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An important innovation is that classified ads placed in THE BEE may also be available at the new Greenlight Classified Internet website at the HotLink below!

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Greenlight Community Classifieds appear each month in THE BEE, and can also reach up to a half million additional readers by being published in 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 up to seven other newspapers in the group.

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Portland Fish Market, Woodstock
Presenting Woodstock’s self-described “Fish Market Five”: Two families are proprietors and managers of the new “Portland Fish Market” on Woodstock Boulevard. From left: Mike and Brandi Shirley, with their daughter Lexi – and Agnes and Ben Berkowitz. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Fresh fish market opens on Woodstock Blvd


On Friday, August 15th, Woodstock’s new “Portland Fish Market” opened in the retail space previously occupied by the Radio Shack store – at the corner of S.E. 44th and Woodstock Boulevard.

Inside, the market is bright and cheery, and free of fish odor, since very fresh fish doesn’t smell.

One of just a handful of fresh fish shops in Portland, the market sells sustainable fish supplied from several cooperatives which fish up and down the Oregon coast, from Astoria to Girabaldi. Tuna, salmon, halibut, rockfish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, crab, and clams are fresh off the boat. 

The new market is owned and run by a team of four: Ben and Agnes Berkowitz and Mike and Brandi Shirley. “We’re a family-run business,” says Berkowitz who has worked with Shirley for fifteen years. Both have extensive experience working with fish distribution markets in Portland. 

The owners say they are passionate about supporting local fisherman and selling fish the “old fashioned way.” The two couples, sometimes with the help of the Shirley’s daughter Lexi, work in the market daily, and like to serve their customers with the attention and friendliness associated with neighborhood markets of the past. Customer service is a priority: “We can work with our customers on an individual basis. If they want something for a holiday, we can see that they get it.”

“We’re going back to the ‘old school fish monger’,” smiles Berkowitz, who gets excited about “fun” aspects of the business, like selling whole fish.

“Both adults and children like to see whole fish displayed, such as a thirty pound Chinook or king salmon.  It’s fun to watch customers bring in their whole family [to see the display].” He likens the freshness of their product and their enthusiasm for selling fish to that at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle – albeit on a smaller scale, indoors, and without as many theatrics. 

While the focus of the market is on fresh fish, canned and smoked fish are also available, as well as other local products, such as honey from Molalla, where the Shirley family lives – and local beef, eggs, and cheese. All products for sale are sustainably grown and produced. 

The Berkowitz and Shirley families report that they are happy to be doing business in the Woodstock neighborhood. Berkowitz says he and Agnes had been looking for a retail space for a while, and were attracted to the neighborhood because of its proximity to Westmoreland where they have lived for ten years, and because Woodstock is already home to several thriving family businesses.

One family business that is pleased to welcome the Portland Fish Market is Otto’s Sausage Kitchen. On opening day they sent champagne and flowers to the fish market, and several other businesses sent special welcomes as well.

The Portland Fish Market’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, and Sundays 10 am-4 pm. They are closed on Mondays. The shop is online through Facebook at, or you can contact them by e-mail at:

Tea Distillery, Brew Dr Kombucha
The owner of “Brew Dr. Kombucha”, Matt Thomas, left, stands with Master Distiller Seth O'Malley, at the company’s new distillery on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn’s “Brew Dr. Kombucha” develops tea distillery


During the past eleven years, “Brew Dr. Kombucha”, supplier for Townshend’s Tea Co., has built a remarkable following for its bottled fermented tea. Owner Matt Thomas reveals that as a natural growth of the company, they recently received a liquor license, and will begin distilling tea and sugar for a new alcoholic beverage beginning in October.

“We'll start locally, but we expect to join with a brokerage network that will take us all over the country. We’re also looking ahead to a potential export market in South Korea, China and Japan.

“We’re remodeling our site in a ten-month project to set up Thomas & Sons Distillery here, a new branch of BDK,” he tells THE BEE. “We’ve done retail tea houses, moved to bottled distribution through grocery stores, and are now trying our hand at artisanal tea spirits.

“We’ve been in the tea business since 2003, and now have five retail locations. We're opening our sixth tea house soon on North Mississippi Avenue, and would like to open another here in Brooklyn.”

The company has grown steadily at its headquarters on the corner of S.E. Cora and Milwaukie Avenue. “We’ve added ten jobs in the past year, and will probably add ten to fifteen more in 2015,” says Thomas.

“The Kombucha business has been growing 100% every year for the past three years, and we project another three years of similar growth. Kombucha is sold in eleven states so far, and we want to increase that to thirty states in 2015.” 

Thomas has been adding distilling tanks and equipment throughout the summer, and now has twenty gleaming stainless steel tanks, each nineteen feet tall with a 2,000-gallon capacity. “BDK covers about 8,000 square feet here, and the distillery will add another 2,000 square feet to that. We had to create a new name to separate the businesses, so the name of the new addition will be ‘Thomas & Sons Distillery’, named for my three sons.” 

Townshend’s tea houses feature bubble tea, chai/latte, regular tea, and Brew Dr. Kombucha. The production facility in Brooklyn can be toured by request. Contact Matt Thomas via e-mail at:

Mike's Auto Parts
Fire damaged this landmark building at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard; now the property owners are demolishing it to make way for a new commercial center at the site. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

New commercial center planned on 52nd in Woodstock 


Now that the building that once housed Mike’s Auto Parts, at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, has been demolished, neighbors have asked about plans for the site. 

“The property owner is planning to construct a two-story building,” said the property owner’s agent – a Cleveland High School grad, Matt Muramatsu, of Cascade Commercial Real Estate.

“This will be a 75,000-square-foot ‘solar building’, with retail on the ground floor and office space on the second floor, Muramatsu said. “It will be ready for occupancy in about twelve to fifteen months.” 

About potential tenants, Muramatsu said, “The owners and myself love this neighborhood – we’ve grown up here. We’re looking-quality tenants that will fit well in the Woodstock neighborhood.”

In a recent BEE telephone interview with Mike’s Auto Parts owner Pat Mahoney, he didn’t indicate to us whether or not he was pursuing a lease in the new retail center.

“Please let people know that we’re very grateful that people are still doing business with us, here on in the east side,” Mahoney told THE BEE.

“We still do wiper installation,” Mahoney added. “And, instead of having to order many parts, here at our temporary location, we have access to $3 million of inventory in our shared wholesale warehouse.”

Mike’s Auto Parts has kept their phone number of 503/774-8841, Mahoney added, and are currently located inside AED Inc., behind the Keiser Dental office, at S.E. 28th and Raymond – officially, at 2718 S.E. Raymond Street.

Chris Chen, e market and deli
Chris Chen, new owner of the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building, says he’ll bring in a boutique print shop, instead of groceries, and will live in the back. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Former Eastmoreland Market faces new and different future

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Ever since the “e.moreland market & KITCHEN” abruptly closed its doors on October 20th of 2012, the former Eastmoreland Grocery & Market building which had served local residents since 1924 has sat empty. 

“For Lease” and “For Sale” signs have gone up and down – until recently, a “SOLD” sign appeared in the window.

“I am the new owner of the property that used to be the Eastmoreland Market, located at 3616 S.E. Knapp Street,” Chris Chen introduced himself to THE BEE.

Putting to rest the questions of neighbors, who have wondered if he’d reopen the place as a grocery store, market, café, kitchen, or bookstore, Chen said that he would not. 

“I am really interested in preserving the commercial use, in the front part of the building,” Chen told THE BEE. “What I’ll be doing for the next two years is turning this building into a residence and a print shop. I am also a printer, so I will have two printing presses in the window.”

Asked why he chose this particular property to purchase, Chen said the selection of “residential mixed-use commercial” buildings is not very big – especially in Eastmoreland! “When this property became available, I just felt this was my kind of thing. 

“I don’t print as much as I used to,” Chen added. “But, having a shop in my house – but still in a public space – seemed appealing to me.”

In the rear of the former store will be his residence. “This is, curiously, how it was originally, when it was built in 1923. They originally constructed a square building, and had their living quarters in the back.

“When the grocery store got too busy,” Chen continued, “they expanded back into the apartment, and built the house next door, to the east.”

Jerry Eichentopf has helped him sell off some of the grocery and restaurant equipment, and took the walk-in refrigerator to use at the Eichentopfs’ own Otto’s Sausage Kitchen in Woodstock. “The old cooler units aren’t worth much; they’re old and inefficient, and all the compressors are shot.” 

It will take as long as a “couple of years”, though, before neighbors will see Chen’s Hacker flat-bed hand-cranked proofing press, and electric automatic feed Thompson platen press, in the front windows.

“I'm pretty much focusing on settling in and fixing the building,” he said. “The first thing is that the roof needs replacing. Then, we’ll go from there.”

Repair Cafe, Portland Homestead Supply
All signs point to volunteers Lauren Gross, Cindy Correll, and Katie Pichette, at the September 14th “Sellwood Repair Café” at Portland Homestead Supply. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Free fixes featured at “Repair Café” 


People headed to a special event in Sellwood – carrying toasters, lighting fixtures, and clothing – got quizzical looks from folks shopping on S.E. 13th Avenue on Sunday, September 14th

They were on their way to Portland Homestead Supply Co., holding their precious-yet-broken items, hopeful of restoring them. 

“Today, we’re holding what we call a ‘Repair Café’,” explained Repair PDX Coordinator Lauren Gross. 

“All of our repair people here do it for free; it’s an all-volunteer effort,” said Gross. “We have been organizing monthly Repair Cafés, since our first one in May of 2013.

“We do this because it's fun!” Gross said with a grin. “And, because fixing things keeps them out of the landfill. 

“But, also we found the repairing peoples’ things seem to make them happy. To have fixed something to which they have a strong personal attachment – so they can continue using or wearing it – turns out to be a very good thing for us all.” 

Lean more about “Repair Café” online:

New Seasons Market, Woodstock
The block is levelled; the demolition continues down into the basement area. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Buildings tumble, making way for Woodstock “New Seasons” 

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To make way for a new tri-level 5,000-square-foot New Seasons Market to be built on the southeast corner of 45th Avenue and S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, folks doing business in, or traveling through, Woodstock witnessed a major demolition project during August and September. 

Down came the buildings that once housed Woodstock Wellness Center, Putter’s Bar & Grill, and the Wood Pro Beauty Center – as well as a cavernous structure behind these retail fronts. 

THE BEE stopped by to photographically record the progress of the demolition between the dates of August 18 and September 5.

It wasn’t a “smash-and-pile” operation. The operator of the demolition excavator delicately sorted recyclable materials into different piles, and carefully picked out and stacked massive old-growth lumber beams.

The new food store is expected to open in August of next year.

Ted Mahar, Dulcy Mahar, new book
Ted Mahar, with a furry friend in his lap and, inset, the latest collection of his late wife’s famous gardening columns, “Through the Seasons With Dulcy”. Ted still lives in their home in the Garthwick section at the south end of Sellwood. (Photo by Lisa Hill)

New collection of Dulcy Mahar’s garden columns published

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Gardeners can look forward to a new collection of the late Dulcy Mahar’s advice columns from The Oregonian, gathered by her husband, Ted Mahar, and published by Carpe Diem Books. The Mahars’ long and loving marriage ended in 2011, when she passed away from cancer, but Ted still lives at their home in Garthwick, at the south end of Sellwood.

“Through the Seasons with Dulcy” debuted in October. The Oregonian columns reprinted in this second memoir provide readers a glimpse into the most cherished places in her home and her 3/5-acre garden. Included are 190 photos which illustrate Dulcy’s colorful garden personality.

The book is supplemented with notes by Ted, and highlights Dulcy’s many garden adventures. Dulcy was an inveterate garden experimenter, pointing out the many delights and frustrations of gardening. Her humorous and forthright style was enjoyed by fans across the country – the column was syndicated – and she regularly received letters from her readers.

Ted Mahar has separated the book into four sections, each focusing on the unique character of seasons in the Pacific Northwest. “Spring” sparkles with the anticipation of new sprouts and seedlings; “Summer” is a celebration of design landscaping and lush growth; “Fall” presents an autumnal palette of harvest-bright foliage and preparations for overwintering. 

During the winter, Dulcy spent hours indoors, poring over garden books and catalogs with her pets and husband, planning ideas for the coming year.

While Dulcy was trying out garden designs and new species, Ted was writing for The Oregonian as a film & television critic. Their 50-year marriage thrived, says Ted, through mutually exclusive writing interests. Ted rarely helped in the garden; Dulcy depended instead on the help of “Doug (Wilson) the Wonder Guy”. Dulcy maintained, “Most of all, I am thankful for the people one meets through gardening.”

This latest collection affords readers a chance to join that group of people.

Todd Turnbull
Chiropractor Dr. Todd Turnbull practices what he calls “PreActive Stretching” techniques on a patient, in his new Brooklyn clinic on S.E. 12th Avenue. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Sports-oriented Chiropractor opens practice in Brooklyn


Newly-opened in the Brooklyn neighborhood is the practice of Dr. Todd Turnbull, DC, a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, at 3205 S.E. 12th Avenue, Suite 400.

Turnbull explains that he is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on musculo-skeletal care, flexibility, and corrective muscle dysfunction, through preventive stretching techniques. Reportedly a leading expert in soft tissue evaluation and correction, he has developed a daily stretch fitness training program for Portland Firefighters to lower potential injuries and help cut health care costs.

Since 1991 when he graduated from the Life University School of Chiropractic, Dr. Turnbull has become a sought-after speaker and trainer for sports flexibility. As the founder of “PreActive Stretching”, he promotes a non-traditional approach to increasing musculo-skeletal health and fitness that does not involve the traditional techniques used by many chiropractors.

Dr. Turnbull says that he promotes fitness stretching and protocols that are based on animal stretching concepts. “If you watch cats while they stretch, you’ll notice that the pose helps them unlock their joints to stretch their muscles. I also have a video showing a time when I readjusted the muscles of a horse. The creature was so pleased with the treatment, it actually gave me a kiss.”

Turnbull has also authored several articles on concussions and disc herniations in professional magazines and periodicals. He prescribes proprietary rehabilitation protocols and strength training to restore muscle elasticity in auto accident victims and athletes. His intent, he remarks, is to help athletes unleash their full potential and return to play as rapidly and safely as possible, adding, “I also teach Burmese Yoga, and integrate yoga stretches into my program.” 

In the field of education, Dr. T conducts continuing education seminars for health care professionals. He is on the post-graduate faculty for several universities, and has worked with collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes in a wide range of sports

“Kaiser Permanente asked me to come lecture and demonstrate my techniques, which are very different from those used by other chiropractors,” he comments. He can be reached via a toll-free number: 1-877/572-9574.



Mike Williams, tax attorney, Association of Home Businesses
Veteran Portland tax attorney Mike Williams informally dispenses good tax advice for members and guests of AHB on the evening of October 16th at SMILE Station in Sellwood.

AHB – get tax lowdown from a local tax attorney, and an Internet marketing session too! For the third year, veteran local tax attorney Mike Williams will dispense good advice with candor and humor at the October meeting of the Association of Home Businesses – returning by popular demand! 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, online marketing, e-mail newsletters, 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:

“The Joinery” opens new downtown showroom. Although its headquarters remain on Woodstock Boulevard, “The Joinery” will now have a presence in Downtown Portland – at 922 S.W. Yamhill Street. The new management of the business tells THE BEE, “As of August 15th our first-ever downtown store is open for visitors with an array of inspiring room vignettes, including several recent additions to our line that we’d love to show you. Although we are still considering this and other options for our permanent downtown presence, we took advantage of the former Finnegan’s Toys & Games space being available now to make the city center scene this summer.”

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched” Vintage Bridal Show at Oaks Park. The show is on Sunday, October 12, 11 to 4 at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, in Sellwood. $12 admission at the door; “live music, mimosas and wine; Sellwood’s very own Camp Hollyhock will be vending with us, too.” The sponsoring Plucky Maidens inform that the show features “Antique and vintage gowns, accessories, veils, headpieces, jewelry, favors and gifts. Vintage style photographers, bakers, florists, invitation makers, stylists, wedding planners, and vintage prop rental companies, too.”

“Philadelphia’s” changes name; keeps sandwiches. The big “Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies” sign above the doors of the restaurant across from QFC Market on Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland has come down – and has been replaced with a “13 Virtues Brewing Company” sign. Owner Steve Moore has also updated the interior of the restaurant a bit, and is currently having an artist paint a large mural on one wall back in the taproom. Nonetheless, although the business is now a brewpub, THE BEE is assured, “We’re definitely keeping the sandwiches. We’re keeping the cheesesteaks and the hoagies and everything, while slowly adding a few more items to diversify it a little bit. So have no fear – the cheesesteaks and other popular sandwiches aren’t going anywhere.” 

Ekerson retirement closes Harrison Animal Clinic. Dr. Jon Ekerson, DVM, has announced to his patients, “Thank you for your trust and confidence in caring for your wonderful animals. It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 47 years of practicing Veterinary Medicine.” At the end of September he closed his clinic, Harrison Animal Clinic, 2100 S.E. Ochoco Street, just west of McLoughlin Boulevard. To clients who had not previously transferred their records to another clinic, he advised that he had transferred his remaining records to Moreland Veterinary Hospital at 7201 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, adding, “I am confident that Dr. Robert Bruno, DVM, will provide your animals with quality and compassionate care.”

“Collage” changes policy. Maria Raleigh, owner of “Collage” in Sellwood, reports, “We’ll be adding loads of requested items to our inventory and spreading out the store into our classroom space. We’ll be transitioning from doing classes to hosting free product and technique demos, starting right after Labor Day”. The store is on S.E. 13th in Sellwood.

Windermere Stellar, Moreland office, Bybee Boulevard
Angela Schnieder (left) and Lauren Schmidt (right) of REACH Community Development accept a Windermere Foundation donation from Julianna Rowe (center). The presentation was made at the Windermere Moreland office on Bybee Boulevard.

Windermere’s Moreland office presents check. Recently, the Windermere Stellar real estate office on S.E. Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland presented a check to REACH Community Development, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland that provides affordable housing to low-income residents throughout the Portland metro area. In addition to offering housing assistance, REACH hosts a multitude of programs centered on developing economic stability and providing career and educational opportunities for low-income youth and families. Windermere reports that it has a long-standing tradition of assisting low-income children and families, and giving to the community.

Sellwood’s “Oodles 4 Kids” named a finalist in a national competition. Wells Fargo Bank named the “Oodles 4 Kids” store in Sellwood as one of 25 finalists in the Wells Fargo Works Project contest, which ran May 1-June 30. Store owner Carolyn Miye will receive $1,000 and is in the running for one of the five grand prizes of $25,000. Wells Fargo will was to announce the grand prize winners on September 8. “Oodles 4 Kids” was one of more than 3,600 small businesses that entered the national contest. The five grand prize winners will also each receive mentorship and tailored solutions for their business and a $5,000 charitable donation to a non-profit in their community. Miye worked 20 years in both corporate retail and wholesale as a national sales manager, buyer, product manager and product development merchandiser. She opened Oodles 4 Kids at 7727 S.E. 13th Avenue two years ago. The contest was used by Wells Fargo to announce a goal to extend $100 billion in new lending to small businesses by 2018. Meantime, Oodles 4 Kids had its second birthday and expansion party on September 27th, 10am-5pm, with “a full day of activities: Arts and crafts, a puppet show, steel drums, face painting, tattoos, ice cream, and lots of prizes”.

“Harvest Fair” Oct. 4 at Portland Homestead Supply. On Saturday, October 4, Portland Homestead Supply, 8012 S.E. 13th in Sellwood, offers a free “Harvest Fair”, 1-6 pm. Included are a Homecrafting Competition, contests involving preserves and pickled goods, canned goods, vinegars and beverages, and personal products such as soaps, lotions, and balms. Kids’ homecrafts for ages 4-12. For more information, call the shop at 503/233-8691.

Governor proclaims October “Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month”. Dr. Dan Beeson, arguably the best-known Chiropractor in Oregon, who has practiced from his own clinic for decades at S.E. 13th at Sellwood Boulevard, forwards to THE BEE the Governor’s proclamation of October as “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month” – which points out in part, “The State of Oregon has one of the highest sales rates for prescription opioid narcotics and spinal surgeries per capita in the nation; and the State of Oregon Evidence-based Low Back Pain Management Guidelines recommend spinal manipulation as the only drug-free treatment for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain” – concluding, “services of Doctors of Chiropractic result in improved health, satisfaction, safety, and reduced per capita costs”. It was signed, John D. Kitzhaber, M.D., Governor.

“Atlas Scoops” gelato in Llewellyn School benefit. Randy Schulman, actor and owner of the new “Atlas Scoops” gelato wagon behind the Sock Dreams store in Sellwood, writes to express gratitude to everyone who has come out this Summer to enjoy gelato. “From cornhole to caramel sea salt, from Edith Piaf to marionberry sorbet, it’s been a pleasure serving you by day and under the twinkling lights at night,” he says. “We’re not done yet, though; Atlas Scoops is hosting a fundraiser for Llewellyn Elementary, 10% of all proceeds on Saturdays and Sundays in October! Then it’s back to our den to hibernate during Fall/Winter. Hallowe’en will be our final hurrah this season! Come visit us for one last ‘spooky’ day and night – and try our ghoulish gelato flavors: Bone Yard Licorice and Petrified Pumpkin! Thanks for sharing your Summer with us; we look forward to seeing you throughout October and again in late Spring!” 

Woodstock musician recounts new projects. John Dover reports that he has lived in the Woodstock area for the past five years, and is a professional trumpet player in the Portland area, as well as a writer and entrepreneur. His two latest projects launched at the beginning of this September: “Working Out the Kinks” is his first solo project as a band leader, and is comprised of nine original tunes, recorded in Portland with local talent. Samples of the album are online at:; and “Johnny Scotch” is a multi-teired project incorporating a series of short stories, a comic book, and a musical element to go along with all the story telling. “I have partnered with local artist and ‘Grimm’ storyboard artist Dan Schaefer for the comic book, and with local composer and musician Thomas Barber for the music: ‘Working Out the Kinks’ is currently available for digital download, and the first installment of Johnny Scotch is available through my website as well. These projects are locally grown and sourced and I am very excited to share them both with my neighbors.” His own website is:

Alan Rose, 12 x 16 Gallery
Alan Rose’s “Cake and Commentary”, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, is part of his exhibition this month at Sellwood’s “12x16 Gallery”.

Two more local artists display in Sellwood through October. Alan Rose and Jenny Gray will be showing at the “12x16 Gallery” in Sellwood from October 3 through November 2. Alan Rose’s exhibition is entitled “Newer Neo-Narratives”, and humor is often evident in his work. Jenny Gray’s exhibition is called “Direction and Dissection”. The First Friday Reception is October 3, 6-9 pm; the Artists’ Reception is Sunday October 5, 2-4 pm. The gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5 – and is open Thursday through Sunday from noon till five, each week. Call 503/432-3513; online at:

“EcoSpeed” bike company now based in Sellwood. Brad Davis, General Manager of the EcoSpeed electric-assist bicycle company, which has been part of the Portland scene for 11 years, reports that the firm is now based at 2330 S.E. Clatsop Street in Sellwood. He advises, “We pay attention to the wide variety of bikes and trikes that people ride. Whether you have a high performance road bike, suspended mountain bike, Dutch bakfiet cargo bike, recumbent bike or trike, or even a fully enclosed velomobile, we probably have an assist that will work with your ride.” The telephone number is 503/233-1580, and the company website is:

Art School “Open Studio” in Woodstock. On Sunday, October 19, Art School Studio –which recently moved to Woodstock from the Richmond neighborhood – opens its doors to the community from 10 am to 2 pm for residents to “make art; and enter a raffle for great prizes, like Art School Studio gift certificates for studio art classes, studio-quality art materials, and some fantastic prizes and coupons from Woodstock neighborhood businesses.” The owners of Art School Studio have been working with children for years in varying venues, from teaching, to coaching sports, writing and directing youth theatre productions, and more. Their combined experiences “provide an incredible amount of knowledge, which we use to create dynamic, fun and interesting camps and workshops for children 3 and up. Art School Studio LLC offers a professional working artist studio and creative space. School Studio offers art instruction classes, art workshops, corporate art events, private art parties and children’s art summer camps and in-school art education programs.” It’s in former classroom space at Our Lady of Sorrows, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, #6. Owners Heather Jackson and Alexis Jenssen can be reached at 503/232-1280. 

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