FROM THE EDITOR

FROM THE EDITOR

Reviewing the origins and spirit of Thanksgiving seems especially appropriate this year

Preliminary Eastmoreland 'Historic District' boundaries divulged

Preliminary Eastmoreland 'Historic District' boundaries divulged

An idea to stall redevelopment in Eastmoreland turns even more contentious

City's OMSI-area homeless camp plans quashed

City's OMSI-area homeless camp plans quashed

The much ballyhooed and debated permanent homeless camp near OMSI? Won't happen.

Motorists constantly making illegal turns onto Tacoma Street

Motorists constantly making illegal turns onto Tacoma Street

The intersection was designed to discourage cut-through traffic; so far it seems to be having the...

Winter weather forecasts revealed at OMSI

Winter weather forecasts revealed at OMSI

It could be a little colder and snowier in town this winter, but no guarantees

Three SE food cart pods vandalized, plundered

Three SE food cart pods vandalized, plundered

Food carts are being hit by burglars in wide areas of the city

Long Johnson Creek Boulevard standoff ends peacefully

Long Johnson Creek Boulevard standoff ends peacefully

A disturbed man led to a four-hour shutdown of busy Johnson Creek Boulevard

Sellwood radio personality and family help Ugandan orphans

Sellwood radio personality and family help Ugandan orphans

An informal outreach has developed in Sellwood to help orphans half a world away

Historic Sellwood Bridge railing segment graces SMILE Station

Historic Sellwood Bridge railing segment graces SMILE Station

One remaining piece of the old Sellwood Bridge has been placed on permanent public display


SE Portland's Latest News

DAVID F. ASHTON - Personal items and medical supplies remained in the eastbound lanes of S.E. Powell Boulevard, after what was described as an unprovoked drive-by shooting.
December 01, 2016

Powell drive-by shooting injures pedestrian

by David F. Ashton
A disturbing incident in Inner Southeast -- but not a fatal one
DAVID F. ASHTON - Although PBOT eventually removed the street closure barriers, neighbors who travel near S.E. Sellwood Boulevard at 7th Avenue, near Sellwood Park, still wonder about safety of the street.
December 01, 2016

October deluges crumble Oaks Bottom Bluff

by David F. Ashton
Erosion causes concern along the ridge above Oaks Bottom in two places
December 01, 2016

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Here's what your fellow readers had to say this month...


DAVID F. ASHTON - After a car smashed into a guardrail at S.E. 52nd and Harney Drive, passersby stayed with the victim until the arrival of emergency first responders.
December 01, 2016

Elderly woman survives crash into Harney St. guardrail

by David F. Ashton
The woman driving the car may have experienced a medical episode
DAVID F. ASHTON - NASA Astronaut Dr. Mike Barratt, MD, says he hadnt dreamt as a kid of becoming an astronaut, but he certainly enjoyed being one.
November 26, 2016

Astronaut returns 'home' - to OMSI

by David F. Ashton
Now back from space, this astronaut grew up at OMSI
DAVID F. ASHTON - Introducing the evenings session was PCC Structurals General Manager, Aaron Johnson.
November 26, 2016

Air monitoring 'up in the air', at Precision Castparts

by David F. Ashton
Things don't appear to be too bad around Precision Castparts, but nearby residents are still uncertain about emissions
COURTESY OF DAN OFLAHERTY - Downtown, through the bridge arch
November 26, 2016

Sellwood Bridge in perspective

by THE BEE
A new view of a new bridge -- thanks to a reader
DAVID F. ASHTON - The damage to his car was minimal, but the driver was nonetheless taken by ambulance to a hospital for evaluation.
November 26, 2016

'Drugged driver' crashes into a tree on 82nd Avenue

by David F. Ashton
Motoring off the road and into a tree attracts the attention of law enforcement
RITA A. LEONARD - Paul Rager, left, father of the late Danny Rager, stands with blood donor Scott Tracy, a fellow Sacred Heart parishioner.
November 26, 2016

Rager memorial blood drive again held in Brooklyn

by Rita A. Leonard
A memorial by church parishoners that helps save lives each year
DAVID F. ASHTON - In a downpour, a Portland Police officer escorts the arrested driver toward a patrol car.
November 26, 2016

Drunk driver crashes in the rain, in Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
He certainly appeared to be meeting the definition of 'impaired'

Don't miss the local news

COURTESY OF MARC WALKER - A firefighter surveys the damaged pickup, under the fallen tree in Eastmoreland. Some powerlines were brought down in the incident as well.
Nov 26, 2016

Eastmoreland tree collapses on truck; driver unhurt

by THE BEE
Sometimes trees fall in Southeast even when there is no wind...
DAVID F. ASHTON - Jill Torberson
Nov 26, 2016

Inner Southeast artists shine during 'Open Studios'

by David F. Ashton
The annual foot tour of Southeast spotlights the creative working among us
Theres a  new owner, but the same fine specialties on the menu, at Westmoreland's 'Classic Thai Cuisine'.
Nov 26, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Business news and items from around the Inner Southeast neighborhoods
DAVID F. ASHTON - Special piping connects furnaces in Bullseye Glass Company factory to its new highly-efficient air filtering equipment.
Nov 26, 2016

OHA, DEQ: Air toxic levels drop near Bullseye Glass

by David F. Ashton
The latest installed filters seem to be doing the job for Southeast Portland's art glass manufacturer
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
Nov 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON WELLS - Longtime Gresham resident Julie Sunderland decided to spend the day after the election tooling around town with the word 'United' taped in the back of her SUV.
Nov 09, 2016

Mourn? Cheer? Most seek unity after contentious presidential…

by Pamplin Media Group
'We had three people (Trump, Obama and Hillary Clinton) coming together. Good or bad, this is how democracy works.'
DAVID F. ASHTON - An Oregon DEQ worker checks on one of the air monitor devices at the new S.E. Harney Drive at 52nd monitoring station up the hill from the Precision Castparts facility.
Oct 28, 2016

Data revealed from new Precision Castparts air monitors

by David F. Ashton
Two things are clear: There are some emissions; and though they are very low, the state benchmarks are even lower
DAVID F. ASHTON - Self-appointed 'crossing guards' delighted in stopping vehicles on S.E. 27th, in front of the Mayor's empty house, for no apparent reason. By this time, as the photo makes evident, the skies had opened and rain came down in buckets.
Oct 28, 2016

Protesters tire of City Hall; encamp in Eastmoreland

by David F. Ashton
Protesters' karma was not good that day; the weather turned terrible, and the Mayor was out of town
DAVID F. ASHTON - Pushed to higher ground by neighbors, the flooded vehicles will need work in the shop before theyre running again, after they stalled in deep water on S.E. 28th Avenue at Martins Street in Eastmoreland.
Oct 28, 2016

October storms soak and batter Inner Southeast

by David F. Ashton
It may not have been an epochal storm, but it was a pretty big one
DAVID F. ASHTON - Workers seal the remaining parts of the new Sellwood Bridge concrete deck.
Oct 28, 2016

New Sellwood Bridge: Sealed above, restored below

by David F. Ashton
The end of the long bridge project is in sight