• Vasquez shaking things up

    Vasquez shaking things up

    Multnomah County District Attorney-elect Nathan Vasquez does not take office until next January, but is already shaking up the County Courthouse. Vasquez, currently a senior deputy DA, has requested an additional $782,000 from the county commissioners to help prosecute drug crimes, gun violence crimes, juvenile case management and increased victim assistance services. Several defendants’ rights…

  • New coach joins St. Johns Boxing

    New coach joins St. Johns Boxing

    St. Johns Boxing welcomes Coach Jordan Guenther to the staff. Jordan has been a staple in the Portland boxing community for nearly a decade and has helped train some of the best amateur and professional boxers in the Pacific Northwest. Guenther is going to be helping St. Johns Boxing navigate a competitive boxing program while  guiding…

  • Abandoned vehicles allowed to create blight in North Portland

    Abandoned vehicles allowed to create blight in North Portland

    According to those working at Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Abandoned Vehicle hotline, the staff is overwhelmed by calls and have too few employees to keep up with demand. Although one employee said the goal is removal of an abandoned vehicle within three weeks, he admitted they rarely meet that goal. He said there are…

  • Free Shakespeare in the Park

    Free Shakespeare in the Park

    The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival (OSP) will be coming to Cathedral Park in July. The OSP’s skilled, flexible actors will perform songs, dances and sketches throughout the event using the original practice techniques of Elizabethan England: limited rehearsal, scrolls in hand, audience interaction, and an onstage prompter. You’re welcome to arrive during the hour before…

  • Survey of voters

    Survey of voters

    Are you a likely voter in the upcoming 2024 General Election?  If so, please email a “yes, I am“ to us at NPReviewmk@gmail.com. This will help us increase our 2024 General Election coverage of the Portland mayoral, Portland City Council, Multnomah County Commission and ballot measure news coverage. We also invite news topic suggestions for us…

  • Roosevelt High alum enters race for mayor

    Roosevelt High alum enters race for mayor

    Businessman Keith Wilson, a North Portland native, has entered the city’s mayoral race for the November 2024 General Election. Wilson will have to catch up with frontrunners City Commissioners Rene Gonzales and Carmen Rubio, and the third major candidate, Commissioner Mingus Mapps.  Wilson, the CEO of Titan Freight Systems trucking company, is focusing on homeless…

  • Work begins on 150-unit RV, tent shelter

    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…

  • Vanport Mosaic Festival, May 18-June 1

    Vanport Mosaic Festival, May 18-June 1

    The Vanport Mosaic’s annual exploration of little-known local history and celebration of the community resilience returns this month with a rich program of performances, exhibits, tours, screenings, dialogues and gatherings. Learn more details HERE. The events, hosted in various venues in N/NE Portland, are offered to the public free/sliding-scale, thanks to the generous support of…

  • Local wildflowers entice walkers

    Local wildflowers entice walkers

    Baltimore Woods’ 7-acre meadow is blooming with an assortment of native wildflowers that can easily be viewed from the gravel path through the corridor. Walkers can start a stroll on N. Decatur at N. Baltimore, or at N. Decatur at N. Catlin. Or for a shorter walk, you can enter the meadow directly at N.…

  • Runaway boat lassoed by Portland Fire & Rescue

    Runaway boat lassoed by Portland Fire & Rescue

    On the afternoon of May 17, Portland Fire & Rescue along with Multnomah County River Patrol and the United States Coast Guard Station Portland all responded to a water rescue near Cathedral Park boat ramp in North Portland. The initial call came in as a small unoccupied boat running circles in the river with a person…