Montavilla News | Construction | Business | Openings


  • Continued work on NE 80th Curb Ramps
    The corner reconstruction of NE Couch Street and NE 80th Ave is nearing completion. The work underway is the final…
  • Fire Damage Repair on Main
    Crews are at work replacing the fire-damaged roof of a one-story apartment complex on SE Main Street. The fire from…
  • Second Postal Collection Box Replaced
    Not long after being replaced late last year, the USPS collection box at the corner of SE 76th and Salmon…
  • Rebuilding Fire Damaged Home on SE Stephens
    Repairs to the single-story house at 8923 SE Stephens Street are underway after suffering severe fire damage. The 1953 era home caught…
  • Repaving NE Pacific Street
    Tomorrow, roadwork begins that will disrupt local traffic on NE Pacific Street east of 82nd Ave. Crews will resurface parts…
  • The Clock Shop for Sale
    Neighborhood watch-repair and timepiece retailer The Clock Shop is for sale. Located at 8426 SE Stark Street, both the business and building are…
  • House from Split Lot for Sale
    A recently renovated house at 8115 SE Yamhill Street is for sale. Demolition of the garage at this location recently facilitated a property split,…
  • Union Rose Open in New Location
    Union Rose completed the move one block east to a new location. Now at 8029 SE Stark Street, the longtime Montavilla retailer…
  • Fire on SE 76th Near Burnside
    Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished a fire inside a duplex on SE 76th Ave. Crews had the fire under control…
  • Sidewalk Changes at SE 85th and Division
    This week, construction crews are working on a portion of SE Division Street as part of the Division Transit Project. Currently,…
  • Arc Thrift Store Opens Thursday
    Montavilla’s newest business opens tomorrow, Thursday the 7th. The Arc Thrift Store, located at 8304 SE Stark Street, will host its grand opening this…
  • Garage Demo on NE Multnomah Street
    Demolition of a detached garage located on NE Multnomah Street near NE 70th Ave is proposed. Removal of this structure…
  • Fire Damage Repair on Alder
    Renovations of the single-family residence at 9341 SE Alder Street are well underway. The house suffered fire damage last year. Until recently,…
  • Spacious House Construction on 72nd
    UPDATED – Construction progress pictures added. Original Story from September 22nd, 2020 A new three-level house, located at 1430 NE 72nd…
  • Vandalized USPS Mailbox Replaced
    UPDATE – The replacement collection box is now missing. USPS representatives did not respond to inquiries regarding this most recent…
  • Pho Kim’s 2021 Reopening
    Vietnamese restaurant Phở Kim closed on June 1st after an early morning fire. Located at 2204 SE 82nd Ave, the building suffered damage…
  • New Curb Ramps Completed on 92nd
    Construction on updated curb ramps along SE 92nd Ave is nearing completion. The project replaced existing ramps in three areas…
  • TriMet Tech Retrofit
    TriMet recently installed a tablet-sized electronic screen into the bus shelter at NE 82nd Ave and E Burnside Street. Displaying…
  • Another Duplicate House
    UPDATED – Construction progress pictures added. Article originally posted October 21st, 2020. The new three-level house, located at 285 SE 90th…
  • Glisan Chase Bank Closed
    The Chase Bank, located at 6615 NE Glisan Street, has closed. Situated inside the Fred Meyer grocery store, this branch was…
  • Food Cart Pod Underway
    With approved permits expected by the year’s end, Montavilla’s newest food destination could open by Spring. The Yard At Montavilla began development…
  • Division Street Building Rehab
    Early Assistance request 20-217421 seeks to revitalize the single-story commercial building at 8827 SE Division Street. The application indicates the building will house…
  • NE 80th Curb Ramp Construction
    UPDATE – Concrete is poured and finished on two of the three sidewalk ramps being built. Original story from December…
  • Cell Tower Upgrade Along I205
    Permit application 20-222655 is under review for a wireless tower located at 2248 SE 92nd Ave. The site, situated in the parking lot…
  • New Sidewalks and Bike Lanes on Market Street
    Continuous sidewalks and bike lanes are coming to SE Market street as part of a Greenway expansion program. Starting at…
  • Bus Shelter at 82nd and Burnside Replaced
    TriMet installed a new bus shelter on E Burnside Street near 82nd Ave. It replaces one destroyed by a car…
  • Tinker Tavern Opens Tonight
    After a successful weekend of soft-opening events, Tinker Tavern will officially launch tonight. Starting at 4 PM Monday, Montavilla’s newest…
  • TriMet Testing New Bus Shelters on Division
    This week, TriMet tested a prototype bus shelter for the Division Transit Project. This installation validated the real-world functionality ahead of…
  • New Home Joins Existing House
    A proposed two-story home will join an existing single-story house on the property at 1316 NE 76th Ave. The 1923 era…
  • Tinker Tavern Opening Next Week
    UPDATED – Tinker Tavern opened Monday Tinker Tavern will open for takeout and outdoor dining next week after months of COVID-19 delays. The…
  • Demolition at Multnomah University
    Multnomah University will demolish one building on its campus to provide expanded athletics space. Part of the field expansion requires the…
  • 82nd Rooftop Cell Equipment Upgrades
    Rooftop communication equipment mounted atop 1441 SE 82nd Ave will receive minor upgrades. Application 20-219020 seeks to replace six antennas and six remote radio…

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