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by:  Portland attorney Donald Grim answers legal questions of concern to home businesspeople in Sellwood on October 20th.

Home businesspeople get legal insights

The monthly meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, meeting at SMILE Station in Sellwood (Tenino and S.E. 13th), on Thursday evening, October 20, features Portland attorney Donald Grim - who invites difficult legal questions of concern to home businesses, and those requiring research can be submitted in advance. Open to all. The meeting is 6-9 pm and includes a buffet supper before the talk. First-time visitors pay the members' rate of $10 at the door. Reservations requested for food preparation purposes; reserve online at: www.AHBoregon.org , or call Eric at 503/232-2326.

'Landlord Study Hall' discusses unauthorized occupants and pets

The free monthly series of talks about issues confronting landlords continues this month 6:30-8 pm on October 12, at the All Saints' Episcopal Church cafeteria, S.E. 40th at Woodstock Boulevard, sponsored by Woodstock realtor Kathryn King. This month's topic is 'unauthorized occupants, unauthorized pets'. Although these forums are free to 'unlicensed individuals', it is necessary to RSVP in order to attend. Call 503/997-9035 to do so.

Designer offers windows seminar at The Joinery

A free educational seminar on Saturday, October 8, at The Joinery in Woodstock is called 'Selecting Perfect Window Treatments for Everyday Living' and will be held from 10:30 am noon. It is presented by Marlys Wiegand of Adrette Designs, 'to show homeowners the latest in window fashion design, and help them avoid costly mistakes'. To reserve your seat, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or telephone 503/675-7750. The Joinery is located at 4804 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard.

New Naturopathic practice in Westmoreland

Kathleen Pratt, ND, advises THE BEE: 'I am a naturopathic physician who has recently relocated my practice into Sellwood- Westmoreland. I have lived here for over six years and am excited now to serve the community that I live in!' Her practice is associated with One Family Medicine LLC, and is located at 6214 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

Free seminar on costly Internet financial hoaxes

On Thursday, October 13, John Molesworth, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Westmoreland, is hosting at his office across from QFC a presentation on 'Avoiding Internet Schemes on Social Networks and Websites'. It's back-to-school time for children and parents; the internet can be a great educational resource, but beware of schemers and hackers! Kyle Kavas from the Better Business Bureau will be there to present tips on how to protect children and other loved ones from identity theft scams and cyber-bullying, too. The free presentation is 6-7:30 pm; complimentary pizza and salad will be provided. Space is limited; for more information or to RSVP, call Roxanne at 503/232-1747 by Wednesday, October 12.

Westmoreland Thai restaurant reopens with new name

The former Papaya Thai restaurant at 7202 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland has changed its name to Manao, which means 'lime/lemon', concurrent with a change of ownership. The new management reports, 'We do Thai food differently than other Thai restaurants around here. We would like to offer new dishes similar to what's offered at Pok Pok.' The hours: Open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11-3; open for dinner Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday 4:30-10 pm.

Tilde features Portland artist in October

'Tilde' in Sellwood will host a First Friday reception for the Portland-based artist Jill Bliss 6 to 9 pm on Friday, October 7th. Her 'Arbors and Avians' show thereafter runs at the store through Monday, October 31st. Bliss is described as 'an imaginative illustrator and capable and conscientious designer who works with eco-friendly materials and local businesses. She draws, paints, creates murals, and executes custom art and design commissions, and her signature style is recognizable in fine retail establishments across town'. The shop is located at 7919 S.E. 13th Avenue; its Internet website is: www.tildeshop.com .

Local band releases new recording

'Leaves Russell', a local band which has gained considerable local recognition since releasing the EP 'Tale of Two Basements' earlier this year, has released a new single, 'That's What I Was Thinking', dubbed at New North Sound in Portland, and mastered at Telegraph Audio. The band announces it has signed with Slipknot Productions, a Portland artist management company, and has performed recently at Mississippi Studios, Doug Fir Lounge, and on October 1st at Alberta Rose Theater. Band member Thatcher Schimd adds, 'Three of us now live in the Sellwood-Westmoreland-Brooklyn area, and our lead singer, Matthew, just started working at the Sellwood New Seasons as a cashier (and the chain just added our song 'La Zona Rosa' to their playlist).' The band's Internet website is: www.leavesrussell.com .

New pet food store opens in Westmoreland

Kristen Larson announces that she has had a dream for 17 years to open a natural pet food store, and on October 8th she will do so - at 7639 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, the former location of Sellwood Cycle Repair (which recently moved to S.E. 13th in Sellwood). Kristen explains, 'I have been working in the pet food and pet supplies industry for 17 years, to gain experience and knowledge in pet nutrition. I am passionate about our companion animals and making sure what they eat is healthy and helps them to thrive.' The store's grand opening on Saturday, October 29th, from 10 to 6. The shop's normal hours are Monday through Friday 10 to 6:30, Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 12 to 5. The local phone number is 971/373-8077.

Portland Waldorf School opens year with roses

Pointing out that it is 'the only accredited Pre K through 12th Grade Waldorf School between Sacramento and Seattle', the Portland Waldorf School - located just south of Sellwood at 2300 S.E. Main Street in Milwaukie - opened its fall school year on September 7th with the 12th graders presented a rose to each new 1st grader. For information about the school, call 503/654-2200.

'The Woods' to host a benefit

Sponsored by KINK/FM, Sunday, October 9th, at 8 pm at The Woods, Brothers of the Baladi will perform in a benefit for The 10th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Foundation, with Pan Mediterranean World Beat group Negara, and featured belly dancers Fanina and Jewels. The Brothers of the Baladi will perform music from their Grammy-nominated CD 'Just Do What's Right'. The Woods is located at 6637 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. Admission is $10 at the door; all donations appreciated. This is a 21 and over show.

'Puppet Theater Studios' open in Sellwood

Steven M. Overton and Martin Richmond tell THE BEE they are 'excited to announce the opening of the Olde World Puppet Theatre Studios in Sellwood. Oregon now has a brand new independent film studio dedicated to family-oriented children's films and books, utilizing all Portland-based talent. We've just released our first book, 'The Enchanted Ring, a Princess's Adventure', and our first DVD, 'Witch Key, a Prince's Adventure'.' Information about both can be found online at: www.belvuria.com . The pair continues, 'The Olde World Puppet Theatre has been Portland's premiere marionette puppet theatre since 1992, performing our own award-winning Tales of Belvuria series, live, up and down the west coast.' In the 1980's the company was based in San Francisco and worked with Macy's and the San Francisco Opera, and later with Disney, various other movie studios, and the Rose Festival. Their address is 906 S.E. Umatilla, and the telephone number is 503/233-7723.

'Vine Gogh' to open in Sellwood

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announces that a new business owned by Kim Pringle, Vine Gogh, at 7956 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood, has applied for a 'new outlet / limited on-premises sales license', which allows the sale of malt beverages, wine, and cider, for consumption on the premises. That business is expected to be open by the first of October. Reportedly, it will be possible to paint while enjoying the new business' beverages.

Costume contest announced before 'Monster March'

On Sunday, October 30th, between 11 am and 2:30 pm - that's just before the 'Moreland Monster March' begins at Llewellyn School at 3 pm - Campbell Salgado Studio in Sellwood invites costumed kids for their fourth annual 'Cobwebs, Costumes, Cameras and Kids' event - where the Campbell Salgado photographers will capture a fun holiday memory that benefits the hungry in our community too. All the profits raised will benefit the Oregon Food Bank - so they are asking everyone who comes to bring 3 non-perishable food items.

Westmoreland's 'Bowser Boutique' to reopen

THE BEE has received an enthusiastic letter from Jenell Rangan announcing that 'thanks to generous benefactor Howard H. - an humanitarian, animal lover, and donor - and awesome new landlord and friend Ken H., I'm about to reopen my Bowser Boutique, and Moreland House Furniture, and Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc., offices. In addition, the new facility will provide a meet-and-greet room for adopters, and a Dachshund Daycare for doxies who need special help with socialization.' The reopened 1,000-square-foot Bowser Boutique will feature many types of dog treats, and many kinds of dog accessories of all kinds. However, Ms. Rangan does not yet reveal when it will reopen or where it will be, so THE BEE awaits that information. She may be reached at 503/313-3220.

'Corkscrew Wine Bar' reveals October performers

Westmoreland's 'Corkscrew Wine Bar' on S.E. Bybee Boulevard just east of Milwaukie Avenue reveals its schedule of performers for the month of October: 10/6 - Adlai Alexander; 10/9 - Caterina New; 10/13 - Boy and Bean; 10/20 - Goose and Fox; and 10/27 - Mario Sandoval Trio. For details, contact the business.

SWBA announces Sellwood-Westmoreland businesses

Chuck Martin, Manager of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance, offers information on new businesses not otherwise yet announced in THE BEE: 'Springwater Pilates and Movement', formerly 'Imago Dei Studio', at 7738 S.E. 13th Ave, provides personal training. The co-owner is Christi Dillon, and she can be reached at 503/880-7358. 'B#1' is a hair studio for men and women located at 7826 S.E. 9th; Bettis Shepherd is the owner; the phone number is 503/810-0063. Dr. John Hardy has taken over the practice of Oleg Reznik at 8083 S.E. 13th Avenue. With a practice in general family medicine, he can be reached at 503/314-5003. 'The Sellwood Tattoo Parlor' has opened at 8236 S.E. 17th Avenue. The owner, Chantel Chan, can be reached at 971/266-8970. 'Picassitos', providing art classes for children and craft classes for adults, has opened at 8021 S.E. 17th Avenue. The owner is Sarah Gault, and the telephone number is 503/895-1882.

'Sellwood Landing' celebrates 100% occupancy

The recently-constructed Sellwood Landing Assisted Living Community on S.E. 17th Avenue in Sellwood reports that it has reached 100% occupancy, and is now starting a waiting list. The event was celebrated with a special reception on September 29th.

Fifth anniversary for Sellwood martial arts studio

'Kim's Taekwon-do' of Sellwood this month is observing its fifth anniversary in Sellwood. The business reports, 'Masters Cynthia and Aaron Brown have been teaching the Korean martial art of Taekwon-do in the City of Portland for almost 20 years; although there are multiple classes around the city, the main studio is the Sellwood location. These growing classes are offered to men, women, and children (no experience necessary).' The school is active in the community, and can be seen participating in many local events', such as the Moreland Farmers Market and Sundae in the Park. Master Cynthia Brown is also is on the Board of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA).

Business moves from Brooklyn to Westmoreland

Transformational Voice Training Institute has moved from its former Milwaukie Avenue location in Brooklyn to 5101 SE 17th Avenue, at Mitchell Street and McLoughlin Boulevard. The Institute teaches voice skills and singing. The Founder and Artistic Director is Linda Brice, M.M, and she can be reached at 1-888/389-9159.

Sellwood gallery announces artists' show

The '12x16 Gallery' at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, Number 5, from October 6 thorugh 30 will showcase the work of two local artists: Photographer Lee Ann Slawson, and mixed media collage artist Israel Hughes. The pair are husband and wife. The public First Friday reception will be October 7, 6-9 pm, and the artists' reception will be Sunday, October 9, 2-5 pm.