NE Broadway Styrofoam Recycling Earth Day Event
Sunday, April 21, 9am-1pm at 2100 Building parking lot, 21st and NE Broadway
(Please enter on Broadway and exit onto Weidler)
Help the Northeast Broadway Business Association celebrate Earth Day by bringing your block Styrofoam and bagged packing peanuts for recycling, and paper for shredding, to the 2100 Building parking lot. This event was a huge success last year and we are looking forward to it being bigger and better this year. Cost is $5 per standard size box of paper and $5 and up for Styrofoam. Volunteers are still needed. Interested parties should contact Chris Gauger at Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale at 503-244-0855.
Business Community Comprehensive Plan Meeting
Neighborhood businesses have an opportunity to shape Portland’s Comprehensive Plan at a workshop on Thursday, 3/14 at 7:30am. This business-specific workshop was specially designed to give neighborhood businesses an opportunity to impact the City’s long-range (20 years!) plan. To ensure that neighborhood businesses and business districts continue to receive opportunities like this, it is critical that we have a strong turnout at this meeting.
For the first time, the Comprehensive Plan specifically addresses the importance of neighborhood business districts for building a resilient economy and complete neighborhoods. Through the Comprehensive Plan the City will make long-lasting changes to zoning and other infrastructure systems – it’s up to you to ensure those changes support a vibrant business climate and thriving neighborhood business districts.
Business Workshop – Comprehensive Plan
Thursday, 3/14, 7:30-9:30am
Mercy Corps NW, Aceh Community Room, 45 SW Ankeny Street
NE Broadway Business Association Wins Spirit of Portland Award for Business Association of the Year
The Northeast Broadway Business Association (NEBBA) has received the 2012 Spirit of Portland Award for Business Association of the Year from Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
"The Spirit of Portland awards are Portland's Oscars. They are a tribute to the many amazing community and neighborhood leaders who contribute to our thriving civic life in Portland," said Commissioner Fritz. She selected NEBBA due to the group’s successes in supporting neighborhood businesses and district vitality, growing membership and involvement, and fostering collaboration with the neighborhoods. Awards are chosen from nominations submitted by Portlanders and by a selection committee. In addition, the Mayor and each City Commissioner recognize individual and organizational leaders.
NEBBA President Murray Koodish said that the group has seen enormous growth and positive change in the last four years. Here are just a few highlights:
• Membership increased 160%, hitting 100+ members for the first time and bringing new leaders and creative ideas.
• A new logo and tagline - Everything for Everyday – has successfully branded the unique mix of businesses in the district. The dynamic nebroadway.com website, serves as a marketing tool and a guide to everything NE Broadway.
• The Summer Super Sale and Ladies Night Out signature events increased foot traffic and greatly increased revenues for participating businesses.
• NEBBA has invested in the community, working with multiple neighborhood associations to strengthen ties and tackle issues that affect the area.
The 2012 Spirit of Portland award winners will be recognized by the Portland City Council Monday, October 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Lloyd Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A reception with refreshments will follow the awards presentation.
New Seasons Market to Anchor Grant Park Village Project
Capstone Partners recently announced that the anchor tenant at the proposed Grant Park Village at 33d and NE Broadway will be New Seasons Market, the locally owned grocery store chain. Capstone said the grocery is expected to open in fall 2014. It will occupy 34,500 square feet in the development.
Grant Park Village is a mixed-use development slated for the former Albina Fuel site at Northeast Broadway, Northeast 32nd and Interstate 84. The project will have about 47,000 square feet of retail in all, plus a parking garage and three stories of apartments. The developers are currently working on design review with the city and hope to have the process finished in time for an early 2013 groundbreaking.
Pop-up Gallery on NE Broadway
A small group of talented local artists have gotten together to open a "pop-up" gallery at 1811 NE Broadway (situated between the Cadillac Cafe and Home at Last). Art works include glass, wood, paintings and more. Come enjoy the artwork Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm.
New Project in the Works for Albina Fuel Site
Capstone Partners LLC is proposing to develop a mixed-use project on the former Albina Fuel site on the southwest corner of NE 33rd Avenue and Broadway. The project will include 45,000+/- SF of ground floor commercial with 2-3 stories of market-rate apartments above. The project will be located on the northern portion of the site bounded by NE Broadway, NE 33rd Ave., the NE Weidler unimproved alignment, and NE 32nd Ave. The southern part of the property near I-84 will remain vacant for now. LRS Architects of Portland is the architect.
As a major project, a Type III Design Review is required for this proposal and the developers recently submitted a request for a Design Advice Request and Pre-application Conference.They have been working with neighborhood stakeholders such as the Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association and the Grant Park Neighborhood Association to review preliminary concepts. Discussions are ongoing with prospective commercial tenants, but no leases have been announced.
The family that controls Albina Fuel Co. and a Spokane-based development partner initially planned in 2005 to construct Broadway Place, a $30-plus million project with more than 300 condominiums, parking, retail and other facilities. Permits were secured for the project but when the economy soured and demand for condominiums dried up, the project was killed and the site was graded and fenced off.
Businesses in the News
Willow Tree Wellness Clinic is now located at 1607 NE 16th Ave. at the corner of NE 16th and Weidler. They offer naturopathic primary care, acupuncture and massage along with specializing in Women's Health and Fertility. The treatments offered are individualized, addressing the root cause of health imbalances for each person's unique circumstances. They combine the best of conventional medicine's labs and diagnostics with treatments based in botanical medicine, nutrition and acupuncture, to effectively bridge health care with traditional Eastern and Western medicine. As a collaborative team of practitioners, Willow Tree’s practitioners coordinate care in order to offer truly holistic solutions for family health. They are currently accepting new patients, and take most insurance. Pediatrics to OB/GYN to Geriatric Medicine, they treat the whole family at Willow Tree Wellness. (503) 281.0030, www.willowtreeclinic.com
Broadway Books is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary this month! Surviving twenty years as a small independent bookseller is a big deal. And as owners Roberta Dyer and Sally McPherson note "We owe a lot to all of you for helping us to ride the waves that have carried us up and down over the years." To celebrate, they had a big party Sunday May 6, plus there are lots of prizes and specials all year long with a chance to win a Nook eReader, free books and more. The Broadway Books website at www.broadwaybooks.net has all the details. (503) 284-1726
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center opened their newest clinic at 16th Ave. and NE Broadway last month. Legacy Medical Group - Broadway provides internal medicine services and welcomes physicians, Michael Savage, Jay Brown and Nicole Weksler and staff. The clinic is located in the bottom of the 1620 condos building. (503) 525-7599, www.legacyhealth.org/broadway
Irvington Home Tour Coming Up!
The always-popular Irvington Home Tour this year will be Sunday May 20th from 11am - 5pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.irvingtonhometour.com as well as at Broadway Books or Caffe Destino on Fremont. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged since day-of availability can be limited, so check the Home Tour website for more details: http://www.irvingtonhometour.com/TourInfo.shtml
Businesses in the News
The crew at PostalAnnex, 1631 NE Broadway, is expanding. Brian and Rebecca Newell have taken over the back of their building and now offer pick-up, packing and shipping of larger, valuable and specialized objects under the nationwide Navis Pack and Ship brand. Direct relationships with large land, ocean and air carriers allow them to offer truly competitive prices. Armed with a forklift, a new truck and all the tools necessary, they can pack, palletize, or crate pretty much anything from furniture to an expensive one-of-a-kind piece of art-work. 503-660-3185, e-mail: email@example.com
Pizza Schmizza, at 1422 NE Broadway, will become Schmizza Pub & Grub when it moves down to the old Mountain Shop spot at 7th and NE Broadway. The new location will be larger, offering a full bar, more beers on tap and coffee drinks on the beverage side. In addition to the regular lineup of slices and whole pizzas, the expanded menu will have an array of salads, sandwiches, pastas, nibbles and more. No opening date is set yet. (503) 517-9981, www.schmizza.com
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