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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New Seasons Market, Woodstock
On the top deck, and around the outside and inside the new Woodstock New Seasons Store, workers are making it ready for its mid-October debut. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock’s New Seasons to open October 21


Workers were scurrying about as THE BEE arrived for our interview.  They were outside, inside, and on the top of the building that will soon open as the new Woodstock New Seasons Market. Its doors are slated to open to the public on Wednesday, October 21.

Store Manager Mark Feuerborn stood outside the building, looking at the artists reproducing the mural that had recently adorned the west wall of Red Fox Vintage, but which is now covered by the new market. “As the banner hanging on the front says, ‘The mural will return’,” Feuerborn smiled.

As a 15 year veteran of the company, starting as “front end manager” at the Sellwood store, Feuerborn sdtold THE BEE, “I am very excited about the opening of the new store. We have a store that is going to serve the Woodstock community well, we feel.

“We’ve got great products we’re moving in to meet the community’s needs,” Feuerborn continued. “We start off by bringing in our top-selling items, and then we listen to our community to discover what they’re looking for – what products that they think will be valuable in the community.”

Speaking with evident pride, Feuerborn pointed out that the retailer is certified as a “B-Corp”. “We’re one of the first grocery stores in the country to be certified under that program. This refers to how we handle our waste, how we handle and deal with the community, and how we proceed with community involvement, and how we take care of our staff – these things are all important to the certification. It means a lot to us.”

With approximately 18,000 square feet of retail space, the store will offer a number of hot and cold prepared foods, as well as frozen and packaged and refrigerated goods.

“And, we have a fairly large roof area where people can either sit undercover, or under the sky – it’s a very family-friendly kind of environment up there,” Feuerborn said.

There is basement parking lot under the store, with 59 parking spaces, accessed from a driveway on the south side of the building, on S.E. Martins Street.

“The community aspect of what we do is so important to us,” Feuerborn said. “Each of our stores has a unique community appeal. This store will be no different.”

New Seasons plans a variety of promotions around the scheduled store opening.

Foster Road, window painting
Here’s the winning tale and storefront design for Foster-Powell's second (and possibly last) art project, under a Community Creative Engagement Grant. For the story this art represents, read the accompanying article! (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Second Foster-Powell “Window Art Project” completed


Foster-Powell neighborhood artists Vicki Wilson and John Larsen oversaw community volunteers in the completion of their second neighborhood business window display along S.E. Foster Road, in August. The program was funded by a Creative Engagement Grant from “Southeast Uplift”, with the aim of installing community-created artwork into under-used storefronts, to beautify the area and draw attention to available commercial business spaces.

BEE readers will recall the first project, a mural called “Twinkle,” which was painted along the windows of the Phoenix Pharmacy building at 6615 S.E. Foster Road earlier this year.

The second project is a 3-D diorama of the downtown Portland waterfront – featuring an octopus, a flying squirrel (but no moose), and Mt. Hood, along with the Hawthorne Bridge. The new diorama illustrates a story submitted for a neighborhood contest, and was selected by a final vote of nearly 345 neighbors.

The fable illustrated is as follows: A Portland aquarium store goes out of business due to rising rents. The owner dumps the only unsold animal, an octopus, into the Willamette River. Due to toxic substances in the river, the octopus grows to massive size, and begins wreaking havoc in the city. When the octopus begins to attack bicyclists commuting over the Hawthorne Bridge, a heroic “Super Squirrel” decides to take action. 

The centerpiece of the diorama is a monster orange octopus with three eyes and prominent teeth, created from cardboard and paper maché. The bridge, squirrel, and background, are also made of painted cardboard – and the clouds and water waves are designed with stylized painted circles. The diorama is installed at 6416 S.E. Foster Road, in the front windows of the future “Café Red”, adjacent to Red Castle Games.

One, two, and…done?
“This is the last art piece under the grant,” conceded Wilson. “We ran out of money. However, we stirred a lot of neighborhood interest in the program, and were assisted by some twenty-five painters during a two-day period.”

“People are really taking notice of the projects,” Natalie Caulkins, Project Manager of Red Castle Games, agreed. “We’re thrilled that they [John and Vicki] came to us.”

More information can be found online at:, and on fliers posted in the “Café Red” storefront.

Friends of Trees, Woodstock Gives Back, Woodstock Community Business Association
“Friends of Trees” Deputy Director Brighton West, here with the organization’s mascot, stood outside The Joinery. “This company builds sustainable furniture, using wood,” West pointed out. “The idea is, when you buy a piece of their furniture it lasts for a lifetime or more; so it’s definitely not a waste of a tree.” Friends of Trees benefited that day from any sales in the store. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock businesses “Give Back”, in charity-based promotion


Instead of an event-based project, like a street fair or parade, this year the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) dedicated Sunday, September 13th, to an unusual promotion they called “Woodstock Gives Back: A Coordinated Day of Giving”.

At last count, about 28 Woodstock-area businesses set out to raise funds and create increased awareness for the charity or nonprofit of their choice. Participating businesses also offered sales and coupons as a draw for customers.

The Woodstock Farmers Market appeared to be a nexus of activity in the central area of the Woodstock business district. Meantime, the west end of the district was the “entertainment zone” – with food, music, and ice cream, provided by Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market, Woodstock Wine & Deli, and All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

Hundreds of families took a Sunday stroll through the neighborhood business district on that day, and the businesses they visited gave a needed boost to the worthy causes they had chosen to benefit. The promotion is expected to repeat, at about the same time of year, in 2016. Keep an eye on: – for details.

13th Avenue, prize wheel, Oodles for Kids, Effie Purcell, Henry Sutter
At the free prize wheel for customers shopping on S.E. 13th Avenue on the day of the MAX opening were Cleveland High student volunteer Effie Purcell, and contestant Henry Sutter, age 7. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Sellwood shops, schoolkids, participate in 13th Avenue sales event


Half a dozen Sellwood businesses on S.E. 13th Avenue held a sales event on Saturday, September 12th, keyed both to the opening of the new MAX Orange light rail service that day along McLoughlin Boulevard, and to the third anniversary of the “Oodles 4 Kids” toy shop at 7727 S.E. 13th Avenue.

Oodles’ owner, Carolyn Miye, revealed, “Neighborhood stores contributed coupons for prizes at a prize wheel, as well as stickers, give-away prizes, and other support. Sellwood event planner Rachel Ginocchio of ‘Rumpus Events’ also recruited local middle school and high school volunteers to assist.”

For her part, Ginocchio told THE BEE that many teens consider this sort of assignment a fun way to build volunteer participation into their professional resumes. “We use a lot of students from Sellwood Middle School and Cleveland High School to help at the scheduled activities.”

The participating stores included Blue Kangaroo Coffee, Foot Traffic, Nectar Frozen Yogurt, Reverend’s BBQ, and the Savory Spice Shope across from the Sellwood Library. In addition, the Olde Worlde Puppet Theatre – from Ping Pong’s Pint-Size Puppet Theater on S.E. Umatilla Street – provided morning and afternoon interactive shows.

There were photo-opportunities; and from Calico Critter, a bigger-than-life-size Bell Hopscotch Rabbit in a ballooned alcove.

The various businesses provided sale prices as an additional customer draw for 13th Avenue merchants, on a day when most of the attention had been directed to the MAX celebration on the other side of the neighborhood.

Cloud City Ice Cream, Woodstock School PTA
A “dine out” on September 11th at Cloud City Ice Cream, benefiting the Woodstock School PTA, brought store owner Brian Gilbert out from the back, where he was making ice cream. Customers at that moment included his own fifth grade twin daughters Grace and Ava, and fourth grader Jaeden Chen. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Woodstock “Dine Outs” benefit local schools


The family-owned Cloud City Ice Cream shop, next to Subway Sandwich on the south side of Safeway at S.E. 45th and Woodstock Boulevard, established a tradition of giving back to the community by participating in “dine outs”. The most recent one was held on Friday, September 11th.

The store has been owned by the local family for four years, and this event marked its third consecutive year of having school-oriented, fund-raising “dine outs”.

A “dine out” is when parents and children (and any other patrons) eat at a certain establishment which contributes a portion of a particular day’s proceeds to a non-profit. Last year Woodstock Elementary School held two dine outs at Cloud City that benefited its PTA.

“We give the school 20% of our income for the night,” explains Cloud City owner Brian Gilbert.

Erica Hailstone, President of Woodstock Elementary PTA, praises Gilbert’s generosity. “Brian has such a big heart. The dine outs, plus other fundraising, have helped us purchase new computers, ‘chrome’ books – a cross between an iPad and laptop – and new books for the library.” 

At the September 11th dine out, Woodstock School fourth grader Jaeden Chen told why he likes dine outs at Cloud City, which makes its own ice cream. “I just love how all of their things [ingredients] are natural, their own recipes, and how they serve it.

Over the past few years, the Woodstock PTA has had several other dine outs at various eating establishments, including Laughing Planet restaurant.

The PTA’s Hailstone says, “When I see the kids light up when they use a new computer or read new library books, that’s what tells me [the organizing effort] was worth it.” 

Lewis Elementary School is another school that partners for dine outs with Cloud City. Lewis PTA president Ellen Kotler remarks, “Our experiences with Cloud City are always super positive.  They are such a generous community partner!”

Bridge City Pizza, among others, are also a partner for dine outs.  Lewis School’s Kotler says funds from these benefits go toward supplies for teachers, books for the school library, and scholarships to cover field trip expenses.


Mark Ripkey, Association of Home Business, CPR, AED, training, certification
Mark Ripkey, a Certified CPR and AED trainer, will train YOU in these lifesaving techniques at the October 15th Sellwood meeting of the Association of Home Businesses.

Save a life, get certified, have dinner! Businesspeople of all types are always welcome at the monthly meeting of the Association of Home Businesses, and in October they can get certified in CPR. Mark Ripkey – a certified instructor for the American Heart Assn., in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – will be teaching a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) course as the meeting’s program! The course will be a certification for non-Health Care Providers, and will take about two hours at the October supper meeting of AHB, which is open to all (nonmembers welcome), and includes time to meet and network with other home businesspeople, and share a buffet meal. The date this month is Thursday evening, October 15th – at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood, 6-9 pm. Cost for the evening $10 for AHB members and $30 for nonmembers at this meeting only; RSVP requested by October 13 to plan the size of the meal. Dinner at 6; program at 7. For information or to RSVP, call Eric at 503/232-2326. Go online to learn more about AHB or RSVP:

Long-vacant lot opens to public with food carts. The owner of a nine-plex apartment building at S.E. 11th and Tacoma in Sellwood – as well as the vacant lot next to it – Janice Condit opened the lot to the public on the first weekend in September as “Pik-Nik Park”, featuring up to eight food carts and a beer garden. The manager and part owner of the new park, Richard Johnson, explained, “We tried to avoid overlapping menus with other food carts in the neighborhood, while still appealing to the eclectic tastes of Sellwood residents and visitors.” An official grand opening celebration was planned for some weeks later, but the carts are all open for business already.

“Brooklyn House” finally open after fire. The porch fire that temporarily closed the popular “Brooklyn House” (former Berlin Inn) in the Brooklyn neighborhood was expected to lead to a brief period of repairs, with reopening in July. The paperwork delayed things, and then difficulties with getting permits for the repair dragged on; repairs finally began in August, and the restaurant reopened on its Wednesday-through-Sunday dinner schedule – with well-behaved dogs welcome with their families on the front dining porch – on Wednesday, September 23. For reservations call 503/236-6761.

Mt. Tabor author publishes youth-oriented horror story. Kimbra Kasch, who lives in the Mt. Tabor area, has published a young-adult horror novel called “Devil’s Ink”. Of her book, she tells THE BEE, “It’s set in my home town of Portland, and with Hallowe’en coming, you'll want to have a scary story to share... This is a romantic thriller, but really it’s about art – but art that's more than anyone bargained for. Drake and Bartos come to the Pacific Northwest, where they open yet another tattoo shop; but Bartos has no trouble dealing with the competition because there’s nothing normal about his art. And he’s stealing more than clients from the local skin artists: He's stealing their souls.” Kasch adds that her book is now available at AMAZON, NOOK, iBook, and KOBO.

Tilde celebrates nine years with new website. Tilde, a nationally recognized modern lifestyle shop located in Sellwood, has launched an updated website “designed to improve its online presence for customers nationwide seeking products from select designers”. Tilde sources its products – including jewelry, handbags, artwork and items for the home – exclusively from independent makers and small design groups from Portland, and places around the world. “Although we’re located in Portland, a lot of our business comes from customers around the country searching online for products from specific designers,” says owner Debbe Hamada. “We work with small makers, who generally make small amounts of product. People who love a specific designer will search online to find the latest product, knowing it will likely have limited availability.” The new website – – was designed by Aeolidia. The new site offers easy navigation of all the products available and includes photos, specific details on each item, and a description of the designer and the location where the product was created. Tilde’s brick and mortar shop is located at 7919 S.E. 13th Avenue.

Moreland Farmers Pantry closes. The owners of Moreland Farmers Pantry, located in the old Rogers Variety Store building across from the Moreland Theater in Westmoreland, decided in the first week of August that they would close the business, and initiated a closeout sale. By the start of September its website had been removed. The building was posted for lease.

Marilyn DeVault, Piece O Cake, Oregon State Fair
Marilyn DeVault, left, and Kate Hubbard of Piece of Cake Bakery in Sellwood were judges of baked goods for the third year at Salem’s Oregon State Fair, in September.

Sellwood bakers still judging at State Fair. Marilyn DeVault and Kate Hubbard of the 37-year-old “Piece of Cake Bakery” on S.E. 17th Avenue in Sellwood have been judges at the Oregon State Fair for three consecutive years – judging 200 desserts in one day. This year, they report, they judged the Cakes and Cookies categories. “The entries were judged on three points,” recounted Marilyn; “Taste, presentation, and texture. We as judges put all the same kinds of cakes together to taste at the same time, to make a good decision, but it was still not easy to arrive at a final choice of first, second and third place.” She concluded, “Seeing the experienced bakers participating for many years warms my heart, as they pass recipes down from generation to generation. I was lucky enough to have my grandmother teach me how to bake, and it's a delight to see the youngest participants so excited about their entries. It's a good idea for their parents to encourage baking as it’s a wonderful hobby life skill at any age!”

Anniversary party in Sellwood. “Oodles 4 Kids” celebrated its third year of operation on Saturday, September 12th, with puppet shows, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon-tying, Kaboom! science experiments, arts and crafts, games, and birthday cake. The store in situated at 7727 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood. Its telephone number is 503/719-7670.

Art Supply Store sale and tour Oct. 23-24. Several Inner Southeast stores have joined to issue you an invitation: “Get to know the unique character of Portland’s locally owned art supply stores!  Visit Portland Independent Art Supply Stores in their Southeast Portland locations for Art is Local: Southeast Supply Store Tour – two special days of sales, prizes, art demonstrations, and other festivities.  Pick up a punch card and visit all three stores for chances to win art supplies, gift certificates, and a three-store holiday shopping spree!” The participating stores are: Collage, “curated art & craft supplies, collectibles & curiosities”, on S.E. 13th in Sellwood and now also open at 3701 S.E. Division Street; I’ve Been Framed, “new, used, & rare art supplies + custom framing” at 4950 S.E. Foster Road; and Muse Art and Design, “fine art materials for professional, practicing, & aspiring artists”, at 4220 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard. The tour and sale is on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. Check with the stores for details.

Photo exhibition at Sellwood gallery this month. The “12x16 Gallery”, 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, #5, this month presents a photographic exhibition of “Black & White Images” by Don Normark, from October 1 through November 1. The First Friday Reception is October 2, 6-9 pm, and the Artist’s Reception is Sunday, October 4, 2-4 pm, with a gallery talk by George Johanson at 3 pm. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 pm; online at:

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