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Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance, SWBA, annual meeting, mixer, KeyBank
Many of this year’s Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance Board members gathered for a photo, during this year’s Annual Meeting and social mixer at the Sellwood KeyBank branch. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Big turnout at SWBA annual meeting


As they’ve done for years, members of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) gathered for their springtime annual meeting, to which all Sellwood and Westmoreland businesspeople are invited – this year held on the evening of Tuesday, May 17.

“We call it our ‘Meet, Greet, & Eat event’, continuing the tradition of holding a meeting that is primarily a networking opportunity,” smiled SWBA President Emily Pinkstaff, who is also the Community Coordinator for the Sellwood New Seasons Market.

“This helps bring the business community together,” Pinkstaff reflected. “It’s an opportunity for our local business owners and managers to meet one another – but more importantly, to let us know how we can meet their needs as a business association.”

Because all businesses in the area are considered to be part of SWBA, although many of them choose to pay dues and become member-supporters of the organization, all were invited to the gathering.

The promotion was successful; the attendance topped out at some 80 guests, the active throng completely filling the Sellwood KeyBank branch office. Guests dined on a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, sipped wine, and participated in prize drawings.

“By becoming members of SWBA, they can take advantage of our membership activities, like displaying in our booth at the Moreland Farmers Market, and having different ways to get involved in neighborhood events, like at the upcoming second ‘Sunday Parkways’,” Pinkstaff observed.

In all, as many as 40 volunteers helped the SWBA put on the mixer.

Pinkstaff asked that those who brought food and beverages be recognized for providing the banquet:

  • 13 Virtues Brewing Company
  • a Cena Ristorante
  • Iron Horse Mexican Restaurant
  • Westmoreland Dairy Queen
  • Laurelwood S.E. Public House
  • New Seasons Market, Sellwood
  • Papa Haydn’s
  • QFC
  • Reverend’s BBQ
  • Rose City Coffee Company
  • Stickers Asian Café

To learn more about the SWBA, visit their website: (click here, or on the photo at the top of this article, to visit).

Sellwood Middle School, parade
The SMS Marching Band plays, as the parade gets underway. (Photo by David F. Ashton

Students’ march thanks community and fundraises


What started years ago as the “Sellwood Middle School Community Appreciation Day Parade” now has an additional component that volunteers call “Support Sellwood, Celebrate Sellwood” – although the support and celebration evidently is also intended to include Westmoreland, from which much of its student body comes.

On Tuesday morning, May 24, the entire school, led by the famous SMS Marching band, filed out and lined up on S.E. 15th Avenue to begin their trek through the streets of Sellwood and Westmoreland.

“The support of our community, especially our area businesses, really matters, now that our school’s enrollment has increased over the last two years – we now have the largest sixth grade classes in recent history,” remarked SMS parent volunteer Wendy Cogan.

Raising as much as $4,000, the “Support Sellwood, Celebrate Sellwood” campaign promotes businesses who donate – some of them giving a portion of the day’s receipts – to the school’s Foundation, Cogan said.

“100% of the money received goes directly to the Sellwood Middle School Foundation,” Cogan made clear. “The Foundation provides crucial funding for hiring of teaching staff at the middle school. It also underwrites elective classes and reduces all class-sizes, which helps improve quality of education the school offers.”

At about 11:15 a.m. that morning, the parade stepped out, making its way through Sellwood north to S.E. Bybee Boulevard, where the SMS Marimba Band serenaded onlookers in the parking lot of Wilhelm's Portland Memorial in Westmoreland.

The procession then turned back south, proceeding along S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in its return to the campus.

FABA, Foster Area Business Association, annual meeting, mixer
With drink coupons in hand, Venture Portland Business District Organizer & Marketing Coordinator Marina Martinez greets guests at the spring FABA networking mixer. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Foster Area Business Association has mixer at the Mercado


The Portland Mercado was bit busier than usual on Thursday evening, May 12, as members and guests of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) held a quarterly after-hours networking event.

There wasn’t a formal meeting, but about 25 attendees did enjoy complementary appetizers from the carts, got a first look at the new FABA website, and were afforded a first opportunity for discounted area map advertising.

One FABA’s new Board members, Allen Rowand of Gray Dog Digital, explained that his role reflects involvement by two entities: “I came on the Board to become the ‘at-large representative’ between FABA and the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association.

“There are many times when we talk about business issues at the neighborhood association meetings,” explained Rowand. “There are many opportunities for cross-promotional opportunities, so it makes sense for me to be involved in both organizations.”

Membership is still growing, FABA President Matthew Micetic, owner of Red Castle Games, told THE BEE. “In fact, we’ve had a growth rate this year of more than 50% in membership, which is really great. 

“Businesspeople in the area are seeing the value of becoming involved,” Micetic said. “FABA is providing a positive way for both businesses and the community to help improve our area.”

It’s now official that Micetic has also just been elected Vice President of Venture Portland, the nonprofit service organization for all of Portland’s business associations, and their liaison with the City of Portland. Venture Portland Business District Organizer & Marketing Coordinator Marina Martinez was also present at the party.

Micetic used the occasion to announce that July 9 has been set as the date for FABA’s new event, the “Foster Pub Crawl”. “It coincides with the monthly Second Saturday ‘Art Walk’,” Micetic pointed out.

“The idea behind this event is that we’re looking for ways to get people out and explore all we have to offer, along Foster Road,” he said.

For more information, visit FABA’s website:


Zoe Morrison, AHB, Association of Home Businesses
Zoe Morrison is the speaker at the June meeting of the Association of Home Businesses in Sellwood.

Zoe Morrison talks business “bare essentials” at AHB.
Ms. Zoe Morrison, Oregon online guru whose specialties include blogs and podcasts, returns as the speaker at the June meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, meeting in Sellwood. Her topic is “The naked truth: Lady Godiva’s bare essentials for entrepreneurs” – and she promises to flesh out the details! The 6-9 p.m. dinner meeting is on the third Thursday each month, and this month it’s June 16 – 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:   

New “urban winery” opens on Powell Boulevard.
Teutonic Wine Company, a new urban winery and tasting room, has opened at S.E. 20th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The winemaker and co-owner, Barnaby Tuttle, reports that he was the Wine Director at Papa Haydn some years ago. The tasting room serves a gamut of Teutonic’s Alsatian and Mosel-style wines as well as Rainier beer in can. Barnaby and his wife Olga play vinyl records all evening. The winery is also home to “The Wild Hunt”, a converted school bus serving Nordic tavern fare at lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday. Teutonic is also hosting a summer seafood series with guest chefs and winemakers called Seafood Sundays, which began on Sunday, May 29th. These will take place from 1 to 7 p.m., with ample outdoor seating, food and drink. Minors are welcome at these daytime events. On June 12, Seafood Sunday with author Andrea Slonecker and Division Wine Company; on June 19, Crab Boil with Teutonic Wine Company; on June 26: Chicken Fried Razor Clams with Teutonic Wine Company; and on July 3, Smoked Salmon and Pickled Herring with Dag Sundby and Johan Vineyards. This summer series ends September 4.

Blue Kangaroo coffee shop in Sellwood Middle School benefit.
“Buy a Piece of History and Invest in the Future” invites Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters, 7901 S.E. 13th Avenue at Lexington, in Sellwood; this month, in conjunction with Rumpus Events of Sellwood, they are selling pieces of the original Sellwood Bridge, with proceeds benefiting Sellwood Middle School. “We’ll have keepsakes for sale, information about our art contest, and an opportunity to have your name alongside the last remaining piece of bridge railing.”

southeast portland rotary club
Longtime member of Southeast Portland Rotary Joe Amato presented the club’s grant to Amy Warner, the Executive Director of the local MDA organization, at the club’s May 2 meeting. (Photo by Eric Norberg)

Southeast Portland Rotary makes four grants.
As part of its ongoing “small community grants” program, the Southeast Portland Rotary Club on May 2nd presented checks to the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, FIRST Robotics Team 1432 (“The Metal Beavers”), the Rogue Pack student drama program in Sellwood, and the Moreland Presbyterian Church Christmas Dinner program. These and many other community expenditures made by the Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Mondays except during national holidays in the Eastmoreland Golf Club Clubhouse (open to the public), are funded by the annual “Wreath Auction” event on the first Saturday in December – 5 to 9 p.m. – to be held this year for the first time at Oaks Park. The club is online at:

Local Litigator starts “consumer protection” firm.
After seven years as part of the complex litigation practice groups at Lane Powell PC and Foster Pepper/Roberts Kaplan LLP, Matthew S. Kirkpatrick, attorney, announces opening Kirkpatrick Law at 7505 S.E. 18th Avenue in Westmoreland, “to fight illegal conduct by credit bureaus, debt collectors, car dealerships, lenders, insurers, and other irresponsible businesses. The need for more consumer protection is clear.” For more information, visit the Kirkpatrick Law website:, or call 503/901-8739.

June is last month for Fido’s Indoor Dog Park
Fido’s Indoor Dog Park, south of Holgate Boulevard at 4949 S.E. 25th Avenue, is closing on June 26. Owner Josephine Cetta says, “It has been the most difficult decision of my life, but I’ve decided to retire. Last summer I found out I have a brain tumor, and although it’s benign, the tumor will continue to grow, and will eventually require surgery. Due to this, I feel it’s important to make my health a priority. I know it will be disappointing for you and your dogs to have to find other daycare and boarding options, but I want to thank all of you for trusting Fido’s with your dog, and supporting us.”

Ted Shillock, Umpqua Bank, display
On display at Sellwood’s Umpqua Bank branch. (Photo courtesy of Molly Bellman)

Inner Southeast sculptor displays at Sellwood bank.
Local sculptor Ted Shillock is showing and selling his marble sculpture at the Umpqua Bank branch on S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street, across from the Sellwood Branch Library, through the month of June. His exhibition there began in early May.

Anniversary for “LoLo’s Westmoreland Barber Shop”.
Laura Mesplay has been the owner-operator of “LoLo’s Westmoreland Barber Shop” for ten years – and this month she is celebrating that anniversary. She tells THE BEE, “This is the oldest barber shop in the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood; the building was constructed in 1926, and from talking with my customers I believe this shop has been in business for at least 75 years. We continue to run it as a traditional family barber shop. I personally have been cutting hair in Portland for 34 years, and the other barbers in the shop have been cutting hair with me for over a quarter century in three different locations; they are truly my best friends.” The shop with the distinctive barber pole in front is situated between Fat Alberts’ Breakfast Café and the Limelight Restaurant and Lounge, just north of Bybee, at 6674 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. The shop is open every day except Sundays and holidays.

“Art School Studio” gets recognition.
Art School Studio in Woodstock reports that it has received a “PDX Parent” award as “Portland Families’ Favorite Place to Create”, and salutes other local recipients of awards from this source – Cloud City Ice Cream, “Portland Families’ Favorite Dessert Spot”; Piccolina, “Portland Families’ Favorite Place to Buy Gear”; and “Southside Swap & Play”, honorable mention for “Favorite Indoor Play Place”. All are part of the Woodstock business community. Art School Studio, which is located at 5239 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard #6, on the Our Lady of Sorrows campus, is a locally owned and operated artist studio in Southeast Portland offering children’s art education classes, camps, and workshops, and has opened registration for its summer camp program for kids age 6 and up. For information, go online: – or call 503/232-1280.

Father and son exhibit at Sellwood gallery.
In June, Robert Schlegel & Rob Schlegel, artist father and poet son, share the exhibit at Roll-Up Photo Studio and Gallery in Sellwood. The exhibition began with a first-Friday reception featuring both, and a reading by Rob Schlegel. The exhibition runs June 3 through 30, and is free and open to the public, at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street. Regular Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5.

Alex Roy, John L Scott Real Estate, teacher, Red Cross classes
Woodstock real estate agent Alex Roy teaches a class in disaster preparedness on behalf of the Red Cross.

Woodstock real estate agent teaches Red Cross classes.
The John L. Scott real estate office in Woodstock informs THE BEE that one of its agents, Alex Roy, has been a Red Cross volunteer for many years, with one of his main activities being to conduct seminars and workshops on disaster preparedness, such as earthquake, fire, and so forth. Presumably anyone seeking such a class locally should contact him personally at 503/233-4592.

Preschoolers display over a hundred paintings in Foster-Powell.
From June 4 to June 30, three locations in the Foster-Powell neighborhood will display over 100 pieces of art created by infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who attend Wild Lilac Child Development Community. Holgate Library (7905 S.E. Holgate Boulevard) will exhibit 104 canvases on the tops of the bookshelves in its children’s section, while Pieper Café (6504 S.E. Foster Road) will showcase three giant collaborative works of art on its walls. Wild Lilac’s own garden (3829 S.E. 74th) will feature a brand new 40-foot community mural, as well.

Southside Swap & Play offers summer special.
Southside Swap & Play Indoor Playspace, in classroom space at Our Lady of Sorrows, S.E. 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard, announces that a “new member special” will be in effect through the end of July, by which the $30 initiation fee will be waived. This indoor playspace also offers a useful-goods exchange and a family education center, and has over 3,000 square feet of indoor play space. There are art classes, music classes, infant massage, and a Miracles of Nature breastfeeding support group. The facility also offers weekly family yoga, family Nia, and Stroller Stride classes. All classes are open to the public, but member families receive significant discounts on all campus offerings. For more information, go online:

Two local artists on display at 12x16 Gallery.

In June, Beate Scheller, who works on a lithography stone and etches metal plates, and collage-based painter Ronald Bunch, will be showing their new work at the 12x16 Gallery in June through the 26th at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue #5, in Sellwood. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, noon till 5 pm. Call 503/432-3513, or go online:

Three new agents in Woodstock real estate office.
Alex Roy, Trisha Highland, and Claudia Smith have just joined the John L. Scott Woodstock real estate office on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 42nd Avenue, upon earning their respective Oregon real estate licenses.

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