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ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - First Cup is open again on Woodstock Boulevard."First Cup Coffee" reopens in Woodstock: On August 1, First Cup Coffee at S.E. 41st and Woodstock Boulevard reopened for business. The two owners, the father-and-son team of John and Chris Myers, tell THE BEE they waited longer to re-open than some other coffee shops in the neighborhood, because they wanted to be "extra cautious" during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meyers' bought the shop in March of 2018 with the intention of being "good members of the community". The shop is now open for take-out at the door on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to coffee from Coava (a local producer) and Upper Left Roasters, they offer bagels and pastries, with breakfast sandwiches returning soon. Call 503/774-0577 to order ahead. Sellwood's "Tilde" announces closure: Debbe Hamada, whose "Tilde" shop has long been a fixture on S.E. 13th in Sellwood north of Tacoma Street, on August 9 announced she plans to close her shop. "After 14 years of operating this wonderful shop, I need to inform you that Tilde will be closing. This is not altogether sad news for me – the challenges of the last five months have given me time to reflect on how I want to be spending my time right now, and what I want for my future. Would Tilde be closing without the challenges presented by COVID-19? Probably not – however I feel good about this decision at this time. I'll truly miss my coworkers (I look forward to seeing them everyday), the amazing vendors/makers I've worked with for over a decade (some who have become friends for life), all of the wonderful customers I've had the pleasure to meet through this business, and most of all, the joyful shop of Tilde. It was a great 14 years that is now coming to a close. Thank you for all your support shopping with us." She announced the launch of a brief "closing sale", ending on August 15 – and revealed that a new tenant in the space at 7919 S.E. 13th would open in October, "TASI Jewelry and Gifts". Debbe added that the new shop "will continue with many lines familiar to you from Tilde." "Brave Care" pediatric medical clinic opens in Westmoreland: This month, the "Brave Care" chain of pediatric medical clinics is opening its newest clinic at 7215 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. Oregon is one of twelve states in which the urgent and primary care pediatric clinic is operating, and the new clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year. For more, go online –

ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - First Cup is open again on Woodstock Boulevard.AHB meeting examines how COVID has changed media and home-based business: As a media observer and consultant, this month's speaker at Sellwood's Assn. of Home Businesses, Shane Kirkpatrick, focuses on people and technology: How we interact with media and technology is critical for sustainable personal and business success. To maximize the process for multitasking home-based business owners, the discussion will center on lean business practices, how attention is undervalued, and how effective processes can increase and leverage our time, passion, and reach. Other topics: Modern window shopping, and the "new individuality"; media exhaustion; adjusting to the new "business as usual"; and moving forward with intention and compassion. Everyone welcome! Learn from and enjoy this conversation, along with the usual camaraderie, at the Thursday, September 17, meeting of the AHB – online at 6:30 p.m. If you'd like to join this online meeting, please email your request to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Or call 503/232-2326.) Folks who RSVP will be sent a ZOOM link and password prior to the event. No charge for attending; but without your RSVP you cannot obtain the link to join the meeting.

Westmoreland Wells Fargo Bank branch closed: A staffmember at the Westmoreland Wells Fargo Branch reported on August 3 that the longtime branch on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, a block north of Bybee Boulevard, would be closing – at least temporarily – as of August 10. Customers are referred to the Oak Grove branch, south of the City of Milwaukie on McLoughlin Boulevard. There is a lot of change going on in the local banking industry; Key Bank earlier this year permanently closed its Sellwood Branch, but still has an active branch in Woodstock. Chase Bank, which has a branch in Woodstock, is constructing another branch in Westmoreland on the lot where the Dairy Queen until recently stood. And the U.S. Bank branch in Westmoreland, after a period of having its indoor lobby closed due to the current pandemic, in late July reopened its fully-staffed lobby to customers, requiring that masks be worn while inside. U.S. Bank also has an active branch in Woodstock, but has permanently closed its branch in Brooklyn.

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