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The West End News | February 21, 2019
By Mary Alice Scott As part of our ongoing Shift to Local campaign, we encourage our community to shift 10% of their spending to local, independent businesses. Each dollar spent at one of these businesses, instead of a chain, means that 76% more of your money stays right here. Throughout February, o...
The West End News | February 20, 2019
By Dr. Craig Brett February is American Heart Month, which was first recognized by presidential proclamation in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson. In his proclamation at the time, Johnson urged “the people of the United States to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vesse...
The West End News | February 20, 2019
Don’t let winter weather slow you down. To help you get around, the City has revamped its sidewalk snow removal ordinance in terms of fines and length of time allowed for removal. Business owners still have 12 hours following a winter storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their prop...
The West End News | February 20, 2019
ALL THE INFO YOU NEED – PORTLAND WINTER STORM OPERATIONS Crews from Portland’s Department of Public Works say they are ready for the winter storm season. City workers care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’s Parks Department cares for more than 100 miles of sidewalks durin...
The West End News | February 20, 2019
WEN FEATURED NONPROFIT What happens when a veteran comes home from a tour and is without a job, without a place to live, and has bills to pay? What happens when a family struggles financially when a loved one is serving overseas? The crisis facing the nation in meeting the physical and mental health...
The West End News | February 20, 2019
The American Red Cross provides readers with 15 steps you can take to stay safe with the cold, snow, and ice. Whether you’re trying to keep your home warm or need to be out and about in the cold, these tips can help you get through the storm. HEAT YOUR HOME SAFELY It’s that time […] The po...
The West End News | February 19, 2019
By Cameron Autry It may only be February but the election for mayor of Portland is already heating up. Last month District 2 City Councilor and real estate attorney Spencer Thibodeau announced his candidacy for Mayor of Portland, becoming the first candidate to officially do so. His campaign slogan ...
The West End News | February 19, 2019
Every Month PelotonLabs founder Liz Trice interviews a Peloton member or artist for the West End News. This month Liz caught up with Christine Morgan (a.k.a Cam the Artist), whose abstract expressionist show “ARTmosphere” opens on February 1st at PelotonLabs (795 Congress Street, Portland), 5:30...
The West End News | February 19, 2019
LA VIDA LOCAL: IRREGULAR NOTES ON WEST END LIFE By Rosanne Graef I have always enjoyed winter and the one year I spent in a place without the whole shebang of cold, snow, long nights, and short days made me feel kind of disoriented and deprived. Now the clatter of the plow going by during […] ...
The West End News | February 18, 2019
Three years of strategic planting and coaxing demonstrate that urban food gardens can grow almost anywhere. By Matt Power If you happened to walk by the 7-11 parking lot at the corner of Dow Street and Congress Street in Portland this fall, you may have seen the evolution of an eye-catching urban ga...
The West End News | February 17, 2019
Every week Liz Trice from PelotonLabs interviews a coworking member. This month she caught up with Clara Porter, the founder and director of Prevention.Action.Change, which trains people to prevent, interrupt, and respond to violence. How does your work prevent violence? We work to give people the s...