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  Brooklyn, Portland, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brooklyn is a mostly residential neighborhood in southeast Portland, Oregon.
The construction of McLoughlin Boulevard (Oregon Highway 99E) severed the neighborhood's connection to the Willamette waterfront.
It was during this time that current Portland mayor Tom Potter began his police career in Portland, as a beat officer in the neighborhood, as well as nearby Sellwood to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn,_Portland,_Oregon   (481 words)

 Portland, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, and county seat of Multnomah County.
Portland was the major port in the Pacific Northwest for much of the 19th century, until the 1890s, when direct railroad access between the deepwater harbor in Seattle and points east by way of Stampede Pass were built.
I-5 connects Portland with the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, and California to the south and with Washington to the north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portland_Oregon   (5479 words)

Portland, Oregon's historic Brooklyn neighborhood is built on Giddeon Tibbets 1851 Donation Land Claim.
Brooklyn is still a quiet, quaint, and safe place to live, but it remains in close proximity to all that the Portland metro region has to offer.
The Brooklyn Neighborhood is once again experiencing a flurry of development and community improvement not seen since the heydays the late 1800 and early 1900's.
www.brooklyn-neighborhood.org /about.cfm   (471 words)

 Brooklyn (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brooklyn was an early name for the settlement that eventually became Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Brooklyn, Pretoria, a suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng Province
Brooklyn is also the name of a character on the Walt Disney animated series Gargoyles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn_(disambiguation)   (232 words)

 Portland Oregon Guide to Neighborhoods
Overall the news is good: Portlanders like where they live, with 80 percent of respondents rating the livability of their neighborhoods as "good" or "very good." While livability ratings have increased or remained steady in most neighborhoods since 2001, they've declined in outer East and central Northeast Portland.
Oregon law requires people convicted of virtually all sex offenses living in the state to register with the Oregon State Police.
Livable Oregon is a non-profit charitable organization of concerned citizens, businesses and public officials who believe that through appropriate investment and management, Oregon's economy can grow without jeopardizing the unique qualities of its communities and countryside.
www.movingtoportland.net /portland_neighborhoods.htm   (1830 words)

 Bring Major League Baseball to Portland - Portland Baseball Group
One of the most common mistakes in the debate about major league baseball in Portland is to cite generic academic studies that claim the economic impact of new stadiums is minimal, as Sunday's article did in quoting a 1997 report from Andrew Zimbalist.
To engage in a credible discussion about the economic benefits derived for Portland, and Oregon, the analysis must be specific to our unique situation, which consists of a new stadium and a new team.
In the end, Portland's projections are not born out of optimism, but rather as a result of thorough analysis and reasonable assumptions.
www.portlandbaseballgroup.com /news_02.cfm?fid=8   (522 words)

 Shanghai Tunnel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Portland was unique because trap doors (known as "deadfalls") were used to drop the unsuspecting victims into the "Portland Underground", where they were forcibly held in cells until the ship was ready to set sail.
These are educational tours of the infamous "Portland Underground" that focuses on the shanghai trade in the City of Portland that survived from 1850-1941, as well as "white slavery", prohibition, and even the turn-of-the-century history of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) labor movement in the Northwest.
Portland, Oregon, the Victorian-refined "City of Roses" along the Willamette River, earned the reputation of being the "Shanghai Capital of the World" because of the uncontrolled shanghaiing of unsuspecting men.
www.members.tripod.com /cgs-mthood/shanghai_tunnels_FAQ.htm   (2516 words)

 Breweries in Portland, Oregon - Travel - New York Times
On a visit to Portland in November, raindrops collected in puddles on the city streets, umbrellas were unfurled under gray skies and the light of day began dimming by midafternoon.
Portland's reputation for producing quality craft beers developed in the 1980's, when Oregon repealed Prohibition-era laws banning brew pubs (restaurants with on-site breweries), helping to pave the way for the opening of several microbreweries.
The Oregon Brewers Guild offers a map of local breweries for visitors, but a good place to kick off a tasting tour of Portland beers is at one of the city's oldest and largest breweries, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, located in an industrial center on the east bank of the Willamette River.
travel2.nytimes.com /2006/01/13/travel/escapes/13beer.html?ex=1294808400&en=9ab15c3e753b7934&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (819 words)

 Office of Mayor Vera Katz - Meet Vera Katz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1972, Katz became one of the state’s trailblazers when chosen in 1985 as the first woman speaker of the Oregon House.
During her tenure she authored the landmark school reform bill (the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century), the state's groundbreaking gun control legislation, and legislation prohibiting discrimination based on gender in places of public accommodation and credit.
Many of Portland’s accolades come as a result of the Mayor’s determination to continue the revitalization of the central city and neighborhoods.
www.ci.portland.or.us /mayor/aboutvera.html   (346 words)

 Dogs Steal Yarn: Still not enough to get me to leave Brooklyn
The only experience I have with Brooklyn is a drunken Saturday walk from the subway stop to a friend's house in Park Slope, at 4 a.m., and the subsequent "oh shit, I'm late for the convention I'm IN New York to be at" run back to the subway at 7:30 a.m., still drunk.
I know Brooklyn has a lot going for it, but I don't know how livable it is. Pdx is cheap, friendly, all kinds of great art stuff going on (I was in the Urban Iditarod and an Art Walk this weekend), good knitting stuff.
Portland was so different from New York that I found it difficult to acclimate to it.
dogsstealyarn.com /archives/000329.html   (725 words)

 KATU 2 - Portland, Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PORTLAND, Ore. - When Vera Katz moved to Portland from Brooklyn 40 years ago, she was struck by the Rose City's beauty and the warmth of its residents.
Elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1972, Katz became the first female speaker of the House in 1985.
The mayor has spent much of her three terms building on Portland's reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the country - adding a streetcar loop, expanding the light rail system and sprucing up the waterfront of the Willamette River, which runs through Portland.
www.katu.com /news/story.asp?ID=67715   (1103 words)

 Portland Oregon Online Guide - Portland Oregon Homes
If neighborhood associations are the primary channels through which Portland citizens affect City Hall decisions, she wonders about all the people she calls “underrepresented.” Kennedy-Wong’s job is to find a way to make those underrepresented voices better heard.
Portland Public Schools' first performance auditor said Thursday that Superintendent Vicki Phillips asked him to delay the release of one audit and intervened in another in his eight months on the job.
The refuge is on the west side of Oregon 99W between King City and Sherwood.
www.movingtoportland.net   (1495 words)

 From Newton Cross P.E.I to Portland Oregon
It appears that Frank was the first of the Martin and Elder families to arrive in Portland.
Although James arrived in the Portland area about 1883, there is no listing of James E. Martin in the Polk city directories of Portland or East Portland for the years of 1884, or 1885.
Portland, Ore., Kilham Stationery and Printing Co. 1911, Humorous and interesting stories and historical data, descriptions of transportation, bridges, buildings and people of the time.
www.olywa.net /abamart/MartinStory.htm   (5719 words)

 PORT - Portland art + news + reviews
I am a recent citizen of Oregon and if what I've read and experienced is true, the only native in the state is my friend Ramona in Hood River.
With this explosion in Portland art scene activity and an ever expanding readership it became necessary to expand our writing staff (instead of creating our own brand of gin) and we are pleased to announce that Melia Donovan (news and announcements) and Jenene Nagy (artist opportunities and announcements) are joining us.
A urban myth that the Portland Liberty Bell was destroyed has never been fully dispelled, along with the open mystery of who carried out this and other terrorist acts—although it was largely suspected of students and civilian activists.
portlandart.net   (1858 words)

"Oregon is the only state that lets dying patients obtain lethal doses of medication from their doctors, although other states may pass laws of their own if the high court rules against the federal government.
Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, twice approved in statewide voter referendums, is the only statute in the U.S. allowing doctors to write lethal prescriptions for terminally ill patients who want to control the time and place of their death." -
Oregon Blue Book - http://bluebook.state.or.us - "The Oregon Blue Book is the official state directory about state, county, city, federal and tribal governments...
havenworks.com /oregon   (3372 words)

 MINUS SPACE: reductive + concept-based art - Steve Karlik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If the personal is political, then the politics of Steve's work are a belief in the importance of the individual and a responsibility to the collective; in the viewer's heightened experience is found the significance of our connection to each other — the possibility of a simultaneously singular and shared meaning.
I attended Portland State University in 1990 and studied painting under Mel Katz, a Post-Minimalist sculptor from New York who introduced me to thinking about art in a pragmatic manner.
When I got to Portland State, I was surprised because my studio was in the same building where Rothko learned math as a child.
www.minusspace.com /karlik/karlik.html#resume   (5771 words)

 Southeast Portland Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Multnomah County, Oregon
On the east side of the Williamette River in Portland, there is a group of communities known as Southeast Portland.
Southeast Portland is roughly bordered by the Williamette River on the west, Interstate 84 on the north, Interstate 205 on the east and the Clackamas County line on the south.
The largest institutions in terms of enrollment are Portland State University, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark College and the University of Portland.
www.portland-southeast-realestate.com   (858 words)

 Portland YWCA: World War II
Oregon witnessed tremendous human mobilization in the shipyards, the military, and internment camps and most of this activity touched Portland directly.
This innovation, capped by the hiring of Marjorie Jackson as the first African-American associate executive director of a city YWCA, earned the Portland YWCA high marks with the National, thought to be "second only to Brooklyn in integration of membership," according to a 1944 report.
Although the city in 1950 was marked by "financial insolvency, cultural backwardness, and racial prejudice," according to one scholar, the Portland YWCA embraced racial integration, heralded the new United Nations and expanded roles for women in the public sphere, and embraced an ambitious capital campaign for a new building in downtown Portland.
womhist.binghamton.edu /portywca/war/worldwar.htm   (596 words)

 Friends of SP 4449 - Home
We are anticipating a possible notice to vacate the grounds, and as it stands today there is no home for the '49 or the rest of the heritage equipment to retreat to.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation was formed with a mission to build a new home for the steam locomotives, and we're a very active participant and contributor to the ORHF.
ORHF is in the process of evaulating property in SE Portland, and resources are needed.
www.sp4449.com   (318 words)

 Guide to Brooklyn Neighborhood in Portland Oregon
A recent RMLS home search in the Brooklyn neighborhood area showed homes for sale from $209,900 to $875,000.
If you are looking for information on buying or selling a home in Brooklyn, including mortgage rates, loan calculators, home appraisers, school report cards, and crime reports, please see the Portland Directory page.
If you have more information about Brooklyn and would like to contribute, or if you have photos to share, please email us, or fill out the submission form.
www.portlandneighborhood.com /brooklyn.html   (178 words)

 Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CCINW Oregon Chapter members met together at Hayden’s Lakefront grill in Tualatin Oregon for networking, dinner, and a presentation by Dan Vetter of Vetter Solutions.
At the April meeting Lyle Neville was introduced as the new Oregon Chapter President.
The March meeting was a charity cleaning of the Portland area Ronald McDonald House.
www.ccinw.org /Oregon/oregon.htm   (3417 words)

 oregonrailroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Early settlers claimed the land that became Portland in 1843 and by 1849 the town had grown enough to have a Post Office.
Rail service from Portland to the east opened in 1883 when the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, which went east of Portland along the Columbia River, and connected with the Northern Pacific Railroad at Wallula Junction, which is south of Tri-Cities, Washington.
Portland’s Union Depot, now known as Union Station, was built in 1893 and 1894 to house Henry Villard’s Northern Pacific Terminal Company.
www.pdxhistory.com /pdxtrains/pdxtrains.html   (789 words)

 NCECA STUDIO TOUR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ray brought ceramics to Oregon and set up one of the first glass studios on the west coast.
From central Portland: Take I-5 north, exit at Lombard St westbound, go west on Lombard, pass N Denver Ave, turn right on N Burrage, go to corner of N Terry and Burrage.
This studio is the oldest and largest all clay co-operative studio in the Portland area.
www.oregonpotters.org /NCECA_studio_tour.htm   (1931 words)

 News4Neighbors: Portland, Oregon
Kip Larson/Brooklyn Action Corps Board writes " The Brooklyn Action Corps is proud to have City Commissioner Sam Adams as its featured guest speaker for the March 2006 annual meeting.
Topics are likely to range from the proposed Milwaukie Avenue “Freight Master Plan” to Brooklyn’s access to the Springwater Corridor, a long promised and much desired initiative for the historic Portland neighborhood.
Brooklyn: International Flamenco Artists to Appear in SE Portland
www.news4neighbors.net /index.pl?section=Brooklyn   (520 words)

 Real Estate Agents - CENTURY 21 Rickard Realty - Portland Oregon Real Estate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born and raised in Portland, she is very familiar with the local real estate market.
She knows that buying or selling a home can be a very stressful decision that effects your whole life and thoroughly understands the importance of having a dedicated, hard-working realtor to help with the challenges that go along with the processes involved.
He and his family have lived in the Portland area since 1982 and is well acquainted with the entire Metro area.
www.c21rickardrealty.com /agents.html   (2985 words)

 Boise Weekly - Not Your Everyday Newspaper: Arts: Visual Art: Subversive Needlework
This show, Bjarnadottir's largest to date, is particularly timely as the artist is at a crossroads in her life and career.
Since coming to the United States in 1994 to enter the MFA program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, she has spent most of the past 11 years in this country, and it had a profound impact on her art.
Except for occasional visits home, Bjarnadottir divided her time between Brooklyn and Portland, Oregon, the latter being her base of operations in recent years.
www.boiseweekly.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:158761   (1794 words)

 Lawyers, law officers debate whether a terror cell took root among us --   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Portland FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has spearheaded the arrest of seven Portland Muslims since the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington, D.C. An eighth Muslim suspect is still at large.
The Portland arrests are part of a yearlong roundup of Muslims that has been widely criticized by civil libertarians.
Battle and Ford returned to Portland, where they and Lewis were arrested in their apartments.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/812592/posts   (2149 words)

 OR&N 197   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After retirement, the locomotive was saved from scrapping and was placed on display near Oaks Amusement Park in the city of Portland, Oregon, where she sat near the larger, more modern, 4-8-4 type locomotives SP 4449 and SPandS 700.
The East Portland Traction Co. (now Oregon Pacific), owner of the nearby railroad right of way, had to clear several mudslides the preceding day, but the engine was moved without incident.
The 197 was taken to the Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) Brooklyn Roundhouse in southeast Portland where work is now in progress to return her to operating condition.
home.teleport.com /~rks   (640 words)

 Portland Oregon Real Estate - CENTURY 21 Rickard Realty - Clackamas Oregon
Scott is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn.
In 1993, he followed his desire to go west to the beautiful state of Oregon.
He loves everything about the city of Portland and has become...
www.c21rickardrealty.com   (110 words)

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