Driver skids 250 feet - into Sellwood store

Driver skids 250 feet - into Sellwood store

Movie fiction swiftly turned into reality for Sellwood resident Shon Boulden, in the early...

THE BEE investigates: Squatters still settling in Southeast

THE BEE investigates: Squatters still settling in Southeast

You may not have heard much about this problem lately, but it hasn’t gone away. The problem...

Choosing new CHS Principal dominates PPS meeting

Choosing new CHS Principal dominates PPS meeting

Some 75 people turned out for a meeting and conversation with the Portland Public Schools Board...

Confused driver's car hit by Amtrak near OMSI

Confused driver's car hit by Amtrak near OMSI

What started as a Valentine’s Day outing for an elderly couple and their granddaughter...

Activists want bigger, faster effort by Portland to

Activists want bigger, faster effort by Portland to "save neighborhoods"

The neighborhood and preservation activists who are hoping the city will act quickly to slow the...

Sellwood Bridge's eastern abutment readied for new steel spans

Sellwood Bridge's eastern abutment readied for new steel spans

For those who travel over the Sellwood Bridge – or around it, on their way to Oaks Amusement Park...


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Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Gone - but not forgotten.  The cleared site on the northeast corner of S.E. 13th and Spokane Street in Sellwood was reduced to a pile of rubble from Farmhouse Antiques and a cellar hole from the Mordhorst Home, most recently Love Art Gallery. A new mixed-use apartment house with retail on the ground floor will now be built there.
March 06, 2015

Love Art and Farmhouse Antiques deconstructed in Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
The deconstruction of two historic business properties along Sellwood’s Antique Row began in mid-January. The former sites of Farmhouse Antiques, at 8028 S.E. 13th Avenue, and Love Art Gallery,…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - The reported incident, which does not currently rise to the level of being a crime, took place a couple of blocks from Sellwood Middle School. Police are looking into it.
March 06, 2015

Sellwood girl reportedly flees "unwanted contact"

by David F. Ashton
On her way to school, a 12-year-old girl did what police say was the right thing, when she ran away from an unknown man driving a delivery truck near S.E. 17th Avenue and Umatilla Street, at…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - After serving nearly three years in prison for eco-terrorism, Jacob Sherman returned to PSU to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has since become a champion for the citys four ecodistricts, as well as for his own Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
March 06, 2015

Jacob Sherman: From radical activist to Brentwood-Darlington…

by Jennifer Anderson
Jacob Sherman doesn’t have the long, shaggy locks he did fourteen years ago. He isn’t vegan, and he doesn’t go barefoot as he did when following his former friend Tre Arrow, once described as…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - A large window at the Woodstock Laundry is boarded up - after burglars smashed it, to grab the change machine.
March 06, 2015

Burglars bash Woodstock launderette for small change

by David F. Ashton
From the looks of the damage, the burglars didn’t care how much destruction they caused when they backed a truck through a plate glass window, early on Monday morning, February 2 – all to steal…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Guests find its easy to lose their way in this Hall of Mirrors, within the Maze of Illusions.
March 06, 2015

Families find way out of mazes - and learn - in new OMSI exhibit

by David F. Ashton
Visitors to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) are now being challenged to explore 13 interactive labyrinths – to walk through, balance on, and observe – in a new exhibit called…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - At the January 28th planning meeting of the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association, Kathy Orton described the new Adopt-A-Block neighborhood-care program.
March 06, 2015

Brooklyn neighborhood makes plans for disaster - and fun

by Rita A. Leonard
A meeting of Brooklyn neighbors on Wednesday, January 28, at the Thelma Skelton Meals On Wheels Center, focused on identifying issues of concern for the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - A utility repair truck temporarily holds up telephone and cable lines, while a new utility pole is installed to replace the one snapped off at the base near 52nd and S.E. Ramona by a collision involving a minivan, on February 19.
March 06, 2015

Minivan wreck snaps Woodstock utility pole

by David F. Ashton
No one saw it happen – except the driver, of course – but neighbors near the intersection of S.E. 52nd Avenue and Ramona Street were awakened by the sound of a loud crash at 3:30 am on Thursday,…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Librarian Carol Uhte, and Nicole Craigmiles with son Oliver, hold the ceremonial ribbon - as Woodstock Neighborhood Association Chair Becky Luening, with scissors, snips and dedicates the Woodstock Community Information Kiosk.
March 06, 2015

"Woodstock Community Kiosk" dedicated

by David F. Ashton
It took longer than volunteers originally planned, but a new “Woodstock Community Information Kiosk” now stands in front of the Woodstock Community Center just north of Woodstock Boulevard on…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Steve Overton and Marty Richmond show off characters from their show, The Great Race, the show that apparently inspired Stephen Sondheim to write Into the Woods.
March 06, 2015

Sellwood puppeteers an inspiration to major movie musical

by David F. Ashton
They lay no claim to the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” that premiered in 1987, or to the 2014 Disney movie version, but it’s a matter of record that a puppet show by Sellwood-based…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The eastern panels of the Phoenix Pharmacy mural address community entertainment - and offer an image of the original business owner, pharmacist John Leach.
March 06, 2015

Foster-Powell "Window Project" completes first mural

by Rita A. Leonard
A new mural, entitled “Twinkle”, now graces the south and east windows of the historic Phoenix Pharmacy building, at 6615 S.E. Foster Road. Painted mostly in shades of blue, the mural depicts…

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The March 19th program at the AHB meeting in Sellwood spotlights liability risks in operating a business at home, and ways of deflecting them, featuring Portlands Doug Menely.
Mar 06, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
“Avoiding liability issues in home businesses” at AHB. The March meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, this month responds to persistent AHB members’…
Mar 06, 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
Making right turns at red lights We have been so disgusted at the rampant violations of the traffic rule permitting a right turn, after stopping – when the coast is clear – on a red traffic…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SHADE BALDWIN - STOP
Mar 06, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Reflections upon a demolished house Editor, It was around noon on Thursday, February 5th. It was on Miller Street between 11th and 13th. My friend and I parked on that road -- and at the time,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Where once we all drove: With the east side approach section of the old Sellwood Bridge removed in December, construction began on the new east side approach.
Feb 06, 2015

County confirms Sellwood Bridge spending overruns

by David F. Ashton
The construction of a major, high-volume river crossing in one’s own “back yard” is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone in Inner Southeast Portland. With our having covered for you…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Protesters unable to fit into Wydens Town Hall ringed the room, pressing their signs up to the windows.
Feb 06, 2015

Protesters block S.E. 82nd, disrupt Wyden "Town Hall"

by David F. Ashton
Typically busy on a holiday weekend, the Saturday traffic along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses slowed to a standstill on Saturday, January 3rd, starting at about 1 pm, when a group calling itself…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Guests entering the Bible Club across from the Sellwood-Moreland Post Office will be treated to a unique experience - like stepping into a time machine, taking them back to simpler, more elegant, and much less legal times. If youre wondering why we dont have a photo of the owner standing here - he didnt want us to take one! It IS a speakeasy, after all.
Feb 06, 2015

Retro "Secret Speakeasy" comes to Westmoreland

by David F. Ashton
Anyone who has visited the Westmoreland U.S. Post Office building has seen the house across the street – since 1986 until recently, the home of Schoendecken Coffee Roasters. Rose City Coffee…