Story and photos by David F. Ashton Find out why this year’s “Taste” event, put on by the Historic Parkrose district, moved the outer East Portland celebration east, to Rossi Farms... Read the original article, here.
Posted by Tim Curran on Mar 13, 2017 The Taste of Parkrose, a free community event, was created by Portland Development Commission’s Historic Parkrose (HP) group in the summer of 2014 to bring people to the business district. HP, one of PDC’s eight mini-urban renewal areas it has created around Portland, is relocating its signature [...]
Story and photos by David F. Ashton Just before Hallowe’en last year, members of the Parkrose Business Association (PBA) and the Historic Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (HP) held their first-ever “Trunk-or-Treat” event at Parkrose High School. Read the original article, here.
Story and photos by David F. Ashton Here’s a look at this year’s Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, and here’s why it was important to those who participated … This magical, but temporary, Native American village again appears in outer East Portland on the grounds of Parkrose High, as the 2016 edition of the Jim [...]
By Rachel Monahan | Published August 2, 2016 Portland Police Officer Jason Jones arrives early in the morning at Slough Town. Three hand-built wooden rafts sit atop plastic barrels moored to the water's edge in the Columbia Slough. On one raft and on the land nearby are a few camping tents. The other two rafts [...]
Story and photos by David F. Ashton Read this, and see how a Portland Police officer sees the changes, including a growing homeless community, that are affecting Parkrose. And you’ll be amazed at how many scholarships were funded during the Parkrose Business Association meeting … Parkrose Business Association Board Members William Keller CPA and Marsha [...]
By Laura Rillos PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) Homeless people in the Parkrose neighborhood are getting a service many of people take for granted: weekly garbage pickup. Danny Ferrin said he and other homeless people don’t want to live with the “garbage that you see all the time on the news,” but they can get in legal [...]
Story and photos by David F. Ashton See how this ‘Job Fair’ connected hundreds of eager outer East Portland job-seekers with dozens of employers … Greeters welcome job-seekers at the 2016 Parkrose Community Job Fair. Last year, officials from Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) thought they did well when two dozen area employers came for [...]
Story and photos by David F. Ashton Judging by the turnout, see why this new Hallowe’en tradition might as well have taken place on a sunny afternoon … Torrential rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the new “Trunk or Treat” event, put on by Parkrose area businesses on Hallowe’en evening. Story and photos [...]