About Montavilla News

Montavilla News is a hyperlocal news site providing mostly positive observations on the changing landscape of the Montavilla neighborhood. Articles report on new or repurposed spaces and how that shapes the area.

We adhere to journalistic standards and do not receive compensation for any content presented here. Primary sources used in creating articles include verified eyewitness reports, government documents, and firsthand interviews with the subjects. Articles are written with links back to source material when available and have photographic support in most cases. The use of secondhand information requires two sources and is discouraged unless necessary. Corrections made to factual elements of the story will be noted at the end of each article. A strict disclosure policy is in effect for any potential conflict in objectivity an author may possess.

Montavilla News is a non-commercial project. If anyone finds something published objectionable or inaccurate, please contact us at info@montavilla.net first before seeking any other resolutions.


We greatly appreciate the support of the community. Although no longer in print, running Montavilla News has costs. Paid subscribers and and Supporting organizations help keep the publication going. Those contributions are listed bellow. If you would like to contribute, please see the Montavilla News Patreon.

History of Montavilla News

Montavilla News existed as a printed news publication in years past. However, the current version of this organization has no direct ties to the previos versions. The two older version fo Montavilla News existed around 1912. Later versions of the publication started printing in the early 1950’s. It is with great respect for the publications of the past that we use the name Montavilla News.

Other Reading

If you enjoy what you read here but wonder about what is happening outside of Montavilla, Next Portland is a great resource for development project across Portland.

To see what bike and public transportation improvements are in the works, you can scan through BikePortland.

Patricia “Pat” Sanders writes well researched articles about Montavilla history. A collection of her work can be found at Village Portland.

A useful listing of businesses in Montavilla and East Tabor, is the Montavilla/East Tabor Business Association (METBA).

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association has early access to land use notifications and community projects. The meeting minutes and recordings are available at the website.