Amid Poll, state committee votes to not stall 'Historic District'

Amid Poll, state committee votes to not stall 'Historic District'

The issue remains very contentious, as the Poll ballots flood in

Starbucks 'takeover' closes down Westmoreland business district

Starbucks 'takeover' closes down Westmoreland business district

It was the second time, for this pair, of causing this sort of disturbance in Portland

Distraught man, with fake gun, shot in Brooklyn

Distraught man, with fake gun, shot in Brooklyn

Officers can only speculate why the disturbed man pointed a realistic-looking weapon at them

Reed student perishes in off-campus fire

Reed student perishes in off-campus fire

The cause of the fire had not been announced as THE BEE went to press

Big McLoughlin Boulevard paving project gears up

Big McLoughlin Boulevard paving project gears up

For those using McLoughlin Boulevard this spring and summer, there willl be periods of major...

Fall injures Ross Island Bridge painters

Fall injures Ross Island Bridge painters

The mishap occurred during a major painting project on the bridge


SE Portland's Latest News

DAVID F. ASHTON - After running off Johnson Creek Boulevard and hitting a sign and rocks, the unfortunate Toyota Corolla came to a stop.
March 25, 2017

Careening car shoots off Johnson Creek Blvd, smacks boulder and…

by David F. Ashton
A careless driver who left the scene caused damage to another car
DAVID F. ASHTON - Visitors took shelter from heavy rain showers as they walked through and admired this sculpture in front of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
March 03, 2017

OMSI set aglow during second 'Winter Light Fest'

by David F. Ashton
Another notable new festival in Portland has a successful second year
DAVID F. ASHTON - The gymnasium buildings red brick masonry could not withstand the careening Kia.
March 03, 2017

Swerving car rams building on S.E. 50th

by David F. Ashton
An impatient pass turns into a real mess for one driver


March 03, 2017

Discarded cigarette blamed for Brentwood-Darlington house fire

by David F. Ashton
One of the most common causes of house fires in the U.S. is 'smoker's carelessness'; it happened again here
DAVID F. ASHTON - Evidently protected from the impact by the airbags deploying, occupants of both vehicles did not require medical attention.
March 03, 2017

Two SUVs smash at 'dangerous intersection' on 52nd

by David F. Ashton
Three cars tangle in a tilty, sunken intersection in Brentwood-Darllington
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - On Valentines Day, toddlers in the Woodstock Community Center Messy Art class made valentines for their families. Cassandra Sloan-Nicholson, at center, wears proudly the title of Messy Art Teacher.
March 03, 2017

Woodstock, Sellwood Community Centers off cut list; worry remains

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Two heavily used Inner Southeast Community Centers seem saved again for a while
DAVID F. ASHTON - Bullseye Glass Companys Sarah Milliron shows some of their new green glass, made with an ancient process not using chromium - including a sheet of double-rolled opalescent Citronelle.
March 03, 2017

Clean and 'green': Chromium-free green glass now made at Bullseye

by David F. Ashton
With chromium as a coloring agent off the table, the art glass manufacturer has found another way to make green glass
RITA A. LEONARD - Damage to deciduous trees was extensive, in the January snowstorm, near the main entrance to Reed College on Woodstock Boulevard.
March 03, 2017

Reed College trees damaged by snowstorm

by Rita A. Leonard
The smashed trees at the college entrance looked as if a tornado had blown through
DAVID F. ASHTON - Most of Commander Parmans days are spent in meetings, but he says he still enjoys being out on patrol occasionally.
March 03, 2017

New commander assigned to East Precinct

by David F. Ashton
Yet another East Precinct Commander has been promoted to Central Precinct downtown; meet the new guy
DAVID F. ASHTON - Peter Jacobsen shows the layout for a new Annex to the Master Gardners Demonstration Garden at the Learning Gardens Laboratory, across the street from Lane Middle School.
March 03, 2017

Brentwood-Darlington gets sidewalk grant - and a new garden

by David F. Ashton
Pedestrian safety is set to improve soon in a project in Brentwood-Darlington

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MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 48-year-old Franklin Aaron Bearcub is accused of robbing six Portland banks - the last one being the Woodstock KeyBank, on February 11. Hes now in custody.
Mar 03, 2017

Woodstock bank robber captured; another sought

by David F. Ashton
Bank robbery is a federal crime; the penalties are severe. Despite that, Woodstock was hit twice in January.
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Flavel at S.E. 72nd intersection was closed while police investigated the smashup.
Mar 03, 2017

No injuries in Flavel Street intersection crash

by David F. Ashton
There was some debate about which of the two cars ran the red light
COURTESY OF PORTLAND WATER BUREAU - As the water subsides, a neighbors kayak is aground beside S.E. Duke Street.
Mar 03, 2017

Broken main creates 'Duke Street Pond'

by David F. Ashton
It would have been picturesque if it had not been so inconvenient
DAVID F. ASHTON - Sellwood Middle School students presented a giant ceremonial check that will be shared by both the SMS Parent Teacher Association and SMS Foundation.
Mar 03, 2017

Relic of old Sellwood Bridge dedicated in Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
One piece of the railing of the old Sellwood Bridge has been saved
DAVID  F. ASHTON - Workers pour concrete as they complete the sidewalk near the bank of the Willamette River under the new Sellwood Bridge.
Mar 03, 2017

Job done: Detail work completed on Sellwood Bridge

by David F. Ashton
The Sellwood Bridge replacement work is just about complete, now
DAVID F. ASHTON - Paramedic/firefighters and police officers spoke with the apparently-impaired driver of the Ford Thunderbird, seated outside his car - after he was involved in a very low-speed bump into a parked car.
Mar 03, 2017

Dizzy driver has slow-motion car crash on Insley Street

by David F. Ashton
You will seldom behold two automobiles collide with so little impact
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 27-year-old David Alexander Mellis, already wanted for burglary and car theft, faces new charges of robbery and stealing a vehicle in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
Mar 03, 2017

Brentwood-Darlington carjacker caught

by David F. Ashton
A scary incident in Inner Southeast, but the suspect is now in custody
ERIC NORBERG - Now with a new owner - Westmorelands historic Portland Memorial, on S.E. 14th Avenue.
Mar 03, 2017

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Business Briefs -- what's new in Inner Southeast among its merchants
ERIC NORBERG - Kimberly Koehler with BEE staffmember Sable - a long haired German Shepherd, and a very well behaved diner - together, on the porch of the Brooklyn House Restaurant for Sunday Brunch on January 29.
Mar 03, 2017

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
THE BEE asks: Would you enjoy dining out with your dog'?
Mar 03, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Again this month, there are several letters to the editor taking sides in Eastmoreland's Historic District controversy