Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

The history reflected in a few neighborhood trees

The history reflected in a few neighborhood trees

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Eileen Fitzsimons usually tells of the history of people or buildings here -- but this time, she tells of trees
Improvements underway at Foster-Powell's Laurelwood Park

Improvements underway at Foster-Powell's Laurelwood Park

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Laurelwood Park is a small park at a prominent intersection of two main roads -- it's being upgraded!
Popular Sellwood toy shop reopens under new owner

Popular Sellwood toy shop reopens under new owner

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The ownership of the popular Sellwood toy shop has changed, and after a brief closure it's open again
Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family

Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family

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A Woodstock instiitution -- Mae's Barber Shop -- has changed hands but is still 'in the family', and still open
Nonprofit Sellwood Community House selects new Executive…

Nonprofit Sellwood Community House selects new Executive…

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The nonprofit community resource, reopened after PP&R closed it, now has a new fulltime Director
'Grafletics' sportswear and gift store opens in Westmoreland

'Grafletics' sportswear and gift store opens in Westmoreland

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It sounds like an excersize machine or a drawing tool, but it's actually the name of a clothing and gift shop
'Adopt One Block' – a solution to cleaning up Southeast…

'Adopt One Block' – a solution to cleaning up Southeast…

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Lately Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler cited 'Adopt One Block' as part of the solution to cleaning up Portland
New shop devoted to rocks and geology opens in Westmoreland

New shop devoted to rocks and geology opens in Westmoreland

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The rocks in question at the new shop are minerological in nature; a lot of them originated in Oregon
Sellwood's St. Agatha School hosts 'Superheroes Day'

Sellwood's St. Agatha School hosts 'Superheroes Day'

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With pandemic conditions ruling out their traditional all-day St. Patrick's Day, St. Agatha's came up with this!
Hidden mural in Westmoreland tells Indian legends

Hidden mural in Westmoreland tells Indian legends

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That half-hidden mural on the corner of Bybee and Milwauke in Westmoreland has a story to tell...
New hair salon opens in Westmoreland's 'Iron Horse Building'

New hair salon opens in Westmoreland's 'Iron Horse Building'

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It's always sunny and bright at the new hair salon called 'Yello Salon', on Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland
Program helps Woodstock Elementary students 'Get Reading'

Program helps Woodstock Elementary students 'Get Reading'

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Woodstock Elementary finds a way to encourage students to keep reading while ZOOMing at home
Sellwood Community House opens new 'Gallery'

Sellwood Community House opens new 'Gallery'

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Something new has opened to the public in the Sellwood Community House, at 15th and Spokane Street
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES

EVENTS and ACTIVITIES

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Here are the Events and Activities we have been notified of, slated for the month of April in Southeast
SOUTHEAST HISTORY: First, there was the 'Bank of Sellwood'

SOUTHEAST HISTORY: First, there was the 'Bank of Sellwood'

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The first bank east of the Willamette was in Sellwood -- and it traces its lineage to a bank in Westmoreland today
'Love Week' celebrated in February at Sellwood Community…

'Love Week' celebrated in February at Sellwood Community…

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A Valentine's Week celebration at Sellwood Community House was cut a little short by the weather
Sellwood's 'Puppet Museum' granted limited reopening in…

Sellwood's 'Puppet Museum' granted limited reopening in…

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Sellwood's renowned nonprofit Puppet Museum is slowly reopening -- with a new exhibition
HISTORY: Before the Bridge – the Sellwood Ferry

HISTORY: Before the Bridge – the Sellwood Ferry

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How did people get across the Willamette in south Portland before the Sellwood Bridge? Well, read on...
Southeast's 'Ridwell' recycles things you thought you…

Southeast's 'Ridwell' recycles things you thought you…

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There's a new recycling service that picks up from your porch -- and they accept things others don't
Youngster designs, expert paints, mural for '3 Sisters…

Youngster designs, expert paints, mural for '3 Sisters…

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They're noted for their authentic products; now they also will be noted for the new mural on their building
Sellwood author publishes childrens book on acceptance,…

Sellwood author publishes childrens book on acceptance,…

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A Sellwood author has published a new book for children, promoting acceptance and inclusion
Creston-Kenilworth bakery creates treats for dogs and cats

Creston-Kenilworth bakery creates treats for dogs and cats

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Natural foods are a valid choice for dogs and cats, too -- and there's a Southeast business to provide them
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EVENTS and Activities

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Here are the nonprofit Events and Activities BEE readers have informed us of, in the month of March
The old-time barbershops of Sellwood and Westmoreland

The old-time barbershops of Sellwood and Westmoreland

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Here, Historian Dana Beck reminisces about two centuries of barbershops in Inner Southeast
Spice up 'pandemic cooking' with help from a Southeast store

Spice up 'pandemic cooking' with help from a Southeast store

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Despite the pandemic, some local merchants are prospering, and one is a store that sells spices
Local artist brightens Gladstone Street with 'empty light'

Local artist brightens Gladstone Street with 'empty light'

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Read this, and find out just what 'Empty Light' is, and how an artist is using it to brighten up a street nearby
Buildings coming and going in Sellwood-Westmoreland

Buildings coming and going in Sellwood-Westmoreland

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Redevelopment has always been with us; it's a healthy community. But there are a lot of changes here now...
Eastside coffee shop moves to Woodstock, at Holgate and 41st

Eastside coffee shop moves to Woodstock, at Holgate and 41st

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An existing Eastside coffee shop moves to a Holgate Boulevard location to improve its business
Sellwood's Cat Hospital starts treating dogs, too

Sellwood's Cat Hospital starts treating dogs, too

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Most vets take ALL animals. But how does it work when a Cat Hospital decides to start taking Dogs...?
Branch Library self-service 'hold lockers' now a pandemic…

Branch Library self-service 'hold lockers' now a pandemic…

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The Multnomah County Library tries a new idea at the Woodstock branch to help pandemic readers

Bald eagles nest at Crystal Springs Rhody Gardens

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Bald eagles nest at Crystal Springs Rhody Gardens
Spotlight on a pair of eagles that moved in to the historic Rhododendron Gardens near Reed College

After-school art and science class opens in Brooklyn

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After-school art and science class opens in Brooklyn
A new after-school class for young children, focusing on art and science, has opened its doors in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Rose City Coffee Shop vandalized on…

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Brooklyn's Rose City Coffee Shop vandalized on…
Brooklyn coffee shop experiences costly vandalism, but keep on selling coffee...and now plants, too

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EVENTS and ACTIVITIES
Events and Activities are where nonprofits notify BEE readers of local events they might be interested in

HISTORY: The VERY early days of Fire Station 20

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HISTORY: The VERY early days of Fire Station 20
Fire Station 20 has been located both in Sellwood and in Westmoreland. Here';s its early history in Sellwood

For one stranded motorist: Kern Park Flowers to the…

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For one stranded motorist: Kern Park Flowers to the…
One of the last full-service retail florists in Inner Southeast not only brings cheer, but occasionally help

Genghis Khan exhibit at OMSI thru mid-February

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Genghis Khan exhibit at OMSI thru mid-February
Centuries later, his name is still known. OMSI is featuring him -- as coronavirus restrictions permit

Its 'paper doll museum' catches sprit of unique new…

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Its 'paper doll museum' catches sprit of unique new…
Something different on S.E. 72nd Avenue. And the paper doll museum is really only just the start,.,.

'Mud Bay' pet nutrition store to open in Sellwood

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'Mud Bay' pet nutrition store to open in Sellwood
A Northwest regional pet food and pet service store plans to open a branch in Inner Southeast in March

Eastmoreland couple designs and sells greeting…

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Eastmoreland couple designs and sells greeting…
Home businesses are thriving in the pandemic; in Eastmoreland, a household is producing cards and more

Water Bureau 'SPUR' grant aids Brentwood-Darlington…

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Water Bureau 'SPUR' grant aids Brentwood-Darlington…
The Water Bureau is not the first place you would think of looking for a city grant...but they have them

Holiday Food Drive for Grout, at Brooklyn Park

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Holiday Food Drive for Grout, at Brooklyn Park
Continuing efforts to make sure kids and families at Grout School are getting the food they need....

Local musicians participate in national 'Artists…

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Local musicians participate in national 'Artists…
Yet another way to 'Shop Local' -- and it's a way you may not have heard of before, until now....

'Friends of Trees' fall plantings observed COVID…

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'Friends of Trees' fall plantings observed COVID…
The well-known tree planting nonprofit in Portland, Friends of Trees, has been planting in Southeast...

Woodstock church joins forces with Santa to deliver…

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Woodstock church joins forces with Santa to deliver…
There are many ways to get a letter to Santa Claus, but a Woodstock church offers an easy way to do it

Woodstock pro shares 'de-cluttering' tips for the…

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Woodstock pro shares 'de-cluttering' tips for the…
Instead of just sitting around the house waiting for the pandemic to end, why not clean out your clutter?

EVENTS and Activities

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EVENTS and Activities
Events & Activities is where reader-reported nonprofit activities are listed monthly for your reference

Furniture factories and stores of early Southeast

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Furniture factories and stores of early Southeast
Mr. Beck explores a type of merchant that has been part of Southeast Portland from its very start

Youth Librarian transferred from Sellwood to…

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Youth Librarian transferred from Sellwood to…
'A youth librarian vanishes from the Sellwood Library. Where and why did she go? Find out right here...

Dogs welcome at Westmoreland's 'Cellar Dog Wines'

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Dogs welcome at Westmoreland's 'Cellar Dog Wines'
New in Westmoreland -- a business attempting to mix dogs and wines, without actually serving wines to dogs

SE Portland bookmaker revives old fashioned…

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SE Portland bookmaker revives old fashioned…
Making books used to be very hard. It's easy today, but some prefer the old hard way best, it turns out

Sellwood Community House holds week-long Hallowe'en…

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Sellwood Community House holds week-long Hallowe'en…
Sellwood's lively, and nonprofit, Sellwood Community House celebrated Hallowe'en for a week this fall

Former German restaurant in Brooklyn reopens with…

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Former German restaurant in Brooklyn reopens with…
First it was the Berlin Inn, in Brooklyn; then it became Brooklyn House. Now it's Brooklyn Sushi. New cuisine!

'Iron Horse' morphs into a business building - with…

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'Iron Horse' morphs into a business building - with…
A former iconic restaurant once peopled this building; now a bear decorates the north side, and its name lingers

Socially-distanced Hallowe'en fun at Holy Family…

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Socially-distanced Hallowe'en fun at Holy Family…
A local Catholic church demonstrates that you don't have to cancel a safe Hallowe;en, even in a pandmic

'Aging in place' service's members concerned about…

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'Aging in place' service's members concerned about…
These Southeast seniors may be aging in place, but they remain energized by current topics of concern

Vendors: 'Great season at Moreland Farmers Market'

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Vendors: 'Great season at Moreland Farmers Market'
Food remains in high demand, even in a pandemic. That certainly benefited the Moreland Farmers Market

Pandemic doesn't hurt Woodstock Farmers Market's…

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Pandemic doesn't hurt Woodstock Farmers Market's…
Even when social distancing was required, crowds (properly maksed) turned out for the Farmers Markets

Autumn and harvest colors in a pandemic year

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Autumn and harvest colors in a pandemic year
Wherein intrepid correspondent Rita Leonard grabs her trusty camera and again illustrates autumn for THE BEE

December Events & Activities

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December Events & Activities
Here are the special nonprofit events that have been called to THE BEE's attention taking place in December!

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