At the Blazers Boys & Girls Club on MLK Boulevard:


Nest midwifery opens on MLK

A company specializing in birth services, Nest Midwifery, has opened an office in the building that houses the Echo Café, at 2225 NE MLK.  They opened their doors during September. It’s worth stopping into Echo, by the way, and visiting the restrooms to see photos of the building in days long gone by.

Albina Head Start opens location on MLK

Albina Head Start has opened the ‘Carolyn Young Center’ in the office building at 4219 NE MLK (corner of Skidmore and MLK).  Carolyn Young taught for Head Start for thirty-six years, and died in 2004 at age fifty-five.

This building was last used by the Oromo Evangelical Church, until this summer; it was purchased by the Portland Family of Funds for just over a million dollars in 2007.

VoA car wash, yesterday

The Volunteers of America held a car wash on the corner of MLK and Sacramento yesterday, on the side where a building that stood for decades was torn down last year (you can read Roy Roos’ article on the building here). The VoA run a men’s residential treatment center at 2318 NE MLK.

2627 NE MLK

The storefront at 2627 NE MLK is presently available for lease. This space last held the offices of the Christ Community Ministries, an organization that developed out of the Christ Community Church, founded by Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. and which sought to address hunger concerns in Portland. I’m unable to determine when the CCM closed up, though the ‘for lease’ signs appeared only within the last month: