New Portland crematorium angers neighbors

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Residents of Portland's Montavilla neighborhood are unhappy about a new crematorium in their area.

For the past seven months, a small group of residents have worked to curtail the grim duties carried out most days at Cremation and Burial Care of Oregon.

"I just don't think it's appropriate," says Ted Whitney, 60, who for the last seven years has lived on NE 79th, just southwest of the pink building. "I don't think it's a small thing they're operating a furnace like this in our neighborhood without any public notification whatsoever."

Whitney and others worry about harmful particles that might accompany the incinerator's emissions. They complain of a "sickly sweet" odor and point out Vestal School is less than a block away. They also post videos to YouTube of black smoke pouring from the crematory's stack (something crematory experts say shouldn't happen).

Read more at The Portland Mercury.

 

More Articles

Queen of Resilience

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Astrid Scholz scales up sustainability.


Read more...

Green workplace 2.0

Linda Baker
Thursday, May 28, 2015
IMG 2808BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Reinventing capitalism. Office dumpster divers. Handprints versus carbon footprints.


Read more...

6 key things to know about summer baseball in Oregon

The Latest
Friday, June 05, 2015
basedthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.


Read more...

Sun set

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night. 


Read more...

Efficiency Boost

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

How conservation stimulates the local economy.


Read more...

Nine lives

Linda Baker
Friday, May 22, 2015
0f4f7bfBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.


Read more...

Photo Diary: Forest Grove Farmers Market

The Latest
Thursday, May 14, 2015
IMG 8469BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS