Mapps Sees Area’s Rejuvenation as Key to City’s RevivalBy Rob CullivanAs Portland continues to struggle with issues like crime, homelessness/houselessness and fentanyl overdoses, Mingus Mapps, a city commissioner running for mayor, pledged to make Parkrose a priority.“I’m really dedicated to getting ... » Learn More about Portland Mayoral Candidate Mingus Mapps Pledges to Help Parkrose
Parkrose Area Events
Parkrose High alumnus Michael Allen Harrison returns to Schnitzer Saturday, April 16. Michael Allen Harrison’s 21st Ten Grands concert, featuring 10 pianists, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Proceeds will benefit Play It Forward, the ... » Learn More about Ten Grands Concert to Raise Money for Music Education Nonprofit
Amy Driscoll is the Program Manager at David's Harp connected to Parkrose United Methodist Church in the Parkrose Heights neighborhood. She's a board-certified music therapist with a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Marylhurst University. We chat about the sad history and sad current state of ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #9 Amy Driscoll
Masha Egorenko works at Parkrose Middle School through IRCO as a Slavic Community Coordinator & Youth Advocate. I'm so thankful she talked with me for the podcast! I think this chat is beneficial for anyone who feels they don't have a great understanding of their Slavic neighbors. Keep reading ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast 8: Slavic Culture & Community w/ Masha Egorenko
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
The Parkrose and Argay neighborhoods came out in droves Thursday night at Parkrose Middle School to find out what ideas the Parkrose-Argay Development Study working group has churned out and share their feedback about concepts for future development of the farms along NE 122nd Ave. Joe Rossi ... » Learn More about Community Discusses Farm Development Concepts