Category Archive: Pearl News

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…..

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…..

Winter Paving to Close Lanes on NW Northrup from NW 14th to NW 23rd March 23rd Through April 3rd

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 19, 2015

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News Release from the Portland Bureau of Transportation   The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Northrup Street from NW 14th Avenue to NW 23rd Avenue Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.  …..

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 17, 2015

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All residents of the Pearl who wish to take an active part in assuring a safe and livable community, are invited to attend a Foot Patrol Training. Led by Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the training will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm at the Ecotrust…..

The Northwest’s Premier Whiskey Event Returns

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on March 11, 2015

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This year planners decided it’s time to “Make it a Town…” Introducing WhiskeyTown USA, a spirits extravaganza from the crafters of WhiskeyFest NorthWest.   When and Where: May 8th and 9th, 2015 90,000-square foot Lot on NW Front Avenue and NW 17th Street becomes WhiskeyTown USA.   What: WhiskeyTown USA is the third annual gathering…..

Zimmerman Community Center Now Part of Friendly House

Posted By Adonay Solleiro on January 24, 2015

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From the Zimmerman Community Center Board of Directors:   As a past supporter of the Zimmerman Community Center (ZCC), we wanted you to be among the first to know that we just completed an exciting transition. At the end of 2014, ZCC ceased to exist as a separate entity and started 2015 as part of…..