Disaster preparedness clinic at SMILE Station

Disaster preparedness clinic at SMILE Station

The time to prepare for a major disaster is before it happens

Volunteers plant 'Springwater Meadows' in Sellwood

Volunteers plant 'Springwater Meadows' in Sellwood

The enhancement of the Springwater Trail in south Sellwood takes a step forward

Moreland Farmers Market stays - for a season

Moreland Farmers Market stays - for a season

The Moreland Farmers Market has been at three locations in Westmoreland already -- next year it...

Westmoreland house demolition reveals site of historic bombing

Westmoreland house demolition reveals site of historic bombing

Here's a forgotten page of the history of Inner Southeast Portland...a labor bombing

Bob of 'Red Mill' celebrates 88th year, remembers Sellwood

Bob of 'Red Mill' celebrates 88th year, remembers Sellwood

Bob's rambles took him away from Portland for a while, but he remembers his early days in Sellwood

Southeast's historic homes and neighborhoods

Southeast's historic homes and neighborhoods

As older houses are replaced by newer ones, sometimes neighborhood history is lost


SE Portland's Features

COURTESY OF SETH JOHNSON - Woodstock students dance at Chinese New Year Celebration in the school gym.
March 03, 2017

Woodstock Elementary celebrates Chinese New Year

by Rita A. Leonard
There were two celebrations of the Year of the Rooster in Woodstock this year -- here's the first
DAVID F. ASHTON - Under Milk Wood director Isabele McTighe leads Cleveland High student actors through physical warm-up exercises in preparation for a rehearsal of the play.
March 03, 2017

'Under Milk Wood' on stage this month at Cleveland High

by David F. Ashton
The winter stage play at Cleveland High was written by a poet -- originally, for radio
DAVID F. ASHTON - Rehearsing for the upcoming musical Annie - FHS student actors Kristina Strommer (as Grace Farrell the secretary), Mica Hastings (who plays Annie), and Kieran Andrews (playing Oliver Daddy Warbucks) stroll the streets of New York City.
March 03, 2017

'Annie' romps on Franklin High's stage

by David F. Ashton
The winter stage presentation at Franklin High, on the Marshall Campus this year


RITA A. LEONARD - The owners of the new Coco Donuts shop - now open seven days a week at the south end of the Brooklyn neighborhood on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue - are Ian Christopher, Tevy Hul, and Prak Khou.
March 03, 2017

Coffee and doughnut shop opens on S.E. Milwaukie at McLoughlin

by Rita A. Leonard
Doughnuts and coffee come to south Brooklyn and north Westmoreland -- on Milwaukie Avenue
DANA BECK - The ornate metalwork above the front door of Moreland Frameworks on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue has always been an eye-catcher. Owners Cathy and Rob Blakeslee have retired and closed their store.
March 03, 2017

Moreland Frameworks closes its doors

by Dana Beck
A highly regarded local store's owners have retired, and the building is closed
DAVID F. ASHTON - Lucky New Year Lions, led by the boy Buddha, begin the Lunar New Year celebration at the Woodstock Branch Library.
March 03, 2017

Woodstock Library celebrates Lunar New Year

by David F. Ashton
There were two celebrations of the Year of the Rooster in Woodstock this year -- here's the second
ERIC NORBERG - Outgoing WCBA President, and Woodstock businessperson, Ann Sanderson.
March 03, 2017

Woodstock business leader reflects on district's challenges and…

by Becky Luening
The Woodstock Business owner and former President of the WCBA looks back and ahead
RITA A. LEONARD - Chairman Eric Wieland guided the first Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association meeting of 2017.
February 28, 2017

Brooklyn neighbors started 2017 with a meeting

by Rita A. Leonard
Kicking the year off with the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association
February 25, 2017

MARCH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
Here are some of the things going on in Inner Southeast Portland in March
COURTESY OF GALAXY PHOTOS AND GERRY GRIFFITH - Alice Griffith worked behind the counter of the ByBee Avenue Grocery along Milwaukie Avenue owned by her husband, Esta. Alices job was waiting on customers, filling the call-in orders, and managing the accounts. Her two sons Bill and Gerry helped manage the store, and delivered groceries in the neighborhood. Gerry Griffith remembers making a surprise delivery to Humphrey Bogart and his wife in Eastmoreland! The ByBee Avenue Grocery outlasted the Westmoreland Safeway store, and serviced local customers for close to forty years.
January 27, 2017

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

by Dana Beck
This month, remembering the smaller streetcorner grocery stores that used to be spotted in every neighborhood

Don't miss the local news

ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - The donation box at Woodstock BiMart was piled high with coats donated in the KOIN-TV Holiday coat drive. Eight overflowing boxes were collected at the Woodstock store, and distributed to nonprofit Portland Youth Builders.
Jan 27, 2017

Woodstock BiMart store collects two hundred coats in charity…

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
In one of our coldest winters in years, a local store gathers coats for those who need them
RITA A. LEONARD - Dustin Sherron was awarded Bronze for his entry, Broken Glasses.
Jan 27, 2017

Glass artists display work at 'Bullseye'

by Rita A. Leonard
The art glass company, known worldwide by those who create art from glass, holds an annual art show for its employees
RITA A. LEONARD - Jennifer Faust has opened a sewing studio in her Brooklyn trailer called Aladdin Alterations and Design.
Jan 27, 2017

'Alterations' business opens in Brooklyn trailer

by Rita A. Leonard
You like it, but it doesn't quite fit right. Now you can get it altered at a new Brooklyn neighborhood business
DAVID F. ASHTON - Seeing players using measuring tapes was a common sight at the Rose City Open pétanque tournament, held in late September at Westmoreland Park.
Jan 27, 2017

Pétanque club hosts world-class tourney in Westmoreland

by David F. Ashton
What some might consider an obscure French sport has found many local adherents; it's played at Westmoreland Park
RITA A. LEONARD - New GBBA Board members, joined by Pok Pok Wing restaurant staff, are shown - from left: John Liesman, Treasurer; Jesse Layton, President; Toby Roberts and Elizabeth Jones, from the restaurant; Dan Schmitz, Board Member-at-large; Aliza Tuttle, Secretary; and Melaney Dittler, Board Member-at-large.
Jan 27, 2017

Revived Brooklyn business association elects officers

by Rita A. Leonard
Progress is being made in relaunching a long-moribund Inner Southeast business association
DAVID F. ASHTON - PPB East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Officer Ryan Mele drops donated goods into a Sunshine Division barrel.
Jan 27, 2017

Southeast drug-turn-in and shred event returns

by David F. Ashton
A helpful service has been revived in Southeast Portland -- to help you get rid of unwanted medicine
DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Bottle Shop owner Travis Motter displays an Italian cold-cut sandwich - one of the many deli treats available at his expanded store.
Jan 27, 2017

Sellwood's 'Portland Bottle Shop' adds deli kitchen

by David F. Ashton
A popular wine and beer shop in Sellwood expands its services
RITA A. LEONARD - This huge red-nosed and antlered Christmas spider was an offbeat seasonal decoration in Woodstock in December.
Jan 27, 2017

Huge Holiday Spider in Woodstock recalls legend, sparks reading

by Rita A. Leonard
One Christmas decorating idea in Inner Southeast this year had the potential to really startle passers-by
BECKY LUENING - The neighborhood tableau at the moment of the sixth annual Homestead Schoolhouse Woodstock tree-lighting on December 3rd.
Jan 27, 2017

Woodstock tree-lighting spotlights the season

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The Holiday Season is past, but all the snow lately has helped the memories to linger on....
DAVID F. ASHTON - During her class Introduction to Seed Saving, Portland urban farmer Jennie London sows the idea of stewarding, instead of buying, seeds.
Jan 27, 2017

Seed-saving secrets revealed in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
This particular type of saving seeds does not make use of tiny life preservers or rafts. Find how to save seeds yourself