Community Features

The "Events and Activities" for the month are beneath these featured stories!


Farmhouse Antiques, Love Art Gallery
These two buildings, at the northeast corner of 13th and Spokane Streets in Sellwood, appear headed for demolition. The one on the left, built in 1926, was recently Farmhouse Antiques; the one on the right, dating to 1908, was originally a residence before rezoning to commercial use sometime after the 1950’s. The “Love Art! Gallery” closed in early August after five years in the house. (Photo by Eileen G. Fitzsimons)

SOUTHEAST HISTORY
Two historic buildings face uncertain future

By EILEEN G. FITZSIMONS
for THE BEE

A long-standing small home and a commercial building on S.E. 13th Avenue may be slated for replacement in the near future.

The two structures, at the northeast corner of S.E. Spokane and 13th Streets, most recently housed the “Love Art! Gallery” and “Farmhouse Antiques”. At press time, rumors about a possible buyer and redeveloper remain just that. According to on-line public records, the two lots were owned by Gary Scrutton. Apparently Mr. Scrutton was in the process of selling the property when he died earlier this year. 

According to Terry Ward, the realtor whose name is on the prominent For Sale sign on the Farmhouse Antiques building, the property is tangled in a chain of probate and escrow activity, which will not be clarified until mid-September.

As both the family and realtor await settlement of the estate and the fate of the two – now empty – buildings, it seems an opportune time to review the history of the corner, where commercial, residential, and cultural activities have occurred for more than a century.

The corner is within the original Sellwood plat: In legal terms, lots 10 and 11 of Block 54. The lots are standard, 50x100 feet in size, with 50 feet of frontage on Thirteenth, extending 100 feet to the east, parallel with Spokane Street. 

The former Farmhouse Antiques building was constructed of hollow concrete block in 1926 and was originally divided into three separate spaces. It was built by barber Frank Lowe, who operated a shop on the opposite side of 13th for several years. Two barbers, the Wiebe brothers, took up one small space. A second, larger area was the site of the Sellwood Café. Within two years, the café was replaced by a dry cleaners operated by Mary Reichman. Perhaps due to the poor economy after 1929, Mr. Lowe was unable to keep the three storefronts rented; at least one space was vacant on into the 1940’s.

Mr. Lowe’s building replaced an earlier wood-frame one-story shop, which in 1907 was a meat market. Behind the market, which opened directly onto the street (as does today the Grand Central Bakery) was a smaller structure made of terra cotta tile, which a fellow historian speculates might have been a smoke house.

Next to the meat market were several small businesses, including a bicycle repair shop and a boot and shoemaker. In 1907 the owner of the meat market, Carl Mordhorst, built the small house on the corner of 13th and Spokane, and lived there with either his sister Bertha, or with his wife of the same name. 

Between 1910 and 1912 Mr. Mordhorst expanded his business into a storefront on S.E. 17th Avenue, but after that he concentrated on the 13th Avenue site until 1918. Carl and whichever Bertha it was remained in their house until 1931, when they moved to northeast Portland – where Carl ran the Oregon Market at 23rd and Alberta Streets. After their departure, through World War II, the house was occupied by a series of renters. At some point it shifted from use as a residence into a commercial space. Bertha died in 1954; Carl in 1957.

A third building was squeezed onto the back of the two lots, perpendicular to the storefronts, opening onto Spokane Street. It was this two-story wooden building that on the ground floor housed Killbuck’s carpentry and cabinet shop, while the second floor was used by two fraternal lodges. Until 1916 the Sellwood Masonic Lodge No. 131 met in that space on the second and fourth Fridays of the month; on Tuesday evenings it was used by the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows), City View Lodge No. 201. Later this organization moved into the second floor space of a former cigar factory, still standing, at the northeast corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino (across from SMILE Station).

In 1929 the Masons built a grand new lodge on Milwaukie Avenue, opposite today’s Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club. The Killbuck cabinet shop is long gone, and today that space provides a sliver of off-street parking behind the old Mordhorst home.

It is curious that the Mordhorsts built their home as late as 1907 on what was already the busiest commercial street in Sellwood. By that time the streetcar line had been running down 13th Avenue for fifteen years. The house is small – less than 1,000 square feet – but it is set on a very high foundation. 

With the exception of an unusual curved bay window facing Spokane, the house is similar to many other Sellwood houses of the period, with a gable roof, double hung windows, horizontal board siding, and inside, probably two small bedrooms.

Sometime this fall the fate of the Mordhorst house and former antique shop should become known, and a follow-up story in THE BEE will be forthcoming.



Sundae in the Park
Their ice cream sundaes, served to them at “Sundae in the Park” in Sellwood Park on August 3rd, delight Lila Ginocchio and Naomi Margolis.

35th annual “Sundae in the Park” draws big crowds

By DAVID F. ASHTON
for THE BEE

It was as if everyone in the neighborhood had been simultaneously notified – commanding them to appear in upper Sellwood Park, on S.E. 7th Avenue, at noon on Sunday, August 3.

“It was quiet here when we were setting up this morning,” reflected Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) neighborhood association President Gail Hoffnagle. “But, when 12 o’clock noon came around and our annual ‘Sundae in the Park’ celebration began, hundreds of people just appeared. It’s one of our fastest startups ever!”

And, it didn’t take long for a line to form for the “two-scoops-with-toppings” 75-cent sundaes (up a quarter from previous years). “In addition to our wonderful volunteers from the Southeast Portland Rotary Club serving lots of ice cream, we have great kids’ crafts provided by a number of organizations in Sellwood and Westmoreland,” Hoffnagle pointed out.

Early in the day, magical and psychic entertainer Hart Keene kept the crowd in stitches with creative presentations that evoked laughter, gasps of surprise, and many rounds of applause. Then, music filled the air as four successive bands played different genres of music until nearly 6 pm. Then the day completed with more live music and a movie from Portland Parks and Recreation. 

“The Movie in the Park at dusk, ‘Back to the Future’, was sponsored by the Sellwood-Westmoreland Business Alliance,” Hoffnagle told THE BEE. “We really appreciate their support.”

Hoffnagle also commended the event’s tireless Chair, Nancy Walsh, who had left the park briefly to retrieve additional five-gallon tubs of the Umpqua Dairy ice cream. “We also thank committee members Dana Beck and Eric Norberg. Altogether, about fifty volunteers have come together to make this another great event.”

In addition to kids’ fun and games, many nonprofit organizations and public safety representatives set up displays nearby. “This serves as Sellwood’s National Night Out party – but it’s during the day,” commented Hoffnagle. “But I’m quite certain, because this is our 35th annual ‘Sundae in the Park’, that we were doing this long before National Night Out was thought of. 

It’s always had the same goal as National Night Out parties, though, she added: “It is important for people in our neighborhood to come together and enjoy an afternoon and get to know each other. And, it’s our Neighborhood Association’s way of giving back to our community.”

Again this year, the ice cream sundae sales were a fundraiser for “The Meals on Wheels People Thelma Skelton Center” on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

“Raising funds is important to our center,” explained Thelma Skelton Center Manager Colette Livermore. “But, just as important, it gets us out into the community, to bring awareness of our program.”

Meals on Wheels is always in need of volunteer drivers, kitchen helpers, steering committee members, as well as “eyes and ears in the community” to help them identify seniors who need their services, Livermore said. “Call me at 503/953-8209, or via e-mail: Colette.Livermore@mealsonwheelspeople.org.”

As evening fell, Portland Parks and Recreation brought in The River City Band, rocking two sets of classic music, and set up for a Movie in the Park presentation of science fiction comedy classic, “Back to the Future”. And, to cap off the day of record attendance, there were an estimated 800 to 1,000 people in front of the big outdoor screen for the movie under the stars – the best turnout yet, by far, for the day-ending film.

Planning has already begun for the 36th annual Sundae in the Park on the first Sunday afternoon in August next year. You might want to save the date.



Moreland Farmers Market
University of Portland senior and market intern Rio Marquez-Hammitt shows off the “Name the Chicken” suggestion box, along with Market Manager Adam Seidman. The chicken to be named is the one on their shirts. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Chicken-naming progesses at Moreland Farmers Market

By DAVID F. ASHTON
for THE BEE

More than one person going to the Moreland Farmers Market has been befuddled by their “Name the Chicken” promotion. “I don’t see any chickens pecking around here!”

Market Manager Adam Seidman is quick to explain, “This isn’t a physical chicken; we’re talking about the chicken mascot in our market’s logo! For eight years of having this logo and our chicken has been nameless – until now.”

With so many people coming to their market, they’d already collected many creative name suggestions, Seidman reported.

“This season's been great so far,” Seidman told THE BEE. “It's our strongest attendance market in the past five years. Good weather helps, but definitely neighbors come and support the market. We are hearing directly from our customers that they like having us here.”

According to their records, an average of about 1,350 people attend the Moreland Farmers Market each week on Wednesday afternoons.

“Some of the weekend markets might have more traffic,” Seidman acknowledged. “But, based on the anonymous sales data we get from our vendors, we have more buyers and fewer ‘lookers’ here, with a higher level of per-customer sales. This is how we can retain this many top-quality vendors.”

Visitors browse among 30 to 35 vendors a week offering fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits, prepared foods, and hot cooked meals. “We are blessed to have so many quality vendors, including ‘Gathering Together Farm’ from Philomath – one of the best organic produce providers.”

And, having a kids’ craft tent brings out neighbors too, as does the every-other-week live music. “Our goal is to be the best midweek market you can find,” Seidman smiled. “It looks like we’re doing something right, and the community continues to support us.”

Moreland Farmers Market
Every Wednesday 3-7 p.m.
S.E. Bybee & 14th Avenue
www.morelandfarmersmarket.org


Woodstock Farmers Market
Market Manager Emily Murnen spends a moment with Mark Bassik of Flying Onion Farm in Oregon City. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Produce is the star at Woodstock Farmers Market

By DAVID F. ASHTON
for THE BEE

On any Sunday morning, the KeyBank parking lot is filled with activity as the Woodstock Farmers Market continues this summer. Such was the case when THE BEE visited on August 3.

“It's the middle of our season, and we’re at the height of the produce season,” said Market Manager Emily Murnen. “All of the vendors’ stalls are laden with wonderful fresh veggies and fruits.”

Now in its fourth year, the Woodstock Sunday marketplace is filled with about 35 vendors each week which provide a wide variety of fresh, prepared, and freshly-cooked foods for the approximately 2,000 shoppers who stop by each week.

“What shoppers are telling is that they really like being able to talk to the food people who are growing, producing, or preparing the food available here,” Murnen said. “They’re able to ask questions and learn from our vendors, who they find really care about their products. That’s because the shoppers say they care about what foods they are putting in their bodies.

“And it is a community thing; as they have the chance to talk with neighbors and friends they’ve met here over the years,” Murnen continued. “And there are a lot of families who come for the kids’ activities and the music. There are so many things to come for – all put together, it makes a wonderful market.”

Having a wide variety of vendors is also a draw, she said. “In terms of stall-space allocation, we have about a third of them being used by fruit and produce vendors, a quarter for prepared foods, and the remainder for hot foods and other products.” 

Market visitors from afar tell Murnen they’re surprised at the vibrancy of this young farmers market. “Just a few minutes ago, someone said they were surprised that this is just our fourth season. It seems like we've been open for so much longer, because the community has embraced it so well, as have the vendors.”

Woodstock Farmers Market
4600 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard
Every Sunday, June 1 – October 26
10 am until 2 pm
www.woodstockmarketpdx.com



SELLWOOD CENTER JOINS THE PARTY 

The National Night Out community-building and crime-fighting neighborhood event takes place on or around the first Tuesday evening of August each year, and this year it included Home Forward’s low-income apartment building, the Sellwood Center, at S.E. 17th and Tenino. Residents, their family members, and neighbors gathered for a barbecue between 2:30 and 5:30 pm (shown).  The fire department visited; and residents had a chance to sign Home Forward’s four-point “community compact” to build community. (Photo by Wubet Mulat)


National Night Out, Sellwood Center, Home Forward
Holy Family Catholic Church, Father Rodel de Mesa
For Holy Family Catholic Church’s Father Rodel de Mesa, it’s about connecting spiritually – or with a fun game of basketball. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

New priest welcomed by Holy Family congregation

By DAVID F. ASHTON
for THE BEE

The 700-family congregation of Holy Family Catholic Church in Eastmoreland has a new spiritual leader: Father Rodel de Mesa. 

“Formerly, we were called Reverend, but as priests in our church, we are called Father, a title given to priests because we are the spiritual ‘Father of His flock’,” Fr. Rodel explained to THE BEE. “The official title is ‘Pastoral Administrator’, which is a functional description of the duties of the position.”

Originally from the Philippines, Fr. Rodel came to the United States about six years ago. “I had three years of studies at Mount Angel seminary, with the Benedictine monks. Then, I had one year internship in a parish in Northeast Portland.”

After his ordination, he was assigned as Pastoral Administrator in a small parish on the Oregon coast which included the cities of Bandon and Port Orford. “After two years of my ministry there, they assigned me here to Holy Family parish. I’m excited to be here.”

Fr. Rodel remarked that he had considered a career in computer software or becoming an engineer, but when he was 12 years old, he entered the seminary, primarily for the sake of having a good education. “In the Philippines we have high school seminaries: kind of like an exclusive school for boys. Even though I came there for a good education – and I'll also say sports, because I love playing basketball – I started to think more about entering the ministry.

“As I came into my theology, at the end of my college experience,” Fr. Rodel told THE BEE, “I felt the sense of happiness, in the sense of comfort with serving the people of my church. The priesthood, for me, is having the opportunity to accept the responsibility for my church family, and in my society, as well as in the community.”

As he joined the Holy Family congregation on the first of July, Fr. Rodel he wondered how he’d be accepted. “Coming into a new parish, one wonders about the unspoken questions – such as ‘Who is this new priest?  My, isn’t he kind of young? Is he originally from another country?’”

But, as soon as he met the church members, those questions vanished, he said.

“I could feel the warmth of this church community from the moment I came in. I think we can make a lot of great things happen if we all walk together in faith.”

About the Holy Family Catholic School, he commented, “The school is thriving, so I don't think we need to change anything. Its major strength is the synergy of the church and the school working together; we are one Holy Family, in more ways than one. 

“This relationship between the parish and the school – and as between the parents and the children – it’s all about building relationships for me,” Fr. Rodel observed. “Those relationships extend to the church, the parishioners, the school, the parents, and the children.”

He is looking forward to meeting with folks in the area, Fr. Rodel said. “It's all about relationships for me. We are a family here. I grew up in a culture where ‘family’ is extended to any visitor that comes into your house.  In this case, I am in charge of God’s House here. Just come, and meet the people in our faith community.

“This community is about people gathering together to worship our Lord Jesus Christ.  That faith is extended to everything that we do – even when we’re playing basketball in the gym!”

It's not just about coming to Mass every Sunday, Fr. Rodel commented. “Whether you’re Catholic, Protestant, of any religion, or secular, let’s look for common areas of thought where we can come together.”



Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes, Ardenwald, concerts
The band, Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes, assembles to play at Ardenwald Park. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Sweet (and free) summer music fills Ardenwald Park

By DAVID F. ASHTON
for THE BEE 

Again this August, the Ardenwald Park Gazebo provided the stage on which four musical groups – one each week – serenaded residents and their friends, beginning August 1. 

“We’re starting early this evening, as we also celebrate today National Night Out, with public safety information,” explained Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association Chair Jeff Davis. 

“The great thing about our concert series is that it serves as an annual gathering of all the neighbors,” Davis said. “Not a lot of people attend our monthly neighborhood association meetings; but a lot of people come to our concerts!” 

Cheery greetings, handshakes, and hugs made it clear that some folks coming to the concert hadn’t seen each other since the last concert season. Their children looked around the park and climbed on the play structures. 

Chair Davis – known for his family’s famous cemetery set each Hallowe’en – said he relies on help from their sound engineer to find new and appropriate acts. “Based on his recommendations, we select the bands. We try not to repeat bands, and present a wide range of musical styles.”

This year’s lineup of weekly Thursday night concerts included blues band Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes; Celtic folk group Whispering Roses; acoustic folk group Ian McFeron; and the folk/rock band Lincoln’s Beard.

Smiling as he looked over the crowd that had gathered, Davis stepped up to the microphone, introduced the band, and on went the show.



               
 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES


SEPTEMBER 2
“Homeschool Book Party” at the Sellwood Library. Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related crafts. A special free gathering just for you, this afternoon, 1-2 pm, at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th.  

SEPTEMBER 3
“Back to School” theme at Moreland Farmers Market.
Celebrating Back to School at the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market this afternoon, there will be live music, arts and crafts for the kids, and lots of goodies to sample. Also visit the Info Booth to get your first entry into the September monthly raffle (no purchase required, win up to $50). The Moreland Farmers Market runs from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday afternoon during the season, located at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th
Avenue, on the parking lot of Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial.

SEPTEMBER 6
Annual Reed Neighborhood Picnic at noon. This year’s Reed Neighborhood Association Picnic starts at noon today in what is known unofficially as “Cody Park”, S.E. 34th at Raymond Street. BBQ, games, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go online: http://www.facebook.com/ReedNeighborhood – or e-mail: marisha.childs@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 7
Brooklyn “Ice Cream Social” today.
The 12th annual Brooklyn neighborhood “Ice Cream Social”, presented by the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association, is 1-4 pm at Brooklyn Park on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue south of Powell. Music by the Yamhillbillies, and Ice Cream Bars for 25 cents! Everyone welcome.

For kids and families: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival!
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Harvest Moon Festival), one of the oldest and best-loved holidays in many parts of Asia, today from 3 to 4:30 pm at the Woodstock Library. It’s free! Join with friends and family to hear stories of the festival, participate in fun craft activities, watch traditional live performances, and feast on mooncakes! The library is situated on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.

SEPTEMBER 14
Westmoreland Food Drive for FISH Emergency Services.
Moreland Presbyterian Church is hosting a week-long neighborhood Food Drive to benefit FISH Emergency Services, starting this morning. Especially needed are canned foods such as vegetables, fruits, soups, chili, and tuna; and packaged foods such as peanut butter, cereal, rice, and pasta. Food donations can be dropped off at the church this morning or on the morning of September 21 – or Monday through Thursday of this week, from 9 to 4. Moreland Presbyterian Church is located at 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Call 503/234-8404, or go online to:
http://www.morelandpresbyterian.com.

All Saints’ annual Ice Cream Social. At noon today, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, presents its annual free Ice Cream Social. “We will be making Ice cream sundaes, and enjoying each others’ company. Also registering for the new Sunday School year. We use the Montessori-based Godly Play format.” Open to all.

SEPTEMBER 16

“Pageturners” book group meeting for adults. For today’s Woodstock meeting of the Pageturners Book Group, read “The King of Lies” by John Hart. Then engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free. Tonight, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. 49th at Woodstock Boulevard.

SEPTEMBER 17
Harvest Festival today at Moreland Farmers Market. The nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market celebrates the autumnal equinox and the start of fall this afternoon with apple and pear treats, live music, arts and crafts for the kids, and games. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your fall and winter gardening questions. The Moreland Farmers Market runs from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday afternoon during the season, located at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, on the parking lot of Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial. Online at: http://www.morelandfarmersmarket.org

SEPTEMBER 18
Breakfast Forum this morning studies judicial system.
The monthly “Breakfast Forum”, created and moderated by Woodstock resident Ann B. Clarkson, today at its September meeting will include a discussion by David Tyer of “ideas for change in our judicial system at the highest level”. The meeting is 7:30-8:30 am this morning in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Library, 5441 S.E. Belmont. The Breakfast Forum is an informal group whose members meet monthly to learn about and discuss political issues in respectful ways. Members choose both topics and speakers. No registration required. Free. For information call 503/774-9621.


SEPTEMBER 20
Second annual all-comers Eastmoreland-Reed College Dog Show. This afternoon at 2 pm, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association and Reed College invite dog owners from the Inner Southeast area to bring their pooches to this special party, on the Reed College campus “Quad” near the new Performing Arts building. No cost to enter or watch the show, but T-shirts will be on sale in adult and children’s sizes for $10 each to help cover expenses (buy three, get the fourth one free). Dogs can be entered in six categories: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Owner-Dog Look-Alike, and 3 more. To enter the show: Simply stop by the Reed campus Quad at noon today to get your lanyard and number. T-shirts are half-price ($5.00) to competitors and will be available the day of the show in the Quad. To order a T-shirt (“we deliver!”) or for more information, e-mail: kimberlyoregon@gmail.com.

For families and kids: Make your own Treasure Map. Whether or not you are a pirate, it's always good to remember where you hide your treasure. Make a special map using a variety of techniques and materials. Alter the paper to make it look old – then use pens, watercolor, and crayon resist, painted papers, stamps, and fasteners to build secret flaps, and more. No two maps are alike. When you are done, roll up your map and tie it securely! A free activity today, noon till 2 at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th
.

Introduction to the NCI Charrette System for the Woodstock neighborhood. This free lecture, 2-3:30 pm at the Woodstock Library, will explain the charrette – a multiple-day collaborative design process – that will be used to benefit the Woodstock neighborhood in October. The presentation will cover the pre-charrette and charrette process that will engage the entire Woodstock community in the creation of a vision for the central Woodstock area. Case studies will explain how the charrette process works, and how people will be involved before and during the charrette. Free, but registration required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5234. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.
 

SEPTEMBER 26
“Girl Be Heard” show tonight in Sellwood. “Girl Be Heard”, based in New York City, performs tonight at 7:30 pm at the Sellwood Playhouse, 901 S.E. Spokane Street. Sponsored by the nonprofit Well Arts Institute, which uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women, addresses such issues as bullying, homelessness, mental health, body image, self-esteem, race, and identity. Tickets are $20 at the door, with a $3 discount for seniors and students. Online at: http://www.wellarts.org – or call 503/459-4500.

SEPTEMBER 27
New featured exhibit at OMSI opens: “Animation”. Starting today in the Featured Hall at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, step into the exciting and visually rich world of animation. From concept to finished product, visitors explore the science behind storyboarding, character design, voice acting, sound effects, and video editing, while larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit – which was created by the staff at OMSI, in cooperation with the Cartoon Network. OMSI is on S.E. Water Avenue, on the east bank of the Willamette River, just north of the Ross Island Bridge. Look for the big red tower.

“Light Painting” class for teens at Sellwood Library. At this special free class for teens in grades 6 to 12, from noon to 1:30 pm today, wear dark clothing and use a light source like a flash light or a bright phone and start painting! Paint your name or a message, using light as your brush. Capture a photograph of your own light paint image to take home and share. It’s super fun and easy, and you’ll learn simple techniques you can do at home. At the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th.

OCTOBER 4
Annual “Blessing of Animals” in Woodstock.
This afternoon at 2 pm, everyone is invited to bring their pets for blessing, in the spirit of St. Francis, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 40th at S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Free. For information, call 503/777-3829, or go online to http://www.allsaintspdx.org.

Annual induction ceremony for Oregon Music Hall of Fame, at the Aladdin. The concert and auction associated with this year’s inductions into the (nonprofit) Oregon Music Hall of Fame occurs at 7 pm tonight at the Aladdin Theater, a half block south of Powell Boulevard on S.E. 13th in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Featured artists will include Nu Shooz, Tracy Grammer, and the infamous Dr. Demento, who was known as Barry Hansen when he was a Reed College undergraduate. Funds raised are used for charitable purposes. For details, or to buy tickets, go online to: http://www.omhof.org.



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Charles Schulz's "PEANUTS" comic strip daily!

Portland area freeway and highway traffic cameras

Portland Police

Metro

Latest Portland region radar weather map

Portland Public Schools

Multnomah County's official SELLWOOD BRIDGE website

Click here for the official correct time!

Click here to draw a map of anywhere in the United States!

Oaks Amusement Park

Association of Home Business (meets in Sellwood)

Local, established, unaffiliated leads and referrals group for businesspeople; some categories open

Weekly updates on area road and bridge construction

Translate text into another language

Look up a ZIP code to any U.S. address anywhere

Free on-line PC virus checkup

Free antivirus program for PC's; download (and regularly update it!!) by clicking here

Computer virus and worm information, and removal tools

PC acting odd, redirecting your home page, calling up pages you didn't want--but you can't find a virus? You may have SPYWARE on your computer; especially if you go to game or music sites. Click here to download the FREE LavaSoft AdAware program, and run it regularly!

What AdAware doesn't catch, Spybot may! PC's--particularly those used for music downloads and online game playing--MUST download these free programs and run them often, to avoid major spyware problems with your computer!

Check for Internet hoaxes, scams, etc.

Here's more on the latest scams!


ADOBE ACROBAT is one of the most useful Internet document reading tools. Download it here, free; save to your computer, click to open, and forget about it!

Encyclopedia Britannica online

Newspapers around the world

Stain removal directions

Convert almost any unit of measure to almost any other

Research properties in the City of Portland

Free marketing ideas for businesspeople from a Southeast Portland expert

Local source for high-quality Shaklee nutritionals

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Local News websites:
The news TODAY

Local News Daily.com

KATU, Channel 2 (Digital/HDTV broadcast channel 43)

KOIN, Channel 6 (Digital/HDTV broadcast channel 40)

KGW, Channel 8 (Digital/HDTV broadcast channel 8)

KPTV, Channel 12 (Digital/HDTV broadcast channel 12)

KPDX, Channel 49 (Digital/HDTV broadcast channel 30)

KPAM 860 News Radio




Your neighborhood online!

SMILE -- The Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League  and  its blog

"THE NEIGHBOR", the official monthly newsletter of SMILE, The Sellwood Moreland Improvement League, appears on page 3 of THE BEE each month. For the very latest version of this newsletter, click here!

Woodstock Neighborhood Association website

Woodstock Business Assn. business directory

Southeast Portland Rotary Club website

Sellwood-Westmoreland Business Alliance website

Eastmoreland neighborhood website

Brooklyn Action Corps Neighborhood Association

Alternate Brooklyn Action Corps website

Reed Neighbors

Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association  and  its blog

From SMILE and Portland Parks: Historic Oaks Pioneer Church--available for weddings and events in Sellwood


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