Another bicyclist injured on Powell at CHS prompts ODOT action

Another bicyclist injured on Powell at CHS prompts ODOT action

Less than three weeks after a bicyclist lost his leg when hit by a pickup in front of Cleveland...

Baby badly injured, after four-story tumble near Powell

Baby badly injured, after four-story tumble near Powell

After a one-year-old baby fell out of a window, four stories above the concrete surface on which...

Reed student killed in bike crash right after graduation

Reed student killed in bike crash right after graduation

A week after 22-year-old Mark Angeles graduated from Reed College with a major in chemistry, the...

"Sewer-busters" are bursting through Sellwood

“Why is that big black plastic tube running in front of our house for a block on S.E....

Milk Carton Regatta resumes at Westmoreland Park

Milk Carton Regatta resumes at Westmoreland Park

It was sad, but understandable, that the Rose Festival Milk Carton Races were cancelled last...

Sellwood Bridge: Deck forms ready for concrete pour

Sellwood Bridge: Deck forms ready for concrete pour

Construction work on the new Sellwood Bridge project, high over the Willamette River, is moving...

Youngsters get their first MAX ride in Inner Southeast

Youngsters get their first MAX ride in Inner Southeast

Some elementary school “field trips” are better than others. Although the field trip...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland neighbors hope to stop the felling of these three giant sequoia trees, each estimated to be 150 years old.
July 31, 2015

Concern: Eastmoreland sequoias may still be felled

by David F. Ashton
Questions arose about the redevelopment of the property at 3646 S.E. Martins Street in Eastmoreland, when Everett Custom Homes of Beaverton purchased it on April 1st on a Warranty Deed for,…
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 - National Weather Service Hydrologist Andy Bryant, at the National Weather Service facility near the Portland Airport, says he sees more hot weather ahead this summer.
July 31, 2015

Sweltering summer heat "here to stay" in Inner Southeast

by David F. Ashton
With Inner Southeast Portland in the grip of a summertime heat wave, many residents and business managers are making an extra effort to stay cool till the heat breaks. However, according to…
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

by (none)
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 - Illegal fireworks are thought to have ignited bushes that set a neighbors car on fire, as well as badly damaged a classic Sellwood home.
July 31, 2015

Illegal fireworks spark July 5th Sellwood house fire

by David F. Ashton
Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house on fire at 1665 S.E. Harney at 12:11 am on July 5th, little is officially known about the blaze that torched this classic home, built in 1908.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Two members of the 142nd Oregon Air National Guard Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team walk out of the yard carrying the potential military bomb inside a metal container.
July 31, 2015

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

by David F. Ashton
On July 13th, as part of an evening’s adventure exploring Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, a few Sellwood-area boys took a shortcut up to the north end of Sellwood Park, along a permanently closed…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police and paramedics responded to Holgate Boulevard at S.E. 60th, after a woman was run down by a motorcycle and fatally injured.
July 31, 2015

Biker kills pedestrian on Holgate - and flees

by David F. Ashton
It’s not just cars hitting bicyclists, in Southeast Portland. On the Fourth of July, at about 10 pm, a pedestrian walking along S.E. Holgate Boulevard, in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, was…

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COURTESY OF MICHAEL BOLSEY - A river-level view upward towards the east end of the Sellwood Bridge project shows the old bridge that vehicles are currently still using veering to the left, with the impressive arches of the new bridge on view at right.
Jul 31, 2015

Tacoma Street now veers north at Sellwood Bridge

by David F. Ashton
As the month of July began, drivers and pedestrians using the Sellwood Bridge noticed a difference on the east end: The traffic lanes were now shifted north onto new pavement. “We’ve completed…
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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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…
Jul 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.…
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

by (none)
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…