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The Business Briefs are short news items about current events involving Southeast businesses

Grant Blodgette, a 2019 graduate of Linfield College, has opened apparel store G.O.A.T. Sports & Street Style across from the library in Sellwood.Sellwood's got your GOAT: Grant Blodgette writes, "I just recently opened a new retail store in Sellwood at 7834 S.E. 13th (just north of the Sellwood Library). Our store name is 'G.O.A.T. Sports & Street Style', and we offer a unique curation of vintage and rare sports-related apparel that cannot be found at mass retailers. I'm looking forward to being part of the community here. We're open every day of the week except for Wednesdays, with restocks of fresh merchandise hitting the floor all day every day." The store's website is – – and its phone number is 503/231-6010.

Mercedes-Benz shoots car commercial in Sellwood: Janice Condit, co-owner (with Richard Johnson) of the Piknik Park food cart pod on S.E. Tacoma Street in in Sellwood, advises that Mercedes Benz did a film shoot of their 2020 car at Piknik Park food pod in Sellwood on the morning of Tuesday. Janice says, "Richard and I are especially proud to have them pick our site, out of all the many other food pods in this city. We love that they chose our wonderful neighborhood, and thought other people in the area would enjoy hearing how our community was singled out."

"Woodstock Gives Back" promotion returns: The annual "Woodstock Gives Back" merchant promotion and nonprofit support campaign in the Woodstock area of Southeast Portland will be on Sunday, September 8, this year – with concurrent business sales and contests to add excitement. This year, a related event – "Pubs Give Back" – will be added on Saturday evening, September 7. Participating businesses donate a portion of their sales during the announced date to a charity they have chosen to benefit. For more, visit –

Businesses opening at new Foster Road site: REACH Community Development recently celebrated the grand opening of "72Foster", an intergenerational, mixed-use building, creating 101 permanently affordable housing serving both seniors and families, as previously reported in THE BEE. However, "72Foster" also provided 8,900 square feet of ground floor retail to serve the growing neighborhood. According to REACH, the new retail tenants soon moving in are all locally-owned and operated businesses in Portland – Pizzeria Otto, Red Castle Games, and Tea & Tea. One retail/restaurant space in the building is still available.

Home Business Assn. meeting shares discount printing secrets: The area-wide, independent "Association of Home Businesses", based in Sellwood, at its monthly meeting on the third Thursday evening of each month (6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th, a block south of Tacoma Street) offers networking, a buffet dinner, and a speaker on relevant topics to small businesses. In September, the presentation is by Gus Hill, Owner-Operator of "Make It So Printing", a Print Media Broker. He's been handling the printing for the Sellwood-Moreland Business Alliance business association for years, and has been on its Board. Being a print media broker means he has access to literally tens of thousands of wholesale printers, locally and nationally, giving him the ability to get customers the best exact printing needed at the best price. He will share technical advice on how to prepare files for printing, and ideas on how small businesses can use printing to generate new business. Guests welcome; $10 at the door includes dinner; RSVPs requested for meal planning – call 503/232-2326, or go online –

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