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  • Gravel Street Regrading Season
    Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) maintenance crews will begin grading and graveling Montavilla’s collection of unimproved streets over the coming…
  • 82nd Ave Pawn Shop Becoming Pot Dispensary
    The Hawker’s Locker at 933 NE 82nd Avenue will become Chronix Dispensary early next year. One of the long-time property owners, Patrick…
  • Portland Returns to 100 percent Bull Run Water
    Portland’s Water Bureau returned to using water sourced exclusively from the Bull Run watershed last week after switching to the backup groundwater…
  • Low-Carbon Architecture Firm Opens Glisan Office
    After a multi-year renovation of the Art Deco office at 7631 NE Glisan Street, Harka Architecture has fully relocated to its new home.…
  • BIKETOWN Rides top 500k in 2022
    With another month remaining in 2022, BIKETOWN bike-share rides have exceeded 500,000 trips in a year, surpassing last year’s usage…
  • Red Shed Trees and Seasonal Artistry
    On November 25th, Red Shed Christmas Trees returns to the seasonal Montavillage location in the Vinje & Son’s parking lot near SE 78th Avenue…
  • APANO to Redevelop Canton Grill Site on SE 82nd
    After nearly two and half years sitting vacant, the former Canton Grill property at 2610 SE 82nd Avenue will play a significant…
  • SE Market Closed for Curb Ramp Construction
    Yesterday, Oregon Concrete Solutions crews began reconstructing sidewalk corners at SE Market Street and SE 76th Avenue. The Portland Bureau of…
  • 1909 Storefront for Sale on NE Glisan
    The corner commercial property at 7341 NE Glisan Street is for sale. Since 1909, this 1,728-square-foot single-story structure has housed…
  • Pop-up Recycling Events at Beanstalk
    Next Wednesday, Beanstalk Children’s Resale Clothing will host a James Recycling pop-up event behind the shop at 8021 SE Stark Street. From 11 a.m. to…
  • Vintage is Becoming Arbor Hall
    The new owners of Vintage Cocktail Lounge are slowly transforming the location into Arbor Hall while retaining most of what made this location special.…
  • I84 Offramp Closed for Three Days Next Week
    Next week, Interstate 84’s eastbound Exit 7 will close as TriMet crews pour concrete on a new light rail bridge…
  • Eastport Food Cart Pod for Sale
    The half-acre property and food cart pod at 3905 SE 82nd Avenue is available to purchase for $3.6 million. Listed by Keller Williams…
  • Amaye International Restaurant Opens on NE Glisan
    Amaye International Restaurant opened on Friday, November 4th, after months of preparation. The African food venue at 8000 NE Glisan Street recently…
  • Expanded Sidewalks on NE 72nd and Burnside
    Update: Last week, crews poured new concrete sidewalks and curbs along E Burnside Street and NE 72nd Avenue. This walkway expansion work…
  • Heavy Rainfall Forces Switch to 100% Groundwater
    Update November 29th, 2022: Portland Returns to 100 percent Bull Run Water Friday’s massive rain event increased the output of streams…
  • Copper Moon Vintage Opening on SE Stark
    Next month, Copper Moon Vintage Mercantile will open in the former Cactus Vintage & Consignment storefront at 7910 SE Stark Street. Owner Meg O’Brien spent…
  • Annual 82nd Ave Dining Event
    Last week, the seventh annual Around the World in 82 Dishes began along the entire length of 82nd Avenue in Portland. The…
  • Bicycle and Car Crash at SE 92nd and Division
    Last night at 11:17 p.m., Portland Police officers from the East Precinct responded to a crash near SE Division Street and…
  • Halloween Blood Drive
    On Monday, October 31st, brave trick-or-treaters can forgo the fake blood of Halloween and donate the real thing. Montavilla United Methodist…
  • Reshaping the VOA Oregon Site on NE Glisan
    Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon will raze the existing church building and other structures at 8815 NE Glisan Street within eight years.…
  • Well Water Mixed into Bull Run Supply
    Update November 29th, 2022: Portland Returns to 100 percent Bull Run Water After an unseasonably dry Fall, the Portland Water Bureau…
  • SE 89th and Taylor LID’s Burden and Benefit
    On October 12th, Portland City Council approved a declaration of intent to form the SE 89th Ave and Taylor St Local…
  • Portland Parks Tree Giveaway
    This Saturday, Portland Parks & Recreation’s (PP&R) Urban Forestry department will provide free trees to residents. The 6th Annual Yard Tree…
  • Proposed NE Halsey Substation Enhances Grid
    In the last days of 2017, PacifiCorp purchased an industrial property composed of three metal-clad buildings at 9380 NE Halsey Street.…
  • Mosaic Mural at NE 82nd and Glisan
    Last night, at the Montavilla Neighborhood Association (MNA) meeting, the artist Hector H. Hernandez presented designs for a ceramic-tile mosaic coming to the corner…
  • Massive I84 and 82nd Ave Property for Sale
    An acre of Commercial Mixed Use real estate at 1411 NE 82nd Avenue recently became available on Montavilla’s northern edge. The lot, adjacent to…
  • Maintain Yourself PDX Expands
    Maintain Yourself PDX will relocate from a 200-square-foot office above the Bipartisan Cafe to a ground-floor storefront off SE Stark Street.…
  • PDX Nutrition Opens on NE Glisan
    PDX Nutrition will open at 6824 NE Glisan Street in the former DB Dessert Company location. The cafe is hosting a soft…
  • Community Acupuncture Leaving Stark
    After fifteen years on SE Stark Street, Montavilla Community Acupuncture will relocate to a new office. Owner Mia Neuse recently completed renovations to an…
  • First of Two Common Walls Coming to NE 91st
    Work is underway creating a pair of connected homes on previously undeveloped land at 400 NE 91st Avenue. The new property…
  • 4 New Townhomes on NE 74th
    The new owners of a single-family residence at 423 NE 74th Avenue will soon remove the 100-year-old building. In its place, the…

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