'Salmon Celebration' at Westmoreland Park draws thousands

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Started to celebrate the renovation of Westmoreland Park, this festive day is now devoted to salmon

For the third year, 'Sunday Parkways' rolls into Sellwood

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The first one included Westmoreland too; the second and third subsituted the City of Milwaukie instead

Woodstock contractor's pilot TV episode airs on HGTV

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A local builder gets a national spotlight on a major cable and satellite network

'Woodstock Apple Festival' on October 1st a success

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In its second year, its organizers worked out the kinks, and a good time was had by all

Franklin High actors take 'Hamlet' to downtown festival

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Franklin High has the opportunity to showcase its theatrical program on a major stage downtown

Three plays in production by Cleveland High thespians

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Theatrical students at CHS are prepared to put on 3 different shows in the span of less than a month

British dahlia maven among the judges at Oaks Park show

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Once again a dahlia show at Oaks Park has drawn international attention; and this time a British judge

Brooklyn tavern again hosts arts and crafts bazaar

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It's an art show, a sale, and adullts-only -- because it all takes place in a Brooklyn tavern

'Love Hive Yoga Studio' opens in Woodstock to good reviews

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Something new in Woodstock -- a new business centering on Yoga, at S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Blvd

Powell Boulevard bowling alley closes quickly

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Its closing seemed inevitable months ago when we first reported on it; still, some were surprised

'Mid-Autumn Festival' thrives at Woodstock Library

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The Mid-Autumn Festival (which takes place at the end of summer) is also the Moon Festival

Autumn colors again burst forth in Inner Southeast

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The striking colors of fall are not just limited to New England; among evergreens, they're here too

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Here are some of the notable community events scheduled in Inner Southeast Portland in October

Umatilla Street: First commercial district in Sellwood

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This Southeast History feature recounts the origins of Sellwood -- and its business district

'Footbag' champs converge on Westmoreland Park

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Many sports are enjoyed at Westmoreland Park, and some draw from all over. Footbag is one of those

Woodstock BBQ master competes at regional event

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His business is wine and deli; his personal passion, however, also includes barbeque

Bricks on SMILE Station's new front path now 'on sale'

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There's a new path to SMILE Station from the west, from S.E. 13th, and you can put your name on it

Reed neighborhood picnic revived

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A couple of years passed without this neighborhood celebration -- but now it's back

Duniway Elementary School celebrates 90 years

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Duniway Elementary School in Eastmoreland turns 90 years old, prompting a celebration

'Taste of Latinoamérica' fest delights, at Portland Mercado

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Summertime is when various cultures around Portland celebrate -- and invite neighbors to come participate

'Ramen' is theme of new Japanese restaurant in Sellwood

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Ramen's the theme -- but they actually serve it just as a side with a regular full menu

Llewellyn PTA again hosts back-to-school picnic

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With school about to start, Westmoreland's elementary school had a party for students -- and parents

'Heart' brings new breakfast options to Woodstock, plus…

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A new shop opens on a busy corner in Woodstock, right across from Our Lady of Sorrows

Oregon 'Arab Festival' celebrated at Oaks Park

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Oak Park was the setting for this Portland cultural group to celebrate -- and invite the public

New map reflects Foster Road business boom

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There's more to see on Foster Road these days -- and there's a new map to show you where it is

Brooklyn's annual 'Ice Cream Social' closes summer

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The last days of summer bring ice cream each year, and other fun things, to Brooklyn Park

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN OCTOBER

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Here are some fun and interesting events in Inner Southeast during the month of October

Inner Southeast's rural roots (think cows)

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Cows (and a few goats) played a prominent part in early Inner Southeast Portland

DJ's love of vinyl spills into new Sellwood store

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There are many ways to buy and hear recorded music now, but the old way may be making a comeback

USDA official tours 'Learning Garden Lab' in…

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From Washington DC to Brentwood-Darlington...an official comes to take a look

Sellwood-Westmoreland businesses host 'Summer Sidewalk…

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The fun activities at this Southeast business district summer celebration drew a crowd

Portland Homestead Supply closing this month in Sellwood

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A popular merchant on S.E. 13th has decided to close the doors and rent the building

Brentwood-Darlington neighbors celebrate 'National Night…

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National Night Out is celebrated in many ways throughout Inner Southeast -- here's how one neighborhood did it

38th year of 'Sundae in the Park' in Sellwood draws a crowd

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People come from all over -- even way out of town -- to attend this neighborhood party

Merry throng dances at 'Obonfest' in Creston-Kenilworth

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Here's a colorful annual event that draws attendees from many Inner Southeast cultural groups

Oil-change business on Powell closes - to be replaced by…

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Business turnover on Powell will not alter the services offered in this building

Woodstock 'elder bird': 33-year old dove well cared for

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A third of a century is a long time for a pet dove -- meet the one that's in Woodstock

Myoptic Optometry & Eye Wear settles in on SE 13th Avenue

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Eyeing shopping at a new business? This optometrist is in Sellwood, on 'Antique Row'

Southeast celebrates a Portland centennial'in roses

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The Rose City has many fervent adherents to the rose in Inner Southeast Portland

Woodstock's The Joinery - a thirty-five year tradition

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When Standard Appliance moved out and The Joinery moved in, a new Woodstock tradition began

Oaks Bottom Forge relocates in Sellwood

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If you've been missing the blacksmith, he's moved his forge -- but he's still in Sellwood

Ardenwald kicks off August concert series

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Sellwood has its free concerts in the park in July; Ardenwald's are every August

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN SEPTEMBER

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Inner Southeast events and activities nearby, throughout the month of September

Creston-Kenilworth restaurant hosts monthly 'Open…

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An Inner Southeast restaurant becomes a monthly haven for those who have written, or just enjoy, poetry

Bath houses, swimming holes, summertime, and the…

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It was the first public pool built in Portland -- and still part of the city today

Retirement feté honors S.E. Uplift's Anne Dufay

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The Inner Southeast coalition of neighborhoods has a new leader; the previous one is retiring

Diverse music acts at July's 'Riverfront Concert'…

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What has become a summertime tradition continued this July by the Willamette River

Regional dahlia show returns to The Oaks

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A special flower event returns to Inner Southeast Portland, and features dahlias

Eastmoreland Independence Day Parade tradition…

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The Eastmoreland community unites each July 4th for fun and a neighborhood parade

Portland's 'National Train Day' attracts record…

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Amtrak no longer leads the way in this national celebration, but Southeast Portland has stepped up

'Stars Too Antiques' closing in Westmoreland;…

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It was planned as a pop-up shop; it's about to pop off, but its parent mall continues

Blacktop spaces 'de-paved' at Woodmere School

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A bit less blacktop and a bit more garden in the works, now, at Woodmere Elementary School

'Zenbu Lounge' opens a storefront in Sellwood

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A retail space in Sellwood tilts from a youth orientation to an adult orientation, but it's still a family place

Hawthorne eclectic furniture store moves to Sellwood

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A new business moves into Inner Southeast with an eclectic line of merchandise

Brentwood-Darlington hosts July 4th 'Bike Parade'

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The celebration of Independence on July 4 now includes the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood

Local art abounds on Foster 'Tasting Tour'

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Businesses in the Foster Road area once again this year invited neighbors to come 'taste'...

Eastmoreland neighbors' cleanup scores lots of trash

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The severe Metro penalties facing neighborhoods for'cleanup' debris containing asbestos has not stopped Eastmoreland's cleanup

Oaks Park figure skating regional puts fancy…

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You probably associate figure skating with ice skates; but learn here how folks on roller skates do it too...in competition

New fundraiser for Southeast nonprofits -…

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A nonprofit offers other nonprofits a chance to raise money for themselves in an innovative way

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN AUGUST

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Here's a variety of events and activities for you in Inner Southeast, in August

Kenneth Brown: Heroic Promoter of Sellwood and Ross…

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This, one of two Southeast History articles in this issue of THE BEE, tells a lot you may not have known about Ross Island

'Solstice Day 40 mile stroll' ends in Sellwood

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One family's new tradition raises a significant amount of money for a noted Southeast nonprofit

Eastmoreland's public golf course celebrates its…

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Eastmoreland Golf Course is starting to celebrate its 100th year -- and it has a lot of history to share

Woodstock school expands into All Saints' space

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A private school on Woodstock Boulevard expands into nearby space, to expand its teaching capacity

'Peace' is theme of Holy Family's International Day

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One of three Catholic schools in close proximity in Inner Southeast, Holy Family School is in Eastmoreland

'Alternative grocery store' opens on SE Powell Blvd

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Alternative grocery stores, perhaps encouraged by the success of New Seasons, are popping up all over

'Arts Alive' shows off Franklin High students'…

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Franklin High says goodbye to its temporary Marshall Campus with performances of various sorts

Llewellyn Elementary again hosts year-end 'Carnival'

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Even though snow days extended the school year, Llewellyn Elementary put on their end-of-year carnival when they always do

'Learning Gardens Lab' hosts Earth Day Spring…

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It's a school, it's a farm, it's a laboratory, it's a food source -- and it's in Inner Southeast Portland

Yoga project raises cancer-fighting funds for…

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Local participants in a national Yoga Day promoted Yoga for cancer patients -- and to raise money for cancer research

Duniway Parade signals summer's start - almost

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Joining other schools celebrating the end of school when they usually do, despite the extended year caused by snow days, was Duniway

'International Sculpture Day' fêted in Sellwood

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Sculptors from all over the Northwest converged upon Sellwood this spring -- let us show you why

St. Agatha 'Storm Store' saves shelter dogs

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If a student wants to help shelter dogs, what's she to do? She sets up a shop in her school and sells merchandise to raise funds

Randall chronicles wine history in new book

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Barb Randall, the Community Editor for the Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings, will release her first book July 10. Launch events are planned…

Brentwood-Darlington's Moose Lodge hosts art classes

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How to appeal to youngsters who don't even know what a Moose Lodge is? Teach them art on Second Saturdays

'Tasting Tour' neighborhood promotion returning to…

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The Foster Area Business Association prepares its second annual 'Tasting Tour' to showcase its neighborhood, July 8th

Woodmere Elementary School hosts 'Health Fair',…

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July 8th, they're de-paving a parking lot at Woodmere Elementary School, and you're invited to come help out

Avenue of Roses Business Assn. reflects on year

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For the business associaton reaching across several neighborhoods on S.E. 82nd, it's been a year of ups and downs

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN JULY

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Events and Activities in Inner Southeast in July include fireworks, arts and crafts, and the new exhibit at OMSI

Animals and critters of Sellwood and Westmoreland

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Animals played a part in the history of Inner Southeast Portland

Llewellyn students turn out for 'Walk + Roll…

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Safe transit to school is the periodic purpose for showcasing walking and bike riding to class -- as here, in Westmoreland

Arbor Day celebrated in Southeast Portland

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For once, the local observance was not in downtown Portland, but on the east side...

SMS 'Community Celebration Parade' steps out

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A school thanks the community that helps to support it

SMILE's annual neighborhood 'Clean-Up' reaps tons…

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It was the first neighborhood cleanup in Southeast Portland, and after all these years it is still going strong

Lane Middle School families again tidy up the place

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Periodically familes help clean up the grounds of public schools throughout Southeast; we were at Lane Middle School when it happened there

Hundreds, trained in Sellwood, dance in spring…

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The Sellwood school has a major impact on the dance arts in the Portland region

Woodstock 'plant sale in the rain' another success

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The fine turnout of plant buyers means that the Woodstock Community Center will be well-maintained for another year

Ice cream social promotes new Grout School…

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When a school doesn't have the resources for a playground upgrade, the PTA steps in...with ice cream

Natural tortilla bakery moves to…

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Their business began in Sellwood -- now it's moved east, opposite the Flavel Street Grocery Outlet store

Brooklyn shop draws 1,200 visitors in Portland…

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An annual citywide fiber event had a significant impact on Inner Southeast this year

'Reuse' the theme of Lewis Elementary's Earth Day…

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Recycling was the focus of the Earth Day Fair at Woodstock's Lewis Elementary this year

Llewellyn students chosen to taste-test new…

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Portland is thought of as an excellent test market for new products; now that extends even to its elementary schools

'Upside Down' latest restaurant to fill spot on…

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Brooklyn has a new restaurant in a familiar street location -- and it is actually right side up, despite its name

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Here's a summary of notable events and activities in Inner Southeast Portland in June

Train enthusiasts plan second national tour for SP…

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Portland owns three locomotives; learn how that happened, and the special history of one of them...

County Fair celebrates 111 years on Memorial Day…

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The county stopped supporting it years ago, but volunteers keep the Multnomah County Fair going every year in Southeast

Brentwood Park showered with orange Easter Eggs

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Inner Southeast is home to one of the most original Easter Egg hunts in the country -- it involves a helicopter

SMILE 'Easter Egg Hunt' still draws big crowds

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The athletic fields at the south end of the park offer egg excitement for about seven minutes to lots of kids once every year!

Fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Brooklyn Park

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It's a new tradition in Brooklyn, but the community Easter Egg Hunt is no less popular there

Southeast Rotary Club makes cash grants

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Nonprofits in Southeast Portland are the recipients of this Rotary Club's annual grants

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