Surprise tempest sweeps through Southeast, topples trees

Surprise tempest sweeps through Southeast, topples trees

Forecasters promised heavy rain for the weekend of March 14 and 15, and it came to pass – the...

Burglars strike Southeast's Robotics Team 1432

Burglars strike Southeast's Robotics Team 1432

The former Franklin High School FIRST Robotics Team, “Mahr’s Metal Beavers”, whose...

Eastmoreland neighbors chase and tackle suspected burglar

Eastmoreland neighbors chase and tackle suspected burglar

What transpired in the Eastmoreland neighborhood, on the afternoon of March 6th, gives bona fide...

Brief Woodstock police pursuit ends with car into tree

Brief Woodstock police pursuit ends with car into tree

“The cop certainly had a good view of what happened,” remarked Todd Budding, who lives...

Princess Sierra Hosea to represent Franklin in Rose Festival

Princess Sierra Hosea to represent Franklin in Rose Festival

The last of the 2015 Portland Rose Festival Princess announcements was held at Franklin High...

Cleveland High picks Rose Fest Princess Naomi Tsai

Cleveland High picks Rose Fest Princess Naomi Tsai

At the end of the school day, about 600 Warriors made their way into the Cleveland High School...


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COURTESY OF TIM HILL - World War II dog tags found near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, by Ian MacGregor and Tim Hill will be returned to Northwest soldiers or their families during an April 18 ceremony in Sellwood.
April 05, 2015

WWII dog tags make a 70-year reunion trip from Australia

by Kevin L. Harden
Australian Tim Hill is bringing a few pieces of Northwest military history with him in mid-April when he lands in Portland. Hill, a history buff from the city of Rockhampton in Australia’s…
RITA A. LEONARD - A Toyota sedan parked on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland was crushed by heavy branches blown down from a flowering pear tree.
April 03, 2015

Ides of March greeted by big winds, downed trees

by Rita A. Leonard
March 15th proved to be a wet and unusually blustery day – with trees, limbs, and petals coming down all over town. The combination of wet soils after upwards of three inches of soaking rain,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A pair of cranes lift a new Sellwood Bridge steel segment, weighing in at 150 tons, from a barge on the Willamette River.
April 03, 2015

East-side steel rises on new Sellwood Bridge

by David F. Ashton
The first of the new steel arch spans were plucked off barges and lifted into place on the east end of the new Sellwood Bridge project starting on Tuesday, March 10. “Some of these arch…
RITA A. LEONARD - Looking south along S.E. 17th Avenue, new concrete traffic safety islands have been installed at SE Linn Street. Once motorists have gotten used to the new mid-street curbing, the red warning markers will be removed.
April 03, 2015

Springwater Trail safety concerns result in traffic islands on…

by Rita A. Leonard
Southeast 17th Avenue in Sellwood, south of Tacoma Street, is a busy conduit for drivers from and to Clackamas County, especially in commuting hours. This heavy traffic has led to concerns not…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Oleg Stepanovich Plyushchev is facing trial for selling stolen bikes.
April 03, 2015

Sellwood stolen bike listed on Craigslist; recovered by police

by David F. Ashton
Many stolen bicycles are never recovered, or if they are found by police, it can take months – provided that the serial number is on file. Probably Sellwood-Westmoreland resident Dannelle…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Having aced a regional competition, the members of Classical Ballet Academys ensemble Gongfu now heads for national competition at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York City.
April 03, 2015

Sellwood ballet dancers head for NYC competition

by David F. Ashton
Eight young dancers rehearsing at the Classical Ballet Academy in Sellwood looked as composed and self-confident as dance professionals twice their age, when they greeted THE BEE on March 7th.…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - The accused serial burglar, Jason Aaron Goss, was arrested in the apartment under his parents Sellwood home - where he was found keeping company with whats described as a large amount of stolen property.
April 03, 2015

Rash of burglaries leads to Sellwood man's arrest

by David F. Ashton
A number of break-ins and burglaries apparently were solved in late February, when the Portland Police Bureau sent in its Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to arrest a 35 year old Sellwood…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The incident drew many officers, including a Police Supervisor.
April 03, 2015

Police calm distraught Westmoreland neighbor - and depart

by David F. Ashton
What would ordinarily be a quiet evening for neighbors along S.E. 19th Avenue was disrupted, when Portland Police Central Precinct officers started coming into the area a little after 9:30 pm on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Inspired by Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen, Montana State University student Kelsey Martin learns the basics of archery at Trackers, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, a half block south of Holgate Boulevard.
April 03, 2015

"Camp Fair" highlights Trackers Earth activities in Brooklyn

by David F. Ashton
One of the most unique educational organizations ever, “Trackers Earth” celebrated its tenth anniversary by holding a “Portland Camp Fair” at their new facilities in Southeast Portland -- on…
April 03, 2015

"Get in the van" man reported by Ardenwald Elementary students

by Raymond Rendleman
On Wednesday, March 4th, Milwaukie police took a second report in less than a month about a man in a white van approaching a student at Ardenwald Elementary School. Ardenwald is the northernmost…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - These volunteers, who are behind the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade (and this years banner), say they hope youll reserve Saturday, April 25th, for their ninth annual march.
Apr 03, 2015

Volunteers prepare "Avenue of Roses Parade" #9

by David F. Ashton
The spring season is just beginning, but a group of dedicated volunteers have been working and planning all winter, getting ready for one of the largest outdoor annual events held in Southeast…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Here comes the Sellwood Middle School Band, up S.E. 13th Avenue northward in Sellwood.
Apr 03, 2015

In March, spirit of St. Patrick returns to Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
Clearly, few who participated in the parade or carnival were Irish. Many of the participants and observers weren’t even associated with St. Agatha Catholic School. Nonetheless, a delighted…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Drum performers from Wisdom Arts Academy bring these Good Luck Lions alive, to the delight of the crowd.
Apr 03, 2015

Holgate Library hosts 2015's Chinese New Year celebration

by David F. Ashton
The “year of the sheep” or “year of the goat” – depending upon whichever Asian tradition you choose – began on the evening of Thursday, February 19, as “Nián Jié” – loosely interpreted as…
COURTESY OF VALERIE LYONS - The intersection of S.E. 17th Avenue and Tacoma Street in Sellwood was closed for a time on Saturday morning, March 7th, while first-responders tended to the injured, and police investigated the severe crash.
Apr 03, 2015

Victim pulled from Saturday morning Sellwood smashup

by David F. Ashton
The usually-busy intersection of S.E. 17th Avenue and Tacoma Street in Sellwood is generally fairly quiet on Saturday mornings. But, at 8:22 am on March 7, Valerie Lyons told THE BEE, her…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Behind police-line tape, officers and detectives begin investigating this shooting.
Apr 03, 2015

No injuries reported from Bybee Blvd "gang shooting"

by David F. Ashton
Brentwood-Darlington neighbors poked their heads out, looking for the source of what they believed to be gunshots on S.E. Bybee Boulevard, between S.E. 72nd and 74th Avenues, at 6:24 pm on…
RITA A. LEONARD - Backstop
Apr 03, 2015

Brooklyn School Park backstop repaired after tree fall

by Rita A. Leonard
The tree-smashed metal backstop on the baseball field at Brooklyn School Park, maintained by PP&R, has finally been replaced. Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation assigned a contractor to…
Artist Parker captured the Black Cat Tavern in Sellwood in August 2013; this 100+ year old business was subsequently demolished, and replaced by a four-story mixed-use apartment house.
Apr 03, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Artist Mason Parker moves to Sellwood; paints Oregon series. Mason Parker started doing ink/watercolor paintings of his favorite places and scenery in Massachusetts and Vermont in 1990,…
Apr 03, 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
As spring begins, our thoughts wander After the balmiest winter we can remember in our years in Portland, spring officially arrived on the afternoon of Friday, March 20. It seemed as if spring…
Apr 03, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Thanks, to a Good Samaritan Editor, I received a package in the mail February 21st which had my checkbook in it! A big thank you to whoever mailed my checkbook back to me with a note written on…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SHON BOULDEN - A deflated airbag hangs over the steering wheel, after the driver was removed from the Toyota Corolla he smashed into the Sellwood UPS Store.
Mar 06, 2015

Driver skids 250 feet - into Sellwood store

by David F. Ashton
Movie fiction swiftly turned into reality for Sellwood resident Shon Boulden, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 18. Boulden told THE BEE that he’d stayed up late, watching…