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!

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Buttercraft, Milla Woller
Milla Woller is opening a specialty food a wine shop this month on Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. “Buttercraft” will feature handcrafted, flavored butters; wine and beers; and other artisan food products. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New Westmoreland shop to offer custom butter, beer, wine, and more


Buttercraft, a new specialty food and wine shop, is coming to 6664 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in the former space of a shoe repair shop.

Owner Milla Woller believes the neighborhood will welcome what she has to offer, which includes handcrafted butters, local breads, artisan cheeses, cured meats, and curated wines.

Woller has been in the specialty food business for nearly ten years, and was trained as a sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers in 2001.

She started making heritage bacon that she sold at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market from 2011-2014. She learned to make flavored butters – such as orange butter, rosemary butter, chive butter, sriracha butter, and curry-cilantro butter, among others – and is working on a selection of tea-infused butters.

“Our focus is to present artisan handcrafted chocolates and butters, farmstead cheese, local meats, and culinary gifts for those who enjoy entertaining at home,” she says. “Some of our products – such as macarons, olive oil, and specialty mustard and jams – lend an artisan quality to the table.”

Buttercraft will also carry a selection of European and Pacific Northwest wines, and a stock of bitters and local beers.

Woller remarks that she appreciates the historic aspects of Westmoreland, and is trying to keep some of the original construction details of the shop. A unique peaked skylight in the center of the ceiling provides natural lighting, and she has salvaged an old porcelain sink that has been on the site since the early 1900's.

She also salvaged many original interior siding boards during remodeling. After sanding them down to bring out their natural colors, she arranged them in a herringbone pattern along the north wall.

Buttercraft plans to open this month, with a formal grand opening later on. Woller welcomes neighbors to come in, look around, and try something new. Flavored butters on toast are a popular fad in San Francisco right now, and they might be just what you need to add a special zip to your palate. Call 503/713-3013 for more information.


Sandy Hubbard, Association of Home Businesses, AHB
The May 21 program at the AHB meeting in Sellwood presents as its speaker, Sellwood marketing specialist Sandy Hubbard, offering help in using a common networking tool to gain new business.

A valuable networking tool, and how best to use it – this month, at AHB. The May meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, brings a local online marketing specialist who has clients around the world – Sandy Hubbard, who will show how proper use of “LinkedIn” can attract new customers. You’ll learn just how to craft a simple LinkedIn profile to send the right information to Google’s search engines. That way, when people are searching for your product or service, they find YOU. If you would like to have Sandy review your own LinkedIn profile before the meeting, please send a link along with your RSVP. This program is part of the monthly meeting of AHB, a business association with a home-business emphasis (but everyone is welcome), on Thursday evening, May 21, 6-9 pm at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street in Sellwood. First-time guests pay members’ rates for the dinner meeting – $10. Your RSVP is requested for meal planning; call Eric at 503/232-2326, or e-mail from the website:

Local author starts romance book series.
Kim Kasch reports that she lives in Mt. Tabor, and went to Washington High School; her kids went to Franklin. She is now a writer, and has published the first book in a planned series: “The Viking Princess”, a romance novel geared towards readers age 18 to 25, and on the Midnight Frost Books imprint. Of the plot, she says, “While everyone knows of Excalibur and King Arthur, few know about his brother-in-law, the Danish Viking Prince and warrior Holger Danske, or of his sword Cortana. And most have never read the legends of his magical romance with King Arthur’s sister, Princess Morgaine Le Fey, and the tragedy that nearly tore two kingdoms apart – yet theirs is a tale more tragic than Romeo and Juliet.” Available at Amazon and other booksellers.

Southeast Portland Rotary Club, community grants
The Southeast Portland Rotary Club presented its annual community grants to several organizations at its April 13th meeting at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse; recipients, seated from left in the foreground, included David O’Connor, Cascade Council, Boy Scouts; Joe Galati, Principal, Llewellyn Elementary School; Sherry Berry, Moreland Presbyterian Church; Amy Ward and Toni Crary, Portland Area MDA; and Bill Frith and Wayne Pierce of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Standing behind them are members of S.E. Portland Rotary. (Photo by Marji Davidson)

S.E. Rotary Club presents community grants. The Southeast Portland Rotary Club, through its independent 501c3 foundation, raises funds each year through such means as its annual Christmas-themed auction in early December, and uses the funds to underwrite a variety of local and larger projects. One of these is a “community grant” program, involving applications from nonprofit organizations in the area. This year, the presentation was the highlight of the April 13th weekly meeting, at the Eastmoreland Golf Couse Clubhouse. Receiving the grants they’d applied for were Llewellyn Elementary School, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Moreland Presbyterian Church, the local Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Cascade Council of the Boy Scouts of America. For more information on the club, go online to:

New owners for Sellwood’s “Green Microgym”. Aaron & Summer Morris announce that they are the new owners of Sellwood’s “Green Microgym” at the north end of S.E. 13th Avenue. Says Summer, “We had been tossing around the idea of purchasing a small gym, possibly opening a franchise, when we found the Green MicroGym for sale. We loved the idea of a sustainable, green, energy generating gym that was small, private, and not overwhelming like most other gyms. With this gym, you can get in, work out and get on with your day (or night). Only members have access to the gym. Everyone has a personal door code that allows access 24/7/365! We kept the month-to-month option, but also added lower-cost options for 6-month and 1-year contracts. We now have a student and military discount, and will be rolling out a teen option soon. In addition, we added a boomer/senior membership option that is no-contract, and only $25 a month.” The new owners reveal that they were high school sweethearts, that they have been married for 17 years, and have three children – ages 16, 13, and 11. Summer has a background in fitness and dance and owned a women’s dance/fitness facility for five years.

Salvador Molly's

Salvador Molly’s closing in Brooklyn. Salvador Molly’s colorful eastside restaurant at 4729 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn, closed for months for “repairs”, will not be reopening. Owners Rick Sadle and Darielle Ruff tell THE BEE that they decided in mid-April “to consolidate our efforts at combining exotic flavors from the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia back to our original site in Southwest Portland. We loved the warm reception we received from the neighborhood. Please tell our new friends in the area that we really regret having to make this decision, but they can still visit us at 1523 S.W. Sunset Boulevard.” The building was previously occupied by the Yummy Garden Chinese Restaurant, and its fate is now unclear. Considerable changes in décor may be needed before it can be considered by another tenant. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Portland Homestead Supply offers classes in May. Portland Homestead Supply announces three classes open to the public in May: Saturday, May 2, 11 am to 3 pm, Knife Sharpening; Sunday, May 10, and again Sunday, May 17, 3 to 5 pm: Canning Basics – Making Jam; and Saturday, May 16, 3 to 4:30 pm: Cultured and Fermented Foods. All are at Portland Homestead Supply Company, 8012 S.E. 13th Avenue, in Sellwood. For more information, or to register, call 503/233-8691, or go online to:

Ping Pong's Pint Size Puppet Museum
Celebrating the third anniversary of the puppet museum they founded in Sellwood are Steve and Martin, and some furry friends. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Sellwood puppet museum celebrates three years. Three years have passed since the grand opening in May of 2012 of Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum in the former Campbell’s Grocery Store building on the corner of S.E. 9th and Umatilla in Sellwood. The nonprofit museum’s 15th exhibit – “Puppets of Portland”, featuring the history of Oregon puppetry – will open on May 21st and run through the fall. “There is so much puppet activity here in Portland that it will be the first exhibit at the museum to change every few weeks, to enable as many local puppet building and performing groups as possible to be represented,” says a spokesman. The popular “Wall of International Puppets” will remain on display as well. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 2 to 8 pm, offering free admission to exhibits of puppets from around the world, plus live performances for nominal ticket prices, and hand-made puppets for sale.

 “The Joinery” in Woodstock wins recognition. “For the third consecutive year,” announces Woodstock’s renowned hand-crafted furniture business, “The Joinery has been named to the B Corporation ‘Best for the Environment’ list – a worldwide group of 116 honorees. We have also received advance word that we’ll be numbered among Oregon Business magazine’s “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” when that list is released.”

Aimee J Mattila, Portland Cat Hospital, cat art
One of the cat portraits created by Sellwood artist Aimee J Mattila, now being exhibited at the Portland Cat Hospital.

Artist displays at Cat Hospital. Aimee J Mattila, a Sellwood artist, will display some of her art at the Cat Hospital of Portland, 8065 S.E. 13th Avenue, from May 1 through July 1 of this year. Aimee concentrates on creating “pet portraits with personality” from photographs of your pet or favorite animal. She reports that she has been drawing pictures of cats her entire life. Her own website is:; the Cat Hospital is online at:

New acupuncturist at Cypress. Brooke Seright, L.Ac., is now in residence at Cypress Spa at 1616 S.E. Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. She writes, “My practice is called Vetiver Acupuncture. I am an acupuncturist and certified herbalist. I’ve lived in Sellwood for five years, and I graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. I had a practice in Downtown Portland previously, and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of Cypress and the Sellwood-Westmoreland community when the opportunity presented. I specialize in food sensitivity and seasonal allergy elimination through NAET; women’s health; cosmetic acupuncture; digestion; fertility; and overall wellness. I have a gentle technique and provide a relaxing and comfortable environment to de-stress and allow your body to heal and feel its best.” She has hours from late morning to afternoon Tuesday through Saturday, and can be reached at 503/709-3935. Her website is:

Michael Lell, DC; Beeson Chiropractic Clinic
New colleague at Beeson Chiropractic: Dr. Michel Lell, DC.

Beeson Chiropractic welcomes a new colleague. Dr. Dan Beeson, of Beeson Chiropractic at S.E. 13th and Sellwood Boulevard, writes THE BEE: “We are happy to introduce you to Dr. Michael Lell, DC. We're excited to have him working here and caring for the Inner Southeast community that we've been treating for the past 41 years. Michael, 27, graduated from the University of Western States this past December, where he was the Student Body President for two years in a row. He’s a member of his state association, of the Southeast Portland Rotary Club, and of Washington Lodge 45 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He lives in Inner Southeast with his wife, Sarah, and his dog, Pearl. In his free time, he likes to go hiking.”

Two Westmoreland restaurants in Rafael House fundraiser. On May 20th, some 25 restaurants across Portland are sharing some of their proceeds of the day with nonprofit Rafael House, which supports domestic violence survivors. Two Westmoreland restaurants are identified as participating in the fundraiser -- Stickers Asian Café on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue near the Moreland Theater, and the Oaks Bottom Public House on S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Both will contribute 15% of their profits from May 20th to aid the agency’s emergency domestic violence shelter, which is the largest in Multnomah County. Every $100 raised during this sixth annual event will provide one safe night in shelter for a woman or her child escaping intimate partner violence. More information about “Restaurants for Raphael House”, including a full list of involved businesses, can be found online at:

Myron Filene, Sellwood, 12x16 Gallery, Reckoning Red
Part of the exhibit of photographer Myron Filene’s work this month at Sellwood’s 12x16 Gallery is this collage: “Reckoning Red”, in inkjet on fine pearl.

Photographer on display in Sellwood in May. Myron Filene will be showing his new work at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood from April 30 through May 31. Filene presents two related portfolios based on photographic outings to Times Square, New York: One focuses upon the environment created by the buildings and flashy marquees, and the other on an African-American brass band. The “First Friday” reception is 6-9 pm May 1; the Artist’s Reception is Sunday, May 17, noon till 3 pm. The 12x16 Gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, #5; gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Call 503/432-3513 for information, or go online to:

Woodstock’s “Art School Studio” announces kids’ classes. Art School Studio, at 5239 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard #6, on the Our Lady of Sorrows campus, announces that childrens’ art classes are now available Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 am to 1 pm. Called “Art is in the Making – Creation Stations”, the classes use age-appropriate non-toxic studio-quality media and materials. For more information, call 503/232-1280, or go online to:

New owner at Sellwood Dog Supply. Amy Wegner completed purchase of Sellwood Dog Supply – to be renamed Sellwood Pet Supply – in mid-April. Amy tells THE BEE, “I was born and raised in Portland, and I would not want to live anywhere else! I graduated from Oregon State with a degree in business management. I always wanted to own my own business, and I always wanted it to be with animals. I started my career right away working at an independent pet supply store in Corvallis after graduation. It was there I fell in love with the retail side of the pet industry, particularly the nutrition aspect. I am also a bit of an anatomy buff, so learning about pet nutrition was an easy fit. I enjoy getting to make that direct connection with customers and their pets, while helping them find the right diet for their dog or cat. Our vision for the store is to keep it an active business in the community. My husband and I love the Sellwood area. In fact, my grandfather had a cabinet shop on the same street just a few blocks down for over 20 years. We will be having a ‘New Ownership Celebration’ on May 16th, and invite people to come celebrate with us. There will be sales, local vendors, pet photography, raffle baskets, and tasty treats!” The location is 8334 S.E. 17th Avenue.

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