Odd Fellows of Portland - a heritage of caring

Odd Fellows of Portland - a heritage of caring

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Life on the east side of Portland in the 1880’s was decidedly rural,...

Holiday décor, elegant homes, highlight Duniway Home Tour

Holiday décor, elegant homes, highlight Duniway Home Tour

For the 36th year, families opened their doors and gave tours as part of the Duniway Holiday Home...

Bullseye Glass employees again create art in glass - on their own time

Bullseye Glass employees again create art in glass - on their own time

Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Brooklyn is holding its 13th annual “Working Glass”...

An old Sellwood building holds many memories

An old Sellwood building holds many memories

SOUTHEAST HISTORY As the year 2014 comes to an end, the economy is improving – which is good for...

"Window Project" to promote business on Foster Road

A “Creative Engagement” grant from Southeast Uplift has been awarded to the...


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Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Shoppers and crafters gathered in the cafeteria for the Grout School Holiday Bazaar.
December 22, 2014

Grout Holiday Bazaar raises funds for student field trip

by Rita A. Leonard
The Grout School Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 22, was held to raise funds to assist the school’s fifth graders to attend Science Camp. In the process, it drew some 150 people to an early…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - At Lewis Elementary School in Woodstock, Shawn Jaquiss chaired the second annual Childrens Book Harvest, which aims to provide free books to children in the third grade.
December 22, 2014

Lewis Elementary jumps into "Book Harvest"

by Rita A. Leonard
Literacy was the November focus, as Portland Public Schools held its second annual “Children’s Book Harvest”, in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank. The program solicits donations of new…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - James Maynard, on the staff at Westmorelands Wallace Books, plans a January 23rd free local author event at SMILE Station in Sellwood, featuring readings by poet/authors Kate Gray and Paulann Petersen.
December 22, 2014

Wallace Books listed as "AAA Favorite"; January author event…

by Rita A. Leonard
Westmoreland’s Wallace Books was featured in the November-December Issue of “Via”, the magazine of AAA Oregon for members in the Pacific Northwest. The distinctive little blue-and-yellow…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - PP&R Teen Environmental Educator Kelly Rosteck here makes bows with volunteer Rebecca Sturges.
December 22, 2014

Parks volunteers again create hundreds of Holiday wreaths

by David F. Ashton
For 25 years, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) volunteers have gathered on the last weekend in November at Tabor Yard, on S.E. Division Street, to decorate hundreds of Holiday wreaths. “We…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - One of the Native American Family Day organizers, Sheryl Juber, spends a moment with her grandkids Nahela, Yazzie, and Andrew.
December 22, 2014

Food and crafts highlight PP&R "Native American Family Day"

by David F. Ashton
As part of Native American Heritage Month, the fourth Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace took place on November 1 at Portland Park & Recreation’s Mt. Scott Community Center, at…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - St. Agatha Catholic School students Jared Hainley, Zakari Lutz, and Kiriahna Edline show the hundreds of Hot Wheels toys that church families donated to the Oaks Bottom Lions Club to take to a health clinic in Mexico.
December 22, 2014

St. Agatha kids give Lions Club "Hot Wheels"

by David F. Ashton
For several years, members of the Oaks Bottom Lions Club have joined with other clubs in the region to provide eye examinations and eyeglasses to patients they serve in Mexico or other Central…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Mayor Charlie Hales presents the 2014 Spirit of Portland Community Award to Hacienda CDC Executive Director Victor Merced; and its Board Chair, Guillermo Sandoval, from Banner Bank.
December 22, 2014

Southeast's "Portland Mercado" wins Spirit of Portland Award

by David F. Ashton
Attendees from Inner Southeast had to travel quite a distance to attend the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony this year, on the evening of November 6; but an organization on S.E. Foster…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Learning Gardens Laboratory educator Heidi Schmidgall gives prize drawing tickets to folks visiting the Harvest Fair.
December 22, 2014

Farm fun abounds, at Learning Gardens Lab's "Harvest Fest"

by David F. Ashton
Families were making their way into the “Learning Gardens Laboratory” on the an afternoon near Hallowe’en, bent on attending the annual Harvest Party – and disregarding the steady drizzle.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Wine and Delis Gregg Fujino told THE BEE before the party started that again this year hed be uncorking this huge nine liter-bottle of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte for the stores 29th anniversary celebration on December 6.
December 22, 2014

Woodstock Wine & Deli breaks out the bubbly

by David F. Ashton
The staff of Woodstock Wine and Deli was busily tidying up the shop in the last week of November, getting ready for the store’s 29th anniversary celebration. Owner Gregg Fujino was checking out…
December 17, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
DECEMBER 19 Fundraiser: Four course Italian dinner! FIRST Robotics Team 1432 is holding its annual fundraiser, a four-course Italian dinner, tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Reedwood Friends…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteers gather at the Halloween party from the Woodstock Neighborhood Association: Vice-Chair Elisa Edgington, Jacky Jarrahzadeh, Terry Griffiths, Nicole Craigmiles, and Ruth Williams; and, seated, Tristan Tarwater and Becky Luening.
Dec 01, 2014

Costumed characters galore at Woodstock Hallowe'en

by David F. Ashton
Thanks to the efforts of Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) volunteers, “Hallowe’en on Woodstock” brought out costumed kids – and a few adults – to “Trick or Treat” at businesses along the…
Dallas Schenk and Robert Bradford negotiating the watery entryway of Oaks Park in the flood of 1964; the photo is taken from Oaks Park calendar in Joannes collection, obtained for her by Glenn La Fontaine.
Nov 29, 2014

Oaks park still going strong, 50 years after the 1964 flood

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Some people get to witness history; others become a part of history. JoAnne Schenk, with the help of her dad and their little motorboat became part of the story of the historic…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Dozens of Llewellyn kids and parents were taken in by Bob Schnyder, whose Halloween costume in the parade was to appear as Lewellyn Elementary School Principal Joe Galati!
Nov 29, 2014

Hallowe'en tradition continues: Monsters March in Westmoreland

by David F. Ashton
The tradition of holding an afternoon costumed “march” through Westmoreland on the Sunday before Hallowe’en continued on October 26, as countless families turned out for the Moreland Monster…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Creston Kenilworth Neighborhood Association Chair Rachel Davies and Reed Neighborhood Association Chair Marisha Childs pause for a BEE photo at the October 25 combined Reed and Creston-Kenilworth clean-up.
Nov 29, 2014

Two neighborhoods come together for a clean-up

by David F. Ashton
Volunteers from the Reed Neighborhood Association and Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association joined on October 25 to hold a “Neighborhood Clean-up” next to the Tucker-Maxon School on S.E.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In their new Sellwood deli FeastWorks, Chef Ashley Bisagna and charcuterie master Ethan Bisagna now offer their handmade meats, all year long.
Nov 29, 2014

New Tacoma Street charcuterie gains following

by David F. Ashton
FARMERS MARKET FAVORITE There is a famous quotation: “Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made”. That is often misattributed to Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck –…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Performer Moe Phillips rocks out at the Southside Pajama Party Concert in Woodstock.
Nov 29, 2014

Woodstock nonprofit puts on a pajama dance party for kids

by David F. Ashton
They were “jammin’ in their jammies” during the late afternoon of Saturday, November 8th, in Woodstock’s Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church’s gymnasium – as another Southeast “Swap & Play”…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Kristin Pool shops at the Gathering Together Farm booth at the Moreland Farmers Market. Theyre from Philomath, near Corvallis.
Nov 29, 2014

Raindrops mark Moreland Farmers Market closing day

by David F. Ashton
This season, vendors and shoppers at the Moreland Farmers Market – one of the few mid-week markets in Portland – enjoyed great weather just about every week. “It's a little bit sad to see such a…
Nov 29, 2014

From your Library: A cure for the homework season blues

by Brianne Williams, Sellwood Branch Library
BOOKMARK Here’s something to cheer students up during homework season: Multnomah County Library’s Homework Center, and all of the learning resources below, are FREE with your library card number…
Photo Credit: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - In Woodstock, Ottos new mural includes a portrait (in the upper center) of Otto Eichentopf, the familys patriarch, who began the business in 1922 as Ottos Meat Market.
Nov 29, 2014

Otto's new mural brings the German Alps to Woodstock

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The sun is down, and no one is around. That’s the time Michael Burge Smith prefers to paint murals – such as the nearly 1,000 square foot one he has painted for the Eichentopfs, the owners of…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In costume for the Halloween theme of the final Woodstock Farmers Market of the regular weekly season, Megan Best holds dragon Theo, as centurions Joel and Conner stand guard.
Nov 29, 2014

Woodstock Farmers Market closes after brisk season

by David F. Ashton
At the stroke of 10:00 am on Sunday, October 26, the Woodstock Farmers Market opened for its last regular day of the season. The rain clouds that went skittering by didn’t dampen the enthusiasm…