"Paul's Party" at CHS - poignant and memorable

The March 7 event held at the Melody Ballroom was officially called was “Cleveland’s...

McCullough:

McCullough: "Neighborhoods need better old-fashioned communication"

Hundreds of Portlanders gathered at the Ambridge Center on February 28, for the City of Portland...

Spokane Street neighbors battle vandals with creek-side art

Spokane Street neighbors battle vandals with creek-side art

A tight-knit group of neighbors along S.E. Spokane Street, between 19th and 21st Avenues, got...

Inspired Llewellyn student makes fundraising CD

Inspired Llewellyn student makes fundraising CD

To support a cause that sparks their imagination, some grade school kids will ask for donations,...

Foster-Powell's

Foster-Powell's "Red Castle Games" celebrates five years

The mood was definitely celebratory at Red Castle Games on March 7, as this independent store,...

Shakespeare steps up, at Post5 Theatre

Shakespeare steps up, at Post5 Theatre

Since it moved to Sellwood late last year, many people have gone to enjoy one or more productions...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - Cleveland High School Theater Instructor Tom Beckett directs a large scene from the upcoming production of Stage Door.
April 03, 2015

"Stage Door" show opens at Cleveland High

by David F. Ashton
During March, the cast and crew with the Cleveland High School (CHS) Theater Department began set-building and rehearsals for their mid-April presentation of the play, “Stage Door”. “This show…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - The Homestead Schoolhouse on Woodstock Boulevard was recently purchased by the couple who had been renting it for their preschool, Keli and Kiley Cronen - shown here with their one-year-old twin boys, and their seven-year-old son, Sims.
April 03, 2015

Renters of "Homestead Schoolhouse" buy it; summer program planned

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Directly across from Otto’s Sausage Kitchen is an iconic Woodstock house. Built in 1912, it has had several lives. This house was once owned by Ole Lilleoreon, who used it as a gallery and…
DAVID F. ASHTON - New JCWC Executive Director G.S. Newberry pitches in, working on a fence in Westmoreland Park.
April 03, 2015

Johnson Creek Watershed Council selects new leader

by David F. Ashton
After the December departure of former Executive Director Matt Clark, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) Board of Directors announced that Daniel G.S. Newberry had been selected to fill…
RITA A. LEONARD - Dawn Seymour, owner of Fiber Rhythm on Milwaukie Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood, displays a knit hat, and a dog jacket made with reflective yarn.
April 03, 2015

Brooklyn's Fiber Rhythm: Yarn, classes, and fiber arts

by Rita A. Leonard
Since opening last fall in Brooklyn, “Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design” has developed a loyal following. The shop offers unique yarns – bamboo, silk, recycled, and reflective – classes, and rentals…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Many volunteers put up wire mesh to keep dogs and kids from straying into the fragile and newly-planted wetland area at Westmoreland Park during this years JCWC Watershed-Wide Event.
April 03, 2015

Watershed volunteers clean up Westmoreland Park

by David F. Ashton
For the seventeeth year in a row, The Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) coordinated what they called an “epic feat of environmental restoration” on Saturday morning, March 7th, as part of…
April 03, 2015

Brooklyn's Sacred Heart Parish plans new Fellowship Hall

by Rita A. Leonard
On Wednesday, March 18, Sacred Heart Parish shared their plans for building a new fellowship hall with Brooklyn neighbors. The meeting at Sacred Heart Church was moderated by Pastor Bob…
RITA A. LEONARD - Molly Baggao, new co-owner of Branches in Westmoreland, will add more gift items to the longtime card and curio shop on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.
April 03, 2015

Westmoreland's "Branches" has new owner, new look

by Rita A. Leonard
“Branches”, Westmoreland’s long-established card and gift shop at 6656 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, is branching out. Molly and Arville Baggao purchased the shop last fall from Kayleen Langfeldt, and…
RITA A. LEONARD - Sellwood teen Aidan Burns, a seventh grader at Sellwood Middle School, qualified for the state level competition in the annual National Geographic Bee.
April 03, 2015

Students shine at Sellwood Middle School

by Rita A. Leonard
Students at Sellwood Middle School have been busy, the past few months, raking in kudos for outstanding achievement. Recent successes include a stellar showing in the Project Second Wind food…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This old PGE building is now the home of Viewpoint Software on S.E. Water Avenue, just north of OMSI and the Ross Island Bridge.
April 03, 2015

Another old PGE building gets new life, near OMSI

by David F. Ashton
It’s a matter of record that the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry moved from near the Zoo in Washington Park down into a former electric generating facility just north of the Ross Island…
RITA A. LEONARD - Live music from The Denim Wedding Band provided live entertainment for the breakfast crowd at this years Meals on Wheels Flapjack fundraiser on Milwaukie Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
April 03, 2015

"Meals On Wheels" in Brooklyn raises funds with flapjacks

by Rita A. Leonard
An unseasonably warm and sunny March 8th was dawning, as some two hundred diners turned out for a “Flapjack Fund Raiser” supporting the “Meals On Wheels” service in Brooklyn. The volunteer-run…

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Mar 31, 2015

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
in Inner Southeast Portland APRIL 2 Maundy Thursday Services in Sellwood. Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue will hold Maundy Thursday Services at 12 pm and 7 pm today. All are…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CITY OF PORTLAND ARCHIVES - The Brooklyn Pharmacy is shown here on the southeast corner of Milwaukie Avenue and Powell Boulevard, in a photo taken in 1936. The Atlantic Richfield Company bought the property in 1967, demolishing the building and replacing it with an Arco Service Station. In its 118 year history, the Brooklyn Pharmacy has had to survive several moves before reaching its current location on the west side of Milwaukie, a block south of Powell.
Mar 06, 2015

The long and distinguished service of Brooklyn Pharmacy

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY The headline story in the December, 2013 issue of THE BEE was “Pharmacy Smashed”. It told how the driver of a pickup truck had managed to ram into the front of the Brooklyn…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The Watershed Building at 5040 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, just south of McLoughlin, is home to a remarkable number of industrial arts businesses.
Mar 06, 2015

Iconic Westmoreland building makes room for new tenants

by Rita A. Leonard
It was originally a Portland Public Schools facility, the “Vocational Village”. When vacated by the school system, it acquired a new name – the Watershed Building – and new occupants. The…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Gregg Fujino of Woodstock Wine & Deli, the location of this years WCBA Annual Meeting, serves Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish.
Mar 06, 2015

Business leaders celebrate Woodstock district

by David F. Ashton
COMMISSIONER FISH KEYNOTES Although it was closed for the evening, Woodstock Wine & Deli nonetheless hosted a full house in the evening of February 2, as members and guests of the Woodstock…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Phillip J. Berns (as Lawrence) and Pat Janowski (as Amanda) work out a scene from a Tennessee Williams parody called For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, in the Post5 Theatre production of DURANG DURANG.
Mar 06, 2015

Wacky show on stage at Sellwood's new "Post5 Theatre"

by David F. Ashton
Actors affiliated with Sellwood’s new Post5 Theatre group are well known in Portland for bringing William Shakespeare’s stories to life on stage. But their new six-shows-in-one presentation…
Photo Credit: EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS - What lies in store for this recently-sold property, formerly the home The Shabby Nest Antiques, at the corner of 13th and Lambert Streets in Sellwood, is yet unclear.
Mar 06, 2015

Development removing two vintage homes in Sellwood-Westmoreland

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Changes are afoot for two vintage houses at opposite ends of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. One, a single family house on the south side of S.E. Harold Street between…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Sellwood Middle School Chess Club player Lucas Petersen ponders his next move.
Mar 06, 2015

Inner Southeast "mental athletes" again compete at chessboards

by David F. Ashton
Local nonprofit “Chess for Success” held its “Athletics for the Mind” regional competition for middle school students at four locations in the greater Portland area on February 7, including…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - The February meeting of the Brooklyn neighborhoods Gideons Orchard Design and Planning Committee included, from left: Don Stephens, Aurora LeMieux, Mike OConnor, Jill Williams, Celeste Ramsay, and Lee Kamrass.
Mar 06, 2015

"Gideon's Orchard" launched in Brooklyn with March 3rd party

by Rita A. Leonard
Plans for Brooklyn's new orchard are finally coming to fruition. A February 5th meeting of the Gideon's Orchard Design and Planning Committee discussed ways to introduce the proposed orchard…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Cole Akeman, new co-owner of the Ugly Mug Coffee Shop on S.E. 13th  is making coffee and making friends, at the Sellwood shop.
Mar 06, 2015

New owners: No changes for Sellwood's "Ugly Mug"

by David F. Ashton
After making the Ugly Mug Coffee Shop on S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood a neighborhood attraction for a dozen years, owner Kim Nudelman decided to “hang up her apron” – to focus on getting a…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - The Foster Area Business Association Directors for 2015 are President Matthew Micetic from Red Castle Games; Vice President Steve Woolard of Carts on Foster; Treasurer-Secretary Laura Kropft from Steve Turmell Designs, and immediate Past President Kristin ONeill of Knockout Words.
Mar 06, 2015

"Vitality" sought by Foster Road business leaders

by David F. Ashton
Members and guests of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) met in the “Pod Bar” at HYPERLINK "