A H B talk – "marketing a home-based business": Since 1996, Zoe Morrison has provided marketing and small business support to home-based businesses. Zoe is the AHB presenter in June, and "Building a strong foundation for your business and brand" is the first session of a two-part series, "How to Market Your Home Based Business". Session 1 attendees on June 21 will be assigned a mentor and a personalized activity plan. Zoe says, "Throughout the summer, AHB will check-in monthly to keep you on track with your action plan. Attend the June 21st meeting to gather the tools and tips needed to dust off your business image – and don't forget to pencil in Session 2, September 20, on your calendar!" Find out more during the Association of Home Businesses June 21st meeting. Be sure to register for this two-part series to elevate your business; pre-registration is recommended. Each monthly AHB meeting includes dinner and the program on the third Thursday of each month – 6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino Street, one block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Guests pay the members' door fee of $10, which includes the buffet supper. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP, please, for meal planning; include any food restrictions. More information online at: www.AHBoregon.org
Pizza brewpub to open near OMSI: Mt. Hood Brewing Company is building a new restaurant on the east end of Tilikum Crossing transit bridge, across from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center and near OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Mt. Hood Brewing Company's Tilikum Station is slated to open soon. The new brewpub is moving into a former TriMet transfer station that has been repurposed into suites, two of which will house Mt. Hood Brewing. The interior is being renovated to accommodate a wood-fired pizza oven and small kitchen, plus an intimate dining area. More seating will be available in a refurbished train car and caboose stationed outside the restaurant, for a total of 60 seats. The restaurant will feature pizzas and eight ales on tap, plus a seasonal bottle selection.
Mark Humpal Fine Art expands; announces book event: Mark Humpal Fine Art has expanded into the space of the former 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood, and proprietor Humpal tells THE BEE that he and Carl Wolfson will be reading and signing their new books – published a week apart – on Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m., at the expanded gallery, 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, #5, in Sellwood. He says, "Carl Wolfson's 'Slide!' is the laugh-out-loud true story of the greatest collapse in baseball history, told from the perspective of a boy who lived it" – it concerns the Philadelphia Phillies bid for the pennant in 1964. As for Humpal's own "Ray Stanford Strong: West Coast Landscape Artist", which he says is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong's life and artistry. "Native Oregonian Ray Strong (1905–2006) was an accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era and is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style." The new book has won a gold medal at the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
New liquor license applications in Sellwood: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reports having received three liquor license applications in May; one is from "Sportsbox", with address listed as 8446 S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard. The other two are for Opa Pizzaria at 8000 S.E. 13th Avenue, and Portofino Caffe Italiano down the street at 8075 S.E. 13th. The latter two, according to SMILE Land Use Committee Chair David Schoellhamer, appear to be "change of ownership" applications.
New brokers in Woodstock: John L. Scott Real Estate, Woodstock office, announces two new additions to its team of brokers – Cassandra Marks and Karen Jacks. Both can be reached through the main telephone number of the office, which is located at 4111 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard – 503/775-4699.
Sellwood runner wins medals for half marathons: It was the spring of 2017 when one of Farzin Tavakkoli's clients at his personal gym on S.E. 13th in Sellwood, Farzin Personal Training, approached him with a seemingly simple goal – run in 12 national parks that are part of a race series that started in 2012. Except that this wasn't a light jog. John Schreiber intended to run half marathons along rugged trails in parks like Joshua Tree and Glacier. Tavakkoli devised a training plan that would get Schreiber ready for five months of intense running. "John had an aggressive schedule," Tavakkoli said. "I needed to make sure that he was not only ready for the races, but that his body could take the beating that was coming." The medals John got from each race now hang in Tavakkoli's gym in Sellwood – part motivation and part testimonial to what hard work can bring. Tavakkoli's background in fitness began in the 1990s, studying martial arts while living in the Netherlands. Through the years he's been credentialed in martial arts training, fitness instruction, physiotherapy, and nutrition. He previously managed the Sento Health Club in the Netherlands before moving to the U.S.; here he was named Snap Fitness's national personal trainer in 2016 before deciding the same year to open his own private gym. Tavakkoli recently created a Platinum Access program that allows his clients to use the studio for off-hours sessions where they can work out on their own.