Llewellyn students turn out for 'Walk + Roll Challenge'

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

SMS 'Community Celebration Parade' steps out

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A school thanks the community that helps to support it

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

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 playground

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

Brooklyn shop draws 1,200 visitors in Portland 'Yarn Crawl'

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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 Fair

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

'Upside Down' latest restaurant to fill spot on Milwaukie…

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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 4449

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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 weekend

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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

New owner brings upgrades to 'Woodstock Laundry'

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A new owner revitalizes a longtime neighborhood business and community resource

Brentwood-Darlington hosts 'Connection Fair'

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An Inner Southeast neighborhood wants its residents to be better connected with the city and its resources

Beer emporium opens in south Brooklyn

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Beer joins doughnuts in the street level commercial space of the new 'Brooklyn Yard' apartment building

Woodstock's 'Youth Librarian' transition

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A changing of the guard at the Woodstock Branch Library

Confusion over a bowling alley on S.E. Powell

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Has it been sold? Will it continue? If not, when will it close, and what will replace it?

Llewellyn Elementary School in 'Mad Hatter's Ball'…

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'Alice in Wonderland' inspires an auction at this Westmoreland elementary school

Business mixer in Woodstock

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In addition to its monthly meeting, this business association adds a social component

MAY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Events and Activities in Inner Southeast Portland for the month of May

Sushi Shoko Restaurant opens in Woodstock

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The name has changed, but Woodstock's sushi continues to please, and in the same location

Southeast History: Sellwood in the Roaring 1920's

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This month: What Inner Southeast was like, one hundred years ago

Nursing students hold frosty fundraiser in Woodstock

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A Southeast money-raising effort spotlights the work of an area nonprofit

Woodstock's bike shop: 'The Missing Link'

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As one bicycle shop leaves Woodstock, the other rises to prominence

Local brewer opens taproom on Powell Blvd

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A brewery opens a new taproom for the Brooklyn neighborhood

Reed physics major turns tango teacher in Southeast

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Argentine Tango is different from the kind you think of -- but it's worth finding out about

Llewellyn Elementary's student voyagers hold 'Sailing Day'

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Sailing the seas in their imagination -- and in their classrooms -- students learn about explorers

Foster-Powell Community Garden survives cold and snowy…

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It seemed an antic idea -- a community garden planted on top of an asphalt parking lot. But it works

Grand opening art party opens 'Brooklyn Yard Apartments'

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The building looks industrial -- reflective of the nearby trainyard -- but the inside is inviting

Volunteers again clean up Johnson Creek's watershed

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You clean up around the river -- and it gets dirty again. Happens every year. So, every year volunteers clean it up again

FABA: Businesses learn Foster Road rejuvenation delayed

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Although the upgrade of Foster Road still evokes emotions pro and con, FABA rolls on, and has a new Board...

Sellwood's 'Oodles 4 Kids' celebrates Diversity Day

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There are many ways to celebrate diversity, and Oodles in Sellwood showed how it's done

Wider species of trees contemplated for Creston-Kenilworth

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With the citywide street tree inventory done, neighborhoods are considering how to improve arboreal diversity

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Inner Southeast's Events and Activities for the month of April

Southeast's historic homes and neighborhoods

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As older houses are replaced by newer ones, sometimes neighborhood history is lost

Moreland Farmers Market stays - for a season

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The Moreland Farmers Market has been at three locations in Westmoreland already -- next year it may be at a fourth

Volunteers plant 'Springwater Meadows' in Sellwood

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The enhancement of the Springwater Trail in south Sellwood takes a step forward

Westmoreland house demolition reveals site of…

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Here's a forgotten page of the history of Inner Southeast Portland...a labor bombing

Woodstock Elementary celebrates Chinese New Year

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There were two celebrations of the Year of the Rooster in Woodstock this year -- here's the first

Bob of 'Red Mill' celebrates 88th year, remembers…

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Bob's rambles took him away from Portland for a while, but he remembers his early days in Sellwood

Moreland Frameworks closes its doors

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A highly regarded local store's owners have retired, and the building is closed

Coffee and doughnut shop opens on S.E. Milwaukie at…

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Doughnuts and coffee come to south Brooklyn and north Westmoreland -- on Milwaukie Avenue

'Annie' romps on Franklin High's stage

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The winter stage presentation at Franklin High, on the Marshall Campus this year

'Under Milk Wood' on stage this month at Cleveland…

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The winter stage play at Cleveland High was written by a poet -- originally, for radio

Disaster preparedness clinic at SMILE Station

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The time to prepare for a major disaster is before it happens

Woodstock business leader reflects on district's…

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The Woodstock Business owner and former President of the WCBA looks back and ahead

Woodstock Library celebrates Lunar New Year

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There were two celebrations of the Year of the Rooster in Woodstock this year -- here's the second

Brooklyn neighbors started 2017 with a meeting

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Kicking the year off with the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association

MARCH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Here are some of the things going on in Inner Southeast Portland in March

SOUTHEAST HISTORY

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This month, remembering the smaller streetcorner grocery stores that used to be spotted in every neighborhood

Glass artists display work at 'Bullseye'

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The art glass company, known worldwide by those who create art from glass, holds an annual art show for its employees

Woodstock BiMart store collects two hundred coats…

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In one of our coldest winters in years, a local store gathers coats for those who need them

Pétanque club hosts world-class tourney in…

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What some might consider an obscure French sport has found many local adherents; it's played at Westmoreland Park

'Alterations' business opens in Brooklyn trailer

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You like it, but it doesn't quite fit right. Now you can get it altered at a new Brooklyn neighborhood business

Woodstock tree-lighting spotlights the season

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The Holiday Season is past, but all the snow lately has helped the memories to linger on....

Huge Holiday Spider in Woodstock recalls legend,…

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One Christmas decorating idea in Inner Southeast this year had the potential to really startle passers-by

Sellwood's 'Portland Bottle Shop' adds deli kitchen

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A popular wine and beer shop in Sellwood expands its services

Southeast drug-turn-in and shred event returns

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A helpful service has been revived in Southeast Portland -- to help you get rid of unwanted medicine

Revived Brooklyn business association elects…

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Progress is being made in relaunching a long-moribund Inner Southeast business association

Seed-saving secrets revealed in Woodstock

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This particular type of saving seeds does not make use of tiny life preservers or rafts. Find how to save seeds yourself

FEBRUARY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Events and activities in Inner Southeast Portland taking place in the second month of this year

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