Sellwood home reflects history of two families

Sellwood home reflects history of two families

SOUTHEAST HISTORY The house at 7126 S.E Thirteenth Avenue, between Rural and Ogden Streets,...

More organics come to Woodstock Farmers Market

More organics come to Woodstock Farmers Market

Pent-up demand for al fresco grocery shopping in Woodstock was evident on the sunny Sunday...

A century of Scherzingers at Brooklyn's Sacred Heart

A century of Scherzingers at Brooklyn's Sacred Heart

SOUTHEAST HISTORY Julia Scherzinger and Anthony DeSimone were married at Sacred Heart Church in...

Portland 'rock star violinist' plays school concert

Portland 'rock star violinist' plays school concert

Calling Aaron Meyer a “rock star concert violinist” isn’t hyperbole; he’s one...

Volunteer throng cleans up Woodstock Boulevard

Volunteer throng cleans up Woodstock Boulevard

On the morning of the annual Woodstock Community Clean-up, Saturday, June 4, its chief organizer...

Scandinavian Fest returns to Oaks Park

Scandinavian Fest returns to Oaks Park

Nordophiles flocked to historic Oaks Amusement Park by the hundreds on Saturday, June 11, for the...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - The tug-o-war is a simple game, but plenty of fun.
July 08, 2016

'Llewellyn Carnival' annually celebrates community

by David F. Ashton
The Community Carnival, a tradition looked forward to by students and families of Llewellyn Elementary School, as well as the broader Westmoreland community, came very close to not taking place…
RITA A. LEONARD - Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmorelands Rose City Coffee Company, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue - here shown with some of the local artwork on display.
July 08, 2016

Woman-owned Westmoreland coffee shop to promote books, artists

by Rita A. Leonard
Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmoreland’s Rose City Coffee, at 7325 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. “We have a new logo now, and are planning more creative ways to support the community,” she…
RITA A. LEONARD - Bruce McMullen has opened Big Bens British Fare, a food cart at S.E. 17th and Spokane Street that offers what he calls British street food.
July 08, 2016

New Sellwood food cart flies Union Jack

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood now offers a taste of Olde England at “Big Ben’s British Fare”. The silver food cart is located at the corner of S.E. 17th Avenue and Spokane Street in the parking lot of Astro Jet Car…


RITA A. LEONARD - The staff at the new Artist & Craftsman Supply in Brooklyn includes, from left: Tracy Somervell, Montana Marshall, Manager Ashley Hoffman, and Andy Matie. All are identified as artists themselves.
July 08, 2016

National artist supply house opens store in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
A colorful new art supply wonderland opened recently at 3393 S.E. 21st Avenue in Brooklyn. “Artist & Craftsman Supply Company” carries everything from professional art materials to craft…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Next Adventure General Manager Mike Turner says their Summer Splash, now held at Oaks Amusement Park, has been their most popular event.
July 08, 2016

Local outfitter sponsors river paddle fest

by David F. Ashton
In the south field at Oaks Amusement Park, near the rowboat barns, dozens of colorful kayaks and paddle boards were laid out on the lawn. “Our motto is ‘informing, outfitting, and exciting…
RITA A. LEONARD - Quilt designer & teacher Jolyn Buhl stands amidst a variety of quilts at the Woodstock Quilt Show.
July 08, 2016

Woodstock quilt show celebrates needlework and charities

by Rita A. Leonard
Quilting enthusiasts flocked to Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18, to attend Woodstock’s “first annual” Quilt Show. Quilt designer and teacher Jolyn Buhl was on hand to…
RITA A. LEONARD - Gay Reichle, left, the new owner of Brooklyns Hazel & Pear consignment shop on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, chats with customer Nichole McMillan and her daughter Violet, age 3-1/2.
July 08, 2016

Brooklyn consignment shop changes hands and direction

by Rita A. Leonard
Gay Reichle recently assumed ownership of the “Hazel & Pear” children’s consignment shop at 3432 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood. She has enhanced the focus of the store to…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Thuy Nguyen, Kimberly Vu, and Emily Vo, were among volunteers helping spruce up Lane Middle School in May; these three were cleaning up the tree beds.
July 08, 2016

Volunteers spruce up Lane Middle School campus

by David F. Ashton
The landscaping around Lane Middle School received tender loving care on Saturday morning, May 7, as volunteers with the school’s PTA came out to do gardening and clean-up chores. “We’re picking…
RITA A. LEONARD - Talyce Yemaya, who made the trip from Ashland, paints the sun above Mt. Hood.
July 08, 2016

Sellwood's Share-It Square renews street painting for 2016

by Rita A. Leonard
The 20th annual repainting of Sellwood’s celebrated painted intersection on Sherrett Street at S.E. 9th, “Share-It Square”, took place on Saturday, June 11 – and combined the efforts of local…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Two of the seven kids visiting from Japan get a taste of Portland culture - by helping paint a street mural in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
July 08, 2016

Japanese visitors help 'Artistic Darlings' paint street mural

by David F. Ashton
A group that calls itself the “Artistic Darlings of Brentwood-Darlington” came up with the idea of painting a street mural in their neighborhood’s intersection at S.E. 70th Avenue and Ogden…

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Jul 01, 2016

July Events and Activities

by THE BEE
IN INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND JULY 1 OMSI Space Exploration exhibit underway: From now through January 8, 2017, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry presents a new exhibition on the…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SMILE HISTORY COMMITTEE - Men of the Sellwood Volunteer Fire Department, here preparing for inspection. Fire Hose? Check. Fire Ladder? Check. Firefighting neckties? Mustaches groomed and waxed? Check! Horses ready to go? ...Wait a minute! We dont have any horses. Were real men, and well push this ladder truck all the way down 13th Avenue by ourselves! (This early firehouse at 13th and S.E. Tenino is now the site of SMILE Station.)
Jun 10, 2016

Sellwood and Inner Southeast, as it was 116 years ago

by Dana Beck
SOUTHEAST HISTORY At the stroke of midnight on December 30th, 1899, what were residents living in Inner Southeast Portland thinking about, as they considered their future in the shiny new…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Scott McNeely standing with Bruce Heiberg and Tony Broga, along with Brenna Cahill and Billy Judge, were some of the volunteers helping with the 2016 SMILE Neighborhood Clean-Up in May.
Jun 10, 2016

Annual SMILE Clean-Up still leads the way

by David F. Ashton
In Inner Southeast Portland, and perhaps in the entire city, the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) Neighborhood Clean-Up is the grandparent of them all. “We have been involved in the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Even in the rain, people came to shop at the Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood plant sale, held in the yard of Balfour Park Committee Chair Lisa Gunion-Rinker (at right, in raincoat).
Jun 10, 2016

Plant sale helps develop Ardenwald's Balfour Park

by David F. Ashton
Volunteers for the Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association are still raising money for the development of Balfour Park, an 4/5-acre undeveloped neighborhood park site at 3103 S.E.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - BDNA Board Member and volunteer Derek Covey and event organizer Malcolm Hancock take a break during the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up.
Jun 10, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington neighbors host annual clean-up

by David F. Ashton
Summerlike weather helped boost the turnout of neighbors discarding bulky waste, and made it more enjoyable for the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) volunteers who hosted a…
RITA A. LEONARD - On opening day at the popular Westmoreland farmers market, Balloon Man made balloon sculptures for kids.
Jun 10, 2016

Moreland Farmers Market opens with new vendors

by Rita A. Leonard
The shoppers at the Wednesday, May 4th, opening of the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market in Westmoreland – at S.E. Bybee at 14th, across from Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial – were clearly looking…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Many of this years Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance Board members gathered for a photo, during this years Annual Meeting and social mixer at the Sellwood KeyBank branch.
Jun 10, 2016

Big turnout at SWBA annual meeting

by David F. Ashton
As they’ve done for years, members of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) gathered for their springtime annual meeting, to which all Sellwood and Westmoreland businesspeople are…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The SMS Marching Band plays, as the parade gets underway.
Jun 10, 2016

Students' march thanks community and fundraises

by David F. Ashton
What started years ago as the “Sellwood Middle School Community Appreciation Day Parade” now has an additional component that volunteers call “Support Sellwood, Celebrate Sellwood” – although…
ERIC NORBERG - What is a street fair - even a one-hour one - without a little live music? On this day, this was provided by the Llewellyn Student Jazz Band.
Jun 10, 2016

Llewellyn Elementary whips together a street fair

by Eric Norberg
When it’s the “late start” day of the Portland Public Schools month, what’s a school to do? Well, it could start late. Or it could stage a one-hour bicycle/walking/wellness fair in the extra…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland Garden Club member Susan Hoover checks out sale customer Annie Radecki, who is holding young Alex.
Jun 10, 2016

Annual plant sale boosts Eastmoreland gardening projects

by David F. Ashton
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Eastmoreland Garden Club Unit #1 again held their annual Plant Sale on May 7 at the petite-sized Eastmoreland Garden Park on S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Shoppers…