• See District 2 candidates in action

    See District 2 candidates in action

    Voters will get an opportunity to see Portland City Council District 2 candidates in action at a forum Wednesday, March 6 at St. Johns Church, 8044 N. Richmond Ave. The event starts at 6:30pm and goes until 8:30pm. The North Peninsula Review is sponsoring the forum in partnership with the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association and St. Johns Church. Fourteen candidates have committed to the…

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits I-5 Bridge

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits I-5 Bridge

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the agency’s top official, visited Vancouver on Tuesday, Feb. 13 as a guest of the Interstate Bridge Replacement program (IBR). He toured the bridge and its mechanical room to highlight the need for their replacement. Dignitaries on the tour included Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Washington Governor Jay Inslee along with a group of partners representing both sides of the Columbia River. The…

  • Nature Patch ribbon-cutting at Cathedral Park

    Nature Patch ribbon-cutting at Cathedral Park

    On Saturday, February 10, local volunteers helped plant and then cut a ribbon, or rather an ivy vine, to open a new Nature Patch in Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge. The Patch consists mainly of native trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs that were planted in three areas of the upper park. The effort is led by Portland Parks & Recreation’s…

  • Artist Highlight: Mason Parker, watercolorist

    Artist Highlight: Mason Parker, watercolorist

    Mason Parker grew up in Western Massachusetts, near the Connecticut River and its tributaries, railroad bridges, red-bricked factories, and abundant varieties of trees. In college he found his favorite art medium to be drawing scenes in pen and ink and coloring them in with watercolors. When he arrived in the Willamette Valley in 2007 it…

  • Former Rite Aid to become a veterans shelter

    Former Rite Aid to become a veterans shelter

    The former Rite Aid store at N. Denver Avenue and N. Lombard Street currently owned by Multnomah County is soon to become a veterans’ shelter. The building, in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood, will reopen in 2024 after being closed for a year. The $9-million project will expand the facility to serve 106 people. The nonprofit, Do…

  • Kenton shooter charged with attempted murder

    Kenton shooter charged with attempted murder

    A woman is facing attempted murder charges after a shooting in the Kenton Neighborhood last month.  On January 16, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 7600 Block of North Interstate Avenue. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from a serious gunshot wound to his leg. Officers quickly applied a…

  • Arctic blast hits North Portland

    Freezing conditions engulfed North Portland hard starting Saturday, Jan. 13, with temperatures in the teens, snowfall and persistent wind gusts creating blizzard-like snow swirls. The low temperatures continued Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with warnings from PBOT to avoid driving. However, Monday, Jan. 15, saw clear skies, little wind and sun. Residents used the opportunity to…

  • Will he or won’t he run?

    In 2020—for the first time in one-half century—Portland voters elected a City Council member with North Portland roots. Commissioner Dan Ryan is a Roosevelt High School graduate and current Arbor Lodge resident. He is the first North Portlander to serve on the Council since fellow Roosevelt alum Mayor Terry Schrunk left office in 1973. As…

  • Mom’s murderer takes plea deal

    Three years after a Cathedral Park mother of two, Breauna White, was gunned down by her boyfriend, he has taken a plea deal to avoid going to trial. Henry Brogdon pled guilty to the lesser charge of second degree murder and will serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. He will be in his…

  • Peninsula Optimist Club Christmas Tree fundraiser a success

    Nearly $75,000 is heading to scholarships and North Portland youth programs thanks to the Peninsula Optimist Club’s record Christmas tree sales fundraiser for the 2023 season. Forty-seven volunteer groups helped with sales that have become a winter tradition for last 70 years at the corner of N. Lombard St. and Chautauqua Blvd. Optimist Club members…