Petitioned special Eastmoreland meeting ends calmly

Petitioned special Eastmoreland meeting ends calmly

Called by a petition of fourteen neighbors, as allowed by the Eastmoreland Neighborhood...

Hollywood comes to Eastmoreland to make a movie

Hollywood comes to Eastmoreland to make a movie

A row of trucks, with crews unloading equipment and supplies, lined S.E. 32nd Avenue, south of...

Car sent flying, after getting caught in truck on McLoughlin

Car sent flying, after getting caught in truck on McLoughlin

A most unusual two-vehicle accident occurred minutes past 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, on...

'Bridge Pedal' brings thousands across Sellwood Bridge

'Bridge Pedal' brings thousands across Sellwood Bridge

In this, the 21st year of the “Providence Bridge Pedal”, the bicycle riders who signed...

Wallace Books' armed robbery suspect caught, jailed

Wallace Books' armed robbery suspect caught, jailed

Westmoreland is known as a family-friendly, walkable neighborhood – not as a hotbed of crime. So,...

Bybee Boulevard culvert replacement snarls traffic

Bybee Boulevard culvert replacement snarls traffic

SALMON WILL LOVE IT, WE'RE TOLD Although the project was announced in THE BEE two issues ago,...


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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Judges try some of the 40 beers for the third-annual Sustainable Water Challenge/Pure Water Brew competition held on Saturday morning at Raccoon Lodge on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. All the brewers had one ingredient in common: purified wastewater from Clean Water Services' Durham treatment facility in Tigard.
September 10, 2016

From sewage to brewage

by Shannon O. Wells
Beer competition winners show potential of purified Westside wastewater - When asked if those participating in a competition for beer made with purified Tigard wastewater see off-color humor in…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Just a few of the hundred people who attended this SMILE Station forum - here, looking at exhibits set up outside the building.
September 02, 2016

Higher-density housing alternative pitched at SMILE

by David F. Ashton
On a pleasant Saturday morning, the SMILE Station was filled to beyond standing-room-only when the 10:00 a.m. meeting hosted by “United Neighborhoods for Reform” to discuss the City of…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The police tape marks the area of the fatal crash investigation.
September 02, 2016

Bike rider hit and killed by delivery truck at SE 82nd

by David F. Ashton
On a quiet Saturday morning, a collision between an appliance truck and a bicyclist shut down the intersection of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses at Flavel Street at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, until…


DAVID F. ASHTON - After requiring a minor repair, the Oaks Amusement Parks Rock-O-Plane is again thrilling young and old.
September 02, 2016

Oaks Park amusement ride has rare malfunction; no injuries

by David F. Ashton
Those aboard a vintage Oaks Amusement Park carnival ride – commonly known as the “Rock-O-Plane” – got an extended ride, when the brake cable failed on the weekend of August 13. This solid ride,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After running from the scene, the suspect ducked into Putters Bar and Grill - leaving a shoe behind when she ducked back out.
September 02, 2016

One-shoed DUII driver arrested on Woodstock Blvd

by David F. Ashton
Some neighbors who saw the dark blue four-door Jeep SUV careening through the streets of the Woodstock and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods late on July 27 said they thought it was being driven by…
COURTESY OF CLEVELAND-SELLWOOD YOUTH BASEBALL - The Cleveland-Sellwood Giants show off the state tournament bracket after their victory in the JBO Junior Federal State Tournament in Sherwood.
September 02, 2016

Local youth team wins state baseball championship

by Steve Brandon
The Cleveland-Sellwood Youth Baseball’s Junior Federal team won the Junior Baseball Organization State Championship in Sherwood in late July. It was the first JBO title for a Cleveland-Sellwood…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Carefully digging around the nicked gas pipe, the NW Natural Gas crew begins making the permanent repair.
September 02, 2016

Creston-Kenilworth gas line break sealed

by David F. Ashton
Escaping natural gas from a broken pipe brought Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) firefighters to a residence at 3424 S.E. Tibbetts Street at 3:06 p.m., on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 10. “It…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This TriMet bus shelter was all but destroyed by an impaired driver, but two pedestrians waiting near it on S.E. 41st managed to escape serious injury - and, we see, the Benson Bubbler drinking fountain nearby appears to have just missed the mayhem.
September 02, 2016

Woodstock bus stop 'explodes' after being hit by impaired driver

by David F. Ashton
Two pedestrians standing near the intersection of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 41st Avenue narrowly escaped serious injury in a late afternoon crash on August 20. In a single-car accident, an old…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Former students from the ACE Academy, who designed and constructed the benches that grace the new Sellwood Bridges belvederes, stand with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury.
September 02, 2016

Belvedere benches finally installed on new Sellwood Bridge

by David F. Ashton
It was a momentous afternoon for the students – who’d been working on a project for the new Sellwood Bridge since 2013 – when the first of the bridge’s new curved wood-and-steel belvedere…
ERIC NORBERG - Witnesses say the SUV rolled over after clipping the Jeep, which had been parked on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.
September 02, 2016

SUV clips parked car and rolls, on SE Milwaukie

by David F. Ashton
While most Westmoreland residents were getting ready to start their week, at about 6:15 a.m. on Monday, August 1, a two-vehicle smashup blocked traffic on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue just north of…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - The owner of the charred Honda makes a call, while a police officer and firefighter stand by with her burned car.
Sep 01, 2016

Car fire disrupts McLoughlin Boulevard traffic

by David F. Ashton
At the end of morning rush hour on Tuesday, August 2, northbound traffic on S.E. McLaughlin Boulevard slowed, when flames began leaping from under the hood of a maroon four-door Honda sedan.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Can you imagine the explaining Sellwoods Henrik Bothe had to do at Airport Security, when they examined his luggage - on his trip to Kenya, to perform for refugees?
Sep 02, 2016

Local entertainer clowns for refugees in Africa

by David F. Ashton
Now that he’s become a United States citizen (as recently reported in THE BEE), Danish physical comedy performer and Sellwood resident Henrik Bothe is leaving the country. “I’ve been very busy…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Entertaining as the duo Thorleif & Colescott, Sellwood resident Colescott Rubin, left, and Icelandic music student Thorleif Davidsson perform at the Lents International Farmers Market.
Sep 02, 2016

Sellwood music scholar plays Portland gigs

by David F. Ashton
If you recall that BEE story, one of the youths who found a bomb in Oaks Bottom a year ago – and brought it home to Sellwood – turns out to be a music scholar. Now a student at the Berklee…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police and firefighter/paramedics converge on the intersection where, once again, a car has smashed into and climbed a particular homeowners retaining wall.
Sep 02, 2016

Another car 'climbs' Holgate retaining wall

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors – and the homeowner on the northeast corner of S.E. 72nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard – wonder why the retaining wall above the sidewalk seems to have an almost-magnetic attraction for…
Sep 02, 2016

New coloring book recalls historic Oaks Park

by David F. Ashton
At several neighborhood fairs in east Portland this summer, author Judie Quinlin Bunch was meeting folks, and showing her coloring storybook called “Clara Bell goes for a Ride”. Back in 1947,…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 47-year-old Renne Leonard Carter will face multiple charges, when he again appears in court.
Sep 02, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington hit-and-run suspect captured"arriving at…

by David F. Ashton
After neighbors reported a man and woman fighting in and outside the Meadow Park East Apartments, at 17125 S.E. Powell Boulevard just after 4 p.m. on July 30, East Precinct officers were called…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After checking a yard in Brentwood-Darlington for the fleeing suspect, this officer returns to his vehicle.
Sep 02, 2016

Southeast traffic stop turns into manhunt

by David F. Ashton
As many such incidents begin, a Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officer stopped the driver of a truck on S.E. Flavel Street at SE 71st Avenue for a driving infraction – just before…
Professor Bill Jones, of the Portland State University Capstone Program, is the AHB speaker in Sellwood on September 15.
Sep 02, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
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…
Sep 02, 2016

The power of rumors - and of needless worry

by Eric Norberg
FROM THE EDITOR The phone rang, and the caller – who identified herself by name – asked somewhat accusingly just why THE BEE was ignoring the “current Sellwood crime wave”. “What crime wave?” we…
COURTESY OF PATRICK PHILPOTT - This collision in Westmoreland on Saturday afternoon, August 13, took out a wheel on both vehicles, making them undriveable and congesting traffic for a time on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.
Sep 02, 2016

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Crashes rising because of bridge closures? Editor, I came across an overturned vehicle on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue down by Claybourne Street [in Westmoreland] not long ago. Now, today, August 13,…