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  • 82nd Ave Culinary Event Kicks Off
    Around the World in 82 dishes has returned after taking 2020 off. Starting tomorrow, the 82nd Avenue Business District will host…
  • Construction Begins at Mt Tabor Park
    This week, workers erected a construction fence around half of the Long Block in Mt Tabor Park. Located on SE Lincoln Street,…
  • Curb Ramps on SE Mill and 76th
    This week, road crews began the curb ramp installation project at SE Mill Street and 76th Ave. Workers have repositioned stormwater…
  • New Townhouses on Burnside
    Demolition crews are actively deconstructing the single-family residence at 7424 E Burnside Street. When the property is clear of the 1949…
  • No Parking Zones on SE Stark
    Sunday morning, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff converted several one-hour and two-hour street parking spaces into No Parking zones.…
  • Developer Selected for NE Glisan Affordable Housing Project
    This week, Portland Housing Bureau staff selected the development team for a low-income housing project at NE 74th Ave and…
  • Pedestrian Improvements on SE 88th
    After six months, crews have returned to SE 88th Ave to complete the curb-ramp installation work. Like a project one…
  • Sushi Yummy & Chinese Restaurant
    A new Asian eatery has opened up in the former Imperial House Chinese Restaurant building. Located at 1815 SE 82nd Ave, Sushi Yummy &…
  • Montavilla Elections Tonight
    Tonight, October 11th, the Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) will hold Board member elections. Three new candidates and two returning board…
  • The Barrier to Green Medians
    SE Division Street is undergoing significant updates from 80th Ave towards 174th Ave. In addition to numerous safety enhancements, the…
  • Expect Traffic Congestion this Weekend
    Starting this Friday at 10 PM, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will close most of I84 between I5 and…
  • PCC’s Draft Twenty Year Facilities Plan
    This week, Portland Community College (PCC) released the latest draft of its district-wide Facilities Plan. The proposal covers all four…
  • Large Glisan Property for Sale
    The owners of a three warehouse property in Montavilla have listed it for sale. The roughly “T” shaped property has entrances…
  • Park Picnic Shelter Demolished
    Last week, demolition crews removed the picnic shelter and wading pool at Montavilla Park. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) decommissioned…
  • Road Safety Enhanced on 82nd and Beyond
    Earlier this year, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) approved $3.35 million worth of safety projects along 82nd Ave. While ODOT crews…
  • Damaged Hydrant Repaired on SE 80th
    Shiny new bolts now secure the fire hydrant to its lower standpipe at SE 80th Ave and E Burnside Street. It…
  • Zuckercreme Opens Friday
    On October 1st, Zuckercreme will open a new Montavilla location at 414 SE 81st Ave. After less than a year in the Brooklyn…
  • Two House Project on NE 93rd
    Work is starting to shift forward on the development located at 717 NE 93rd Ave. In February of this year, crews…
  • Lux Lash on SE Stark
    This month, Lux Lash and Beauty Bar opened in the red mini-mall located at 8838 SE Stark Street. Owner Donna Myer-Phimmasone, with the…
  • Sanctuary Tattoo on SE Stark
    On September 15th, Ian Mcvay opened Sanctuary Tattoo and Piercing with his partner and wife, Drea Mcvay. Located on the second floor…
  • BIKETOWN’s Free Ride Program
    Last week, BIKETOWN announced an expansion to their discounted membership program for low-income riders. Called BIKETOWN for All, the program now…
  • Metro Councilor Bob Stacey Resigns
    Last Thursday, one of Portland’s representatives on the Metro Council announced his resignation. Effective October 15th, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey…
  • Two Vehicle Crash on 78th And Burnside
    UPDATE – 3:35 All roads are clear of large debris and open to traffic again. E Burnside Street is closed…
  • Dual Storefront Remodel on SE Stark
    Yesterday, construction crews began installing the new aluminum and glass storefront at 7850 SE Stark Street. The owners of Flipside Hats bought…
  • New Adult Entertainment on Glisan
    This month, a new adult entertainment venue appeared on NE Glisan near I205. PDX Peaches opened to the public on September 10th…
  • Letter of Thanks from Family of Mel and Errol
    This summer, Montavilla said goodby to Mel Hafsos, a beloved member of the community. His death profoundly impacted neighbors and…
  • Three Residences on Washington St
    Over the last month, framing crews erected the primary structure for the three-residence project at 8635 SE Washington Street. Work is…
  • Demo of 1910 House on 74th
    UPDATE – Demolition crews are finished deconstructing the 1910 era house at 524 NE 74th Ave. All that remains is…
  • PGF Resurrected Across I205
    After months closed due to fire damage at their previous location, Portland Garment Factory (PFG) staff will move into a new home. This formerly…
  • New Bike-Share Stations Arrive
    Yesterday, crews from BIKETOWN installed new bike-share stations on SE 81st Ave just south of E Burnside Street. Its construction…
  • Neighborhood Elections Oct 11th
    The Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) will hold Board Member elections at their October 11th meeting, starting at 6:30 PM. Candidates…
  • Bike Shop Move Signals Trouble on Glisan
    After nearly three years on NE Glisan Street, TriTech Bikes moved out of Montavilla. A relentless series of break-ins, vandalization, and assaults…

Montavilla News offers a focused perspective on the businesses and development in our Portland neighborhood. Construction is documented and businesses are spotlighted, with the intention of informing the curious. Through observation, research, and conversations we attempt to cover the changes around Montavilla that are noteworthy.

If you see a building being demolished or construction beginning, if you see brown paper up in a shop window or a new business sign displayed, please come here and search for an article about it. It is our goal to cover every new house, home, duplex, apartment building, rowhouse, commercial space, restaurant, store, infrastructure, land sale, and opening event. If we have yet to cover it, please email info@montavilla.net so we can research and report on it for you.

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