Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Cub Scouts hold annual 'Pinewood Derby' late - and outdoors

Cub Scouts hold annual 'Pinewood Derby' late - and outdoors

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Cub Scouts manage to hold their annual model car race, the Pinewood Derby, despite pandemic restrictions
Duniway Elementary holds 'Honk Out Parade' for fifth graders

Duniway Elementary holds 'Honk Out Parade' for fifth graders

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The pandemic was not yet over, so how to graduate these kids? The solution was called a 'honk-out parade'
TriMet Board in Brooklyn elects its first woman President

TriMet Board in Brooklyn elects its first woman President

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A new female Board President, and a new General Manager of color, freshens up Brooklyn's TriMet
Sellwood Community House 'Less-Stress Wellness Fest' a…

Sellwood Community House 'Less-Stress Wellness Fest' a…

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The nonprofit, neighborhood-run Community Center tried a new idea -- a wellness fest -- and it worked
Realtors' 'community service': Sprucing up Westmoreland Park

Realtors' 'community service': Sprucing up Westmoreland Park

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The real estate company's agents set aside a day each year to perform community service near their offices
Sellwood's 'Foot Traffic' store moves across the street

Sellwood's 'Foot Traffic' store moves across the street

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The 'Bigfoot' statue has long set them apart -- and it has moved, along with the store, to a new spot nearby
EVENTS and Activities

EVENTS and Activities

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Here are the Inner Southeast events and activities in July ithat we have been notified of, by press-time!
Dexter 'Sinverguenza' Ellis

Dexter 'Sinverguenza' Ellis

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January 1, 2005 - May 19, 2021 - If Dexter could talk, he wouldn't need many words. He would rather be following scents than idle chit-chat.
1900 to today: The saga of Sellwood-Moreland's Caldwell…

1900 to today: The saga of Sellwood-Moreland's Caldwell…

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A century and a quarter in Sellwood and Westmoreland can be traced by following one family
Rogue Pack youth theater classes resume at new venue

Rogue Pack youth theater classes resume at new venue

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The Rogue Pack nonprofit theater group, finding its venue to be demolished, has moved to another one
Brooklyn can drive supports its summer youth program

Brooklyn can drive supports its summer youth program

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When Portland Parks ended its youth summer program at Brooklyn Park, the neighborhood stepped up
'Rebuilding Portland' crew helps fix up Inner Southeast home

'Rebuilding Portland' crew helps fix up Inner Southeast home

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An organization which annually fixes up homes for those unable to do it themselves assists in Southeast
Many moms receive Sellwood Community House's 'Gift Bundles'

Many moms receive Sellwood Community House's 'Gift Bundles'

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For the second year, Sellwood Community House has a Mother's Day gift fundraiser open to the public
'Pickleball' grows in appeal at Sellwood Park

'Pickleball' grows in appeal at Sellwood Park

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It sounds like a snack or salad, but it's actually a game -- find out more about the Pickleball they play in Sellwood
Sellwood's homegrown 'Rose Fete' to lift spirits

Sellwood's homegrown 'Rose Fete' to lift spirits

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No Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade again this year? A Sellwood nonprofit is offering a kind of alternative
In 2021, Mother's Day plant sales were online - or else…

In 2021, Mother's Day plant sales were online - or else…

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Famed for its Mother's Day Plant Sale, this year the Crystal Springs Rhododendrom Garden did it all online
'Coffee and art' opens in Westmoreland

'Coffee and art' opens in Westmoreland

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Coffee combines with a lot of things, and for one new coffee shop, the caffeinated beverage combines with art
Creston-Kenilworth author publishes second children's book

Creston-Kenilworth author publishes second children's book

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There is in Inner Southeast a new Childrens' Book author; meet the man and hear about what he's doing
Woodstock hosts social, physically-distanced Spring Plant…

Woodstock hosts social, physically-distanced Spring Plant…

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Online-only for the second year this spring was the annual Woodstock fundraising Plant Sale
Collective replaces coffee shop and salon in big Sellwood…

Collective replaces coffee shop and salon in big Sellwood…

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Where ugly mugs once brimmed with coffee, a new enterprise is offering clothing, both old and new
Sellwood-Moreland author receives drama award

Sellwood-Moreland author receives drama award

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He works in a Southeast bookstore, but has been writing (and performing in) plays; now he's won an award
EVENTS and Activities

EVENTS and Activities

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The Events and Activities are listings we've received of special events of general interest in Inner Southeast
The history of Brooklyn told through the story of Brooklyn…

The history of Brooklyn told through the story of Brooklyn…

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So far there have been three successive Brooklyn School buildings. Here's the story of the school and its neighborhood
Famed Southwest doughnut shop opens a branch on Powell Blvd

Famed Southwest doughnut shop opens a branch on Powell Blvd

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Sesame Doughnuts are a tradition in the Raleigh Hills area of Southwest; now they're coming to Powell Blvd.
New pet supply store opens in Foster-Powell

New pet supply store opens in Foster-Powell

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Not only can you now get pet supplies in Foster-Powell, but you can meet the hound the store is named for
Studio apartment development completed near S.E. 52nd

Studio apartment development completed near S.E. 52nd

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Another of the many planned apartment developments around Woodstock is completed
'Community market' emerges in coffee shop's Southeast back…

'Community market' emerges in coffee shop's Southeast back…

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When an inspring young man opens a successful cafe, what does he put in the back yard? A community market!
Woodstock Farmers Market reopens for the year on June 6

Woodstock Farmers Market reopens for the year on June 6

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This popular farmers market is all set to start up for the summer in June...with pandemic protocols observed
Johnson Creek 'Watershed Wide Event' flourishes in pandemic

Johnson Creek 'Watershed Wide Event' flourishes in pandemic

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Few rivers and streams around Portland receive more volunteer attention each year than Johnson Creek
Manager of unique Sellwood resources retires after 30 years

Manager of unique Sellwood resources retires after 30 years

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If you got married at Oaks Pioneer Church in Sellwood anytime since the mid 1990's, you probably met Lori

3 Inner Southeast construction projects to…

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3 Inner Southeast construction projects to…
All too often history is plowed under in the process of redeveloping land. But it doesn't have to be that way!

'Fat Radish Community Garden' Serves…

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'Fat Radish Community Garden' Serves…
The tale of the Fat Radish takes us into the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, where we find a garden...

New Brooklyn café offers plant-based burgers

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New Brooklyn café offers plant-based burgers
When the word 'Burger' is invoked, increasingly there is no certainty that there is any meat included,,,,

'Master Gardeners' restart Demonstration Garden for…

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'Master Gardeners' restart Demonstration Garden for…
It hasn't been easy for this group to keep their demonstration garden going in the pandemic, but they persevere

'Thursday Markets' underway thru July at Sellwood…

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'Thursday Markets' underway thru July at Sellwood…
The latest public activity at the new Sellwood Community House is called the 'Thursday Markets'

EVENTS & Activities in May

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EVENTS & Activities in May
Our calendar of events for Southeast nonprofits is still a little sparse -- don't forget to tell us about yours!

The history reflected in a few neighborhood trees

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The history reflected in a few neighborhood trees
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…

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Improvements underway at Foster-Powell's Laurelwood…
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

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Popular Sellwood toy shop reopens under new owner
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

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Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family
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…

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Nonprofit Sellwood Community House selects new…
The nonprofit community resource, reopened after PP&R closed it, now has a new fulltime Director

'Grafletics' sportswear and gift store opens in…

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'Grafletics' sportswear and gift store opens in…
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…

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

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New shop devoted to rocks and geology opens in…
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'

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

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Hidden mural in Westmoreland tells Indian legends
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…

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

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Program helps Woodstock Elementary students 'Get…
Woodstock Elementary finds a way to encourage students to keep reading while ZOOMing at home

Sellwood Community House opens new 'Gallery'

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Sellwood Community House opens new 'Gallery'
Something new has opened to the public in the Sellwood Community House, at 15th and Spokane Street

EVENTS and ACTIVITIES

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EVENTS and ACTIVITIES
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…

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

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'Love Week' celebrated in February at Sellwood…
A Valentine's Week celebration at Sellwood Community House was cut a little short by the weather

Sellwood's 'Puppet Museum' granted limited…

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Sellwood's 'Puppet Museum' granted limited…
Sellwood's renowned nonprofit Puppet Museum is slowly reopening -- with a new exhibition

HISTORY: Before the Bridge – the Sellwood Ferry

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HISTORY: Before the Bridge – the Sellwood Ferry
How did people get across the Willamette in south Portland before the Sellwood Bridge? Well, read on...

Southeast's 'Ridwell' recycles things you thought…

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

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

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Sellwood author publishes childrens book on…
A Sellwood author has published a new book for children, promoting acceptance and inclusion

Creston-Kenilworth bakery creates treats for dogs…

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Creston-Kenilworth bakery creates treats for dogs…
Natural foods are a valid choice for dogs and cats, too -- and there's a Southeast business to provide them

EVENTS and Activities

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EVENTS and Activities
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…

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The old-time barbershops of Sellwood and…
Here, Historian Dana Beck reminisces about two centuries of barbershops in Inner Southeast

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