45 trees felled along McLoughlin

45 trees felled along McLoughlin

Many days in the month of March, traffic on northbound S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard (Oregon Highway...

Blow-torch Bandit busted

Blow-torch Bandit busted

32-year-old Mark George Fischer probably won’t go down in the Portland Police Bureau (PPB)...

Westmoreland Park work sinks Milk Carton Boat Races

Westmoreland Park work sinks Milk Carton Boat Races

TO RETURN IN 2015 With few dry days this winter, the completion date for the Crystal Springs...

TriMet pitches bus cuts for Brooklyn, Sellwood, Westmoreland

TriMet pitches bus cuts for Brooklyn, Sellwood, Westmoreland

By the time the formal meeting got underway on February 25th at Brooklyn’s Sacred Heart...

Princess Callie Krevanko to represent Cleveland Warriors

Princess Callie Krevanko to represent Cleveland Warriors

2014 ROSE FESTIVAL After school on March 14, the Cleveland High School (CHS) Auditorium filled...

Franklin's Rose Fest Princess introduced at lively assembly

Franklin's Rose Fest Princess introduced at lively assembly

2014 ROSE FESTIVAL During a special all-school assembly on March 17th, Franklin High School (FHS)...

Illegal Hash oil cooking sets SE home ablaze

Illegal Hash oil cooking sets SE home ablaze

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by: PMG - Bridge Deer in Sellwood
April 04, 2014

Deer at the bridge

by THE BEE
BEE reader Jeff Rutz took this photo – showing four deer grazing on the hillside above Highway 43, at the west end of the Sellwood Bridge construction – at about 6 pm on Tuesday, March 11. The…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - With St. Agatha Catholic School kids holding aloft the banner, the 16th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade makes its way through Sellwood.
April 04, 2014

St. Agatha scores a sunny St. Patty's Day

by David F. Ashton
As the Sellwood-Westmoreland 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade at St. Agatha Catholic School started, on March 15, event organizers couldn’t help believe they were blessed with…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - With the Bent 6 piers now in place, workers prepare to pour the cross beam.
April 04, 2014

Sellwood Bridge update: Plugging leaky caissons

by David F. Ashton
High water from winter runoff and heavy rain has created challenging conditions at the Sellwood Bridge project during the past few weeks. Out at the end of east work bridge, near the center of…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Brooklyn Boy Scout Cristiano Coleman holds design plans for two cedar picnic tables to install at a new public pocket park on the curve where S.E. 13th connects with Bybee Boulevard.
April 04, 2014

'Oaks Bottom Overlook' pocket park planned in Westmoreland

by Rita A. Leonard
The Oaks Bottom Overlook project, developed by SMILE, the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood association and supported by a number of local partners, has begun developing a new public greenspace…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Paramedics stabilize the victims head and spine, moments after the accident took place.
April 04, 2014

Woman on Flavel survives being hit by a truck

by David F. Ashton
People who told THE BEE that they saw the collision between a truck and a pedestrian about 5:45 pm on Thursday afternoon, March 20, didn’t agree about what happened. But, they did concur that…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - OMSI Food Science Educator Hayley Mauck shows how dissimilar salts burn with different colors.
April 04, 2014

Food and science mix, at OMSI

by David F. Ashton
SCIENCE SUPPER CLUB The new hot ticket dining event in Portland isn’t a trendy west-side restaurant. No, it’s “Food Luminary Dinners” – monthly food-and-science events that take place in the…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Fire & Rescue Truck 11 paramedics tend to a motorcycle rider, down in the road after sliding nearly a block along the hard pavement of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses.
April 04, 2014

Turn-lane-riding cyclist clips car at Lambert

by David F. Ashton
As rush hour was winding down on Friday, March 7, S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses was congested with traffic. “It all happened in an instant,” exclaimed the driver of a four-door Volvo, as he gazed…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Working in lift-truck buckets high above S.E. 17th Avenue, workers begin to install the catenary system that will power the MAX Orange Line light rail trains.
April 04, 2014

Inner Southeast MAX line now 75% complete

by David F. Ashton
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project hit another milestone in March, officials said, when construction passed 75% completion. Along S.E. Mcloughlin Boulevard near the Tacoma Street…
by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 54-year-old Nonie Ann Enyeart was arrested in the dual hit-and-run on Powell Boulevard.
April 04, 2014

Driver hits two on Powell - and flees

by David F. Ashton
Two elderly women were struck down by a minivan as they crossed S.E. Powell Boulevard at 80th Avenue at 1:40 pm on Wednesday afternoon, March 12. Witnesses told police the impact of that…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Police Central Precinct Cadet Mitchell Chung, Central Precinct Sgt. Willie Halliburton, and East Precinct Cadet Isabelle Beaver, dump bundles of documents into a roll cart for shredding.
April 04, 2014

Cops and Postal Inspectors team up for SE 'Shred Day'

by David F. Ashton
In observance of National Consumer Protection Week, members of the United States Postal Inspection Service and members of the Portland Police Bureau sponsored a document-shredding event at the…

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by: RITA A. LEONARD - Lee Kamrass, Brooklyn Community Garden Coordinator, displays preliminary design for the proposed Community Orchard alongside the new Inner Southeast light rail line.
Apr 04, 2014

Brooklyn plans community orchard near MAX line

by Rita A. Leonard
An Orchard Planning meeting held March 10th in the Brooklyn neighborhood drew at least two dozen interested neighbors and professionals. Brooklyn Community Garden (BCG) Coordinator Lee Kamrass…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - It was soon back to business as usual at Peoples Food Co-op Market on S.E. 21st Avenue, after a man was rescued from inside a cardboard recycling truck compactor at the store.
Apr 04, 2014

Sleeping man injured by compactor in recycling truck

by David F. Ashton
The operator of a commercial cardboard recycling truck was shocked to hear somebody screaming inside the vehicle’s crusher at 8:15 am on March 14, in front of the People’s Food Co-Op market on…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Facilitator Karina Ruiz shows the difference between distributed and departmental teacher planning areas.
Apr 04, 2014

Franklin High 'Design Workshop' uncovers concerns about school's…

by David F. Ashton
Facilitators were probably pleased to see so many parents, students, teacher, and community members piling in to the Franklin High Schematic Design Workshop held at “TaborSpace” on S.E. Division…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Firefighters remove overhaul from the burned room - thats debris that could contain embers sufficient to reignite the fire.
Apr 04, 2014

Brentwood-Darlington house fire quickly extinguished

by David F. Ashton
A fire broke out in the bedroom of a small Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood home just after midnight on Thursday, March 13. 9-1-1 Center dispatchers relayed information, informing firefighters…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - A deep shaft is dug into the intersection of S.E. Knapp Street at 37th Avenue, as workers install new sewer pipes.
Apr 04, 2014

Woodstock and Eastmoreland getting new sewers

by David F. Ashton
Traveling through southern residential areas of the Woodstock neighborhood, and eastern sections of Eastmoreland, can be challenging these days. Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians face…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - After the award presentation, civilian Scott Adams proudly shows off to reporters his award from the Portland Police Bureau for stopping a bank robber on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses.
Apr 04, 2014

Cops and civilians honored for bravery and compassion

by David F. Ashton
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) honored their own, and some civilians as well, at an awards ceremony held at David Douglas High School on January 23. Three of the presentations focused on…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - In the Brooklyn neighborhood, students at Winterhaven School are studying permaculture, with a Native Plant Garden at the north side of the school.
Apr 04, 2014

At Winterhaven School, part of the curriculum is outside the…

by Rita A. Leonard
Once known as Brooklyn Elementary School, Winterhaven K-8 School is a magnet school, focusing on “math, science, technology, and community volunteerism”, drawing from around the Portland Public…
by: MARK HANSET - Southeast Portland Rotary presented a $5,000 grant to local nonprofit Raphael House at its February 24th meeting at Eastmoreland Golf Clubs clubhouse. Shown, at the presentation, from left, are Joel Fields, club Treasurer; David Tate, club President; Kathy Stromvig, past club President; Amanda Grebner of Raphael House; and Joe Amato, veteran club member and past President, who headed the club committee responsible for making the grant.
Apr 04, 2014

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Southeast Portland Rotary makes grant. For the second year, from the proceeds of its successful annual “Wreath Sale and Auction” in Woodstock, the Southeast Portland Rotary Club has elected to…
Apr 04, 2014

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
On the precipice with Windows XP For those of us who have been using computers running Windows XP for much or all of the past 13 years, April 8th is the end of the line, as far as Microsoft, its…
Apr 04, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Fundraising in pajamas Editor, On Sunday, February 23, kids and adults put on their favorite pajamas and hopped over to Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters and Cloud Cap Games for the Second Annual…