At home, sort of, in Skyline country
By Laura Foster, McNamee Rd.
I’ve lived these last 18 years on the Hill and remain periodically unsettled about how far I find myself from many things I love, especially walking in cities, the urban anonymity tempered by the small, warm connections with clerks, fellow walkers, homeowners, homeless folk. An urban walk is my church: where I find inspiration, joy, kindnesses, connections, peace and renewal.
My husband lived here when I met him, and I cannot picture him anywhere but at his McNamee Road heaven. He loved this place at first sight, back when it was a logged off nob. I have come to love it….hanging laundry out at 5 a.m. on a summer morning, skinny-dipping in the pond, lying on the grass and watching clouds in the spring and fall—so unlike Northeast Portland where I’d have to come out of my deep-eaved Craftsman and peer upward to find a patch of sky. >More
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Following is a list of some nonprofit organizations who activities directly affect the Skyline neighborhood, or which have personal connections with Skyline residents. In this season of giving, please help support our local charities that work hard on our behalf. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you know of any other local groups worthy of support, please contact us so we can add them to this list.
Skyline Grange Education Fund
The Skyline Grange functions as community meeting place for our neighborhood that hosts many educational and neighborhood-oriented activities. Donations to its Education Fund help support programs that inform and engage our neighborhood in community building. For more information, contact email@example.com. >More