• Emergency Route Update!

    Emergency Route Update!

    by Donna Cohen PBOT Freight Committee meeting discussion of feasibility study of Columbia Blvd bridges at the “cut.” The PBOT Freight Committee meeting went well on Thursday, January 4. Zef Wagner, PBOT Senior Planner, reviewed a feasibility study of Columbia Blvd. bridge locations including the three bridges at Columbia Way and the Columbia Blvd. railroad…

  • Lack of Police affects North Pdx safety: more coming (Oct. 2023)

    Lack of Police affects North Pdx safety: more coming (Oct. 2023)

    A North Peninsula Review reporter sat down with Lt. Chadd Stensgaard of the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct at his office at 449 NE Emerson to get his observations on reducing North Portland crime. Stensgaard pointed to a staffing chart behind his desk showing lots of vacant shifts. “Our precinct covers everything from Kelley Point…

  • Blight allowed to fester (Oct. 2023)

    Blight allowed to fester (Oct. 2023)

    Lombard Street, North Portland’s civic corridor, main street, and central transportation route, is plagued by several vacant buildings that create blight but fall through cracks of City of Portland code enforcement. After the Farmer’s Barn fire at N. Denver and Lombard on April 19 following a litany of complaints by neighbors citing graffiti, trash and…

  • 150 Volunteers unrock Cathedral Park beach (Oct. 2023)

    150 Volunteers unrock Cathedral Park beach (Oct. 2023)

    Volunteers removed a total 120 tons of concrete and riprap rock uncovering a new south beach at Cathedral Park. The event on Sept. 16 was due to the initiative of community member Casimira Tadewaldt who reached out to Human Access Project (HAP) expressing her desire to continue the work HAP started in 2021 when the…

  • Ask Dr. Neil (Oct. 2023)

    Ask Dr. Neil (Oct. 2023)

    Dear Dr. Neil, How do I help a sibling who is a hoarder and sometimes goes through the garbage to retrieve items. Our dad was an alcoholic and emotionally unavailable. So was our mother.  Concerned sister Dear Concerned, Hoarding behavior, as exhibited by your older brother, affects an estimated 2% to 6% of the population—about 5 to…

  • Ryan calls for DEQ study of PIR leaded exhaust (September 2023)

    Ryan calls for DEQ study of PIR leaded exhaust (September 2023)

    The first question to Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan rang with emotion at an August 22 town hall at the Kenton Fire Station courtyard.  Neighbor Linda Wysong cited recent news coverage showing how “third graders who have grown up within two miles of Portland International Raceway had a 6% decline in their standardized test scores“ and how…