Arches installation: New Sellwood Bridge takes shape

“Today is a milestone for the Sellwood Bridge Project,” smiled Multnomah County...

New bridge's crumbling pier not a crisis, despite appearance

New bridge's crumbling pier not a crisis, despite appearance

Shortly after concrete forms were removed from the new Sellwood Bridge project’s bents...

Accused DUII driver smashes into store, waddles away

Accused DUII driver smashes into store, waddles away

Only three weeks after celebrating their fifth year in business, Red Castle Games on S.E. Foster...

SERT arrest shuts down SE 17th Avenue near Garthwick

SERT arrest shuts down SE 17th Avenue near Garthwick

Motorists and transit riders accustomed to using S.E. 17th Avenue during their morning commute...

Impaired driver runs down flagger on Division St.

Impaired driver runs down flagger on Division St.

Those who regularly drive along S.E. Division Street near Warner-Pacific College know it’s...

Thousands welcome Portland Mercado to Foster Road

Thousands welcome Portland Mercado to Foster Road

It did take a little longer than expected for Hacienda Community Development Corporation to turn...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Friends of Multnomah County Fair VP and 4-H Relations Director Mark Thomas, its President Rick Paul, and Board Member Larry Smith, say they are really looking forward to this years fair.
May 01, 2015

Even more exhibits, entertainment at 109th County Fair in Oaks…

by David F. Ashton
Since the fair found a permanent home at Inner Southeast’s historic Oaks Amusement Park several years ago, families are already looking forward to this year’s Multnomah County Fair, running for…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - The Hutch on Holgate has been empty for the past two years, but may soon be a vegan restaurant and marijuana dispensary.
May 01, 2015

Woodstock worries about future of Holgate restaurant

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Concerns about a potential strip club in Woodstock drew fifty people to the Woodstock Community Center on Wednesday evening, March 25th. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association called the public…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL BOOKING PHOTO - 42-year-old Marty Howard Powelson remains in jail in Clackamas County.
May 01, 2015

Careless robbery suspect brings SERT to Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
Brentwood-Darlington neighbors were surprised when police blocked off S.E. 69th Avenue, between Ogden and Cooper Streets, at about 6:30 pm on Friday evening, April 10. Portland Police listed…
DAVID F. ASHTON - S.E. 92nd was closed, just south of Holgate Boulevard and across the street from Lents Park, as a pursuit that started in Vancouver ended violently in Southeast Portland.
May 01, 2015

Two-state chase ends violently on Holgate Boulevard

by David F. Ashton
A Portland woman, reportedly driven to Hazel Dell in Washington State by her boyfriend, didn’t want to continue the trip, on Saturday evening, April 4. About 8 pm, the girlfriend locked herself…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Mikes Auto Parts has been serving customers from a location not far south of Holgate Boulevard, and west of 28th, in the Reed neighborhood, since a fire forced their move. The burned building at 52nd and Woodstock has been demolished, and rumors have suggested the site could be targeted for a city homeless encampment site. Apparently, however, that is not true.
May 01, 2015

Encampment rumors perturb Woodstock

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
People in the Woodstock Neighborhood were surprised recently when the “Portland Mercury” newspaper reported in its March 25th issue that the city was considering a property at the corner of S.E.…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Not many people know that this baseball diamond, and the surrounding area at S.E. Steele and 50th Avenue, is designated as the Woodstock Neighborhood Staging Area during a disaster or emergency - but now YOU do. A May 4th exercise will bring dozens of volunteers to this area, dressed as you see here. It will not be a real emergency - this time!
May 01, 2015

Emergency training coming up - in Woodstock Park

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
When a disaster of some kind happens – such as the enormous earthquake we will most assuredly experience one of these days – we all hope to be prepared enough to survive and help our families.…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTOS - At left is 26-year-old Jarid Dean Easton, who was released on parole by the judge who dismissed all charges but one involving the burglary and pursuit in which he was involved. At right is his companion in the stolen truck, 24-year-old Karissa Rose Wetzel, who was also released, despite her involvement in the pursuit, as well being in the stolen truck, and despite heroin having been found upon her person.
May 01, 2015

Fleeing burglary suspects lead police on miles-long chase

by David F. Ashton
It was 6 am on Tuesday, March 31, when a burglar alarm was tripped at “Maids by Trade”, at 4439 S.E. Johnson Creek Boulevard. East Precinct District officers responded to the small strip mall,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - In the sixth-graders International Space Station, Lilly Mildenberger takes a tour through the eating station. This is an interesting project, especially when thinking about living in zero gravity, she said.
May 01, 2015

Holy Family students shine on "Science Night"

by David F. Ashton
The building was teeming with activity, the evening of April 16, when Eastmoreland’s Holy Family Catholic School presented its 6th Annual “Science Night”. “This is the first year that we’ve had…
KOIN NEWS 6 IMAGE - Police investigate the scene where a man was seen trying to steal wire from electrical boxes.
May 01, 2015

Bad swimmer fails to flee cops in river dive

by David F. Ashton
Folks riding their bicycles just north of OMSI along the Eastbank Esplanade, near the Tillikum Crossing bridgehead on March 29th, called the 9-1-1 Center to report a man who looked to be…
DAVID F. ASHTON - PP&R City Nature educator Gnome (actually, Dee Dee Turner) shows youngsters some of the bugs shes found.
May 01, 2015

"Ladybugs" hike Oaks Bottom to learn nature

by David F. Ashton
Parents from all over Portland, bringing kids two through five years of age, introduce the children to the wonders of nature at the weekly Portland Parks & Recreation…

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MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - The burglary suspect booked into jail was identified as 30-year-old Cruz Ortiz, Jr.
May 01, 2015

Powell Blvd coin store burglar captured

by David F. Ashton
In March, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Burglary detectives were kept busy investigating numerous commercial burglaries along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses. The overnight sneak thieves slipped away…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Battalion Chiefs SUV provides extra air bottles for firefighters as they battle the flames in the Brentwood-Darlington house.
May 01, 2015

Early morning fire chars Brentwood-Darlington house

by David F. Ashton
When Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a house fire at 6901 S.E. Tenino Street on April 5 at 3:57 am, firefighters knew they’d arrived at the right address when they beheld flames…
The May 21 program at the AHB meeting in Sellwood presents as its speaker, Sellwood marketing specialist Sandy Hubbard, offering help in using a common networking tool to gain new business.
May 01, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
A valuable networking tool, and how best to use it – this month, at AHB. The May meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, brings a local online marketing…
May 01, 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
What makes living here so special - and how it all comes down to YOU Your editor grew up in a small town, but his then-radio career took him to bigger and bigger cities – ultimately to the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - S.E. Powell Boulevard was closed eastbound, after a two-car collision during the morning commute on April 2nd.
May 01, 2015

Two-car smashup slows commute on Powell Blvd

by David F. Ashton
Westbound drivers heading for work on S.E. Powell Boulevard on the Thursday morning of April 2nd found their trip slowed – and the eastbound drivers had to detour off Powell at S.E. 52nd Avenue…
Woodstock residents Max and Jack Loch enjoy the old Papaccinos mural that their Dad upcycled, with help from neighbors Greg and Clay Giest.
May 01, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Original Papaccino’s mural rescued Editor, The mural was hanging on the west side of Papaccino’s for years. They removed it to put up a new, larger one. They put it out on Woodstock Boulevard…
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.
Apr 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…
PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL IMMEL - Next to Sellwood Park, a tree toppled across S.E. 7th Avenue at Lexington Street, witnessed by the reader who contributed this photo to THE BEE.
Apr 03, 2015

Surprise tempest sweeps through Southeast, topples trees

by David F. Ashton
Forecasters promised heavy rain for the weekend of March 14 and 15, and it came to pass – the two-day total was around three inches. Then, on Saturday night, the National Weather Service began…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This 2010 photo shows mentor Rebecca LohKamp speaking in the basement lab in Southeast Portland where FIRST Robotics Team 1432 now meets - and where it develops its latest robot for regional competition each year, such as the one next to her. In the background are some members of the team, and other team mentors.
Apr 03, 2015

Burglars strike Southeast's Robotics Team 1432

by David F. Ashton
The former Franklin High School FIRST Robotics Team, “Mahr’s Metal Beavers”, whose dismissal from the campus for reasons never satisfactorily explained were the subject of a past BEE headline…
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.
Apr 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,…