Help Restore 3962 NE MLK

Welcome to CURB PDX where community partners have come together to restore the Burger Barn Bldg so it can be used as a blueprint to stop GENTRIFICATION!

We need community support in order to get this project rolling.  The cost of taxes, legal fees and start up expenses for developing our vision needs to be paid upfront so that we can continue planning and fundraising for the construction and archiving of this community benefit, historical preservation project.  Current support is coming from Bosco Milligan Architectural Heritage Center, Oregon Black Pioneers, King Neighborhood Association, Portland Landmarks Commission, Livermore Architect and Engineering, Maija Anderson, consulting archivist,  Dr. Tanya Gossard and several other organizations who support preservation over demolition. 

It has been said in scholarly circles that leadership and legacy are important aspects of history.  In the poorest neighborhoods in America there is a trend of urban renewal/development which disproportionately affects people who live in poverty or blighted areas. The long term effects of this type of “gentrification” as it is often called is an incredible loss of community tradition, history, and value. The opportunity to engage and educate affected communities through the outreach of this project will help affected communities capture and sustain some of what has been lost, or taken away.
The CURB Project will also promote the value and process of preservation, documentation and conservation. Working with professionals in the tech, education, architectural and preservation industries will allow us to create the opportunity to develop a strong curriculum which will serve as a focal asset to those who are exposed to the project as a career focus. The components of preservation along with the industries involved in the process has synergy and relativity across the S.T.E.A.M. focus.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math is leading educators toward vocational systems, labs etc… as a way to teach millennial students.


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    • $20 
    • 63 mos
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    • $50 
    • 66 mos
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Teressa Raiford Mazique 
Portland, OR
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