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  • Infill House on Burnside with Hidden Parking
    Construction crews are wrapping up work on a two-story single-family residence at  7171 E Burnside Street. The sizable infill-home features…
  • Berrydale Park’s Skatepark Design Reveal June 29
    On Wednesday, June 29th, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) staff will present the final design for the new Berrydale skatepark…
  • Remembering Errol Carlson
    On June 17th, Errol Carlson passed away while staying near his family in Washington State. One year ago, on June…
  • Paving of Unimproved NE Everett Street
    Within the next twelve months, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to transform a one-block section of NE Everett…
  • Staff Needed for Public Pool Reopening
    Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) intends to open all seven outdoor pools on June 22nd, including the Montavilla Outdoor Pool…
  • SE 82nd and Mill Property For Sale
    This week, the owner of 1818 SE 82nd Avenue listed the 0.77-acre property for sale. Currently the home of Portland RV, the auto sales…
  • Ali-Zane Collectable Apparel and Shoes on NE Glisan
    Last month, Ali-Zane opened at 7521 NE Glisan Street, offering sought-after pre-owned clothing and shoes. Owner Ali Sheikh sells a wide…
  • Westbound I-84 Closures in June
    Starting June 22nd, TriMet crews will close a segment of westbound Interstate 84 overnight to support work on the A Better Red project underway…
  • SE Washington I-205 Overpass Work
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is installing a new protective screening and new bridge railings on the SE Washington Street…
  • Portland Best Auto Repair on Glisan
    In April, Portland Best Auto Repair opened in the former K & S Auto Center space at 7010 NE Glisan Street. This shop is the…
  • PPS SE School Rebalancing Plan Approved
    Starting in Fall 2023, many Montavilla schools will shift enrollment criteria as part of the SE Enrollment & Program Balancing intuitive. The…
  • 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…
  • Demolition on NE Holladay Street
    In March, Riverside Carpentry purchased 8225 NE Holladay Street and now plans to demolish the 100-year-old single-family residence. A second demolition permit seeks to remove the detached garage…
  • Three Townhouses on SE 93rd
    This week Sunstone Homes submitted permit applications to construct three townhouses near SE Division Street and Interstate 205. The proposed townhouses will…
  • Thai Me Drunken Noodle at Growler’s Taproom
    Later this month, Thai Me Drunken Noodle will open a food cart connected to Growler’s Taproom at 803 SE 82nd Avenue. The new eatery fills…
  • 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 &…
  • 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…

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