Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland area money counselor Shell Tain returns to the Association of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood this month to discuss Billing and Collections, Oh My! -- Youve done the work.  Learn how to get the money.AHB – “Get the money for your work” talk, dinner, and an Internet marketing session too! Ms. Shell Tain returns to give collections advice and answer money questions as September’s speaker at the Association of Home Businesses meeting, Thursday evening September 18, 6-9 pm, at SMILE Station, on the corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino Street, a block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Shell says, “You’ve done the work. Learn how to get the money. There are some very simple and practical processes to use to insure you get paid for all your hard work. Come learn how to improve how your money flows, so it’s smooth, easy, and prompt.” Meeting attendees arriving promptly at 6 pm may join in a free roundtable discussion hosted by AHB member and online marketing consultant Sandy Hubbard. Topics vary, and may include social media, online marketing, e-mail newsletters, and other sales-building activities. Open to all; $10 door charge covers the meeting and the buffet meal. RSVP requested for food planning; call Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online to:

New Executive Director for charity on Powell Blvd. Catholic Charities of Oregon, headquartered at 2740 S.E. Powell Boulevard, #7, announces the appointment of a new Executive Director, Richard Birkel. Dr Birkel is recognized as a national expert on a range of public health issues including mental health, disability, and family caregiving. He holds a doctorate in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Virginia and a BA from Yale. Dr Birkel has most recently served as Senior Vice President for Health at the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC. Catholic Charities works with more than twenty thousand people each year through a range of social services and affordable housing; its mission is to serve the poorest and most vulnerable. It acts as the official social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon.

“Repair Café” on September 14 in Sellwood. Portland Homestead Supply Co. and Repair PDX are teaming up to bring the first “Repair Café” to Sellwood and Westmoreland – on Sunday, September 14, 1-4 pm. It’s free, but registration is required. Go online to: to see repair availability and to register. It happens at Portland Homestead Supply, 8012 S.E. 13th in Sellwood; call them at 503/233-8691. They also will host a “Portland Homestead Fair” on Saturday, October 4, 1-6 pm. Free. Reed College Selects Vice President. Reed College on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard has announced the appointment of Milyon Trulove as Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid – “a position charged with enrolling talented and diverse students to the college”. Trulove comes to Reed from Hamline University in Minnesota, where he has worked since 2008 and where he has also been Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years in admission at St. Olaf College, his alma mater. He also led the development of local, regional, and international recruitment and communications for the full-time MBA program at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, where he received a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership. “I’m looking forward to bringing my strengths and experiences to Reed,” remarked Trulove. “It’s an amazing institution where people are passionate about what they do.” In announcing the selection, Kroger cited Trulove’s reputation for data-driven innovation, demonstrated team-building skills, and an ability to mentor. “Milyon is an effective admission leader with high integrity and a proven track record of success,” said President John Kroger. “I am excited to have him join our team at Reed.” New “Fit 4 Mom” classes announced. Trisha Highland announces a new slate of “Fit 4 Mom” classes in public parks in Inner Southeast Portland: “Stroller Strides” classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays in upper Sellwood Park on S.E. 7th, 9:30-10:30 am, and in Mt. Scott Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same hours. “Classes for Body Back” (done outside of traditional working hours, without little ones in tow, to accommodate working moms) are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 5:45-6:45 am, in Mt. Tabor Park, and in the evening just across the Sellwood Bridge in Willamette Park on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm. Those interested in the classes are invited to attend, for more information. “Feastworks Delicatessen” opens on S.E. Tacoma. Now open in the spot next to the UPS Store that twice before has hosted a Subway Sandwich shop, locally-owned “Feastworks Delicatessen” describes itself as “the new spot for delicious food and drinks”. Feastworks has been selling their sausages, bacon, pates, and smoked meats at the Woodstock Farmers Market and other local farmers markets for five years, while running a full-service catering operation. With “Feastworks Delicatessen” they now have a hub for their catering kitchen, charcuterie retail, and their menu items. Ashley Bisagna, and her husband Ethan are the owners of Feastworks; both have backgrounds in fine dining and butchery, and they live in Sellwood. Along with the hot sandwiches, “Feastworks” has seasonal salads, small plates, platters for sharing, and beer and wine. “We want people to be able to come in for the breakfast sandwiches and lunch, but also come by after work for a glass of wine or beer and a bite to eat or as a casual place for dinner,” says Ethan. People can also stop in for sausage, bacon, and pate to take home from the meat case. The address is 1325 S.E. Tacoma Street, and the telephone number is 503/284-1704.

Proceeds of ice cream sales given to nonprofits. The Southeast Portland Rotary Club, which has been the group scooping ice cream sundaes at Sellwood-Westmoreland’s 35-year-old annual celebration of “Sundae in the Park” in upper Sellwood Park, collects the fee for the sundaes as a benefit for the Thelma Skelton “Meals On Wheels” facility, and this year presented a check for $777.00 to Collette Livermore, its Manager, at the club’s August 11th meeting at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse. In addition, the club presented a check for $388.76 to Gail Hoffnagle, current President of the SMILE neighborhood association, the sponsoring agency for the event, to assist with the rising cost of the ice cream. SMILE has underwritten the entire cost of Sundae in the Park, but this year received a portion of the ice cream sales to help with the costs of the ice cream. Both recipients are 501c3 nonprofits.

Local young author in book and game event. On Sunday, September 28th, at Cloud Cap Games, 1226 S.E. Lexington Street (off S.E. 13th Street, around the corner from Collage), the ten-year-old local author of the middle-grade novel “Magic The Crest”, Rena Marthaler, will celebrate the success of her book, and invites visitors to “play the very cool student-designed board game based on the adventure”. All young guests to the event will receive a wood token for a free scoop at Cloud City Ice Cream on Woodstock Boulevard outside Safeway, and a coupon for $5 off any used book at Wallace Books on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. All ages are welcome. If you RSVP to HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., there will be a free paperback copy of the book reserved for you. At the store, signed copies will be available for purchase. “‘Magic The Crest’ is a fast-paced, seven-chapter adventure novel written for 8-12 year old readers who like Percy Jackson books. It’s perfect for young readers who want inspiration to write their own book, and Rena will talk about how to do that. For more information, visit “Renee’s>” “Renee’s Café” is “permanently closed”. Proprietor Shanthi Holland, who announced her coffee shop and café at 6116 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland as closed for a vacation on July 19, posted on her Facebook page on August 13, “Due to personal circumstances, Renee’s Cafe is permanently closed. Many thanks to all our regulars and loyal customers. You made it an amazing two years and without you we couldn’t have come this far!! We will miss you all! Once again, thank you very much for your patronage and remember to keep shopping local!” THE BEE was alerted to this development by reader Steve Szigethy, who added, “I am very sad to find this out, as they made a great breakfast, were super friendly, are were within convenient walking distance of ‘Northmoreland’.” New broker at Re/Max in Sellwood. Re/Max equity group announces that Sarah Clark has joined its expanding Sellwood Branch at 7886 S.E. 13th Avenue. “Sarah enters the real estate industry with five years of experience in operating her own business in Portland; she has a solid knowledge of researching and networking. She has lived, worked, and homeschooled her child in Inner Southeast for over 14 years.”

Enger and Archer in Sellwood exhibition. Richard E. Enger and James Archer will be showing their new work at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood this month -- September 4-28. Richard E. Enger, with a blend of inexpensive camera, black and white film, and sepia toning, has produced photographs for a Sherlock Holmes era. The results are dreamy and ethereal images. James Archer creates collages with a minimalist approach. The First Friday Reception is September 5, 6-9 pm; and the Artists’ Reception is Sunday September 7, 2-4 pm. The 12x16 Gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5; it’s open Thursday through Sunday 11-5 pm, and the telephone number is 503/432-3513. The gallery is online at:

Putter’s Bar and Grill reopens. Woodstock stalwart Putter’s Bar and Grill, forced to close on the 4500 block of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard when most of the block was sold for a New Seasons Market, has found new quarters and reopened just east of S.E. 72nd on Woodstock Boulevard, next to Woodstock Chainsaw and Mower.

“Birthingway Breastfeeding Center” opens in Woodstock. The nonprofit “Birthingway Breastfeeding Center” held a grand opening on August 14, as it opened to serve women from its new location at 5627 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. As of September first, the center will be open for free weight checks every Monday, 10 am to 2 pm; “stop by to weigh your baby with a lactation consultant – all families are welcome to utilize this service”. A facilitated Mothers Support Group will be held every Monday, 10:30-noon, starting October 6th. The telephone number of the center is 503/762-1632; online at:

Brooklyn Park Pub offers community event. The Brooklyn Park Pub announces that it, and Oakshire Brewing, are sponsoring a Brooklyn neighborhood event, “Art, Cart, and Crafts” from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, September 13th, hosted at the pub. “From fine art to jewelry, the Brooklyn neighborhood is showing off some of its local craft makers. ‘These Guys’ food cart will be doing special BBQ, paired with live bluegrass music to accompany it. It’s a 21 and over event.” 3400 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

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