Montavilla News | Construction | Business | Openings


  • Deconstruction of 1900 Era House on NE 75th
    The new owners of 319 NE 75th Avenue recently filed for a demolition permit to deconstruct the 122-year-old home. The dwelling retained some of…
  • SE 78th Closed for Watermain Work
    Today the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) closed one block of SE 78th Avenue between SE Alder and Morrison Streets. Crews…
  • Paitong Thai Cuisine Closes
    Paitong Thai Cuisine at 8000 NE Glisan Street recently closed its doors permanently after a challenging few years. Bounnam (Nancy) Somvong opened the…
  • Obscured 11 Townhouse Development
    A planned development at 2321 SE 89th Avenue will add eleven new townhouses behind an existing single-family residence. The Land Use Review application indicates…
  • SE Stark Commercial Building for Sale
    The owner of 8502-8504 SE Stark Street recently listed the property for sale. The multi-story building currently houses Unicorn Jiu Jitsu, Sanctuary Tattoo &…
  • Residents Invited to May 26th Vestal Event
    Later this month, Montavilla’s Vestal Elementary School will host its annual Social Justice Night. Starting at 4:30 p.m. on May 26th, Students and…
  • NE 78th Eight Unit Row House Project
    The new owner of 37 NE 78th Avenue is seeking Early Assistance ahead of constructing eight row houses. The developer…
  • I-84 East Exit 7 Closure
    Starting May 8th, the Oregon Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 84 East Halsey/99th Ave off-ramp. This temporary closure allows TriMet…
  • Car Collides with McDonald’s Again
    Last night, a vehicle jumped the curb and collided with the McDonald’s restaurant at 8149 SE Stark Street. Portland Police received…
  • Rabbit Hole Sweetshop
    Last month, Rabbit Hole Market and Sweets quietly opened in Montavilla town at 414 SE 80th Ave. The shop occupies the former Hungry Heart…
  • Proposed Chick-fil-A on SE Stark
    A recent land-use Early Assistance application indicates Chick-fil-A may soon open a new restaurant on SE Stark Street. If approved, developers will demolish the…
  • Sunny 82nd Market Closes
    Sunny 82nd Market, located at 944 NE 82nd Avenue, closed this week, ending a long history of food sales at this…
  • 82nd Ave Now 100 Percent Portland
    Yesterday, Portland City Council voted unanimously to adopt 82nd Avenue into the City’s network of streets. This jurisdictional transfer moves seven miles…
  • VTS Cargo on SE 82nd Ave
    VTS Cargo recently opened at 332 SE 82nd Avenue in the Annex Building. Operated by Laurelgistics LLC, the freight forwarding company specializes in deliveries to…
  • Four Townhomes on SE 78th
    Work is underway preparing 705 SE 78th Avenue for the addition of four new townhomes. Each of the two-story units contains a…
  • Renovation with Two ADUs on Burnside and NE 74th
    This week, heavy equipment cleared a small grove of trees at 6 NE 74th Avenue. The work makes way for a…
  • East Burnside Lane Closure
    Update: All lanes on E Burnside are open again after crews complete work for the day. Barricades block the gravel-filled…
  • Toast Moves out of Montavilla
    After nearly a decade in the neighborhood, Toast Inc. has relocated from its shop on SE 80th Avenue to a new…
  • Berrydale Park Open House April 13th
    Update: Images from the presentation are available below and the survey link is now online. Original article published April 8th,…
  • Tub and Tan Reopens on Stark
    After a lengthy pandemic closure, Portland Tub and Tan has reopened its location at 8028 SE Stark Street. The businesses owner, John Captain,…
  • Easter Weekend in Montavilla
    After a Monday snowstorm, the forecast calls for a comparatively dry and warm Easter Sunday in Montavilla. Several local businesses…
  • PBOT Installs Permanent Slow Streets
    Last summer, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced that many Slow Streets Program sites would become permanent installations. This week, crews completed…
  • SE 92nd Improvements at Lincoln Street
    SE 92nd Avenue at SE Lincoln Street features an unusual and confusing intersection thanks to a southbound turnout lane. This…
  • April Snow and Power Outages
    As of 10 AM this morning, snow continues to fall on Montavilla, adding to the inches accumulated overnight. Tree branches…
  • Two Townhomes Join 1925 House
    The new owners of a 1925 era home at 400 NE 91st Avenue recently demolished a detached garage on the property, making way for…
  • Better Red work is Reshaping Upper Gateway Green
    Update – Starting this week, pedestrians and bicyclists have a new detour when traveling on the I205 Multi-use Path. Construction crews…
  • New Signal and Crossing at SE 80th and Division
    Update – Crews recently installed the traffic signal mast-arm poles on the southern corners of SE 80th Avenue and SE Division Street.…
  • Indigenous Marketplace on NE Glisan
    Starting the weekend of April 9th, the Indigenous Marketplace (IM) will open for monthly events at 432 NE 74th Avenue. The organization supports…
  • SE 90th Improvements at Morrison
    During the 2022 roadwork season, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) intends to reconstruct four corners at an intersection and…
  • Glisan and 74th Affordable Housing Meeting
    We All Rise and Related Northwest invite residents and business owners to a public meeting regarding the Glisan and 74th Affordable Housing project.…
  • New Curb Ramps at NE 84th and Pacific
    The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will install new ADA compliant curb ramps at NE 84th Avenue and Pacific Street.…
  • Mall 205 Sells to Investment Group
    Update – Last night, the Willamette Week published an article revealing that Mall 205’s new owners intend to renovate the interior shopping…

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.

Our goal is to be accurate reporters of Montavilla growth and community. Please email us if you ever discover an inaccuracy or error that should be corrected.