35th annual

35th annual "Sundae in the Park" draws big crowds

It was as if everyone in the neighborhood had been simultaneously notified – commanding them to...

Two historic buildings face uncertain future

Two historic buildings face uncertain future

SOUTHEAST HISTORY A long-standing small home and a commercial building on S.E. 13th Avenue may be...

New priest welcomed by Holy Family congregation

New priest welcomed by Holy Family congregation

The 700-family congregation of Holy Family Catholic Church in Eastmoreland has a new spiritual...

Sweet (and free) summer music fills Ardenwald Park

Sweet (and free) summer music fills Ardenwald Park

Again this August, the Ardenwald Park Gazebo provided the stage on which four musical groups –...

Sellwood toy shop expands; doubles display area

Sellwood toy shop expands; doubles display area

Just two years after opening, “Oodles for Kids”, the Sellwood children’s toy and...

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Photo Credit: WUBET MULAT - National Nite Out
September 01, 2014

Sellwood Center joins the party

by THE BEE
The "National Night Out" community-building and crime-fighting neighborhood event takes place on or around the first Tuesday evening of August each year, and this year it included Home Forward’s…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Love Art Gallery was located in the historic Mordhorst House (est. 1908) at S.E. 13th and Spokane Street in Sellwood. The property is now marked For Sale.
August 29, 2014

Sellwood art gallery closes

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood's “Love Art” consignment gallery at 8036 S.E. 13th Avenue, on the corner of Spokane Street, closed on Sunday, August 3rd, after five years in business. Owners Ted and Ruby Madrona…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Part of Multnomah Countys new sales agreement will include that the new owners keep up and improve the look of the venerable Wikman Building.
August 29, 2014

Sale of Wikman Building finally underway

by David F. Ashton
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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - University of Portland senior and market intern Rio Marquez-Hammitt shows off the Name the Chicken suggestion box, along with Market Manager Adam Seidman. The chicken to be named is the one on their shirts.
August 29, 2014

Chicken-naming progesses at Moreland Farmers Market

by David F. Ashton
More than one person going to the Moreland Farmers Market has been befuddled by their “Name the Chicken” promotion. “I don’t see any chickens pecking around here!” Market Manager Adam Seidman is…
August 29, 2014

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
...In Inner Southeast Portland SEPTEMBER 2 “Homeschool Book Party” at the Sellwood Library. Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Market Manager Emily Murnen spends a moment with Mark Bassik of Flying Onion Farm in Oregon City.
August 29, 2014

Produce is the star at Woodstock Farmers Market

by David F. Ashton
On any Sunday morning, the KeyBank parking lot is filled with activity as the Woodstock Farmers Market continues this summer. Such was the case when THE BEE visited on August 3. “It's the middle…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Neighbors lift broken pavement into drop boxes as they depave large sections of the Portland Mercado parking lot.
August 29, 2014

Future "Mercado" depaved on Foster Road

by David F. Ashton
Although the dozens of volunteers who came to the new home of El Mercado Latino de Portland [“Portland Mercado”], at S.E. 72nd Avenue and Foster Road, were working hard under the hot summer sun…
by: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - No demolition here! Vic Remmers of Everett Custom Homes promised to find someone who would buy and restore the historic house at the corner of Woodstock and S.E. 39th (Chavez Blvd.), and Amy Charbonneau and Steve Niemi are the ones who stepped up.
August 01, 2014

Restoration, not demolition, for Woodstock "gateway" home

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
For over forty years – until just recently – the house at the corner of Woodstock Boulevard and S.E. 39th (Chavez Boulevard) was, under various owners, a Reed student house. During those years,…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The Quick and Easy Boys singer Sean Badders rocks the crowd at the first of the July Monday evening Sellwood Riverfront Park Concert series this year.
August 01, 2014

In July, eclectic concerts rocked Sellwood Riverfront Park

by David F. Ashton
Although historic Oaks Amusement Park is silent on Monday evenings, just south of it, at Sellwood Riverfront Park, every July music of many different genres attracts music lovers from all over…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Linsey Haraldsen, freshman at Cleveland High School, is ready to make another cappuccino or espresso as part of the Café au Play barista job-skills training program.
August 01, 2014

Nonprofit S.E. Café lands big "Barista School" grant

by David F. Ashton
It originally was the “Drive-thru Wake-Up Deli” – until the owner was caught selling pseudoephedrine to labs making methamphetamine in 2003. But neighbors and supporters turned the building at…

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by: COURTESY OF ST. AGATHAS - The new Principal at St. Agathas Catholic School is Chris Harris, a Portland native.
Aug 01, 2014

St. Agatha Catholic School has new Principal

by Eric Norberg
Sellwood’s venerable Catholic School, St. Agatha’s, announces that a new principal assumed that position on July 1st – Chris Harris, a native of the Portland area. Harris, who recently was with…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Stephen Cutler has painted his canoe with images of native Pacific Northwest artistry. It often can be seen near S.E. 52nd and Steele in Woodstock.
Aug 01, 2014

Canoe art on view in Woodstock

by Rita A. Leonard
Pacific Northwest Native Art is distinctive in its colors, images, and style. Woodstock resident Stephen Cutler, who explores the Willamette River around Ross Island, has painted his canoe in a…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - As the sun goes sets, the animated feature Frozen rolls in front of some 1,200 in small Hazeltine Park.
Aug 01, 2014

Hit movie "in the park" packs Hazeltine Park

by David F. Ashton
One of the first Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) “Movies in the Park” presentations of the summer – held in Brentwood-Darlington’s Hazeltine Park on the evening of Wednesday, July 9 – was…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Three of the four partners at ManifeStation PDX art collective, from left: Richard Cawley, Gustav Sculptor, and J. B. Noll.
Aug 01, 2014

Brooklyn collective supports eleven artists

by Rita A. Leonard
A rust-colored warehouse, bordered by scores of potted plants, sits at the corner of S.E. 21st and Bush Street, adjacent to the Union Pacific tracks. The only hint of the creativity inside is a…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Kathleen Randall from Lents, and Alfredo Zavala from Mt. Scott-Arleta, cut vegetables during a Dishing up Portland cooking class held in Woodstocks All Saints Episcopal Church kitchen.
Aug 01, 2014

Classes & food cart: "Accessible food" for Southeast Portland

by David F. Ashton
Although their summertime project was held in the Woodstock neighborhood, as well as some other Southeast Portland locations, the idea originated some time back – in New London, Connecticut,…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Karl Anderson, The Bird Man, displays a collection of colorful birds, as he explains at the Sellwood-Moreland Branch Library about these birds - their care and their capabilities.
Aug 01, 2014

Parrots parade at Sellwood-Moreland Library

by Rita A. Leonard
In the last few years, researchers have demonstrated that parrots are extremely smart. A few years ago, a parrot in Brooklyn made the front page headline in THE BEE by catching a burglar for the…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Ten-year-old Milo measures an eleven-and-a-half-foot-tall hollyhock in front of his Brooklyn home.
Aug 01, 2014

Giant Hollyhock grows in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
Could it be something in this year’s rainfall…? A huge red hollyhock is blooming on a parking strip in the Brooklyn neighborhood. While Hollyhock stalks usually top out at around eight feet,…
Aug 01, 2014

August Events and Activities

by THE BEE
in Inner Southeast Portland AUGUST 1 Ping Pong’s Puppet Museum presents new exhibit. The nonprofit public puppet museum in Sellwood, Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum, presents its 12th…