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WCBA, Woodstock Community Business Association, New Seasons Market
LRS Architects Principal Stephen R. Mihelam shows plans for Woodstock New Seasons Market. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

New Seasons’ vision shown at WCBA annual meeting


At its Annual Meeting on February 25th at Reed College, members and guests of the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) got their first look how the planned new Woodstock New Seasons Market will look.

After attendees served themselves dinner, LRS Architects Principal Stephen R. Mihelam gave a presentation, illustrated by architectural drawings, of the new tri-level 5,000 square foot grocery store, to be constructed on the southeast corner of S.E. 45th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.

“There will be underground parking for 56 cars,” Mihelam explained. The street-level store will offer covered bike parking; and there will be additional rooftop features, including a deck with a semi-enclosed dining area for customers and offices for store personnel.

New Seasons’ Director of Development, Don Forest, followed by taking questions from WCBA members. One of the top concerns expressed concerned parking – both for employees and customers.

“We’re planning to work with the community to solve any parking issues that come up,” Forest promised.

Damon Philpot, Woodstock Community Business Association, WCBA
Outgoing WCBA President Damon Philpot calls for creating a “signature event” for the Woodstock area. Philpot remains on the Board. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Outgoing WCBA President Damon Philpot, until recently with US Bank, wrapped up his year at the helm of the organization: “We’re trying to increase membership. And, we're looking to create a ‘signature event’ for the Woodstock area. I think we have a really great opportunity, working with many of our local businesses, to do this.”

Philpot urged members to recruit volunteers – be they members or not – to get more involved in the community. “It just takes people.  And, it is for the good of everybody; it won't be wasting your time.”

WCBA Board Member Gene Dieringer, of Dieringer’s Properties, quipped, “Volunteering is good, it’s even better to have volunteers and new association members!”

With that, Dieringer proposed a successful motion that all then-current Board members be re-elected for the new year. After that, Gretchen Echintopf of Otto’s Sausage Kitchen – one of the founders of the WCBA many years ago – was nominated to the Board, and was elected.

The Board as re-elected at the General Meeting at Reed College included:

  • Damon Philpot, consultant
  • Renee Mako, Woodstock Animal Hospital
  • Eric Norberg, THE BEE newspaper
  • Anita Carly, Pace Setter Athletic
  • Cory Hansen, City Sanitary Service
  • Gene Dieringer, Dieringer's Properties
  • Gretchen Eichentopf, Otto's Sausage Kitchen
  • Kevin Myers, Reed College
  • Art Gallego, Safeway
  • Carol Uhte, Woodstock Branch Library
  • Terry Griffiths, or Becky Luening, or Elisa Edgington, Woodstock Neighborhood Assn. Liaison  (per the WCBA bylaws, there is one permanent seat on the WCBA Board for a representative from the Woodstock Neighborhood)

 Then, at the March 11 Board meeting, the 2014 WCBA officers were elected by the Board:

  • President – Ann Sanderson, Odango Hair Salon
  • Treasurer – Rene Mako, Woodstock Animal Hospital
  • Secretary – Eric Norberg, THE BEE newspaper

The Vice President office remained unfilled at this meeting.

The WCBA meets again on April 8th at 9:30 a.m. at Woodstock Library, 6008 S.E. 49th Avenue, on the corner of Woodstock Boulevard. Go online for more information:

Barbeque, Gregg Fujino, Woodstock Wine and Deli
Woodstock Wine & Deli’s Gregg Fujino, an award-winning barbecue cook himself, shows off some of the ribs and chicken to be sampled by participants of the judging class there, on March 9th. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock deli again hosts “Grill Masters” school


Woodstock Wine & Deli is usually closed on Sundays. So, people walking along Woodstock Boulevard were curious about the savory scent of smoking meats that was wafting from its parking lot all day on March 9th.

“I think this is the sixth year that we’ve hosted both the cooking and judging classes presented by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association (PNWBA),” smiled store owner, and master barbecue cook, Gregg Fujino.

The nonprofit PNWBA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of barbecue in the Northwest, Fujino explained. “The PNWBA is all about education – by way of cooking classes, judging classes, and competition barbecue cooking events.”

Barbecuing was something that they did for their customers as an appreciation event in the summertime, Fujino said. “Then it blossomed out into barbecue cooking competitions.”

Starting early March 9th – they’d set up canopies to shield the attendees from the morning rain – he, and other award-winning barbecue chefs, were showing five new barbecue cooks the secrets of cooking brisket, pork butt, and chicken.

“We really enjoy seeing the new cooks get their feet wet,” Fujino remarked, in a droll reference to the weather.

Some of this year’s instructors had been students at the class a couple of years ago, he said. “Now, they are winning our regular competitions – sometimes beating me!  It’s great to see the students that have come here be successful; it’s really rewarding.”

Inside his deli, the dining area was turned into a classroom for the day, with 30 students lined up behind tables in neat rows taking notes, while Master PNWBA Judge Stacia Norris instructed them on the finer points of judging barbecue.

Certified barbecue judges don’t just take a bite and give a thumbs-up or thumbs down, they learned during the day-long class. There’s much more to it than that. Students learned how to judge an “entry” – from how the box is packed, to the meat’s appearance, aroma, and of course, also its taste. Using a numerical scale, the judges learned how to properly score each of the categories.

But, it wasn’t all lecture and classroom learning that day; the budding judges got to taste the barbecue prepared by the master chefs and new barbecue cooks. There was plenty of barbecue to go around.

Learn more about what makes great barbecue from Fujino next time you stop into his business. Or, visit the PNWBA website:


Eric Norberg, Association of Home Businesses, AHB
BEE editor Eric Norberg is the speaker at this month’s Association of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood. (Photo by David Ashton)

How to get across what you need to say! Are people hearing what you’re saying? Accuracy in communication is not only the heart of news reporting, it is the key to successful advertising. The April speaker at the Association of Home Businesses meeting makes a business of both – BEE editor and general manager Eric Norberg – and he shares how to do it. The meeting is Thursday evening April 17, 6-9 pm, at SMILE Station, on the corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino Street, a block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Open to all; $10 door charge covers the meeting and the buffet meal. RSVP requested for food planning; call Eric at 503/232-2326, or go online to:

“Dick’s Kitchen” to open “paleo friendly diner” in Woodstock. The third “Dick’s Kitchen” diner is announced for the location across Woodstock Boulevard from the Woodstock Branch Library, where Green Zebra had originally planned a convenience store. When that plan was abandoned, Richard Satnik stepped up with his diner concept. Satnik also founded “Laughing Planet” restaurants, one of which is just west of that location on Woodstock Boulevard. Satnik reports that hamburgers will be on the menu – “By re-thinking the all-American favorite, the hamburger, and by using 100% grass-fed beef, we turn the tables on unhealthy fast-food and instead offer a meal that is higher in Omega 3’s, vitamins, and minerals than anything out there,” says Satnick. Also on the menu: Vegan Coconut Bliss “milkshakes” and air-baked “not-fries”, among many other things. Dick’s Kitchen purchased the site from Marc Gaudin, the founder and former owner of The Joinery. Dick’s Kitchen’s other two locations, already open, are at 704 N.W. 21st Avenue, and 3312 S.E. Belmont. A Woodstock grand opening date has not yet been announced.

“Healing Hands Animal Massage” opens. Kim Schwartzenberger, CSAMP, announces, “Healing Hands Animal Massage is now accepting new clients. I am a certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner, and love working with animals. I came from a farm in North Dakota, so I have been working with animals my entire life.” As for why massage is beneficial for dogs and other animals: “Massage has many physical benefits. It can flush toxins out of the body, improve joint and muscle mobility, calm anxious and nervous animals, just to name a few things. Most animals are more comfortable in their home, so I am mobile to their needed location. I am also setting up a couple of locations where I will be available for those that want to transport their animals outside of their home; one is Pretty Paws & Claws Grooming on S.E. 13th Avenue. I combine massage and energy to help calm and heal the animals, and it has proven to be very effective.” Schwartzenberger can be reached at 503/951-7343, or via e-mail at:

Woodstock Community Business Assn. elects Board. At its annual General Meeting on February 25th, the WCBA selected its Board for 2014. Elected were: Damon Philpot, Renee Mako, Eric Norberg, Cory Hansen, Gene Dieringer, Carol Uhte, Art Galego, Kevin Myers, Anita Carly, Ann Sanderson, and Gretchen Eichentopf. (The Woodstock Neighborhood Association has one seat on the Board as well, per the bylaws.) Then, at its first monthly meeting after that, the new Board selected its officers in a vote: Ann Sanderson of Odango Hair Design, President; Vice President, still open; Renee Mako of the Woodstock Veterinary Hospital, Treasurer; Eric Norberg of THE BEE, Secretary. These monthly meetings are open to all, and held on the second Tuesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 am, in the meeting room of the Woodstock Branch Library. Enter from the rear parking lot. WCBA is online at:

Southeast nonprofit thanks businesses for benefit. Nonprofit Zenger Farm’s fourth annual “Spring for Zenger” event, March 29-31, found Portland area-businesses donating a percentage of sales to Zenger Farm, and these proceeds will help grow the farm’s diverse education and food access programs. Some of the area businesses which participated included Grand Central Bakery, Pine State Biscuits, Bob’s Red Mill, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Woodsman Tavern, and Naomi's Organic Farm Supply. For more information and a complete list of participants, go online to:

New alternative medicine clinic opens in Woodstock.
“GreenThumb Natural Medicine, LLC” opened in March at 6542 S.E. 50th Avenue by Karen R. Peterson ND, Lac – naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist. She explains, “We utilize acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, bodywork, and functional laboratory analysis to customize treatments to the individual needs and goals of each patient.” The telephone number is 503/774-2857, and it’s online at:

Southeast Portland Rotary Club
Southeast Portland Rotary presented a $5,000 grant to local nonprofit Raphael House at its February 24th meeting at Eastmoreland Golf Club’s clubhouse. Shown, at the presentation, from left, are Joel Fields, club Treasurer; David Tate, club President; Kathy Stromvig, past club President; Amanda Grebner of Raphael House; and Joe Amato, veteran club member and past President, who headed the club committee responsible for making the grant. (Photo by Mark Hanset)

Southeast Portland Rotary makes grant. For the second year, from the proceeds of its successful annual “Wreath Sale and Auction” in Woodstock, the Southeast Portland Rotary Club has elected to add to its grants by application to various Inner Southeast nonprofits a special major grant. Last year, such a grant bought a new stove for the “Meals On Wheels” kitchen at S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Center Street; this year a $5,000 grant was made to assist in the services of 37-year-old local nonprofit Raphael House, which assists victims of domestic violence. Receiving the check at the club’s weekly Monday noon meeting at the Eastmoreland Golf Club clubhouse on February 24th was Amanda Grebner of Raphael House. Visitors are always welcome at the club’s weekly meetings; lunch is optional.

Talk on “Women and Investing” in Westmoreland. The Edward Jones Financial Services office across from QFC Market and next door to Philadelphia’s and Bank of America in Westmoreland is sponsoring a free seminar on “Women and Investing” from noon until 1 pm on May 6th, at the Iron Horse Restaurant, 6024 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, presented by Cate M. Nied of Federated Securities Corp. Topics include: Understanding the risks for women investors – why they’re different; the basics of stock, bond, cash and mutual fund investing; and simple financial strategies that can make a difference for your future. To register for this free seminar, or for more information, call Roxanne at 503/232-1747. Call early; seating is limited.

First anniversary for Sellwood’s “Forge”. Oaks Bottom Forge, a blacksmith shop on S.E. 17th in Sellwood, celebrated its anniversary on March 20th. Whitney Mount of the shop advises that they lit their “first fire on the equinox last year, when the shop still had remnants of construction and a skeleton crew. Now, display cases full of beautifully hand forged knives line the walls of the shop and blacksmithing students fill the front rooms learning the old-world crafts.” Oaks Bottom Forge was started by Pat Wojciechowski and a small group of local craftsmen, with the intention to create knives in the old-world way – with hammer, anvil, and charcoal burning forge – and also to pass along the craft to future generations. The shop is located at 8236 S.E. 17th Avenue, next door to Video Lair.

Windermere Moreland office honors top Brokers. “What is inspiring about these Brokers is their ability to excel in a tough real estate market and implement creative solutions that get results for their clients,” said Joan Allen, Co-Owner of Windermere Kronin and Caplan Real Estate. There were two top 2013 brokers from the Southeast Portland office on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. One was Linda Skeele
: “She has been a top producer at the Windermere Moreland office for the past 11 years. Linda is a director, board member and participant in the Windermere Premier Homes Program, which provides support and mentoring to brokers serving not just clients with homes of distinction, but all clients.” The other was Robin Springer, who “brings 10 years of experience as a litigator. Her work as an attorney revolved around helping others, acting in a proactive manner and assisting clients through challenging issues. Today as a Broker, she brings that same skill and dedication to assist clients with buying and/or selling a home. Robin is very knowledgeable about the Portland market and all of the ins-and-outs of real estate transactions in general.”

12x16 Gallery
“Dove”, a collage by Grace Sanchez, is part of the exhibition this month at Sellwood’s 12x16 Gallery.

Two local artists featured at Sellwood gallery. Maureen Herndon and Grace Sanchez will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood this month. For the exhibit, both artists have used collage as their primary medium of expression. Herndon’s pieces are typically small in scale and meticulously presented. Sanchez will be showing some large paintings in addition to her smaller works. The show runs from April 2 through 27, with a First Friday reception on April , 6-9 pm, and the Artists’ Reception two days later, 2-4 pm. 12x16 Gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5, and is open Thursdays through Sundays 11-5. It’s online at:

“Honest One Auto Care” reports improvement. The Stark Street location of the local chain “Honest-1 Auto Care” has been awarded the company's Award of Excellence for their contribution to improvements in customer service, operations sales growth of 28%, and a top quality level of service. According store representative Barry Cade, the key to their success in 2013 was that they added staff which allowed them to focus more on customer service and create better efficiency, while Scott Siedel joined the Stark team in early 2013, and “was instrumental in helping to turn the place around”. The group has several locations in Inner Southeast Portland and Milwaukie.

New salon on Woodstock Boulevard. Teresa Lytle advises that she has opened “Miss Teriss Nails, Spa & Hair Design” in Woodstock Tan, just west of the Fenders Moto Café and Brewpub. She observes that she is following in her mother’s footsteps as a hairdresser, and has owned several hair salons, but now is “getting behind the chair” herself, and “this time doing it all, as a fully licensed cosmetologist”. Services include haircuts, professional color services, styles, certified in hair extensions, all nail services, body waxing for both men and women, facials, eye treatments, and custom airbrush tanning. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 am to 8 pm, and Sundays and Mondays by appointment. For appointment or information, call 503/347-1733.

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