Southeast's own Rose Festival Parade has sun, throngs

Southeast's own Rose Festival Parade has sun, throngs

For the ninth year in a row, weather forecasters suggested rain, thunderstorms, hail, and high...

A man with big dreams, big plans - and a big sign!

A man with big dreams, big plans - and a big sign!

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Everyone loves a mystery, and when I asked BEE readers in last month’s...

Fifty flamingos temporarily grace Reed College lawn

Fifty flamingos temporarily grace Reed College lawn

Maybe you correctly associate flamingos with warm, wet climes. Or maybe you think of the late...

A century of roses - and Rose Festivals - in Sellwood-Westmoreland

A century of roses - and Rose Festivals - in Sellwood-Westmoreland

SOUTHEAST HISTORY In 1980, when I moved into a bungalow north of Llewellyn School, the existing...

Duniway School show still bringing arts to life; but volunteers needed

Duniway School show still bringing arts to life; but volunteers needed

The hallways and gyms of Duniway Elementary School were once again turned into exhibit galleries...

Computer expert tells Sellwood audience how to keep data safe

Computer expert tells Sellwood audience how to keep data safe

It isn’t just huge businesses like Target or Home Depot who experience breaches of...


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July 01, 2015

JULY S.E. EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
JULY 4 22nd Annual Eastmoreland Parade. The annual Eastmoreland Fourth of July Parade starts at 11 am at the corner of Reed College Place and Rex Street, and after winding its way through the…
RITA A. LEONARD - Konner, age 7, meets a Star Wars Storm Trooper, while a parent captures the moment, and Oodles 4 Kids owner Carolyn Miye looks on in the background.
June 05, 2015

"Oodles 4 Kids" hosts Star Wars party in Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood’s colorful toy and book store, “Oodles 4 Kids”, held a free day-long “Star Wars Party” May 2nd, themed as “May the 4th Be With You” -- and featuring a host of intergalactic crafts and…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - The winning team at this Woodstock evening of trivia was the UF Tree Nuts - former and current staff of Portland Urban Forestry. Seated, from left: Natasha Lipai, Elizabeth Specht, Jim Gersbach, and Emily Wilson. And, standing, Ruth Williams; and at far right, Taylor Meek, wearing a tree hat created by Williams.
June 05, 2015

Evening of "Treevia" held at Woodstock Wine and Deli

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
What is the state tree of Oregon? Of California? Of Washington State? The answers: Douglas Fir, California redwood, and Western hemlock, respectively. That was just one of the questions asked…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF  - Grout Elementary School sports two new metal downspouts created by Woodstock metal artist Jill Torberson. They represent the Fremont and St. Johns Bridges, and have plastic drainage pipes hidden inside that extend through the lengths of each bridge.
June 05, 2015

New downspouts both functional and artistic at Grout School

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
When public schools are seen as underfunded, parents, teachers, Principals, and community members often heroically come to the rescue. Grout Elementary School at S.E. Holgate Boulevard and 31st…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Isabelle and Benjamin Beaujault were busy creating fence art, at the Earth Day Spring Festival at the Learning Gardens Laboratory in Inner Southeast.
June 05, 2015

Brentwood-Darlington "Learning Gardens" celebrate Earth Day

by David F. Ashton
Supporters – and the simply curious, who saw the sign promoting the festival – headed into the Learning Gardens Laboratory in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood on “Earth Day Saturday”, April…
RITA A. LEONARD - Westmorelander Lisa D. Holmes, left, recently published I Heart Oregon (& Washington): 25 of the Portland Areas Best Hikes. Husband John Clark Vincent, at right, has just published Planting a Future: Profiles from Oregons New Farm Movement.
June 05, 2015

Westmoreland duo writes books about farming, hiking

by Rita A. Leonard
Westmoreland residents John Clark Vincent and his wife, Lisa D. Holmes have each recently published books about what they love in the Pacific Northwest: Organic farming and local hiking.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - As Caroline Oakley plays and calls out the steps, families do-se-do at Southside Swap & Plays Barn Dance.
June 05, 2015

Woodstock Barn Dance funds children's organization

by David F. Ashton
One of its two community events each year for families with pre-school kids – the annual Barn Dance – was held by Southside Swap & Play, on Saturday afternoon, May 2, in the Our Lady of Sorrows…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Guests applaud the SWBA Board members, before the show by the Post5 Players begins.
June 05, 2015

New Sellwood theater hosts annual business soirée

by David F. Ashton
“Post5 Theatre” was filled to capacity on the early evening of May 12 – but this time, not by patrons coming to enjoy the actors’ latest Shakespearean comedy. “This is our annual Sellwood…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland USPS Letter Carrier Liem Le totes food he picked up on his Saturday mail route.
June 05, 2015

Southeast postal carriers again receive tons of Food Bank…

by David F. Ashton
Perhaps because in some areas of Inner Southeast Portland the notification signs got out late, and plastic collection bags didn’t get delivered to customers, the United States Post Office (USPS)…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Continuing BDNA Neighborhood Clean-up Coordinator Malcolm Hancock pitches in during this annual event.
June 04, 2015

Brentwood-Darlington spiffs up with "neighborhood clean-up"

by David F. Ashton
Volunteers from the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) welcomed drivers of cars and trucks loaded with trash, as they arrived in the parking lot of the Learning Gardens Lab on…

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RITA A. LEONARD - Bill Crawford Coordinated the annual Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Cleanup, this year sited on the Cleveland High School parking lot.
Jun 04, 2015

CHS hosts Hosford-Abernethy cleanup day

by Rita A. Leonard
When the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Associatio organized its annual neighborhood cleanup event on April 25, the dumpsters and drop-off area were set up at Cleveland High School’s parking lot…
Jun 01, 2015

EVENTS IN INNER SOUTHEAST IN JUNE

by THE BEE
JUNE 1 “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” exhibition open at OMSI. Just open, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s new exhibition, “The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not”, will continue…