Bicycling: What goes around, comes around - on wheels

Bicycling: What goes around, comes around - on wheels

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Bicycling enthusiasts in Inner Southeast have been pedaling around on bicycles...

More murals on the way for Woodstock Boulevard

More murals on the way for Woodstock Boulevard

At the July Woodstock Neighborhood Association meeting Angie Even, a Woodstock neighborhood...

Sellwood Bridge debris raises money for school

Sellwood Bridge debris raises money for school

Now that everything but the “detour bridge” piers have been removed, the old Sellwood...

Comic book store opens on S.E. Division Street

Comic book store opens on S.E. Division Street

“Books With Pictures”, a new graphic book store for all ages, opened June 1 at 1100...

Centenarian 'Dahlia Queen' reigns over annual show

Centenarian 'Dahlia Queen' reigns over annual show

At the end of August, 100-year-old Myrtle Bloomfield will be leaving her “castle” in...


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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…
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.
August 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.
August 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!
August 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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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…
August 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…
August 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…
EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS - Scott Ninneman, deadheading azaleas in front of his house on S.E. Thirteenth in Sellwood.
July 08, 2016

Sellwood home reflects history of two families

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
SOUTHEAST HISTORY The house at 7126 S.E Thirteenth Avenue, between Rural and Ogden Streets, recently changed hands, after being occupied for almost thirty years by Ruth and Scott Ninneman. After…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Farmers Market Manager Emily Murnen greets new organic produce vendor Tayne Reeve with Fiddlehead Farms.   Market Woodstock_006.jpg  Photo by David F. Ashton  Jason Baker selects fresh produce from Troutdale-based Winters Farms at Woodstocks first Farmers Market of the season.
Jul 08, 2016

More organics come to Woodstock Farmers Market

by David F. Ashton
Pent-up demand for al fresco grocery shopping in Woodstock was evident on the sunny Sunday morning of June 5, as neighbors began gathering in the KeyBank parking lot on Woodstock Boulevard,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The tug-o-war is a simple game, but plenty of fun.
Jul 08, 2016

'Llewellyn Carnival' annually celebrates community

by David F. Ashton
The Community Carnival, a tradition looked forward to by students and families of Llewellyn Elementary School, as well as the broader Westmoreland community, came very close to not taking place…
RITA A. LEONARD - Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmorelands Rose City Coffee Company, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue - here shown with some of the local artwork on display.
Jul 08, 2016

Woman-owned Westmoreland coffee shop to promote books, artists

by Rita A. Leonard
Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmoreland’s Rose City Coffee, at 7325 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. “We have a new logo now, and are planning more creative ways to support the community,” she…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Rock violinist Aaron Meyer begins his June 1 concert at Llewellyn Elementary School, on S.E. 14th in Westmoreland.
Jul 08, 2016

Portland 'rock star violinist' plays school concert

by David F. Ashton
Calling Aaron Meyer a “rock star concert violinist” isn’t hyperbole; he’s one of the original musicians with world-renowned band “Pink Martini” – and he has sold more than 1 million copies of his…
RITA A. LEONARD - Bruce McMullen has opened Big Bens British Fare, a food cart at S.E. 17th and Spokane Street that offers what he calls British street food.
Jul 08, 2016

New Sellwood food cart flies Union Jack

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood now offers a taste of Olde England at “Big Ben’s British Fare”. The silver food cart is located at the corner of S.E. 17th Avenue and Spokane Street in the parking lot of Astro Jet Car…
COURTESY OF THE SCHERZINGER FAMILY - This is the wedding portrait from the very first wedding in this remarkable century-long series involving the Scherzinger family of Brooklyn. Here we see Bertha Scherzinger and Charles Lair, on their wedding day, July 10, 1916.
Jul 08, 2016

A century of Scherzingers at Brooklyn's Sacred Heart

by Rita A. Leonard
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Julia Scherzinger and Anthony DeSimone were married at Sacred Heart Church in the Brooklyn neighborhood on May 14 of this year. Not an unusual event in itself. But, the bride’s…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Stakeholders Group members Gene Dieringer and Angie Even greet voluntreers coming to the annual Woodstock Community Clean-up - along with Woodstock Neighborhood Association Chair Elisa Edgington.
Jul 08, 2016

Volunteer throng cleans up Woodstock Boulevard

by David F. Ashton
On the morning of the annual Woodstock Community Clean-up, Saturday, June 4, its chief organizer Angie Even – of the “Woodstock Stakeholders Group” – told THE BEE that she was concerned that…
RITA A. LEONARD - The staff at the new Artist & Craftsman Supply in Brooklyn includes, from left: Tracy Somervell, Montana Marshall, Manager Ashley Hoffman, and Andy Matie. All are identified as artists themselves.
Jul 08, 2016

National artist supply house opens store in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
A colorful new art supply wonderland opened recently at 3393 S.E. 21st Avenue in Brooklyn. “Artist & Craftsman Supply Company” carries everything from professional art materials to craft…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Next Adventure General Manager Mike Turner says their Summer Splash, now held at Oaks Amusement Park, has been their most popular event.
Jul 08, 2016

Local outfitter sponsors river paddle fest

by David F. Ashton
In the south field at Oaks Amusement Park, near the rowboat barns, dozens of colorful kayaks and paddle boards were laid out on the lawn. “Our motto is ‘informing, outfitting, and exciting…
RITA A. LEONARD - Quilt designer & teacher Jolyn Buhl stands amidst a variety of quilts at the Woodstock Quilt Show.
Jul 08, 2016

Woodstock quilt show celebrates needlework and charities

by Rita A. Leonard
Quilting enthusiasts flocked to Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18, to attend Woodstock’s “first annual” Quilt Show. Quilt designer and teacher Jolyn Buhl was on hand to…