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Information about the Eliot Neighborhood - Portland OR

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    More than 250,000 people in the Portland metropolitan area and Southwest Washington – a third of them children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Everyone is at risk of falling on hard times and needing the support of a food bank. The goal of the second annual Legacy Health system-wide food…

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    The Emanuel Medical Center Foundation board of trustees recently approved 42 projects, totaling $692,821, in support of programs and services at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Donations from patients, their families, Legacy Health employees and the broader community made funding these projects possible. Among the programs receiving funds is the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Helmet Program, … Continue reading Emanuel Medical Center Foundation Awards Funds

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    We’ve all heard about “The Big One”—a major seismic event that could hit Oregon within the next 40 years. While many efforts are underway to retrofit Oregon’s schools and commercial buildings, homeowners can also act to keep homes and people safe. Here are some earthquake preparedness tips to get you started: Build An Emergency Kit … Continue reading Tips to Get Ready for the Big One

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    Earlier this year the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) was hedged out of its home of twenty plus years in the Eliot neighborhood by rising rent and a need to expand into a larger space.  Now based in Southwest Portland near the Hawthorne bridge, Executive Director, Karen Kraus says, “They are still able to … Continue reading Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

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    There is so much more to raising a child today than just loving them unconditionally and teaching them the right values. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 64.2 percent of women with children under 6 years old were either working or looking for jobs in 2015. If both parents are working, you may … Continue reading Where to Get Financial Assistance for Childcare?

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    In Honor of MLK Jr.:  It’s Time to be Blunt about Oregon’s “Progressive” Past and Present. On Sunday, January 15th, at an MLK Jr. Celebration titled “Advancing the Dream,” Portland’s new Mayor, Ted Wheeler, listed milestones of Oregon’s dark, racist past. Wheeler noted, “The 1857 Oregon Constitution explicitly excluded black people from living in Oregon. … Continue reading Oregon’s “Progressive” Past and Present

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    A Portland effort to rally businesses in support of refugees started in the Eliot neighborhood. We Hire Refugees was launched by Indow on N. Interstate Avenue in partnership with the nonprofit Immigrant Refugee Community Organization. The initiative is designed to rally businesses of all sizes to declare that refugees make our communities and businesses stronger. More than … Continue reading Neighborhood Company Rallies Businesses to Back Refugees

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  • 05/21/17--09:43: Spotlight: Gina Kieval
  • There are many yoga studios and yoga instructors in the city of Portland, but we want to focus on an instructor from The People’s Yoga who is from our northeast quadrant of the city with an expansive resume and who has trained instructors in an unexpected venue. With over 20 years’ experience studying and teaching … Continue reading Spotlight: Gina Kieval

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    Using Laser Treatment to Erase Memories — Legacy Emanuel’s Oregon Burn Center Celebrates 1 Year of Laser Treatment Therapy. Janelle Roha, blinded by the thick smoke from her burning home, frantically searched for a way out. She felt the coolness of the window and thought, “safety.” But the heavy black smoke she was forced to … Continue reading Oregon Burn Center Celebrates 1 Year

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  • 10/26/17--09:23: New Toastmasters Club Forms
  • Members of a new Toastmasters speaking club in Northeast Portland are issuing an open invitation to all interested community members to participate. The Tall Tales Toastmasters club meets from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday at Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave., Portland. The meetings are conducted upstairs in the Mount Bachelor Room. “Having just formed … Continue reading New Toastmasters Club Forms

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    In the midst of Portland’s record-setting, $2.5 billion building frenzy, upwards of 10,000 skilled construction jobs are going unfilled.  Chronic labor shortages could be “the new normal,” according to a recent article  in the Oregonian. Constructing Hope is using this demand to fulfill their mission of helping low-income residents in their NE Portland community, especially … Continue reading Constructing Hope Builds Careers for NE Portland Residents

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    The team at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center made sure Thomas “Tom” Frisch saw the eclipse – despite being in a hospital bed. On the morning of the eclipse, Tom, 42, an independent videographer who lives in North Portland, and some friends took public transportation to Oregon City; they then set out on bicycles en route … Continue reading Man sees eclipse from hospital bed

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    Our Eliot Neighborhood Association, ENA, Board has been busy this past year with traditional activities and on clean-up. However, the Board is evolving, as is our neighborhood, to be more diverse and more action oriented. This fall four new members joined the Board (see Board profiles in this issue). We have set our sights on … Continue reading Letter from the Chair Winter 2018

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  • 01/23/18--09:12: Adopt a Storm Drain
  • Portland’s storm drains help drain storm water quickly and efficiently and keep our streets safe. But when drains get clogged with fallen leaves and other debris, it can lead to ponding water in our streets and at our intersections. That makes it harder to drive, walk, bike and roll around town. Portland Bureau of Transportation … Continue reading Adopt a Storm Drain

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    Joe Tanner isn’t the typical recipient of the Oregon Health Authority’s Life Saving Medal. It’s usually given to an emergency medical technician, or EMT. Tanner is a registered nurse on the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center who cares for patients brought in through the hospital’s emergency room. What makes this … Continue reading Trauma Nurse Lands Statewide Award

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  • 05/01/18--09:16: PDX Reporter App
  • The PDX Reporter app is a convenient way to interact with city bureaus and report problems and maintenance issues within Portland city limits. This app was previously released for iPhone and Android mobile devices, but now it’s available as a web app that can be used on any web-enabled smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. The … Continue reading PDX Reporter App

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  • 05/13/18--09:59: What’s for Dinner
  • This quick, simple, and meat-free vegan taco recipe will surely have everyone begging for more! Vegan Tacos Ingredients: Soft tortillas Small onion (diced) 1 cup of TVP (texturized vegetable protein) 2-3 tablespoons of Taco seasoning (bulk) 1/4-1/2 cup of water Taco/Hot Sauce Lettuce Tomato Directions: Sautee diced onions until brown Boil 7/8 cup of water … Continue reading What’s for Dinner

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    The Portland Water Bureau is working on new treatment processes for the Bull Run drinking water source to meet state and federal regulations for water quality. Future projects include: Corrosion Control:  Reducing the corrosiveness of Bull Run drinking water to minimize lead in home plumbing from entering drinking water. Bull Run Filtration: Installation of a … Continue reading New Water Treatment for Bull Run Drinking Water 

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    Anxiety and depression among teens are at an all-time high, largely because of social media and technology. Before smartphones, children and teenagers used to go to school and deal with bullying and social pressures for six to eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. Now, with the advent of social media and ample access to … Continue reading Helping Teens Navigate Mental Health

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    St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church is an historic African-American and diverse community church located in the Eliot Neighborhood. The Reverend Dr. Maria McDowell has recently become the newest priest-in-charge, and yes, she is a woman! Rev’d Dr. Maria is from Portland and has studied theology at schools in Los Angeles and Boston. She always … Continue reading There’s a New Priest in Town

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