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"!

Community Classifieds, want ads


New Seasons Market, Kenny Heggem, community mural, Woodstock neighborhood
The reproduced mural on New Seasons Marketís west wall in Woodstock has symbols representing various aspects of the neighborhood. Activist Kenny Heggem (pictured) was involved in the original mural and its symbology, including the depiction (seen here) of the Greek goddess Athena, representing wisdom and education. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Mural, covered by New Seasons Market, reappears as promised


The new mural on S.E. 45th Avenue in Woodstock, on the west wall of the just-opened New Seasons Market, is an imposing piece of art. Its bold colors tower fifteen feet over the sidewalk, and span fifty-two feet in width.

This mural has been painted to duplicate the one painted on the west wall of Red Fox Vintage. That one has been covered up by the construction of the New Seasons store.

To honor the neighborhood’s desire to keep the design of the old mural, New Seasons hired Dan Cohen of Dan Cohen Creative Labs to do the painting. Cohen used a method that he uses in his job as a mega mural painter.

“I paint giant advertising murals all over the country. I do about one mural a month. We create the pattern using the original image, and paint on top of it. We use a special machine [to create the underlying design] that works like an arc welder.”

The New Seasons mural is a neighborhood mural, not an advertising mural, and Cohen and his assistant Christo Wunderlich used their machine to transfer the original design, and then hand-painted the wall. A few new elements have been added to advance the theme.

How did the original mural design, largely symbolic, come about? THE BEE reported on it at the time, but perhaps a review is in order. Back in 2012 Kenny Heggem, Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) outreach person and neighborhood activist, started the process by forming a WNA mural committee.

After a great deal of outreach and networking, a designer – Mike Lawrence – was located, and he and the Woodstock Mural Committee began brainstorming. “We talked about our fantastic park and its leash-free dog area, Woodstock Elementary’s Mandarin Immersion Program, and our awesome library,” recalls Heggem of the brainstorming session.

Out of the brainstorming came the idea for depicting in the painting three strong aspects of the Woodstock community – commerce, education, and agriculture. Mike Lawrence used symbols to represent the neighborhood specifics in those areas. The new mural includes even more symbols – for example, a fish to represent the Portland Fish Market, and bread to represent Grand Central Bakery.

By standing underneath the colorful mural, many find it interesting and fun to figure out the details that are painted into it:

  • COMMERCE:  A large image of a shopkeeper includes various symbols on a store shelf representing various neighborhood businesses.  Symbols from Greek mythology are also seen on the shopkeeper’s tattoo – a staff entwined with two serpents, the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, representing commerce and negotiation.
  • EDUCATION: This panel features a young female student surrounded by books, representing neighborhood schools, the Woodstock Branch Library, and proximity to Reed College.  The Chinese script translates “A Nice Place To Live”, referring to the neighborhood. It also symbolizes the Woodstock Elementary School Mandarin Immersion Program. The dress and jewelry of the young girl are symbols of the Greek goddess Athena who is the goddess of intelligence, skill, handicrafts, and wisdom, among other traits.
  • AGRICULTURE:  A large depiction of the Greek goddess Demeter, the goddess of grain, agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment symbolizes the love of gardening as well as the Farmers Market in Woodstock. Large Douglas Fir trees, and Woodstock Park with the dog hill, are also represented.

Credits for all who made this new mural (and the original one) possible are listed on its lower left hand corner.

This mural is here to stay, the new store promises; and Heggem and many others say thanks to New Seasons for making it happen.

To see a partial photo of the mural, go to the Woodstock Neighborhood Association website: To see other mammoth murals Dan Cohen has painted, go online to:


Sandy Hubbard, Association of Home Businesses, AHB, ebooks
Sandy Hubbard helps you profitably publish your e-book this month at the monthly AHB meeting in Sellwood; visitors welcome.

At Sellwood AHB meeting: Publish an e-book and get paid for it! Would you like to write a book or create an online course? Do you wonder how you will find enough people to buy your book or course to make it worthwhile? The key is to develop raving fans ahead of time who are hungry for your knowledge. At this month’s Association of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood, learn how to fuel the fire of large groups who are already interested in your topic. Included are the various ways to publish your content, and how to charge for it. The presenter is Sellwood home businessperson Sandy Hubbard, who professionally helps business owners around the world to use e-mail newsletters and targeted social media to increase sales and find new customers. She currently is completing an online class at Stanford University to help clients write and sell e-books and online courses more effectively. In addition to the program, the meeting includes time to meet and network with other home businesspeople, and share a buffet meal. The date this month is Thursday evening, November 19th – at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood, 6-9 pm. Cost for the evening is $10. Visitors welcome! RSVP requested, to plan the size of the meal. For information, or to RSVP, call Eric at 503/232-2326. Go online to learn more about AHB or RSVP:

“Mezza” restaurant sold; now “French Mediterranean”. Viviane Semaan has sold her highly-regarded Lebanese-themed restaurant “Mezza”, and the new owners – Gizella Barbaray and her husband Joris, who will be chef – closed it briefly for a remodel at the start of October, and reopened it with the same name on Saturday, October 10, but adding French-cuisine to the menu. Gizella tells THE BEE, “We have kept many of the favorites from before, including wraps, mezzo platter, and meat grills, as well as many new menu items that have been added in a French Mediterranean theme – with a selection of small plates and dips, salads, and then main courses. These will include two types of steak with sautéed potatoes, fennel and lemon stuffed seabass, Greek rolled lamb. Desserts will be French-based desserts, such as Pot au Chocolat and Pear Belle Helene.” Gizella adds, “Joris comes from La Dordogne in Southern France, and has been working in the restaurant industry for over 15 years in France, Spain, the UK, and now Portland. We moved to Portland in the autumn of 2013, and Joris worked at Sous chef at St Jack until his departure for Mezza.” The hours for lunch and dinner are: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Mezza is on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, two blocks east of 52nd. Online at:

“Green Drop Garage” comes to 28th and Steele. Well-known in the Hawthorne district, the “Green Drop Garage” car repair service announces that it has opened a new location at the northwest corner of Reed College, at S.E. 28th and Steele, offering eco-friendly and customer-friendly expert car repair.

12 x 16 Gallery, 10 years, anniversary show

Sellwood gallery celebrates ten years. The 12x16 Gallery is celebrating its ten years and over 120 guest artists, spanning the spectrum of contemporary art: Photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, poetry, and collage. The gallery opened a decade ago on S.E. Division Street, and later moved to 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5, in Sellwood, where it is today. Since it first opened the gallery has expanded in scope and mission to provide a space that has allowed many young artists their first gallery show, mounted mid and late career retrospectives, posthumous exhibitions and guest-curated group shows. Now it is celebrating those ten years with a two-month exhibition called “12x16galleryTEN”, described as “an exhibition as diverse as this city, its artists, members and patrons”. It runs from November 5 through December 20. The “First Friday” receptions are on November 6 and December 4, 6-9 pm; and the Artists’ Closing Reception takes place on Sunday December 20, 1-5 pm. The gallery’s normal hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon till 5 p.m. Online at:

Portland Homestead Supply hosts “handmade swap” event. Save the date of Friday, November 20, for “Portland Homestead Supply’s Handmade Gift Swap”, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The idea is that you will bring your handmade gift items to trade with crafty neighbors. Any handmade gift items are welcome: Candles, Soaps, Knitted & Sewn items, Preserved Treats, and more. The location of the swap is Portland Homestead Supply, 8012 S.E. 13th Avenue, just north of Spokane Street, in Sellwood. It’s free to participate – BUT, you must REGISTER to attend the swap. Call Portland Homestead Supply at 503/233-8691 to register.

Sellwood RE/MAX office notes anniversaries. The Sellwood branch of the RE/MAX Equity Group real estate office reports that Alexsandra Stewart and Gradine Storms have just celebrated their 10-year anniversaries as Realtors with RE/MAX. “Grady specializes in residential sales throughout the Portland area; Alex heralds a long list of real estate designations, including AHWD, CNE, CRS, GRI, SRES, IRES & Earth Advantage, while also specializing in residential sales in the Portland area,” according to Stephanie Wilde of that office.

Karen V Unger, Alzheimerís
Westmoreland resident and author, Karen V. Unger, MSW, Ed.D.

Westmoreland author studies Alzheimer’s. “Is Alzheimer’s preventable” is the question posed by Dr. Karen Unger, a Westmoreland resident and author of “Brain Health for Life: Beyond Pills, Politics and Popular Diets” from Inkwater Press. The book is a 2015 Gold Medal Winner from the Living Now Book Award, which honor “the year’s best books that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling and productive lives”. Unger says the book was originally conceived in response to a report from an Oregon state mental health agency, which tracked the health status of clients within state programs. She explains that the book is written to help people understand how we got to our current state of health, and to learn what to eat, what to avoid, and how to change our lifestyle to impact our cognitive functioning and keep our brains healthy for life. The book is available at Wallace Book Store, Amazon, Nook, iBook and KOBO. More information is online at:

“Abyssinian Kitchen” opens on S.E. 21st. Kuflom Abbay contacts THE BEE to announce that the new family-owned Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant “Abyssinian Kitchen” opened on September 19th at 2625 S.E. 21st Avenue. Its hours are: Tuesday-Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Monday. For information, call 503/894-8349; or go online to: Zmore nail salon expands to full-service. Zmore Beauty, facing the QFC Market on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, has expanded its services. Zaid Aurich, owner of Zmore Beauty, has expanded into the adjacent space and is now offering more services. Nail, hair, facial, hair removal, and massage services are being offered in one salon. Cindy Lui, new nail tech, offers such services as the new Spa Foot Detox. The first new hair stylist is Shelley Bettey, who previously owned Panache Salon in Sellwood, and worked with Suzi Kennedy at Hair Affair for many years. Shelley is returning to salon work after recieving a lifesaving liver transplant in 2012, and tells THE BEE she hopes to “meet up with old friends and clients in the neighborhood. Please feel free to stop in and take a tour of the new Zmore Beauty Full Service Salon.” 6422 and 6426 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, or phone 503/232-5649 for more information.

Another local author publishes a book. Sherri Bobzien, still a Portland resident, writes THE BEE, “I grew up in Southeast (97206), and I’m introducing myself and my new book, ‘Tuna on Toast, Sister Clotildis, UFOs, and Other Things I Survived: Growing Up in the ’70’s in Portland’.  It’s my story of growing up in a big family (seven kids) with a strict German-American dad, a non-coddling Native American mom, a tormenting big brother, and the meanest nun at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. It’s a humor memoir.” The book is published by Mill City Press in Minneapolis, and is available at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore. “I will be at the Holiday Author Event at the Oregon Historical Society this December, along with dozens of other Oregon authors.”

Want monthly spices? Join the club. The Sellwood Savory Spice shop, across from the library, announces a new monthly service, “Spice Club”, which officially launches November 1. “Spice Club delivers fresh ground spices and handcrafted seasonings once a month right to a club member’s doorstep. It is a natural extension of our store experience,” remarks Portland Savory Spice Owner Jim Brown. “Spice Club members will be introduced to new flavors and unique recipes that will inspire them to think about seasonings in a new light. For every month they are in the club, members will receive one handcrafted seasoning plus one herb or spice, and a recipe featuring the selected seasoning and spice. Club members receive enough of the selected seasoning and spice to make a main dish for at least four people.” Subscription packages range from $49 to $109. Customers can begin ordering Spice Club subscriptions on November 1st online, at:

Tani Narve, Cypress Beauty and Wellness Spa
: Tami Narve, a Life Coach, has joined Cypress Beauty & Wellness Spa in Westmoreland.

New addition to Cypress Beauty & Wellness Spa. Tami Narve, CLC, CHNS, CLYL, a Life Coach practitioner, has joined Cypress Beauty & Wellness Spa on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. She tells THE BEE, “I believe in the power of following your heart to happiness and fulfillment.” Along with providing individual sessions in person, via Skype or phone, Tami offers a variety of Wellness Workshops, and is available for Team Building Sessions. She is currently working to form a Laughter Yoga Club. She urges contact for a free Life Coaching session, or more information: 503/348-9897. She announces a workshop series in November called “Note to Self: I Love You!” It will be on each Tuesday evening from November 10th through December 8th (except Nov. 24), and the hours each day are 6-8:30 p.m., at Cypress Beauty & Wellness, 1616 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Her website is:

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