Dale Matthews: Once the youngest car salesman in the Northwest

Dale Matthews: Once the youngest car salesman in the Northwest

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Those who love cars, and many who don’t, still remember the first auto...

Llewellyn Elementary's Earth Day draws politicians

Llewellyn Elementary's Earth Day draws politicians

When school let out for the day on Friday, April 22, the courtyard and Learning Garden at...

Earth Day 2016, at Duniway Elementary School

Earth Day 2016, at Duniway Elementary School

Students and parents at Duniway Elementary School on S.E. Reed College Place in Eastmoreland...

Nutty icon breezes through Oaks Park

Nutty icon breezes through Oaks Park

Celebrating his 100th birthday, “Mr. Peanut” and his entourage rolled into historic...

A Sellwood Family's 'Dream House'

A Sellwood Family's 'Dream House'

May is national Historic Preservation Month, and as older buildings go down and new ones go up in...

Easter eggs again rained down on Brentwood Park

Easter eggs again rained down on Brentwood Park

Once again this year, the leaders and congregation of Hope City Church held a “Code Orange...


SE Portland's Features

RITA A. LEONARD - Mayoral candidates Jules Bailey, Ted Wheeler, and Sarah Iannarone appeared at the March Brooklyn Action Corps meeting, and answered questions from those present.
May 06, 2016

Brooklyn's annual cleanup coming May 14

by Rita A. Leonard
The Chair of the Brooklyn neighborhood association, the Brooklyn Action Corps, Eric Wheelan, opened the organization’s March 23rd monthly General meeting, by introducing BAC’s newsletter editor,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Focused on her task at this years SMILE Easter Egg Hunt in Westmoreland Park was Lillian Watts.
May 06, 2016

Generations return for Westmoreland Easter Egg Hunt

by David F. Ashton
There was excitement in the air as families gathered at the south end of Westmoreland Park on the morning of Saturday, March 26; members of the Portland Oaks Bottom Lions Club had been spreading…
RITA A. LEONARD - Rachel, 4, and Madison, 5, advertised the Brooklyn Easter Egg Hunt.
May 06, 2016

Brooklyn's kids flock to third annual Easter Egg hunt

by Rita A. Leonard
After a week of rainy Spring Break days, Brooklyn neighborhood kids were ready for the excitement of their third annual neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. The event, sponsored by Mosaic Church and…


DAVID F. ASHTON - Guests at Oaks Amusement Park try out the new family-friendly Tree Top Drop thrill ride.
May 06, 2016

Historic, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park gets new family thrill…

by David F. Ashton
At the north end of the eleven-decades-old nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood, near the entrance to the Roller Rink, visitors are already lining up take a twirl on the “Tree Top Drop”…
May 06, 2016

BOOKMARK

by Larry Will, Sellwood Branch Library
Poetry, storytelling, and more coming to Sellwood-Moreland Library All branches of the Multnomah County System, including Sellwood-Moreland Library and Woodstock Library, will host some very…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With an enthusiastic and reassuring smile, artist Raina Imig begins teaching her Intuitive Painting in Watercolors class at the Woodstock Branch Library.
May 06, 2016

Stormy day: The setting for 'Intuitive Painting' in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
A stormy Saturday afternoon seemed an appropriate occasion for area residents to come to a class in watercolor painting. At the Woodstock Branch Library, on a weekend not long ago, students came…
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.…
COURTESY OF SMILE HISTORY COMMITTEE - An unnamed photographer captured for history the final crossing of the Sellwood Ferry, The John Caples, on December 15, 1925. The nearby barge is loaded with sawdust from the adjacent East Side Lumber Mill.
April 01, 2016

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

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
SOUTHEAST HISTORY The evening of Thursday, February 25, 2016, when the old Sellwood Bridge was forever closed to traffic and the new bridge was not yet open, was pleasantly strange: Rain free; an…
RITA A. LEONARD - At Rocios Mexican Restaurant on S.E. Gladstone Street, the site of a recent successful Grout School fundraiser, Shift Manager Iraq Camacho and owner Rocio Meza flank the wooden el tigre statue in the entryway.
April 01, 2016

New Creston-Kenilworth Mexican restaurant holds Grout School…

by Rita A. Leonard
“Rocio’s Restaurant” opened less than a year ago, offering a menu of “Mexican comfort food” that has won repeat customers in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. On February 22nd, the restaurant…
DAVID F. ASHTON - SMILE Board Member, and Chair of the Church Committee Nancy Walsh, left, accepts the original painting of the Oaks Pioneer Church from NGIC Director of Sales Jessie Hillman and Operations Manager Ian Vickrey.
April 01, 2016

Homecoming - for an Oaks Pioneer Church painting

by David F. Ashton
For a period of 32 years, an insurance company called Integon – that became GMAC, and is now National General Insurance Company (NGIC) – commissioned local artists around the country to paint…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Fifth-grader Margaux Johnson showed off her invention, Flashy Feet - slippers that light the way at night, preventing the stubbing of toes - or falling downstairs.
Apr 01, 2016

Young Holy Family inventors show brilliant solutions

by David F. Ashton
Young inventors and scientists happily helped demonstrate experiments, and showed off their inventions, at the Holy Family Catholic School Science Family Fun Night on the evening of March 2.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - FABA President Matthew MiÄ?etić and VP Laura Kropf accepted the big check from Venture Portland, dedicated to supporting their marketing efforts, from FABA Business District Organizer and Marketing Coordinator Marina Martinez.
Apr 01, 2016

Foster Road 'pub crawl' planned for summer

by David F. Ashton
The evening of February 9 was a joyous occasion at the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) Annual Meeting, held again this year at “Carts on Foster”, 5205 S.E. Foster Road. Time allowed for…
RITA A. LEONARD - The Foster-Powell raised-bed Community Garden presents a bright welcome to the community and passers-by on Powell Boulevard.
Apr 01, 2016

Foster-Powell Community Garden has raised beds to rent

by Rita A. Leonard
Would-be gardeners in Inner Southeast who have despaired at the long waiting list for official city Community Garden plots now have an alternative. As THE BEE has been reporting for some time,…
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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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,…
Mar 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…