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WIN TICKETS, GIFT CARDS & MORE FROM NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES: WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO 4 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS FEBRUARY 2015 STAR DEVELOPMENT NEWS H Eclectic Kitchen celebrates fifth anniversary of service in Beaumont Village Just over five years ago, Ian and Lora Whitley Bramson drove up and down Northeast Fremont Street between their “fixer home” in Alberta to the west and their daughter’s child care to the east. “We were engaged in private catering and raising a family,” said Lora Whitley Bramson, “and we noticed that this little restaurant on Fremont and 50th had closed.” Further research uncovered the restaurant was for sale, so the couple jumped at the chance to begin their own business. On February 1, 2010, Eclectic Kitchen opened at 4936 N.E. Fremont St. and business has been steadily improving every Celebrating our year. On a recent weekday, a customer reserved a corner of the dining area for “a TH celebration breakfast for fifteen,” and two more customers walked in who had never in Northeast Portland: 1995-2015! been there. To them, head waiter Mike Boyle issued a simple greeting: “Coffee and We Accept All Major Credit Cards water are self-serve, have a seat anywhere Approved Auto Repair OVER t Cards DISC and I’ll be right over to take your order.” Approved Auto Repair R E V We Accept All Major Credit Cards CO Lora Whitley Bramson said she and Approved Auto Repair OVER DISC Ian met while working for a health-food Ken Van Damme’s Automotive They both attended New York’s additional services 6143 N.E. Sandy Blvd. (503) 284-7819 Call forchain. Culinary Institute of America and got Ken Van Damme’s Automotive n Van Damme’s Automotive “ASK ABOUT YOUR HOLLYWOOD STARentry-level DISCOUNT” experience working for a Call for additional services 6143 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 284-7819 lvd. 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The first five years, the couple has been able to operate between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the afternoon six days weekly (closed Mondays) with just one employee, but they just hired an additional cook and a waitress so they can open Friday and Saturday evenings for a “Weekend Supper Club.” Moving into their sixth year, Lora Whitley Bramson said they may also be going for a seven-day week. “We’re 98-percent sure AGES 3 TO ADULT we’re going to open on Mondays, too.” She 20 ANNIVERSARY Automotive Ken Van Damme’s Automotive • Pre-Ballet/Tap • Ballet • Pointe • Tap • Jazz • Jazz/Tap • Hip Hop • Contemporary • Adult Classes • Performance Troupe Gift ates ic Certiiflable! Ava www.hollywooddancepdx.com ★ [email protected] ★ www.hollywooddancepdx.com ★ WIN TICKETS: WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO BY PHILL COLOMBO [email protected] said she’s pleased with how business has been improving and looks forward every day to meeting new customers. City mulls short-stay regulations, advocacy group urges to be included Regulating residential rental businesses allowing short stays in their facilities still appears to be on the City of Portland’s front legislative burners. In midJanuary, the Council was examining two amendments that would affect short-term rentals in Portland. Speaking for the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center (STRAC), part of a nationwide organization lobbying for regulations beneficial to the hospitality and tourist industries, Philip Minardi cautioned that business owners need to be in on the conversation: “Before moving forward with new amendments to what is still a very new regulatory ordinance, city policymakers have the responsibility to bring all short-term rental stakeholders to the table to provide input.” Minardi said that excluding local short-term rental owners and their customers resulted in the City structuring an ordinance that falls short of meeting owners’ needs. He called for “making the regulatory process for rental providers easy and affordable...the only path to improving compliance, which will ultimately lead to greater economic benefits to the entire city.” Minardi went on to say that one of the amendments being considered by the Council burdens the short-term platforms like AirBnB with collecting a city tax on lodging. He characterized this regulation as “simply an abdication of responsibility by the city of Portland and a violation of the privacy of the platforms’ end Eclectic Kitchen owners Ian and Lora Whitley Bramson, front, and head waiter Mike Boyle get ready for the restaurant’s sixth year in the Beaumont-Wilshire Business District, bordering Cully and Rose City Park neighborhoods. Steadily improving business and a stream of new customers have moved them to expand hours for a Weekend Supper Club on Friday and Saturday evenings. (Phill Colombo) FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS HSTAR DEVELOPMENT NEWS 20 YEARS OF LOCAL MARKET EXPERTISE AT WORK FOR YOU. The dining area backdrop for the newest HOTLIPS Pizza Store in the Hollywood Business District, a 100-year-old historic wall billboard for White River Flour looms over customers and is a conversation piece. The mural was discovered after a 2013 fire totally destroyed the iconic Pal’s Shanty. (Phill Colombo) users.” He urged the city to “not throw up regulatory hurdles that stifle local entrepreneurship and economic growth.” HOTLIPS Hollywood open for business A mid-January opening of HOTLIPS Pizza Hollywood in the former Pal’s Shanty space on Northeast Sandy Boulevard just west of 47th Avenue was done with little fanfare. Early customers found the space much larger than the 30-year-old chain’s other stores in Hawthorne, Portland State University, Pearl, Civic and Concordia neighborhoods. The Hollywood store carries all pizza varieties featured at other stores, including gluten-free pizza. “The opening of our Hollywood location is really a boon to all our east-side customers,” said co-owner David Yudkin in a news release, “Its placement between our THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 5 Hawthorne and Killingsworth restaurants has allowed us to expand their delivery areas, so we can take fresh, hot pizza right to the doorsteps of neighborhoods we weren’t able to reach before.” The restaurant was completely rebuilt after an arson fire gutted the former Pal’s Shanty Tavern. A more-than-a-centuryold White River Flour mural, only revealed after the fire, was preserved and is a primary feature of the dining area decor. HOTLIPS currently employs 160 in its six pizza restaurants, a commissary kitchen, a craft soda-brewing operation and off-site catering event businesses. Hollywood Orchard Supply Hardware opens in January ERIN LIVENGOOD PORTLAND Principal Real Estate Broker 503-913-0706 [email protected] www.erinlivengood.com A FULL LIFE With 30+ special interest groups and our wellness program you’ll find it easy to make new friends, learn new things & enjoy better health. C a l l f o r a f r e e a c t i v i t i e s c a l e n d a r. Apartments with meal plans as low as $1,535 a month. Call (503) 255-7160 today to be our guest for lunch and a tour. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY www.ParkviewRetirement.org Independent Retirement and Assisted Living Seniors our concern ~ Christ our motivation! Portland’s first Orchard Supply Hardware outlet opened Tuesday, January 27 in the Hollywood Business District. – CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 The lobby of the new Orchard Supply Hardware outlet will feature a large mural of the Hollywood Theatre painted on wood salvaged from the former Hollywood Bowl’s bowling alleys. (Ted Perkins) WIN TICKETS: WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO 6 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS market trends real estate FEBRUARY 2015 HSTAR DEVELOPMENT NEWS from C. Morgan Davis, P.C. Did you know…? Winter Is One of the Best Times of Year to Sell • 61.4% of the average American family’s net worth is in home equity. The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. The winter season, ofﬁ ciallya starting December often brings in more • Homeowners have 120% better chance 21, of selling their home when focused and active sellers and buyers. using a REALTOR. Sellers to10 nethomes more before than their asking during the • Buyers seetend about picking the price right one. months of December, January and February. Historically, during thesetheir winter months result in higher • 90%listings of buyers financed purchase. percentages of above-asking-price sales than listings during any months other thanisMarch, April and greater May. than that of a renter. • A homeowner’s net worth over thirty times Orchard Supply’s store manager, Jeff Zesiger, outlined Orchard’s free potting program and lifetime guarantee for every plant sold. The Hollywood store’s lawn and plant care department is located on the west end of the former Hollywood Bowl. (Phill Colombo) Why? • According to an NAR survey, 78% of buyers said that the neighborhood is more important to themisthan size of thefor home. The winter market lessthe competitive sellers because many more wait until the spring to list their homes. • 57%The of buyers they’d of give up a listings home with a larger for aget shorter smallersaid inventory active help sellers’yard homes commute. more attention from buyers. Also, various large corporations transfer employees or hire new ones early in the year, creating • 80%opportunities of home buyers believesellers their home a good investment, 44% saying for winter from is very motivated purchasers. it’s better than stocks. Remember that homes rightly priced and ready to show can sell quickly any time ofpaint the year. • In Scotland, homeowners their front door red when they pay off their mortgage. Contact my ofﬁce to learn how to price your home and maximize your ﬁnancial advantage. An agent’s experience makes all the difference. An agent’s experience makes all the difference. If you have questions about selling or buying this winter, we are happy to help.If you have questions about selling or buying this winter, we are happy to help. Just give our ofﬁce a call at 503-748-8200. Give our office a call at 503-748-8200. Keller Williams Portland Central MorganDavisHomes.com [email protected] 503.748.8200 919 NE 19th Ave. # 100 Portland, OR 97232 What’s the Rate? I get the question “What’s the rate today?” almost daily. It’s a tough one to answer because there really isn’t a “rate.” Every day, there are a wide range of rates available. It’s possible for someone with good credit to secure a note rate as low as 2.25% (APR 3.53%) on a 3/1 adjustable rate mortgage and as high as 5.125% (APR 5.125%) on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.* But even if you narrow things down to a particular loan program, there are still a wide array of rates available. To understand this variability, you need to understand the intimate relationship between interest rates and closing costs. The rate you pay varies directly as a result of the costs you pay for your loan. The more you pay in closing costs, specifically a cost called “discount points,” the lower your rate and vice versa. And, there is one more layer of complexity. Dis- count points themselves vary based on a number of transaction-related factors. The length of the loan, your credit scores, the percent of the value of the property you are borrowing, whether you intend to occupy the property or not, the type of property you are buying— these things and more impact the cost of the loan. And the cost of the loan, in turn impacts the rate. So, when you ring a lender and ask “What’s the rate today?” be prepared to answer a few questions, and don’t be surprised to receive a range of rates in response. Next month, I’ll take on the topic of discount points and when it does and does not make sense to pay them. *Assumes a 30 year fixed rate loan for $225,000 loan amount with a 25% down payment. “Equity Home Mortgage, LLC – NMLS #41570, Mortgage Lending License #ML-1332-11, 237 NE Broadway #101, Portland, OR 97232 and ML-1332-21, 7886 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202. Certain restrictions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Applicants must qualify.” Occupying the almost 40,000-squarefoot building of the former Hollywood Bowl (4030 N.E. Halsey St.), the California-based store was originally the result of 30 farmers, mostly prune growers, who considered buying their farm supplies as a cooperative. During the Depression in 1931, each farmer put up $30, and Orchard Supply was born. It has since grown into a 70-store chain throughout California and Oregon. The Hollywood store carries over 40,000 items. The media previewed Orchard’s Hollywood store on January 23 with a tour of the store and a Hollywood Whole Foodscatered lunch. Store manager Jeff Zesiger explained the store layout and a project demonstration was given at Orchard’s Workbench. Zesiger said the store will begin with a complement of 70 associates and eventually employ 100, all but a halfdozen new hires. About 25% of Orchard’s diversified workforce is full-time. Former Rose City Church sees construction activity Construction activity is underway at the former site of the Rose City Church of the Nazarene, vacant for the better part of last year. Wire fences surround the property. The Walgreens Pharmacy chain had announced plans to use the site as a drivethrough prescription store. UNR continues fight against home demolitions, to present workshop at ONI Summit What began last year as an ad hoc citywide group to combat a glut of housing demolitions, United Neighborhood for Reform (UNR) has continued informing Portland City Council decisions and is set to present a workshop at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) Summit scheduled for February 28. The Summit will be held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. February 28 at the Ambridge Event Center (1333 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd). The UNR Workshop, “Demolition and Development: How Neighborhood Grassroots Organizations Can Impact Public Policy,” will encourage Summit attendees to learn more about the UNR roots, obstacles UNR faced along the way, and how the group is shaping public debate. UNR’s workshop is one of more than two dozen sessions available, including conversations with elected officials, such as Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. UNR characterizes itself as a “Portland grassroots group (that) works with neighborhoods citywide to stem demolitions of viable, affordable housing and its replacement with large, expensive single-family homes.” The group includes representatives from more than half of Portland’s neighborhood associations FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS HSTAR DEVELOPMENT NEWS THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 7 Come by Alberta Green House and experience a quality of medicine albertagreenhouse.com FIRST TIME PATIENTS RECEIVE 20% OFF! 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Then in ‘84, I moved to a Mobil station at 33rd and Broadway.” The station still operates, having changed brand affiliation a few times throughout the years. What has not changed is Van Damme’s interests and natural talent to tinker. He was born and raised in Clackamas, attending Clackamas High School where he took “the shops”: auto shop, wood shop and metal shop. He graduated in 1972. In 1995, Van Damme purchased the building that housed Lackman’s Automotive and Towing at 6143 N.E. Sandy Blvd. and opened Ken Van Damme’s Automotive. For a while, when Van Damme was running a one-man shop, George Lackman helped him out by “driving my customers home. George was in his eighties at the time,” says Van Damme. Van Damme’s has been running like a fine-tuned sports car ever since. Eight employees — including Van Damme’s nephew, Tom, and Dan Ford, the service writer — keep the 13-service-bay shop running. Ford is the longest-tenured employee at fourteen years. He and Van Damme have known each other since Ford was in his teens. Van Damme and all his technicians are ASE Master Tech Certified or ASE Certified, and the shop is AAA and NAPA approved. “We think of ourselves as one-stop automobile care shopping,” says Rosemary Franklin, who ran Tune Rite with her husband, Henry, until the two shops merged in 2011. She now manages the Van Damme’s office with Ford. A customer can bring their car in for an oil change or tune-up and, if they need 6143 N.E. Sandy Blvd. (503) 284-7819 www.kensautomotive.com computerized diagnostics. They can also handle your factory maintenance, do a pre-purchase vehicle inspection and keep you posted on recalls and other updates from the manufacturers. They sell tires, buying from five warehouses they work with. Other offerings include minor body work (molding, side mirrors, etc.) and discounted towing rates to their customers. They offer a 24,000-mile or two-year warranty on all their parts and labor. And if you have a classic car, they can help you with that, too. They are well equipped to help with all aspects of restoring classic cars. “We build custom exhaust systems. We don’t just find a part here or there. We build the whole system for you,” says Van Damme. They even build pipes for other area shops on occasion. The shop is eco-friendly, recycling all oils and fluids. They even recycle their oil filters, which are approved for disposal in the landfill. It seems like the right thing to do. And that’s a big part of Van Damme’s approach. When the shop does an oil change, they will conduct a full inspection of the vehicle at no extra charge. Their AAA and NAPA customer service satisfaction is in the high 90s. They offer Senior and AAA discounts, and run specials and promotions throughout the year. And Ken and his team give back, as members of the Eastside Professionals Association (since 1996) and through toy and school supply drives connected with Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital. “We collect toys and supplies and, in the future, we will donate a percentage of the business on certain days to charity,” says Van Damme. So how does Van Damme feel about being in Northeast for 20 years? “It’s a neighborhood. It’s not a commercial zone. Most customers live in the neighborhood and have become friends. People walking by with their dogs stop in for a dog biscuit,” he says. And kids he coached in baseball years ago are now adults that stop in the shop to say hello and to do business with Van Damme’s. “I still have a few customers back from ’69 and’70. Lots of long-time loyal customers,” Van Damme says. Having started his own business, Ken Van Damme’s Automotive, in 1995, the namesake,far right, took some time recently to sit down with The Hollywood Star News to talk about his 20th anniversary running a Northeast Portland business. (Larry Peters) windshield work done at the same time, “we have connections with mobile glass companies that can handle that end at our site at the same time,” says Van Damme. “Whatever your automobile problem is, call us. If we can’t handle it, we have connections that can. There are no stupid questions except the ones you don’t ask,” Van Damme says. Sometimes women are uncomfortable when it comes to talking to automotive people. “We don’t talk down to them. 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While some gems – like diamonds and opals – can be centuries old, the Northeast Community Center (NECC) is a mere 10 years old. But NECC shines in our community every bit as brightly as any jewel. It is hard to imagine that only 10 years ago, the community was in danger of losing this gem. The Northeast Family YMCA, a neighborhood fixture since 1925, announced that it was closing its doors. A passionate group of neighbors and supporters banded together to ensure that the building would remain open to serve future generations. That dedicated group started with a vision that went well beyond merely keeping the doors open. Their vision was to transform the unique historic building into a vibrant center that supported the community while serving the fitness and wellness needs of all ages. The entire building was renovated and new equipment and programs were added, with volunteers investing their time, energy, vision, resources, and “can-do” spirit. A spunky little non-profit was born, and this year the NECC is celebrating 10 years of building community wellness. During those 10 years, thousands of young swimmers have become safer in the water; youth and adult basketball players have honed their skills; dancers, Yogi’s and Pilates devotees have improved their flexibility and refined their practices; weight lifters have become stronger; artists have shown their work; Book Clubs have discussed and debated numerous volumes; infants and toddlers have played the morning away in Child Watch; Active Older Adults have gone hiking and been introduced to Tai Chi; preschoolers have created “Messy Art” and kicked soccer balls; and school-age day campers have engaged in sensory-rich programs and activities that build life-long healthy habits and spark creativity. Ten years since its humble beginnings, the NECC is growing and thriving. Volunteer and community support remains integral to the energy and spirit of the organization. Each day brings multigenerational families and individuals of all ages in to the NECC, and the facility has become not just a center for fitness, but a center for life. And with each visit and activity, the fabric of our community becomes stronger. The NECC is proud of its history, and would like to thank the community for its support and for the privilege of serving its neighbors. All Hollywood Star News readers are invited to bring their friends and families to the NECC for an open house on Sunday, February 8, from 1:30-4 p.m. If you haven’t seen the NECC lately, come take a peek – we are located in the triangle of Northeast 39th Avenue, Broadway and Sandy Boulevard, just west of Starbucks. The NECC open house will include free swimming, multiage activities, refreshments and live music. A visual history of the NECC will be shown throughout the day. For those interested, volunteers will be available for facility tours. Throughout the year, the NECC will be hosting community activities and events to celebrate 10 years of building community wellness. We look forward to ensuring that this gem of Hollywood retains heirloom quality for generations to come. More information: necommunitycenter.org, Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave., (503) 284-3377. WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS FEBRUARY 2015 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 11 LEARN LOCAL Concordia teaches disaster management By Janet Goetze For the Hollywood Star News A fire breaks out in a long, one-story building, smoke billows into the air and employees fleeing the structure say a dozen other people are still inside. A fire truck pours water on one end of the building. An ambulance arrives in a parking lot near the structure, then two others join it. The fire department’s battalion commander, in a perch away from the building, continues assessing the situation and communicating with firefighters close to the flames. Then, all of a sudden, the roof collapses at the far end of the building. What does the commander do? Coby Robinett grabs a joy stick and calmly gives an order for firefighters to enter the building to find the people, and he halts the deluge of water to protect anyone who might remain in the area. Robinett isn’t actually in the midst of a conflagration but in the middle of a room where two walls are covered in a computer-generated, animated scene. It is called the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS). Delivered a few months ago to Concordia University’s Columbia River Campus on Northeast Glenn Widing Way, the ADMS is a training device for students earning a bachelor’s degree in the fouryear-old Homeland Security program. The university says the program provides the critical thinking and ethical decision making for those in public or private positions who must act when disaster strikes. The simulator, the largest of its type in the United States, gives practice in dealing with a variety of emergencies, said Jason P. Nairn, an associate professor and director of the simulation lab. Robinett, a captain with the Vancouver, Washington, Fire Department, has an associate degree in fire science plus paramedic training, and now he is a junior in Concordia’s program, working toward a bachelor’s degree. Other students in the program may prepare for city and county emergency departments, maritime security, police agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, cyber security, public health and private businesses with overseas operations. For instance, said Scott M. Winegar, a former Portland police officer who is Jason Nairn, director of Concordia University’s simulation center, uses a joy stick to ‘direct’ firefighters in an ‘emergency.’’ A computerized system projects various scenes on two walls for students to learn disaster management. (Concordia University) director of the university’s program, a Nike manager told him about devising alternate routes for transporting materials to overseas manufacturing plants when unrest in Asia threatened the company’s usual routes. Assessment is an important part of students’ learning, said Winegar, who has a master’s degree and gained some of his own emergency training in U.S. Navy programs. For one assignment, Robinett assessed the condition of Vancouver’s main fire station, including its ability to withstand an earthquake. Chief Joe Molina was so impressed with Robinett’s report that he asked the captain for an assessment of the city’s nine other fire stations, Winegar said. That practical application, said Winegar, is what the program is designed to offer. “Our students are engaged,” he said. “We have almost no quizzes or tests because we don’t want to know what you remember. We want to know what you can do.” The simulator gives students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to situations that unfold before their eyes, requiring quick decisions, said Nairn. Protecting your financial security should take more than 15 minutes. What’s the rush? You work hard for your money and deserve professional advice. We’re independent agents, we do the shopping for you. Your financial future depends upon thoughtful risk evaluation and recommendations, not somebody’s hasty decisions concerned about a stopwatch! Let’s talk! 1615 NE Broadway | 503.288.8818 | www.timmco.com AUTO | HOME | BUSINESS Typically, emergency strategies are worked out in “table top” exercises, Nairn said. Those have value up to a point, he said, but the simulator adds a greater feeling of immediacy. “It’s hard for students to imagine what it’s like to be in a Katrina situation,” he said. The simulator can, in effect, surround them with conditions requiring good judgment, he said. However, their first efforts aren’t always successful, he said. In one scenario, students were slow to get to a fire and risked losing a building. In another, they called out more trucks and ambulances than they actually used, thus wasting resources, he said. University staff members expect to offer simulator time, for a fee, to public agencies, utilities and other organizations testing emergency plans, said Madeline Turnock, assistant to the university president. While the simulator is attractive, it’s only one aspect of the Homeland Security program. Students may select from a range of online classes, including information about cyber security important to businesses, Winegar said. 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Others love the doughnuts, which the Huffington Post has listed among the 21 best in the United States. On a daily basis, customers line up for cakes, fresh bread and decorated cookies. The bakers produce 250 dozen potato rolls each day for Bollywood Theater, the Alberta Arts District restaurant, one of Helen Bernhard’s few wholesale customers. While Portland’s younger bakeries often are coffee shops, Mike Snaadt said, Helen Bernhard continues to focus on the madefrom-scratch baked goods that began coming out of the ovens in 1924. Helen Bernhard, a pastor’s wife, started baking for family and friends in her home, which remains next to the bakery building at 1717 N.E. Broadway. Over time, the hobby grew into a business as the Bernhards expanded the house to accommodate the bakery. Eventually, the bakery filled the house and the family moved a block away. In 1939, Helen Bernhard and her son, Ben, bought the properties next to the old family residence. They constructed the homey-looking cottage where customers enter through a wide front door, and the bakers and decorators work in a large room beyond the display cases. It’s filled with oversize bowls, a multitude of racks 1717 N.E. Broadway (503) 287-1251 Hours: Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: half-price items Decorator Joy Childress sprays green frosting on a cake for a boy who loves the Minecraft online game. Girls who like the film “Frozen” request cakes shaped like skirts around Elsa dolls. Besides birthday cakes, Helen Bernhard Bakery fills about 300 orders a year for wedding cakes. (Janet Goetze) and two walk-in ovens. The 75-year-old building was so well constructed and cared for that it required a new hardwood floor only last September when the Snaadts closed for a week — one of the few without a wedding cake scheduled — to have it installed. At the same time, they replaced one oven with another that holds an entire rack of cakes, offering greater baking efficiencies. “With both ovens going last December,” said Mike Snaadt, “one guy could do 50 percent more work.” “And we can have fresher product,” said Kellie Snaadt, whose parents, Richard and Mary Laufer, bought the bakery from David Bernhard, the founder’s grandson, in 1988. Five generations of Bernhards have worked in the bakery, she said, and the Laufer family is moving into its third generation with the Snaadts’ daughters, Delaney, 13, and Clarissa, 10. They are Helen Bernhard Bakery, started 90 years ago by a minister’s wife. offers cakes for any occasion in all kinds of sizes and shapes, including these whimsical lady bug, volcano, and schoolbook designs. (Janet Goetze) You can now visit Alameda Realty on learning to fold boxes, bag orders and play the violin and cello for customers on special occasions. David’s widow, Muriel, and other Bernhard family members help out in the bakery during busy times, Kellie Snaadt said. Young employees who started as high school students often return from college to work during holidays and summers, she said. On a regular basis, the Snaadts have about 25 employees, ranging in age from 16 to 70. The lead baker, Rob Fisher, has worked for both the Bernhards and the Laufer-Snaadts for 37 years, Kellie Snaadt said. On the day before Thanksgiving, usually the busiest day of the year, all hands fill orders for a thousand dozen rolls and as many as 600 pies, Mike Snaadt estimated. The entire month of December is busy, he said. Many customers order Helen Bernhard’s fruit cake, and producers of “Grimm” asked for the holiday specialty last year for an episode of the TV program, Kellie Snaadt said. “I saw the lead actors eating it,” she said, seemingly dispelling the negative comments of people who have never had good fruit cake. She never expected to return to the bakery, Kellie Snaadt said, although she worked there until graduating from Eastern Oregon University. After college, she worked for a veterinarian and was a nursing assistant with plans to enter nursing school before her first child was born. Mike Snaadt, with business degrees from the University of Idaho and George Fox University, managed electrical businesses. A half-dozen years ago, he looked around for something different. His father-in-law asked him to work with him in the bakery for a year, then sold the business to the Snaadts. When it comes to her favorite bakery treats, Kellie Snaadt named the brownies, the marionberry pie and the Derby chocolate pecan pie, baked seasonally for the Kentucky Derby. Mike Snaadt couldn’t settle on one favorite treat. “We have about a thousand different items,” he said with a grin. “That’s why I’m going back to the gym.” Now Enrolling! 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Public safety is still a concern, however, Jones believes Lloyd District receives undue negative press every time an incident occurs, citing comparisons with similar occurrences at other major malls in the Portland area that don’t receive the same negative attention. Living large Government footprints in Lloyd in Lloyd Housing development [email protected] would eventually be built. Lloyd Boulevard winds along the bluff above Sullivan’s Gulch and was named by city ordinance in 1930. The Great Depression and World War II interrupted Lloyd’s development plans. He died in 1953, at age 78, leaving four descendants to carry out his plans to develop the Lloyd Center. In 1960, Lloyd Corporation opened the Lloyd Center which spurred rapid development on Portland’s eastside, including the Rose Quarter which today houses the Moda Center, an inside multi-purpose event center formerly known as the Rose Garden (1995), Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum (1960), and the Oregon Convention Center (1990). The Banfield Expressway (known today as I-84) and the eastside MAX line completed in 1986, ensured Portlanders easy access to the district. Lloyd District Community Association The Lloyd District Community Association (LDCA ) is one of a few Portland neighborhood organizations serving both business and residential interests. Bill Ruff, who founded LRS Architects in the late 1970s, served as LDCA chair because many of the firm’s clients were developing projects in Lloyd District and he believed it was important to stay connected to the neighborhood. “There was a desperate need for housing in Lloyd District,” said Ruff and there’s still an imbalance in the proportion of NE BROADWAY MEMORIAL COLISEUM Children and adults of all ages enjoy skating at Lloyd Center’s iconic ice skating rink. (Judy Nelson) In 2013, Cypress Equities, a Dallasbased investment and management company, bought Lloyd Center from intervening owners Glimcher Realty Trust. Cypress chief investment officer Todd Minnis said they’re dedicated to a redevelopment plan to reconnect the shopping center with the community it serves. They’re planning a new gateway entrance on Northeast Multnomah Street that will open the center to pedestrian traffic, and implement plans to modernize the interior and exterior of the center. “This property is an iconic symbol of the District, and restoring its famed relevance WILLAMETTE RIVER Lloyd Mall Lloyd NEPDX MODA CENTER NE GRAND AVE BY KATHY EATON According to the 2010 Federal Census, Lloyd District had 1,100 residents. In 2013, American Assets Trust (AAT) based in San Diego, bought the superblock site bounded by Northeast Multnomah Street, 9th Avenue, a MAX line and 7th Avenue. AAT is upgrading the existing Lloyd 700 building and plans to build three new mixed-use buildings, ultimately adding 1,700 residential units to the Lloyd District. DISTRICT LLOYD CENTER NE MULTNOMAH ST OREGON CONVENTION CENTER NE MLK JR BLVD Part of the Lloyd District sits within the Holladay Park subdivision platted in 1871, named for Ben Holladay, a wealthy businessman who moved to Portland in 1868. Holladay secured the land grant by Act of Congress when he backed a company that successfully completed a 20-mile railroad track on the eastside. Holladay ultimately defaulted on loans, his empire collapsed, and he died at 68 in 1887. Ralph B. Lloyd, for whom the Lloyd Center is named, was born in 1875 in Missouri, the son of a Confederate Army officer who moved to California after the war. Ralph Lloyd reportedly first traveled to the Northwest between 1905 and 1907 and in 1908, bought a quarter block at the intersection of Multnomah Street and Union Avenue for $12,000. Lloyd returned to California in 1911, making his fortune in the oil business. He acquired subsequent Portland parcels in 1926 around the undeveloped Holladay’s Addition and, at one point, lived at 3175 N.E. Multnomah Ave., with a view of where the Lloyd Center in the Portland community is of the utmost importance,” said Minnis by email. HASSALO ON EIGHTH HOLLADAY PARK NE HOLLADAY ST / MAX LINE BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION I-84 BANFIELD EXPRESSWAY p N NE 15TH AVE History Metro, a regional government complex located inside the Lloyd District at 600 N.E. Grand Ave., oversees the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center and Portland’s Centers for the Arts. The agency manages growth to protect farms, forests and historic neighborhoods as well as ensuring access to good jobs, housing and transportation options through long-range planning and investments. Lloyd District is also home to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), created by Congress in 1937 to market Bonneville Dam’s power over a few hundred transmission lines. Regional expansion and growing demand for electrical power during WWII resulted in an increased workforce and need for more office space. Initially located in the Failing building, 618 S.W. 5th Ave., BPA ultimately established offices in the Lloyd District. Lack of available lease space in the downtown core and the need for some federal agencies to vacate unsuitable space they occupied in the Swan Island industrial area drove developers to build offices in Northeast Portland. In 1952, the Lloyd Corporation successfully bid on a project to construct an office building for BPA in Lloyd District. The Lloyd Center 911 building (then 811 N.E. Oregon St.) housed BPA and other agencies from 1954 until 1986. In 1987, a new building to meet the needs of BPA’s headquarters operations opened at 905 N.E. 11th Ave. A 1952 Oregonian article titled, “Great town for G-Girls,” profiled Portland’s female government employees who WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS FEBRUARY 2015 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 15 HSTAR OUT AND ABOUT comprised about 60 percent of the total federal workforce of 8,000. BPA not only employed women, it also sought talent to produce two documentary films to positively promote river development and public power projects. At the time, in 1941, legendary folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, then age 28, was living in California with a wife and three small children. When BPA officials contacted him about the documentary films, Guthrie jumped at the chance and moved his family to Oregon. After Guthrie’s audition where he sang a few dust bowl ballads, BPA Administrator Dr. Paul Raver offered Guthrie a 30-day temporary position as a narrator-actor for the documentary. In a month’s time, Guthrie submitted 26 songs for possible use in The Columbia, for which he was paid $266.66. Guthrie sang three of the songs in the movie which was finally released in 1949. Decades later, in 1987, BPA audiovisual specialist Bill Murlin, located Guthrie’s lyrics and recordings, resulting in production of the Columbia River Collection record album and songbook, Roll on Columbia. For more information: Visit bpa.gov/news/Library/Pages. Calaroga Terrace “I still remember my first visit to Caloraga, 15 years ago, on a beautiful August evening, around sunset,” said Ed Kemp. “Today I love the views from our kitchen window, where I can see Mt. St. Helens while I’m drying the dishes.” Calaroga Terrace, 1400 N.E. Second Ave., represents about 25 percent of the current Lloyd District population. Retired librarians Elaine and Ed Kemp moved into Calaroga almost 14 years ago from the Oregon Coast to enjoy the amenities of city living. They subscribe to nine different local theater companies in addition to nine classical music companies. “We love Artist Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, Milagro Theatre, and Portland Actor’s Conservatory,” said Elaine. “At the Friends of Chamber Music, we’re taking an inside chamber music class,” added Ed. Since Lloyd District is a transportation hub, they gave up their car last year and use MAX, the bus, or streetcar to get around town. “Calaroga has a shopping bus to take us places, or we walk,” said Elaine. Books and boxes of photos line the living and dining room walls of their seventeenth-floor apartment. When 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. · Portland (503) 249-3983 · mcmenamins.com Free · All ages welcome (unless noted) Thursday, February 5 Chris Marshall and the August Light Rock, folk and country Gym · 7 p.m. Saturday, February 7 Sue Karmel, a nurse recovering from a recent knee replacement, goes to Rebound, an orthopedic physical therapy clinic located inside the Moda Center, an indoor multi-purpose arena formerly known as the Rose Garden. (Judy Nelson) additional computers for residents’ use were installed in the third-floor library, the Kemps requested to open a second library on the tenth floor. The couple catalogued 3,100 books and 1,800 DVDs, and listed the offerings on a 168-page print catalog available to residents. When they’re not out and about attending theater, concerts or traveling, the Kemps are home reading and catching up, according to Elaine. Elaine served on the LDCA board for a number of years and keeps informed about Lloyd District development as they watch construction cranes dot the landscape near Calaroga. The Kemps praised Central City Concerns’ Madrona Studios, 10 N. Weidler St., which provides affordable housing for tenants recovering from substance abuse or mental illness. They hope a similar model will apply to Miracles Central, another residential facility proposed at 1306 N.E. 2nd Ave. “It’s very sad to see homeless people in Lloyd District; we need to find ways to get them off the streets, so they can rebuild their lives,” said Elaine. “We viewed the move to Calaroga as getting a whole new family, living in a wonderful community with many activities inside the building and close- Residents play a competitive game of bridge biweekly, one of many activities offered for independent living residents at Calaroga Terrace. (Kathy Eaton) by,” said Elaine. Calaroga contributes to community Pacifica Senior Living, which operates senior living communities nationwide, recently bought Calaroga, but retained the name, Calaroga Terrace. According to Stephanie Hertzog, Calaroga’s marketing director, monthly lease rentals for 11 different floor plans range from $1,600 (studio) to $4,300 (two-bedroom). Typically rent includes the cost of meals, activities and transportation for seniors who are 55 years and older. For more information: Visit pacificaseniorliving.com or call (503) 736-3642. Calaroga staff and residents serve on the LDCA board, and participate on the Lloyd District residents committee, co-chaired by Glen Tyrrell. Tyrrell, who moved to Portland two years ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, is a retired Washington State Trooper. Tyrrell studied Portland’s transit system and found ways to contribute to the community after he and his wife moved to The Merrick, 1231 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Tyrell volunteers for LDCA, the Red Cross, the Oregon Convention Center, Go Lloyd and Moda Center. Every Tuesday, Tyrrell works with volunteers at Caloroga who staff the Treasure Box, a place where residents can buy quality used furniture and clothing items. Although Tyrrell acknowledged past stories about “shootings, stabbings and mayhem” in the Lloyd District, he believes that Lloyd District today is just as safe as other nearby Northeast Portland neighborhoods. “Visitors should come see for themselves,” said Tyrrell, hoping to bring his expertise in emergency management training to benefit Lloyd District residents. Corrections from “Rose City Rhapsody” (January 2015): Golden Dragons is a coed paddling group for adults 50-years and older. Rose City Park Neighborhood Association chair Tamara DeRidder serves on two city of Portland committees: the Campus Institution Zoning Project, and the Centers and Corridors Parking Advisory Committee. 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Expires 2/28/15 Chen’s Dynasty II 503-282-5811 11th & Broadway Chen’s Dynasty II 503-282-5811 11th & Broadway Alameda Brewhouse • 4765 NE Fremont • (503) 460-9025 Sun-Thur 11:00am-11:00pm • Fri-Sat 11:00am-Midnight Calendar FEBRUARY 2015 18 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS The Star Calendar is posted online every month. Check out our website at: www.star-news.info. Events are listed in the order in which they will take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. To be considered for inclusion, entries must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar. Guardino shows varied works the history behind such songs as “Ham Bone” and “Shortinin’ Bread.” Free. First come, first seated. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Jill Torberson shows work in steel and acrylic with the theme of “Navigation,” including influences from 1700s diagrams of canoe building. Jeff Schnable also follows a navigation theme in steel, canvas and charcoal. Print maker Bryan Harding creates portraits of people, real and imagined. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 2939 N.E. Alberta St. Learn to operate new iPad Feb. 7 and 14. 1-3 p.m. OASIS Connections will teach you how to make your iPad work for you in reading books, sharing photos, using Skype and more. Bring your iPad fully charged. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Library plans writing workshop Disjecta exhibits three constructs Feb. 7. 3-5 p.m. Renee Watson leads a workshop for teens and adults, “Writing About the People and Places that Shaped Us.” She will read from her novel, “This Side of Home” and share poetry about growing up as a black girl in Portland. Participants will write poetry and prose using prompts from characters and scenes in the book. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave Feb. 1. noon to 5 p.m. “Constructs” begins with the gallery wall. Laura Vandenburgh’s netlike constructions explore the relationship between wall and floor. Nathan Green explores patterns and geometry using a blurred roller technique. Pablo Rasgado creates a collage of wall fragments from around the world. Hours noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday until March 1. (503) 286-9449. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave. NE Center to mark 10th year Feb. 8. 1-4 p.m. The NE Community Center celebrates 10 years with refreshments, free swimming, live music, games and activities. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Class to teach attic weatherization Feb. 1. 1-4 p.m. Learn how to weatherize a flat attic with the Community Energy project. Information includes safety, air sealing, baffling, blown-in insulation and incentives to help cover the costs of a project. Registration: (503) 284-6827 Ext 106 or www. communityenergyproject.org. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 7550 N.E. Irving St. Hear Afro-American literature Feb. 8. 2-3:30 p.m. Local community leaders read from works by their favorite African American writers at the 18th annual African American Read-In. Co-sponsored by Portland Reading Council, Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators and Multnomah County Library. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. Choir to present ‘Super-Bach’ Feb. 1. 2-3 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir presents a “Super-Bach” concert including works by J.S. Bach, Handel and Lotti, directed by Ralph Nelson. Free but a free-will offering will be taken. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave. ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth,’ a onewoman play about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a holocaust survivor who became an international sex therapist, opens in February. (Triangle Productions!) Learn to navigate the iPad Feb. 1 and 8. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to make your iPad work for you. OASIS Connections will teach you to read books, take photos, edit and share photos, Skype, videochat, manage podcasts and more. Bring your iPad fully charged. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 9885234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Carol Basch exhibits artwork Feb. 2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Continues to Feb. 25. Artist Carol Basch exhibits “Brooklyn Figures,” on canvas in oil and acrylic, and the “Tom Torso” series of monoprints. Eastside Exchange Building, 123 N.E. Third Ave. Nutrition linked to heart health Feb. 2. 12-12:30 p.m. Wholistic nutritionist Teri Sprouse discusses how nutrition can support heart health. Free. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Artist explores roots, reality Feb. 2. 6-7:45 p.m. Teens and pre-teens in grades 6-12 may take a poetic journey with Turiya Autry into “Roots, Reality & Rhyme.” She uses her voice and vision to address the complications of identity, isolation, power and privilege. Free but first come, first seated. (503) 9885386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Lovejoy ramp artist’s work on display Feb. 3. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday; 2-5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. The artwork of Tom Stefopoulos, known as the artist of the Lovejoy ramp, is on display until April 26. Born in 1882, he studied at the Greek National Art Institute in Athens.He is known for elaborate pen and ink drawings. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1910, and he worked many jobs. Free but contributions appreciated. For group tours: (503) 858-8567. www.hellenicamericancc. org. Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum of Oregon and Southwest Washington. 3131 N.E. Glisan St. FEBRUARY 2015 North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. Vets to get free acupuncture Feb. 4. 5-8 p.m. Free acupuncture for veterans, their spouses/partners and children. Continues Feb. 11, 18 and 25. Scheduling is appreciated. www.shiftwellnesspdx. com/acupuncture-veterans/. (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 100A. Learn to publish books Feb. 4. 6-7 p.m. A workshop, “Becoming Your Own Publisher,” gives authors the knowledge of contemporary publishing, including editing, design, distribution and marketing. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Computer tutor plans sessions Feb. 5. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Computer tutor John Lucas gives 45-minute, one-on-one sessions for understanding electronic devices. Same hours on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Free but donations appreciated. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Presentation for communication Feb. 5. 10-11:30 a.m. Riders’ Club takes a field trip to PCC Southeast Center to enjoy S. Renee Mitchell’s presentation in poetry, song and storytelling. The aim is better communication and to become comfortable with our authentic selves. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Help offered with insurance Film features Gullah people Feb. 3. 6-7:30 p.m. The Multnomah County Health Department will answer questions and assist with health insurance enrollment. Interpreters are available upon request. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5394. Feb. 5. 7:30 p.m. A new 35mm print of “Daughters of the Dust” is part of the Portland Black Film Festival. It explores the unique culture of the Gullah people, slave descendants on the Georgia Sea Islands. Tickets: $8 general, $6 African fabric symbols revealed Feb. 8. 3-4 p.m. Wendy Mamattah will use a digital slide presentation to outline the history of the Adinkra symbols of West Africa and those used today in fabric prints. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. ‘Free Angela’ film planned students/seniors. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 4931128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Feb. 8. 7:30 p.m. Film “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” a documentary by Shola Lynch about activist Angela Davis. Part of the Portland Black Film Festival. Tickets $8 general, $6 students/seniors. www. hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Play reveals life of Dr. Ruth Test home for lead Feb. 5. 7:30 p.m. Oregon premiere of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” by Martin St. Germain. The play reveals the pioneering sex therapist’s early life of fleeing Nazis as a child, joining the Haganah in Jerusalem, then emigrating as a single mother to the U.S. Shows Thursdays to Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.; to Feb. 28. Tickets $15 to $35. www. trianglepro.org. (503) 239-5919. [email protected] Triangle Productions, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Feb. 9. 6-7:30 p.m. A free workshop to learn how to prevent lead exposure in the home, especially important for children or pregnant women in housing built before 1978. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies. Registration: (503) 284-6827 or www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy Project, 422 N.E. Alberta St. Storytellers invite newcomers Feb. 6. 6:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild invites listeners, newcomers, and experienced tellers for fiveminute stories in a welcoming environment. Feedback upon request. Share potluck dinner. Free. Information: Ken Iverson, (503) 631-2167. McMenamins’ Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Feb. 10. 2 p.m. Gretchen Jordan presents information from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, an independent state agency that investigates complaints and advocates for improvements in care facilities. Questions answered. Handouts available. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Hancock Preschool plans tour Library sets ‘Great Debaters’ film Feb. 7. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tour Hancock Street Preschool, a cooperative preschool since 1984. Applications being received for the 2015-16 school year. (503) 750-1904. Inside Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St. Feb. 10. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High School’s Multicultural Film Festival features “The Great Debaters.” The series theme is “Defy the Inevitable! Harvest Beyond the Brim!” A discussion will follow the film. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. Preschools to offer information Tales reveal love, laughter Feb. 7. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet representatives from North and Northeast preschools to ask questions and gather information about their programs. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. Feb. 10. 7-7:45 p.m. Chetter Galloway draws from personal experiences and African American history to tell “Tailor Made Tales” of love, laughter and perseverance. Free. First come, first seated. (503) 988-5362, Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Learn history from folk songs Feb. 7. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Newel Briggs sings old slave songs, now regarded as children’s folk songs, accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo. Learn Learn long-term care rights Fall asleep naturally Feb. 10. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop on natural solutions to sleep problems. www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/ FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS event/sleep-better/. (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suite 100A. THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 19 adults and children over 8. Tickets $20 to $45. www. albertarosetheatre.com. The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Lingerie exposition scheduled Feb. 10. doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Fourth annual Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition featuring more than a dozen vendors. Music by DJ Gregarious. $12 at door, $10 advance, www.ticketfly.com/purchase/ event/759427?utm_medium=bks. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. Jackie Robinson film planned Aid offered for health insurance Resume writing offered Feb. 27. 1 p.m. View “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson, including his historic 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers rookie season when he broke the Major League color barrier. Free but $1 donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Feb. 11. 1-3:30 p.m. The Multnomah County Health Department will provide information and enrollment assistance for health insurance before the open enrollment period ends Feb. 15. Interpreters available upon request. Registration required at (503) 988-5370. Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Feb. 27. 1-3 p.m. A volunteer will help you develop a resume. If you have a resume, bring along a copy for a 30-minute session. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Touching the Heart and Tingling the Spine will feature stories by Anne Penfound, Holly Robison, Janet Liu and Julie Strozyk. (Portland Storytellers’ Guild) NE Village sets meeting Feb. 11. 7-8:30 p.m. A general meeting of Northeast Village PDX, for neighbors to help neighbors age in their own homes safely and comfortably. Experienced members will answer questions about the village movement. nevillagepdx.org. Enter the office entrance of Alameda. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda. Seniors to view ‘Boyhood’ film Feb. 13. 1 p.m. View “Boyhood,” winner of 2015 Golden Globe award for best picture. The film is vignettes of the joys and pitfalls of growing up, filmed over 12 years with the same cast. Free but $1 donation suggested. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Library to mark Lunar New Year Feb. 14. 1-3 p.m. Welcome the Lunar New Year, one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures. Celebrate life, good health and prosperity. Free but first come, first served. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Neville to attend Mardi Gras Ball Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. Charmaine Neville is among the Louisiana musicians expected at the fifth annual Mardi Gras Ball planned by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, a membership organization in the tradition of a New Orleans’ social club. The food and culture of Louisiana will be part of the evening. Tickets $25-$40.95 plus fees. Information: www.portlandmardigras.com. Tickets at Wonder Ballroom or Ticketfly: www.ticketfly.com/ venue/975. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St. Stories to touch the heart Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild plans a night of eclectic stories with a theme of “Touching the Heart and Tingling the Spine.” Tickets: Adults $10, guild members and students $8 at the door or PortlandStorytellers.org or Brown Paper Tickets. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St. Library plans Lincoln program Families to make books at library Feb. 18. 6-7 p.m. “Lincoln and the Oregon Country,” a slide-illustrated program, deals with Lincoln and politics, the Confederates, slavery, civil rights and his friends in Oregon. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Feb. 21. 3:30-5 p.m. Families may learn the art of creating two hardcover, accordion-pleated books for recording thoughts and drawings. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Feb. 28. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “In It Together,” a free Community Summit arranged by the city Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Open to all residents to learn how to engage in current issues, hear success stories and strengthen community connections. A welcome reception will be 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27 at City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. The summit will be at the Ambridge Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Pre-registration is required for lunch and, by Feb. 16, for accommodations for people with disabilities or language interpretation: (503) 823-3093. [email protected] or www. portlandoregon.gov/oni/inittogether2015. Labyrinth, healing services set Marimba music to aid Africa Ash Wednesday service set Feb. 21. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second floor Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St. Feb. 18. 7 p.m. An Ash Wednesday service begins the season of Lent. (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave. Learn about Lunar New Year Feb. 19. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Elise Ho Tan outlines traditions that surround celebration of the Lunar New Year. Lion dancers and singers from the neighborhood Vietnamese school will join her. Refreshments provided. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 2888303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Kindergarten invites parents Feb. 19. 9-10 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. An open house for parents to meet the principal and assistant principal and learn about the kindergarten program at Beverly Cleary Hollyrood campus. Registration packets will be available to return by March 19. Hollyrood campus, 3580 N.E. Hollyrood Court, off Knott Street. Book discussion slated Feb. 19. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years” by Mitchell S. Jackson, Multnomah County Library’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Day camp set for students Grant High to present ‘Tartuffe’ Feb. 16. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day camp on President’s Day, with before and after care available; for ages 6-12. includes crafts, games, sports, swimming in warm water pool. $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Preregistration required. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Feb. 19-21, 26-28. 7:30 p.m. Grant High School theater department presents “Tartuffe,” Moliere’s satiric comedy that skewers hypocrisy and the French nobility. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students, available at the door. (503) 9165160. Grant High School auditorium, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave. Discuss Portlander’s novel Feb. 20. 6-7 p.m. Family floor hockey, with children at least age 5. Free for members. $10 adults, $5 youth drop-in rate for non-members. Preregistration encouraged. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 2843377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Feb. 17 and 24. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years” by Mitchell S. Jackson, who grew up in Portland in the 1990s. It is Multnomah County Library’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. ‘Residue Years’ discussion set Feb. 17. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years” by Mitchell S. Jackson, Multnomah County library’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. ‘Everybody Reads’ book slated Feb. 17. 7-8 p.m. A Pageturners book group discusses “The Residue Years” by Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson, the Multnomah County library’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free but first come, first seated. (503) 988-5362. Meet on the second floor of Whole Foods Market, next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Workshop offers pain relief Feb. 17. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop to learn about natural ways to relieve headaches, migraines and other head related pain. www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/event/ help-headache-pain/. (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness PDZ, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suite 100A. Learn to engage in city issues Families to play floor hockey Auction to aid Grant High Feb. 20. 6 p.m. The annual Grant High School auction to raise funds for students’ benefits. Music, food and fun. Tickets $75 each: grantboosters.schoolauction.net/auction2015/ tickets The Exchange Building, 123 N.E. Third Ave. Kids to draw superheroes Feb. 21. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teens in grades 6 to 12 learn an easy process for drawing superhero and fantasy characters. They may submit artwork to the Summer Reading contest. Winning art will become the front cover of the summer’s teen gameboard. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. ‘Black Girl in Suburbia’ film set Feb. 21. 2 p.m. “Black Girl in Suburbia,” a documentary by local filmmaker Melissa Lowery, looks into experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. Tickets $8 general, $6 students/seniors. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Concert to feature organist Feb. 22. 3 p.m. Organist John Green will present a concert with vocalists Patricia Holman and Jennifer O’Leary, violinist and trumpeter Frank Holman and trumpeter Tom Tate. The music will include Bach, Franck and Boellmann. Green also will improvise familiar hymn tunes suggested by the audience. Free-will offering. Information: coordinator Patricia Holman, (503) 288-0353. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda. Seniors to discuss books Feb. 23. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring a favorite book to share at the book discussion group. Suggested donation $1. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. ‘Residue Years’ discussion set Feb. 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years” by Mitchell S. Jackson, who grew up in Portland in the 1990s. The books is Multnomah County Library’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Set goals for retirement funds Feb. 24. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to establish goals and strategies for a sustainable income in retirement Free. Registration required online, in the library or by calling (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Main Street review slated Feb. 24. 6:30-9 p.m. The Alberta Main Street community shares ideas, insights and imagination as it reviews what works after five years and where it is going in the future. Free. RSVP online: albertamainst.org. St. Andrew Catholic Church Community Center, Oscar Romero Room, 806 N.E. Alberta St. Therapy offers pain relief Feb. 24. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop to learn triggerpoint therapy for relieving muscle pain and discomfort. www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/event/tpt-workshop/ . (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suite 100A. Preschool activities planned Feb. 25. 9-9:45 a.m. Continues to March 18. Ages 3-5 run, jump, skip, throw and play a variety of ageappropriate games. Members $20, non-members $24. Scholarships available. Pre-registration required. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Theater slates ‘Twisted Cabaret’ Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 27 at 10:30 p.m.; Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Frank Olivier presents “Twisted Cabaret,” a comedy juggling act with singing, dancing. For Feb. 28. noon to 3:30 p.m. Hear six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Free. All performers are students of MyLinda King of Boka Marimba. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Portland-Mutare Sister City Organization and Africa AIDS Response. Information: [email protected] Portland Foursquare Church, 2830 N.E. Flanders St. Film features local Somali girls Feb. 28. 2 p.m. A film, “Lessons of Basketball and War,” by Portlander Ron Bourke, follows a Somali girls’ basketball team at Hosford Middle School as these refugees from famine and war deal with life in the U.S. and face old conflicts from their homeland. Part of the Cascade Festival of African Films. Free. Moriarty auditorium, Cascade Campus, Portland Community College, 705 N. Killingsworth St. Festival schedule, Feb. 6 to March 8, www.africafilmfestival.org. ONGOING: Practice speaking English Feb. 1. 12:30-2 p.m. Continues Sundays. Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Tai chi improves balance Feb. 2 and 4. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai chi in a research-based regimen offers better balance for older adults and addresses functional impairments. Free for members. $10 drop-in rate for non-members. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 2843377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Volunteers to help file taxes Feb. 2 to April 14. AARP tax aid volunteers assist with simple tax form filing. Free. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration required for one-hour appointment: (503) 288-8303. Arrive early to fill out registration forms. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Nutrition, herbs to aid wellness Feb. 4. 7-9 p.m. Continues Wednesdays to April 1. Learn how nutrition, exercise and herbs can support your goals for wellness. Call for schedule and costs: (503) 223-8822 Ext. 1. Herb Shoppe Pharmacy, 3912 N. Mississippi Ave. Rotary meets on Thursdays Feb. 5. Noon. East Portland Rotary Club meets each Thursday. www.eastportlandrotary.org. Rose Room, Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St. Zumba slated for seniors Feb. 6. 11-11:45 a.m. Continues Fridays. Zumba Gold for active older adults focuses on cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Free for members. $10 drop-in for non-members. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. 20 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS Old House Tour seeks nominations for redesigned homes The deadline is February 2 to nominate redesigned homes or rooms for an Old House Tour scheduled April 11 by the Architectural Heritage Center. “Our goals are to highlight ideas and resources for preserving original building materials, restoring spaces lost to previous remodels, and creating new spaces that are sensitive to the architecture of the home,” said Barbara Pierce, the center’s marketing and public relations manager. For instance, she said, nominations might include a restored kitchen or bathroom, an original mid-century basement bar, a unique Arts & Crafts dining room or a refurbished wraparound porch. Living spaces in homes from the late 1800s through the 1970s will be considered for the tour, she said. The center is at 701 S.E. Grand Ave. The telephone is (503) 231-7264. Information is at http://visitahc.org/content/oldhouse-revival-tour-2015. Miracle Theatre Group wins new grants, sponsorships The Miracle Theatre Group, also known as Milagro, has received six grants and two sponsorships totaling $47,090 for programming, community engagement, fund-raising and general operating support. Milagro, the Northwest’s major Latino arts and culture organization, received a $20,000 grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The money will enable Milagro to expand its touring and arts education programming, including hiring an associate artistic director to oversee touring and the training of artist-educators. The National Endowment for the Arts granted $10,000 for development of a new play to be adapted from the novel, “Into the Beautiful North,” by Luis Alberto Urrea, a Mexican-American novelist. The Oregon Arts Commission awarded $6,000 to support the touring and arts education program, including a bilingual arts residency in Umatilla and Morrow counties. The Bloomfield Family Foundation granted $5,000 to support the touring and arts education programs, including summer arts camps WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS FEBRUARY 2015 HSTAR BRIEFS Youth with Friends of the Children pose with Portland Trailblazers employees, Blaze and Windermere Stellar executives during a private basketball clinic donated by Windermere Stellar. (Windermere Stellar) for children. Umpqua Bank, through its Community Giving Program, awarded $3,000 to support Milagro’s bilingual arts education residency at Phoenix High School in Jackson County. The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition granted $2,000 to support three of Milagro’s annual programs. These include Posada Milagro, a free family holiday festival with local artists and performers, storytelling and food. Also organized yearly is Mujeres, a bilingual performance honoring International Women’s Day. The third event is Latino Artists eXchange/Intercambio de Artistas Latinos, which offers professional development and networking among artists of many disciplines. Two local organizations sponsored a fund-raising dinner near the end of 2014. The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Organization provided $750 and Grady Britton, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, provided $340. 30 kids play basketball with Jerome Kersey, Blaze A group of youngsters and Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey, accompanied by mascot Blaze, had a special night of shooting baskets at the Moda Center. The 30 children from Friends of the Children, a long-term mentoring program, Portland Trailblazers legend, Jerome Kersey, talks shop with kids from Friends of the Children during a private basketball clinic donated by Windermere Stellar. (Windermere Stellar) had two hours of private basketball instruction arranged by Windermere Stellar, a locally owned real estate company. “The kids will never forget their special night at the Moda Center,” Rachael Langtry, Friends of the Children program director, said after the December event. “Thanks to Windermere Stellar for making it happen. It was heartwarming to see the kids’ faces light up at the sight of Blaze, and they were clearly star-struck when Jerome Kersey came out.” Friends of the Children, started by Portland native Duncan Campbell, selects children in kindergarten who are matched with paid, professional mentors, called Friends. Mentors help guide the children for 12.5 years, through high school graduation. More information is available at friendspdx.org. Brokers at Windermere Stellar donate a portion of their commissions from each real estate transaction to the Windermere Foundation. The foundation supports programs for lowincome children and families. Local work in Africa film festival The 25th annual Cascade Festival of African Films will feature 34 free movies, including one focusing on local young people who escaped war and famine in Somalia. The festival, centered at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus, will open February 6 and continue through March 8. The schedule is at www. africanfilmfestival.org. Most of the full-length features, documentaries and short films will be shown in the Moriarty Auditorium at the PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. An exception is the opening night feature, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” based on the award-winning novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The free screening will be from 6 to 9 p.m. February 6 at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The film balances personal drama against national upheaval, beginning with Nigeria’s independence in 1960. The local documentary, “Lessons of Basketball and War,” examines the roots of conflict between Somali ethnic groups. It focuses on girls who escaped that country to become members of a Hosford Middle School basketball team. Ron Bourke, a Portland writer, director and producer who made “Lessons,” will be at the festival. The film will show at 2 p.m. February 28 in the Moriarty Auditorium. Women filmmakers will be featured March 5-7 and will join in panel discussions.A Student Fest for high school and college-age students and a Family Fest, featuring films for children, also are scheduled. Trinity school plans open house Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St., plans an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. February 26. Faculty, coaches, parents and students will greet visitors. Families may tour the classrooms and ask questions, according to a news release from the school. Information on admissions and financial assistance also will be available. The 124-year-old school, which has support from Trinity Lutheran Church, has small class sizes with focus in a Christian environment. Enrollment is possible at any time during the year. The school recently received a $3,500 grant from Thrivent Financial to help create the Tiger Outdoor Discovery Space for pre-school children. Tiger is the school mascot. In the new space, young students will have hands-on activities in line with the school curriculum. Parents may visit the school during class time with the principal, and students may be guests. Additional information is available at (503) 288-6403 or [email protected] TrinityPortland.org. Financial sessions scheduled Neil Zeller of Thrivent Financial has scheduled financial workshops for parents and students. All will be at Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St. Parents and students, ages 15 to 22 years old, may learn about college finances at 11:30 a.m. February 28. Money matters for families with students ages 6 to 10 will be at 6 p.m. April 15, with pre-registration by March 19 for piggy bank kits. Money matters for teens, ages 11 to 14, will be outlined at 6 p.m. May 13. Neil Zeller will answer questions and handle registration at (503) 490-5696 or at [email protected] FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 21 HSTAR VALENTINE IDEAS from 503-235-6666 Feeling the Love WHETHER YOU’RE SHOPPING THIS VALENTINE’S DAY FOR YOUR SWEETHEART OR YOUR MOM OR EVEN YOURSELF, THESE LOCAL, NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES OFFER A DAZZLING ARRAY OF INDULGENT GIFTS THAT GET WILL GET STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER. Come see us at the 8th annual Say it with heART Valentine Art ~Pop Up Shop! 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He decided to help a deserving family in 2015, and he asked clients and friends to nominate someone who needs some painting done but cannot afford it at this time. Lindsay and Marc Parks suggested a couple they knew through friends, and Weinmann selected them for the project. The couple, Chris and Alisa, have been in their home for nine years but both are presently unemployed. Both are fulltime students at Portland Community College, preparing for a better future for themselves and their two daughters, ages 11 and nearly a year. They decided to give up a vehicle to avoid the costs of insurance and maintenance, according to the Parks’ information. With little income and no car, however, maintaining their two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot house has been difficult. Friends helped Chris and Alisa work on landscaping and exterior painting. “The interior could certainly use the talents of Weinmann Painting,” according to the Parks’ nomination. “We are excited to be painting at no charge for Alisa and Chris and their two kids,” said Kevin Weinmann. The project shows, he said, “what can be done to help others.” Windermere Foundation nearly doubles charitable contributions for 2014 Windermere Stellar, a residential real estate firm, supported 45 charitable organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2014, and nearly doubled the amount donated in 2013, according to information from its Northeast office. The company donated a total of $370,000 to organizations supporting WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS H FEBRUARY 2015 STAR BUSINESS NEWS Sunday. Information is at (503) 954-3900 or albertagreenhouse.com. Hollywood Smallfry shop offers ‘better than new’ clothes for kids The team at Alberta Greenhouse offers medical marijuana to OMMD cardholders in a friendly, neighborhood enviornment. low-income children and families. Of that amount, $144,650 went to non-profit groups based in Northeast Portland. Its largest contribution of $100,000 went to Providence Portland Medical Foundation’s new guest house for families of patients treated at the hospital. Windermere Stellar previously had donated $100,000 for the house. Other beneficiaries included Friends of the Children, New Avenues for Youth and Bridge Meadows. Brokers donate a portion of their commissions from each transaction to the Windermere Foundation. “We are fortunate that each year we have 100 percent participation from our brokers, staff and owners who join together to initiate creative fund-raisers for worthy causes,” said Joan Allen, Windermere co-owner and Windermere Foundation co-chair. Windermere Stellar has been locally owned and managed for 40 years. Information is at windermereportland.com . Owner Avery Waxman spent 15 years in the corporate world before opening Smallfry, a children’s resale shop, in the space across the street from the Hollywood Library formerly occupied by Zanzibar. (Ted Perkins) Shop in Alberta Arts district offers medical marijuana to OMMD cardholders Alberta Green House, 1313 N.E. Alberta St., a medicinal marijuana dispensary, has been offering a range of products containing the plant for seven months to those issued a state medical marijuana card. Owner Ramin Ojani said he sells the product to people with cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. Customers also include those seeking relief from seizures, surface and nerve pain and other conditions. Ojani said, “I have seen it with my own eyes: real healing.” In addition to the plant, the shop offers vaporizers and pipes for use with oils, edibles, topicals, skin care products, salves and flowers derived from the plant. Ice cream, cakes and brownies prepared with marijuana also are available. The shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Smallfry, a children’s resale shop, opened in January at 4107 N.E. Tillamook St., next to the Hollywood branch library. Owner Avery Waxman spent 15 years in the corporate world before opening the shop in space formerly occupied by Zanzibar, another resale shop. On the website, Waxman calls her merchandise “Better than new.” She offers children’s clothing in excellent condition, from preemies to age 10. Outerwear and snow or rain boots go up to age 14. In addition, the shop has toys, books and gifts. Baby and toddler feeding, travel and nursery items are available, along with strollers, scooters, high chairs and booster seats. The shop does consignments and trades, accepting items during business hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday and may open Monday by appointment. Information is available on the website: www.smallfrypdx.com. The telephone is (503) 284-1276 and the owner’s e-mail is [email protected] Enrollment opens for ChildRoots art- and sciencebased center for children ChildRoots, an art- and science-based center for young children, has begun enrollment for its new site at 2401 N.E. Fremont St., expected to open in April. ChildRoots has purchased the 3,700-square-foot building that was occupied by the Perry’s on Fremont restaurant until it closed in September 2013. The new center, caring for children from six weeks to six years old, will have four classrooms with a capacity of 50 children. It also will have an outdoor area for play and an art and science laboratory. Christina Unga, executive director of ChildRoots, an art- and science-based center for young children, is investing $300,000 to remodel the former restaurant space occupied by Perry’s on Fremont until it closed in September 2013. (ChildRoots) FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS H THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS 23 STAR BUSINESS NEWS Volunteers from Family Dogs New Life recently brought some of the shelter’s pooches to meet neighbors at Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop. The Mississipi Ave. pet supply store, which supports several animal service and rescue groups, will celebrate its ten-year annivesary this month. (Ted Perkins) Christina Unga, executive director of ChildRoots, said she is investing $300,000 to remodel the former restaurant. She will hire 14 teachers and staff members for the programs. An on-site chef will provide organic, vegetarian meals and snacks. Enrollment information is available from Unga at [email protected] The program’s website is www.childroots.com. Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop will celebrate ten years on North Mississippi Ave. Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop, 4039 N. Mississippi Ave., will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 14 with cupcakes for people and dogs and other snacks. Owner Nancy Fedelem also plans raffles to give away toys and other treats. In addition, she will donate 10 percent of sales during the anniversary event to support Portland’s pet rescue organizations. The shop carries a variety of supplies, including food, toys, accessories for cats, dogs, birds and other small animals. Salty’s also offers personal service from a knowledgeable staff, who can offer recommendations on pet care needs, said Mary Gorretta, a spokeswoman for the business. 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Some folks have to give up driving, some may have a difficult time walking, and others need a caregiver to look after them. But most want to get out and about and be social. That’s where Urban Excursions can come to the rescue. In a nutshell, Urban Excursions is an organization that provides door-to-door social outings for elderly people who have problems with mobility and cognition. Polly Bangs, a resident of Northeast Portland, came up with the idea of Urban Excursions after her father was diagnosed four years ago with dementia. “I moved him into my home and became his caregiver,” said Bangs. “Although he had dementia, he was active and liked to do things, but his mobility wasn’t the greatest. He didn’t have the cognitive ability to create activities for himself or do things like catch a bus. It wasn’t safe for him to walk around because he might get lost because it was a new neighborhood for him.” Caring for her dad was very important to Bangs, but she became frustrated after returning home from her regular job to find that he wanted her to entertain him. She needed to find something for him to do. Adult day care centers and senior centers weren’t an option, because that meant she would have to get him there in the morning and pick him up after work. So Bangs created Urban Excursions. “Urban Excursions is weekly social outings for seniors,” explained Bangs. “It’s similar to the activity buses that assisted living facilities have. It helps seniors who are living with their adult children or people who aren’t driving anymore. These are people who want to stay in their homes as long as they can. That’s called aging-inplace. But these people still want to be part of the community. They want to be social.” To get started, you can simply look at the website (urbanexcursionspdx.com) or call (503) 860-1655. A specialist from Urban Excursions will meet with the client in his/her home and a loved one. The specialist creates a safety profile that covers such things as mobility, cognitive issues, medications that have side effects, and the pickup and drop off protocol. You can choose from two different types of outings. One is for people who Urban Excursions provides outings for seniors. (Urban Excursions) The Rose Garden is one place to which Urban Excursion takes seniors. (Urban Excursions) are further along with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Overstimulation is not good in such cases. The other package is for more active people and is more exploratory. The first outing is free. If you like it, you can select a package of four or eight outings. The cost is usually between $260 and $290 a month. That gets people out once a week, but there is no time limit on when to use the outings. For some people the outing is every other week. For others it may be once a month. “We own the buses and they are permitted by the City of Portland,” added Bangs. “Each outing has five to ten people, and we can accommodate two wheelchairs. It’s staffed by two people. We have a cruise director who is the tour guide. We provide itineraries and really creative outings, including seasonal outings and cultural outings.” Typical outings in the past have included tulip festivals, farmer’s markets, outdoor music events, ethnic festivals, museums, and movies. For most of us, creating a new business may seem a daunting task, but for Bangs, it was nothing new. That’s because she has an extensive background in social entrepreneurship and businesses that do good for the community. From 2004-2007, Bangs owned a restaurant called Pasta Bangs, which was located on Mississippi Avenue. She employed homeless and at-risk youth in some of the entry-level positions. In 2007, she sold the business to start a non-profit called Urban Opportunities, which was a spinoff of the restaurant idea. It was an after-school job-training program and found jobs through partnerships with companies for kids who graduated from the program. Because the recession in 2008 affected the program, she partnered with Voodoo Doughnuts to get a van and keep the kids employed as a mobile doughnut business. After she got serious funding for the program, she moved it over to Impact NW in 2010, and it is still going. As far as Bangs knows, Urban Excursions is the only program of its kind in the nation. “It’s just great to see the interaction and friendships that develop,” noted Bangs. “That alone makes it all worthwhile.” The True Measure of Success is Customer Satisfaction! Committed to excellent service and the achievement of YOUR goals! 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The library will be introducing a ‘Throwback Third Thursday’ display that will feature the kind of childhood classics you might read under the covers with a flashlight. (Jane Perkins) Landscape Design Services Marina Wynton 503-481-2721 [email protected] www.olivineland.com www.broadwaypt.net HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY Hollywood Library youth librarian Hollywood Library is large enough to have a pretty deep collection. Beyond the bestsellers and the newest publications, our shelves are full of older literature, past award winners, and lots of great music and movies. The depth and diversity of the collection reflects the interests, needs and desires of our community. Hollywood Library staff have many creative and diverse interests as well, and some of us might qualify as classics. We like to share those interests with our patrons through book and material displays, online booklists, and the Staff Pick shelf. I know that for some of you, the Staff Pick shelf is your first stop whenever you visit. We hope that our displays, like the shelves of goodies you must pass on your way to the grocery store checkout stand, will entice you to add more to your bundle. We are plotting to add one more regular feature to our plethora of displays. This one will be based on the popular practice of posting an old photo on Facebook on Thursdays. Beginning in February we’ll set up a Throwback Third Thursday (#TBTT) display. It will be active for just that weekend, and will hopefully surprise and delight you each month. We will provide all manner of temptation, from comforting childhood favorites (read under the covers at night with a flashlight) and cookbooks your mother used (perhaps to your chagrin) to music that your older sister listened to in high school (and you always wished you were cool enough to like). We’d love to hear from you about a throwback theme you’d like to see displayed. 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LOVE LOCAL. ★ Expires 2/28/15 ★ By Andrea Milano infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. ★ STAR CLIPS ★ Throwback Third Thursday temptations Broadway Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation 26 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR NEWS Grant robotics team builds winner WWW.STAR-NEWS.INFO: SERVING NORTHEAST AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS FEBRUARY 2015 HSTAR PEOPLE A Grant High School robotics team has won a competition called Bunnybots, which offers experience in building a robot for new members. The skills building in the First Robotics Competition occurs before the start of the official season, according to Otto Schell, a mentor for the team. It is led by a teacher, Carol Connelly. Several parent-volunteers and mentors assist Connelly and the team, which expects to participate in a regional competition in March. The Grant students come from all grade levels, Schell said. They were among 24 teams that competed in the daylong event in December at Catlin Gabel School. Information about First Robotics is at oregonfirst.org/. Northeast man links faith, environment Peter A. Sergienko, a lay leader at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, is joining 30 other people from many religious traditions to train as a religiousenvironmental leader. Sergienko has been accepted in the GreenFaith Fellowship Class of 2015, said the Rev. Fletcher Harper, the organization’s executive director. GreenFaith, founded in 1992, is an interfaith environmental coalition with a mission to educate and mobilize diverse religious communities for environmental leadership. Sergienko will study with members of The Grant High School Robotics Team 3636 won the Bunnybots competition. (Grant High School Robotics Team 3636) the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i and Unitarian Universalist traditions. They will have education in eco-theology, including environmental advocacy and environmental justice, Harper said. They will have three residential retreats, monthly webinars and extensive reading. Sergienko said, “I’m deeply concerned about the threats facing the planet, and I believe that religious communities can make an important impact. I want to contribute to that movement.” Each fellow will write an eco-theological statement and carry out a leadership project in his or her community. After completing the studies and projects, each will join the fellowship’s graduates’ network and mentor other emerging leaders in this field, said Harper. More information about GreenFaith is at www.greenfaith.org. HSTAR PET ADOPTION GUIDE Adopt a pet today! Meet Minka1 aka Snowdrop Kitten, 8 weeks Domestic shorthair mix Hi, my name is Princess Snowdrop and I love playing with toys that dangle, jingle, or crinkle. I’m pretty outgoing and will always come up to you to say hi or sleep in your lap if I’m tired. 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