• PIR controversy: leaded exhaust, noise rankle neighbors (August 2023)

    PIR controversy: leaded exhaust, noise rankle neighbors (August 2023)

    A recent London-based Guardian newspaper investigative story singled out the Kenton neighborhood as having some of the worst racetrack-produced lead fumes in any residential area in the U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned leaded gas for passenger cars in 1996 because of the health hazard, especially for young children. But the law exempted racecars. The EPA…

  • Interstate Bridge Replacement plan throws North Portlanders under the truck (August 2023)

    Interstate Bridge Replacement plan throws North Portlanders under the truck (August 2023)

    Everyone agrees that the traffic bottleneck near the I-5 Bridge between Oregon and Washington needs to be fixed. The backup of vehicles during morning and afternoon rush hours affects traffic daily for miles in either direction for hours. It costs in money, time and frustration. It also creates unhealthy air for neighborhoods along the I-5…

  • Summer on the Peninsula bonus insert (July 2023)

    Summer on the Peninsula bonus insert (July 2023)

    North Portland offers residents many summertime options. The Summer on the Peninsula bonus insert in this edition offers a listing of activities to enjoy without leaving home. Many are free and open to residents of various ages. Summer on the Peninsula can be removed and kept over the summer months. Almost everything one can enjoy by traveling to the…

  • Church project encounters pushback (June 2023)

    Church project encounters pushback (June 2023)

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has partnered with the non-profit WeShine to develop a small-pod “micro-village” on the church parking lot at 7600 N. Hereford Ave, one block north of Lombard. The ten-pod project will be a “neighborhood-based micro-village,” offering a temporary place to stay and transitional services for Portland’s vulnerable homeless population, the St. Andrew’s website…