• Feb 4th District 2 Forum, an unusual format

    Feb 4th District 2 Forum, an unusual format

    On February 4th, the first District 2 Candidates’ forum was held at the Leaven Community Center at NE 20th and Alberta. It displayed an unusually casual approach. The event was organized by candidate Chris Olson. It included four moderators seated around a central table along with the several candidates vying to become one of three new City…

  • Storefronts under siege—judge releases burglar

    Storefronts under siege—judge releases burglar

    A burglar is recognized and arrested, but released the same day despite a past history of business burglary and failure to appear. Across North Portland, storefront businesses have experienced a spate of break-ins and broken windows. Each incident can cost thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention the value of items stolen. The St.…

  • 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…

  • Federal trial over Safeway–Fred Meyer merger will be in Portland

    Federal trial over Safeway–Fred Meyer merger will be in Portland

    As reported in the March edition of the North Peninsula Review, the parent companies of Fred Meyer and Safeway (Kroger and Albertsons) proposed the largest grocery store merger in US history in 2022.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued to block the merger on February 26, 2024, saying it violates antitrust laws against monopoly. The…

  • St. Johns Parade is coming!

    St. Johns Parade is coming!

    The St. Johns Parade Committee has announced that the 2024 St. Johns Parade will take place May 11th, 2024, starting at 12 noon! But at least 100 volunteers are needed to sign up for “barricade support” to help keep the staging area and parade route free and clear. If you can help with this or…

  • BottleDrop: Leaders respond to alarm

    BottleDrop: Leaders respond to alarm

    St. Johns-area residents have bombarded local government officials with concerns about the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) plan to take over the former Dollar Tree store near the St. Johns town center. The site would be used as a redemption center similar to the one currently at Delta Park. Nearly 500 people participated in the…

  • 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…

  • BottleDrop update: Land Use  Analysis by Mike Vial

    BottleDrop update: Land Use Analysis by Mike Vial

    A Land Use Analysis has been submitted to decision makers by St. Johns resident Mike Vial on the siting of a proposed BottleDrop beverage container redemption center at the former Dollar Tree store at 7740 N. Lombard in St. Johns. The center would be owned and managed by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC). OBRC…

  • 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…