Woodstock says Sayonara to beloved sushi chef

Woodstock says Sayonara to beloved sushi chef

A long cherished Woodstock specialty restauranteur retires -- closing his place till the next...

Southeast's 'Brides for a Cause' supports charities with discounted dresses

Southeast's 'Brides for a Cause' supports charities with discounted dresses

A nonprofit wedding boutique has found a way to meet a need for brides -- and for charities too

SE Rotary Holiday party raises spirits and funds

SE Rotary Holiday party raises spirits and funds

The Southeast service club is over fifty years young, but continues to benefit the community...

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

History turns a great circle...what started as residences returns to residential use

New collections for Christmas at Sellwood's puppet museum

New collections for Christmas at Sellwood's puppet museum

Southeast's Portland Puppet Museum has some surprises in store for visitors for the Holidays

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

Westmoreland, and the beginnings of a new community north of Sellwood


SE Portland's Features

DAVID F. ASHTON - Visitors admire the FABA Traveling Twiggy Tree before it heads off to its first destination for the season.
December 24, 2016

Foster Road businesses welcome Holidays with tree lighting, and…

by David F. Ashton
Things are brightening up for the season along Foster Road in Inner Southeast
DAVID F. ASHTON - The McCloskey English Cottage was one of six homes on display during the 2016 Duniway Holiday Home Tour, benefiting Duniway Elementary School.
December 24, 2016

Hundreds take this year's Duniway Holiday Home Tour

by David F. Ashton
Eastmoreland school fundraiser starts the Christmas season with festivity and cheer
RITA A. LEONARD - At the charity bazaar, Southeast Portland author and former local TV newscaster Marcia Coffey Turnquist signed copies of her first novel, The God of SnoCone Blue.
January 01, 2017

Powell merchant backs craft bazaar to benefit Southeast…

by Rita A. Leonard
Schools have long had fundraising bazaars to benefit themselves; now a merchant has had one to benefit others


DAVID F. ASHTON - Showing THE BEE her poster urging us to Love Loudly is Maria Caudillo.
December 24, 2016

Woodstock families make 'Love Loudly' posters

by David F. Ashton
Positive thoughts emerge from a popular Woodstock family spot, in an era of unrest
RITA A. LEONARD - A new Thai restaurant, Pok PokWing, has opened in place of Milwaukie Teriyaki in Brooklyn, a block south of Powell Boulevard.
December 24, 2016

'Pok Pok Wing Restaurant' opens in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
A new restaurant replaces an old one in Brooklyn, but an Asian theme continues
COURTESY OF SAM ADAMS - Sam Adams, home in November for a Thanksgiving visit, is shown with his Woodstock parents: His mother Karalie Adams; and his stepfather Stewart Buettner. Sam evidently took this picture while holding his phone somewhere near the ceiling!
December 24, 2016

Sam Adams' Woodstock mom: Proud of him

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A Thanksgiving visit by a former Mayor now working in the east gives us a family selfie
RITA A. LEONARD - Meet the GBBA Steering Committee: From left, Jesse Layton, Melaney Dittler, and Aliza Tuttle.
December 24, 2016

'Greater Brooklyn Business Assn' closer to relaunch

by Rita A. Leonard
Progress report on the proposed reactivation of the long-dormant group
DAVID F. ASHTON - Working the grill is Charles Maes, owner of Canby Asparagus Farm Tamales, who reminds shoppers theyre open year-around in downtown Milwaukie at their restaurant, Casa de Tamales.
December 24, 2016

Woodstock Farmers Market closes for the winter

by David F. Ashton
It's the time of year when Farmers Markets close down till spring...but some have been very successful, like this one
December 12, 2016

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
What's going on in Inner Southeast from mid-December until February
COURTESY OF GARRY WILSON  - In the early 1900s, telephone service was expanding - and workers were installing telephone and power poles across Americas open land at a time when few roads were paved or passable in the winter. This team or gang of linesmen was stringing wires beside the Columbia River, barehanded. Garry Wilsons grandfather, Franklin Wilson, who once lived in Sellwood, was one of the men in this picture.
November 26, 2016

Telephones opened the modern era in Inner Southeast

by Dana Beck
Memories of Southeast History this month takes us into the transformative effect of telephone service

Don't miss the local news

RITA A. LEONARD - Former GBBA President David Weislogel addressed those gathered at True Brew Coffee on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue to consider reviving the long-dormant Greater Brooklyn Business Association.
Nov 26, 2016

Attempt underway to revive Greater Brooklyn Business Association

by Rita A. Leonard
Brooklyn's business association is out of mothballs and trying for another takeoff
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Wright family - Barbara, Oliver, Mitchell, and Ramona - were given the honor of carrying the Monster March banner as the parade set out.
Nov 26, 2016

Westmoreland 'Monster Marchers' dodge raindrops

by David F. Ashton
The weather is often an issue, but the marchers shake it off every year and enjoy the parade
RITA A. LEONARD - Bungalows exhibit shorter, boxy style with exposed, often ornate rafter-tails. Wide porches with heavy columns are also frequent features.
Nov 26, 2016

Brooklyn history takes a stroll

by Rita A. Leonard
Much of Inner Southeast's history is still there, if you're willing to look for it...
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - In front of the mural, as it was being painted next to Cloud City Ice Cream, were members of the Woodstock Stakeholders Group, from left: Erin Beauchamp, Red Fox Vintage; Angie Even, a building owner; Elisa Edgington, WNA; Bryan Gilbert, Cloud City; Laurie  Flynn, Delta Café; Gene Dieringer, Bi-Mart and Safeway blocks; Kevin Myers, Reed College - and the mural artists, Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski.
Nov 26, 2016

Murals to define and brighten Woodstock

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Woodstock's future: More murals on the neighborhood's walls supported by the business community
DAVID F. ASHTON - Joan Smith and Peter Ford begin their special Halloween edition of Story Time at the library.
Nov 26, 2016

Woodstock celebrates its traditional Hallowe'en

by David F. Ashton
It starts with storytime, includes treats from businesses, and ends with a party
RITA A. LEONARD - Artist-actor-model Brandon Gruber was introduced at the Rose City Coffee fundraiser by the shops October artist of the month, Jenna Palomino.
Nov 26, 2016

Down Syndrome celebrity appears at Westmoreland fundraiser

by Rita A. Leonard
A fundraiser, and a consciousness raising experience, in Inner Southeast
DAVID F. ASHTON - Viking Melissa Long offered kids the opportunity to dip into her Mystery Box for a prize or candy, at the Brentwood-Darlington Spooktacular.
Nov 26, 2016

'Spooktacular' haunts Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
The spirit of the harvest season means fun in Brentwood-Darlington
RITA A. LEONARD - Lance Wright can view the blossom on his twenty-one-foot-tall agave - when he climbs up to his upstairs porch!
Nov 26, 2016

Botanical 'wonder garden' on S.E. Gladstone Street

by Rita A. Leonard
Turning a yard into a botanical display in Creston Kenilworth
RITA A. LEONARD - A new mural at Brooklyn House Restaurant features organic vegetables.
Nov 26, 2016

Brooklyn House Restaurant installs mural

by Rita A. Leonard
Food figures into this decorated wall near Southeast Powell Boulevard
DAVID F. ASHTON - One with a babe in arms, this group of participants walks toward the Hawthorne Bridge as part of the 2016 Harvest Hustle fundraiser for OHSU, on the sidewalk near OMSI.
Nov 26, 2016

'Harvest Hustle' strolls through Inner Southeast

by David F. Ashton
The seasons inspire walks and runs at every time of year