City homeless camp near OMSI fast-tracked

City homeless camp near OMSI fast-tracked

Depending upon which Portland governmental official is talking, the City needs as many as 20...

After losing leg in crash, bicyclist looks to the future

After losing leg in crash, bicyclist looks to the future

For a man whose leg was completely severed on May 10 when hit by a truck turning in front of him...

Franklin High School modernization breaks ground

Franklin High School modernization breaks ground

With 17 Portland Public Schools (PPS) having been upgraded in recent years, it’s time to...

Disturbed man, with knife, menaces Brooklyn neighbors

Disturbed man, with knife, menaces Brooklyn neighbors

The peace and quiet of a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Brooklyn neighborhood were disrupted on...

Orange Line MAX train glides through Southeast

Orange Line MAX train glides through Southeast

About two weeks before a TriMet MAX Orange Line train carried Oregon’s Governor and a U.S....

New Sellwood Bridge taking shape

New Sellwood Bridge taking shape

Now that the piers are in place, and the arches have been installed, the new Sellwood Bridge is...

4-H Clubs shine, at 2015 Multnomah County Fair

4-H Clubs shine, at 2015 Multnomah County Fair

The 109th edition of the Multnomah County Fair kicked off at noon on Saturday, May 23rd, drawing...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland artist Dana Lynn Louis was on hand at the TriMet MAX Orange Line Bybee Station to oversee the installation of her public art there - in glass.
June 05, 2015

Vibrant glass artwork installed at Bybee MAX Station

by David F. Ashton
Those who drive across the Bybee Bridge have probably noticed the “glass artwork” being installed at, and above, the TriMet MAX “Orange Line” Bybee Station. The etched glass walls of the…
ERIC NORBERG - Gas Main
June 05, 2015

Gas main break briefly halts sewer project in Westmoreland

by Eric Norberg
The ongoing two-year sewer repair project in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood was briefly halted on Monday morning, May 18, when BES workers damaged a gas pipe while excavating on the 5900…
RITA A. LEONARD - Tammy ONeill has been named Cleveland High Schools new Principal in June, with the retirement of Paul Cook.
June 05, 2015

Tammy O'Neill named new Principal at Cleveland High School

by Rita A. Leonard
Cleveland High School will have a new Principal in June, following the retirement of Paul Cook. Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith announced that Tammy O’Neill, currently…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Retiring Cleveland High Principal Paul Cook tells THE BEE that hes enjoyed his time at the school because of the strong support of staff, parents and students, past and present.
June 05, 2015

Principal Paul Cook bids adieu to Cleveland High "family"

by David F. Ashton
For more than a dozen years, Paul Cook has been the boss at Cleveland High School. Before school let out for the summer, and his years as Principal came to an end, Cook sat down to talk about…
ERIC NORBERG - When his Ford Ranger slammed into the back end of a Darigold semi-truck-trailer, 38-year-old Michael Seamus McCoy died at the scene - at McLoughlin Boulevard and S.E. Milport Street.
June 05, 2015

Driver dies after slamming into truck on McLoughlin

by David F. Ashton
Southbound traffic came to a standstill on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, starting about 3:15 am on Monday, April 20, after a SUV smashed into the back of a semi-truck, which had reportedly been…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - Nine Cleveland High graduating athletes say theyre ready to compete in college sports!
June 05, 2015

Cleveland High proud of grads signed to play college sports

by David F. Ashton
As the lunch bell sounded at Cleveland High School (CHS) on May 15, nine graduating students took seats at library tables. “These are student athletes who will be going to colleges, and playing…
COURTESY OF KOIN NEWS 6 - The building that broke the fall of the allegedly carjacked SUV was unoccupied at the time, officials say.
June 05, 2015

Milwaukie carjacker speeds thru Southeast; crashes off Hawthorne…

by David F. Ashton
After a joyride through Sellwood, Westmoreland, and Brooklyn, which started with an alleged carjacking at Milwaukie Providence Hospital, a commandeered Toyota Sequoia careened off the Hawthorne…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Brooklyn neighbor Nils Tillstrom displays for THE BEE his Portland Police Bureau Commendation Medal, after the ceremony.
June 05, 2015

Brooklyn neighbor awarded a police medal

by David F. Ashton
Twice a year, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) holds a public awards ceremony, at which it honors both sworn and civilian employees, and also members of the public. Starting off the May 6th…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Students from Sellwood Middle School display their thank you signs during the Community Appreciation Day Parade.
June 05, 2015

Middle school parade delights Sellwood, Westmoreland

by David F. Ashton
It’s been a long-standing tradition for Sellwood Middle School’s students and staff to march through the streets, led by their famous marching band, as the end of the school year nears. “Three…
COURTESY OF ANA HULSE - This rear window at the Steampunks Coffee stand, on S.E Holgate near McLoughlin Boulevard, was shattered during a May 4 break-in.
June 05, 2015

"Smash and Grab" at Steampunks Coffee on Holgate

by Rita A. Leonard
When Ana Hulse, owner of the new “Steampunks Coffee” stand at S.E. 12th and Holgate Boulevard, came to work on the early Monday morning of May 4th, she found that someone had smashed in the back…

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CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 PHOTO  - In the early morning darkness, these are remains of two of the seven trucks that were charred in an overnight million-dollar fire in a trucking contractors parking lot at S.E. 23rd Avenue and Clatsop Street on May 19th.
Jun 05, 2015

Huge truck fire on Clatsop Street called "accidental"

by David F. Ashton
Witnesses who saw the fire which lit up the night sky may be surprised to learn that the blaze that destroyed seven dump trucks in a 1:30 am blaze on Tuesday, May 19, has been ruled…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Franklin High School was graduating senior Victor Otero raps an original song about his recent life.
Jun 05, 2015

Franklin High student, once a dropout, wins talent prize

by David F. Ashton
The third annual citywide “Talent Within” competition, hosted by the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation and the Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, returned to East Portland’s City Bible…
RITA A. LEONARD - Keith Miyakawa cleans up where a TriMet bus shelter had been demolished by a drunk driver collision on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn.
Jun 05, 2015

DUII demolishes bus shelter on Milwaukie Avenue

by Rita A. Leonard
Keith Miyakawa is one of those people who work at making the world a better place. On the morning of Saturday, April 25, he was busy sweeping up the shattered glass at what remained of a TriMet…
Biz Briefs
Jun 05, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Staying fit – while working at home all day – this month, at AHB. The June meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, brings Tina Rea – whose specialty is…
Jun 05, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Editor, Several weeks ago I received a postcard warning me that this was my final notice if I wanted to sell my home. Final notice? This sounded serious, so I reread the post card carefully. …
Jun 05, 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
Reducing dirty diesel emissions in Inner Southeast The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently won a grant request for $1.5 million dollars from the EPA in Washington, DC –…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After police took the armed robbery report from an employee of this neighborhood market, they left the area, looking in vain for the suspects getaway car.
Jun 04, 2015

Brentwood-Darlington store robbed at gunpoint

by David F. Ashton
With “shots fired” reported in the area, Portland Police East Precinct officers converged on the ASAP Market, at 7407 S.E. 52nd Avenue, at 3:23 pm on Saturday, April 25. “A store employee said…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A Portland Police Bureau officer examines the wrecked motorcycle, after the rider who crashed into the rear of a stopped pickup had been loaded into a waiting ambulance.
Jun 04, 2015

Distracted motorcycle rider slams into truck on SE 52nd

by David F. Ashton
Just as the sun was setting, on the evening of Wednesday, April 29, S.E. 52nd Avenue was shut down while emergency first-responders tended to a seriously injured motorcycle rider. According to…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 34-year-old Timothy Justin Hillard was arrested on several charges after speeding away down McLoughlin from a Westmoreland traffic stop.
Jun 04, 2015

Fleeing driver captured after pursuit down McLoughlin

by David F. Ashton
What started out as a routine traffic stop by Portland Police Central Precinct officers at 6:15 am on Monday, April 20, turned into a chase along S.E. McLoughlin Avenue that extended into…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - A Find My iPhone App installed on the three stolen Sprint iPhones led police directly to burglary suspect Joseph Russell Anderson, 24, who is now in jail.
Jun 04, 2015

Burglars hit Inner Southeast strip mall twice

by David F. Ashton
Four days apart, two burglars broke into stores in the strip mall at the former site of the original Tom Peterson’s store on the southwest corner of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and Foster Road.…