Earth Oven Pizza's ceiling to feature HomePlate mural

 Johnson, HomePlate's volunteer art coordinator (above) works on one of two art tiles for Earth Oven Pizza with a HomePlate youth on one of the two art tiles for Earth Oven Pizza. HomePlate in Hillsboro helps homeless youth in the area. The HomePlate art tiles will become a mural for the ceiling of the pizza restaurant. Photo by Michal Thompson / The ArgusRobin

Johnson, HomePlate's volunteer art coordinator (above) works on one of two art tiles for Earth Oven Pizza with a HomePlate youth on one of the two art tiles for Earth Oven Pizza. HomePlate in Hillsboro helps homeless youth in the area. The HomePlate art tiles will become a mural for the ceiling of the pizza restaurant. Photo by Michal Thompson / The ArgusRobin

Hillsboro will soon have a second community mural. The first, a tile mural created by a vast collection of community members, has been hanging on the wall outside the Sequoia Gallery + Studios on Southeast Third Avenue since April.

The second mural will be inside Earth Oven Pizza on Main Street. But you’ll have to look up.

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Hillsboro nonprofit serving homeless youths looks to Beaverton for second location

A Hillsboro nonprofit that provides showers, food and clothing for homeless youth is planning for a second location in Beaverton.

For the past six months, HomePlate staff members have talked to Beaverton churches, targeting ones near bus stops or MAX stations. None were the right fit, said Bridget Daniel, director of HomePlate.

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Homeless in the Suburbs

This week volunteers across the country will take to the streets to find out how many people are homeless, and unsheltered, in the United States. It’s a biennial count that attempts to paint a picture of who is living on the streets, and in the parks, and in their cars, without shelter. Volunteers ask the people they encounter for some basic demographic information like the first letters of their last name, their first name, their age and gender. It’s a homeless census, if you will.

Read more and listen to the broadcast on opb.org...