James Helms founded Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters and Rocky Butte Espresso Bar. He connects people in his neighborhood together and sparks his neighbors to dream about flourishing in their community. A self-described “instigator,” he is a leader of the Parish Collective in Portland.This was the first ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast 3: Community Instigator & Coffee Entrepreneur James Helms
If there is one family most closely associated with Parkrose, it's gotta be the Rossis. Joe represents the fourth generation of his family to farm in Parkrose, and their iconic barn on NE 122nd south of Shaver St is probably the most distinctive sight in the whole Parkrose area. Rossi Farms is an ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast 2: Fourth Generation Farmer & Community Hub Joe Rossi
Early this year, Andru Morgan floated the idea of working on a podcast together to me, and we started brainstorming and scheduling our first guest. Then Covid came, and I naively thought, "let's postpone a week." Several months later and we made it happen with an awesome list of guests for our first ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast 1: Newcomer, Pastor & Show Producer Andru Morgan
I first met Pastor Robin Wisner at a march in Maywood Park he co-led and enjoyed his quiet humility and eagerness to share wisdom. He's running for city council of Maywood Park, and I think you'll enjoy getting to know him! You can follow his campaign at his Facebook page. By the way - Parkrose Life ... » Learn More about Pastor Robin Wisner Runs for Maywood Park City Council
I was shocked when my wife found a new cart two blocks from our house. One because I’m typically one of the first people to know about new things coming to the Parkrose area, and I hadn’t heard about it yet. And two because it was a soul food place with a great looking menu including basa (like ... » Learn More about Selena’s Custom Kitchen Serves Soul Food in Argay Terrace
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 ... » 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. Tim is a carpenter, husband, and father to two boys. Of the four positions available in city council this ... » 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!