Autumn colors sizzle in Inner Southeast neighborhoods

Autumn colors sizzle in Inner Southeast neighborhoods

Autumn came late this year, waiting nearly till November to display her distinctive colors. ...

Oaks park still going strong, 50 years after the 1964 flood

Oaks park still going strong, 50 years after the 1964 flood

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Some people get to witness history; others become a part of history. JoAnne...

Hallowe'en tradition continues: Monsters March in Westmoreland

Hallowe'en tradition continues: Monsters March in Westmoreland

The tradition of holding an afternoon costumed “march” through Westmoreland on the...

Two neighborhoods come together for a clean-up

Two neighborhoods come together for a clean-up

Volunteers from the Reed Neighborhood Association and Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association...

Otto's new mural brings the German Alps to Woodstock

Otto's new mural brings the German Alps to Woodstock

The sun is down, and no one is around. That’s the time Michael Burge Smith prefers to paint...


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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…
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.
December 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…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In their new Sellwood deli FeastWorks, Chef Ashley Bisagna and charcuterie master Ethan Bisagna now offer their handmade meats, all year long.
November 29, 2014

New Tacoma Street charcuterie gains following

by David F. Ashton
FARMERS MARKET FAVORITE There is a famous quotation: “Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made”. That is often misattributed to Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck –…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Performer Moe Phillips rocks out at the Southside Pajama Party Concert in Woodstock.
November 29, 2014

Woodstock nonprofit puts on a pajama dance party for kids

by David F. Ashton
They were “jammin’ in their jammies” during the late afternoon of Saturday, November 8th, in Woodstock’s Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church’s gymnasium – as another Southeast “Swap & Play”…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Kristin Pool shops at the Gathering Together Farm booth at the Moreland Farmers Market. Theyre from Philomath, near Corvallis.
November 29, 2014

Raindrops mark Moreland Farmers Market closing day

by David F. Ashton
This season, vendors and shoppers at the Moreland Farmers Market – one of the few mid-week markets in Portland – enjoyed great weather just about every week. “It's a little bit sad to see such a…
November 29, 2014

From your Library: A cure for the homework season blues

by Brianne Williams, Sellwood Branch Library
BOOKMARK Here’s something to cheer students up during homework season: Multnomah County Library’s Homework Center, and all of the learning resources below, are FREE with your library card number…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In costume for the Halloween theme of the final Woodstock Farmers Market of the regular weekly season, Megan Best holds dragon Theo, as centurions Joel and Conner stand guard.
November 29, 2014

Woodstock Farmers Market closes after brisk season

by David F. Ashton
At the stroke of 10:00 am on Sunday, October 26, the Woodstock Farmers Market opened for its last regular day of the season. The rain clouds that went skittering by didn’t dampen the enthusiasm…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Co-Chairs Marya Woldridge and Tammy Dean ran the Raffle Table at this years Llewellyn Holiday Market.
November 29, 2014

Llewellyn Holiday Market again kicks off the Christmas season

by Rita A. Leonard
The Llewellyn School Holiday Market is always an early-Holiday-season highlight. This year’s Co-Chairpersons Tammy Dean and Marya Woldridge started planning in August; the funds raised by the…
November 23, 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
IN SOUTHEAST PORTLAND NOVEMBER 28 “Holiday Express” train rides start today – for three weeks. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation brings back its very popular round trip steam train excursions…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SMILE HISTORY COMMITTEE - Aerial view of the construction of Westmoreland Park by the WPA workers in 1935. The McLoughlin Super Highway can be seen in the background.
October 31, 2014

The origins of Westmoreland Park

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY From Archery to baseball, lawn bowling to milk carton boat races – since its inception in 1935, Westmoreland Park has been a paradise of activity for adults and children. The…

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Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Nanci Champlin, Co-Chair of SMILEs SNAC committee stands with Boy Scouts Cristiano Coleman and Max Erlandson at an October work party at the Oaks Bottom Overlook Pocket Park.
Oct 31, 2014

Tiny "Oaks Bottom Overlook" park completed on Bybee Curve

by Rita A. Leonard
Early October work completed a new “pocket park” under the SMILE Christmas Tree, on the curve where Bybee Boulevard turns to become S.E. 13th Avenue in Westmoreland. The SMILE neighborhood…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Larry Stanley of LS Manufacturing Inc., and Kevin Myers, Reed College Director of Communications, are ready to chow down on Ottos sausages.
Oct 31, 2014

Woodstock businesspeople enjoy sausage celebration

by David F. Ashton
There wasn’t any official business conducted at a special evening meeting of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) held at Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market after the close of…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Author Edith Mirante holds a bamboo comb made by Southeast Asian tribal artisans - described in her new travel book, The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asias Negrito Indigenous Peoples.
Oct 31, 2014

Well-traveled Sellwood author publishes third book

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood author Edith Mirante has just published her third travel book. Focused on the life of a little-known tribal race settled in India and the Philippines, the 289-page work is entitled,…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Alanna Risse says her work, Riffle at Tideman, conveys the feeling of water motion.
Oct 31, 2014

JCWC presents Johnson Creek art show

by David F. Ashton
MATT CLARK DEPARTING Friends and supporters of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) gathered at their offices on an evening at the start of autumn to see entries in their 2014 art show…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Volunteers Phyllis Johnstone and Dennis Puetz help with the annual deadheading of the roses, in Ladds Additions rose test gardens just north of the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers deadhead roses for winter in Ladd's Addition

by Rita A. Leonard
Although the original William Ladd holdings in Southeast Portland included what is now Eastmoreland and much of today’s Westmoreland, the Ladd name lives on mainly in the quirky,…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - At the edge of Laurelwood Park, Linda the Violin Chick entertains folks attending this years Fun on Foster.
Oct 31, 2014

Better weather smiled on "Fun on Foster" celebration this year

by David F. Ashton
From the western end of S.E. Foster Road at 50th Avenue, and continuing on to the east well past S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, members of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) again mounted…
Oct 31, 2014

New Southeast barbeque restaurant offers "a taste of summer" all…

by Rita A. Leonard
In Sellwood, Eleni’s Greek cuisine has given way to American barbeque – as the former restaurant has elected to concentrate on Eleni’s Philoxenia, its other location downtown, in the Pearl…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Donna Deering, VP of Catering for Elephants Catering and Events, checks the table settings for the St. Agatha Catholic School Benefit Dinner along with event organizer April Lough.
Oct 31, 2014

St. Agatha School builds trust fund with annual dinner

by David F. Ashton
The gymnasium of Sellwood’s St. Agatha Catholic School was decked out, including mood lighting and live “cocktail hour” music, on the evening of October 5. The school’s third annual Benefit…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - JCWC restoration volunteer Paul Ciri hoists a bag of debris, with the help of PP&R worker Scott Matthews and volunteer Randall Magahay.
Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers give Errol Heights Park some TLC

by David F. Ashton
It was a cheerful Saturday morning towards the end of summer when volunteers converged on S.E. 52nd Avenue and Tenino Drive – at Errol Heights Nature Park, just south of the Community Garden.…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - Greg Mowery of the Reed Neighborhood was the one who developed the idea for a new local cookbook: Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook. Its on sale now.
Oct 31, 2014

Reed Neighborhood publisher produces local cookbook

by Rita A. Leonard
Reed Neighborhood resident Greg Mowery has been promoting books for nearly forty years. Along with partners Ross Eberman and Dick Owsiany of Carpe Diem Books, in 2011 he published a collection…