• 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…

  • Holiday Memories inspire North Portlanders (Dec. 2023)

    Holiday Memories inspire North Portlanders (Dec. 2023)

    Family psychologists tell us that the holidays have the potential to inspire year-end review, reflection, even reconciliation. To see if that might be true, I asked several current and former North Portlanders if they had ever had a deeply moving holiday experience. Several said yes. The unexpected  Lifelong North Portland resident Mike Verbout described his…