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It was announced at Shaver Elementary in Portland’s Parkrose neighborhood.  The Zidell family providing a $150,000 check to fill empty bellies in Oregon. The Oregonian announced the gift was announced was announced on the 100th anniversary of Sam Zidells arrival in the U.S. from his birthplace in the Ukraine.  The family owns Zidell Marine. The money will be used to expand a food pantry program that helps families in 6 Multnomah County schools, with an aim to serve 24 more schools in other areas. In Oregon, more than a third of people who consume emergency food box meals are children. The state’s child food insecurity rate is at 29%, one of the highest in the nation.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.