Train enthusiasts plan second national tour for SP 4449

Train enthusiasts plan second national tour for SP 4449

Portland owns three locomotives; learn how that happened, and the special history of one of them...

County Fair celebrates 111 years on Memorial Day weekend

County Fair celebrates 111 years on Memorial Day weekend

The county stopped supporting it years ago, but volunteers keep the Multnomah County Fair going...

Brentwood Park showered with orange Easter Eggs

Brentwood Park showered with orange Easter Eggs

Inner Southeast is home to one of the most original Easter Egg hunts in the country -- it...

SMILE 'Easter Egg Hunt' still draws big crowds

SMILE 'Easter Egg Hunt' still draws big crowds

The athletic fields at the south end of the park offer egg excitement for about seven minutes to...

Fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Brooklyn Park

Fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Brooklyn Park

It's a new tradition in Brooklyn, but the community Easter Egg Hunt is no less popular there

Confusion over a bowling alley on S.E. Powell

Confusion over a bowling alley on S.E. Powell

Has it been sold? Will it continue? If not, when will it close, and what will replace it?

Llewellyn Elementary School in 'Mad Hatter's Ball' fundraiser

Llewellyn Elementary School in 'Mad Hatter's Ball' fundraiser

'Alice in Wonderland' inspires an auction at this Westmoreland elementary school


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(Image is Clickable Link) ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey
May 17, 2017

ENTREE 2017 Reader's Food Survey

by Pamplin Media Group
Let us know your favorite restaurants in the Portland Metro area for a chance to win a gift certificate to Clarke's in Lake Oswego
ERIC NORBERG - At the grant presentation, in the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse.
May 05, 2017

Southeast Rotary Club makes cash grants

by THE BEE
Nonprofits in Southeast Portland are the recipients of this Rotary Club's annual grants
BECKY LUENING - The Woodstock Laundry has a new owner and new washers and dryers, but some residents have been taking their washing there for thirty years or more. THE BEE visited as the upgrade and remodel was getting underway.
May 05, 2017

New owner brings upgrades to 'Woodstock Laundry'

by Becky Luening
A new owner revitalizes a longtime neighborhood business and community resource


DAVID F. ASHTON - Jena Hughes, from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, learned about a community engagement and action plan for BDNA from Portland State University students Shannon Williams and Samuel Garcia.
May 05, 2017

Brentwood-Darlington hosts 'Connection Fair'

by David F. Ashton
An Inner Southeast neighborhood wants its residents to be better connected with the city and its resources
RITA A. LEONARD - Steven Hyun welcomes beer lovers to the new Iron Tap Station in Brooklyn, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.
May 05, 2017

Beer emporium opens in south Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
Beer joins doughnuts in the street level commercial space of the new 'Brooklyn Yard' apartment building
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Outgoing Woodstock Youth Librarian Peter Ford (left) and incoming Youth Librarian Natalie Shilling both love reading books to preschoolers during library storytimes. Many books have relevant themes - such as friendship, in Extraordinary Jane.
May 05, 2017

Woodstock's 'Youth Librarian' transition

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A changing of the guard at the Woodstock Branch Library
BECKY LUENING - Socializing at Double Mountain brewpub.
May 05, 2017

Business mixer in Woodstock

by THE BEE
In addition to its monthly meeting, this business association adds a social component
May 01, 2017

MAY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
Events and Activities in Inner Southeast Portland for the month of May
RITA A. LEONARD - Su Jin and Minki Kim have opened the new Sushi Shoko Restaurant on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, in the same spot as the former Tanis.
April 01, 2017

Sushi Shoko Restaurant opens in Woodstock

by Rita A. Leonard
The name has changed, but Woodstock's sushi continues to please, and in the same location
COURTESY OF AUDREY CRIBBS AND THE SMILE HISTORY COMMITTEE - Confectioneries began popping up in Westmoreland and Sellwood in the 1920s and were favorite hangouts for teenagers, kids, and a general social gathering place for residents. Here, Lester C. Shorty is leaning against his confectionery on 13th Avenue, at which he offered ice cream, sodas, baked goods - and cigars for men only.
March 31, 2017

Southeast History: Sellwood in the Roaring 1920's

by Dana Beck
This month: What Inner Southeast was like, one hundred years ago

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ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Sumner College nursing students in front of Woodstock Grand Central Bakery, where they sold art and asked for donations as a fundraiser for local low-income mothers and children. Woodstock resident and nursing student Marlena Egle, with whom we spoke, is third from left.
Mar 31, 2017

Nursing students hold frosty fundraiser in Woodstock

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
A Southeast money-raising effort spotlights the work of an area nonprofit
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Matt Glynn [left] and James Emond love working at The Missing Link. Owner Emond says, What is good for our customers and community is good for The Missing Link.
Mar 31, 2017

Woodstock's bike shop: 'The Missing Link'

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
As one bicycle shop leaves Woodstock, the other rises to prominence
RITA A. LEONARD - Mike Goodwin is Taproom Manager at Ross Island Brewings new location at 730 S.E. Powell Boulevard.
Mar 31, 2017

Local brewer opens taproom on Powell Blvd

by Rita A. Leonard
A brewery opens a new taproom for the Brooklyn neighborhood
DAVID F. ASHTON - The crew of the HMS Astounding Poseidon sets off on their own journey through history, as part of Llewellyn Elementary Schools Sailing Day.
Mar 31, 2017

Llewellyn Elementary's student voyagers hold 'Sailing Day'

by David F. Ashton
Sailing the seas in their imagination -- and in their classrooms -- students learn about explorers
DAVID F. ASHTON - Helping people of all ages and skill levels enjoy Argentine Tango is what ex-Reed-student Alex Krebs does - and he enjoys it.
Apr 01, 2017

Reed physics major turns tango teacher in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Argentine Tango is different from the kind you think of -- but it's worth finding out about
RITA A. LEONARD - Volunteer Lora Clements cleans weeds from a raised garden bed at the Foster-Powell Community Garden.
Mar 31, 2017

Foster-Powell Community Garden survives cold and snowy winter

by Rita A. Leonard
It seemed an antic idea -- a community garden planted on top of an asphalt parking lot. But it works
RITA A. LEONARD - The shiny new Brooklyn Yard Apartments on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at McLoughlin opened with a party on February 3.
Mar 31, 2017

Grand opening art party opens 'Brooklyn Yard Apartments'

by Rita A. Leonard
The building looks industrial -- reflective of the nearby trainyard -- but the inside is inviting
DAVID F. ASHTON - Meet the new FABA Board of Directors - Justin Amrine of the Starday Tavern; Traci Hildner from Lucky Larder; Matthew Micetic of Red Castle Games; Kathy Chang from Concise Communications; Ben Martinez-Bateman of the Martinez-Bateman Development Initiative; Laura Kropf from Steve Turmell Visual Communications; Allen Rowand of Gray Dog Digital; and Steve Woolard from Carts on Foster.
Mar 31, 2017

FABA: Businesses learn Foster Road rejuvenation delayed

by David F. Ashton
Although the upgrade of Foster Road still evokes emotions pro and con, FABA rolls on, and has a new Board...
DAVID F. ASHTON - Neighbors James and Adah Garone, and Jenna Wilson, told THE BEE they were on hand to help clean up Crystal Springs Creek in Westmoreland Park, during the JCWC Watershed-Wide Event.
Mar 31, 2017

Volunteers again clean up Johnson Creek's watershed

by David F. Ashton
You clean up around the river -- and it gets dirty again. Happens every year. So, every year volunteers clean it up again
RITA A. LEONARD - Cleveland High School student Jimmy Tang, at right, makes Chinese Rooster hats for Gabriella, 9 and Romana, 3 (this is the Chinese Year of the Rooster).
Mar 31, 2017

Sellwood's 'Oodles 4 Kids' celebrates Diversity Day

by Rita A. Leonard
There are many ways to celebrate diversity, and Oodles in Sellwood showed how it's done