• 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…

  • 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…

  • New swimming and fishing dock for North Portland (Jan. 2024)

    New swimming and fishing dock for North Portland (Jan. 2024)

    Willie Levenson, ringleader of the Human Access Project (HAP), shared with the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association in December that HAP received a federal grant of $300,000 to improve recreational access to the Willamette River. Levenson reached out to Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and negotiated a partnership to replace the Cathedral Park dock near the…

  • 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…