Category Archives: Woodlawn neigborhood

Portland’s Cannabis Café Closes. NORML to Woodlawn Neighbors: ‘We Should Have Listened’

“We should have heeded the warning,” Madeline Martinez, executive director of Oregon NORML admits. I met her in Woodlawn Park, where she was holding an impromptu meeting for NORML members. The meeting was originally to be held in Rumpspankers—where the Cannabis Café had resided for the past six months, but according to Martinez, the Solomons cancelled the meeting at the last minute, and locked them out of the building. The Solomons were unveiling their plan to continue the medical marijuana café themselves, under the new name, The Vapor Room, and without the support or partnership of Oregon NORML.

Woodlawn School Hopes to Find a Principal with Passion, Experience, and an Understanding of Diversity

Woodlawn Elementary School, in the Northeast neighborhood of Woodlawn, is in the market for a new principal. The current principal, Lemil Speed, will finish this school year, but the process for finding his replacement is already underway. On Wednesday, April 28th, Cynthia Gilliam, Director of Administrative Hiring and Performance Management for Portland Public Schools, led…
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