• Work begins on 150-unit RV, tent shelter

    Construction crews will soon begin moving ground to build the planned City of Portland 150-unit homeless facility north of St. Johns town center. The site at 10505 N. Portland Road, is adjacent to the Columbia Slough and will have 130 spaces for RVs and campers as well as 20 pods for individual campers. Workers began…

  • 2024 St. Johns Bizarre bigger, better

    2024 St. Johns Bizarre bigger, better

    Thirteen pulsating bands, tangy food and a record-high 180 vendors are expected to draw nearly 10,000 people to the 15th annual St. Johns Bizarre 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday May 11 in the St. Johns town center.  (See the event map and musical lineup at the end of this article) The free event is…

  • North Portland Beer Guide debut

    North Portland Beer Guide debut

    It’s no minor responsibility to carry the weight of sampling scores of brews in researching North Peninsula Review’s first annual North Portland Beer Guide. Sages and scholars from Oxford University to Oregon State tell us of the role that decorous social beer drinking has in stabilizing society and keeping people together. Beer might even help…

  • RHS basketball team inspires fervor

    RHS basketball team inspires fervor

    The defining moment of the Roosevelt basketball team’s quest to win the school’s first state championship since 1949 may have been after the title game that Central Catholic won 85-76 on March 9. The Riders had outplayed the Rams in the first half and the loss seemed agonizing. In the final month of the season,…

  • City, County fail to stem crime

    City, County fail to stem crime

    The drug epidemic and underfunded criminal justice system contributed to a wave of violence against North Portland businesses last year. The St. Johns Boosters (SJB) quickly responded with a Reset Plan that proposed specific steps for the City of Portland and Multnomah County officials to take in North Portland starting with the hard-hit St. Johns…

  • Riders end storybook season

    Riders end storybook season

    Roosevelt played like champions, but No. 1-ranked Central Catholic played near-flawlessly in defeating RHS 85-76 to win the state title before a sellout crowd of 4,852 at the Chiles Center on March 9. Roosevelt controlled most of the first half leading at halftime 43-36 but Central Catholic switched to a zone defense in the second…

  • Nearly 200 people hear City Council candidates

    Nearly 200 people hear City Council candidates

    Nearly 200 people came to see a dozen candidates for the new N/NE Portland District 2 seat at a March 6 community forum at St. Johns Church. Among the issues debated by the candidtates were homeless policy, North Precinct police funding, and the Zenith/CEI Hub. The new City Charter Review replaces the former system of…

  • Massive turnout to oppose BottleDrop in St. Johns

    Massive turnout to oppose BottleDrop in St. Johns

    Nearly 500 people turned out for the St. Johns Neighborhood Association (SJNA) meeting on March 11, either in-person or by Zoom to discuss the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative purchase of the former Dollar Tree store at 7740 N. Lombard to be used as a BottleDrop Redemption Center. The in-person portion of the SJNA meeting was…

  • Candidate forum for City Council seat

    Candidate forum for City Council seat

    A dozen Portland City Council candidates vying for the new N/NE Portland District 2 seat debated issues including homeless policy, police funding, Zenith and the CEI Hub before nearly 200 people at a March 6 community forum at St. Johns Church. The North Peninsula Review newspaper sponsored the event that drew candidates: John Armstrong, Reuben Berlin,…

  • Roughriders end storybook season

    Roughriders end storybook season

    Roosevelt played like champions, but No. 1-ranked Central Catholic played near-flawlessly in defeating RHS 85-76 to win the state title before a sellout crowd of 4,852 at the Chiles Center on March 9. The Riders controlled most of the first half leading at halftime 43-36 but Central Catholic switched to a zone defense in the…