Reed physics major turns tango teacher in Southeast

Reed physics major turns tango teacher in Southeast

Argentine Tango is different from the kind you think of -- but it's worth finding out about

Llewellyn Elementary's student voyagers hold 'Sailing Day'

Llewellyn Elementary's student voyagers hold 'Sailing Day'

Sailing the seas in their imagination -- and in their classrooms -- students learn about explorers

Foster-Powell Community Garden survives cold and snowy winter

Foster-Powell Community Garden survives cold and snowy winter

It seemed an antic idea -- a community garden planted on top of an asphalt parking lot. But it works

FABA: Businesses learn Foster Road rejuvenation delayed

FABA: Businesses learn Foster Road rejuvenation delayed

Although the upgrade of Foster Road still evokes emotions pro and con, FABA rolls on, and has a...

Volunteers again clean up Johnson Creek's watershed

Volunteers again clean up Johnson Creek's watershed

You clean up around the river -- and it gets dirty again. Happens every year. So, every year...

Southeast History: Sellwood in the Roaring 1920's

Southeast History: Sellwood in the Roaring 1920's

This month: What Inner Southeast was like, one hundred years ago


SE Portland's Features

RITA A. LEONARD - Su Jin and Minki Kim have opened the new Sushi Shoko Restaurant on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, in the same spot as the former Tanis.
April 01, 2017

Sushi Shoko Restaurant opens in Woodstock

by Rita A. Leonard
The name has changed, but Woodstock's sushi continues to please, and in the same location
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Sumner College nursing students in front of Woodstock Grand Central Bakery, where they sold art and asked for donations as a fundraiser for local low-income mothers and children. Woodstock resident and nursing student Marlena Egle, with whom we spoke, is third from left.
March 31, 2017

Nursing students hold frosty fundraiser in Woodstock

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A Southeast money-raising effort spotlights the work of an area nonprofit
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Matt Glynn [left] and James Emond love working at The Missing Link. Owner Emond says, What is good for our customers and community is good for The Missing Link.
March 31, 2017

Woodstock's bike shop: 'The Missing Link'

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
As one bicycle shop leaves Woodstock, the other rises to prominence


RITA A. LEONARD - Mike Goodwin is Taproom Manager at Ross Island Brewings new location at 730 S.E. Powell Boulevard.
March 31, 2017

Local brewer opens taproom on Powell Blvd

by Rita A. Leonard
A brewery opens a new taproom for the Brooklyn neighborhood
RITA A. LEONARD - The shiny new Brooklyn Yard Apartments on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at McLoughlin opened with a party on February 3.
March 31, 2017

Grand opening art party opens 'Brooklyn Yard Apartments'

by Rita A. Leonard
The building looks industrial -- reflective of the nearby trainyard -- but the inside is inviting
RITA A. LEONARD - Cleveland High School student Jimmy Tang, at right, makes Chinese Rooster hats for Gabriella, 9 and Romana, 3 (this is the Chinese Year of the Rooster).
March 31, 2017

Sellwood's 'Oodles 4 Kids' celebrates Diversity Day

by Rita A. Leonard
There are many ways to celebrate diversity, and Oodles in Sellwood showed how it's done
RITA A. LEONARD - Creston-Kenilworths December Tree Planting Class was presented by, from left: Mason Wordell, PP&R Tree Planting Coordinator; Friends of Trees representative Rudy Roquemore; and Jim Gersbach, from PP&Rs Urban Forestry Center.
March 29, 2017

Wider species of trees contemplated for Creston-Kenilworth

by Rita A. Leonard
With the citywide street tree inventory done, neighborhoods are considering how to improve arboreal diversity
March 28, 2017

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
Inner Southeast's Events and Activities for the month of April
DANA BECK - Some historic neighborhoods can be defined by its collection of individual homes. Thats the case of these bungalows, with Craftsman characteristics, in the historic east-side Irvington District.
March 03, 2017

Southeast's historic homes and neighborhoods

by Dana Beck
As older houses are replaced by newer ones, sometimes neighborhood history is lost
DAVID F. ASHTON - Ready to carry out more buckets of mulch are the Springwater Meadows project co-coordinators Elizabeth Milner, at left, and Nanci Champlin.
March 03, 2017

Volunteers plant 'Springwater Meadows' in Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
The enhancement of the Springwater Trail in south Sellwood takes a step forward

Don't miss the local news

DAVID F. ASHTON - The Moreland Farmers Market plans to reopen on this Portland Memorial parking lot for its 2017 season, but it may be looking for a new location next year.
Mar 03, 2017

Moreland Farmers Market stays - for a season

by David F. Ashton
The Moreland Farmers Market has been at three locations in Westmoreland already -- next year it may be at a fourth
EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS - This 1910 house, at 1611 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, was demolished in February of this year. With that lot cleared, the mostly hidden house visible to the right, behind what had been Dral Cleaners, became visible across the now-empty lot.
Mar 03, 2017

Westmoreland house demolition reveals site of historic bombing

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
Here's a forgotten page of the history of Inner Southeast Portland...a labor bombing
COURTESY OF SETH JOHNSON - Woodstock students dance at Chinese New Year Celebration in the school gym.
Mar 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 - Bob Moore spent his 88th birthday with friends, in what he calls his favorite place - his own Bobs Red Mill store, southeast of Sellwood, on Highway 224.
Mar 03, 2017

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

by David F. Ashton
Bob's rambles took him away from Portland for a while, but he remembers his early days in Sellwood
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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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 - American Red Cross Cascades Region AmeriCorps associate Rachael Gernhart shows off one of their agency's Emergency Supplies starter Kit bags - which you can find, with more information, online at: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon.
Mar 03, 2017

Disaster preparedness clinic at SMILE Station

by David F. Ashton
The time to prepare for a major disaster is before it happens
DAVID F. ASHTON - Lucky New Year Lions, led by the boy Buddha, begin the Lunar New Year celebration at the Woodstock Branch Library.
Mar 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