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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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INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S

BUSINESS NEWS!


Holy Ghost bar and The Electric Pizza Company have opened at the site once known as the Pub at the End of the Universe, at the corner of S.E. 28th Avenue and Gladstone Street. A third restaurant, 28 Tigers, is set to open January 1.
Holy Ghost bar and The Electric Pizza Company have opened at the site once known as the Pub at the End of the Universe, at the corner of S.E. 28th Avenue and Gladstone Street. A third restaurant, 28 Tigers, is set to open January 1. (Photo by Paige Wallace)

Iconic Gladstone Street bar reborn as three new businesses

By PAIGE WALLACE
For THE BEE

Arising out of the space that once housed the iconic Inner Southeast Portland dive bar “The Pub at the End of the Universe” – now a bar called “Holy Ghost” serves upscale specialty cocktails in a large open room. It opened in mid-November at the corner of S.E. 28th Avenue and Gladstone Street, following a four-year remodel of the original building. The buildout was slowed by construction delays and, over the last year and a half, the global pandemic.

But that’s not all there is! Two new micro-restaurants round out the trinity of businesses that now are located in that building.

“The Electric Pizza Company” opened at the same time as Holy Ghost. And, noodle and dumpling eatery “28 Tigers” aims to be up and running by January 1. All three businesses open at 3 p.m. daily, and serve food that can be eaten anywhere on the premises – which includes a covered, heated, and dog-friendly patio. Food can also be taken to go.

The people behind this new venture hope to tap into the spirit of Inner Southeast. “What we ultimately want is to become a reflection of the neighborhood,” remarks John Naekel, co-owner of the building and the bar, who added that “the people here are so friendly and curious and supportive.”

Naekel sees Holy Ghost as a complement to the rest of the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, because “it’s a little bit of a change of pace” from other businesses in the area. He wants to see the space welcome families, couples, and groups of friends, much like the other bars he’s opened under a company called “Three on a Match”.

Holy Ghost’s interior features colorful art and neon-lined walls. Large windows which were uncovered during the remodeling provide bright natural light during the day; at night, long rows of spirits and expansive murals glow behind busy bartenders.

The menu focuses on a wide variety of tequila and mescal – a nod to the giant agave plant that bloomed across the street in 2020, drew crowds of onlookers, and was covered in THE BEE at the time. The menu boasts eleven specialty cocktails – one of them called the Gladstone Spritz – and variations on classic drinks, like Ranch Water, and the Old Fashioned. Holy Ghost’s signature cocktail is the 5 Minute Ramos Gin Fizz, which uses repurposed bubble tea shaker machines to froth up the ingredients.

The Electric Pizza Company sells made-to-order artisanal pies and individual slices from a small storefront on the property. The eclectic space is decorated with vintage light fixtures and a phone shaped like a bear, all of which are thrift-store finds. Owner and Chef Jackson Wyatt honed his pizza-making skills at local brewpubs run by Von Ebert Brewing and Wayfinder Beer. Wyatt confides that he wants his food to be accessible, affordable, and delicious. “I think the prices are right, and the quality is there!”

28 Tigers is finishing up construction, and is planning a soft opening in late December. Its traditional Chinese food menu taps into family heirloom recipes, such as Szechuan noodles, Cantonese barbecue, and cumin dumplings. Eventually, the restaurant plans to serve dim sum on weekends. Chef Chris Bogart hails from the former BTU Brasserie.

Co-owner Matt Wagner says food will be cooked on one of the largest woks in Portland, and will appeal to all tastes. “The adventurous eater, the non-adventurous eater, the family, the single person – this is a place you can go to and you’re going to get fed well,” assures Wagner, who lived just down the street for 25 years, before recently moving to Woodstock.

Neighbors and passersby might wonder what happened to the iconic ‘PUB’ sign, which hung over the door of the old building. After much deliberating, the new owners took it down. However, “We just couldn’t get rid of it,” Naekel concedes, adding that he wanted to find a way to keep the spirit of the old bar alive.

So, as a result, anyone who takes the hallway to the bathroom will find the old sign. It stands there marking the end of the universe – at least, as defined by Inner Southeast Portland.



Manager Katie Groesback and her staff serve their own special pastries and coffee at the new “Twisted Patisserie”, 1625 S.E. Bybee Boulevard.
Manager Katie Groesback and her staff serve their own special pastries and coffee at the new “Twisted Patisserie”, 1625 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Pastry bakery opens on SE Bybee in Westmoreland

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

A new pastry shop – “Twisted Patisserie Bakery” – has opened in Westmoreland, in the space formerly occupied by Marsee Baking, at 1625 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, just west of Milwaukie Avenue. The new shop seats about 25 indoors at this time, and also offers take-out orders.

Manager Katie Groesbeck tells THE BEE, “Our signature croissant is the raspberry one, but other customer favorites are our caramel cheesecake topped with chocolate bits, and our choquettes – paté a choux with a crunchy, sweet outside.” Other specialties include a raspberry rose “cruffin”, and maple banana doughnuts.

Groesbeck continues, “We plan to change items on our website  – http://www.twistedcroissant.com – every season. This website is also where you can pre-order items for take-out. You can also phone us here at 503/206-4901. We serve Stumptown Coffee and jasmine pearl tea, and for the kids there are chocolate milk and juices to drink.”

The bright yellow storefront welcomes shoppers from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., seven days a week – although Groesbeck says they may extend their hours in the future.



Wild Mountain Wax owners Heather Dowdy (left rear) and Kim Freimoeller (foreground) are joined by shop assistant Ellyn Culmsee.
Wild Mountain Wax owners Heather Dowdy (left rear) and Kim Freimoeller (foreground) are joined by shop assistant Ellyn Culmsee. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Candle shop has grand opening on SE Foster Road

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

A new Inner Southeast candle shop, Wild Mountain Wax Company, opened its doors on Saturday, November 20, at 6416 S.E. Foster Road – the former location of the “Hammer & Jacks” toy store, profiled in the last issue of THE BEE, which moved next door.

The new business is owned by Heather Dowdy and Kim Freimoeller. It offers handmade candles, as well as handcrafted home fragrance and apothecary goods made in their studio, “with natural and ethically-sourced ingredients.”

The business started out focused entirely on its line of soy-based candles, “which celebrate the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.” Scents offered include Oregon Coast, Pacific Sunset, Cypress, and Spruce, and the Portland Rose scent reminds us of the outdoors hereabouts. But the business has greatly widened its offerings lately.

Heather remarks, “Our clean, minimalist product designs are intended to add simple cozy warmth and beauty to any home. We offer home décor, pottery, art, bath and body items, jewelry, accessories, books, gourmet foods, blankets, pillows, and gift items made by 80 different local artisans in the Pacific Northwest.”

In addition to their retail offerings, the company is also taking the opportunity to give back to the community with a “Winter Clothing Donation Drive”. Heather explains, “We’ve partnered with the Portland Refugee Support Group to gather cold-weather items needed to support more than 90 Portland refugee families. Requests include gloves, scarves, and winter hats for children and adults.”

Kim adds, “If you bring in a new (or like new) donation for a local family, we'll thank you with a limited edition Holiday Candle, while supplies last. Come on in to see what we have, and welcome us to the neighborhood. Currently there is no phone here, but we do have a website – http://www.wildmountainwax.com.”

Wild Mountain Wax Company is currently open only at the ends of each week – on Fridays, 11 to 6, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 6.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


Gladstone’s Sheldon Penner has fed breakfast to hundreds at large gatherings, celebrants at weddings, and even to wildfire refugees on parking lots. On January 20, 6 pm at SMILE Station, he will make “breakfast for dinner” for YOU.
Gladstone’s Sheldon Penner has fed breakfast to hundreds at large gatherings, celebrants at weddings, and even to wildfire refugees on parking lots. On January 20, 6 pm at SMILE Station, he will make “breakfast for dinner” for YOU.

“Breakfast for Dinner”, and a program – as AHB meets in person: The Association of Home Businesses, the area-wide “work at home” and small business group, plans its first regular meeting in person since March of 2019, and anyone interested is invited. As always, it’s 6 p.m. on the “third Thursday evening” of the month – in this case, January 20th. Sheldon Penner of “Chris Cakes Northwest” will serve his incomparable “Breakfast for Dinner” (see him do it online – http://www.chriscakesnorthwest.com) – and the featured program will be useful for anyone involved in home businesses: We’re all sharing some of our favorite (but obscure) computer programs, including some remarkably useful ones we use in our work. The location is SMILE Station, S.E. 13th and Tenino in Sellwood, and the door charge for the evening – including the dinner – is only $10. Vaccination required – and masks needed, except when eating. RSVP requested – you can reserve your spot by e-mailing: Communications@ahboregon.org. For more information about the Association of Home Businesses, go online – http://www.ahboregon.org

Distillery in Brooklyn offers Holiday-themed canned cocktails: The Brooklyn nbeighborhood’s four-year-old small artisanal distillery, “503 Distilling”, announces that it has released “Peppermint La Vida Mocha”, a new limited-run canned cocktail, in time for the Holidays. Based on the brand’s popular “La Vida Mocha” cocktail-in-a-can, this is described as “a festive blend of 503 Rum, cream infused with natural peppermint, cold brew coffee, and chocolate”. For more information on the Inner Southeast distillery, go online – http://www.503distilling.com

Windermere again collects coats and blankets: Windermere real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington again participated in Windermere Real Estate’s annual “Share the Warmth” campaign. Starting November 15, and continuing for a month through Friday, December 17, Windermere brokers collected winter necessities for community members in need. In the Portland area, the donations benefit “Transition Projects”, which among other things operates Multnomah County’s “Willamette Shelter” at Milwaukie Avenue and Mitchell Street in Westmoreland. Particularly needed were new or gently-used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets. In Inner Southeast, the Windermere Real Estate office is on the corner of Bybee Boulevard and S.E. 15th, diagonally across from the Sellwood-Moreland Post Office.


Sellwood artist Elizabeth Ereckson, with one of her prize-winning paintings.
Sellwood artist Elizabeth Ereckson, with one of her prize-winning paintings. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Sellwood artist displays at Sellwood Community House: Elizabeth Ereckson held a show of her paintings at the Sellwood Community House on Saturday, November 20 – sharing the back Studio Gallery there with photographer-watercolorist John Feldhausen, Ereckson's scenic paintings, all of them completed in oils or gouache, includes landscapes in area parks and along the Oregon coast for inspiration. Following her retirement as a real estate agent, Elizabeth has dedicated herself to painting. Her son and his family are all artists as well. Developing an impressionistic style, Elizabeth focuses on plein air pieces, reflecting her love of nature. For more information, she can be reached by e-mail – etenafisa@comcast.net

Sellwood Community House announces grant: The neighborhood-operated nonprofit Sellwood Community House at S.E.15th and Spokane Street announces that it recently was awarded a $32,000 grant from Oregon Community foundation to support enrichment and leadership opportunities for K-8 youth. SCH Recreation Coordinator MacKenzie Torres remarked, “These funds support engaging and enriching programming for K-8 kids, including an after-school cooking program that incorporates art, literacy and STEM components, and a weekly leadership program for middle school-age youth that encourages confident, civically-minded young community members. We look forward to building on this work in our community, and are grateful for the generous support of Oregon Community Foundation.” For more about the Sellwood Community House, go online – http://www.sellwoodcommunityhouse.org

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