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The Business Briefs are short news items about what's new in the Southeast merchant community

Westmoreland's Fire Station 20 put in an appearance at the last Big Truck Day, and is expected to be there again, in the Reed neighborhood, on August 11.Big Truck Day returns to Reed neighborhood: Green Drop Garage, which characterizes itself as "Portland's eco-friendly car repair shop", announces it is bringing back "Big Truck Day" for kids and families – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11 – "featuring trucks of all shapes and sizes. Trucks that take people into the air, trucks that go over large rocks and boulders, trucks that dump, and trucks that put out fires. Kids and adults can climb aboard the trucks, explore, and meet the people who operate them. In addition, there will be games, music, food trucks, and ice cold treats from Stellar Pop." It will take place at Green Drop Garage's Reed neighborhood location, 5321 S.E. 28th Avenue.

Sellwood physical therapists try new "free range" model: Megan Roos and Keaton Ray, both physical therapists and Sellwood residents, have formed a new physical therapy venture called "MovementX". They explain, "Movement is inherent to everything we do: Walking your dog through Sellwood Waterfront Park, running through Oaks Bottom Wildlife reserve, playing darts at Sellwood Public House. 'X' is the intersection of your best movement, and your best life." Rather than set up business at a fixed location that clients are to come to, Megan and Keaton "are committed to providing a better alternative to healthcare in the community." You may find them anywhere in Southeast with a portable treatment table, providing care for pain and injury, performing injury screenings and educational workshops for community groups, and instructing fitness and exercise programs out of clients' homes, gyms, workplaces, in the park, or anywhere. They say, "With our new mobile, on-call model of care, every Inner Southeast resident will have access to high quality, individualized, effective care when and where it is needed most." Learn more online – www.movementxportland.com – or contact them via e-mail at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sellwood Flower Shop opens "Flower School": Sellwood Flower Shop, a block and a half south of Tacoma Street on S.E. 13th in Sellwood, announces that everyone, from curious amateurs to seasoned professionals, can explore the latest trends in floral design through "FlowerSchool Portland", a new program of courses and workshops. LauraLee Symes explains, "'FlowerSchool Portland' will be bringing leading experts from around the world to Portland to share innovative ideas and inspiration from the cutting edge of the floral design world. All classes are open to everyone, and will feature an abundance of hands-on practice, using fresh and locally sourced flowers provided by Sellwood Flower Co. Classes and workshops meet in a light-filled studio above the flower shop in Sellwood." For more information on "FlowerSchool Portland", or to register for classes, go online – www.flowerschoolportland.com

New hair salon has retro design: Loretta Calahan writes, "My daughter just opened a hair salon at 8015 S.E. 13th Avenue, next to the Sock store. It's called Karma Bunny Salon. Shanti Speer, the owner, remodeled the 80-year-old space, and found that it was originally a barber shop – probably from the 20's or 30's. She has salvaged materials from Sellwood and Inner Southeast Portland homes slated for demolition. Many of the materials at Karma Bunny Salon are from those homes." For more information, the website is – www.karmabunnysalon.com

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