Before there was a Casting Pond: Westmoreland's airfield

Before there was a Casting Pond: Westmoreland's airfield

SOUTHEAST HISTORY On June 8th, 1912, Silas Christofferson attempted one of the most dynamic and...

Old Sellwood Bridge 'parts art' displayed at library

Old Sellwood Bridge 'parts art' displayed at library

The project to recycle concrete and rebar from the old Sellwood Bridge into gifts for sale, in...

Ardenwald again hosts an August of free concerts

Ardenwald again hosts an August of free concerts

The four-week Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Summer Concerts’ season began on Thursday evening...

Reed neighborhood auto shop hosts 'Big Truck Day'

Reed neighborhood auto shop hosts 'Big Truck Day'

The co-owner of “Green Drop Garage”, Farhad Ghafarzade, freely admitted that the...

Apartment building to replace 1891 home in Westmoreland

Apartment building to replace 1891 home in Westmoreland

SOUTHEAST HISTORY The late 19th Century house at the southwest corner of S.E. Yukon Street and...

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37th "Sundae in the Park" draws thousands to Sellwood Park

Longtime Sellwood and Westmoreland residents and newcomers alike once again flocked to upper...


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ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Peeking out of the new Fish n Chips window at the Portland Fish Market are, left to right: Ben Berkowitz, Brandi Shirley, and Agnes Berkowitz.
September 02, 2016

Woodstock fish market celebrates anniversary, prepares retail…

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The Portland Fish Market, at S.E. 44th and Woodstock Boulevard, in the space formerly occupied by Radio Shack, celebrated its second anniversary on August 15th. Agnes Berkowitz, co-owner, tells…
RITA A. LEONARD - The new Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom is officially open at 4336 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard.
September 02, 2016

Long-awaited brewpub opens on Woodstock Boulevard

by Rita A. Leonard
For months the windows have been papered over, and there were only whispers about what business might be moving in. In July the paper came down, the name went up, and shortly afterward the doors…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This artist, offering slow camera images by painting on-the-spot portraits, is Simran Gleason.
September 02, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington hosts 'Art Party' for National Night Out

by David F. Ashton
On the first week in August, many Portland neighborhoods host a “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) party – which might range from street fairs to picnics to concerts. Last year’s NNO…


ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - One Far West Recycling staffperson says he likes to think of their depot as one stop recycling. At 4930 S.E. 26th, between Holgate and Steele Streets, this company takes not only curbside recyclables but many things not able to be recycled at the curb.
September 02, 2016

Recycling those difficult things, in Inner Southeast

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
It is easy to throw old things into the garbage, but what happens when landfills reach capacity, and more land has to be found for new dump sites? It isn’t always convenient to recycle, but it…
September 01, 2016

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
In September, in Southeast SEPTEMBER 10 “Strut Your Mutt” animal fundraiser today in Sellwood. “Strut Your Mutt” is a nonprofit fundraising walk to support Best Friends, as well as local animal…
Here it is: The storied Velocipede - here shown in a catalog from the Pope Manufacturing Company, which sold a Columbia Bicycle that they insisted a cyclist could use to pedal ten miles in 7 hours and 18 minutes! Most of their models could be ordered by mail and shipped to a consumer on the West Coast, back in the 1880s.
August 05, 2016

Bicycling: What goes around, comes around - on wheels

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Bicycling enthusiasts in Inner Southeast have been pedaling around on bicycles from the beginnings of the city here on the east bank of the Willamette River. Portland is…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - The Woodstock committee planning new street murals includes, from left: Bryan Gilbert, Cloud City Ice Cream; Elisa Edgington, WNA Chairperson and a Board member of the WCBA; Kevin Myers, Reed College; Gene Dieringer, Dieringers Properties; Erin Beauchamp, Red Fox Vintage; Angie Even, Woodstock Stakeholders; and Laurie Flynn, owner of the Delta Café building.
August 05, 2016

More murals on the way for Woodstock Boulevard

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
At the July Woodstock Neighborhood Association meeting Angie Even, a Woodstock neighborhood property owner and a spokesperson for the Woodstock Stakeholders group, reported on plans for…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - Rachel Ginocchio displays a Sellwood Bridge keepsake box, assembled by students of Sellwood Middle School, to be sold - with proceeds benefiting the school.
August 05, 2016

Sellwood Bridge debris raises money for school

by David F. Ashton
Now that everything but the “detour bridge” piers have been removed, the old Sellwood Bridge is quickly becoming a fading memory. But, before all of the rubble was hauled away, Sellwood’s Rachel…
RITA A. LEONARD - Katie Proctor has set up a kids reading area at her new comic book store on S.E. Division, Books With Pictures.
August 05, 2016

Comic book store opens on S.E. Division Street

by Rita A. Leonard
“Books With Pictures”, a new graphic book store for all ages, opened June 1 at 1100 S.E. Division Street, in the “Jimmy's Tire” building. The bright and inviting business is owned by Katie…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Keegan Smith and The Fam begin their set at the first Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts in the Park show of the season.
August 05, 2016

Summer concerts enliven Riverfront Park through August 8

by David F. Ashton
Taking advantage of lovely summer weather, hundreds of music lovers came to Sellwood Riverfront Park for the Portland Parks & Recreation “Concerts in the Park” series, starting this year on July…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Portlands Dahlia Queen Myrtle Bloomfield shows two of her husbands hybridized varieties, Half A and Myrtles Folly.
Aug 05, 2016

Centenarian 'Dahlia Queen' reigns over annual show

by David F. Ashton
At the end of August, 100-year-old Myrtle Bloomfield will be leaving her “castle” in the Foster-Powell neighborhood temporarily, to become Portland’s “Dahlia Queen” at the American Dahlia…
RITA A. LEONARD - Venn Chair developer Tyler Benner, left, of the Brooklyn neighborhood, displays (and sits on) his spherical chairs - with the products designer and manufacturer, Fine Karunamit.
Aug 05, 2016

Brooklynite invents new chair; it's made in Southeast

by Rita A. Leonard
Recently, Brooklyn neighborhood resident Tyler Benner developed a new business producing comfortable air-filled chairs for home and office. The “Venn chair” – inspired, he says, by the Venn…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Following the parade precursor of classic cars, the marchers set out on the route of the 23rd annual Eastmoreland Fourth of July Neighborhood Parade.
Aug 05, 2016

Eastmoreland Fourth of July Parade continues tradition

by David F. Ashton
Under the direction of coordinator Steve Baker, the 23rd annual Eastmoreland Fourth of July Neighborhood Parade and Sausage Fest again started at the Duniway Elementary School grounds.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - More than simply neighbors out for a Saturday morning stroll: it's the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association Independence Day Parade on July 2nd!
Aug 05, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington Independence Day parade again flourishes

by David F. Ashton
On and off, over the last few years, the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association has hosted Independence Day celebrations and parades. “Many neighborhood families are celebrating with a…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Organic Mealtime Bites creators, marketers, and chefs - Darcy and Dustin Kochis - prepare to make a batch of their Bites.
Aug 05, 2016

Woodstock couple create new line of baby food

by David F. Ashton
Woodstock residents Darcy and Dustin Kochis said that the grocery store category of “baby food” wasn’t at all something they’d ever thought about – until their son Jude joined the family a…
RITA A. LEONARD - Max Grad uses forklift in the process of performing upgrades to The Watershed Building, just south of the McLoughlin overcrossing, at 5040 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.
Aug 05, 2016

Amidst changing surroundings, Westmoreland's Watershed Building…

by Rita A. Leonard
Since THE BEE’s article about the place last year, chronicling the many businesses at Westmoreland’s “Watershed Building”, just south of McLoughlin Boulevard at 5040 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, there…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Troubadour Brian Oberlin entertains, during the Spirit of Foster Tasting Tour stop at Carts on Foster.
Aug 05, 2016

Foster Road businesses host 'Tasting Tour'

by David F. Ashton
While looking for a new summertime promotional event, members and leaders of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) settled on an inaugural “Spirit of Foster Tasting Tour”, which took place…
Aug 05, 2016

Woodstock and Sellwood Branch Libraries primed for your summer…

by Larry Will, Sellwood Branch Library
BOOKMARK The Multnomah County Library Woodstock and Sellwood branches in Inner Southeast Portland have many ways to help you to enjoy the rest of summer. The Summer Reading Program continues…
Aug 01, 2016

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN AUGUST

by THE BEE
IN INNER SOUTHEAST AUGUST 4 Ardenwald National Night Out concert. The Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association presents its annual National Night Out party and concert, free, in…