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An important innovation is that classified ads placed in THE BEE may also be available at the special Community Classifieds website, at the HotLink below!

In addition, Community Classifieds now offer the additional service of in-column photographs of vehicles and homes for sale. The photos can not only appear in THE BEE, but on the website as well.

Community Classifieds appear each month in THE BEE, and can also reach up to a half million additional readers by being published in any combination of the 24 other newspapers in the "Community Newspapers" group, including the weekly Clackamas Review, Oregon City News, Lake Oswego Review, and West Linn Tidings; the monthly Sherwood Gazette, and Southwest Community Connection; the twice-weekly Gresham Outlook and Portland Tribune; and the other newspapers in the group.

To get information or place your classified ad by phone, here's the number to call: 503/620-7355!

Now, click on the logo directly below, and read the Greenlight "Community Classifieds"!

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INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S BUSINESS NEWS!


Mr Peanut, Oaks Amusement Park
The Beversluis family and their friends gather to pose with “Mr. Peanut” during his brief visit in March to Oaks Park.

Nutty icon breezes through Oaks Park

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE

Celebrating his 100th birthday, “Mr. Peanut” and his entourage rolled into historic Oaks Amusement Park on March 19, as they wrapped up their year’s tour of the United States.

“We’ve just been to Sacramento, and before that was San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver -- you name it, we’ve been there, throughout the West,” recounted “Planters Peanutter” (that’s an official title) Gil Maher.

“It’s fun to see older people, who recognize ‘Mr. Peanut’ from their youth, get to meet this legendary representative of our brand,” Maher told THE BEE. “And, little kids are excited to meet this big, nutty guy as well,” he added.

All three members of the team take turns driving the custom-made “Nutmobile”, and donning the costume, Maher said.

About being a “Peanutter”, Maher said the company offers a one-year contract to graduating college students to tour the country. “You’ve got to be a little nuts to do it! Meeting people all across the country has helped me, ah, come out of my shell.”


Oaks Park, new ride, Tree Top Drop
Riders soar up, and spring down, on the new “Tree Top Drop” thrill ride at nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park – just north of the base of S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood.

Historic, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park gets new family thrill ride

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE 

At the north end of the eleven-decades-old nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood, near the entrance to the Roller Rink, visitors are already lining up take a twirl on the “Tree Top Drop” thrill ride.

“This new attraction was manufactured in Ostiglia, Italy, at Moser Rides,” smiled Director of Guest Relations and Security Mike Soto.

“It is similar to the ‘Frogger’ – a little kids’ ride – that goes up and bounces down,” Soto told THE BEE. “This new ride has the same ‘springing bounce’ action, but it also rotates. At about 50’ tall, it gives guests a good view of the park and river.” It cost the park $266,000, but the kids say it was worth it.

A twirl-and-drop on this new 12-passenger ride is included with your ride bracelet. Its arrival is a sign of the summer that’s here already.




BUSINESS BRIEFS


Shell Tain, Association of Home Businesses
Shell Tain returns by request as the speaker at the May meeting of the Association of Home Businesses in Sellwood.

Portland’s Shell Tain speaks about money at AHB.
Ms. Shell Tain, Portland-based online guru about dealing with our own attitudes and decisions in a productive way, will present on “how we often get seduced into taking on a client or a project by a single thing – like, for example, the money!”  Shell has a process for us to play with, to create our own unique Litmus Tests to avoid that often-painful pitfall. It’s just one highlight of this month’s meeting of the Sellwood-based Association of Home Businesses. It’s “the business association for those who work at home”. The 6-9 p.m. dinner meeting is on the third Thursday each month, and this month it’s May 19, and includes networking time and a buffet dinner. First-time guests pay the members’ rate to attend – $10 – which includes the supper. RSVP requested for meal planning to 503/232-2326; mention any food restrictions. The meeting takes place at SMILE Station, on S.E. 13th, one block south of Tacoma Street, on Tenino, in Sellwood. For more, go online: http://www.ahboregon.org  

Brooklyn Neighborhood “boutique hotel” reopens after remodel.
Many residents of Inner Southeast are not aware that there is an upscale small “motel” right on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn, but there has been, for a long time – and now “The Brooklyn Center Suites” have undergone a full remodel, and are again open to welcome family, friends, and visitors, to Southeast Portland. Located on Milwaukie Avenue at S.E. Rhone Street, the two suites are 400 square feet each, and feature brand new kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, carpet, paint, and furnishings, and are bright, fresh and comfortable. Also included are free off street parking, complimentary wifi and HDTV with Cable. Fully stocked kitchenettes make cooking and dining a nice feature for visitors who prefer to shop and cook for themselves. Long owned and operated by Jane and David Schue, “the Suites are ideal for every type guest to Portland who prefers an eastside location that is quiet, private, and convenient to downtown, Reed College, renowned foodie destinations, entertainment venues, and Inner Southeast neighborhoods. Portland’s new MAX Light Rail Orange Line is nearby, at S.E. Rhine and 17th.” Suites are available for a minimum of two-night stays, and are available with a monthly discount rate. Reach the reservations office at 503/231-1858 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. VISA and MasterCard accepted. Online at: http://www.brooklyncentersuites.com

New real estate brokerage in Southeast.
“Redefy Real Estate”, a discount brokerage located in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina, has announced the opening of its first Oregon office – in Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood, at 3701 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Suite C. The office’s General Manager is Principal Broker Christian Solsby, who has been in Portland real estate for thirteen years, with two previous firms, and has been on the Board of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance, as well as having been associated with Venture Portland. Also a member the new office is Principal Broker Cynde Moen. The telephone number for the new business is 503/832-7000; online at: http://www.redefy.com/Portland/Home.aspx

“Foot clinic” to be held at Sacred Heart Villa in Brooklyn.
“Healthy Feet RN” foot care has arranged a special clinic, oriented towards seniors but open to the public of any age, on Tuesday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sacred Heart Villa, 3925 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. In a clinic setting, the extensive ten-point foot care procedure takes 30 to 40 minutes per person, at a cost of $35. Space is limited, so appointments are required; call 503/953-8209 to make one, or for more information.


Gary Stalick, John L Scott Real Estate, Ronald McDonald House
John L. Scott Real Estate agent Gary Stalick sitting with Ronald McDonald at a Portland “Ronald McDonald House”. One of these gentleman is not actually real.

John L. Scott agents volunteer at Ronald McDonald House.
The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House near key hospitals is a home away from home for families with seriously ill children, and supports initiatives to improve pediatric health. Volunteers can assist the guests at Ronald McDonald House by preparing dinner for them during during a period of anxiety. On Tuesday, April 12th, Gary Stalick and co-workers from John L. Scott Real Estate in Woodstock prepared a delicious Mexican dinner for the guests. The program is known as “Meals from the Heart”. These agents from the local brokerage volunteer every year to make a dinner. Gary told THE BEE, “It’s a great feeling to give to people who truly appreciate our effort. I recommend other businesses volunteer to make a meal for these guests.”

Sellwood resident joins Tigard firm.
Suzie Young, who lives with her husband and daughter in Sellwood, announces that she has joined McGee Wealth Management as a new Wealth Services Associate. This office is located at 12455 S.W. 68th Avenue in Tigard; the telephone number is 503/597-2222.

Fundraiser for Portland nonprofit at Sellwood dance studio.
“Dance with Joy Studios”, 7981 S.E. 17th Avenue in Sellwood, announces that on Saturday, May 28th, the evening will be devoted to a fundraising event for Portland nonprofit “UpLife”, which supports the well-being of adults with developmental disabilities and their families through arts and community integration. The night of fun and dance will begin with a Bollywood Dance Lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by a presentation from UpLife and then a dance party. For more information on this and other such nights at the studio, go online: http://www.dancewithjoystudios.com/philanthropy.

Collage celebrates a dozen years in business.
On April 23 and 24, the Collage shop in Sellwood joined with the store’s two other Portland locations to celebrate their 12th anniversary “with discounts, prizes, and a spectacular coloring contest”. Proprietor Maria Raleigh exclaimed, “BIG thanks to our customers, for all the tremendous support and patronage over the last twelve years. We are so fortunate to live in a city that values and supports local business the way you do.”

Classical Ballet Academy presents students on stage.

Sellwood’s own Classical Ballet Academy presents two more special student performances in May – on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd – downtown in Lincoln Hall, at Portland State University, 1620 S.W. Park Avenue. Stravinsky’s “Firebird” is offered twice on Saturday, May 21, at 2 and 6 p.m.; and “Villains”, a high-energy show featuring some of fiction’s best-known villains – including Ursula, Maleficent, Jafar, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil, and the Queen of Hearts – will be performed Sunday afternoon, May 22, at 4 p.m. All tickets will be sold through the PSU box office – online at http://www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/home – or, call 503/725-3307.

Westmoreland Restaurants in Dine-Out fundraiser on May 18th.
On Wednesday, May 18th, two Westmoreland restaurants will donate portion of their day’s proceeds to support Raphael House of Portland, a domestic violence agency that provides life-saving services to survivors seeking safety. For neighborhood residents, getting involved in “Restaurants for Raphael House” is as easy and delicious as dining that day at Oaks Bottom Public House and Rose City Coffee Co. Both businesses will contribute 15% of their profits from May 18th to aid the agency’s emergency domestic violence shelter, which is the largest in Multnomah County. In total, more than 35 restaurants throughout Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton have pledged their support on May 18. A full list of participating restaurants can be found online at: http://www.raphaelhouse.com. For more information, contact Raphael House Development Associate Amanda Ives at: aives@raphaelhouse.com – or call 503/243-5116.

Woodstock seminar for seniors.
“Transitions for Seniors: How to simplify the process, and even find joy in it” is the subject of a free informational seminar for seniors at All Saints Church at 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, Sunday, May 15th, from 2 to 4 pm. There will be three experts present, discussing various aspects of a potential move and a home sale for seniors. To begin with, Julie Ouellette, owner of “NW Senior Resources” will discuss housing options and the benefits of community living. She will explain the various types of senior housing as well as price ranges in the Portland Metro area. Next, Nancy Shannon from Keller Williams Realty will offer ideas of how to capitalize on the sale of your home. Nancy will make suggestions of how to make the most of today’s incredibly hot Portland market. Finally, Kim Megorden, owner of Kare Transitions, will share tips and tricks to organize, downsize, and prepare for a move. There will be ample time for Questions and Answers as well. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP for this seminar, call Nancy Shannon at 503/516-9400.

Portland artist displays abstract works in Sellwood.
MaryAnn Puls is the featured artist at Sellwood’s Roll Up Studio and Gallery in May – in an exhibition entitled “Imagined and Material things”, free and open to the public, which begins Friday, May 6, and runs through May 28th. The Opening Reception will be May 6, 6-9 p.m. In these new constructions, Portland artist MaryAnn Puls employs paint, pencil, wood and plaster of Paris to arrive at abstract material koans. The gallery is situated at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street, and is open Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. See more online at: http://www.rollupspace.com

Two local artists display at 12x16 Gallery.
Serena Barton and Corinne Carbone will be showing their new work at the 12x16 Gallery, 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5, from May 5 through 29. In creating her work for this show, Serena Barton allowed herself to experiment freely with her favored medium of oil paint mixed with cold wax. To some pieces she has added plaster, marble dust, sand and collage. As for Corinne Carbone, the body of work on exhibit is about transition in the sense of movement of time, of place and more profoundly of interior transitions. The First Friday Reception is on May 6, 6-9 p.m., and the Artists’ Reception follows on Sunday May 8, 2-4 p.m.





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