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Hidden Hearts is a Valentine’s Day shopping event that showcases Portland’s great neighborhood small businesses. It was created by Supportland co-founder Katrina Scotto di Carlo as a way to reward those who shop locally.
Here is how it works: collect ‘Hidden Hearts’ at participating Supportland businesses today. On Sunday, each heart will become 20 Supportland Merits to use towards a 24-hour shopping spree!
Neighborhood small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They strengthen our community and support good causes. For every dollar spent at a local small business, 70 cents stays in our community.
So this Valentine’s Day, let’s show them some love.
Special thanks to Supportland co-founder Katrina Scotto di Carlo and Crafty Wonderland Co-owner Torie Nguyen!
Check out Supportland’s website for more information.
This Thursday, the Southeast Quadrant Plan is offering an open house for Portlanders to learn about the future of the Central Eastside. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and discuss goals, policies, and upcoming projects in the district.
The Central Eastside is a dynamic part of Portland’s tech and factory industry. It significantly contributes to our economy and job growth.
The Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to partner with fellow City bureaus on the Southeast Quadrant Plan. Last year, BES staff helped complete the SE Clay Green Street project. This year’s focus includes adding more green infrastructure to address stormwater runoff. Other topics include enhancing river habitat, providing park-like spaces, improving bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and more!
Check out the Bureau of Environmental Services’ website for more information about the open house.
Thursday, February 19, 4 – 7 pm
Oregon Rail Heritage Center
2250 SE Water Ave.
The new policy increases transparency and accountability, and creates a robust public process for selling public land.
After Nick became Commissioner in charge of our two public utilities in 2013, he learned that the “Freeman Tank” property, a surplus Water Bureau site in Southwest Portland, was being sold to a private developer. Community members in the Multnomah neighborhood objected – claiming they were not adequately notified of the sale, and were not briefed on the future plans to develop in their neighborhood.
While the Water Bureau followed the City’s then existing policy for surplus property, Nick agreed with neighbors – the policy needed to be strengthened!
The new policy, developed with significant community input, includes expanded public notices to our local government partners like Metro and Multnomah County, and to neighborhood associations and business associations, ads in community newspapers, and a new “Surplus Property” section on each of our bureaus’ websites. The new BES and Water Bureau sites include photos, detailed information about each surplus site, and information about each site’s status.
This new policy would not have been possible without the thoughtful feedback and recommendations from Moses Ross and fellow neighbors in the Multnomah Neighborhood Association.
Tell us what you think! Review the new policy online, and submit your feedback.
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune
Yesterday, our community lost one of the greats: former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey.
I do not have the words to express my shock and sadness at his sudden passing.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Jerome at Schoolhouse Supplies' Celebrity Spelling Bee last month -- we were on the same team. He brought his lovely wife and step-daughter as guests.
It was easy to tell that Jerome was the biggest "celebrity" there -- throughout the evening, people asked for his autograph and a photograph. He was always more than happy to oblige.
Before that, I once played a game of H-O-R-S-E with him.
I lost, naturally.
Jerome was a great player and ambassador for the Trail Blazers and our entire community. He was also a wonderful human being. Wherever I saw him, people were drawn to him. He always found time to give back.
It was an honor to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and fans today.