Boat burns on Willamette at Waverly Marina

Boat burns on Willamette at Waverly Marina

On the east bank of the Willamette River, several boat owners were either maintaining them, or...

Bullseye in Governor's crosshairs

Bullseye in Governor's crosshairs

Activists claimed it was an environmental victory when Governor Kate Brown ordered Bullseye Glass...

City plans for natural hazards - like big earthquakes!

City plans for natural hazards - like big earthquakes!

Charged with being prepared to deal with earthquakes, landslides, urban/wildland wildfires, and...

Sellwood Bridge Project: Inching closer to its end

Sellwood Bridge Project: Inching closer to its end

Those who commonly use the Sellwood Bridge found it closed to all traffic, including pedestrians...

DUII head-on crash blocks SE 17th in Westmoreland; driver arrested

DUII head-on crash blocks SE 17th in Westmoreland; driver arrested

Those living near S.E. 17th in north Westmoreland may have heard an extended clatter at 10:10...

Thousands make tracks to 'Portland Train Day'

Thousands make tracks to 'Portland Train Day'

The promotional information from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC) heralded the party as...

Precision Castparts 'dialogue' still in progress - two years later

Precision Castparts 'dialogue' still in progress - two years later

Brentwood-Darlington neighbors have long expressed concerns about potentially toxic air emissions...


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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
June 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…
DAVID F. ASHTON - In Sellwoods nonprofit Portland Puppet Museum, Roberta Overton and Jessica Tinch are sticking layers of tape on Ken Overton, their Friar Tuck model, while Marty Richmond shows a rendering of the float, and Steven Overton holds Friar Tucks sculpted head.
June 10, 2016

Rose Festival float created at Sellwood Puppet Museum

by David F. Ashton
Some people prepare for the Rose Festival by growing roses. Others celebrate by wrapping their father in duct tape. As you’ll see as you read on, this odd ritual actually makes perfect sense….…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Emergency first responders rushed to the scene of an accident involving a truck that hit a pole and rolled over.
June 10, 2016

Distracted driver flips vehicle on Foster Road

by David F. Ashton
When a sports utility vehicle swerved, flipped, rolled, and snapped off a wooden utility pole like a twig, S.E. Foster Road was closed down at 59th Avenue. It happened just after 11 a.m. on…


RITA A. LEONARD - Leaders at the Childrens Healing Art Project, newly relocated to Sellwood, are - from left - Executive Director Sarah Panetta, Art Club Coordinator Grace Littig, and Program Manager Faye Pendergrass.
June 10, 2016

'Children's Healing Art Project' moves to Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
The “Children’s Healing Art Project” (CHAP) has moved to 8065 S.E. Grand Ave, #160, on the north side of the east end of the Sellwood Bridge. Executive Director Sarah Panetta explains, “We bring…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Fire crews pull a hose in through the front door, and quickly extinguish the second-story blaze, its cause apparently smoking-related.
June 10, 2016

Woman injured in suspected smoking-related fire

by David F. Ashton
It only took twenty minutes to put out a fire in the second story of a house at 5920 S.E. Center Street, reported at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Crews from Woodstock’s Engine 25 and Truck 25…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With a smashed Jeep and a bashed Ford Focus in the street, AMR paramedics stood by with a gurney - in case one or both drivers needed medical transport. It turned out that none did.
June 10, 2016

Rear-ender on Duke Street brings out ambulance

by David F. Ashton
A rear-end collision on S.E. 52nd Avenue at Duke Street brought out Woodstock’s Fire Station 25 paramedics, an ambulance, and police at 1:24 p.m. on April 28. Why the crash took place remains…
RITA A. LEONARD - Sellwood resident, and frequent author, Joe Kurmaskie displays some of his biking books in front of The Blue Kangaroo coffee shop on S.E. 13th in Sellwood.
June 10, 2016

Sellwood's Joe Kurmaskie publishes seventh book

by Rita A. Leonard
Today, almost anyone can publish a book in this online world. But publishing seven of them – that’s an accomplishment. You are an author for sure! Longtime Sellwood resident and bicyclist Joe…
SURVEILLANCE PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE - The person of interest in the small bomb blast is shown in this store surveillance image.
June 10, 2016

Small bomb rocks Freddie's at Foster Road and 82nd

by David F. Ashton
Saturday shoppers were startled by what officials call a “small explosion” at the Fred Meyer store at 82nd Avenue of Roses and S.E. Foster Road, just before noon on May 21. The blast was in…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Camel rides anyone? Collin Turkington gets his first camel ride at this years Multnomah County Fair in Oaks Park.
June 10, 2016

Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park, this year: Camel rides!

by David F. Ashton
Cool-but-sunny weather for the opening of the three-day 2016 Multnomah County Fair on Saturday, May 28, boosted attendance – as families from all over the greater Portland area drove to…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Just east of S.E. 82nd Avenue, not long after the removal of some 150 homeless camps in May, campers were moving back in along the Springwater Trail.
June 10, 2016

Homeless camps swept from Springwater Trail, for now

by David F. Ashton
Some 150 homeless camps, housing as many as 450 people, were removed along the Springwater Corridor Trail on either side of 82nd Avenue of Roses, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, as…

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MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 25-year-old Edward E. Jones Jr. faces several felony charges in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood shooting, categorized by police as a domestic violence crime.
Jun 10, 2016

Creston-Kenilworth gunman nabbed after search

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors said they heard “at least” one gunshot before a woman came staggering out of an apartment unit at 3600 SE 28th Place about 3:00 p.m. on May 25. The area was swiftly cordoned off by…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With arms swinging to build momentum, these racers from the Auburn Skate Club are trying their best at the Regional Competition race, held at the Oaks Park Roller Rink.
Jun 10, 2016

Speed racers compete regionally at Oaks Roller Rink

by David F. Ashton
“Team Oaks”, a competitive inline speed-skating racing team based at the Oaks Park Roller Rink, were hosts to their sport’s regional championships on May 21. “Speed-skating teams from all over…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Police investigated the collision, as the rider tried to put his bicycle back together.
Jun 10, 2016

Truck collides with bicycle rider on S.E. 52nd

by David F. Ashton
A bicyclist riding northbound on S.E. 52nd Avenue – a street now considered by the city to be one of Southeast’s “bicycle boulevards”, was stuck and knocked down by a Ford pickup truck at about…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After spraying fire-retarding foam inside the living room and kitchen to smother any remaining embers, the crew of Engine 11 waits for the Arson Squad Investigator to finish examining the burned apartment unit.
Jun 10, 2016

Kitchen fire chars Foster-Powell apartment

by David F. Ashton
Preparing breakfast turned into a kitchen fire, at about 7:45 a.m. on the morning of April 25, at a triplex at S.E. 79th Avenue and Mitchell Street in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Portland…
ERIC NORBERG - Milwaukie Crash
Jun 10, 2016

A blocking crash at Harold Street

by Eric Norberg
On Wednesday afternoon, May 25, at about 1:25 p.m., a two-vehicle collision damaged vehicles and partially blocked S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at Harold Street in Westmoreland. Apparently there were…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Woodstock firefighters tell THE BEE theyre pleased to be riding the new Ladder Truck 25.
Jun 10, 2016

Station 25: Fighting fires with style, and a new truck

by David F. Ashton
You won’t see it when Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) firefighters are wearing their “turnout gear” – the heavy personal protective suits worn over regular uniforms while fighting a fire – but…
MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - 36-year-old Brandon David Lamb, suspected of the two Plaid Pantry robberies as well as other offenses, awaits trial on a variety of charges.
Jun 10, 2016

'Plaid Bandit' strikes again - one time too many, perhaps

by David F. Ashton
Twice in May, an armed robber stuck up a Plaid Pantry store – the first time was at a store in North Portland on May 7. The second robbery took place at the store at 6440 S.E. 82nd Avenue of…
Zoe Morrison is the speaker at the June meeting of the Association of Home Businesses in Sellwood.
Jun 10, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Zoe Morrison talks business “bare essentials” at AHB. Ms. Zoe Morrison, Oregon online guru whose specialties include blogs and podcasts, returns as the speaker at the June meeting of the…
Jun 10, 2016

Keeping computers and phones safe in a world of bandits and…

by Eric Norberg
FROM THE EDITOR We have occasionally written about ways to avoid “malware” of all sorts when using your computer – and today, many people use their smartphone as a computer and need the same…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland resident, and Portlands Mayor, Charlie Hales greeted neighbors as he walked along the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade route this year.
Jun 10, 2016

First Rose Festival event: 82nd Avenue Parade

by David F. Ashton
Those who have been involved with it over the years say it’s hard for them to believe that they were already hosting the tenth annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, as they rallied the entries on…