Plant sale helps develop Ardenwald's Balfour Park

Plant sale helps develop Ardenwald's Balfour Park

Volunteers for the Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association are still raising money for...

Sellwood and Inner Southeast, as it was 116 years ago

Sellwood and Inner Southeast, as it was 116 years ago

SOUTHEAST HISTORY At the stroke of midnight on December 30th, 1899, what were residents living in...

Annual SMILE Clean-Up still leads the way

Annual SMILE Clean-Up still leads the way

In Inner Southeast Portland, and perhaps in the entire city, the Sellwood Moreland Improvement...

Moreland Farmers Market opens with new vendors

Moreland Farmers Market opens with new vendors

The shoppers at the Wednesday, May 4th, opening of the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market in...

Llewellyn Elementary whips together a street fair

Llewellyn Elementary whips together a street fair

When it’s the “late start” day of the Portland Public Schools month, what’s a...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - BDNA Board Member and volunteer Derek Covey and event organizer Malcolm Hancock take a break during the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up.
June 10, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington neighbors host annual clean-up

by David F. Ashton
Summerlike weather helped boost the turnout of neighbors discarding bulky waste, and made it more enjoyable for the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) volunteers who hosted a…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Many of this years Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance Board members gathered for a photo, during this years Annual Meeting and social mixer at the Sellwood KeyBank branch.
June 10, 2016

Big turnout at SWBA annual meeting

by David F. Ashton
As they’ve done for years, members of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) gathered for their springtime annual meeting, to which all Sellwood and Westmoreland businesspeople are…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The SMS Marching Band plays, as the parade gets underway.
June 10, 2016

Students' march thanks community and fundraises

by David F. Ashton
What started years ago as the “Sellwood Middle School Community Appreciation Day Parade” now has an additional component that volunteers call “Support Sellwood, Celebrate Sellwood” – although…


DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland Garden Club member Susan Hoover checks out sale customer Annie Radecki, who is holding young Alex.
June 10, 2016

Annual plant sale boosts Eastmoreland gardening projects

by David F. Ashton
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Eastmoreland Garden Club Unit #1 again held their annual Plant Sale on May 7 at the petite-sized Eastmoreland Garden Park on S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Shoppers…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - With drink coupons in hand, Venture Portland Business District Organizer & Marketing Coordinator Marina Martinez greets guests at the spring FABA networking mixer.
June 10, 2016

Foster Area Business Association has mixer at the Mercado

by David F. Ashton
The Portland Mercado was bit busier than usual on Thursday evening, May 12, as members and guests of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) held a quarterly after-hours networking event.…
RITA A. LEONARD - This wind spinner, created with rotating metal bowls, changes its apparent shape with the direction of the wind.
June 10, 2016

Unusual wind spinners celebrate spring breezes for Reed neighbors

by Rita A. Leonard
Spring is traditionally a time of wind and rain, mixed with sunshine. As spring blossoms bring color to the area, neighbors experiment with wind features and lawn ornaments. Two Reed neighbors,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A large Le Roy Setziol carving had been hanging in the now-empty space to which Reed College Director of Communications Kevin T. Myers points. This photo was taken before the piece was recovered.
June 10, 2016

Reed College carving stolen - then recovered

by David Ashton
It was no simple task to dismount and make off with the carved wooden panel artwork by Le Roy Setziol, long part of the entry foyer of Eliot Hall at Reed College, sometime overnight on April 30.…
June 01, 2016

June Events and Activities

by THE BEE
IN INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND JUNE 4 Annual Woodstock Community Cleanup day: This year, with the support of SOLVE, today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the day for you to join other community volunteers…
COURTESY OF DALE MATTHEWS - Hey whats that kid doin in the 1938 Chevy? She didnt know about it at the time, but its that Dale Matthews kid, about 12 years old, taking his moms car for another joy ride.
May 06, 2016

Dale Matthews: Once the youngest car salesman in the Northwest

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Those who love cars, and many who don’t, still remember the first auto they ever bought. From a pristine black Studebaker to a 1963 Chevy Impala SS, or a once-in-a-lifetime…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Joe Barter had fun making a Clay Dumpling seed ball at the Llewellyn Earth Day observance.
May 06, 2016

Llewellyn Elementary's Earth Day draws politicians

by David F. Ashton
When school let out for the day on Friday, April 22, the courtyard and Learning Garden at Llewellyn Elementary School on S.E. 14th Avenue in Westmoreland was abuzz with activity. “Today is Earth…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Duniway student Charlie supplies the pedal power, to help his mom - Wendy Foster - make smoothies in a bike-mounted blender.
May 06, 2016

Earth Day 2016, at Duniway Elementary School

by David F. Ashton
Students and parents at Duniway Elementary School on S.E. Reed College Place in Eastmoreland celebrated Earth Day with a number of activities, on the afternoon of Friday, April 22nd. A threat of…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Beversluis family and their friends gather to pose with Mr. Peanut during his brief visit in March to Oaks Park.
May 06, 2016

Nutty icon breezes through Oaks Park

by David F. Ashton
Celebrating his 100th birthday, “Mr. Peanut” and his entourage rolled into historic Oaks Amusement Park on March 19, as they wrapped up their year’s tour of the United States. “We’ve just been…
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,…
COURTESY OF IRENE HYDE LITTLE - The original Hyde family cottage on Lexington Street in Sellwood, completed in 1925.
May 06, 2016

A Sellwood Family's 'Dream House'

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
May is national Historic Preservation Month, and as older buildings go down and new ones go up in Inner Southeast, it has been a relief to visit with the surviving member of a family that has…
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 - A helicopter swoops in over Brentwood Park so that volunteers aboard can shower the area with orange plastic Easter Eggs.
May 06, 2016

Easter eggs again rained down on Brentwood Park

by David F. Ashton
Once again this year, the leaders and congregation of Hope City Church held a “Code Orange Easter” celebration for the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, at Brentwood Park. At the March 19…
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…