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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.

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Emily Murnen, Woodstock Farmers Market, Portland
Woodstock Farmers Market Manager Emily Murnen greets new organic produce vendor Tayne Reeve with Fiddlehead Farms. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

More organics come to Woodstock Farmers Market

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE 

Pent-up demand for al fresco grocery shopping in Woodstock was evident on the sunny Sunday morning of June 5, as neighbors began gathering in the KeyBank parking lot on Woodstock Boulevard, before the opening bell signaling the opening of the 2016 Woodstock Farmers Market season.

“Even though we have the street banner up over Woodstock, people have been asking for weeks when the market would be open,” remarked Market Manager Emily Murnen, back for her sixth season.

The market kicked off with a “full house” of 34 vendors on opening day. And when a girl, a market visitor, rang the big market bell, customers set out shopping.

“What’s new this year is a new certified organic vendor Fiddlehead Farms, a small family farm located in Corbett,” Murnen announced. “We also have other small farms that grow using organic practices.

“This is important, because one of our purposes is to bring consumers, farmers, and food producers closer together so they can get to know one another,” explained Murnen.

While managers at other farmers markets come and go, as a founder Murnen has been with the Woodstock Farmers Market from the start.

“With me being here there’s a consistency, so I’m able to help the market grow, instead of the market having to initiate a new manager who needs to learn how to do this every couple of years,” Murnen reflected.

“I love it so much because we have so many people who’ve volunteered during all of our seasons, and so many vendors that are coming back for their sixth season here – it’s like a family,” smiled Murnen.

Even with its relatively stable pool of volunteers, the Woodstock Farmers Market is always looking for more people who want to join the “family”, she added.

“It’s always so great to see everyone back after our seven month off-season,” Murnen said. “Our vendors and neighbors help make this a true community gathering place.”

 INFO BOX
Woodstock Farmers Market
Sundays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; June-October
4600 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
971/208-5522
http://www.woodstockmarketpdx.com/



Bruce McMullen, “Big Ben’s British Fare”, food cart, Sellwood, British street food
Bruce McMullen has opened “Big Ben’s British Fare”, a food cart at S.E. 17th and Spokane Street that offers what he calls “British street food”. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New Sellwood food cart flies Union Jack

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

Sellwood now offers a taste of Olde England at “Big Ben’s British Fare”. The silver food cart is located at the corner of S.E. 17th Avenue and Spokane Street in the parking lot of Astro Jet Car Wash. It flies a British flag, and was custom-built for owner Bruce McMullen, who has a Scottish heritage, and was raised with a love of British culture.

McMullen says, “I wanted to create a food cart with a different menu than what’s found on every other street corner. Just days after the cart was built, this spot opened up, so I jumped on it, and got in the first bid. I always wanted to work in Sellwood – the neighborhood is great.”

“Big Ben’s” has an image of London’s famous clock on its side, with tables and chairs for customers on three sides. “I call this ‘British Street Food With a Twist’. The menu offers fish and chips, chowder and chips, Scotch egg and chips, and banger (sausage) and chips, with soda and water to drink. There's also a fried and spiral-cut whole potato on a stick called Chip Stix, which comes in seven different flavors: Sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, cheddar, BBQ, buffalo, garlic pepper, and ketchup seasoning.”

“So far, this is a one-man show, but I'm thinking about hiring more employees,” continues McMullen. “Recently, I bought a real red British double-decker bus that I'm restoring. I plan to use that as a mobile food cart, with the dining area upstairs.”

So, he invites, come out and try a taste of England! “Customers can park in the lot, or order food to go at 971/249-2367,” says McMullen. The new food cart’s days and hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Sundays.



Christie Gryphon, Rose City Coffee Company, Westmoreland
Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmoreland’s Rose City Coffee Company, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue – here shown with some of the local artwork on display. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Woman-owned Westmoreland coffee shop to promote books, artists

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

Christie Gryphon is the new owner of Westmoreland’s Rose City Coffee, at 7325 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. “We have a new logo now, and are planning more creative ways to support the community,” she says. “We’re teaming up with nearby Wallace Books to build a ‘take a book/leave a book’ reading corner for our customers. We also feature the work of a new local artist every month, and raise funds for several charities.”

Rose City Coffee Co. is a small woman-owned coffee roaster and cafe, one of only a few in Oregon – continuing the tradition of the shop it originated in, Nancy Duncan’s “Schondecken”, across from the Sellwood-Moreland Post Office, before it was purchased and moved south on Milwaukie Avenue a couple of years ago.

“We micro-roast daily, and sell our coffee to 28 local grocery stores,” Gryphon explains. “I want to give back to the community and help support other women in business. All our coffee beans are organic and fair-trade, and come from woman-owned farms in such places as Mexico, Peru & Papua New Guinea. We buy our beans through the Cafe Feminino Foundation, which helps enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee-producing communities throughout the world.” 

A native Portlander, Gryphon took ownership of Rose City Coffee in March. She immediately began a program to connect with local artists to help showcase their efforts. “Each artist displays their work here for a month, with a one-day ‘meet the artist’ event,” she explains. “On that day, they can choose a favorite charity to support, and five dollars from every bag of coffee sold here goes toward that charity.

“Recent recipients include Raphael House, Women of Wisdom, and the Sellwood Middle School Foundation.”

Visitors to the Cafe praise the pastries and coffee sold there. They also appreciate the easy ambiance, book and kid toy corner, and displays of artwork. “In Mid-June, members of the Moreland MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) met here to chat and fundraise,” says Gryphon. “We consider suggestions, and this summer we’re adding gelato and summer drink specialties.”

Stop in to visit Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 503/236-8234, or go online to: http://www.rosecitycoffeeco.com.



Paddlefest, Oaks Park, kayaks
Next Adventure General Manager Mike Turner says their “Summer Splash”, now held at Oaks Amusement Park, has been their most popular event. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Local outfitter sponsors river paddle fest

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE

In the south field at Oaks Amusement Park, near the rowboat barns, dozens of colorful kayaks and paddle boards were laid out on the lawn.

“Our motto is ‘informing, outfitting, and exciting everyone about sports’, and one way we do that is by holding this event we call ‘Summer Splash’ here on the Willamette River,” said Next Adventure General Manager Mike Turner.

It’s the sixth such annual affair held by the outfitter, whose store is located in the Central Eastside Industrial District, Turner observed. “In past years, we held it at Sellwood Riverfront Park, but we outgrew the area.”

The idea is simple, yet compelling, to both novice and experienced paddlers: The retailer invites kayak and paddleboard suppliers to bring out their watercraft for visitors to try out.

“Because there are so many models, styles, and manufacturers, it can be difficult to choose the ‘right’ kayak, just by sitting in it in a showroom,” Turner explained. “Here, they can ‘test drive’ as many models as they want for a brief time, and then decide which boat best meet their needs.”

Although it was a chilly day, hundreds of self-propelled boating enthusiasts turned out, and reportedly quite a few kayaks were sold.



Artist & Craftsman Supply, Brooklyn, Portland, Oregon
The staff at the new “Artist & Craftsman Supply” in Brooklyn includes, from left: Tracy Somervell, Montana Marshall, Manager Ashley Hoffman, and Andy Matie. All are identified as artists themselves. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

National artist supply house opens store in Brooklyn

By RITA A. LEONARD
for THE BEE

A colorful new art supply wonderland opened recently at 3393 S.E. 21st Avenue in Brooklyn. “Artist & Craftsman Supply Company” carries everything from professional art materials to craft supplies and kid toys. President Larry Adlerstein remarked to THE BEE, “The company is employee-owned. We bring you the highest quality products at an affordable price, both online and in our stores.”

Manager Ashley Hoffman came west from the original store in Portland, Maine, to head the Portland, Oregon, outlet. “All of our employees here are artists, which makes us unique,” she commented. “We welcome both commercial and individual artists here, and also carry an assortment of frames, crafts, toys, cards, journals, books and gifts.”

The store, with its parking lot out front replaces the short-lived Evergreen Hydroponic Garden Supply. “We’re looking forward to meeting local artists, and we also offer teacher discounts,” continued Hoffman.

“We carry a wide array of paintbrushes, print-making, candle-making, calligraphy, tie-dye and silkscreen supplies. We have some large easels and drafting tables on hand, and can order other artist furniture. So far, journals have been a best seller – likely for moms, dads, and grads.”

The entrance to the store opens to a dazzle of kid toys, art socks, adult coloring books, masks, and art postcards. Shelves of painting supplies, canvas, and textured art papers stretch nearly to the ceiling. You can find sculpture supplies, high end spray paint, paper lanterns, feathers, markers, and unusual toys and gift items, such as “finger tentacles” and an “edible chemistry kit”.

Professional artists and families alike are sure to find something useful here. Call 503/236-0099 for information, go online to: http://www.artistcraftsman.com, or drop in to explore. It’s open seven days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Gay Reichle, Brooklyn, Portland, Hazel & Pear
Gay Reichle, left, the new owner of Brooklyn’s Hazel & Pear consignment shop on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, chats with customer Nichole McMillan and her daughter Violet, age 3-1/2.

Brooklyn consignment shop changes hands and direction

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

Gay Reichle recently assumed ownership of the “Hazel & Pear” children’s consignment shop at 3432 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood. She has enhanced the focus of the store to include women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories; small household décor items; and local handmade crafts.

A changing room is available to try on clothing. Since the “Schwop” used clothing store, which had moved from Woodstock to 2419 S.E. Powell Boulevard, has now closed, women may be pleased to learn of this nearby alternative.

The shop features an array of consignment items that change regularly, along with Holiday specials. Small home décor items include lamps, plant stands, pillows, and mugs, to spruce up the home.

Handmade items interspersed with consigned stock include aprons, jewelry, candles, and shopping totes created by local artisans. In May there was a colorful window display of huge paper flowers made by local artist Kathy Whitlock.

Reichle explains, “Consignors receive a list of items and prices, and the dates of their consignment period. If items do not sell within that time frame, they will be marked down 50% for one week. At the end of the consignment period, items will be donated to the Southeast Community Clothes Closet & Food Pantry, to help families in need.

“Hazel & Pear is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10-6, and Saturdays 10-5,” says Reichle. “During regular business hours, we accept two shopping bags or one bin per consignor visit. Clothing is accepted on a seasonal basis, but we accept raingear year ’round. We stock children’s clothing and shoes up to size 10; and kids’ books and games, puzzles and toys, in excellent condition.

For more information and the rules concerning consignment, call 971/544-7798.




BUSINESS BRIEFS


Ron Miller, Association of Home Businesses, AHB
Longtime Aloha home businessperson Ron Miller speaks on “wealth” from a small business perspective at the Sellwood AHB meeting on July 21.

Ron Miller addresses “wealth” from home-business perspective, at AHB.
Ron Miller of Aloha, whose home business is the woodworking and fabrication “Advantage Northwest”, will speak at the July Sellwood meeting of the Association of Home Businesses (AHB) on “Wealth – what it is, what it isn’t, how to determine how much you need, and some approaches to how to get it.” The 6-9 p.m. informal dinner meeting is on the third Thursday each month, and this month it’s July 21 – and includes networking time and a buffet dinner. First-time guests pay the members’ rate to attend – $10 – which includes the supper. RSVP requested for meal planning to 503/232-2326; mention any food restrictions. The meeting takes place at SMILE Station, on S.E. 13th, one block south of Tacoma Street, on Tenino, in Sellwood. For more, go online: http://www.ahboregon.org

Physical Therapist joins Sellwood's Stride Strong Physical Therapy.
Alice Holland, founder, director, and Doctor of Physical Therapy at Stride Strong Physical Therapy at the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, announces that Paul Mukai, PT, has joined the organization. Paul is a 15-year experienced physical therapist, with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s College. He started his career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and since graduating he has focused his practice on general orthopedic rehab. Since then, Paul has taken on two Director positions at physical therapy clinics in Los Angeles and Portland, most recently as Director of Physical Therapy at the NW Primary Care clinic. Doctor Holland reports that Paul is known for incorporating Functional Movement Screens into his treatment to advance patients through sports rehabilitation. Stride Strong Physical Therapy is in-network with most major insurance groups, and all patients receive 45 min to 1 hour treatment times. The clinic is located on the Springwater Trail, near the Willamette waterfront, on the corner of S.E. Grand Avenue and Spokane Street. Paul can be personally reached through e-mail: paul@stridestrong.com. The clinic is open for appointments Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., reachable at 503/208-6278. Online at: http://stridestrong.com/paul-mukai

Moreland Farmers Market in “double bucks” USDA program.
Moreland Farmers Market announces that low-income residents of Southeast Portland who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can now double the dollars they spend at the market through a new program called “Double Up Food Bucks”. For more information, ask at the market, which takes place every Wednesday afternoon on the Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial parking lot at S.E. 14th and Bybee Boulevard. The Moreland Farmers Market is one of 51 markets in Oregon that are participating in this initiative, thanks to a grant from the USDA.


Windermere Moreland
Brokers from Windermere Stellar's Moreland office took June 3rd off from showing houses to volunteer for the day at Human Solutions Family Center.

Community service day observed by local brokers.
Real estate brokers from Windermere Real Estate’s Westmoreland office participated in the company’s 32nd annual Community Service Day on Friday, June 3, by cleaning and preparing the children’s playground at Human Solutions Family Center for summer. The Center is situated at 16015 S.E. Stark Street in East Portland. The brokers all volunteered their time for this project, as is the company’s custom.

Sellwood licensed masseuse celebrates anniversary.
Shea Michelle, LMT, writes to advise, “I am amazed how quickly 14 years have flown by since starting at the Sellwood Pilates Studio. A couple years prior to landing at the Pilates Studio, I was doing ‘Outcall’ Massage (traveling to my clients’ homes) and Chair Massage, mainly at corporate sites and sporting events. After planting my feet in Sellwood, I really began to feel at home in my new healing space, and I have loved inviting each and every one of my clients to meet me there and do the amazing work we do together, as I could not do it without you. For me, it has truly been a pleasure and I feel extremely blessed.” The address of the studio is 7738 S.E. 13th Avenue, and the telephone number is 503/757-7309.


Michael Alexander, Port of Portland Commission, Sellwood
Sellwood resident and former Urban League of Portland President Michael Alexander has been appointed to the Port of Portland Commission.

Sellwood resident joins Port of Portland Commission.
A retired Urban League of Portland President and CEO, and seasoned healthcare-industry leader, Michael Alexander, was recently appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to the Port of Portland Commission. Alexander is a graduate of Lewis University and Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and relocated to Oregon in 2005. Alexander lives in Sellwood with his wife Nancy, and he has three children and three grandchildren.


Artist, Eunice Parsons, age 100
Local artist Eunice Parsons is still going strong at age 100.

12x16 Gallery features local centenarian.
Sellwood’s 12x16 Gallery features “Eunice Parsons at 100” throughout July and August. The exhibition celebrating the local artist’s 100th birthday will be a curated selection of her work spanning over 70 years, along with the work of many of her friends, contemporaries, and former students from the Portland Museum Art School, where Parsons taught from 1957 to 1979. “I've been a painter, a printmaker, and a tile-maker but when I discovered collage I said, ‘This is it; this medium is mine...I have enough paper for the next ten years’,” said Parsons at age 90. Now, at 100, friends say she still has enough paper, and the creative energy to produce work for another 10 years. The exhibition’s Opening Reception is Sunday, July 10, 2-4 p.m.; the First Friday Reception will be on August 5, 5-9 p.m.; and the Closing Reception will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2-4 p.m. The 12x16 Gallery is located at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5; its website is http://www.12x16gallery.com; the phone number is 503/432-3513; and its hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Acupuncturist praised by reader.
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reader Rick Bella writes, “I wanted to bring Sellwood Acupuncture to your attention. Lanai Lewis, a licensed acupuncturist, has operated her studio at 7912 S.E. 13th Avenue, Suite 4, for more than a year – these days, that may be an accomplishment in itself. What makes her unique, however, is she incorporates Shiatsu massage into her treatments, along with acupuncture – a mating of Japanese and Chinese traditions. She has helped me control pain in my neck, shoulders and hands.” He adds that her website is: http://www.sellwoodacupuncture.com – and her telephone number is 503/701-5380.





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