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Hidden History of Albina tour.

Join Know Your City and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods for a ‘hidden history of Albina’ tour, happening this Saturday, and repeating on February 27 and March 4. Tour destinations include public art, historic buildings, and green spaces. Info and link to tickets for this Saturday’s tour here.



North Williams and Russell Street in Portland, Oregon. Photo taken if 1962. Williams and Russell streets, shown here in 1962, were at the heart of Portland’s Albina district, the home of numerous jazz clubs. The district was wiped out by construction of I-5, the Memorial Coliseum and a plan to expand Emanuel Hospital that ran out of money after the land was cleared.

New book on Portland Black Panthers coming out in the spring.

This spring will see the release of The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City, by Lucas N. N. Burke and Judson Jeffries. The Black Panthers were active in Albina, on both sides of then-Union Avenue (now MLK Boulevard), helping to shape, nourish and defend a community in need. Please read this post by UW Press about the book, and Black Panther activities in Portland.

Portland Community Media feedback session

This Saturday, 12:30 – 3 pm, at Portland Community Media, 2766 NE MLK:

PCM is in the midst of rewriting our policies. We want to make our resources more accessible to the greater Portland area.

So, we’re curious: what has your PCM experience been like? If you’re already one of our community producers, what’s your wishlist for how the organization could change in 2016?

And if you’re a PCM student (or potential student) who never became a producer, we’re curious: what stopped you? Are there any barriers to becoming a PCM producer that we should address?

If you can’t make it, but still have something to say, send an email to, drop your written comments off at the front desk, or comment anonymously here: