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    July 15, 2015
Page 5
The Law Offices of
Patrick John Sweeney, P.C.
Patrick John Sweeney
Attorney at Law
1549 SE Ladd
Portland, Oregon
(503) 244-2080
(503) 244-2081
(503) 244-2084
NAYA Youth Experience DC
The Native American Youth and Family Center of northeast Portland sent five youth to the first
White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to more than 850
youth telling them how important their heritage is to the nation and that their voice matters. The
youth were excited by the powerful messages that talked about hope, focused priorities, and the
strength of Indigenous people.
Subaru to Build in Gresham
center to bring
50 new jobs
Subaru of America Inc. has
selected Gresham for its new
600,000-square-foot master dis-
tribution center, which it is relo-
cating from Japan to the United
The center will be the anchor
tenant and the most significant
development to date at the Port of
Portland’s Gresham Vista Busi-
ness Park.
“We are thrilled to see Subaru
call Gresham home,” Gresham
Mayor Shane Bemis said of the
development. “Longtime Gresh-
am residents will immediately un-
derstand the significance of seeing
a huge new industrial develop-
ment on the Gresham Vista site,
bringing jobs and vital economic
investment to town.”
Trammell Crow Company is
building the master distribution
center in a joint venture with Clar-
ion Partners and plans to break
ground in August. Subaru will
lease the space, with occupancy
anticipated by October 2016. The
master distribution center for auto
parts - serving regional parts facil-
ities - will sit on 40 acres, allow-
ing for expansion of up to another
235,000 square feet in the future.
The 221-acre Gresham Vis-
Rise Above
C ontinued from P age 3
through Sunday, Jul6 19. Standard entrance rates
the air show will apply, although admission to the
Rise Above Traveling Exhibit is free.
The Squadron’s P-51C Mustang will perform
in the air show and be on static display for up-
close viewing, a rare treat for attendees as it is one
of only a few like it still flying.
“We salute the Commemorative Air Force for
keeping alive the courageous story of the Tus-
kegee Airmen for new generations of Americans
and we are excited for Oregon to experience this
outstanding exhibit,” said Bill Braack, air show
The exhibit features an original short film “Rise
Above,” designed to take the audience on a jour-
ney through time and provide an intimate look at
the struggles and challenges faced by the black
ta Business Park - bounded by
Northeast Glisan Street, Southeast
Stark Street, Northeast 223rd Ave-
nue and Northeast 242nd - is less
than a mile from Interstate 84 and
located within Gresham’s Enter-
prise Zone.
Subaru of America operates an-
other 413,900-square-foot facility
at the Port’s Rivergate Industrial
Park that serves a different func-
tion within its network. That oper-
ation will not be impacted by the
new facility in Gresham, which is
projected to bring as many as 50
new jobs to the area.
Founded in 1968, Subaru of
America Inc. is the U.S. sales
and marketing subsidiary of Fuji
Heavy Industries of Japan.
airmen, who showed extraordinary courage and
strength of character as they fought for their right
to serve our country during World War II.
The theater’s dynamic 160-degree panoramic
screen creates the sensation of being in the cockpit
soaring above the clouds in the P-51C Mustang,
experiencing the excitement and thrill of flying
breath-taking aerobatic maneuvers.
“The exhibit is truly a one-of-a-kind adventure,”
said CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader and P-51C
Mustang pilot Brad Lang. “Kids and adults walk
away from this experience with a greater under-
standing of the history and legacy of the Tuskegee
Airmen. Their story, and that of the CAF Red Tail
Squadron, is a means to inspire them to achieve
their potential. It’s a message that resonates with all
ages because of the unique and interactive way it is
told. It’s an experience not to be missed.”
School, youth and community groups are invit-
ed to contact Air Show staff at 503-629-0706 or
ticketsales@oregonairshow.com to reserve a pri-
vate showing.