Odd Fellows of Portland - a heritage of caring

Odd Fellows of Portland - a heritage of caring

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Life on the east side of Portland in the 1880’s was decidedly rural,...

Holiday décor, elegant homes, highlight Duniway Home Tour

Holiday décor, elegant homes, highlight Duniway Home Tour

For the 36th year, families opened their doors and gave tours as part of the Duniway Holiday Home...

Bullseye Glass employees again create art in glass - on their own time

Bullseye Glass employees again create art in glass - on their own time

Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Brooklyn is holding its 13th annual “Working Glass”...

An old Sellwood building holds many memories

An old Sellwood building holds many memories

SOUTHEAST HISTORY As the year 2014 comes to an end, the economy is improving – which is good for...

"Window Project" to promote business on Foster Road

A “Creative Engagement” grant from Southeast Uplift has been awarded to the...


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Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Shoppers and crafters gathered in the cafeteria for the Grout School Holiday Bazaar.
December 22, 2014

Grout Holiday Bazaar raises funds for student field trip

by Rita A. Leonard
The Grout School Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 22, was held to raise funds to assist the school’s fifth graders to attend Science Camp. In the process, it drew some 150 people to an early…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - At Lewis Elementary School in Woodstock, Shawn Jaquiss chaired the second annual Childrens Book Harvest, which aims to provide free books to children in the third grade.
December 22, 2014

Lewis Elementary jumps into "Book Harvest"

by Rita A. Leonard
Literacy was the November focus, as Portland Public Schools held its second annual “Children’s Book Harvest”, in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank. The program solicits donations of new…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - James Maynard, on the staff at Westmorelands Wallace Books, plans a January 23rd free local author event at SMILE Station in Sellwood, featuring readings by poet/authors Kate Gray and Paulann Petersen.
December 22, 2014

Wallace Books listed as "AAA Favorite"; January author event…

by Rita A. Leonard
Westmoreland’s Wallace Books was featured in the November-December Issue of “Via”, the magazine of AAA Oregon for members in the Pacific Northwest. The distinctive little blue-and-yellow…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - PP&R Teen Environmental Educator Kelly Rosteck here makes bows with volunteer Rebecca Sturges.
December 22, 2014

Parks volunteers again create hundreds of Holiday wreaths

by David F. Ashton
For 25 years, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) volunteers have gathered on the last weekend in November at Tabor Yard, on S.E. Division Street, to decorate hundreds of Holiday wreaths. “We…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - One of the Native American Family Day organizers, Sheryl Juber, spends a moment with her grandkids Nahela, Yazzie, and Andrew.
December 22, 2014

Food and crafts highlight PP&R "Native American Family Day"

by David F. Ashton
As part of Native American Heritage Month, the fourth Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace took place on November 1 at Portland Park & Recreation’s Mt. Scott Community Center, at…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - St. Agatha Catholic School students Jared Hainley, Zakari Lutz, and Kiriahna Edline show the hundreds of Hot Wheels toys that church families donated to the Oaks Bottom Lions Club to take to a health clinic in Mexico.
December 22, 2014

St. Agatha kids give Lions Club "Hot Wheels"

by David F. Ashton
For several years, members of the Oaks Bottom Lions Club have joined with other clubs in the region to provide eye examinations and eyeglasses to patients they serve in Mexico or other Central…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Mayor Charlie Hales presents the 2014 Spirit of Portland Community Award to Hacienda CDC Executive Director Victor Merced; and its Board Chair, Guillermo Sandoval, from Banner Bank.
December 22, 2014

Southeast's "Portland Mercado" wins Spirit of Portland Award

by David F. Ashton
Attendees from Inner Southeast had to travel quite a distance to attend the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony this year, on the evening of November 6; but an organization on S.E. Foster…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Learning Gardens Laboratory educator Heidi Schmidgall gives prize drawing tickets to folks visiting the Harvest Fair.
December 22, 2014

Farm fun abounds, at Learning Gardens Lab's "Harvest Fest"

by David F. Ashton
Families were making their way into the “Learning Gardens Laboratory” on the an afternoon near Hallowe’en, bent on attending the annual Harvest Party – and disregarding the steady drizzle.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Wine and Delis Gregg Fujino told THE BEE before the party started that again this year hed be uncorking this huge nine liter-bottle of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte for the stores 29th anniversary celebration on December 6.
December 22, 2014

Woodstock Wine & Deli breaks out the bubbly

by David F. Ashton
The staff of Woodstock Wine and Deli was busily tidying up the shop in the last week of November, getting ready for the store’s 29th anniversary celebration. Owner Gregg Fujino was checking out…
December 17, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
DECEMBER 19 Fundraiser: Four course Italian dinner! FIRST Robotics Team 1432 is holding its annual fundraiser, a four-course Italian dinner, tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Reedwood Friends…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteers gather at the Halloween party from the Woodstock Neighborhood Association: Vice-Chair Elisa Edgington, Jacky Jarrahzadeh, Terry Griffiths, Nicole Craigmiles, and Ruth Williams; and, seated, Tristan Tarwater and Becky Luening.
Dec 01, 2014

Costumed characters galore at Woodstock Hallowe'en

by David F. Ashton
Thanks to the efforts of Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) volunteers, “Hallowe’en on Woodstock” brought out costumed kids – and a few adults – to “Trick or Treat” at businesses along the…