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"!

Community Classifieds, want ads



Nanas Restauraut, food cart, Westmoreland, Oregon History, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Kim Sutter, owner of the new “Nana’s Guilty Pleasures”, chats with customer Kathy McCann. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Nana's Guilty Pleasures’ – food to go, plus a bit of Westmoreland history


“Nana's Guilty Pleasures” is a home-cooking food cart situated in the driveway of her own home 6108 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue – the house her mother brought her up in. It’s just to the south of the Iron Horse Restaurant.

Opened recently by Kim Sutter, her take-out kitchen offers breakfast and lunch selections with free coffee, as well as special Holiday treats. Sutter explains, “I want to provide an atmosphere reminiscent of ‘grandma's kitchen’, where friends and family were welcomed with fresh coffee and classic home-cooked food. I tell people about what I’m baking, because that’s what I’m passionate about.”

Her new business is open Monday through Friday, 7 am-2 pm, and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Sutter does all the cooking, which includes a breakfast sandwich with sides, honey-bacon bagels with cream cheese, homemade waffles and French toast, muffins, breads, cinnamon rolls and personal quiches. “These are made from favorite recipes passed down for generations, using classic ingredients that are locally-sourced when possible,” she says.

Just a new dining business in Westmoreland? Well yes – but there is a lot of the neighborhood’s history wrapped up in it, too, which Sutter is happy to discuss…

Nana's Kitchen is just the latest incarnation of an historic Westmoreland home where, as mentioned earlier, Sutter grew up. Her mother was the well-known naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beth Schmidt, who originally had served as a physical therapist in the U.S. Navy from 1943-45. She bought the home about seventy years ago, raised her family in the back of the house, and ran her business (which she used to advertise monthly in THE BEE in which she gave medical advice) in the front, facing Milwaukie Avenue.

“Dr. Beth”, as she was known, graduated from the Western States Chiropractic Institute as one of only four women in her 1945 graduating class. At the time, female doctors were a minority, and Dr. Beth was the first female chiropractor in Westmoreland. She also worked as a chiropractic naturopath, a grapho-analyst, and an adult literary tutor. She learned to communicate by signing, and learned how to translate lessons into Braille. Lewis and Clark College gave her an honorary Master’s Degree, and offered her an adjunct professorship there.

Dr. Beth’s crowning achievement, according to her daughter, was to help educate a down-on-her-luck deaf and blind woman, Addie Becht, who had showed up in her office for chiropractic help. “She became part of our family; and with Dr. Beth’s assistance, Addie was not only rehabilitated, she also became the first deaf and blind woman in the United States to earn two PhD's, one of which was in clinical psychology,” recalls Sutter. “My mother accompanied her to all her classes, converted all her lessons into Braille, and also learned all the pertinent information in the courses herself.

“Through the years, my mother taught me much about the neighborhood history. I used to know where certain members of the ‘Mob’ operated, and where there were red-light houses. I’ve lived here my whole life, and have always been interested in the local history of Sellwood and Westmoreland, the old Trolley tracks, and other long-forgotten aspects of the neighborhood.

“I'm proud to become a continuing part of the neighborhood history.” If you’d like to continue this discussion with her, and enjoy a breakfast or lunch as well, why not stop by “Nana’s Guilty Pleasures”.

Green cremation, Wilhelm's, Portland Memorial, Westmoreland, Portland, Oregon
Wilhelm’s Family Services Adviser Sarah Lewis, shown in a chapel at the Funeral Home. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

A ‘green’ cremation option offered in Southeast


If the disposal of our remains after we perish makes you queasy, you might want to skip this story. On the other hand, if you are ecologically inclined, there might be some good news in here for you – because in these eco-friendly times, even cremation is taking a “green” stand.

Wilhelm's Portland Memorial in Westmoreland, one of the oldest funeral homes in Portland, is now offering “Aqua Cremation”, described as “a gentle alternative to flame cremation”. To its credit, according to Wilhelm’s, this process offers over 90% energy savings, and there are no emissions of harmful greenhouse gasses. Further, it has one-tenth the carbon footprint of flame-based cremation, “and results in 20% more ash remains returned to the family.”

The scientific name for the new procedure is “alkaline hydrolysis”, and it’s already in use at many medical and veterinary institutions. Wilhelm’s “Family Services Adviser” Sarah Lewis says, “We’ve been offering this popular service for about three months. The process takes three to four hours, and the ashes that are turned over to family members are calcium phosphate, which is more white-colored.” Not that many folks open the urn to look.

The basis for this is that the human body is about 65% water. The procedure is as follows: The remains are gently placed in a container that is then put in a clean stainless steel vessel. A combination of water flow, temperature, and alkalinity accelerates the natural process of tissue hydrolysis. At completion, the chemicals are fully used up, producing a sterile water solution which is then returned to the ecosystem via normal waste water facilities.

Lewis tells THE BEE that the procedure uses less water than a single household commonly uses in one day, and the calcium phosphate remains are safe – pathogen and disease-free. The water-based process uses 95% water and 5% alkali, and by the end, the alkali is completely used up. “The traditional memorial ceremony remains unchanged,” adds Lewis. “The remains will float, but can be kept in an urn, or scattered in a special place.”

So now you know. If you’d like to talk with Lewis further about all this, her telephone number is 503/545-7170.


Petunia's Place, Carolyn Ackerman, Sellwood, 13th Avenue, Sock Dreams, Portland, Oregon
Proprietor and animal advocate Carolyn Ackerman welcomes customers to her new shop “Petunia’s Place” in Sellwood. (Photo by Eric Norberg)
“Petunia’s Place” now open in Sellwood: Carolyn Ackerman is an uncommon businessperson – she starts businesses she loves, to primarily benefit animal rescue. (She has also founded a nonprofit rescue, Oregon Paws.) She has been the driving force behind “Let Carolyn Paint It”, an Inner Southeast based house painting business; and now she also has opened a retail store called “Petunia’s Place”, named after “my first bunny”, selling housewares, jewelry, and clothing, among other things. It’s on Sellwood’s “Antique Row” at 8005 S.E. 13th Avenue, two blocks north of Tacoma Street. The grand opening took place on Sunday, October 14, and the business is now open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dan Beeson introduces “stem cell therapy”: Dr. Dan Beeson, DC, who established his Beeson Chiropractic Center 45 years ago, has historically offered chiropractic care which includes, as he explains, “Manual manipulation – chiropractic adjustments – for improving structural integrity of the spine and all extremities, by improving joint function (motion) and the health of the nervous system.” Additional therapies he has offered have included nutrition and physiotherapy. But now, he reports that his Center has become a multi-discipline clinic, with the addition of a naturopath and medical doctors on staff. “This,” he explains, “has allowed us create a new entity in the clinic known as ‘Beeson Regenerative Health’ – which offers umbilical-derived Stem Cells to restore joint integrity or systemic health. New Stem Cells can help the body heal tissues that the body’s own old Stem Cells cannot any longer heal or repair. With new young Stem Cell therapy, the body can repair damaged cartilage (worn-out joints), damaged nerves (neuropathy), and can improve circulation.” The clinic, owned by Beeson, is on S.E. 13th Avenue, just south of Bybee Boulevard. The telephone number is 503/238-7025.

Four new OLCC liquor license applications: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reports four new liquor license applications in Inner Southeast. The first is for the new smaller-size Target Store at 3031 S.E. Powell Boulevard, which recently replaced a bowling alley there, for a “new outlet/off-premises” license. The second is for an existing business changing its name, but not yet revealing what it is (unless it is planning to call itself “Unknown”), at 7909 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood – which is applying for a “change of ownership/change of tradename/limited on-premises” license. Third is a new winery, the name of which is “to be determined”, at 1212 S.E. Powell Boulevard, Suite D, applying as a “new outlet/limited on-premises/off-premises/winery”. Last is for the Moreland Ale House, formerly the SkyBox, 7981-7995 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Sellwood, applying as a “new outlet” for a “full on-premises” license.

New building for nonprofits opens on Division Street: A new structure, “Seven Corners Collaborative”, has opened at 1949 S.E. Division Street, across the street from the New Seasons Market on Division. It will serve as headquarters for various nonprofit organizations, including Community Vision, FACT Oregon, Community Pathways, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Northwest Access Fund, and the Credit Builders Alliance. The building was constructed with features “that enable people experiencing disabilities greater access to services.”

Sandy Hubbard, Association of Home Businesses, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Successful local home businessperson Sandy Hubbard speaks at the AHB meeting in Sellwood on November 15.

Sellwood home businessperson with worldwide clientele at AHB: Sandy Hubbard is the speaker at the November monthly meeting of the nonprofit Association of Home Businesses. At the meeting in Sellwood at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, 6-9 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 15. Sandy invites: “Fall in love with your business all over again!” Reignite passion for your business with expert advice from Sandy, a Marketing Strategist and Business Advisor. Sandy has worked in the printing-publishing-media industry across North America and elsewhere for over 30 years. Her clients serve the global brands you use, wear, and interact with every day. As an advisor and strategist for small and home-based businesses, she starts with proven high-quality marketing concepts – and then customizes them so they are fun, affordable, and easy to implement. “This presentation is ideal for owners who want to inject excitement and magic into their business. Let’s spice things up!” Enjoy an evening of dinner, relaxed conversation, and information sharing, in a friendly group of home-based business owners who do better with the encouragement, wisdom and friendship of others. Businesspeople and guests are welcome, and a buffet supper is included. RSVPs are requested to Eric at 503/232-2326 for meal planning. Cost at the door $10 includes the meal. More online –

Warner Pacific opens its doors to a nonprofit leaving Marylhurst:Pacific International Academy (PIA) has found a new home in Portland, following the unexpected closure of Marylhurst University south of Lake Oswego, on whose campus it had been for over 20 years. PIA, a nonprofit English language school for international students, launched its fall term on October 1 at Warner Pacific University, “marking an exciting new development for two institutions that have shared values around multiculturalism and service”. Warner Pacific College, founded in 1937, recently was renamed Warner Pacific University, and is situated on the north side of S.E. Division Street at 68th Avenue.

Sellwood gallery presents a two-month, ten-artist exhibit: Roll-Up Studio + Gallery at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood opens a new exhibit called “Books and Boxes” on November 9, and it will run until December 22. It features artists’ books and assemblages by ten artists – Poppy Dully, John Simpkins, Kathy Kuehn, Bill Dean, Barbara Tetenbaum, Anna Daedalus, Kerry Davis, Judy Vogland, Marilyn Stablein, and Leo Wayman. The opening reception is Friday, November 9, 5-9 p.m.; and the December Reception will be Friday, December 7, during the same hours. The Gallery is open for viewing the exhibit on Fridays and Saturdays, 12–5 p.m., and by appointment. More information online –

“Patagonia” clothing visits Green Drop Garage in Reed neighborhood: The people at Green Drop Garage on S.E. 28th Avenue in the Reed neighborhood report that representatives of the Patagonia clothing company “came out to Green Drop Garage for three days in August to feature the shop in a video”, while telling their own “work story” as part of a campaign to promote Patagonia's new work wear line. And how did Patagonia find this auto repair shop, you might ask? Well, it’s a repair story: “Patagonia’s van broke down in Portland during a multiple-state promo tour. They were referred to Green Drop. Farhad's team fixed it, and then he drove it back to San Francisco for them, because the tour had to go on north!” That’s how.

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