Brooklyn's 12th

Brooklyn's 12th "Ice Cream Social" provides cool coda to hot summer

This year’s run of 90-degree days made the Brooklyn neighborhood’s twelfth “Ice...

Going to the theater: Entertainment in early Portland

Going to the theater: Entertainment in early Portland

SOUTHEAST HISTORY When the year 1910 opened, Sellwood was enjoying a time of abundant jobs and...

October 25 is new date for Westmoreland Park Grand Opening

October 25 is new date for Westmoreland Park Grand Opening

The “Grand Re-Opening Celebration” for Westmoreland Park has been moved back to October...

"Dive-in Movies" still make end-of-summer splash

AFTER TWENTY YEARS As Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) begins to button up their outdoor...

Buildings tumble, making way for Woodstock

Buildings tumble, making way for Woodstock "New Seasons"

To make way for a new tri-level 5,000-square-foot New Seasons Market to be built on the southeast...

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Photo Credit: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Presenting Woodstocks self-described Fish Market Five: Two families are proprietors and managers of the new Portland Fish Market on Woodstock Boulevard. From left: Mike and Brandi Shirley, with their daughter Lexi - and Agnes and Ben Berkowitz.
October 03, 2014

Fresh fish market opens on Woodstock Blvd

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
On Friday, August 15th, Woodstock’s new “Portland Fish Market” opened in the retail space previously occupied by the Radio Shack store – at the corner of S.E. 44th and Woodstock Boulevard.…
October 03, 2014

Woodstock "Charrette" contracts signed; new dates set

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Last month’s BEE described a four-day workshop on neighborhood planning (“Charrette visioning planned to refine Woodstock’s growth”) that will take place in Woodstock in October. The Woodstock…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Fire damaged this landmark building at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard; now the property owners are demolishing it to make way for a new commercial center at the site.
October 03, 2014

New commercial center planned on 52nd in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
Now that the building that once housed Mike’s Auto Parts, at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, has been demolished, neighbors have asked about plans for the site. “The property owner is…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The owner of Brew Dr. Kombucha, Matt Thomas, left, stands with Master Distiller Seth OMalley, at the companys new distillery on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn.
October 03, 2014

Brooklyn's "Brew Dr. Kombucha" develops tea distillery

by Rita A. Leonard
During the past eleven years, “Brew Dr. Kombucha”, supplier for Townshend’s Tea Co., has built a remarkable following for its bottled fermented tea. Owner Matt Thomas reveals that as a natural…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Chris Chen, new owner of the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building, says hell bring in a boutique print shop, instead of groceries, and will live in the back.
October 03, 2014

Former Eastmoreland Market faces new and different future

by David F. Ashton
Ever since the “e.moreland market & KITCHEN” abruptly closed its doors on October 20th of 2012, the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building which had served local residents since 1924 has…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - All signs point to volunteers Lauren Gross, Cindy Correll, and Katie Pichette, at the September 14th Sellwood Repair Café at Portland Homestead Supply.
October 03, 2014

Free fixes featured at "Repair Café"

by David F. Ashton
People headed to a special event in Sellwood – carrying toasters, lighting fixtures, and clothing – got quizzical looks from folks shopping on S.E. 13th Avenue on Sunday, September 14th. They…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In the front lobby of St. Agatha Catholic School, new Principal Chris Harris told THE BEE that hes excited about the new year.
October 03, 2014

First day of school, for St. Agatha's new Principal

by David F. Ashton
Clearly, kids coming to St. Agatha Catholic School for the first day of the school year were excited, and perhaps a bit anxious, minutes before the first “class bell” sounded. And so was Chris…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Former Reed Neighborhood Association Chair Gabe Headrick receives a sizzling cheeseburger from chef Mark Gossage at this years neighborhood picnic.
October 03, 2014

Reed neighbors have sizzling street party

by David F. Ashton
Families gathered together under the shade of the big tree in “Cody Park”, which is actually just a neighbor’s yard at S.E. 34th Avenue and Raymond Street, on September 6 for the 2014 Reed…
Photo Credit: LISA HILL - Ted Mahar, with a furry friend in his lap and, inset, the latest collection of his late wifes famous gardening columns, Through the Seasons With Dulcy. Ted still lives in their home in the Garthwick section at the south end of Sellwood.
October 03, 2014

New collection of Dulcy Mahar's garden columns published

by Rita A. Leonard
Gardeners can look forward to a new collection of the late Dulcy Mahar’s advice columns from The Oregonian, gathered by her husband, Ted Mahar, and published by Carpe Diem Books. The Mahars’…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Chiropractor Dr. Todd Turnbull practices what he calls PreActive Stretching techniques on a patient, in his new Brooklyn clinic on S.E. 12th Avenue.
October 03, 2014

Sports-oriented Chiropractor opens practice in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
Newly-opened in the Brooklyn neighborhood is the practice of Dr. Todd Turnbull, DC, a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, at 3205 S.E. 12th Avenue, Suite 400. Turnbull explains that…

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Oct 02, 2014

OCTOBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
in Inner Southeast... OCTOBER 1 Cleveland High volleyball fundraiser. To benefit the Cleveland High volleyball program, the Burgerville diner at S.E. 26th and Powell is donating 10% of all its…
Photo Credit: WUBET MULAT - National Nite Out
Sep 01, 2014

Sellwood Center joins the party

by THE BEE
The "National Night Out" community-building and crime-fighting neighborhood event takes place on or around the first Tuesday evening of August each year, and this year it included Home Forward’s…
Photo Credit: EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS - These two buildings, at the northeast corner of 13th and Spokane Streets in Sellwood, appear headed for demolition. The one on the left, built in 1926, was recently Farmhouse Antiques; the one on the right, dating to 1908, was originally a residence before rezoning to commercial use sometime after the 1950s. The Love Art! Gallery closed in early August after five years in the house.
Aug 29, 2014

Two historic buildings face uncertain future

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
SOUTHEAST HISTORY A long-standing small home and a commercial building on S.E. 13th Avenue may be slated for replacement in the near future. The two structures, at the northeast corner of S.E.…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Love Art Gallery was located in the historic Mordhorst House (est. 1908) at S.E. 13th and Spokane Street in Sellwood. The property is now marked For Sale.
Aug 29, 2014

Sellwood art gallery closes

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood's “Love Art” consignment gallery at 8036 S.E. 13th Avenue, on the corner of Spokane Street, closed on Sunday, August 3rd, after five years in business. Owners Ted and Ruby Madrona…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Part of Multnomah Countys new sales agreement will include that the new owners keep up and improve the look of the venerable Wikman Building.
Aug 29, 2014

Sale of Wikman Building finally underway

by David F. Ashton
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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - University of Portland senior and market intern Rio Marquez-Hammitt shows off the Name the Chicken suggestion box, along with Market Manager Adam Seidman. The chicken to be named is the one on their shirts.
Aug 29, 2014

Chicken-naming progesses at Moreland Farmers Market

by David F. Ashton
More than one person going to the Moreland Farmers Market has been befuddled by their “Name the Chicken” promotion. “I don’t see any chickens pecking around here!” Market Manager Adam Seidman is…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - For Holy Family Catholic Churchs Father Rodel de Mesa, its about connecting spiritually - or with a fun game of basketball.
Aug 29, 2014

New priest welcomed by Holy Family congregation

by David F. Ashton
The 700-family congregation of Holy Family Catholic Church in Eastmoreland has a new spiritual leader: Father Rodel de Mesa. “Formerly, we were called Reverend, but as priests in our church, we…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Carolyn Miye, owner of Sellwoods Oodles 4 Kids, at right, stands with sales clerk Cynthia, whom she describes as her store angel.
Aug 29, 2014

Sellwood toy shop expands; doubles display area

by Rita A. Leonard
Just two years after opening, “Oodles for Kids”, the Sellwood children’s toy and book store, is expanding into the business space next door, virtually doubling its showroom area. Business owner…
Aug 29, 2014

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
...In Inner Southeast Portland SEPTEMBER 2 “Homeschool Book Party” at the Sellwood Library. Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Their ice cream sundaes, served to them at Sundae in the Park in Sellwood Park on August 3rd, delight Lila Ginocchio and Naomi Margolis.
Aug 29, 2014

35th annual "Sundae in the Park" draws big crowds

by David F. Ashton
It was as if everyone in the neighborhood had been simultaneously notified – commanding them to appear in upper Sellwood Park, on S.E. 7th Avenue, at noon on Sunday, August 3. “It was quiet here…