After leading the city: Catching up with Tom Potter, in…

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The former Mayor is now just a citizen living in Woodstock -- but still is concerned for the city

'Moreland Woods' project advances, with encouragement of…

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Some progress is reported in a groundroots effort to save a small, undeveloped grove of trees

Sneak thief steals 'iPads' from Whitman Elementary School

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As troubling as the theft itself -- it happened in a day, and at an hour, when school was in session

Tributes and awards at 'Oregon Music Hall of Fame' show

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Celebrating Oregon's music stars is always a gala evening, at the Aladdin Theater in Brooklyn

Outdoor fire on Franklin Street spreads to home's attic

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'Tis the season for small housefires, as weather gets colder...but this blaze started outside

Eastmoreland Historic District? Still 'on hold'

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Progress report? Not much progress yet... Legal actions are holding up a definitive decision

Inner Southeast kids learn from experts, at 'Baseball Day'

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Youngsters with baseball skills recently enjoyed a day in a Southeast Portland ballpark

Duke Street shooting not a 'drive-by', Mayor says

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It wasn't gangs -- it was an accident! So the Mayor explains, in a Brentwood-Darlington meeting

Fire displaces apartment residents on Ramona Street

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A house fire on S.E. 81st shut down S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses entirely; here's why

Brooklyn burglar smashed windows, arrested in basement

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It is not clear what she was doing in the basement, but whatever it was led to a charge of burglary

Moreland Farmers Market seeks new site in off-season

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The Moreland Farmers Market is very popular...but at the moment, it has no place to be next year

Transient dispute leads to stabbing near Mt. Scott Park

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The cause of the dispute is unknown; the weapon used in the attack was unconventional

Reed's 'Juggling Fest' celebrates silver anniversary

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Going for the Jugglar: These folks converge on Reed College from all over for a weekend every year

Two pedestrians held up on Powell; suspect caught and jailed

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An on-the-sidewalk stickup in Inner Southeast is unusual; two in a row is bizarre

Train-blocked streets irk Inner Southeast neighbors

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The Brooklyn Rail Yard's effect on the neighborhood just north of it led to a public meeting

BUSINESS BRIEFS

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The Business Briefs keep you up to date on what's new in the business community in Southeast

FROM THE EDITOR: City struggles with density; remains…

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FROM THE EDITOR is where the editor of THE BEE explores issues impacting Inner Southeast

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Readers share their news and observations of the Inner Southeast neighborhood we live in

Electrical problem suspected in Brentwood-Darlington house…

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As the days grow cooler, fires can break out in houses near fireplaces...and near electrical wires

Rural Street house fire started in carport, firefighters say

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Brentwood-Darlington home damaged in a fire that began external to the house itself

More than 8,000 homeless students recorded in the Portland…

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New state data reveals a growing trend of students without a fixed, stable place to sleep at night.

Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin

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Funds will improve PCC's job training centers, increasing the lifespan of facilities and reducing long-term costs, according to college officials.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

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Business Briefs -- short news items about local businesses and business associations

911 operator helps Sellwood couple deliver baby

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High praise from the family, for the 911 operator who coached the husband through the delivery at home

Eastmoreland home rocked by 'explosions' and fire

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Fire investigators found no evidence of explosions in the house, but there may be an explanation

Music and mirth rule at 2017's Oaks Oktoberfest

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There are a number of Oktoberfests around here this time of year, but the one at The Oaks is special

Lady Gaga visits Sellwood - reportedly likes the vibe

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A BEE reader encounters one of the superstars of music in a Sellwood restaurant

'Looping Thunder' goes silent at Oaks Park

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The park's million dollar roller coaster will be replaced by an 'even better' one...soon

Three-car crash on McLoughlin sends two to hospital

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This smashup in a construction zone, it turns out, wasn't caused by the construction

McLoughlin paving project turns to final details

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The ruts and potholes are gone, new asphalt is laid down, and now it's on to the finishing touches

Southeast's Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation erases debt in…

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The new Portland Railroad Museum, located near OMSI, pays off its loan in record time

Brooklyn Pharmacy's Mike Dardis sells store, will retire

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Brooklyn Pharmacy willl soon have a new owner, but name, service, and location will remain the same

Flames char Foster-Powell home

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A house is gutted by fire a short distance south of Foster Road in Inner Southeast

Neighborhood grapples to solve Sellwood cut-through traffic

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As the population in Inner Southeast grows, Sellwood must also deal with all the Clackamas commuters

Murals take street art to a new level

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Southeast's turning into a showcase for authorized, subsidized 'street art' -- in the form of murals

Reed 'fun run' raises money for neighborhood schools

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It started to celebrate Reed's centenary; it continues to raise money for schools -- and to have fun

Creators flourish at OMSI's 'Maker Faire'

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The OMSI-hosted annual Faire always draws a big, interested, and curious crowd

Westmoreland enjoys 'Coffee with a Cop' day at Starbucks

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An idea out of California is now putting cops with coffee cups in area Starbucks

Creston-Kenilworth murder remains unsolved

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Outright homicide is rare in Inner Southeast, but this one happened in the middle of a street

'REACH' breaks ground for 'affordable housing' at SE 72 and…

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One way to make sure 'affordable apartments' really stay affordable, is to have a nonprofit build them

Letter carriers discouraged from bestowing dog…

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Hey pardner, you packin' treats along with all that mail? Does the Postmaster know?

New Principal at Cleveland High School

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There's been a change at the top, at Cleveland High School. Find out who left, why, and who's new

FROM THE EDITOR

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In which the editor relates Portland's 'Neighborhood System' to our exceptional quality of life

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Readers write in about their concerns -- and occasionally report the news, as our first writer does

Fire evacuates Inner Southeast residential…

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Everybody evacuated safely; after the minor fire was extinguished, everybody was ushered back in

Marysville School responds to gas danger with…

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A school which recently burned down proves efficient and effective at an orderly fire drill

School vandalism dismays Brentwood-Darlington

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One student told authorities that she knows who did the damage, but isn't telling

Investigators probe cause of Lambert Street house…

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Smoke from the house mixed with wildfire smoke, so visibility was very limited for firefighters

Hundreds of pooches walk in Sellwood, to save dogs

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The annual benefit to aid rescues and shelters for pets brings multitudes of dogs to the bank of the Willamette River

McLoughlin Blvd paving project makes progress

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The Crystal Springs Creek overcrossing finally completed, now the paving of McLoughlin is underway

Thousands run through Sellwood, from Mt. Hood to…

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Again this year, the epic run passed through Inner Southeast -- but there was an odd incident west of town

Violent tavern robbers: 139 felony counts, and 34…

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A string of brutal robberies has led to two arrests, a lot of felony charges, and the setting of simply enormous bail

Solar eclipse captivates Southeast Portland

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Portland didn't see 'totality', but coming very close was pretty spectacular

Two-alarm fire guts newly-remodeled…

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This house fire was so hot, it ignited the house next door also, in Inner Southeast

Fleeing driver splinters utility pole on SE 72nd

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Running from the police often does not go well, and frequently the result is a broken pole, and interrupted power service

Volunteers clean miles of Johnson Creek in Inner…

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For some reason, every year, people throw trash into Johnson Creek...which volunteers must clean up

Discarded cigarette is likely cause of Brooklyn…

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'Discarded smoking materials' continues to be a leading cause of residential fires

Boys & Girls Club's playset goes to St. Agatha…

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Standing to the south of a now-razed kids' club was a fine playground set -- here's where it went!

Woodstock bank robber subject of national hunt

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The man stuck up banks all over the west -- with a special emphasis on Woodstock

Alums host renovated Franklin High's ribbon cutting

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Lengthy and major work has been done to update Franklin High; now classes are underway

Woodstock NET leader demonstrates disaster…

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You've heard the warnings -- but are you at least partly prepared for a massive earthquake...?

New leader at Woodstock's Whole Child Montessori…

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After many years of service, a noted educator has retired from the school she founded

Portland Police arrest Aloha bank robber spotted…

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Sometimes they rob banks elsewhere, but wind up in Inner Southeast -- where the cops are waiting

Eastmoreland 'Historic District' still legally mired

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The update on this contentious issue in Eastmoreland is -- that there is really nothing new, yet, to report

Neighbors rally to save what they call 'Moreland…

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It's been open land on Oaks Bottom Bluff for a century; neighbors are trying to keep it that way

T-bone crash upturns pickup truck on SE 68th Avenue

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Each driver said they were right; but nobody was injured, so insurance companies will sort it out

Rear-ender in Brooklyn sends one to hospital

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This accident was right next to the MAX tracks, but did not interrupt light rail service

Firefighters commemorate 9/11 in Southeast

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Throughout the nation, the Sept. 11 attacks were solemnly remembered -- as they were in Southeast, also

Westmoreland Park chosen for 'Portland Picnic'…

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Wine tasting and a family-friendly picnic in Westmoreland Park -- a novelty, or a new tradition?

BUSINESS BRIEFS

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Business Briefs -- short news items about local businesses and business-oriented nonprofits

FROM THE EDITOR: Just how ready are you?

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Hurricanes in Texas & Florida this summer prod us to think how WE would respond to a dire emergency

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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BEE readers report local happenings, and discuss things of interest and concern in Inner Southeast

Gas line ruptured at 62nd Avenue sewer repair…

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They keep breaking gas lines -- as construction of buildings and in streets continues in Southeast

Bias-crime info joins book challenge reports as…

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In nation's highly charged political atmosphere, national group says dozens of incidents were reported at public and college libraries across the…

Police collect discarded prescriptions for…

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The drug turn-in program has been revived -- and is once again a way to get rid of discarded drugs

Eagle Creek Fire smokes Southeast

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That 'smoke from a distant fire' repeatedly led to air in Portland worse than that often plaguing Los Angeles

Amazon plans distribution warehouse in Portland

Business Tribune - News
Amazon's third fulfillment center will be in North Portland with 1,000 full-time jobs

Friends of the Columbia Gorge watch fire devastation

Gresham Outlook - News
The Executive Director of the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge is heartbroken at the damage being done by the Eagle Creek fire.

No fire retardant used in Bull Run Watershed yet

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau considers it highly unlikely retardant could enter water supply system but is monitoring the quality and has a back up plan

SLIDESHOW: Multnomah Falls survives the Eagle Creek…

Gresham Outlook - News
The devastating Eagle Creek Fire was not able to overcome the efforts of fire crews battling to save the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge and the…

Fire reaches Bull Run watershed, but not reservoir…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau says it is prepared to switch over to groundwater wells along Columbia River if the need arises

Construction delays trigger a surprise McLoughlin…

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McLoughlin is at least half paved already; what's giving them fits is replacing a small bridge over a creek

Franklin High reopens after remodel and upgrade

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Two years of renovation are done, and Franklin High is opening; the students seem to love the changes

Eastmoreland Historic District nomination still in…

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The Eastmoreland Historic District application is still embroiled in litigation, and how it ends nobody knows...yet

Wreck on SE 52nd sends motorcycle riders to hospital

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A mishap at the steering wheel at Steele Street injured two motorcycle riders, in Woodstock

Southeast's sweltering summer heat wave brought air…

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Summer started early, in mid-June -- and by the first of August the heat was close to records

Giant 'volcano' erupts on OMSI patio

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Baking soda and vinegar never drew such a crowd before...nor, in Portland, had their combination set a record

'Portlandia' filmed in Woodstock Park

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Inner Southeast regularly draws film crews from movies and TV shows...like this one

Fallen wire stops Orange MAX trains in their tracks

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With irony, the MAX Orange Line train stopped right where there was supposed to have been a station

Weather year 2017 in Southeast - 'a little bit more…

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Here's the way our weather has been this year so far, in Inner Southeast, but there's months to go

Holgate Blvd house fire displaces ten

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A house burns near Chavez Boulevard (the former 39th), on SE Holgate Boulevard

Asbestos fully abated in Boys & Girls Club…

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The Westmoreland Boys and Girls Club is gone...and apparently no asbestos was left behind

Foster Road Cruise-in - fundraiser for a 'Dream'

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They came to see the cars on Foster Road, but what they were helping out was a new local charity

'Artichoke Music' moves south, to SE 20th and Powell

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A nonprofit cultural landmark in Southeast Portland moves down to Powell Boulevard

County Sheriff Reese appears at July BAC meeting

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The county sheriff visits Inner Southeast's Brooklyn neighborhood, meets people, and answers questions

17th Avenue/McLoughlin bike trail open; but…

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Even on a bike trail, if you see a red light, you do have to obey it -- that's the law

Two Southeast gas-line breaks in a day keep crews…

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Construction is picking up -- and so is the problem of gas main breaks from construction activity

Armed bandit robs Dutch Bros coffee stand on Foster…

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Police investigate a drive-through nighttime robbery at a Foster Road coffee stand

'Bridge Pedal' riders restricted to Sellwood…

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The sidewalk restriction at the Bridge Pedal was not punitive -- it had to do with fewer officers available to assist

Parole violator arrested in Brentwood-Darlington

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The courts told officers, 'go get him' -- and then the courts chose to set him free

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