by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Expert financial advisor Robb Hatley, himself a home businessman, helps entrepreneurs to make sure they end up with more money for themselves than they started with, at the September meeting of the Association of Home Businesses. “Putting the pieces together – to afford to retire!” When you’re running your own business, it’s easy to spend every dime, and borrow more, to keep it going – but if you don’t put a few dollars into your future, you won’t have enough to tide you over at the end. Robb Hatley, an experienced and down-to-earth financial advisor who is himself a home businessman with more than one business, will explain at the September meeting of the Association of Home Businesses what financial tools are available to you and how to judge the options – and reap the rewards from just a little discipline along the way! It’s part of the September AHB meeting, Thursday evening, September 19, at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino in Sellwood. Open to all. $10 for members and first-time visitors – includes a buffet supper and a lot of networking. RSVP needed for meal preparation. RSVP to Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online:

“Fun On Foster” coming on September 28. The annual “Fun On Foster” Festival and Art Show is set for Saturday, September 28th, 10 am to 5 pm, along S.E. Foster Road – from S.E. 49th to S.E. 93rd. The main performance stage will be set up at S.E. 60th. The promotion is the creation of the Foster Area Business Association, with an invitation to residents throughout Inner Southeast Portland to come to Foster and enjoy themselves on September 28th. For more information, go online to: Mother-daughter> Mother-daughter writing team in Sellwood. Sandra Denbo and Tamarine Vilar are a mother-daughter writing team based in Sellwood, and they have recently published their first novel, “Unwanted Discovery”. They work together to create the plots, write, and edit. There are at least three sequels in the making, probably more, they say. “We like our characters. Since our heroines, Sharon Cooper, and her daughter Callie are fashioned after us, they have our foibles. They are human, and sometimes don’t always know the right thing to do. Life gets in the way, but they always handle it with time-tested qualities of love, honor and respect,” they say – adding that the first sequel will be released early next year. They are working with a Portland publisher, Inkwater Press, and “Unwanted Discovery” is available at Wallace Books on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, as well as at,,, and Learn more online at:

Papaccino’s Coffee Shop reported sold. It was announced at the August meeting of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) that its former President and current Board member Sean Daugherty had sold Papaccino’s Coffee Shop to another local owner in preparation for a family move to Seattle – to which his wife’s employer, Providence, had transferred her. Daugherty was also on the Board of the Woodstock Farmers Market, and was a prime mover in the Woodstock Christmas celebration in the past two years. The WCBA holds a public meeting for local businesspeople and local residents on the second Tuesday morning of each month, 9:30 pm, in the meeting room of the Woodstock Branch Library. Visitors should enter from the south-side parking lot. The WCBA maintains a website which includes a business directory and announcements of business and community events at: Sellwood-based> Sellwood-based director/producer debuts feature film. An Oregon-made, award-winning feature-length documentary on Spain’s Camino de Santiago Trail will premiere at the Hollywood Theater on Sandy Boulevard on September 6, and will screen daily there through September 12th. It was directed and produced by Sellwood resident Lydia B. Smith, a fulltime resident of the community living near the Sellwood Bridge. “Walking the Camino” will premiere on Friday, September 6, at 7:15 pm, followed by a Q&A with Smith, and local filmmakers producer Sally Bentley and film editor Beth K. Segal. The subsequent daily showings will also be at 7:15 pm, with matinee showings on the weekend. A benefit party for the nonprofit film is also scheduled for Sunday, September 8, from 4 to 8 pm to raise funds to cover the expenses of getting the film qualified for Academy Award consideration. Tickets at the Hollywood Theater boxoffice. Or, to only attend the benefit reception, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Stone Cottage” natural foods reopens in Sellwood. Joshua and John of “Stone Cottage” natural foods announces its Grand Reopening in Sellwood, at 8609 S.E. 17th, on the southwest corner of 17th and Clatsop Street. “We will finally be closer to being in a position to make and produce our own products, such as kombucha, organic smoothies, fresh squeezed organic juices, gluten free baked goods, natural deli products, and much more. The new location should finally allow us to qualify to accept EBT, which has been long in the waiting for many of our customers. We are very excited about the upgrades we will be making. To help fund this project, we launched a fundraiser on for more details on the store or to contribute, go to:”. The store’s Grand Reopening and Two-Year Anniversary Celebration is on September 14th, and its onlilne fundraiser ends on October 19th.

“Landlord Study Hall” offers legislative update. The monthly “Landlord Study Hall” presented by Woodstock realtor Kathryn King and colleagues is free to unlicensed individuals, and this month offers a legislative update: “What is changing in landlord tenant law, including Section 8”. The seminar is on Wednesday, September 11, 6:30-8 pm in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Sorrows, S.E. 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard. Although the seminar is free, an RSVP is required: Call 503/777-8825. For more, go online to: State Fair turns to Sellwood judges. Marilyn Devault, owner of the Sellwood bakery “Piece of Cake”, was selected as a pastry judge at this year’s Oregon State Fair – judging for special dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan-wheat-free, and sugar-free). She, and Kate Hubbard from the bakery, also judged frosted cakes, unfrosted cakes, loaves, and cheesecakes. All took place in the “Creative Living” competitions. Marilyn is a fifth generation Oregonian. The Piece of Cake Bakery is located at S.E. Umatilla and 17th. The telephone number is 503/234-9445; the website is:

New member in Southeast Portland Rotary Club. At its Monday noon meeting on August 5, Southeast Portland Rotary inducted its 26th member, Suzanne Kruse of Westmoreland, who is Procurement Manager for the Salvation Army in its Happy Valley office. She is also involved with St. Agatha’s in Sellwood. The club meets every Monday, except during national holidays – usually at noon, but on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 instead for a “happy hour” meeting – at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse. Visitors are always welcome, and lunch is optional. For more on the club, go online to:

SWBA offers new iPhone app. The Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) business association has developed a new iPhone and iPad application which can be downloaded and used. (“Android version coming soon!”) It will keep residents and shoppers “up to date with all of the news, events, and local businesses”. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store at this web address:

“Cypress> “Cypress Beauty and Wellness” offers 12-week classes. Courtney Cronk, M.A., N.T.P. of Nourish Portland LLC is offering two 12-week “Get at the Roots” weight-loss classes at Cypress Beauty & Wellness on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. Sessions will be held on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings beginning in mid September. “The focus of this program is identifying and addressing your specific, underlying causes of weight gain, and getting your body healthy so you can shed unwanted pounds and keep them off long term. No counting calories or points,” she reports. For more information, call 971/266-0869 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Bolling & Company” opens on S.E. Grand. A new Inner Southeast business opened on August 10th – “Bolling and Company”, presenting “rare and stunning museum-quality American wallpapers from the 1880s through the 1930s, mounted as one-of-a-kind wall décor on modern panels or framed as heirloom artwork”, in new gallery space on the second floor in the Rejuvenation showroom on S.E. Grand Avenue at S.E. Taylor Street, a bit north of the Ross Island Bridge. The gallery is a venture of Bo Sullivan, owner of Arcalus Period Design, and former long-time designer and architectural historian at Rejuvenation. “Major-league piano instructor” in Sellwood studio. Albert Palmeter, who coaches performance pianists as well as teaches children and adults how to play the piano, has opened a teaching studio at a Sellwood location – Modcott Piano at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street, the name of the business signifying that they rebuild the old large upright pianos, as well as contemporary brands. Palmeter says, “I have to say their work is beautiful. There are some fancy old uprights in the studio where I teach, and the workmanship is admirable.” Of his teaching, he says, “I’ve developed ways to ‘front load’ my lessons with training that is so complete that it prepares my students to move forward into the ‘real’ music more quickly, and without losing out on any of the important steps. It’s really like giving you the picture of the jigsaw puzzle before making you try to put the pieces together.” He adds, “There is always more than one piano in my studio at all times. A dual piano teaching studio allows me to play along with the student to help them feel how the music should move and be expressed. It inspires them when I do that.” Palmeter can be reached at 503/662-8202; his website is:

“Pullet Day” coming to Naomi’s. Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply at 2615 S.E. Schiller Street – on S.E. 26th a long block south of Holgate Bouolevard – is a resource for information and supplies needed to raise backyard chickens. On Sunday, September 8, 11am-2 pm, the store hosts a “Pullet Day”, with a local breeder bringing a selection of teenage standard and bantam hens.

Pet food shop announces fundraising success. Natural Pet Food Solutions in Westmoreland on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue announces that its July 20th BBQ fundraiser for the Multnomah County Animal Shelter medical fund raised more than $200. In addition, the store reports that it now has a resident professional dog trainer and coach, Audrey, on its staff. “We are holding dog training classes at Natural Pet Food Solutions, and Audrey is also providing private in-home training sessions,” says owner Kristen Larson.

First anniversary for “Oodles 4 Kids”. Between 11 am and 5 pm on Sunday, September 15th, the “Oodles 4 Kids” children’s shop in Sellwood will be celebrating its first anniversary with a variety of entertainments and fun. Different events each hour are scheduled, making a full day of it. The store is situated at 7727 S.E. 13th, and the telephone number is 503/719-7670. “Love Art! Gallery” celebrates the blues. On the First Friday of September – the 6th – from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the “Love Art! Gallery” in Sellwood will celebrate the blues. “From the new life-size Saxophone Man sculpture in front of the gallery, to the real live James Clem playing the Mississippi Delta Blues, we will be celebrating!” Along with music, there will be food and beverages and the art work of 88 local artists. If you haven’t been in lately, you will find the gallery has been reset and rearranged inside-out. And, for First Friday, every piece of art with the color BLUE will be on sale. “Love Art! Gallery” is on the northeast corner of the intersection of S.E. Spokane Street and 13th in Sellwood.

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