The origins of Westmoreland Park

The origins of Westmoreland Park

SOUTHEAST HISTORY From Archery to baseball, lawn bowling to milk carton boat races – since its...

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Tiny "Oaks Bottom Overlook" park completed on Bybee Curve

Early October work completed a new “pocket park” under the SMILE Christmas Tree, on the...

JCWC presents Johnson Creek art show

JCWC presents Johnson Creek art show

MATT CLARK DEPARTING Friends and supporters of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC)...

Woodstock businesspeople enjoy sausage celebration

Woodstock businesspeople enjoy sausage celebration

There wasn’t any official business conducted at a special evening meeting of the Woodstock...

Better weather smiled on

Better weather smiled on "Fun on Foster" celebration this year

From the western end of S.E. Foster Road at 50th Avenue, and continuing on to the east well past...

Woodstock Library hosts annual Mid-Autumn Fest

Woodstock Library hosts annual Mid-Autumn Fest

The Woodstock Branch Library was teeming with “Zh?ngqi? Festival” celebrants. In this...

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November 23, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND NOVEMBER 28 “Holiday Express” train rides start today – for three weeks. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation brings back its very popular round trip steam train excursions…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Author Edith Mirante holds a bamboo comb made by Southeast Asian tribal artisans - described in her new travel book, The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asias Negrito Indigenous Peoples.
October 31, 2014

Well-traveled Sellwood author publishes third book

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood author Edith Mirante has just published her third travel book. Focused on the life of a little-known tribal race settled in India and the Philippines, the 289-page work is entitled,…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Volunteers Phyllis Johnstone and Dennis Puetz help with the annual deadheading of the roses, in Ladds Additions rose test gardens just north of the Brooklyn neighborhood.
October 31, 2014

Volunteers deadhead roses for winter in Ladd's Addition

by Rita A. Leonard
Although the original William Ladd holdings in Southeast Portland included what is now Eastmoreland and much of today’s Westmoreland, the Ladd name lives on mainly in the quirky,…
October 31, 2014

New Southeast barbeque restaurant offers "a taste of summer" all…

by Rita A. Leonard
In Sellwood, Eleni’s Greek cuisine has given way to American barbeque – as the former restaurant has elected to concentrate on Eleni’s Philoxenia, its other location downtown, in the Pearl…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Donna Deering, VP of Catering for Elephants Catering and Events, checks the table settings for the St. Agatha Catholic School Benefit Dinner along with event organizer April Lough.
October 31, 2014

St. Agatha School builds trust fund with annual dinner

by David F. Ashton
The gymnasium of Sellwood’s St. Agatha Catholic School was decked out, including mood lighting and live “cocktail hour” music, on the evening of October 5. The school’s third annual Benefit…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - JCWC restoration volunteer Paul Ciri hoists a bag of debris, with the help of PP&R worker Scott Matthews and volunteer Randall Magahay.
October 31, 2014

Volunteers give Errol Heights Park some TLC

by David F. Ashton
It was a cheerful Saturday morning towards the end of summer when volunteers converged on S.E. 52nd Avenue and Tenino Drive – at Errol Heights Nature Park, just south of the Community Garden.…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Greg Mowery of the Reed Neighborhood was the one who developed the idea for a new local cookbook: Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook. Its on sale now.
October 31, 2014

Reed Neighborhood publisher produces local cookbook

by Rita A. Leonard
Reed Neighborhood resident Greg Mowery has been promoting books for nearly forty years. Along with partners Ross Eberman and Dick Owsiany of Carpe Diem Books, in 2011 he published a collection…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteer Mason Parker picks up trash in Johnson Creek Park.
October 31, 2014

Johnson Creek gets a cleaning, to prepare for winter

by David F. Ashton
Along six miles of Johnson Creek, from the confluence of Crystal Springs Creek out to the Brookside area in Lents, dozens of volunteers showed up ready to get wet and dirty in late summer. They…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Mateo & the Robbers provided live Bluegrass music during the Brooklyn Art, Cart, and Craft Show on September 13th.
October 31, 2014

"Art, Cart, and Craft Show" draws Brooklyn residents

by Rita A. Leonard
A special afternoon community event as summer ended, at the Brooklyn Park Pub, attracted scores of adult visitors to an “Art, Cart, and Craft Show”. The back-fenced patio, home to the “These…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Marty Richmond helps Doyle Sekora finish his new marionette.
October 31, 2014

Puppet workshop at Sellwood museum makes for creative play

by David F. Ashton
Instead of coming to look at figures or watch a show, families have also been coming to Sellwood’s Ping Pong's Pint Size Puppet Museum to learn the art of puppet building. During these…

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Oct 31, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
In November, in Inner Southeast NOVEMBER 1 Naturescaping workshop in Woodstock. A site planning workshop for previous participants of the “Naturescaping Basics” class presented by East Multnomah…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DON NELSON - The Moreland Theater opened in 1925. The couple shown on the left in this photo might be Ken and Geneva Cockerline, but that is not confirmed. The Cockerlines purchased the Moreland Theater in 1927; when Ken died in 1946 Geneva and her sister ran the Moreland Theater until about 1976. Chuck Nakvasil is the theaters current owner.
Oct 03, 2014

Going to the theater: Entertainment in early Portland

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY When the year 1910 opened, Sellwood was enjoying a time of abundant jobs and bright prospects. Lumbermen earned good wages at the Eastside Sawmill; and at the Sellwood…
Photo Credit: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Presenting Woodstocks self-described Fish Market Five: Two families are proprietors and managers of the new Portland Fish Market on Woodstock Boulevard. From left: Mike and Brandi Shirley, with their daughter Lexi - and Agnes and Ben Berkowitz.
Oct 03, 2014

Fresh fish market opens on Woodstock Blvd

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
On Friday, August 15th, Woodstock’s new “Portland Fish Market” opened in the retail space previously occupied by the Radio Shack store – at the corner of S.E. 44th and Woodstock Boulevard.…
Oct 03, 2014

Woodstock "Charrette" contracts signed; new dates set

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Last month’s BEE described a four-day workshop on neighborhood planning (“Charrette visioning planned to refine Woodstock’s growth”) that will take place in Woodstock in October. The Woodstock…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Fire damaged this landmark building at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard; now the property owners are demolishing it to make way for a new commercial center at the site.
Oct 03, 2014

New commercial center planned on 52nd in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
Now that the building that once housed Mike’s Auto Parts, at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, has been demolished, neighbors have asked about plans for the site. “The property owner is…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The owner of Brew Dr. Kombucha, Matt Thomas, left, stands with Master Distiller Seth OMalley, at the companys new distillery on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn.
Oct 03, 2014

Brooklyn's "Brew Dr. Kombucha" develops tea distillery

by Rita A. Leonard
During the past eleven years, “Brew Dr. Kombucha”, supplier for Townshend’s Tea Co., has built a remarkable following for its bottled fermented tea. Owner Matt Thomas reveals that as a natural…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Having climbed to the top of the Rock Mountain, Clair Kennedy-Wong, Eden Gittler, and Luci Kennedy-Wong survey - and enjoy - Westmorelands Nature Play Area.
Oct 03, 2014

October 25 is new date for Westmoreland Park Grand Opening

by David F. Ashton
The “Grand Re-Opening Celebration” for Westmoreland Park has been moved back to October 25, according to Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Community Engagement and Public Involvement Manager…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Chris Chen, new owner of the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building, says hell bring in a boutique print shop, instead of groceries, and will live in the back.
Oct 03, 2014

Former Eastmoreland Market faces new and different future

by David F. Ashton
Ever since the “e.moreland market & KITCHEN” abruptly closed its doors on October 20th of 2012, the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building which had served local residents since 1924 has…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - All swimmers heads turn toward the big screen, as The Lego Movie begins.
Oct 03, 2014

"Dive-in Movies" still make end-of-summer splash

by David F. Ashton
AFTER TWENTY YEARS As Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) begins to button up their outdoor swimming pools for the season, several of them provide a special event during their last week of…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - All signs point to volunteers Lauren Gross, Cindy Correll, and Katie Pichette, at the September 14th Sellwood Repair Café at Portland Homestead Supply.
Oct 03, 2014

Free fixes featured at "Repair Café"

by David F. Ashton
People headed to a special event in Sellwood – carrying toasters, lighting fixtures, and clothing – got quizzical looks from folks shopping on S.E. 13th Avenue on Sunday, September 14th. They…