Concern: Eastmoreland sequoias may still be felled

Concern: Eastmoreland sequoias may still be felled

Questions arose about the redevelopment of the property at 3646 S.E. Martins Street in...

Sweltering summer heat

Sweltering summer heat "here to stay" in Inner Southeast

With Inner Southeast Portland in the grip of a summertime heat wave, many residents and business...

Illegal fireworks spark July 5th Sellwood house fire

Illegal fireworks spark July 5th Sellwood house fire

Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house on fire at 1665 S.E. Harney at 12:11 am on July...

Boys find, and tote home, a bomb from Oaks Bottom

Boys find, and tote home, a bomb from Oaks Bottom

On July 13th, as part of an evening’s adventure exploring Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, a few...

Biker kills pedestrian on Holgate - and flees

Biker kills pedestrian on Holgate - and flees

It’s not just cars hitting bicyclists, in Southeast Portland. On the Fourth of July, at...

Tacoma Street now veers north at Sellwood Bridge

Tacoma Street now veers north at Sellwood Bridge

As the month of July began, drivers and pedestrians using the Sellwood Bridge noticed a...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Meet the 2015 Blue Kangaroo Fast Pitch team (back row, from left): The coaches - Matt Herman, Nate Hyde, Mike Rose, and Chris Maykut; (middle row, from left): Ryen Ryno Herman, Jerica Jet Baker, Ally A-train Hyde, Ashleigh Smash Geyler, Brooke Bear Poff, Luna Lunatic Fost; and (front row, from left): Hayley Haybomb Poff, Sofia Fireball Maykut, Gabriella Gabs Ventura, Anne Crazy 8 Brauckmiller, Selaam Swagger Ferdig, Lucy Lu Rose.
July 31, 2015

Sellwood girls' softball team has winning season

by David F. Ashton
When they practice throwing, the 10-year-old members of the “Blue Kangaroo Fast Pitch” team fling the softball with swiftness and accuracy; they catch the ball just as easily. The eleven players…
DAVID F. ASHTON - In Woodstock, Portland Police Bureau East Precinct Sergeant Debbie Steigleder stretches her legs, before resuming her patrol.
July 31, 2015

"Sergeant #1" protects Southeast Portland

by David F. Ashton
AN EVENING ON PATROL With the retirement of Portland Police Bureau Sergeant John Anderson not long ago, the title of the Bureau’s “Sergeant #1” was passed on to Deborah “Debbie” Steigleder, who…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - A commercially-sold tool to detect counterfeit money is a counterfeit detector pen.  If the bill turns yellow where marked, say their manufacturer, it is legitimate. Some neighbors say counterfeiters have found ways to defeat these pens, however.
July 31, 2015

Counterfeit cash turning up in Inner Southeast

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
We like to think of yard sales as wholesome, fun events. And for the most part they are. And we tend to trust our money. But it is important to know that counterfeit money is circulating in the…
COURTESY OF MARCELA VILLAGRáN - This picture of the Cleveland Warriors, taken at their County Finals, includes (bottom, from left): Quinten Johnson, Roman Jensen, Wes Shipsey, Wade Shroedel, Will Koch; (middle row, from left): Keilan Davison, Evan Williams, Luke Foley, Ben Lyons, Mathew Chan, Lucas Geren. Their coaches are standing behind them. Not pictured: Jeremy Falk.
July 31, 2015

Southeast boys' baseball team scores successful season

by David F. Ashton
The “Cleveland Warriors” baseball team had a very successful summer. These aren’t Cleveland High School students, however. They’re members of the formerly named “Sellwood Baseball League” –…
ERIC NORBERG - Insley Demolition
July 31, 2015

Demolition, in small bites

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A small house bought by a developer to make way for a three-story apartment house, on the northeast corner of S.E. Insley and 18th in Westmoreland, became a nuisance for its neighbors as a…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A highlight of the show was the car brought by The Hot Rod Lady - Joyce Johnson - who showed off her 1929 Model A roadster pickup, the Cherry Bomb.
July 31, 2015

Cruise-In spotlights Foster Road district

by David F. Ashton
Beautiful weather brings out car enthusiasts and spectators for Southeast Portland events – such as the 2015 Foster Road Cruise-in. The weather was perfect on Sunday, July 12th, as the owners of…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Fully-equipped SERT officers walked into the cordoned-off area, as the incident continued.
July 31, 2015

Cops coax peaceful end to Springwater hostage standoff

by David F. Ashton
An incident that started with a handful of Portland police officers keeping an eye on a house in the northeast corner of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, and grew to a full Special…
RITA A. LEONARD - The painters of TriMets new Holgate mural, from Fontana Studios, left to right: Zach Yarrington, with his dog, Victor; Blaine Fontana; and David Rice. Not shown is Gage Hamilton, who also participated.
July 31, 2015

New TriMet mural on Holgate traces transportation history

by Rita A. Leonard
A five foot high, 250-foot-long mural – newly finished on Holgate Boulevard at the corner of S.E. 17th Avenue – traces Portland’s transportation history, from pioneer horses to the new MAX line.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After walking from sunrise to sunset on June 21, in their fund-raising walkathon Dawn to Dusk for Dougy, Tatyana and Richard Sundvall ended their journey at Sellwood Park.
July 31, 2015

Local couple walks dawn-to-dusk for Dougy Center

by David F. Ashton
A couple turned their near-obsession for walking in Portland into a fundraiser for Inner Southeast’s Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families. Although Tatyana and Richard Sundvall live…
July 31, 2015

Independence Day brushfire near Ross Island Bridge

by Eric Norberg
At 3:08 pm on July 4th, firefighters were dispatched to a small brushfire on the bluff below McLoughlin Boulevard, a short distance south of the Ross Island Bridge, near the Springwater Trail.…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Neighbors examine the wreckage of two SUVs, which collided on the evening of July 6th at S.E. 70th and Duke.
Jul 31, 2015

"Hidden stop sign" blamed for Duke Street wreck

by David F. Ashton
A two-vehicle crash disturbed the tranquility of the summer evening on July 6 at the intersection of S.E. 70th Avenue and Duke Street – an intersection that marks the dividing line between the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Bridge Swim organizer and founder Marisa Frieder - here, ready to start this years event.
Jul 31, 2015

Eleven-mile river swimmers dive in at Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
The thought of running an entire eleven miles is something that typically only occurs only to athletes. But on July 12, nearly had 80 people signed up to swim the eleven-mile Willamette River…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A Portland Police Officer talks with the driver of the car who hit the bicyclist - whod apparently swerved into her path.
Jul 31, 2015

Inattentive bicyclist struck in Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
Emergency first responders were sent out to a “bicyclist struck” on Tuesday, June 23, about 2:15 pm, at the intersection of S.E. 52nd and Flavel Street. The rider, along with his damaged…
This graphic will help you find the local businesses participating in the MAX-themed contest.
Jul 31, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

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Opening of MAX line Sept. 12 preceded by contest. TriMet announces that, as part of the opening festivities for the new Orange “Inner Southeast” MAX light rail line, it is sponsoring a contest…
Courtesy of Dana Beck and the SMILE History Committee, this photo, taken when the Westmoreland district was just being laid out, shows mostly pastureland. There are two different stories as to where this arch, erected in 1909, was placed, but both agree we are looking east across Milwaukie Road here. One says we are looking east along what would become ByBee - but, it seems to us, the track of this road would already have been better established than this. The story other puts it a block north, near todays LoLos Westmoreland Barber Shop and Fat Alberts Restaurant. If that story is right, those faint markers may show where Glenwood Street was supposed to be - but now is not.
Jul 31, 2015

Drawing the line in Sellwood and Westmoreland

by Eric Norberg
Your editor has been in charge of this newspaper since September of 2000, and in the fifteen years since then, one question has been posed of us more often than any other that we have not, so…
MICHAEL BOLSEY - Low water
Jul 31, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Low water already, in the Willamette Editor, I kayak quite often. This spring the water was lower than I’ve ever seen it, and it’s been getting progressively lower all summer. This picture was…