Southeast drug-turn-in and shred event returns

Southeast drug-turn-in and shred event returns

A helpful service has been revived in Southeast Portland -- to help you get rid of unwanted medicine

Sellwood's 'Portland Bottle Shop' adds deli kitchen

Sellwood's 'Portland Bottle Shop' adds deli kitchen

A popular wine and beer shop in Sellwood expands its services

Pétanque club hosts world-class tourney in Westmoreland

Pétanque club hosts world-class tourney in Westmoreland

What some might consider an obscure French sport has found many local adherents; it's played at...

Woodstock BiMart store collects two hundred coats in charity drive

Woodstock BiMart store collects two hundred coats in charity drive

In one of our coldest winters in years, a local store gathers coats for those who need them

Glass artists display work at 'Bullseye'

Glass artists display work at 'Bullseye'

The art glass company, known worldwide by those who create art from glass, holds an annual art...

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

This month, remembering the smaller streetcorner grocery stores that used to be spotted in every...


SE Portland's Features

RITA A. LEONARD - Jennifer Faust has opened a sewing studio in her Brooklyn trailer called Aladdin Alterations and Design.
January 27, 2017

'Alterations' business opens in Brooklyn trailer

by Rita A. Leonard
You like it, but it doesn't quite fit right. Now you can get it altered at a new Brooklyn neighborhood business
RITA A. LEONARD - New GBBA Board members, joined by Pok Pok Wing restaurant staff, are shown - from left: John Liesman, Treasurer; Jesse Layton, President; Toby Roberts and Elizabeth Jones, from the restaurant; Dan Schmitz, Board Member-at-large; Aliza Tuttle, Secretary; and Melaney Dittler, Board Member-at-large.
January 27, 2017

Revived Brooklyn business association elects officers

by Rita A. Leonard
Progress is being made in relaunching a long-moribund Inner Southeast business association
RITA A. LEONARD - This huge red-nosed and antlered Christmas spider was an offbeat seasonal decoration in Woodstock in December.
January 27, 2017

Huge Holiday Spider in Woodstock recalls legend, sparks reading

by Rita A. Leonard
One Christmas decorating idea in Inner Southeast this year had the potential to really startle passers-by


BECKY LUENING - The neighborhood tableau at the moment of the sixth annual Homestead Schoolhouse Woodstock tree-lighting on December 3rd.
January 27, 2017

Woodstock tree-lighting spotlights the season

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The Holiday Season is past, but all the snow lately has helped the memories to linger on....
DAVID F. ASHTON - During her class Introduction to Seed Saving, Portland urban farmer Jennie London sows the idea of stewarding, instead of buying, seeds.
January 27, 2017

Seed-saving secrets revealed in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
This particular type of saving seeds does not make use of tiny life preservers or rafts. Find how to save seeds yourself
January 25, 2017

FEBRUARY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
Events and activities in Inner Southeast Portland taking place in the second month of this year
PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF PORTLAND ARCHIVES - This 1937 Westmoreland photograph was taken near the intersection of S.E. Bybee Boulevard at Milwaukie Avenue, looking north. The Monarch Pharmacy and soda fountain graced the sweeping northeast corner at this intersection, where the Eastside Railway Streetcar either traveled north to the Brooklyn neighborhood, or swung east over the Bybee Bridge to Eastmoreland. A Shell Station provided gas, oil and a lube job if you owned an automobile.
December 24, 2016

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

by Dana Beck
Westmoreland, and the beginnings of a new community north of Sellwood
DAVID F. ASHTON - Visitors admire the FABA Traveling Twiggy Tree before it heads off to its first destination for the season.
December 24, 2016

Foster Road businesses welcome Holidays with tree lighting, and…

by David F. Ashton
Things are brightening up for the season along Foster Road in Inner Southeast
DAVID F. ASHTON - Now on display at the Portland Puppet Museum in Sellwood, Stephen Overton shows Holiday memorabilia from the Howdy Doody Show, and the newly-acquired character Flub-a-Dub, a mythical character made up from parts of six different animals. (Trivia: What did Flub-a-Dub cry out when he was hungry? Meatballs! Meatballs!)
December 24, 2016

New collections for Christmas at Sellwood's puppet museum

by David F. Ashton
Southeast's Portland Puppet Museum has some surprises in store for visitors for the Holidays
DAVID F. ASHTON - The McCloskey English Cottage was one of six homes on display during the 2016 Duniway Holiday Home Tour, benefiting Duniway Elementary School.
December 24, 2016

Hundreds take this year's Duniway Holiday Home Tour

by David F. Ashton
Eastmoreland school fundraiser starts the Christmas season with festivity and cheer

Don't miss the local news

EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS - The entrance to the now-closed Boys & Girls Club, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Rural Street, November, 2016. It is expected that the Club building, which replaced the former Safeway store in 1989, will be demolished in 2017 for a five-story mix of apartments and businesses.
Dec 24, 2016

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
History turns a great circle...what started as residences returns to residential use
DAVID F. ASHTON - Ready to perform at the Southeast Portland Rotary Clubs Holiday Celebration at Oaks Park: Twins Sarah and Sophia Fisher, flanking their mentor, concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer.
Dec 24, 2016

SE Rotary Holiday party raises spirits and funds

by David F. Ashton
The Southeast service club is over fifty years young, but continues to benefit the community while having fun
RITA A. LEONARD - At the charity bazaar, Southeast Portland author and former local TV newscaster Marcia Coffey Turnquist signed copies of her first novel, The God of SnoCone Blue.
Jan 01, 2017

Powell merchant backs craft bazaar to benefit Southeast…

by Rita A. Leonard
Schools have long had fundraising bazaars to benefit themselves; now a merchant has had one to benefit others
DAVID F. ASHTON - Showing THE BEE her poster urging us to Love Loudly is Maria Caudillo.
Dec 24, 2016

Woodstock families make 'Love Loudly' posters

by David F. Ashton
Positive thoughts emerge from a popular Woodstock family spot, in an era of unrest
RITA A. LEONARD - A new Thai restaurant, Pok PokWing, has opened in place of Milwaukie Teriyaki in Brooklyn, a block south of Powell Boulevard.
Dec 24, 2016

'Pok Pok Wing Restaurant' opens in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
A new restaurant replaces an old one in Brooklyn, but an Asian theme continues
COURTESY OF SAM ADAMS - Sam Adams, home in November for a Thanksgiving visit, is shown with his Woodstock parents: His mother Karalie Adams; and his stepfather Stewart Buettner. Sam evidently took this picture while holding his phone somewhere near the ceiling!
Dec 24, 2016

Sam Adams' Woodstock mom: Proud of him

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A Thanksgiving visit by a former Mayor now working in the east gives us a family selfie
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Yoshiharu Tanizawu, a/k/a Tani, and his wife Atzuko Tanizawa, have created sushi and Japanese dishes for Tanis Sushi Bar and Japanese Kitchen in Woodstock for many years.  Their tenure in the neighborhood is coming to an end.
Jan 01, 2017

Woodstock says Sayonara to beloved sushi chef

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A long cherished Woodstock specialty restauranteur retires -- closing his place till the next owner takes over
RITA A. LEONARD - Meet the GBBA Steering Committee: From left, Jesse Layton, Melaney Dittler, and Aliza Tuttle.
Dec 24, 2016

'Greater Brooklyn Business Assn' closer to relaunch

by Rita A. Leonard
Progress report on the proposed reactivation of the long-dormant group
DAVID F. ASHTON - Working the grill is Charles Maes, owner of Canby Asparagus Farm Tamales, who reminds shoppers theyre open year-around in downtown Milwaukie at their restaurant, Casa de Tamales.
Dec 24, 2016

Woodstock Farmers Market closes for the winter

by David F. Ashton
It's the time of year when Farmers Markets close down till spring...but some have been very successful, like this one
RITA A. LEONARD - Erin Scharf, founder of Brides for a Cause, displays some of the discounted wedding gowns in the local Brooklyn showroom.
Dec 24, 2016

Southeast's 'Brides for a Cause' supports charities with…

by Rita A. Leonard
A nonprofit wedding boutique has found a way to meet a need for brides -- and for charities too