City homeless camp near OMSI fast-tracked

City homeless camp near OMSI fast-tracked

Depending upon which Portland governmental official is talking, the City needs as many as 20...

After losing leg in crash, bicyclist looks to the future

After losing leg in crash, bicyclist looks to the future

For a man whose leg was completely severed on May 10 when hit by a truck turning in front of him...

Franklin High School modernization breaks ground

Franklin High School modernization breaks ground

With 17 Portland Public Schools (PPS) having been upgraded in recent years, it’s time to...

Disturbed man, with knife, menaces Brooklyn neighbors

Disturbed man, with knife, menaces Brooklyn neighbors

The peace and quiet of a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Brooklyn neighborhood were disrupted on...

Orange Line MAX train glides through Southeast

Orange Line MAX train glides through Southeast

About two weeks before a TriMet MAX Orange Line train carried Oregon’s Governor and a U.S....

New Sellwood Bridge taking shape

New Sellwood Bridge taking shape

Now that the piers are in place, and the arches have been installed, the new Sellwood Bridge is...

4-H Clubs shine, at 2015 Multnomah County Fair

4-H Clubs shine, at 2015 Multnomah County Fair

The 109th edition of the Multnomah County Fair kicked off at noon on Saturday, May 23rd, drawing...


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COURTESY OF KPTV-12 NEWS - Paramedics tend to the most recent bicyclist struck down at S.E. 26th Avenue at Powell Boulevard. As in the previous cases, a vehicle turning left from 26th struck a bicyclist proceeding with the green light.
July 03, 2015

Another bicyclist injured on Powell at CHS prompts ODOT action

by David F. Ashton
Less than three weeks after a bicyclist lost his leg when hit by a pickup in front of Cleveland High on S.E. 26th Avenue at Powell Boulevard, another bike rider was injured on May 29 at the same…
PHOTO BY DAVID F. ASHTON - Officials say a baby fell from an open window in a top floor apartment, in this building just south of Powell Boulevard.
July 03, 2015

Baby badly injured, after four-story tumble near Powell

by David F. Ashton
After a one-year-old baby fell out of a window, four stories above the concrete surface on which it landed, the 9-1-1 Center was flooded with calls at about 4:30 pm on June 17. Portland Fire &…
DAVID F. ASHTON; INSET COURTESY OF REED COLLEGE WEBSITE - All traffic was blocked for a time, on S.E. Chavez Blvd (39th) at Gladstone Street, after a bicyclist was struck and killed in the intersection by the turning tow truck stopped at left. The victim, Mark Angeles (shown inset), was a highly-regarded 2015 graduate of Reed College.
July 03, 2015

Reed student killed in bike crash right after graduation

by David F. Ashton
A week after 22-year-old Mark Angeles graduated from Reed College with a major in chemistry, the bicycle enthusiast was out for a noontime ride in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. According…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A new TriMet MAX train pulls into the Clinton Street Station, just north of the Brooklyn neighborhood.
July 03, 2015

Youngsters get their first MAX ride in Inner Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Some elementary school “field trips” are better than others. Although the field trip for 250 students and staff members from Abernethy Elementary School was simply to ride on mass transit,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Inch-by-inch, the new high density polyethylene pipe was pulled into the street, nearly a block away from the underground pulling rig.
July 03, 2015

"Sewer-busters" are bursting through Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
“Why is that big black plastic tube running in front of our house for a block on S.E. Lambert Street?” That’s the question Sellwood resident and BEE reader Henrik Bothe asked himself when he…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Winterhaven School student Shea Taylor paddles in his race.
July 03, 2015

Milk Carton Regatta resumes at Westmoreland Park

by David F. Ashton
It was sad, but understandable, that the Rose Festival Milk Carton Races were cancelled last year, while their venue – Westmoreland Park – was being renovated. But the lengthy renovation is…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A wooden concrete form, used to shape the new Sellwood Bridges deck, is hoisted from the work bridge.
July 03, 2015

Sellwood Bridge: Deck forms ready for concrete pour

by David F. Ashton
Construction work on the new Sellwood Bridge project, high over the Willamette River, is moving along rapidly now. But it’s not as visible as are the changes in Sellwood, at the intersection of…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After a motorist narrowly misses running down two Cleveland High School students in the monitored crosswalk, a Traffic Division officer pulls out westbound on S.E. Powell Boulevard.
July 03, 2015

Motorists hurtling past pedestrians get an array of tickets on…

by David F. Ashton
Increasing numbers of crashes involving vehicles with pedestrians and bicyclists along Inner Southeast sections of S.E. Powell Boulevard prompted another “Crosswalk Enforcement Action” on…
RITA A. LEONARD - Newly-elected or re-elected BAC Board members are, from left: Lynn Beadling, Don Stephens, Matt McComas, Mark Romanaggi, Joanna Jenkins, Eric Wieland, and Mike OConnor. Not shown is Stacy Johnson.
July 03, 2015

Brooklyn Action Corps elects new Board, turns to local issues

by Rita A. Leonard
Once a year in May, under the rules of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), the city’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations elect a new Board. For the Brooklyn neighborhood,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Franklin Dance Ensemble performs Tradiciones.
July 03, 2015

Lively "final" show plays at old Franklin High Theater

by David F. Ashton
The final performances of the “Arts Alive!” shows, held on May 29 and May 30 in the Franklin High School (FHS) Theater, gave the aging auditorium a grand farewell. “These shows are really…

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RITA A. LEONARD - A pick-up truck, whose driver suffered a seizure while driving on S.E. Division Street, ran right over a small Toyota sedan and smashed into business at 10th and Division. It took four people to remove the unconscious driver whose foot was stuck on the accelerator.
Jul 03, 2015

Driver with seizure plows over a car and into a store - but no…

by Rita A. Leonard
An apparent driver medical emergency led a GMC pickup truck to cross oncoming traffic at S.E. 10th and Division Street on Wednesday, May 27 – then drive right up over the hood of a sedan parked…
COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE - It may not look trendy, but statistics say it is.
Jul 03, 2015

City mulls policy for trendy area north of OMSI

by Steve Law
Portland’s Inner Eastside “industrial sanctuary” has been a raving success in attracting new jobs throughout the Great Recession. Now the city is finalizing a 20-year land use and development…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Witnesses told THE BEE they were surprised the driver of this truck survived the crash, at S.E. Duke and 82nd Avenue of Roses.
Jul 03, 2015

Truck smash injures driver at Duke and 82nd

by David F. Ashton
For no apparent reason, a large pickup truck veered off S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses at Duke Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, and smashed into a utility pole at 1:13 pm on Tuesday,…
RITA A. LEONARD - Kristyn Westphal, who will be the new Principal at Hosford Middle School when school resumes in the fall.
Jul 03, 2015

New Principal named at Hosford Middle School

by Rita A. Leonard
On July 1, Kristyn Westphal became Hosford Middle School’s new Principal, succeeding Interim Principal John Hinds. Mr. Hinds is a retired Portland Public Schools administrator, who will move on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With ambulances on the way, medical personnel monitor the status of the crash victims, while traffic on McLoughlin Boulevard near S.E. 17th in Westmoreland is at a standstill.
Jul 03, 2015

Three-car, two-injury rear-ender slows McLoughlin Blvd traffic

by David F. Ashton
Traffic in the southbound lanes of S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, just south of the Milwaukie Boulevard overpass, slowed to a stop while emergency first responders attended to a three-car crash on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Lorentz Bruun Constructions operations are carried on by the founders son, Kelly Bruun, and grandsons Mark Bruun, Kurt Bruun and Erik Bruun - shown here atop the new footbridge theyve built for TriMet across the Union Pacific Brooklyn Yard at S.E. Lafayette Street.
Jul 03, 2015

Maker of Brooklyn's new footbridge has long history in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Since 1946, when company patriarch and namesake of Lorentz Bruun Construction started the company after emigrating from Norway, this family-owned Inner Southeast Portland firm has prided itself…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - KILT bartender Angela Helmick told THE BEE nothing like this holdup had ever happened previously during her four years of bartending experience.
Jul 03, 2015

Arrests made in Woodstock armed robbery

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
While most residents were sleeping on Friday, May 24th, at 3:30 am two employees at KILT Irish Pub, Woodstock’s newest restaurant, had pistols thrust in their faces. The business, at 4336 S.E.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Reed College Place was filled with young marchers on June 6th for the annual Duniway Neighborhood Parade.
Jul 03, 2015

Kids' parade celebrates end of school in Eastmoreland

by David F. Ashton
For many of the students of Duniway Elementary School, the annual June Neighborhood Parade is like a field trip, but without leaving Eastmoreland. This colorful, end-of-the-school-year…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Co-authors Woodmere Elementary teacher Molly Thoman Walker and PPB Youth Services Division Officer Dave Thoman autograph the new Police Bureau childrens book, along with new Portland Police Bureau Chief Lawrence ODea III.
Jul 03, 2015

Updated "cop book" unveiled at Inner Southeast school

by David F. Ashton
Bureau: A Kid’s Guide to What We Do” was published, the second edition of this children’s book was unveiled on April 29 at the school where it HYPERLINK…
Jul 03, 2015

Kitchen alarm brings firefighters to Brooklyn

by Eric Norberg
A fire in a fourth-floor kitchen set off sprinklers and an automatic fire alarm at 7:19 pm on Saturday, June 20th, at the Sacred Heart Villa retirement community, 3911 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at…