Start-up baker cooks in Westmoreland kitchen

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If you are wondering about that 'Comissary Kitchen' on SE McLoughlin, here's one of the cooks there

All Saints' Woodstock bookstore expands; now 'Book Nook'

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A church's thrift store reorganizes to concentrate on one category of merchandise -- books

Brooklyn's 'Working Glass Art Show' off to a late start

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By this time, the annual art glass show in the Brooklyn neighborhood is usually underway...

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY

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Here are some key events and activites for your calendar, in Inner Southeast, in February!

What's old is new again: Home Delivery makes a comeback

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If you think the convenience of getting groceries & other stuff delivered right to your door is new:

Shoppers frolic during Sellwood-Westmoreland 'Decemberville'

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The now-regular neighborhood promotion 'Decemberville' is fast becoming a tradition

Still seeking a family; hoping to return their pictures

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Their photos were in the Dumpster at Sellwood Middle School years ago; we're still looking for them

Eight homes featured on this year's Duniway 'Tour'

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The annual fundraising tour of elegant homes in Eastmoreland drew crowds again this year

'Teddy Roosevelt' visits Holy Family School in Eastmoreland

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Inspired by the success of Hal Holbrook's award-winning Mark Twain show, he-e-ere's Teddy!

'Lenox Addition' rises at S.E. 52nd and Holgate

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Something new looms on the northwest corner of Holgate Boulevard and S.E. 52nd

Grand fir at this year's Woodstock Tree Lighting 'tallest…

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Tree-lighting is a seasonal highlight these days everywhere in Southeast -- like Woodstock

'SMILE Christmas Tree' lit for the Holidays

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The new strings of bright, energy-efficient LED lights are up -- but they're not yet fully paid for

'Wow & Flutterville' in Sellwood offers Parents' Night Out

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There are four of them in Portland, all Sellwood-owned; learn more about 'Wow & Flutterville'

Eastmoreland's 'saved sequoias' decked out for the Holidays

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Not be outdone in Inner Southeast seasonal tree lighting ceremonies, Eastmoreland now has one also

Holiday festivities brighten Foster Road

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The Foster-Powell neighborhood has a tree-lighting -- matched with a traveling tree!

For Christmas: 'Mad about Miniatures' at Sellwood's Puppet…

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Something tiny to observe right now -- a visit to this unique, and open-to-the-public museum

New artists show their craft during 'Open Studios Tour'

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On this annual tour, we visited four new Southeast artists we haven't encountered before

Grout School's spring auction to fund playground

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This March Grout School fundraising auction will raise money for playground rehab

Annual Craft & Artisan Fair starts the season at…

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Westmoreland Union Manor residents interact with the public more than most retirement communities

Woodstock Library hosts 'Native Women' presentation

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Native women and domestic arts in the Northwest, the subject of a Woodstock talk

Lewis School's Bazaar and Tree Sale to support classrooms

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Classrooms benefited at this year's Holiday Bazaar at Lewis Elementary in Woodstock

Distinctive mailboxes for the Holidays in Southeast;…

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Inner Southeast mailboxes show Holiday style; the mail going in them is about get more expensive

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Selected Events and Activities in Inner Southeast Portland from mid-December thru January

Confectionaries, soda fountains, and sweet treats of days…

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History writer and researcher Dana Beck brings us memories of an earlier time in Inner Southeast

Developers choose to save Eastmoreland mansion

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At a time when developers are tearing down houses on big lots for more houses, these guys did not

Woodstock Farmers market flourishes; will return in spring

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The nonprofit Woodstock Farmers Market concludes another successful season; prepares for next one

'Proper Pint' refreshes at Woodstock and 52nd

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Of the three new businesses recently opened at 52nd and Woodstock, we profile the third and last

Monster March again parades through Westmoreland

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Begun by two housewives to cheer the neighborhood after 9/11, it now has a life of its own

Hallowe'en fun again travels down Woodstock Blvd.

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Hallowe'en for Woodstock starts at the library and ends at the community center, with events between

'Trunk-or-Treat' a highlight of Brentwood-Darlington…

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Brentwood Darlington got into the Hallowe'en spirit with costume and open car trunks

Bakery food cart opens on Woodstock Boulevard

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New dining options from a new food cart in front of Woodstock's premier furniture factory and store

Sellwood author wins 'Oregon Spirit Book Award' - twice!

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Rita Leonard brings us word of a special distinction for a Sellwood author of books

Successful Parks Bond brings changes at Woodstock Park

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Some long-awaited improvements are finally materializing inside Woodstock Park, starting with a shed

Sellwood author publishes new children's book

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Inner Southeast is home to an extraordinary number of published authors. Here's one with 8 books

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Here are some highlights of what's going on in Inner Southeast in the rest of this year!

Ghost of early dairy farm hovers over Harold Street in…

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There were dairy farms at the north end of today's Westmoreland. This was the first house in 'Midway'

'Carole the Piano' gets new home at The Dougy Center

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What's a jazzy piano like this doing in a place where children recover from deep loss? Read on...

'Salmon Celebration' at Westmoreland Park draws thousands

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Started to celebrate the renovation of Westmoreland Park, this festive day is now devoted to salmon

Woodstock's 'Our Lady of Sorrows' celebrates 100 years

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Another local church celebrates a century of service to Inner Southeast. This time, one in Woodstock

Eastmoreland church hosts its second annual Oktoberfest

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An Oktoberfest is quite new for SE Chavez Boulevard in Eastmoreland, but it's prospering already

For the third year, 'Sunday Parkways' rolls into…

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The first one included Westmoreland too; the second and third subsituted the City of Milwaukie instead

Woodstock contractor's pilot TV episode airs on HGTV

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A local builder gets a national spotlight on a major cable and satellite network

Student art decorates Woodstock bike lane on 52nd

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S.E. 52nd now features a very creative bike-lane graphic which won a local student a prize

'Dennis' 7 Dees' Garden Center on Powell Boulevard…

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A gardening institution in Southeast moves out, after taking an offer it could not refuse

'Woodstock Apple Festival' on October 1st a success

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In its second year, its organizers worked out the kinks, and a good time was had by all

Franklin High actors take 'Hamlet' to downtown…

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Franklin High has the opportunity to showcase its theatrical program on a major stage downtown

Three plays in production by Cleveland High…

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Theatrical students at CHS are prepared to put on 3 different shows in the span of less than a month

British dahlia maven among the judges at Oaks Park…

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Once again a dahlia show at Oaks Park has drawn international attention; and this time a British judge

Brooklyn tavern again hosts arts and crafts bazaar

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It's an art show, a sale, and adullts-only -- because it all takes place in a Brooklyn tavern

'Love Hive Yoga Studio' opens in Woodstock to good…

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Something new in Woodstock -- a new business centering on Yoga, at S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Blvd

Powell Boulevard bowling alley closes quickly

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Its closing seemed inevitable months ago when we first reported on it; still, some were surprised

'Mid-Autumn Festival' thrives at Woodstock Library

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The Mid-Autumn Festival (which takes place at the end of summer) is also the Moon Festival

Autumn colors again burst forth in Inner Southeast

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The striking colors of fall are not just limited to New England; among evergreens, they're here too

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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Here are some of the notable community events scheduled in Inner Southeast Portland in October

Umatilla Street: First commercial district in…

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This Southeast History feature recounts the origins of Sellwood -- and its business district

'Footbag' champs converge on Westmoreland Park

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Many sports are enjoyed at Westmoreland Park, and some draw from all over. Footbag is one of those

Woodstock BBQ master competes at regional event

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His business is wine and deli; his personal passion, however, also includes barbeque

Bricks on SMILE Station's new front path now 'on…

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There's a new path to SMILE Station from the west, from S.E. 13th, and you can put your name on it

Reed neighborhood picnic revived

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A couple of years passed without this neighborhood celebration -- but now it's back

Duniway Elementary School celebrates 90 years

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Duniway Elementary School in Eastmoreland turns 90 years old, prompting a celebration

'Taste of Latinoamérica' fest delights, at Portland…

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Summertime is when various cultures around Portland celebrate -- and invite neighbors to come participate

'Ramen' is theme of new Japanese restaurant in…

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Ramen's the theme -- but they actually serve it just as a side with a regular full menu

Llewellyn PTA again hosts back-to-school picnic

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With school about to start, Westmoreland's elementary school had a party for students -- and parents

'Heart' brings new breakfast options to Woodstock,…

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A new shop opens on a busy corner in Woodstock, right across from Our Lady of Sorrows

Oregon 'Arab Festival' celebrated at Oaks Park

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Oak Park was the setting for this Portland cultural group to celebrate -- and invite the public

New map reflects Foster Road business boom

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There's more to see on Foster Road these days -- and there's a new map to show you where it is

Brooklyn's annual 'Ice Cream Social' closes summer

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The last days of summer bring ice cream each year, and other fun things, to Brooklyn Park

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN OCTOBER

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Here are some fun and interesting events in Inner Southeast during the month of October

Inner Southeast's rural roots (think cows)

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Cows (and a few goats) played a prominent part in early Inner Southeast Portland

DJ's love of vinyl spills into new Sellwood store

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There are many ways to buy and hear recorded music now, but the old way may be making a comeback

USDA official tours 'Learning Garden Lab' in…

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From Washington DC to Brentwood-Darlington...an official comes to take a look

Sellwood-Westmoreland businesses host 'Summer…

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The fun activities at this Southeast business district summer celebration drew a crowd

Portland Homestead Supply closing this month in…

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A popular merchant on S.E. 13th has decided to close the doors and rent the building

Brentwood-Darlington neighbors celebrate 'National…

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National Night Out is celebrated in many ways throughout Inner Southeast -- here's how one neighborhood did it

38th year of 'Sundae in the Park' in Sellwood draws…

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People come from all over -- even way out of town -- to attend this neighborhood party

Merry throng dances at 'Obonfest' in…

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Here's a colorful annual event that draws attendees from many Inner Southeast cultural groups

Oil-change business on Powell closes - to be…

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Business turnover on Powell will not alter the services offered in this building

Woodstock 'elder bird': 33-year old dove well cared…

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A third of a century is a long time for a pet dove -- meet the one that's in Woodstock

Myoptic Optometry & Eye Wear settles in on SE 13th…

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Eyeing shopping at a new business? This optometrist is in Sellwood, on 'Antique Row'

Southeast celebrates a Portland centennial'in roses

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The Rose City has many fervent adherents to the rose in Inner Southeast Portland

Woodstock's The Joinery - a thirty-five year…

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When Standard Appliance moved out and The Joinery moved in, a new Woodstock tradition began

Oaks Bottom Forge relocates in Sellwood

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If you've been missing the blacksmith, he's moved his forge -- but he's still in Sellwood

Ardenwald kicks off August concert series

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Sellwood has its free concerts in the park in July; Ardenwald's are every August

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN SEPTEMBER

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Inner Southeast events and activities nearby, throughout the month of September

Creston-Kenilworth restaurant hosts monthly 'Open…

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An Inner Southeast restaurant becomes a monthly haven for those who have written, or just enjoy, poetry

Bath houses, swimming holes, summertime, and the…

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It was the first public pool built in Portland -- and still part of the city today

Retirement feté honors S.E. Uplift's Anne Dufay

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The Inner Southeast coalition of neighborhoods has a new leader; the previous one is retiring

Diverse music acts at July's 'Riverfront Concert'…

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What has become a summertime tradition continued this July by the Willamette River

Regional dahlia show returns to The Oaks

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A special flower event returns to Inner Southeast Portland, and features dahlias

Eastmoreland Independence Day Parade tradition…

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The Eastmoreland community unites each July 4th for fun and a neighborhood parade

Portland's 'National Train Day' attracts record…

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Amtrak no longer leads the way in this national celebration, but Southeast Portland has stepped up

'Stars Too Antiques' closing in Westmoreland;…

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It was planned as a pop-up shop; it's about to pop off, but its parent mall continues

Blacktop spaces 'de-paved' at Woodmere School

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A bit less blacktop and a bit more garden in the works, now, at Woodmere Elementary School

'Zenbu Lounge' opens a storefront in Sellwood

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A retail space in Sellwood tilts from a youth orientation to an adult orientation, but it's still a family place

Hawthorne eclectic furniture store moves to Sellwood

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A new business moves into Inner Southeast with an eclectic line of merchandise

Brentwood-Darlington hosts July 4th 'Bike Parade'

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The celebration of Independence on July 4 now includes the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood

Local art abounds on Foster 'Tasting Tour'

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Businesses in the Foster Road area once again this year invited neighbors to come 'taste'...

Eastmoreland neighbors' cleanup scores lots of trash

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The severe Metro penalties facing neighborhoods for'cleanup' debris containing asbestos has not stopped Eastmoreland's cleanup

Oaks Park figure skating regional puts fancy…

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You probably associate figure skating with ice skates; but learn here how folks on roller skates do it too...in competition

New fundraiser for Southeast nonprofits -…

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A nonprofit offers other nonprofits a chance to raise money for themselves in an innovative way

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