Petitioned special Eastmoreland meeting ends calmly

Petitioned special Eastmoreland meeting ends calmly

Called by a petition of fourteen neighbors, as allowed by the Eastmoreland Neighborhood...

Hollywood comes to Eastmoreland to make a movie

Hollywood comes to Eastmoreland to make a movie

A row of trucks, with crews unloading equipment and supplies, lined S.E. 32nd Avenue, south of...

Car sent flying, after getting caught in truck on McLoughlin

Car sent flying, after getting caught in truck on McLoughlin

A most unusual two-vehicle accident occurred minutes past 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, on...

'Bridge Pedal' brings thousands across Sellwood Bridge

'Bridge Pedal' brings thousands across Sellwood Bridge

In this, the 21st year of the “Providence Bridge Pedal”, the bicycle riders who signed...

Wallace Books' armed robbery suspect caught, jailed

Wallace Books' armed robbery suspect caught, jailed

Westmoreland is known as a family-friendly, walkable neighborhood – not as a hotbed of crime. So,...

Bybee Boulevard culvert replacement snarls traffic

Bybee Boulevard culvert replacement snarls traffic

SALMON WILL LOVE IT, WE'RE TOLD Although the project was announced in THE BEE two issues ago,...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Bullseye Glass Company founder Dan Schwoerer shows the newest eleven-furnace baghouse filtering system the business recently installed.   Bullseye Glass_006.jpg  Photo by David F. Ashton  Bullseye Glass Company founder Dan Schwoerer, co-owner Lani McGregor, and Sales Manager Jim Jones, show THE BEE some of their colored art glass inventory.
September 30, 2016

Bullseye installs new filters, is resurgent

by David F. Ashton
Concerns about alleged health-hazardous discharges from Bullseye Glass Company, located in the industrial area of the Brooklyn neighborhood, resulted in a cease-and-desist order, issued back in…
DAVID F. ASHTON - AMR ambulance paramedics prepare to transport a patent, after a Honda CRV broadsided a Tesla at the blind corner on Bybee Boulevard at S.E. 14th Avenue.
September 30, 2016

Tesla T-boned at Bybee Blvd intersection

by David F. Ashton
There aren’t many Tesla automobiles yet scooting around Portland; but one of them was involved in a side-impact collision in Westmoreland on August 29 at 12:56 p.m. For those who have requested…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After the ribbon was cut, more than 100 participants - two-footed and four - headed out on the 2016 Strut Your Mutt walk on September 10th at Sellwood Riverfront Park.
September 30, 2016

'Mutts strutted' in Sellwood Riverfront Park

by David F. Ashton
On a cool-yet-sunny Saturday morning, the lush grass of Sellwood Riverfront Park seemed the right place for the dog-oriented event on September 10. It wasn’t a dog show limited to groomed and…


DAVID F. ASHTON - To avoid garbage and campers along the Springwater Corridor Trail, Hood to Coast relay race participants were routed around it on city streets east of S.E. 82nd.
September 30, 2016

'Hood to Coast' relay skirts Springwater Trail

by David F. Ashton
When the than 20,000 runners from 37 countries participating in this year’s “Hood to Coast” relay race ran though Inner Southeast on August 26, they bypassed the Springwater Corridor Trail east…
DAVID F. ASHTON - PF&R Lt. Neil Martin recalls, for THE BEE, how he and three additional Portland firefighters traveled to New York to help out at ground zero fifteen years ago.
September 30, 2016

Southeast's 9/11 remembrance evokes firefighter memories

by David F. Ashton
Yes, it really has been fifteen years. On Sunday, September 11, a gathering of firefighters at 5 S.E. Madison Street, just north of OMSI, held a special ceremony honoring the fallen heroes of…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A worker was injured on the Sellwood Bridge Project on September 13th when struck by a heavy duty forklift, like this one.
September 30, 2016

Sellwood Bridge worker injured in mishap

by David F. Ashton
Traffic on the Sellwood Bridge had been reduced to one lane, with flaggers letting vehicles pass, to facilitate an overnight work project, on Tuesday evening, September 13. Traffic was still…
DAVID F. ASHTON - By November, the rest of this culvert-removal project will be complete, and Bybee Boulevard will be back as it was - including the reopening the S.E. 23rd Avenue roadway loop. This photo shows the new Glenwood Street undercrossing for the creek; beyond it is Westmoreland Fire Station 20, and beyond that, S.E. Bybee Boulevard.
September 30, 2016

Water again flows in Crystal Springs Creek at Bybee

by David F. Ashton
There are still obstacles at the intersection of S.E. 23rd Avenue and Bybee Boulevard, but the great news for the fish that use it is that Crystal Springs Creek is again flowing beneath the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - East Precinct officers responded to investigate an armed robbery at the Lighthouse Deli on S.E. Powell Boulevard on August 31.
September 30, 2016

Armed trio hold up 'lotto deli' on Powell Blvd

by David F. Ashton
Perhaps because it is hidden away in a strip mall set back from Powell Boulevard, the Lighthouse Deli, located at 3416 S.E. Chavez Boulevard (39th) became a target for an armed robbery crew, on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With a portable gas leak detector in hand, a firefighter determines the volume of gas escaping from the ruptured pipe on S.E. Henry Street.
September 30, 2016

Ruptured gas line brings firefighters to Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
A ruptured natural gas residential service line brought out Woodstock Station 25 firefighters, and other personnel, to 8038 S.E. Henry Street just before noon on Tuesday, August 23. A contractor…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police commented that the Honda must have been traveling pretty fast, to have developed enough momentum on the short street to plant his cars rear end so deeply into the trees trunk.
September 30, 2016

Driver 'misses' stop sign in Reed neighborhood, causes wreck

by David F. Ashton
In the industrial area of the Reed neighborhood, S.E. Raymond Street is a short “stub” running between S.E. 28th and 26th Avenues. But this short segment of Raymond Street was long enough for…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Workers bolt a new Sellwood Bridge public art totem - still suspended from a crane - into place.
Sep 30, 2016

Totems installed at Sellwood Bridge Project

by David F. Ashton
A clear sign that the new Sellwood Bridge project is finally drawing to a close was the unveiling and activation of the new traffic control signals at S.E. 6th Avenue at Tacoma Street. And, at…
DAVID F. ASHTON - First-time entrant Nathan Payne shows his blue-ribbon winning entry, in the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.
Sep 30, 2016

Longtime 'Dahlia Fest' moves north into Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
For decades, the renowned and storied American Dahlia Society’s Portland Chapter has held an annual show, drawing floral enthusiasts from all over the Pacific Northwest. But this year, the club…
COURTESY OF MIKE QUIGLEY - Just after calling 9-1-1 to report it, Mike Quigley, a bystander, snapped this photo of the fire underway in one boarded-up house - which was already endangering another.
Sep 30, 2016

Westmoreland 'squatter house' fire threatens neighboring homes

by David F. Ashton
A boarded-up dilapidated house – now owned by Southeast Portland Investors LLC, of Clackamas – is located at 5219 S.E. 18th Avenue, a half block south of McLoughlin Boulevard, in Westmoreland.…
RITA A. LEONARD - One of Sellwoods two Heritage American chestnut trees was cut back considerably in August, due to disease and old lightning damage.
Sep 30, 2016

Time and lightning claim 'Heritage' chestnut tree in Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
A frequent sight on Sellwood “tree walks” has been a pair of towering American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) at S.E. 11th Avenue and Lexington Street. Both giants were listed as Portland…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The cast from Sellwoods Olde World Puppet Theatre sets the stage - introducing their original story, No, No, No, Pinocchio, at the 2016 Festa Italiana at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Sep 30, 2016

Southeast's Pinocchio plays Italian Fest downtown

by David F. Ashton
Two decades after the troupe first appeared at Portland’s “Festa Italiana” in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Olde World Puppet Theatre – now located on S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood – once again…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After dragging a water-filled line from his engine on the east side natural area, this firefighter from Engine Company 25 puts water on the grass fire along the Springwater Trail just west of McLoughlin Boulevard.
Sep 30, 2016

Discarded cigarette suspected cause of Sellwood grass fire

by David F. Ashton
Smoke rising from alongside the Springwater Corridor Trail, paralleling S.E. Ochoco Street near 18th Avenue, soon turned to flames on the Thursday afternoon of August 25. When Westmoreland Fire…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Fire Station 25 paramedics provided fast treatment for the downed motorcycle rider at the crash scene.
Sep 30, 2016

Speeding biker survives spectacular crash on Holgate

by David F. Ashton
The roaring whine of a café racer – a lightweight, lightly-powered motorcycle – split the stillness of the evening in the Foster-Powell neighborhood on Tuesday, September 13. According to…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - New DNA evidence indicates that this man, 45-year-old Monte Robin Kaija Jr., is the person who made and detonated a bomb at the Foster Road Fred Meyer Store. He faces trial on several charges.
Sep 30, 2016

Real 'Freddie's bomber' fingered

by David F. Ashton
When 26-year-old Joshua Hines was arrested for making a bomb and setting it off in the Foster Road Fred Meyer store, on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, back in June, he proclaimed his innocence.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After stopping a stolen van on S.E. Flavel Street, an East Precinct officer searches the driver, while the vans passenger sits on the curb.
Sep 30, 2016

Joyriding teens busted on S.E. Flavel in stolen van

by David F. Ashton
Early on Sunday, September 4, East Precinct police officers noticed a large white van being driven erratically along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses. An officer turned on the emergency lights,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This firefighter from Woodstock-based Truck 25 pitches burned and charred overhaul materials out of the burned room.
Sep 30, 2016

Cutting torch sparks Eastmoreland house fire

by David F. Ashton
After responding to a two-alarm commercial fire elsewhere in the city on August 25, the firefighters of Westmoreland Fire Station 20 in Bybee Boulevard had just gotten back to the station when…