The long and distinguished service of Brooklyn Pharmacy

The long and distinguished service of Brooklyn Pharmacy

SOUTHEAST HISTORY The headline story in the December, 2013 issue of THE BEE was “Pharmacy...

Wacky show on stage at Sellwood's new

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

Actors affiliated with Sellwood’s new Post5 Theatre group are well known in Portland for...

Development removing two vintage homes in Sellwood-Westmoreland

Development removing two vintage homes in Sellwood-Westmoreland

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Changes are afoot for two vintage houses at opposite ends of the...

Inner Southeast

Inner Southeast "mental athletes" again compete at chessboards

Local nonprofit “Chess for Success” held its “Athletics for the Mind”...

Iconic Westmoreland building makes room for new tenants

Iconic Westmoreland building makes room for new tenants

It was originally a Portland Public Schools facility, the “Vocational Village”. When...


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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.
March 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: 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 06, 2015

"Vitality" sought by Foster Road business leaders

by David F. Ashton
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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - At Fire Station 20 in Westmoreland: C-Shift Firefighter-Paramedic Ryan Mathes, Firefighter/EMT Christine Pezzulo, Lt. Michael McGowan, and Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Adams are showing off their new sign - which welcomes neighbors to come in for a visit and a health check.
March 06, 2015

Inner Southeast Fire Stations now giving health and safety checks

by David F. Ashton
When you drive by Portland Fire & Rescue Station 20 in Westmoreland on S.E. Bybee Boulevard, or past Woodstock’s Station 25 on S.E. 52nd Avenue, look for a new white-and-red A-frame “welcome”…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - B-Lab Senior Associate Stephanie Ryan spends a moment with The Joinerys new CEO and owner, Jon Blumenauer.
March 06, 2015

Things "solar" celebrated at The Joinery in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
A monthly networking meeting for folks in the Portland metropolitan area who are interested in renewable energy journeyed to Woodstock, on February 4, to gather at The Joinery. “This meeting is…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Art teacher and painter Addie Boswell shows one of her sample paintings in the style of Picasso, while participants in the Sellwood Library class go on to create their own unique portraits.
March 06, 2015

Novices create "Picassos" at Sellwood Library

by David F. Ashton
Several of the dozen people who came to a unique portrait painting workshop at the Sellwood-Moreland Branch Library on the afternoon of February 14 admitted they were novices. Moreover, some…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Venture Portland Directors WCBA President Ann Sanderson of Odango! Hair Studio and FABA President Matthew Micetic from Red Castle Games volunteered to check-in guests at the organizations third annual Celebrate our City party - at OMSI this year.
March 06, 2015

Annual business district celebration held at OMSI

by David F. Ashton
Leaders and members of Neighborhood Business District associations from across Portland came to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on the evening of February 12 – the location…
March 01, 2015

March Events and Activities in Southeast

by THE BEE
MARCH 4 Lenten Services at Immanuel Lutheran. At noon and at 7 pm today, you are invited to attend Lenten Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood. In fact, Lent…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland resident Dario Raschio shows the awards recently presented to him for his service as a U.S. Navy pilot in World War II.
February 06, 2015

100 year old Eastmoreland war hero honored

by David F. Ashton
Eastmoreland resident Dario Raschio, who celebrated his 100th birthday last November, is lively man, who has had a fascinating life as a U.S. Navy pilot and Franklin High School science teacher.…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - ODOTs Mark Mason answers questions put to him by attendees of the 82nd Avenue Business Association meeting concerning the needed improvements to 82nd Avenue of Roses which he has uncovered and proposes that the State plan for.
Feb 06, 2015

"Avenue of Roses" businesses hear of 82nd Street Plan

by David F. Ashton
Members and guests of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association (ARBA) got together for their annual meeting on the evening of January 13, at the Blue Room at Cartlandia. The association’s…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Thanks to having been given restaurant equipment by her grandmother, who once operated a retail bakery, Leah Orndoff is prepared to open her first Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels store on Foster Road.
Feb 06, 2015

"Proper" bagels find an Inner Southeast home

by David F. Ashton
Many true aficionados of bagels, the “roll with the hole,” were deeply saddened when Kettleman's Bagels – the company credited with reviving “boiled” bagels in Portland – sold out to national…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Josh Hauser - playing the misunderstood Ren McCormack - talks with his mom, Ethyl McCormack, played by Hannah Cable.
Feb 06, 2015

Franklin High thespians get "FOOTLOOSE"

by David F. Ashton
Opening on Friday, March 6, the Franklin High School Performing Arts Department plans to give their performance space a rollicking sendoff – as they present the last musical ever to be seen in…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - At a recent special program at the Sellwood Library: Erik Harper, with Tarin Dicianno (age 5) and Sorel Johnson (8), is holding the book Apples to Oregon, with its author Deborah Hopkinson - and with Ben Rubin (4), who is consuming an apple himself.
Feb 06, 2015

Oregon's statehood began on Valentine's Day, 1859

by Rita A. Leonard
On February 14, 1859, President James Buchanan signed a bill officially admitting Oregon as the 33rd State in the Union. Some pioneers, explorers, and other settlers had already arrived here,…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Owner Melissa Swan, left, serves breakfast specials to Andrew Teitelman and Ashley Alan at her new Pied Piper Play Café in Sellwood.
Feb 06, 2015

Teacher opens café for parents and kids to share in Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
Former teacher Melissa Swan felt there was something lacking for parents of small children in Inner Southeast, and set about to provide it – by opening the Pied Piper Play Café at 8609 S.E. 17th…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF TREES - Friends of Trees founder Richard Seidman, in the white suit at left, shown accepting a GEO award in 1993 for Environmental Excellence as founder of the organization.
Feb 06, 2015

The once and future trees of Inner Southeast Portland

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Usually, in this space, we devote our attention to people or buildings from Inner Southeast Portland’s past. This month we turn to something that was here long before people…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - At Moreland Farmers Pantry in Westmoreland, Grant Medeiros and Elise Burke display new gift baskets. In the background, Jennifer Faust assists a customer near the stores new deli.
Feb 06, 2015

"Moreland Farmers Pantry" showcases new options

by Rita A. Leonard
The historic brick storefront at 6717 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland – once home to Rogers’ Five and Dime, and later to an antique mall – is now the location of “Moreland Farmers…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Student Bella Williams says she loves to read with her SMART volunteer, Sally Rhys.
Feb 06, 2015

Inner Southeast schools still seek SMART reading helpers

by David F. Ashton
Watching a session at which SMART (“Start Making A Reader Today”) volunteers read one-on-one with students at a weekly gathering, it’s difficult to tell whether the child or the adult is the one…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Matthew Tompkins, co-owner of Bandita in Sellwood, displays Southwest décor - and here shows a handmade succulent garden in the stores DIY Terrarium Studio.
Feb 06, 2015

New Sellwood shop: Southwestern theme; terrariums

by Rita A. Leonard
Bandita, a new Sellwood shop at 8063 S.E. 17th Avenue, showcases Southwest décor, leather belts & bags, jewelry, baskets, blankets, and handmade objects. It also features a unique do-it-yourself…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Police Officers serve up pizza slices to Hosford Middle School students who are graduating from the GREAT program they present in the school.
Feb 06, 2015

GREAT graduation at Hosford Middle School

by David F. Ashton
Across the city, Portland Police Youth Services Division officers continue to provide a thirteen-week class in middle schools, called “Gang Resistance Education And Training” (GREAT). On January…