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  • Stein Haus Building Razed
    After eighty-six years, the Stein Haus building at 2366 SE 82nd Ave met its end. The long-shuttered building’s removal makes way for…
  • Another Duplicate House
    The new three-level house, located at 285 SE 90th Ave, is an exact duplicate of one at 1430 NE 72nd Ave. That…
  • Countdown to School Changes
    Portland Public Schools (PPS) has one year to redraw school boundaries across Southeast Portland. With a new middle school opening and the…
  • Church Parking Lot Upgrade
    Enhancements to SE 80th Ave’s paving and sidewalks have encouraged improvements to private property along that road. The Slavic Church…
  • Tabor Volvo Service on Glisan
    Upgrades are underway at the Volvo service shop located at 6901 NE Glisan Street. Alamo Automotive has operated from this location…
  • US Bank Branch Closing
    Montavilla’s closest U.S. Bank branch is closing as part of a statewide reduction. Located at 6701 NE Glisan Street, the 1962…
  • Excellent Cuisine Restaurant
    A new bar and restaurant will soon open in the former Wong’s King Seafood location. A recent Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) liquor…
  • New Park Picnic Shelter in 2021
    Pre-construction work passed another milestone last week for the new picnic shelter at Montavilla Park. Demolition of the old shelter…
  • End to Expanded Walkway Program
    The Expanded Walkway Program in Montavilla has come to an end with less than successful results. Introduced this summer, it…
  • Curb Ramp Work at SE 91st and Burnside
    UPDATE – New curb ramps are under construction at SE 91st Ave and E Burnside Frontage Road. The old curbs…
  • 1966 Stark Street Storefront for Sale
    Located at 8826 SE Stark Street, the former home of Kings Hookah Lounge is for sale. This retail building has upfront parking and…
  • What Measure 26-218 Could Bring to Montavilla
    This November, voters will have an opportunity to approve ballot measure 26-218. Among other transportation-related projects, Metro created this ballot measure…
  • METBA Bingo Underway
    The Montavilla East Tabor Business Association (METBA) started a nine-week long contest this week. Its goal is to support local…
  • Art Deco Restoration
    Construction is underway at the small Art Deco building located at 7631 NE Glisan Street. Restoration plans for this building started…
  • Art on Glisan
    Murals are sprouting up along NE Glisan, expanding the character transformation of the street. Shopfronts on Glisan between NE 68th…
  • Duplicate Infill Houses
    Under construction at 8014 SE Madison Street, the new three-bedroom house shares the exact layout as another recently completed house in…
  • NE Glisan Bus Shelter Destroyed and Removed
    An automobile destroyed another prominent Montavilla bus stop late last week. Friday, September 25th, crews removed the broken bus shelter…
  • Cellphone Tower Upgrade Second Attempt
    The T-Mobile Cellphone Tower, located on the Public Storage property at 1621 NE 71st Ave, will receive an upgrade. Work proposed…
  • BIKETOWN’s Electric Bike Eastside Expansion
    The BIKETOWN bike-share program expanded into Montavilla this month, for the first time making bikes available for riders to rent…
  • 1894 Storefront for Lease
    The storefront, most recently occupied by H&R Block, is now for lease. Located at 8304 SE Stark Street, it offers 1,754 square feet…
  • MNA’s 2020 Online Election
    It is election season all over the country with many important positions up for a vote. That includes the often…
  • Our Not so Fresh Fresh-air
    The smoke has mostly cleared out of the air in Montavilla, but it is not entirely safe to breathe. Greg…
  • Spacious House Construction on 72nd
    A new three-level house, located at 1430 NE 72nd Ave, is under construction. In what will likely become the largest house…
  • Pacific Plaza Ready for Tenants
    Pacific Plaza anchors the busy intersection of 82nd Ave and SE Division. The new retail building finished construction this week and…
  • Mt Tabor Villas Opens to Residents
    The twelve unit apartment building at 475 NE 74th Ave has completed construction and is now ready to rent. Named Mt Tabor Villas,…
  • Garage Demo Leads to Lot Sale
    A demolition permit at 8115 SE Yamhill Street makes way for a property split and sale. Permit number 20-188105 seeks to remove the attached…
  • Mosaic’s Artist Considered
    Board members reviewed the works of artist Hector H Hernandez at the September 14th Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) meeting. Hernandez…
  • Montavilla Public Trash Can Survey
    Below is a survey regarding public trash can placement in Montavilla. It is being conducted in cooperation with the Montavilla…
  • Stein Haus Building Demolition
    The dilapidated building at 2366 SE 82nd Ave is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. CSS Properties LLC owns this…
  • 12 Unit Apartment on SE 90th
    The southeast corner of Montavilla will gain an impressive 12 unit apartment building offering a wide range of different sized residences, with…
  • Single-Family House with Large ADU
    UPDATE – Permit 20-140370 is approved. Original story from August 31st, 2020. The single-family house with ADU project at 342 NE…
  • Construction Beginning at Madison Street Infill Home
    Heavy equipment is on-site at 8014 SE Madison Street ahead of construction work. A new building permit for a single-family residence was recently issued.…

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