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  • Legislative Focus on 82nd Ave
    This week, news crews were in Montavilla recording a KGW report. That news segment examined a renewed interest in transferring responsibility…
  • Courtyard at Monti’s Cafe
    Customers visiting Monti’s Cafe will soon enjoy a fenced courtyard with many amenities. Crews have created brick pillars around the former parking…
  • US Foods CHEF’STORE Painted
    This weekend, crews painted the US Foods CHEF’STORE located at 8250 SE Stark Street. This store recently was renamed, and this…
  • US Bank Property Sells to EyeHealth Northwest
    Last month, the former US Bank location on NE Glisan street sold to a prominent eye care specialist. On March…
  • Portland Street Response Expands to Montavilla
    This month, Portland Street Response (PSR) expanded its boundaries beyond the Lents neighborhood. Starting April 1st, PSR teams will offer a non-police response to…
  • New Plaza Owners Bet on Retail Growth
    The 82nd Street Plaza building recently sold to a group of investors who see opportunity in Montavilla’s expanding downtown. Located at 322 SE…
  • New Corner on 92nd and Market
    Reconstruction of the first of four street corners at SE Market Street and 92nd Ave completed construction last week. The…
  • TriMet Opens New SE Division Platform
    Friday morning TriMet announced the opening of their new platform serving the Division Transit Project. This event celebrated the fifty-percent completion…
  • Proposed Budget Cuts Target Fire Station 19
    Last December, Mayor Ted Wheeler instructed bureau directors to reduce budgets by five percent for the upcoming fiscal year. Shortfalls…
  • Multnomah University A-Frame Demo
    Multnomah University will demolish the structurally-compromised A-Frame building on the northeast portion of the campus. The damp wooded environment surrounding the structure’s all-wood…
  • New Self-Storage Facility on NE Halsey
    A new four-story storage facility will break ground on a long-vacant lot along I84. Located at 1530 NE 67th Ave, West Coast…
  • Curb Ramps at SE 87th and Lincoln
    New curb ramps and pedestrian crossing improvements are planned near Harrison Park School. Funding from the Safe Routes to School project will bring…
  • Awkward Sidewalk Infill on SE Market
    Crews recently installed new sidewalks on SE Market Street, creating a connected path for pedestrians. The project linked a patchwork…
  • Hundreds Gather at Harrison Park to End Asian Hate
    UPDATE – The event completed with an estimated one thousand participants. The Oregonian offers details from the March 26th gathering.…
  • New Division Bus Station at 85th
    Concrete work is complete on the new bus platform along SE Division Street, east of 85th Ave. It is one…
  • Tich Tac Shipping Rebranded USG
    Tich Tac Shipping & Services opened at 8155 SE Ash Street one year ago. Currently, the location is rebranding as US Express Global and features…
  • Construction Update on Twin Houses
    As expected, both 1430 NE 72nd Ave and 285 SE 90th Ave are nearing completion simultaneously. Property owner Scot Harger chose to build identical…
  • Garage Demolished on SE 88th
    Earlier this month, crews demolished the detached garage at 8739 SE Washington Street to make way for a new home. Only a…
  • Riverview Bank Closing Branch
    The Montavilla branch of Riverview Community Bank will close permanently on May 20th. Having commissioned the building in 2003, Riverview owns the…
  • New Max Platform at Gateway Station
    Last week, planners submitted Design Review request 21-022957 for upgrades at Gateway Transit Center. TriMet will construct a new station platform for the…
  • Ya Hala Repaints Logo
    Yesterday, painters replaced the marquee logo at Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine. The updated sign adds color behind lowercase “ya hala” text.…
  • 82nd Ave Auto Lot for Sale
    An auto and van sales lot located at 1515 SE 82nd Ave is for sale. Currently, the home of Jeff Baldwin Auto Sales,…
  • Harka Building Taking Form
    Renovation work recently increased at Harka Architecture‘s new headquarters, located at 7631 NE Glisan Street. Crews are converting the 1940 Art Deco…
  • NE 80th House Becoming an Office
    The house behind East Glisan Pizza Lounge is becoming an office. A recent permit for 510 NE 80th Ave calls for a change of…
  • Large Cleanup on 82nd and Glisan
    Last Saturday morning, 53 volunteers gathered in Montavilla Park to collect litter in the neighborhood. SOLVE and Detrash Portland coordinated the event with local…
  • McDonald’s Damaged by Car Crash
    Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle collided with McDonald’s on the corner of SE Stark Street and 82nd Ave. The silver 2003 Infiniti…
  • Dual Townhouses with ADU on NE 90th
    Demolition of the structure at 311 NE 90th Ave will make way for two new townhouses. Each unit will include an attached accessory…
  • American Agriculture Relocating
    Indoor garden and hydroponics supplier American Agriculture will relocate to Oregon City later this month. The current store is located…
  • Bus Shelter’s Quick Glass Repair
    Over the weekend, TriMet crews replaced a broken glass panel at the NE 82nd Ave and E Burnside bus stop…
  • Smart Foodservice Renamed
    A year after its acquisition by US Foods, Smart Foodservice stores are rebranding. The food cart and small commercial kitchen…
  • Curb Ramps on SE Mill and 76th
    Two new curb ramps are coming to the intersection of SE Mill Street and 76th Ave. The improvements will provide…
  • 82nd Food Cart Pod Construction
    Demolition crews began work clearing the property that will soon become The Yard At Montavilla. Heavy equipment removed two foundations and…

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.

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