kate Washington on October 26, 2015

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Following up the Portland City Council adoption of minimal changes to the pile driving noise ordinance in July, Commissioner Amanda Fritz has created a noise task force to review possible additional revisions. Under discussion are: a city wide prohibition of impact hammer pile driving; details of the variance, appeal and notification process; and zoning designations…..

Big Turn Out for Polish the Pearl!

Posted By Kate Washington on October 26, 2015

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Brooms, grabbers and trash bags in hand, more than 100 participants turned out to clean up the streets of the Pearl District in the semi-annual Polish the Pearl event on October 17th. Wearing an array of orange and yellow vests, the spirited volunteers, led by street captains, marched through the streets of the neighborhood picking…..

Pearl Foot Patrol Launches First Scheduled Walk

Posted By Kate Washington on September 16, 2015

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  Friends of the Pearl in Action   Donning their colorful yellow vests, nine Friends of the Pearl volunteers recently went out on their first of regularly scheduled patrols throughout the Pearl District. This patrol focused on the north end of the district, but will be patrolling various areas of the neighborhood on different dates……

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Kick off Report

Posted By Kate Washington on August 4, 2015

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  The Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol kicked off its first walk on July 8 with some 20 volunteers gathering at Jamison Square. Representatives from the Police Bureau, Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) and the Parks and Recreation Bureau were also on hand. Led by ONI’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Wells, volunteers donned their…..