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Youth, elders share art at Care Center East
Measure 37 regs proceed, CascadeStation evolves
Mid-county Memo Community Awards set this month
Art at Parkrose Community Fair’s heart
City looks at 122nd Ave. development options
Veteran receives Purple Heart
Young women given opportunity and community service awards at banquet
Developer Gilbert proposes four-story building at 102nd and Pacific Street
Governor says amen to ending hunger in Oregon
Menlo Park Flowers features creativity, experience
Chess team scores big at ‘Super Nationals’
Past Memo photos celebrate 20th anniversary

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Although a pleasant thoroughfare now, construction work to upgrade Sandy Boulevard in Parkrose took months. Readers of the Memo may remember that it also took literally years for business owners and the city of Portland to agree on just what needed to be done to Sandy Boulevard to improve it. This photo was taken during the summer of 1998.
In our story in February 1998, “Ed’s House of Gems, just a stone’s throw away,” we featured Ed’s House of Gems at 7712 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The interesting retail store has “everything for the rock hound,” as the establishment promotes itself.
It was a cold and windy day in February 1991 when demolition crews began the sad task of razing the symbol of the Gateway area, the huge arches heralding Fred Meyer’s Gateway Complete Shopping Center. Memo photographer and then Managing Editor Rich Riegel spent the entire afternoon watching and capturing the scene for posterity. By the way, the Gateway Complete Shopping Center was Oregon’s first shopping center, predating the Lloyd Center.
This look back at photographs in the Mid-county Memo is dedicated to the
founders of the newspaper, Tom and Marcia Pry.
MEMO PHOTOS: RICH RIEGEL
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