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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.

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!


Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, Woodstock, Portland, Oregon
The new Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom is officially open at 4336 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Long-awaited brewpub opens on Woodstock Boulevard

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

For months the windows have been papered over, and there were only whispers about what business might be moving in. In July the paper came down, the name went up, and shortly afterward the doors were open.

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, founded in Hood River in 2007, has expanded its presence to Portland – at 4336 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, at 44th.

Owner/Brewmaster Matt Swihart tells THE BEE, “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a full lineup of our experimental brews and new draft cocktails to Portland. We offer casual indoor dining for 130, with about 30 spaces outdoors on the sidewalk, weather permitting.”

Double Mountain's mission, as Swihart articulates it, is “to make great beer for craft beer fans”. They use pure glacial water and regionally grown hops in their Hood River brew house, he says, to create specialty and year-round beers.

The Woodstock site, opened at the end of July, offers beer on tap and in bottles, with beer to-go in bottles, growlers, and kegs. The business employs 40, with a menu that features “New Haven style pizza”, sandwiches, and salads.

In the former site of Mickey Finn’s Restaurant, and most recently the Kilt Irish Pub, Double Mountain has large sliding glass windows along the sidewalk that are opened during warm days. The interior features a new artisan pizza oven, a remodeled kitchen and a dining area expansion – plus a custom bar, built by local craftsman David Swann, along with two lounge areas, and chalkboard art. Families with children are welcome in the restaurant section until 9 p.m. every day. 

Ann Sanderson, current President of the Woodstock Community Business Association, says, “We're thrilled that Double Mountain chose to set up in our area. We’ve been hoping for a great brewpub for years, but getting them is like winning the lottery. Their Hood River location has been a travelers’ destination for some time, and we hope that this site will become one, too.”

For more information, call 503/206-5495, or go online to: http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com.  They’re open daily, starting at 11 a.m.



Portland Fish Market, Woodstock Boulevard, fish and chips window
Peeking out of the new Fish ’n Chips window at the Portland Fish Market are, left to right: Ben Berkowitz, Brandi Shirley, and Agnes Berkowitz. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Woodstock fish market celebrates anniversary, prepares retail window

By ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF
For THE BEE

The Portland Fish Market, at S.E. 44th and Woodstock Boulevard, in the space formerly occupied by Radio Shack, celebrated its second anniversary on August 15th.

Agnes Berkowitz, co-owner, tells THE BEE their fish is fresh every day. “Mike Shirley – husband of Brandi, one of our employees, and the owner of Ilwaco Landing – is at the coast full-time, and sends fish back with his family members every day.”

As of late September, in addition to purchasing fish over the counter, customers should be able to buy fish and chips through a new retail window, on the southwest side of the building facing Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom.

“Cod and halibut will be our standards [for fish and chips],” reports Agnes Berkowitz, “and other kinds will be ‘by season’.”

During the shop’s first two years, salmon has been the number-one seller she says. Also popular are the “tropical”. Big eye tuna is one of the favorites, especially for people who have recently vacationed in Hawai’i and return with a yen for some of the fish they ate there.

Preparations are being made, and city permitting is underway, for the fish and chips window.  There will be outside seating, too, as well as take-out. The window is there already, and is expected to open in late September, as soon as all permitting has concluded.



Big Truck Day, Green Drop Garage, Reed Neighborhood, Security Signs
Jeff Buono holds Tessa, while exploring the Security Signs truck at the “Big Truck Day” festivities in the Reed neighborhood. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Reed neighborhood auto shop hosts “Big Truck Day”

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE

The co-owner of “Green Drop Garage”, Farhad Ghafarzade, freely admitted that the “Big Truck Day” event held on July 31 was a marketing tactic to attract attention to their automotive garage, just northwest of the Reed College campus.

But, the kids of all ages who came to look at, and climb on, the big rigs parked in the lot were broadly smiling as much as they would at a community carnival.

“We thought a good way of doing that, for the shop, was to engage the community and provide a fun event for the community,” Ghafarzade told THE BEE

From nearby, the Security Sign Company brought in their largest “cherry picker” truck. They didn’t give rides, but parents and kids clambered up and on the massive vehicle.

Honking the horn of a shiny white rig from Heiberg Garbage & Recycling – another local company – provided giggles for many visitors. 

The crowning attraction, Portland Fire & Rescue’s Westmoreland Engine 20, pulled in for a visit, after a fire run.

The company’s marketing coordinator, Donna Maleki, who came up with the idea, said she was both surprised and pleased at the turnout. “Yes, it’s about getting people to know about us, but the real idea is to provide a fun thing.”




BUSINESS BRIEFS


Bill Jones, Portland State University, Association of Home Businesses
Professor Bill Jones, of the Portland State University “Capstone Program”, is the AHB speaker in Sellwood on September 15.

Assn. of Home Businesses hears about free business assistance.
Bill Jones, a home businessperson himself as well as a professor in the “capstone program” at PSU which gives free assistance to small businesses as part of a student graduation project, will be the speaker at the Association of Home Businesses in September – and others in the small business community may want to hear more about this also. The topic: “How we can assist home-based and small businesses with business consulting services. All services are free of charge.” The 6-9 p.m. informal dinner meeting is always on the third Thursday each month, and this month it’s September 15 – 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; please 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 

“Fairlane Coffee” opens in Westmoreland.
Sellwood resident Tom Erickson of Animal Traffic and the Annex shoe store has opened Fairlane Coffee at 6647 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, featuring coffee from local roasters Water Avenue Coffee, as well as baked goods from Southeast Portland’s Lauretta Jean’s. Tea is from of Sellwood’s Tea Chai Tse, and he points out that the art displayed in the new coffee shop is also local – from artists Deb Zsori of Fabias Grange, and James Reeb. Fairlane Coffee is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Of the location, Erickson says, “I wanted to open a place in the neighborhood where everyone would feel welcome: professionals who want a good coffee for their morning commute, families looking to enjoy the outdoor patio seating, and creatives who want a place to work with ample outlets and free WiFi.” In keeping with the classic car theme, the café will host Classic Car Sundays, when “customers who ride their classic car or moto to the shop, and tag photos with @fairlanecoffeepdx on Instagram, can get a 12 oz. drip coffee for just $1.”


Rusted Rooster
The food at the September 15 local-author event at Sellwood’s Rusted Rooster Antiques will feature recipes from author Caroline Miller.

“Rusted Rooster” presents mystery-authors event.
Kathy Gustafson, proprietor of Sellwood’s Rusted Rooster antique shop, 7836 S.E. 13th Avenue, has teamed up with four local writers to present an evening of art, antiques, and light snacks, inspired by the popular cookbooks of guest Maggie Stuckey. The date is Thursday, September 15, 6-8 p.m. Space is limited; seating will be on a first come, first served basis. On hand to read from their books will be Susan Stoner, Leigh Goodison, Caroline Miller, and Maggie Stuckey. Stoner’s new book, “The Mangle”, is her sixth Sage Adair historical mystery. Leigh Goodison will read from the second of her mystery thrillers in the St. Augustus Chronicles series: “Limboland”, a medical thriller that begins with a puzzle and takes psychiatrist Rand Morrissey on a desperate hunt to save the lives of two threatened sisters. Caroline Miller will introduce her fourth novel, “Ballet Noir” – a paranormal romance. The fourth local writer, Maggie Stuckey, has published several cookbooks. Guests at the event will be invited to sample some of her favorite hospitality recipes. “To keep the evening festive, fare will be served on vintage china from the store,” Gustafson says. “All Rusted Rooster inventory will be available at a 10% discount for that one evening.” For more information, call 503/206-7102.

“Know Thy Food” grocery co-op reopens in Brooklyn.
Originally a food buying club in the kitchen of its founder, this Brooklyn boutique grocery business moved from the kitchen to the garage, and five years ago to a brick and mortar shop in the Brooklyn neighborhood – where it became a market, a café, and an online food-buying club. The business recently transitioned to a cooperative management structure, located at 3434 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn, under the name “Know Thy Food” grocery. The business reports “hundreds of members across Portland, offering “delicious café food and drinks, nutrient-dense produce, frozen meats, and other groceries direct from local farmers and producers. Our members buy in family-sized quantities at bulk prices through our collective buying power. That’s pretty awesome.” You don’t have to be a member to eat, shop, or attend events at the co-op. The business can be reached by phone at 503/206-5766; it’s online at – http://www.knowthyfood.coop.

Sellwood UPS Store celebrates anniversary.
August marked the first anniversary of the new ownership of the Sellwood UPS Store, on S.E. Tacoma Street just east of 13th. It was just a year ago that Joel Fields turned over the keys of his successful office services business to Nabil and Afshan Ahmad, who tell THE BEE, “We are very thankful to the Sellwood-Westmoreland community for welcoming us with open arms and warm smiles, and for the reviewers on Yelp and Google who have helped raise our ratings. The community’s support has helped us continue to provide excellent customer service at a fair price at the store, and allowed us to assist the local community in return with fulfilling their printing needs for the local schools, religious institutes, and SMILE projects, to name a few. We also provide packing and shipping services, which a lot of customers use to send gifts and packages to their loved ones throughout the year. Passport photos and Notary services are also available.” The couple reports both their offspring are attending OSU. The address of the store is 1327 S.E. Tacoma, and it’s open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


12x16 Gallery, Sellwood
Char Fitzpatrick’s “The Cherry Tree”, in charcoal and pastel, is one of the works on display at “12x16 Gallery” in Sellwood this month.

Two Portland artists exhibit at Sellwood gallery.
Manda Beckett and Char Fitzpatrick will be exhibiting their work at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood in September. Beckett is showing a group of monotypes inspired by the letter-poems of Northwest poet Richard Hugo. Beckett calls them “accompaniments”, rather than illustrations, as they attempt to create an equivalent experience in abstract visual terms of color and texture. Fitzpatrick has been playing a game of chess or Chinese checkers with her exhibited drawings. Randomly applied marks over the surfaces of the paper gradually suggested “moves” to Fitzpatrick. As the pieces piled up and packed the “game board”, the resulting “pictures” looked like clumps of blocky objects as well as flat patterns. These spontaneous works are full of energy. Fitzpatrick hopes to tease these effects out of Nature in her next paintings. She teaches both watercolor and acrylic painting at the Multnomah Arts Center. The First Friday Reception is set for September 2, 6-9 p.m., and the Artists’ Reception is on Sunday September 11, 2-4 p.m. The gallery is situated at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, #5, and is open Thursday through Sunday, noon till 5 p.m. call 503/432-3513; online at: http://www.12x16gallery.com.

Acupuncture practice moves.
Brooke Meadows, L.Ac., advises, “I recently moved my business, Vetiver Acupuncture & Wellness, from Cypress Wellness on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland to Sellwood – and I am now in my own storefront at 8317 S.E. 13th (the former Justin & Burks antique shop). Vetiver Acupuncture will also include massage in the near future. I’m having an open house the 24th of September from 2-5 pm, and everyone is welcome. We will hold a raffle at the open house, with fantastic gifts from around town.” The business hours will be Tuesday through Saturday. Call 503/709-3935; the website is: http://www.vetiveracupuncture.com.  

“Oodles 4 Kids” celebrates fourth year on S.E. 13th.
On Saturday, September 17th, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the “Oodles 4 Kids” toy store plans a fourth-anniversary celebration, featuring bubbling science, whimsical art, whipped cream pies in the face, goofy puppets, ice cream, birthday cake, prizes for friends, family, and neighbors of all ages. The address is 7727 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood, The store’s telephone number is 503/719-7670.

Anniversary reported by Woodstock Chiropractor.
Dr. John Helton tells THE BEE that he has just celebrated his 35th year as a Chiropractor in Woodstock, and he adds that he has just been certified in “Chiropractic Instrument Adjusting” at the Impulse Adjusting System Seminar held in Portland. “Chiropractic Instrument Adjusting is a chiropractic technique that incorporates the use of a hand-held Impulse Adjusting Instrument” to apply treatment. Dr. Helton, who has the Healing Hands practice at 4615 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, can be reached at 503/771-1974. His website is: http://www.chiropractichealinghands.com

“Relish Gastropub” in September charity effort.
Westmoreland’s “Relish Gastropub” announces that during the month of September, it will support the Louisiana Flood victims by donating a portion of its proceeds to the Salvation Army directed to that purpose. The Salvation Army is assisting with disaster relief resources such as canteens (mobile feeding units), clean-up, hygiene kits and sending support personnel to the affected areas. “Relish” is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch, at 6637 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland; telephone 503/208-3442; online at: http://www.relishgastropub.com.





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