Chik & Chuck’s Coffee joins Fork and Spoon on Sandy Something new is brewing on Sandy Boulevard in the heart of the Historic Parkrose District. Chik & Chuck’s Coffee, 10634 Sandy Blvd., opened for business this October, in the same building that houses the Filipino restaurant Fork and ... » Learn More about New Parkrose Coffee Shop Offers Homey Delights
I met Officer Eric Zajac sipping coffee at the Rossi Farms barn. I expected police might be a bit guarded in this season of being heavily criticized yet undersupported to meet our community's high expectations. Eric struck me as open and down to earth, so it was an honor to interview him.He shares ... » Learn More about Community Policing w/ Eric Zajac | Parkrose Life Podcast #14
Since so many people in Parkrose know of Annette Stanhope and have benefited from her work in the community but don’t necessarily know her well, I wanted to ask Annette about her life and interests before and outside her life in Parkrose. She grew up in a musical family in Issaquah but spent a lot ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast 13: Community Connector Annette Stanhope
Store helps homeless, low-income folks stay warm in cold world One day in 2015 on a Max train, Jim Anderson noticed a woman giving her daughter her gloves. “Her daughter would turn around and rub Mom’s hands to help keep her mom’s hands warm,” he says. “That really upset me, as we live in a ... » Learn More about Anniebugs Attic Manager Clothes-Minded about Service
Hazelwood company sells its suds to satisfied customers in Parkrose and beyond A few years ago, Michael Spinella of Spinella's, a family restaurant in Gresham, met Joel Sheley of Gateway Brewing, 114 NE 133rd Ave, Portland, through a friend who brews. “I wanted someone that would make a couple ... » Learn More about Husband-Wife Team Puts Gateway Brewing on the Craft Beer Map
Several years ago I attended a talk at the Midland library about the indigenous history of Portland given by Tracy J. Prince who's a Research Professor at Portland State University in their American Indian Teacher Program. I learned so much from that talk and still have my hand-written notes stored ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #7 Indigenous History of Parkrose & Portland, Oregon with Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D.
Many of the needs in our neighborhood are apparent, but some of us might be surprised how many people are serving and working hard to provide for those needs. One of my main goals for this blog is to highlight people who are blessing our community and share opportunities for others to join in. A ... » Learn More about Portland Give Guide 2020 Parkrose Edition
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