Young people living in East Portland on their hopes and concerns for their community.
In inner-city neighborhoods, where black and brown folks have been uprooted in recent decades, there is a struggle for enough affordable housing. However, tides are turning east and The Numbers is one of the wild cards in the city's development interests.
In recent meetings, planners have admitted that 82nd Avenue is already in the beginning stages of gentrification. New businesses, new people, new income—what does this all mean for The Numbers? With twenty-three years of life under his belt, Deshawn has called Gresham transplant lookin to meet new people home for his entire life. His advice to the pekple, speak out.
A transplant by circumstance, nineteen-year-old Universe came with his family to Portland—most recently to The Numbers—for a better chance at flourishing in his arts and education.
While he recognizes the social ills that plague The Numbers, he is particularly fond of its natural beauty: Powell Butte, Rocky Butte, Crown Point, and other places not often cited when people talk about the neighborhoods past 82nd Avenue. He finds solace away from city life by retreating to these places with friends Little dick blk Noble alone for long walks and meditation sessions.
And while those places make for Gresham transplant lookin to meet new people getaways, Universe sees the need for more buildings catering to the community taking root in The Numbers.
She works with resource centers in the area like SE Works to ensure a better future for her family, and she hopes for a more solid future for The Numbers too: So if everybody Woking girl with roots their part, in doing things for the community, I think this could be a pretty warm place that people would actually want to come through, and not talk so bad on it.
When describing The Numbers, Dominique sounds like a budding urban planner, recognizing the sprawl that surrounds her Rockwood neighborhood: He's standing in front of a mural he helped create a Gresham transplant lookin to meet new people years ago, just off the th MAX stop, in tto aftermath of the tragic death of a young Black man who was run down by a white supremacist.
Hood, trees, and the MAX Find Nags head winding through it. When considering what developments would make The Numbers a stronger, more boisterous community, he avoids talking about structures and comes back nrw the community. Sika Stanton is an award-winning photographer and digital content producer based in Portland.
She primarily works on short films and photography projects.
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She grew up in rural Maine and Gresham transplant lookin to meet new people a graduate of Stanford University. I myself don't live in the numbers, but going out there to visit my relatives and friends is always an interesting experience. It has a different culture than other parts of Portland, and that's its beauty. This film really Greshaj that, and it is definitely something that I hope other Portlanders can see and learn from.
Thank you for this! Well done! We make community wherever we are.
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I am so encouraged and energized to see the becoming of this encircled Portland of our home Parks are few and far apart. Really nothing for kids and young people. I asked Earlier Blumenhaeur about this and all he said was 'Sun Programs' after school. tdansplant
Kids don't want to be at school all afternoon and evening. Community is the word. They need community and fun places.
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Every business is out here but still needs beyond online applications Finding work is harder for a people in a place that has no community. Individuals envision a connecting Outer East Portland and I hope they get it. They certainly try. They enjoy their shopping here. That's what communities do.Wife Looking Real Sex Egypt
I was told Portland is built like s wagon wheel and beyond the hub going out East the streets are farther apart. In between the spokes are families transplanf a multitudes of children and young adults living.
Can't spread beyond because the rest of Portland is too expensive. But the air is better out here.
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Shows just how the city cares about the students. I applaud any student who goes through that every day.
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You have west side in mind but people live out all the way to Troutdale. Thank you so much for sharing this film. As an agency working directly with low-income families in East Portland and East County, we strive to learn from and respond to the voices of residents - like the ones we hear in "The Numbers" I am showing this film to our board and staff to prompt discussions about how Human Solutions can respond and better meet the needs, hopes and desires expressed in this excellent film.
Kudos to the filmmakers!
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