"Crafting Your Business Narrative" at AHB meeting: The speaker at the June meeting of "The Association of Home Businesses" is Jessica Wallans, fresh from an eleven-year career at Nike in business communications. Her presentation at the meeting will focus on the importance of storytelling within business, as well as some quick tricks on how to gain adoption of your product or idea. She enjoys working with clients – clarifying their complex ideas by compacting them into meaningful presentations, elevator pitches, and one-pagers. AHB meets on the third Thursday evening of each month at SMILE Station in Sellwood at 6 p.m., for three hours of camaraderie, networking, a buffet supper, and an interesting and relevant speaker. In June, that's the 20th. Whether you're a home businessperson or not, you're welcome to attend! Door fee of $10 covers it all. RSVP requested for each attendee for meal planning. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP. More information on the group is online – www.AHBoregon.org
Iconic "Iron Horse Restaurant" closes: The Iron Horse Restaurant on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, a neighborhood landmark for decades and one of the best-known restaurants in the area, closed at the end of April. At the business, Peggy St. John told THE BEE that the owners were ready to retire, and the timing was influenced by the rising costs of operating a business. Since the restaurant did not own the building, it was decided to close rather than try to sell. The space it formerly occupied is now posted for lease. The Iron Horse had advertised continuously in THE BEE for at least three decades, and earlier this year St. John commented that the ads were "still working"; the May BEE was the first issue not to carry the monthly Iron Horse ad since at least the early 1990's.
"The Joinery" makes it official – leaving for St. Johns: On May 1, "The Joinery", long a fixture in the Woodstock neighborhood, announced that it is definitely leaving – and will move to the St. Johns neighborhood. The store's announcement said, "We are sad to be saying goodbye to the Woodstock neighborhood that we have called home for the last 22 years. We are grateful for the support from the community, which has played a huge role in our success over that time. The expressions of support, especially over the past couple months, have been humbling and we are deeply appreciative. . . Although we are sad to leave Woodstock, we are excited to be moving to St. Johns. . . closer and more convenient to our Downtown Portland showroom, just a short drive down Highway 30 and over the St. Johns Bridge. Our lease at Woodstock runs through October, and we will remain through that time." After that, the path appears to be clear for the planned apartment project on that Woodstock Boulevard block to proceed.
OnPoint lauds Franklin High teacher, and Tucker Maxon: Each year, the OnPoint Credit Union (once known as Portland Teachers Credit Union) gives prizes in an "Excellence in Education" contest (no teachers in the BEE service area were in those finals this year) – and additionally offers Circle of Excellence Awards. In the latter awards, one of the recipients this year was Myron Ryan, metalwork and manufacturing instructor at Franklin High School; Myron was the only "Circle of Excellence" teacher in the Portland Public School system this year. Also part of this competition is an annual Community Builder Award for schools, and one of this year's five awarded schools was Tucker Maxon School, on S.E. Holgate Boulevard in the Reed neighborhood. For more information about this annual recognition, go online – www.onpointprize.com
Eastmoreland author wins book award: Margaret DeLacy, who lives on S.E. 30th Avenue in Eastmoreland, has won the 2019 "Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences Best Monograph" Award for her book, "The Germ of an Idea – Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660-1730". The author profile posted at – www.palgrave.com – where the book is for sale, describes Margaret DeLacy as "An independent scholar. She received her Ph.D. in British history from Princeton University, USA. She is the author of 'Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850 – A Study in County Administration', and several articles on British medical history."
First anniversary for Senestraro Orthodontics in Woodstock: On Thursday, May 23, Senestraro Orthodontics observed its first anniversary as part of the Woodstock neighborhood, on the southeast corner of S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Boulevard. The celebration included free ice cream for visitors from Cloud City Ice Cream. The firm has two other locations in the Portland Metropolitan Area, but the newest one is in Woodstock.
Collage on June 16 to offer a craft at Milwaukie Farmers Market: "Collage" is open daily on S.E. Bybee Boulevard just west of Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. But, on one day this month, Collage reports it will also be at a table in the Milwaukie Farmers Market. It will be on Sunday, June 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2p.m., in the civic center plaza of the City of Milwaukie, on the east side of McLoughlin Boulevard, just south of Sellwood. The free craft they will be offering the public is an opportunity to paint pebbles and small rocks using paint markers; no sign-up is necessary, just come by. All supplies and the instructor will be provided free by Collage. Meantime, College also plans a free Craft Night at Nectar Frozen Yogurt, with "free crafting" with all supplies provided, 5-6:30 p,m. on June 4, at Bybee and Milwaukie; and another one at Pizzicato Pizza in Westmoreland, 1630 SE. Bybee Boulevard, on June 19, 6-8 p.m.
"Portland U-Brew" hosts fundraiser at Llewellyn: A note from "Zach" to THE BEE revealed that he is the new owner of Westmoreland's "Portland U-Brew" and "Unicorn Brewing" – and he writes, "I am a former classroom teacher, so it has been important to me to do fundraisers for our neighborhood schools. I am also a Woodstock resident of nearly 30 years." And, on the evening April 19, starting at 5 p.m., he was at Llewellyn Elementary School at 5 p.m., "for a brewing session that parents at Llewellyn signed up for at their school auction." The event included a Japancakes restaurant pop-up, serving Okonomiyaki – with live music at 7 p.m. Not only did the school gain by auctioning off the brewing event, but a dollar from every pint sold was also donated to the school. The business is situated on the corner of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Tolman Street.
Business moves to new Sellwood location; offers open house: Anne McCranie, owner of "Fluid Movement + Massage, LLC", has moved her business to 1635 S.E. Malden Street, Suite C, in Sellwood – and has announced an open house on Saturday June 15th, from 1 to 3 p.m. The business offers movement classes, one-on-one strength training, and therapeutic massage. At the open house, she will be giving away free class passes, private sessions, "Fluid" T-shirts, and other things (no purchase necessary to win). For more information, call 503/705-4762.