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Otto's, Kevin Myers, Reed College
Larry Stanley of LS Manufacturing Inc., and Kevin Myers, Reed College Director of Communications, are ready to chow down on Otto’s sausages. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock businesspeople enjoy sausage celebration 

for THE BEE 

There wasn’t any official business conducted at a special evening meeting of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) held at Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market after the close of business on Thursday, October 2.

“We're hosting this event, so we have an opportunity for owners and managers of businesses here in the Woodstock to meet one another,” explained Gretchen Eichentopf, who is not only part of the family ownership of Otto’s, but also is a Board member of the WCBA.

The shop’s staff had filled a huge serving bowl with freshly-grilled pork and chicken sausage, pretzel buns, and fresh sauerkraut and mustard to top it all off. Guests also helped themselves to German potato salad, and washed it all down with soft drinks and beer. 

“Our area, here in Woodstock, is growing,” Eichentopf reflected. “There have been so many new businesses coming in, I feel that people don't know each other as well as they could.” 

Some twenty businesspeople talked, exchanged business cards, and became better acquainted at the special mixer event. 

Eichentopf smiled as she looked around and saw the interaction of her guests. “Everyone can work together; and share ideas, and share visions about what our business district can be. That’s how we’ll keep improving it.”

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Fun On Foster
At the edge of Laurelwood Park, “Linda the Violin Chick” entertains folks attending this year’s “Fun on Foster”. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Better weather smiled on “Fun on Foster” celebration this year


From the western end of S.E. Foster Road at 50th Avenue, and continuing on to the east well past S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, members of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) again mounted the annual “Fun on Foster” festival all day on September 27.

In 2013, heavy rain and a windstorm cancelled the event. But this year, under clearing skies, retailers along the thoroughfare had special sales and events to celebrate “Fun on Foster”, and vendors set up an encampment at Laurelwood Park.

A total of seven major attractions were set up along Foster Road. One was the “Fun on Foster” Cruise-In, held again this year in the Junior Achievement building parking lot.  Many passersby stopped to look over the fifty-seven antique, specialty, and custom vehicles on display.

And, at the live performance stage at S.E. 60th Avenue, a non-stop lineup of musical talent entertained those strolling by. 

According to FABA member Nancy Chapin of TSG, the attraction drew more than 1,000 visitors who came out specifically to have fun on Foster Road this year.

Edith Mirante
Author Edith Mirante holds a bamboo comb made by Southeast Asian tribal artisans – described in her new travel book, “The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia’s ‘Negrito Indigenous Peoples’”. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Well-traveled Sellwood author publishes third book


Sellwood author Edith Mirante has just published her third travel book. Focused on the life of a little-known tribal race settled in India and the Philippines, the 289-page work is entitled, “The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia’s ‘Negrit’ Indigenous Peoples”. Mirante has traveled frequently to that area to learn about local native populations and their culture. 

On November 19 at 7 pm, the World Affairs Council of Oregon will present Mirante's slide show on lesser tribes struggling to survive and maintain their cultural identity as minorities. These “Negritos” survive as forest hunter-gatherers in Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Andaman Islands. They were once classified as a separate race, possibly descended from a first wave of migration out of Africa to Asia in prehistoric times.

Mirante has roamed Asia for over thirty years, exploring human rights and environmental issues. She has testified in international courts of law on these topics, and has been a speaker at national conferences of Amnesty International, Rainforest Action Network, the Society of Women Geographers, and at universities from coast to coast. She has also contributed book chapters and encyclopedia articles about Southeast Asia, human rights, and deforestation.

This keen cultural observer was educated at Sarah Lawrence, where she earned her B.A. She developed an interest in Asian ethnicities early on, and was able to pursue her passion through independent travels and paid lectures. She founded a website,, an information project about Burma, which was chosen as a link by the website of National Geographic in connection with her research on the “sea gypsies” of Burma.

Mirante generally travels for a couple of months, and then spends several years of research and writing. She has worked part-time in the Multnomah County Library, where you may have seen her. She bases her books on general travel adventures, rather than on academic study, and maintains a keen interest in unacknowledged cultures and their concerns. Mirante learns much about these simpler cultures, who leave a minimal footprint on the Earth.

Mirante enjoys exploring migration routes of various cultures, and feels compelled to advocate for and tell the stories of under-represented tribal people. By exploring their extant lives and environments, she says, we can learn much about the multi-faceted world in which we live.

Reverends Barbeque, BBQ
At the new “Reverend’s BBQ” restaurant on S.E. 13th Avenue, server Will Vance provides paper towels and a variety of barbeque sauces at each table. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New Southeast barbeque restaurant offers “a taste of summer” all year


In Sellwood, Eleni’s Greek cuisine has given way to American barbeque – as the former restaurant has elected to concentrate on Eleni’s Philoxenia, its other location downtown, in the Pearl District.

As a consequence, Reverend's BBQ opened recently at 7712 S.E. 13th Avenue to bring a year-’round “taste of summer” to area diners. Restaurant chef-owners David Kreifels, Jason Owens, and Benjamin Dyer are well-known from their Laurelhurst Market Restaurant. The trio decided to bring a barbecue option to Sellwood, offering a variety of succulent summer flavors to celebrate the BBQ season.

Main entrees include a juicy hamburger, chopped pork and beef brisket sandwiches, fried chicken and pork ribs. Sides include collard greens, a rich mac & cheese, deviled eggs, polenta, smoked sausage, and cold-smoked oyster shooters. Bar selections and the fruit cobbler and banana pudding desserts have earned good responses, while other dishes receive mixed reviews depending on individual flavor expectations of various fans of barbeque.

Since eating BBQ is generally a pretty messy activity, each table is equipped with an entire roll of paper towels and a variety of 4 barbecue sauces. For folks who wish to stretch out the savory flavors of summer, Reverend’s presents a rich variety of dining selections and take-out orders to tantalize customer palates. There are also vegetarian options for those who require meat-free fare.

The new restaurant’s hours and days of operation are: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm. Call 503/327-8755 for information.

Greg Mowery of the Reed Neighborhood was the one who developed the idea for a new local cookbook: “Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook”. It’s on sale now. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Reed Neighborhood publisher produces local cookbook 

for THE BEE 

Reed Neighborhood resident Greg Mowery has been promoting books for nearly forty years. Along with partners Ross Eberman and Dick Owsiany of Carpe Diem Books, in 2011 he published a collection of recipes from the local daily newspaper called “The Oregonian Cookbook”.

Following that success, this October the trio published another regional cookbook, “Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook”. The 231-page softback is lavishly illustrated with color photos, and has clear cooking instructions.

“We met Fred Meyers’ culinary spokesperson, Leigh Ann Hieronymous, and learned that she had developed about a thousand recipes for the Fred Meyer website over the course of her fourteen years with the company,” smiles Mowery. “Portland’s reputation as a food town means there are people here eager for the works of local food writers.

“My specialty is cookbooks, and I drew up a proposal. I’ve promoted several bestselling cookbook writers, and I also write cookbook reviews.”

Leigh Ann has appeared in many television segments, and on national TV. Her “Fresh Ideas” recipes include sections on appetizers, desserts, vegetables, salads, soups, and various meat and meatless entrees. The 140 well-illustrated recipes are quick, easy, and are intended for families or entertaining.

For those interested in exploring fresh local recipes created right here in the Pacific Northwest, “Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook” should be a fine addition to the Portland-area culinary repertoire. 

Mateo and the Robbers
“Mateo & the Robbers” provided live Bluegrass music during the Brooklyn Art, Cart, and Craft Show on September 13th. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

“Art, Cart, and Craft Show” draws Brooklyn residents 

for THE BEE 

A special afternoon community event as summer ended, at the Brooklyn Park Pub, attracted scores of adult visitors to an “Art, Cart, and Craft Show”. The back-fenced patio, home to the “These Guys” Brooklyn food cart, was encircled by displays of local artwork created by some dozen local craftsmen. Visitors enjoyed the art, food, and camaraderie during a mellow September evening. 

Visitors entered through the pub, some purchasing drinks on the way to the art show and the open-air picnic tables out back. A corner tent sheltered sound equipment for a live Bluegrass performance by “Mateo & the Robbers”. Attendees browsed the art on display, chatting with friends, and ordering BBQ pork & chicken from “These Guys”. 

Art on display included oil paintings by Nicolle Black and Gregory Harrold, jewelry by Allen Lambert and Erin Rose Gardner, natural creams and body oils by Sarah Joy Henderson, and shelves of ceramics by Grubar. 

There were also photographs and handbags by Aramee Diethelm, velvet paintings, wood carving, and a variety of other items. The band, Mateo & the Robbers, offered for sale CD albums, entitled “Columbia Currents”.

The Art, Cart & Craft Show, sponsored by the Brooklyn Park Pub and Oakshire Brewing, was welcomed as a useful showcase of local talent. 



Ely Delaney, Association of Home Businesses
Ely Delaney is the co-founder and lead trainer of “” – a marketing education company – and he is the speaker at this month’s AHB meeting in Sellwood, open to all.

AHB – “Build a ‘Rockstar’ follow-up system that positions you as THE go-to person!” Eli Delaney, co-founder of “”, and based in Gresham, presents an informative e-mail marketing-oriented seminar this month – covering such subjects as how to use e-mail marketing that prospect and client will WANT to get from you, how to mix online and offline marketing to touch your prospects where they are, and the RIGHT way to market and not be thought of as a spammer. Meeting attendees arriving promptly at 6 pm may join in a free roundtable discussion hosted by AHB member and online marketing consultant Sandy Hubbard. Topics vary, and may include social media, and other sales-building activities. Open to all; $10 door charge covers the 6-9 pm meeting and the buffet meal. At SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino (a block south of Tacoma), in Sellwood. RSVP requested for food planning; call Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online to:

Theater troupe moves to Sellwood; opens November 12th. Post5 Theatre Company, which started in August of 2011 with the opening of “Romeo and Juliet” in the courtyard of Mile Post 5, Portland’s artist community on N.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, has announced that it is moving to Sellwood – giving its new address as 1666 S.E. Lambert Street. Artistic Director Ty Boice explained, “As we’ve moved forward, it became clear that we needed to find a building and location that allowed for the greatest potential for growth while staying true to what Post5 is and the art we are striving to create. We believe we have found the building and the community in which to do just that in Sellwood. Post5 will unveil the new space to our audience with the opening of William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ on November 12th.”

Portland Homestead Supply in Sellwood offers gift swap event. Portland Homestead Supply's annual “Handmade Gift Swap” is coming up on Friday, November 7, from 7 to 9 pm. “Busy making handmade Holiday gifts? Bring your soaps, candles, hand work, preserved treats, etc., to the Gift Swap to trade for MORE gift items! Register online: Spaces are limited, so register soon.” Portland Homestead Supply Company is on S.E. 13th Avenue, a half block north of Spokane Street.

Historic flower shop reopens on Holgate. “Kern Park Flower Shoppes” announces its Grand Re-Opening celebration on Saturday, November 15, from noon to 4 pm at 6713 S.E. Holgate Boulevard. Have refreshments, and enter to win a raffle prize. Holly Itami Springfels, and her daughter Kimberly Walker, are the new owners, and Holly writes THE BEE, “Kern Park Flower Shoppe had been known for the last 99 years as Kern Park Floral Company. The flower shop was first started in 1915 by my Great Grandfather; my grandparents then ran it, and finally my father with both of my brothers working there. The business closed for a short time until my daughter and I reopened it recently. We have made a few minor cosmetic changes with more to come. We are so excited to be back and appreciate the community support. We strive to be the best, we want to have the best flowers, the best designs, and the best customer service. We are also trying to keep things local by carrying soaps from Sellwood Soap, handmade jewelry, cards, and gifts by Joan Lee Jewelry, McTavish cookies, and Moonstruck chocolates.” The shop, just east of the Holgate-Foster intersection, is open weekdays 8 till 5:30 pm, and Saturdays 8 till 2. Closed Sundays.

Adam Weiner
Adam Weiner, whose legal practice has moved to larger quarters in Sellwood.

Attorney relocates in Sellwood. The Law Offices of Adam M. Weiner, a Portland area bankruptcy and debt relief law firm, recently expanded – moving to a new location at 8624 S.E. 13th Avenue. The move coincides with Weiner’s five-year anniversary in the practice. Prior to opening his law firm in 2009, he spent some eleven years representing individuals in various types of litigation both in state and federal court. He now focuses his practice representing individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Licensed in Oregon, Attorney Weiner has filed hundreds of successful bankruptcy cases during his career, “focusing on helping people move on with their lives by giving them a fresh start financially. Once someone goes through the process of filing, and comes out on the other side, it is amazing to see the transformation that takes place. The psychological benefits of a fresh financial start should not be overlooked,” he says. Weiner’s practice has two other local locations – on N.E. Broadway, and in Beaverton. Weiner can be reached at 503/719-5123; online at:

Vie de Boheme in Sellwood offers evening of cabaret. Under the thematic title “Dirty, Stupid Music: An Evening of Cabaret”, Vie de Boheme, 1530 S.E. 7th Avenue in Sellwood, presents for adults on Sunday, November 16, at 6:30 pm, “a delicious peek into the history of cabaret from its earlier years. Celebrating the music of Schoenberg, Weill, Satie, Poulenc, and Brel, combined with today’s masters of cabaret – Bolcom, Heggie, Bucchino, and others. This evening of provocative and heart-wrenching music features some of the hottest singers in Portland – Vakare Petroliunaite, Liz Bacon, Beth Madsen Bradford, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and Joe Theissen, with David Saffert at the piano,” according to the Sellwood shop.

Bone Broth class at Westmoreland’s Farmers Pantry. Moreland Farmers Pantry, across from the Moreland Theater on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, announces a “How to Make Bone Broth” class on Tuesday, November 4th, at 5:30pm. “What is Bone broth? It is a panacea used by nearly every culture and gourmet kitchen across the globe. Why is it so popular in food therapy, paleo menus, traditional diets and everyday optimal health? You will find out in this lecture that will demystify what bone broth is, what nutrients are involved in it, and how it works to maximize your body’s own healing potential in a variety of situations. Folks will also have a chance to taste bone broth too.” Pre-payment of the $15 registration fee is required, either in cash or check made out to Tressa Yellig at the Pantry. Tressa is the owner of “Salt Fire & Time”. The Moreland Farmers Pantry’s address is 6717 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

Southeast artists featured at Sellwood gallery. Carol Basch, whose current work is reflective of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon, and Raymond Keller, who presents large scale laminated and carved wood pieces as well as small metal sculptures, will both be showing at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood, November 6 - 30. The First Friday reception is November 7, 6-9 pm; the Artists’ Reception is Sunday November 9, 2-4 pm. The 12x16 Gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5; they’re open Thursday through Sundays from noon till five.  

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