Sam Chase is seeking City of Portland Commissioner, Position No. 2 on city council in this month's election. He's looking to apply what he brought to Metro to the City of Portland, and he is one of the city council candidates most focused on housing and homelessness. This is the third interview I've ... » Learn More about Metro Councilor Sam Chase Runs for Portland City Council
Mingus Mapps, the former executive director of Historic Parkrose is challenging Chloe Eudaly for position 4 on Portland City Council in this month's election. As a former board member of Historic Parkrose, I have a good friendship with Mingus and a lot of faith in his integrity and care for people. ... » Learn More about Mingus Mapps Would Bring Parkrose Experience to Portland City Council
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tim DuBois over the phone about his campaign for Portland City Commissioner Position 1, which was Amanda Frtiz's position on the council for three terms. This is my first interview of this election cycle, and I will post other interviews in the Local Politics ... » Learn More about Carpenter and Father Tim DuBois Runs for Portland City Council
This weekend marked the one year anniversary of ownership for Chad and Gina Hilker at the Parkrose Grocery Outlet and they threw a party for the neighborhood! Chad and Gina are super nice people, and Gina gave me a tour of the store and told me their history living in Texas and her growing up in ... » Learn More about Parkrose Grocery Outlet One Year Celebration!
My family had the pleasure of checking out Oktoberfest at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ! The polka music (including "The Chicken Dance") was a lot of fun, and Joel Sheley from Gateway Brewing served me a Parkrose Pilsner. This is an annual event, so be sure to come next year! ... » Learn More about Oktoberfest!
The third and final community meeting about the Parkrose-Argay Development Study took place at Parkrose Middle School last night. To get caught up on what’s developed so far, read my recap of the last community event. I represent Historic Parkrose and the Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association on ... » Learn More about Farm Development Open House Recap
I met with Ashley Brassea and her husband Aaron at their home in Maywood Park where they’ve lived since 2008. They now have four children, two at Prescott Elementary: Cora (2nd grade), Marlowe (kindergarten), Emmie (2), and Desmond (10 months). Here’s a snip of our conversation. Bryan: The first ... » Learn More about Mother, Minister, and Equity-advocate Ashley Brassea Runs for Parkrose School Board
After rallying with many others in Parkrose to support education funding across Oregon, Alisa Sherman kindly welcomed me to her home in Parkrose Heights where she’s lived since 2012 with her husband Troy. Her children Kai, Noe, and Luka are in 5th, 2nd, and kindergarten at Sacramento Elementary ... » Learn More about Super Volunteer Alisa Sherman Runs for Parkrose School Board
Sara Kirby talked with me about her dreams and goals as a board member of the Parkrose School District. You can read part 1 of our discussion.What do you hope to accomplish if you are reelected? If I get reelected, in the next four years, this next year is going to be a tough one because there's no ... » Learn More about Sara Kirby Seeks School Board Reelection Pt 2
Parkrose School District Board Chair Sara Kirby hopes to continue her service for four more years by being reelected in the May 2019 election. Sara has a unique perspective as someone who used to teach about the environment and climate change in almost every middle school and high school in the ... » Learn More about Sara Kirby Seeks School Board Reelection Pt 1