A Ferry Landing, a Park, and a Factory: What's in a Name?

A Ferry Landing, a Park, and a Factory: What's in a Name?

SOUTHEAST HISTORY The evening of Thursday, February 25, 2016, when the old Sellwood Bridge was...

Foster-Powell Community Garden has raised beds to rent

Foster-Powell Community Garden has raised beds to rent

Would-be gardeners in Inner Southeast who have despaired at the long waiting list for official...

New Creston-Kenilworth Mexican restaurant holds Grout School fundraiser

New Creston-Kenilworth Mexican restaurant holds Grout School fundraiser

“Rocio’s Restaurant” opened less than a year ago, offering a menu of “Mexican...

Homecoming - for an Oaks Pioneer Church painting

Homecoming - for an Oaks Pioneer Church painting

For a period of 32 years, an insurance company called Integon – that became GMAC, and is now...

Young Holy Family inventors show brilliant solutions

Young Holy Family inventors show brilliant solutions

Young inventors and scientists happily helped demonstrate experiments, and showed off their...

Foster Road 'pub crawl' planned for summer

Foster Road 'pub crawl' planned for summer

The evening of February 9 was a joyous occasion at the Foster Area Business Association (FABA)...


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May 01, 2016

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN MAY

by THE BEE
IN INNER SOUTHEAST MAY 6 Portland Public Schools “Greenthumb” plant sale: The PPS “Greenthumb” Community Transition Program will be hosting its annual plant sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - A recent potluck at Inner Southeast Portlands Woodstock Community Center brought together people interested in permaculture. Organizer Marisha Auerbach, standing in background) lives in Woodstock, and gives classes on the topic in Portland and Forest Grove.
April 01, 2016

'Potluck and Permaculture' in Woodstock

by Elizabeth Usser Groff
On a recent Sunday evening, twenty people who were interested in permaculture gathered at the Woodstock Community Center for a potluck dinner. One might ask, “What is permaculture?” Marisha…
DAVID F. ASHTON - At this years Llewellyn Elementary School Auction and Studio 54 dance party, Tony Starlight and his AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show band got folks up and dancing.
April 01, 2016

'Studio 54' party boosts Llewellyn programs

by David F. Ashton
Some of those going roller skating at historic Oaks Amusement Park on the evening of February 27 rubbed their eyes – as they saw carloads of “party people” dressed as if it were the 1970s…


RITA A. LEONARD - Reed neighborhood resident Shari Lane has just published her second middle-grade novel, The Unfairy Tale: Audreys Turn.
April 01, 2016

Reed neighborhood author Shari Lane: New youth novel

by Rita A. Leonard
Four years ago when Reed neighborhood author Shari Lane published her first novel for middle grade readers, “TheUnFairy Tale [THE BEE, March, 2012], she was already working on the sequel. Now,…
RITA A. LEONARD - You may spy this mini glass fairy totem pole in a garden on S.E. Rhine Street.
April 01, 2016

Brooklyn's totem poles are telling stories

by Rita A. Leonard
Totem poles are a Native American art form specific to the Pacific Northwest. These figures stacked atop one another symbolize historic events or clan figures of significance. Historically,…
March 31, 2016

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
In April, in Inner Southeast APRIL 2 Rhododendron and Daffodil Show and Sale: The Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and the Daffodil Society present the annual Rhododendron…
COURTESY OF THE BECHTOLD FAMILY - Here the family takes a break on the cross-country drive to Portland by car, and with the hand-crafted camper which - placed on a flatbed truck - helped move them west. This contraption provided room for a wringer washer machine, a Singer sewing machine, four adults, twelve children, and - wait a minute, Wilbur - could that be a horse sticking its head out the camper window??
March 04, 2016

The Bechtold Bunch of Clatsop Street

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY When Michael Bechtold was told by his doctor that he had acute asthma, and needed to move to a healthier climate than he could find in South Dakota, it was a surprise to the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Community Business Association President Ann Sanderson spends a moment with Venture Portland Executive Director Heather A. Hoell.
March 04, 2016

Southeast party celebrates Portland business districts

by David F. Ashton
Venture Portland (formerly known as APNBA), now funded by the Portland Development Commission, celebrated its third decade of supporting neighborhood business associations and providing them…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - As a toddler, Ana Moran began cooking with her mother in El Salvador. Now, her new food cart in front of The Joinery is bringing those flavors to Woodstock.
March 04, 2016

Woodstock's food cart diversity increases at The Joinery

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The food cart phenomenon in Portland is not going away any time soon. The popularity of good food for a little less money appeals to neighbors, and the variety of cultures represented seems…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Reed College Professor of Music Virginia Hancock, retiring at the end of the current academic year, reflects on her quarter-century of teaching at the school.
March 04, 2016

Retiring Reed Professor enjoys her last ROMP

by David F. Ashton
The whimsically named “Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha” – its acronym is ROMP – is an interdisciplinary symposium on music and the liberal arts and sciences, presented by Reed College in…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Llewellyn Principal Joe Galati stands with the dances founders - Bryan and Amanda Buck, and their daughter and Llewellyn student, Graceyn.
Mar 04, 2016

Valentine "Small-Tall Ball" raises excursion funds for Llewellyn

by David F. Ashton
For the second year, parents of Llewellyn Elementary School students held a fundraiser to help defray the costs of a two-night trip. They call the all-volunteer event the “Small-Tall Ball”.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Llewellyn Elementary School fifth grade students of Marty Crousers class show some of the Valentine cards theyd made for Westmoreland businesses.
Mar 04, 2016

Westmoreland businesses receive students' Valentines

by David F. Ashton
People on the streets of the Westmoreland business district looked on curiously, as bands of children went in and out of a string of businesses on the afternoon of Friday, February 12. These…
RITA A. LEONARD - Antiques dealer Alan Riehl recently opened his first east-side antique shop, Portland Antique, at 729 S.E. Powell Boulevard, near the east end of the Ross Island Bridge.
Mar 04, 2016

Veteran antiques dealer opens "Portland Antique" in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
Longtime antiques dealer Alan Riehl recently opened a new showroom, just east of the Ross Island Bridge on Powell Boulevard. “I’ve been in business almost 50 years,” he tells THE BEE. “Here,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Steve Sobieszczyk watches, as his daughter Maggie fashions a new game.
Mar 04, 2016

"Make-It Faire" thrives at Arleta School

by David F. Ashton
Continuing a new tradition in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, Arleta School held another “Make-it Faire” on the evening of January 21. “We replaced our Math/Science Night with what we call…
RITA A. LEONARD - A new stone monument now announces the establishment of the Fran and Ed Egan Azalea Garden in 2014.
Mar 04, 2016

Early spring highlights at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens

by Rita A. Leonard
As early as February, blossoms of rhododendrons, azaleas, snowdrops, hellebores, and daffodils were brightening the corners of Portland Parks’ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, on S.E. 28th…