THE BEE's want ads are named "Community Classifieds".

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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Woodstock Community Bulsiness Association, WCBA, KeyBank, Woodstock neighborhood, Brentwood Darlington, Southeast Portland, Oregon, annual meeting, Thad Davis, Angie Even
Talking up the increased presence of outdoor art along Woodstock Boulevard was Angie Even, from the Woodstock Stakeholders Group. At her right is current WCBA President Thad Davis. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Southeast business group reveals plans for 2018


Although the Woodstock KeyBank branch was already closed for the day, the lights were on and members and guests of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) – which also serves Brentwood-Darlington businesses – were arriving for an evening of networking and supper.

The group was holding its annual meeting, sponsored by the bank, on Tuesday evening, February 6. Additional meeting sponsors were The UPS Store, and Pamplin MediaGroup. KeyBank’s corner meeting room was turned into a buffet, featuring many varieties of pizza pie, hot wings, salads – and an entire table devoted to desserts. When the 45 attendees finished the meal, Davis began the formal program, starting with self-introductions around the room, and announced their featured three speakers.

Angie Even, of the Woodstock Stakeholders Group, spoke about “the Woodstock Vibe”; the VCA Woodstock Animal Hospital’s Manger, Elisa Edgington, who is also WCBA Vice President, gave a report on the Woodstock Neighborhood Association; and Stacey Lennon, of the Pamplin Media Group and the Portland Tribune, talked about the WCBA’s increased social media presence, and the success it’s had with “Monthly Mixers” at neighborhood hospitality businesses.

“The WCBA has been focusing on working with the two neighborhood associations and the Woodstock commercial landowners group, with good success,” WCBA President Thad Davis, owner of Payroll On Time, Inc., told the assemblage. In the works are trash cans along Woodstock Boulevard to be decked out with art matching murals being sponsored by the Woodstock Stakeholders Group. “As concerns Woodstock Boulevard, we’re working together to improve the streetscape, landscaping, and the flower pots, as well as replacing the banners.”

Members were also asked to prioritize three categories of goals for 2018:

  • Art: Murals, Street art, Trash can art
  • Landscaping: Flowerpots Street trees Median maintenance
  • Streetscape: Banners, street furniture, street sign toppers, Wayfinder signs

With the goals prioritized, qualifying WCBA members set about electing WCBA’s new Board Members, under the direction of Past President Ann Sanderson of Odango! Hair Studio.

Unanimously re-elected to the Board were Eric Norberg, Ann Sanderson, Stacey Lennon, Susan Williams, and Peggy McCafferty. WCBA Board members continuing into the second year of their two-year terms included Elisa Edgington, VP, Nancy Chapin of TSG Group, and Cory Hansen of City Sanitary, who is Treasurer. The officers for the forthcoming year will be elected by the Board at its next meeting.

Wrapping up the meeting, Sanderson, who as President originated the “Woodstock Gives Back” annual promotion, spoke of its success in 2017, and its reappearance in mid-September will mark its fourth edition this year.

If you have a business in Woodstock or Brentwood-Darlington, consider attending the next WCBA meeting, held monthly at the Woodstock Library meeting room (use south entrance, off the parking lot), 9:30 a.m. on March 13. You don’t have to be a member to attend.

Food and beverages for the Annual Meeting were provided by local businesses – including the Woodstock 7-Eleven, Bridge City Pizza, Dick’s Primal Burger, Double Mountain, 1st Cup Coffeehouse, Lutz Tavern, Mehri’s Bakery, New Seasons Market, and Woodstock Wine & Deli. Raffle prizes were provided by Advantis Credit Union, Bergerac, City Sanitary, I Styles, Healthy Pets Northwest, Khalifa, KeyBank, Odango! Hair Studio, Proper Height Taproom, Red Fox Vintage, Transformations Salon, and Safeway. The WCBA also thanked Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church for providing the tables and chairs for the meeting.

For more information about WCBA, go online:

Henry Higgins, bagls, boiled bagels, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Opening a new Sellwood location, Leah Orndoff displays some of the many boiled bagels made daily at Henry Higgins’ bakery. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Henry Higgins Bagels’, a Foster Road fixture, adding Sellwood location


“Henry Higgins Bagels” is coming to Sellwood this month. The local bagel baker will set up shop at 1325 S.E. Tacoma Street, next to the UPS Store, in the former home of Feastworks Delicatessen. According to owner Leah Orndoff, the site is flanked by two parking lots, and will be similar to the shop’s two other Portland locations.

The store distinguishes itself from other bagel bakeries by the fact that their bagels are boiled in the traditional way; bagel lovers have made the first Southeast location, on Foster Road, a growing success.

The Sellwood shop will be a café-style restaurant with 25 seats, and will serve fresh breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches with coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. Over a dozen different bagel flavors are available, accompanied by a variety of spreads, meats, cheeses, and add-ons. Orndoff said, “We always source locally first, and use care and traditional artisan methods in everything we do.”

Departing Feastworks owner Ashley Bisagna told THE BEE, “Henry Higgins is an awesome local bagel company that sells their boiled bagels along with house-made schmears and bagel sandwiches. They will be a great addition to Sellwood.”

Orndoff commented in our February interview, “We’re still hammering out the final design details, but we hope to make space for the little ones to play here.

“We’ll be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a staff of about eight to serve you. All our baking is done at our bakery on N.E. 19th and Glisan, under head baker Dave Barile.”


Association of Home Businesses, Doug Menely, SMILE Station, Sellwood, Portland, Oregon
Widely respected Sellwood insurance agent Doug Menely is the speaker this month at the Association of Home Businesses meeting.

Assn. of Home Businesses hears about risk; your insurance questions answered: The dean of Portland insurance agents, Sellwood’s Doug Menely, is the speaker at the March monthly meeting of the nonprofit business association for those who work from home, the 26-year-old Portland-area “Association of Home Businesses”. Menely will discuss, by request, changing attitudes about risk; the value of community involvement; and will answer questions about insurance (including when you probably don’t need it). The meeting includes dinner and will be held on the evening of March 15 – it’s always the third Thursday of the month – 6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino Street, one block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Guests pay the members’ door fee of $10, which includes the buffet supper. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP, please, for meal planning; include any food restrictions. More information online at:

Former “Homestead Supply” store now a business collective:“Milieu” is the name of the new collective of shops situated in the building which formerly housed Portland Homestead Supply, at 8012 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood. The building is closed on Tuesdays, though may start being open Tuesdays come springtime. In the meantime, the weekday hours are 10-6, Saturdays also 10-6, and Sundays 12-5. Angela Griffin-Meyers of the collective says, “Milieu was founded with the idea of merging retail, art, and community, all in one building; inside, you’ll find local shops and makers outlining the heart of the building.” And, she identifies the businesses inside. . . “The Chocolate Laboratory” features bean to bar treats “to satisfied love of chocolate”; Vine & Dandy is a plant and gift shop featuring arrangements in repurposed containers; “Purpose” is a studio, gallery, and retail space created by Angela Morrow (“she will be offering leather workshops”); “Lucia Handmade” presents a collection of handwoven jewelry and art, taking inspiration from the forest to the sea; and Amara is a unique shop “where style coexists with values and ethics. . .jewelry, accessories, gifts, and home goods.”

Annual “free mending and clothing repair” held in February: Ms. Chris Gauger, a Sellwood-Westmoreland resident, owns “Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique” in John’s Landing on Macadam Avenue and also downtown, and she reports that her shop held what she hopes will become an annual benefit clothing repair event on Saturday afternoon, February 24, at the John’s Landing location (0511 S.W. Carolina Street). Anyone who wished to could bring “a favorite piece of clothing that’s been neglected and unworn” and needs mending and repair, and have it done free. However, donations were accepted to benefit Recycling Advocates, described as “Oregon’s only citizen-based grassroots group dedicated to engaging people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.” As for the “Here We Go Again” shops, they specialize in offering “excellent condition name-brand clothing for women in all sizes.”

Max Allara Photography Exhibition this month in Sellwood: This month, the Black & White Gallery in Sellwood offers an exhibition of thee photographic works of Max Allara (1906-1981) – a gifted Portland photographer, and student of Minor White; he owned a portrait studio in the Clinton Street neighborhood for many years. His photography appeared regularly in the Oregon Journal; his more artistic work appeared in the influential photography magazine “Aperture”. Over fifty of his photographs are in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum, and a selection of them are on their website.  This month’s Sellwood exhibit is a combination of vintage prints made by the photographer, and new darkroom prints made for this exhibit.  The exhibit was produced by Sharon Wing, Jenny Ankeny, Mitch Allara, and Thomas Robinson. The Black & White Gallery is found at 8331 S.E. 17th Avenue.

Advantis Credit Union, Woodstock neighborhood, ribbon cutting, grand opening, Woodstock Boulevard, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Officials and staff of Advantis Credit Union opened its new Woodstock branch with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on the morning of Friday, February 9. (Photo by Eric Norberg)

Ceremony officially opens Advantis Woodstock office: Advantis Credit Union, a fixture on S.E. 17th in Brooklyn across from PGE Headquarters until MAX construction required its removal, has returned to Inner Southeast with a full-service office on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard in the spot once associated with Beckwith Bicycles – and indeed, there is a commemorative display inside honoring the former retailer. The official Grand Opening was February 9 and 10, and began with a ribbon-cutting on the sidewalk outside on Friday, February 9, at 8:40 a.m. The office will be open daily except Sunday, with a 24-hour ATM available on the east side of the building, and innovative “live teller” machines inside – permitting live interaction with tellers. A live staff will also be on hand during all open hours to enroll and serve members. Advantis is also online at –

Windermere Realty Trust again benefits Southeast nonprofits: The charitable arm of Windermere Stellar Real Estate, which has an office on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland, this year supported 43 charitable organizations in the Northwest, including several in Southeast Portland, which received $29,683 of the $405,163 total this past year. Children’s Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and Snowcap are among the beneficiaries. “We are proud that Windermere brokers contribute their time, effort, and individual funding to provide opportunities to children and families who have had inordinate struggles,” said Joan Allen, Windermere Realty Trust co-owner and Windermere Foundation co-chair of the local chapter.

Unitus Community Credit Union plans Westmoreland branch: Unitus Credit Union indicates that it plans to open its ninth Portland metropolitan area branch in the new business building developed by Venerable Properties on S.E. Bybee Boulevard between Portland Slider Sandwiches and Oaks Bottom Public House, just west of Milwaukie Avenue. No opening date has yet been announced. Unitus Community Credit Union originated as the Oregon Telephone Employees Credit Union in 1937, but today is a financial cooperative offering banking services to the community, and is the current sponsor for the Portland Rose Festival Princesses. One of its current Board Members is an Inner Southeast businessman: Matthew Micetic, who has owned Red Castle Games on S.E. Foster Road for eight years, and is the immediate Past President of the Foster Area Business Association. For more information on Unitus, go online –

Roll-Up Gallery announces March exhibition: The exhibition at Roll-Up Studio + Gallery in Sellwood in March is entitled “Landmarks”, and features the work of Karen McAlister Shimoda, described as “An evolving archive of place, featuring 2D and 3D works in drawing, painting and collage”. The opening reception at the gallery is Friday, March 2, 5-9 p.m., and the exhibition will be on view from March 2 until March 31, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., and also by appointment. The gallery is situated at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street, in Sellwood.

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