Cherry Blossom Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help!

  Meals on Wheels needs your help! They are at an all-time low on both Center Helpers and Drivers at the moment. Can you help?  Kids 12 and older can volunteer in the dining room, and kids can ride along with an adult to deliver meals.  All volunteers 16 and older need to complete a background check.   Volunteer opportunities: Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver: Deliver meals to home bound seniors Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays weekly routes & On-Call 10:00am-12:00pm Center Helpers: Assist staff to prepare, serve and clean up the lunch dining service Monday-Friday 10:00am-1:00pm Please follow this link to register as a volunteer and then make an appointment with my office for a Volunteer Orientation.  Your background check application will be submitted and a tour with volunteer opportunities description will be...
Development Update: 9745 NE Glisan Street

Development Update: 9745 NE Glisan Street

Northwest Housing Alternatives is proposing a new development at 9745 NE Glisan Street. The development is 4 stories and has 160 units serving small households at or below 60% of area median income. Rents are estimated to be set at $700-$900.  Construction is estimated to begin in October of 2018. View floor plans and building renditions here. Questions or comments? Reach out to Monika Elgert of Northwest Housing Alternatives at elgert@nwhousing.org or 503.654.1007...
Meeting Recap: Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Meeting Recap: Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

The Gateway Area Business Association started 2018 by hosting two luncheons with Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Mayor Ted Wheeler. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly joined us on January 11th. She began her remarks by highlighting her past as a former business owner and addressed the need for affordable  housing and commercial space in Portland. She then took questions from the audience, which included addressing Airbnb’s impact on housing availability and livability issues. At this meeting, Hospitality Committee Chair Karen Montez awarded the Citizen of the Year award to Linda Robinson of Friends of Gateway Green.  “I’ve never seen such a dedication to community, to neighborhoods, to involvement, to improvement of everything we have here, be it business, residential, parks” said Karen Montez regarding Linda Robinson. Mayor Ted Wheeler attended our luncheon on February. The Mayor spoke to the coordinated approach outlined in the Gateway Action Plan to focus investments on three key areas in the district: the Halsey/Weidler corridor ($20 million), Gateway Transit Center ($8 million) and Central Gateway ($2 million). There is an opportunity fund of $5 million with no geographic boundary. The Mayor answered questions regarding crime & livability support in the district, traffic concerns and regulations on cannabis businesses. The full text of Mayor Wheeler’s opening remarks can be found...

Vegan in Gateway?

  Lots of new businesses are popping up in the Gateway area, including many catering to the vegan community. Meat-eaters should not be averse to giving these tasty restaurants a try! All-Vegan Businesses: Plantwiches (Food Cart) 11124b NE Halsey St (503) 760-8897 Vegan Gorditos (Food Cart) 11155 NE Weidler St (503) 780-6080 Food Fight! Grocery 11155 NE Halsey St 503-889-0685 Jet Black Coffee Company 11150 NE Weidler St (503) 889-0739 Good Vegan Options: Namaste Indian Bazaar 10306 NE Halsey St (503)-253-1380 Siam Grill 10355 NE Halsey St (503)...

Concerts in the Park 2017

Photo courtesy of (portlandoregon.gov)   : Concerts and entertainment begin at 6:30PM, including live performances and free popcorn. : Movies begin after dusk.   A musical tradition over 110 years in the making, Concerts in the Park offers something for everyone. The Rose City’s best and brightest – from classical to country, rock & roll to rhythm & blues – have been entrancing audiences in parks since 1901. Today’s crowds flock to Portland parks citywide for the revelry, with over forty thousand people attending 61 concerts offered in 2016. Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!     Get specific details.     Find showtimes.  ...

GABA received $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project

    GABA received a $4,000 grant from Venture Portland as part of the East Portland Pilot Project. The board has approved a district work plan designed to grow our business district and expand our membership, and has assigned Adrienne Sweetwater to our district. Adrienne has been going door-to-door and helping us walk the road we have paved for growing Gateway. Thank you Venture...