Local historian evaluates new homes

Local historian evaluates new homes

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Concerns have been expressed in neighborhoods throughout the city – including...

Woodstock Farmers Market opens fourth season in showers

Woodstock Farmers Market opens fourth season in showers

Rain may help crops grow, but the forecast for a wet Sunday on June 1 might have made a few...

Sellwood's Classical Ballet Academy celebrates its first decade

Sellwood's Classical Ballet Academy celebrates its first decade

The weekend before performing their “Spring Story Ballets” in downtown Portland,...

Another year, another street design, at

Another year, another street design, at "Share-It Square"

For the 18th year, neighbors around S.E. 9th Avenue and Sherrett Street in Sellwood came together...

Arts programs flourishing at Franklin High

Arts programs flourishing at Franklin High

In its second year, Franklin High School’s ARTS ALIVE! Festival showcased its students’...

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


SE Portland's Features

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Gabby the Librarian is the host of the Library Sesquicentennial Celebration, aided by puppeteer Penny Walter, seen here at the Sellwood Branch Library.
July 04, 2014

Sesquicentennial puppet show teaches County Library history

by David F. Ashton
Teaching youngsters about the Multnomah County Library system’s “sesquicentennial” is as difficult to say as it is to explain. So, Penny Walter – of Penny’s Puppet Productions – simplified the…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Mrs. Debbie Munozs kindergarten class is all set to march in the end-of-school Duniway Parade.
July 04, 2014

Kids' parade again marks end of school at Duniway

by David F. Ashton
Hundreds of parents and neighbors came out to witness the annual end-of-school observance, as 650 kids, teachers, and staff from Duniway Elementary School in Eastmoreland marched up and down…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Shovels in hand, officials break ground for the Portland Mercado.
July 04, 2014

"Mercado" comes to Foster Road

by David F. Ashton
Hopes were high, on the afternoon of May 15, when about 70 people gathered in the parking lot of the former “Metro Auto Wholesale” lot on S.E. Foster Road at 72nd Avenue, situated along the…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Lisa Gunion-Rinker and Betty Fulmore have a quiet moment between buyers, at the annual Hearty Plant Sale in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood, raising funds to support the development of Balfour Park.
July 04, 2014

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek: Plant sale to develop park

by David F. Ashton
For the past several years, volunteers from the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association have been holding fundraisers, such as plant sales, with the objective of raising money to…
by: COURTESY OF JESSI EVEN - Enthusiastic volunteers tackled all kinds of jobs at this years Woodstock Boulevard Cleanup - including the partial weeding of this parking strip at S.E. 43rd Avenue and Woodstock.
July 04, 2014

Woodstock Blvd Cleanup draws lots of volunteers

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
Do we take our neighborhoods for granted? By some global standards, Portland neighborhoods are “squeaky clean”, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need some pickup and sprucing up from time…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Erica Litner, left, and Lisa Samuels, longtime staffers and now the owners of the newly renamed Brooklyn House, on the restaurants front porch.
July 04, 2014

Brooklyn House Restaurant prospers with its new name

by Rita A. Leonard
One of the most valuable assets of a restaurant is its name. When the two women who for years had been running the Berlin Inn in Brooklyn offered to buy it, they were confronted with a major…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Before her workshop Hidden Voices of Renaissance England, Reed Visiting Scholar Dr. Kerry McCarthy shows a facsimile of 16th century sheet music for Visita quaesumus.
July 04, 2014

"Dangerous music" played at Reed College

by David F. Ashton
During the English Renaissance, not all of the music composed was allowed to be performed in public. But this didn’t stop groups of primarily women in the Elizabethan Catholic Church from…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Steven Overton demonstrates how the three dragons in one of the puppet show stories swoop down and out the front of the puppet theater stage.
July 04, 2014

Czech puppets play Sellwood in nonprofit "museum"

by David F. Ashton
There’s been big excitement in Sellwood’s nonprofit Ping-Pong’s Pint-Size Puppet Museum since its current display and show opened last month showcasing puppetry from the Czech Republic. “One of…
July 01, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN JULY

by THE BEE
What's going on in Inner Southeast JULY 1 Preschool and Bible School registration open in Sellwood. Open enrollment at Immanuel Lutheran School, and Vacation Bible School (Aug. 4-8) registration…
by: COURTESY OF ELSIE TSCHIDA HEINEMAM - This is a photo of the Gottschalk Cafe and Beer Parlor, established in 1906. Bill Gottschalk was forced to leave San Francisco after the big earthquake and fire in that year. He built this structure and, aided by his relatives the Tshidas, the cafe catered to area residents for over 49 years. It is now the Sellwood Inn Pub at the corner of 17th and Umatilla.
June 06, 2014

The merchants and residents of "South Moreland"

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY There is really no “Moreland” here, but at one time there were South Moreland, a brief re-naming of part of Sellwood – and North Moreland, which today is simply the northern…

Don't miss the local news

by: RITA A. LEONARD - Gideon Street Studios, just north of Powell Boulevard, provides work and exhibit space for four local artists. The creative quartet, from left: Todd Sargood, Eric Boyer, Jacob Ryder, and Anton Pavlenko.
Jun 06, 2014

Art next to the new MAX line: Gideon Street Studios

by Rita A. Leonard
“Gideon Street Studios”, a collaborative work and exhibit space at 1212 S.E. Gideon Street, between Powell and Clinton and just east of Milwaukie Avenue, nurtures the diverse talents of four…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Mary Eastwood, the Cake Goddess - a former Vice President of the Sellwood-based Association of Home Businesses - offers samples to Moreland Farmers Market manager Adam Seidman.
Jun 06, 2014

Moreland Farmers Market turns nine

by David F. Ashton
Opening day for the ninth season of the Moreland Farmers Market was hotter than a firecracker – in terms of many vendors, in terms of lots of shoppers, and certainly in terms of the summer…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteer Michael Asay checks in Llewellyn Principal Joe Galati.
Jun 06, 2014

"Casino Night" a sure bet for Llewellyn School

by David F. Ashton
Llewellyn Elementary School families, friends, and supporters, turned out in big numbers at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion on the evening of April 26, decked out to enjoy the school’s…
Bookmark
Jun 06, 2014

Summer Reading game starts June 13

by Brianne Williams, Sellwood-Moreland Library
BOOKMARK Summer is here, and that means it’s time to play the Summer Reading game at your nearest branch of the Multnomah County Library. This program has evolved from its start in 1912 to…
by: ERIC NORBERG - SMILE Cleanup
Jun 06, 2014

Many dumpsters, and sharing, too

by THE BEE
Billed as the oldest continuous neighborhood cleanup in the state, the SMILE Cleanup takes place on the Saturday prior to Memorial Day Weekend each year – this year, May 17 – at the south end of…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Jason Everly, Manager at the Urban Farm Store now open on S.E. Powell Boulevard, will help customers select chickens for backyard flocks.
Jun 06, 2014

Winter calamity moves "Urban Farm Store" south, to Powell

by Rita A. Leonard
The “Urban Farm Store”, formerly located at S.E. 21st and Belmont, experienced a winter emergency when most of their roof collapsed during the February snow and ice storm. In searching for a…
by: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Shelly Keach fills hypertufa pots (arrayed in front of her on the pathway) with sedums. These garden pots sold out in record time this year.
Jun 06, 2014

Woodstock Plant Sale: Funds again raised; hypertufa pots featured

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
For twenty-five years the Woodstock Neighborhood Association has held a plant sale on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Each year neighbors begin potting up plants as early as late fall, or any…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Many hands make the work light at the BDNA Clean-Up.
Jun 06, 2014

"Trash-out" day in Brentwood-Darlington scores all types of…

by David F. Ashton
Again this year, the first Saturday in May marked the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)’s annual “Neighborhood Clean-up”, across from Lane Middle School. Along S.E. 60th…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Davis Joy and his dad, Brad, get a red-wagon-full of plants at the Eastmoreland Gardens annual plant sale in May.
Jun 06, 2014

Eastmoreland Garden annual plant sale again a success

by David F. Ashton
Plant sales are popular fund-raisers every spring, and the one at the Eastmoreland Garden pocket park is always a favorite. Indeed, once again a long line of garden lovers were lined up,…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Llewellyn Elementary School Principal Joe Galati receives a check for the Llewellyn Foundation from Scott McDonald, right, of Local Farmers Delivery.
Jun 06, 2014

"Neighborhood Milkman" raises school bucks

by David F. Ashton
Llewellyn Elementary School Principal Joe Galati got a surprise delivery from with Scott McDonald of “Local Farmers Delivery” on April 25 – but it wasn’t milk or eggs. “Scott approached us with…