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  • Permanent Slow Streets
    Over the coming months, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will install permanent traffic calming measures at select intersections. These…
  • New Fire Hydrants on SE 82nd Ave
    Beginning last week, crews with the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) opened up portions of 82nd Ave to repair damage to…
  • Montavilla’s New Public Plaza
    Starting today, a small portion of SE 79th Ave north of SE Stark Street is transforming into a Public Plaza. Montavilla East Tabor…
  • Skatepark Meeting and Survey
    Last Thursday, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) held the first public engagement session for the Berrydale Park Skatepark Project. Staff invited…
  • Berrydale Skatepark Design Outreach
    Today, July 15th, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will hold its first community outreach event ahead of building a new…
  • PDX Reporter Web App
    PDX Reporter is a website and mobile web app that helps Portlanders report concerns to the appropriate city agency. Much like…
  • Glisan Warehouse for Lease
    The 10,000 square-foot warehouse located at 7056 NE Glisan Street is for lease. The space is vacant and available for immediate occupancy.…
  • Officials Tour 82nd Ave Ahead of Improvements
    Today, three elected officials toured SE 82nd Ave to highlight proposed safety investments coming to the roadway. Thanks to United…
  • Moto PDX Cafe on Stark
    Next month, a performance-motorcycle themed cafe will open at 8826 SE Stark Street. Titled Moto PDX Cafe, they will serve Italian coffee…
  • AYCO Hosting Vaccine Clinic July 5th
    Tomorrow, African Youth & Community Organization (AYCO) will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. In a partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy, the community…
  • The Yard at Montavilla Opening Weekend
    Yesterday, The Yard at Montavilla opened to customers for the first time. The new food cart pod has space for sixteen vendors,…
  • INVOKE Moving Outside of Portland
    After five years in Montavilla, INVOKE is relocating outside of Portland. In a message to customers posted online, Owner Kristie…
  • Portland’s Missing Freeway History
    Montavilla is a neighborhood shaped by the freeways along two of its borders. These massive roadways seem permanent and inseparable…
  • Glisan EV Charging Under Construction
    Work is underway at the Fred Meyer parking lot at 6615 NE Glisan Street. Crews are creating four EV charging stations…
  • 12-Unit Apartment on SE 80th
    According to documents filed with the city last week, the owners of 235 SE 80th Ave intend to construct an apartment building…
  • Academy Theater Opening July 16th
    The Academy Theater will reopen to the public next month, 68 weeks after it closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The opening…
  • The Heat is Coming
    As Portland braces for the expected heatwave, groups adjust their schedule to keep people out of the sun during the…
  • Veterinary Clinic on Stark
    Today, a presentation at Portland City Council revealed a potential new tenant at 8037 SE Stark Street. The presenter explained that…
  • Demo of 1910 House on 74th
    The owners of 524 NE 74th Ave plan to clear the property of all structures. Permits 21-054340 and 21-054334 seek to remove the hundred-year-old house and…
  • Pick it Up Montavilla – Canceled-
    UPDATE – Due to projected high temperatures, SOLVE Oregon canceled this afternoon event. All Pick it Up, Portland! morning events…
  • Three Residences on Washington St
    After nearly a year, city staff have approved the three-residence project at 8635 SE Washington Street. The project includes two structures…
  • Transitions Project Building For Lease
    The prominent red-brick building on the corner of SE 81st Ave and E Burnside Street is available to lease. Most…
  • Apartment Complex on NE Hoyt
    Developers will soon build twenty-four apartment units on NE Hoyt Street, creating greater housing density near a transit corridor. The…
  • NE 82nd Food Cart Pod Opens July 4th
    Montavilla’s newest culinary destination opens next month. The Yard At Montavilla began development over a year ago, and now construction is nearing completion.…
  • PGF Arsonist Apprehended
    The same week that demolition crews finished tearing down the fire-damaged building at 408 SE 79th Ave, Portland Police apprehended the…
  • Expanding BIKETOWN Survey
    The iconic orange BIKETOWN bike-share program is poised to expand its service area and place new docking stations in underserved…
  • Threshold’s Must-Try Food Menu
    This weekend, Threshold Brewing & Blending launched their Polish-inspired Zapiekanka menu. This debut marks the beginning of full food service at the…
  • 82nd Ave Changing Hands in 2022
    Yesterday, The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reached an agreement to transfer jurisdictional…
  • Nine Unit Apartment on Yamhill
    Last week developers proposed a nine-unit apartment building on SE Yamhill street. The new three-story development will fill the recently…
  • Family Auto Sales at 82nd and Stark
    Hood To Coast Auto Sales is relocating to the car lot at the corner of SE 82nd Ave and Stark Street.…
  • Art Supply Swap Today
    May 27th, True North Studios will host an Art Supply Swap at their artists’ workspace. Located at 455 NE 71st Ave, the event…
  • Metro RID Patrol Expands
    Thanks to an increased budget in the upcoming fiscal year, Oregon Metro will expand the RID Patrol program to three…

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.

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