Emergency repairs to sinkhole on Milwaukie Ave

Emergency repairs to sinkhole on Milwaukie Ave

Late on Tuesday, April 19, the Portland Bureau of Transportation began getting calls about a...

Pub patrons pounce on and detain armed robber

Pub patrons pounce on and detain armed robber

Everybody may not have known his name, but they certainly had his number. Instead of strolling...

Sckavone Stadium 'out' for the baseball season

Sckavone Stadium 'out' for the baseball season

Many of the teams which normally play baseball that there hoped it was just an April Fool’s...

Homeless shelter, and services, coming to Westmoreland

Homeless shelter, and services, coming to Westmoreland

For the last decade, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Portland Council has been operating its...

Wrong-way driver kills motorist on McLoughlin

Wrong-way driver kills motorist on McLoughlin

In the early morning hours of Monday, March 28, a woman, later accused of driving while drunk –...

Coming Memorial Day Weekend: 110th Multnomah County Fair

Coming Memorial Day Weekend: 110th Multnomah County Fair

Although the Fair isn’t until the last weekend in May, the volunteer board members of the...

Fake guns, but real arrests, on 82nd at Powell

Fake guns, but real arrests, on 82nd at Powell

An attempted armed robbery in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven Store at the corner of S.E. 82nd...


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May 07, 2016

Small bomb explodes in Fred Meyer on 82nd

by THE BEE
On Saturday May 21, at 11:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Road Fred Meyer store, at 5253 S.E.t 82nd Avenue of Roses, after a report that a small explosion had occurred in…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Soon, the low work bridge to the lower left, and the old Sellwood Bridge to the right, will only be memories.
May 06, 2016

Piece by piece, old Sellwood Bridge comes down

by David F. Ashton
Those who came out for the old Sellwood Bridge’s farewell walk on the evening of February 25 were the very last neighbors to walk across the 91-year-old structure; contractors started ripping off…
RITA A. LEONARD - With S.E. 8th closed for the work, city construction workers get busy on the major sewer repairs in Brooklyn. The buildings of downtown are visible in the distance.
May 06, 2016

Sewer repair project causes detours in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
Eastmoreland, Westmoreland, and Sellwood have recently suffered through it, and Woodstock has had some already, and will have some more. But right now it’s Brooklyn’s turn for sewer repairs. In…


RITA A. LEONARD - At Sellwood Middle School, this tall brick chimney - which dates back to the concrete buildings construction in 1914, and is no longer in use - will be removed this summer, at the same time that many other improvements to the school will be made.
May 06, 2016

Sellwood Middle School begins improvements in June

by Rita A. Leonard
Sellwood Middle School Principal Brian Anderson announces that the planned remodeling of the school’s historic building will begin immediately following the end of school in early June. Funding…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - Damage to the box of the U-Haul truck was minimal, but the speeding motorcycles impact into its side killed the rider.
May 06, 2016

Motorcyclist dies in Powell Boulevard crash

by David F. Ashton
The life of a motorcyclist riding on a beautiful morning was cut short at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 31st, when he slammed broadside, into a turning U-Haul box truck on S.E. Powell Boulevard…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Thomas Peacock, 50, is back in custody for parole violation, in addition to a new sexual crime in Gresham. He was arrested near Oaks Bottom.
May 06, 2016

Gresham rape suspect arrested near Oaks Bottom in Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
Police came to Sellwood to arrest Thomas Peacock, 50, of Portland, in the case of a sexual assault that occurred on the Springwater corridor near S.W. Highland Drive in Gresham on Friday, March…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - ODOT Region 1 Community Affairs Coordinator Lili Boicourt fills neighbors in on plans to rebuild a long segment of S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard.
May 06, 2016

ODOT to repave McLoughlin - Harold to Harrison - in summer of…

by David F. Ashton
At an April 7 open house at SMILE Station in Sellwood, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials revealed that Oregon Route 99E – more commonly known as S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police and Fire responded to the Woodstock intersection where a GMC Yukon SUV had apparently run a stop sign and crashed into a Nissan Altima - causing it to careen into another car, through a fence, and into a yard.
May 06, 2016

T-boned car soars; lands in Woodstock yard

by David F. Ashton
Inattentiveness may have led the driver of a large SUV to not see a stop sign – and plow into a sedan entering a Woodstock neighborhood intersection, at 4:26 p.m. on April 15. A witness said the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - A Portland Water Bureau inspector is prepares to descend into a big pipe in Westmoreland. It carries water to Southwest Portland.
May 06, 2016

Workers pique neighbors' curiosity with pipe inspections

by David F. Ashton
Westmoreland neighbors became curious when crews of workers blocked off a lane of S.E. 17th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, and S.E. Ellis Street, placing folding canopies over lifting rigs above…
DAVID F. ASHTON - From behind this Southeast Portland marijuana dispensary, a thief stole a car, and the dog inside it.
May 06, 2016

Suspect arrested, indicted in Southeast car theft and dog death

by David F. Ashton
A dog which was stolen along with the car it was in – while its owner briefly stepped away, on the warm afternoon of April 7 – was found dead days later, still inside the abandoned vehicle, on…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Some of the two-dozen supporters from the Friends of Sellwood Community Center warmed up for their presentations before the only City of Portland Budget Hearing east of the Willamette River, at which four City Commissioners - including the citys Mayor - were present.
May 06, 2016

Sellwood Community Center boosters protest funding-cut threat

by David F. Ashton
Although Alice Ott Middle School is located 115 blocks east of the Sellwood Community Center, a large contingent of the Center’s supporters showed up at the City of Portland Budget Hearing at…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Although his car was damaged when it rolled head-on into a utility pole on Johnson Creek Boulevard, the driver who died had not suffered any traumatic injuries, police say.
May 06, 2016

Driver dies in minor crash on Johnson Creek Blvd

by David F. Ashton
A passerby on S.E. Johnson Creek Boulevard called police at 5:14 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, reporting a single-car accident at 37th Avenue. Portland police officers found a blue-green Geo…
DAVID F. ASHTON  - The famed statue of Benjamin Franklin, after whom Franklin High is named, oversees the construction of the schools new sports field and Gym/Bio-Med Building.
May 06, 2016

Franklin High: Fixing the old, building the new

by David F. Ashton
Both inside and outside the historic Franklin High School buildings on S.E. Woodward Street, major changes are visible as the major renovation project continues. “Some parts of the ‘heart of the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Arleta Branch Library on S.E. Holgate Boulevard, later renamed the Wikman Building, has just been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
May 06, 2016

'Arleta Branch Library' building now on National Historic…

by David F. Ashton
For several years, Multnomah County officials considered what to do with the former Arleta Branch Library building, on Holgate just east of Foster Road, that they’d renamed the Wikman Building,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - One resident was displaced after a pre-dawn fire ripped through the front rooms of this house at 4116 S.E. 67th Avenue. It was caused by an unattended candle.
May 06, 2016

Fast firefighters save house on S.E. 67th

by David F. Ashton
While most people were just awakening for the day, on Wednesday, March 23rd, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) crews were rolling out at 6:07 a.m., responding to the report of a house on fire in the…
DAVID F. ASHTON - An officer carries off the broken bicycle.
May 06, 2016

'Low sun' blamed in bike vs. car collision

by David F. Ashton
Cloudless days and brilliant sunshine can make getting around hazardous, especially as the sun rises in the morning or sets late in the afternoon. Emergency first responders were called to the…
RITA A. LEONARD - Crackedpot Artists spread themselves across the parking lot at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden on S.E. 28th.
May 06, 2016

Rhody Garden's Daffodil Show included 'Crackedpots Artists'

by Rita A. Leonard
The free admission drew hundreds of visitors to the Daffodil Show and Early Rhododendron Sale at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens on April 2nd and 3rd. In addition to the flowers, on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Along S.E. 72nd Avenue, SERT officers gather while crisis negotiators attempt to contact a man said to have fired off a gun outside his home and then gone inside with it.
May 06, 2016

Police defuse armed standoff on S.E. 72nd Avenue

by David F. Ashton
Folks living near a house in the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood were on edge March 29, when an hours-long armed standoff there took place, bringing 32 police units into the neighborhood. The…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Glass artist Kevin Horney went from simply manufacturing glass, to creating beautiful artworks using it.
May 06, 2016

Southeast 'ArtWalk 2016': Strolling through creativity

by David F. Ashton
The first weekend in March each year is when art aficionados combine their passion for viewing the work of talented people with exercise – during two-day Southeast ArtWalk. “Can you believe that…
Shell Tain returns by request as the speaker at the May meeting of the Association of Home Businesses in Sellwood.
May 06, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Portland’s Shell Tain speaks about money at AHB. Ms. Shell Tain, Portland-based online guru about dealing with our own attitudes and decisions in a productive way, will present on “how we often…