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Cloud City Ice Cream, Woodstock Stakeholders, murals, mural project, Portland, Oregon
In front of the mural, as it was being painted next to Cloud City Ice Cream, were members of the Woodstock Stakeholders Group, from left: Erin Beauchamp, Red Fox Vintage; Angie Even, a building owner; Elisa Edgington, WNA; Bryan Gilbert, Cloud City; Laurie Flynn, Delta Café; Gene Dieringer, Bi-Mart and Safeway blocks; Kevin Myers, Reed College – and the mural artists, Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Murals to define and brighten Woodstock

By ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF
For THE BEE

Some of the walls on Woodstock businesses – or next to businesses – have reportedly been considered by many neighbors to be drab and uninteresting.

One such wall is the one next to Cloud City Ice Cream, a neighborhood shop facing Woodstock Boulevard on the south side of Safeway, which makes (neighbors say) some of the best ice cream in Portland. Over time, some Cloud City customers and employees have commented that the surrounding exterior walls could use some color.

Now, just in time for Cloud City’s fifth anniversary, it is finally flanked by a colorful new mural.

The movers and shakers behind this brightening of the Woodstock neighborhood are “The Stakeholders”, a group of Woodstock’s commercial building and property owners in partnership with Reed College and the Woodstock Neighborhood Association, and once a committee of the Woodstock Community Business Association.

Some of these Stakeholders have formed a committee whose goal is to help create a “more vital and brighter” village, which is how many Woodstock residents think of their community. They have been meeting and writing grants for six months.

The committee chose two artists to paint three murals – one next to Cloud City; another on Red Fox Vintage’s east wall; and the third on Delta Café’s west wall.

Artists Travis Czekalski and Jon Stommel of “Rather Severe” first rolled the wall next to Cloud City with white paint, and then proceeded to spray paint grey outlines filled with spray-painted vibrant colors. 

Tyler Klein, a Cloud City “ice cream scooper”, gave her opinion of the mural: “It’s gorgeous. This brightens the area, and gives this the feel of a homemade neighborhood space.”

Rachelle Bellinger, another scooping employee was more succinct in her response: “It rocks,” she said emphatically.

The Delta Café and Red Fox murals have since been painted with the same geometric precision as the one next to Cloud City. The painters describe the design process for all three murals: “We drew and colored each of the three mural designs together. The drawing was done on paper, and then scanned into a computer and finally colored digitally.

Of the experience, they say, “The activity of painting is a simple pleasure that never gets old. Being able to inspire people and brighten a wall with color and personality is also very rewarding.”

In addition, the two painters say they like “meeting people in the surrounding neighborhood and having conversations about art with them.” They also enjoy “being able to work outside, and have fun while doing it.”

These artists, Czekalski and Stommel, moved to Portland from Columbus, Ohio, five years ago. They both went to Columbus College of Art and Design, and started collaborating on murals there.  To date they have completed seventy murals together in such locations as Vancouver, Washington; Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; and two other locations here in Portland.

As for Woodstock, the Stakeholders say their “Woodstock Street Art Project is busy identifying more possible locations for all sizes and types of art on Woodstock [Boulevard].”  They say, “Thanks to RACC and Metro for awarding us grants for these murals and to the Woodstock Commercial Building Owners for their donations!”

In recognition of this ongoing Woodstock project, the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA), the longtime sponsor of the neighborhood banners on the utility poles, has elected to phase out the street banners as they get worn and tear, to allow the new murals to serve as the primary distinguishing emblem of the Woodstock neighborhood.

Meantime, to continue the mural project, the Stakeholders Group is looking for partners and locations for more such art projects. Tax-deductible donations may be made to: Woodstock Stakeholder Group, 4410 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. #250, Portland, OR 97206.

And if you would like to see more of the work of the “Rather Severe” duo of Czekalski and Stommel, go online: http://www.rathersevere.com.



GBBA, Greater Brooklyn Business Association, David Weislogel, Portland, Oregon
Former GBBA President David Weislogel addressed those gathered at True Brew Coffee on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue to consider reviving the long-dormant Greater Brooklyn Business Association. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Attempt underway to revive Greater Brooklyn Business Association

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

If you own or manage a business within the Brooklyn or Creston-Kenilworth neighborhoods, you might be interested in joining a reactivated Greater Brooklyn Business Association (GBBA).

The first meeting of the “new” GBBA was held in the 8 a.m. hour on Friday, November 4th, at True Brew Coffee House – 3370 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue – with coffee and pastries provided.

David Weislogel, previous GBBA President, was on hand to pass the torch to a group of neighborhood business owners who are seeking to reactivate the association, which has been on hiatus for some ten years.

The meeting drew attendees from close to two dozen businesses, who are working with Weislogel, and with Heather Hoell from the city-backed “Venture Portland”, to reinvigorate the organization. Organizers commented that with new businesses popping up all over, this seemed a good way to keep in touch with commercial growth and with common neighborhood concerns.

Boundaries for the new GBBA were defined as being from S.E. Steele north to S.E. Brooklyn Streets, and from S.E. Chavez Blvd. (39th Avenue) west to the Willamette River. Weislogel pointed out that that the November 4th meeting was being held to gauge interest and perhaps to renew momentum for the association, which still retains a set of bylaws and a bank account, despite its decade-long slumber.

Businesses represented at the meeting ranged from distillers to dog care proprietors, film to pharmacy, and restaurants to realtors. The enthusiastic crowd was ready to organize a board and steering committee at the next meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, December 2, at 9 a.m., at the “Know Thy Food” co-op, a short distance south of True Brew, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The GBBA was previously an active member of Portland’s Chamber of Commerce, hosting speakers and assisting with education on city issues, giving neighborhood businesses a voice, and helping focus business into the local area. The organization worked on collaborative projects to strengthen the community and the livability of the neighborhood.

The new GBBA, it is promised, would focus on establishing a neighborhood business identity to enhance the needs of the growing population. Hoell observed to those attending the reorganizing meeting, “By working together you can help to steer your future.”

Group leaders who volunteered to help form a Steering Committee included Weislogel, Jesse Layton, Melaney Dittler, Aliza Tuttle, and Jason de Parrie-Turner. Members will help prioritize upcoming events to celebrate and showcase the “vibrant business community”.

“We’d like to hold our meetings at different member businesses, so we can get to know each another,” Weislogel suggested.

More information can be requested by e-mailing: greaterbrooklynba@gmail.com, or visit Facebook, at Greater Brooklyn Business Association.



Ate Oh Ate Restaurant, Hawaiian, Woodstock neighborhood, David Kreifels, Ben Dye, Portland, Oregon
Woodstock has a diversity of restaurants, including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Italian (pizza), North American, Mexican, and now Hawaiian – thanks to the co-owners of “Ate-oh-Ate”, from left: David Kreifels and Ben Dyer. Not pictured is co-owner Jason Owens. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Hawaiian dining comes to Woodstock

By ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF
For THE BEE

Throughout the summer and early fall, windows on the new building at the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 52nd remained papered over, and questions were rife in the neighborhood about what might be going in to that spot, and when it would open.

Finally rumors were confirmed when it was announced over social media that it would be “Ate-oh-Ate Grill”, an Hawaiian restaurant. It opened October 5th to online fanfare.           

David Kreifels, Ben Dyer and Jason Owens began their first Ate-oh-Ate Grill on Burnside and 24th six years ago. They also own Reverend’s BBQ in Sellwood, Simpatica Dining Hall at S.E. 8th and Ash, and the Laurelhurst Market Restaurant and Butcher Shop at N.E. 31st and Burnside.

The three partners promise to provide a quality, enjoyable, and family-friendly restaurant for the Woodstock neighborhood and beyond. Every dish can be ordered in a child’s portion for five dollars. Orders are taken at the counter to simplify and speed up the process, keeping it relatively streamlined. Call-in orders are welcome, to be delivered by Amazon Prime Now (new website at: http://www.primenow.com/restaurants) and by “Delivered Dish”.

Collectively, the trio of partners has 63 years of restaurant experience. And that is not counting their years spent learning the ropes!

“We all [three owners] grew up in kitchens since we were teenagers – prepping, etc. It is important to start at the bottom, because it helps you teach others how to do it,” says co-owner Dyer.

Why the name “Ate-oh-Ate Grill”?  Kreifels says, “The name was recommended by our produce delivery guy at the Laurelhurst Market. He was Hawaiian, and he suggested making it a play on words for ‘808’ – the area code for Hawai’i.”  The inspiration for Hawaiian food came from Dyer, who was raised on Kona.

Kreifels and Dyer say that, for the Woodstock menu, they have chosen eight of the most popular items from the Burnside menu, and will be offering more draft beer and cocktails. For continuity and quality, their head chef, Isaac Sotelo, oversees both locations.

Those favorite menu items?  Kalua pig (pork shoulder, wrapped in banana leaves) and Teriyaki Chicken.  Other popular authentic Hawaiian choices are creamy macaroni salad (made with Best Foods mayonnaise – very popular in Hawaii), and the snack – ever present in Hawai’i, Spam Musubi – which has layers of nori, rice, sesame seed  seaweed, egg and authentic Spam. (You know, there’s pork shoulder in Spam, too.)

The owners are excited about being in the neighborhood. Kreifels grew up in Woodstock, and now lives in Eastmoreland. Dyer lives in the Concordia neighborhood, and Owens in Mt. Tabor. 

The three want to be socially supportive of the community, and have already contributed to the Cleveland High football team; and they are planning to host nights in which a portion of a night’s proceeds go to nonprofits or schools.

Happy Hour will begin in the next few months.

“It is important to be constantly evolving to meet people’s [and neighborhoods’] needs and wants,” concludes Dyer, when asked what makes a successful restaurant.

The “Ate-oh-Ate Grill” hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with Happy Hour 4 to 6 p.m.

Brooklyn House Restaurant, Berlin Inn, Mural, Erika Litzner, Brooklyn neighborhood, Portland, Oregon
A new mural at Brooklyn House Restaurant features organic vegetables. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn House Restaurant installs mural

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

More and more public murals, appearing on the sides of buildings, are being painted throughout Inner Southeast Portland – as THE BEE has been reporting.

One of the newest is at the Brooklyn House Restaurant, at 3131 S.E. 12th Avenue, a block east of Milwaukie Avenue, and a block south of Powell Boulevard. There, owner Erika Litzner oversaw the installation of an eye-catching mural on the south side of the building in October.

The 3 foot by 11 foot work by Kristie Winther, of Marigold Mural Studios, explores a cornucopia of Northwest garden bounty – depicted as being spread across the foothills of Mt. Hood.

Winther’s colorful images invoke many of the organic foods served at the restaurant. Sunflowers and nasturtiums and violets (yes, they’re all edible!) mingle with carrots, grapes, kale, squash, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and other garden produce, in a rainbow of plenty beneath blue skies.

On gray winter days, the mural will be a treat to behold, and will lift the spirit, Litzner believes.

Winther says she enjoyed painting some of her favorite images of the Pacific Northwest. And since the mural is artfully placed within a surrounding frame of live hop vines, it appears to be seen as through a window.



Pace Setter Athletic, Woodstock, Jeff Kline, Guiness World Record
In the front window of his Woodstock store, Jeff Kline has been running every day during November, to raise funds for a team he’s coaching – and, maybe, to set a world record. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock athlete attempts record-setting jog

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE

If it works out as he’s planned it, Jeff Kline, the new owner of PaceSetter Athletic in Woodstock, may qualify to be an official Guinness World’s Record by the end of November.

“I’m trying to establish a record for the most miles run on a treadmill in thirty consecutive days,” Kline told THE BEE as he was about to conclude his first day in the effort on Tuesday, November 1. “Today’s goal was fifteen miles. I want to keep it to 12 hours a day, from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. And yes, I do get a bathroom break!”

He’s been running and doing triathlons “for a very long time”, Klein said, as well as coaching others. “I’m coaching a group of people who are going to represent the United States at the Patagonian Expedition Race in 2018.

“It is an expensive endeavor,” acknowledged Klein, “so we’re trying to raise funds to support the team and get them there.”

To set a Guinness World’s Record, Klein is following the organization’s documentation regimen. “I track everything on my watch; I will submit that through electronic devices that they are monitoring, so this is all officially documented.”

Kline invited folks to stop by Pace Setter Athletic in Woodstock and chat. “I really do like the company!” Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/1500miles




BUSINESS BRIEFS


Classic Thai Cuisine, Tinna Barton, Westmoreland
There’s a new owner, but the same fine specialties on the menu, at Westmoreland’s “Classic Thai Cuisine”.

New owner for Westmoreland “Classic Thai” restaurant:
“Classic Thai Cuisine”, across the street from what formerly was the Meyer Boys and Girls Club in Westmoreland, is now owned by Tinna Barton, who is maintaining the former lunch and dinner hours, and still has the same highly-regarded specialties on the menu. The menu is available online at: http://www.ClassicThaiCuisine.com; the restaurant is still open seven days a week. Tinna advises that catering is now available, featuring her entire menu, plus whatever menu items may be needed for a special event, Thai or not. The restaurant is situated at 7202 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, and the telephone number is 503/236-8116. Tinna adds that she hopes to be involved in neighborhood fundraisers and activities.

Windermere “coat drive” underway through Dec. 16:
The annual “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive, a long-standing charity effort for Windermere offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, began November 7, with the company’s more-than-forty offices serving as donation drop-off sites. Community members are invited to take part in this, and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets. In the Portland area, for the 15th year in row, Windermere has partnered with Transition Projects in this effort. This nonprofit organization, which helps people transition from homelessness to housing, will distribute the coats and blankets to men and women living on the streets of Portland and in local shelters. Until December 16, bring new or gently-used-and-laundered adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets to any Windermere real estate office, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In Inner Southeast, the location to bring them to is 1610 S.E. Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. For further information, call 503/233-7777.

Jody Bothe opens college counseling service:
Jody Bothe has opened the doors on “College Counseling 4 U”, a Sellwood-based service that “connects high school students to college, success, and opportunity.” She has thirty years of experience in guiding students in education, and now she is privately working with students in ninth through twelfth grade – the high school years – with “a holistic and personalized approach. We work with each family and student to determine a list of best-fit colleges and an individualized application strategy. We provide the help you need to navigate the process of acceptance and negotiate through the requirements to put your best foot forward.” Bothe can be reached at 503/679-2777 – or online at: http://www.collegecounseling4U.com. She currently offers a one-hour initial consultation.

Corey Johnson, ReMax, Sellwood, Portland, Oregon
The newest Broker at Sellwood RE/MAX is Corey Johnson.

New broker in Sellwood RE/MAX office:
Stephanie Wilde, Managing Principal Broker at the Sellwood Branch of RE/MAX Equity Group, advises that the office has a new Broker, Corey Johnson. “Corey and his wife moved to Portland three years ago from Colorado, and now reside in the Woodstock neighborhood. When not assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs, Corey can be found on the field coaching soccer.” The office is situated at 7886 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood. 

Local author publishes again; book available at Wallace Books:
The third book by Sellwood-Moreland author Scott Farris, “Inga: Kennedy’s Great Love, Hitler’s Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover’s Prime Suspect”, has been published by Lyons Press, and inscribed copies can be arranged through Wallace Books at 7241 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. “Inga is a remarkable true story about a remarkable woman,” Farris said. “Inga tells the story of Inga Arvad, who was a ballerina, concert pianist, Miss Denmark of 1931, actress, foreign correspondent, explorer and anthropologist, Washington columnist, Hollywood gossip columnist, and MGM screenwriter.” Wallace Books’ owner Julie Wallace says inscribed copies, for yourself or for gifts, can be arranged either by coming by the store at 7241 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, or by calling 503/235-7350.

Fitness instructor relocates in Sellwood:
BEE
reader Marianne Nelson e-mails, “This is worth notice in THE BEE.  Farzin Takvili left Sellwood Snap Fitness, and on October 31st opened his own training studio in the space formerly occupied by the upholstery business on the northeast corner of S.E. 13th and Spokane. He is a great trainer, and deserves local as well as national recognition.”


Nelli Pavlenko, Manolo Walls, Westmoreland, Portland, Oregon
Nelli Pavlenko, owner of Manolo Walls, stands before a selection of the wall coverings she sells at her new location in north Westmoreland. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Wall covering outlet moves to Westmoreland:
Nelli Pavlenko, owner of Manolo Walls wall coverings, moved from S.E. 12th and Gideon Street to 5609 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in the fall of 2016. She plans to hold a Grand Opening Celebration there on January 10, 2017. “We can give you advice on hot new wallpaper trends, as well as classic styles and period-friendly staples,” she says. Manolo Walls is located in the front lobby of Wilcox Printing, with off-street parking available. “We carry wallpaper from local designers to accessorize your walls,” continues Pavlenko. “We have about 200 sample books for customers to look through, and are open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m., or by appointment – call 503/780-3519.” The website is: http://www.manolowalls.com.





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