Wild spring windstorm downs trees, blacks out neighborhoods

Wild spring windstorm downs trees, blacks out neighborhoods

When the storm blew into Southeast, trees toppled, limbs fell, and the power went out

Motel death investigation on Powell turns into manhunt

Motel death investigation on Powell turns into manhunt

It all started with a 'suspicious vehicle' report -- followed by a pursuit, a discovered murder;...

City threatens cancellation of Brooklyn Park summer program

City threatens cancellation of Brooklyn Park summer program

A longtime and loved city program for the Brooklyn neighborhood may be at its end

'Metal Beavers' score high at robotics competition

'Metal Beavers' score high at robotics competition

The FIRST competition builds tech experts of the future -- and helps kids, some of them...

Sellwood cut-through traffic problems persist

Sellwood cut-through traffic problems persist

Beset with commuters -- many of them from Clackamas County, trying to cut ahead of the line on...

Meet Cleveland's Rose Festival Princess: Biftu Amin

Meet Cleveland's Rose Festival Princess: Biftu Amin

Last month we reported on Franklin High's choice; here's this year's Princess for Cleveland High!

Peace pole planted at Fire Station 20

Peace pole planted at Fire Station 20

If you haven't seen these around, most likely you will; they're turning up all over


SE Portland's Latest News

DAVID F. ASHTON - Police close down S.E. Powell Boulevard to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash.
May 05, 2017

Speeding motorcyclist killed in Powell Blvd crash

by David F. Ashton
High speed claims another life on S. E. Powell Boulevard
RITA A. LEONARD - New pedestrian safety features have already been installed by ODOT at the intersection of S.E. 28th Avenue at Powell Boulevard, and more are planned in that area along Powell.
May 05, 2017

New pedestrian safety work on Powell Blvd near Cleveland High

by Rita A. Leonard
Keeping pedestrians safe near a state highway is even more important near a high school
DAVID F. ASHTON - After a woman was sideswiped and seriously injured by a truck as she was leaving her car on S.E. Division Street, officers examined the area looking for evidence. Today, they are still looking for the felonious driver, and they could use your help.
May 05, 2017

Reward offered in Division Street felony hit-and- run

by David F. Ashton
We told you about this crime last month; now the police ask your help in finding the culprit


DAVID F. ASHTON - This branch of KeyBank is closed for the rest of the day; an officer writes up a report on the incident inside his patrol car.
May 05, 2017

Police seek Sellwood KeyBank robber

by David F. Ashton
A bandit strikes at a bank in the heart of Sellwood
DAVID F. ASHTON - Sellwood Middle School eighth-grader Alec Kimball shows his own route to school to CH2M consultant Kate Drennan.
May 05, 2017

'Cleveland school cluster' gets a say in road repair priorities

by David F. Ashton
All these potholes don't just affect motorists -- they also impact bike riders and pedestrians too
DAVID F. ASHTON - A police officer takes the statements of both the truck driver and the motorcyclist after a roadway tussle on Harney Street.
May 05, 2017

Road-raging biker threatened with gun on Harney Street

by David F. Ashton
Reportedly, a weapon was pulled -- but there were no witnesses to corroborate it
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Portland Puppet Museums Steven M. Overton shows the mink stole and Bob Mackie gown that will be used in an upcoming touring production of Avenue Q.
May 05, 2017

Sellwood's Puppet Museum expands projects and influence; does…

by David F. Ashton
Sellwood's little puppet museum is now drawing attention from far and wide
RITA A. LEONARD - Brooklyn metal artists Gustaf Sculptor and Richard Cawley, in front of the local artist collective where they work - the front of which is dominated by the huge mandala art piece they created for a local TED Talk.
May 05, 2017

Brooklyn metal artists - making huge artworks to order

by Rita A. Leonard
'Art writ large' fashioned by metal artists living in Brooklyn
SURVEILLANCE PHOTO - Heres an image of the armed robber, face obscured by a mask, sitting at the bar.
May 05, 2017

Armed robber pummels pub patron on SE 82nd

by David F. Ashton
The bandit yelled a racial threat before he departed -- the police are still looking for him
COURTESY OF NICOLE HUETHER - When a huge Catalpa tree at S.E. 37th and Steele fell in the April windstorm, it spanned Steele Street and the sidewalk. Neighborhood children, as you see, thought it was quite an event! Thankfully, no one was hurt.
May 05, 2017

Southeast homeowners' tree questions, after the windstorm

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
So branches, or even a tree, blew down in the recent windstorm -- what do you do about it?

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SURVEILLANCE PHOTO - Heres a bank photo of the bandit who robbed the Johnson Creek Boulevard Chase Bank branch on the afternoon of March 22. If you think you recognize him, call the police.
May 05, 2017

Bank on Johnson Creek Blvd held up; robber in beanie sought

by Eric Norberg
The bank is in the Fred Meyer Store on Johnson Creek Boulevard
DAVID F. ASHTON - Judging by the condition of this Toyota, the vehicle that hit it and then fled likely also has substantial damage.
May 05, 2017

Driver flees Woodstock hit-and-run

by David F. Ashton
Though those who stay at an accident often don't even get a ticket, some still hit and run -- and face jail
DAVID F. ASHTON - Medical personnel evaluate the occupant of the burning house on S.E. 71st, and provide first aid.
May 05, 2017

Firefighters rescue man from burning house on SE 71st

by David F. Ashton
The fire was quickly quelled, but firefighters also performed a rescue
DAVID F. ASHTON - 82nd Avenue of Roses was closed while officers investigated this pedestrian-involved accident.
May 05, 2017

Pedestrian hit after stepping into SE 82nd traffic

by David F. Ashton
Disoriented pedestrian injured, south of Holgate on the Avenue of Roses
DAVID F. ASHTON - When a suspected shoplifter got physical with employees and customers, police arrived at the Inner Southeast Grocery Outlet Bargain Market on S.E. Flavel Street.
May 05, 2017

Shoplifter roughs up grocery store workers on Flavel

by David F. Ashton
A shoplifting went bad, fists flew, and the suspect ran off empty-handed
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police officers canvas the area near Mount Scott Park and Community Center in response to the report of a carjacking.
May 05, 2017

Faking accident, bandit carjacks vehicle - which stalls

by David F. Ashton
An old scam is used to briefly steal a car near Mt. Scott Park
(Image is Clickable Link) Nancy Chapin, one of the organizers of what became Venture Portland, and quarterback for local business groups, speaks at the Association of Home Businesses in May.
May 05, 2017

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Latest news items from Inner Southeast Portland businesses in THE BEE
May 05, 2017

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
Recalling a forgotten epic windstorm in 1981 that swept through the Northwest
COURTESY OF JIM WYGANT - You really dont want invasive Lesser Celandine (shown) in - or anywhere near - your yard!
May 05, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
THE BEE's readers generated one of our most action-packed Letters column ever, this month
DAVID F. ASHTON - The crew of Westmorelands Fire Station 20 pulls a water line to fight the fire.
May 05, 2017

Shed fire on SE 63rd blamed on vagrants

by David F. Ashton
With 'nuisance' complaints in the area, a shed catches fire