Hold your hat: The millineries of Southeast Portland

Hold your hat: The millineries of Southeast Portland

SOUTHEAST HISTORY As early as the 1800’s, the Oregon country has played a major role in...

'Sound of Music' comes alive at Franklin High

'Sound of Music' comes alive at Franklin High

The Franklin High School (FHS) performing arts departments are more robust than ever, training...

New Seasons' vision shown at WCBA annual meeting

New Seasons' vision shown at WCBA annual meeting

At its Annual Meeting on February 25th at Reed College, members and guests of the Woodstock...

Junior Lego League for little learners takes over OMSI

Junior Lego League for little learners takes over OMSI

Kindergarten through third grade students came in droves to the Oregon Museum of Science and...

Southeast artists shine, on blustery weekend

Southeast artists shine, on blustery weekend

The weather could have been less blustery for the annual Southeast Area ARTwalk on March 1st and...

Portland ventriloquist no dummy in Inner Southeast show

Portland ventriloquist no dummy in Inner Southeast show

Kicking off its current exhibit, “Ventriloquism – A New Dawn”, Ping Pong's Pint Sized...

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by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock Wine & Delis Gregg Fujino, an award-winning barbecue cook himself, shows off some of the ribs and chicken to be sampled by participants of the judging class there, on March 9th.
April 04, 2014

Woodstock deli again hosts 'Grill Masters' school

by David F. Ashton
Woodstock Wine & Deli is usually closed on Sundays. So, people walking along Woodstock Boulevard were curious about the savory scent of smoking meats that was wafting from its parking lot all…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Meals on Wheels Manager Colette Livermore chats about the March breakfast fundraiser with diners. From left: Shanti, Patrick, Gelsey, Ben, Corinna - and Colette.
April 04, 2014

Flapjack fundraiser helps support 'Meals on Wheels'

by Rita A. Leonard
Hungry diners dug in at a March 1st Flapjack fundraiser at the Thelma Skelton Center, 3925 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at Center Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood, to help support the Meals on…
April 04, 2014

BOOKMARK

by Jenna Scott, Sellwood Branch Library
Sunday Craft Circle at Sellwood-Moreland Library A wide variety of activities, generally free, are offered each month at each branch of the Multnomah County Library. However, not all activities…
April 02, 2014

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by THE BEE
APRIL 1 Registration underway for summer Bike Camp in Sellwood. This summer, the nonprofit Community Cycling Center will expand their Bike Camp program by offering more camps at a new location –…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Local Farmers Delivery staffmembers Scott McDonald, Morgan McDonald, and Maryann Evans-Sullivan - all Cleveland High graduates - say they want to be your new milkman.
March 06, 2014

Fresh home delivery service begins anew

by David F. Ashton
'MILKMAN' RETURNS One of the oldest home services, remembered mainly by older Southeast residents, is returning, and the owner of the service says he expects it to be a business success. It’s…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF CHUCK MARTIN - Soder Brothers opened a grocery and confectionery at the corner of Miller and S.E. 7th, hoping to garner the traffic of school children after a summer afternoon swim in the Sellwood Pool. This 1922 photo shows, in the doorway, one of the Swedes who owned their own business in Inner Southeast. This store has long since been converted into a home, but is still located across the street from Sellwood Park.
March 06, 2014

Arriving in the 1800s: the Swedes of Portland

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY Imagine you are just 16 years old again, a young girl, and are leaving your own country to live in a land where people speak another language and have different customs and…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Library Administrator Jenna Scott poses by an historic photo of the first Sellwood Branch Library, established in 1905.
March 06, 2014

Sellwood and Woodstock Libraries celebrate 150th birthday

by Rita A. Leonard
Here’s a conundrum: Both of these Inner Southeast Libraries – Sellwood-Moreland, and Woodstock – are 150 years old, and yet the communities in which they are located are nowhere near that old!…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Judy Hamilton, owner of Jills Hallmark in Woodstock, closed the store and retired from the business in February, after 32 years behind the counter.
March 06, 2014

Jill's Hallmark closes after 32 years in Woodstock

by Rita A. Leonard
After 32 years in business in the Woodstock neighborhood, Jill's Hallmark store has closed. Owner Judy Hamilton held a retirement sale all during February, discounting cards, gifts and other…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF SID BRYANT, SMILE HISTORY COLLECTION - Members of the Mitchell, Kenworthy, and Bryant families pose on Captain Schuyler C. Mitchells vessel, in the Portland harbor in about 1917.
March 06, 2014

Sellwood's past reflected in historic photograph

by Eileen G. Fitzsimons
SOUTHEAST HISTORY My new year began in early January attending a memorial service for the last member of the Kenworthy family of Sellwood. Pauline (Erikson) was one of three children of Beulah…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - WCBA President Damon Philpot, a banker and consultant, at left, opens the roundtable with Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
March 06, 2014

Congressman Blumenauer hears Woodstock business concerns

by David F. Ashton
The staff of Fenders Moto Café put tables together and arranged chairs, on the afternoon of January 22, as they awaited the arrival of Oregon U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer. “Regardless of…

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by: RITA A. LEONARD - Angel Lambart, left, is the new owner of Hazel & Pear childrens consignment shop. Here she is shown with sales clerk Azure Attoe, and daughter Violet, age 3.
Mar 06, 2014

Brooklyn kids' consignment store changes owner and name

by Rita A. Leonard
“Hazel & Pear” is the new name for the children’s consignment store at 3432 S.E. Milwaukie Ave, formerly known as “Daisies & Dinos”. New owner Angel Lambart, who reopened the store in February,…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - By joining together in the center of the stage, these Chinese New Year Lions spread strength, wisdom, and happiness.
Mar 06, 2014

Dancing lions welcome 'Year of the Horse' to Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Although the actual start of the Chinese New Year was on January 31 this year, many smaller celebrations were scheduled for the early in February. Sadly, many of them were cancelled due to our…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The new owner of The Joinery, Jon Blumenauer, stands with staff members Taryn Johnson and Cassandra Jackson, to welcome guests to a recent reception at the Woodstock business.
Mar 06, 2014

New owner: 'The Joinery will stay in Woodstock'

by David F. Ashton
As a private reception got underway at The Joinery in Woodstock on January 22, its new proprietor, Jon Blumenauer, told THE BEE how his ownership came about – and his future plans for the…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - The Love Bomb wall mural by Tim Janchar provides a Valentine scene every day of the year at the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 82nd Avenue of Roses.
Mar 06, 2014

Permanent Valentine on Woodstock Blvd. wall

by Rita A. Leonard
There have been some community enhancements made, on the last block of Woodstock Boulevard before S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses. One of them is a cheerful mural created by Tim Janchar, painted on…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Two volunteers at the annual Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Rummage Sale - Julie Wallace, of Wallace Books in Westmoreland, and Cyndi Redmond - help PTA Co-President, Gina Ballard.
Mar 06, 2014

Snow delays annual Lewis Elementary rummage sale

by David F. Ashton
After the announced date for the annual Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Rummage Sale was cancelled by snow and ice, volunteers got the word out that their fundraiser would take place a week…
Mar 04, 2014

MARCH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

by the bee
in Inner Southeast Portland MARCH 4 “Body Recall” class for seniors starts today. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sellwood announces “Body Recall Exercise for Seniors” classes starting this…