Bullseye installs new filters, is resurgent

Bullseye installs new filters, is resurgent

Concerns about alleged health-hazardous discharges from Bullseye Glass Company, located in the...

'Mutts strutted' in Sellwood Riverfront Park

'Mutts strutted' in Sellwood Riverfront Park

On a cool-yet-sunny Saturday morning, the lush grass of Sellwood Riverfront Park seemed the right...

'Hood to Coast' relay skirts Springwater Trail

'Hood to Coast' relay skirts Springwater Trail

When the than 20,000 runners from 37 countries participating in this year’s “Hood to...

Southeast's 9/11 remembrance evokes firefighter memories

Southeast's 9/11 remembrance evokes firefighter memories

Yes, it really has been fifteen years. On Sunday, September 11, a gathering of firefighters at 5...

Sellwood Bridge worker injured in mishap

Sellwood Bridge worker injured in mishap

Traffic on the Sellwood Bridge had been reduced to one lane, with flaggers letting vehicles pass,...

Water again flows in Crystal Springs Creek at Bybee

Water again flows in Crystal Springs Creek at Bybee

There are still obstacles at the intersection of S.E. 23rd Avenue and Bybee Boulevard, but the...

Speeding biker survives spectacular crash on Holgate

Speeding biker survives spectacular crash on Holgate

The roaring whine of a café racer – a lightweight, lightly-powered motorcycle – split the...


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DAVID F. ASHTON - AMR ambulance paramedics prepare to transport a patent, after a Honda CRV broadsided a Tesla at the blind corner on Bybee Boulevard at S.E. 14th Avenue.
September 30, 2016

Tesla T-boned at Bybee Blvd intersection

by David F. Ashton
There aren’t many Tesla automobiles yet scooting around Portland; but one of them was involved in a side-impact collision in Westmoreland on August 29 at 12:56 p.m. For those who have requested…
DAVID F. ASHTON - East Precinct officers responded to investigate an armed robbery at the Lighthouse Deli on S.E. Powell Boulevard on August 31.
September 30, 2016

Armed trio hold up 'lotto deli' on Powell Blvd

by David F. Ashton
Perhaps because it is hidden away in a strip mall set back from Powell Boulevard, the Lighthouse Deli, located at 3416 S.E. Chavez Boulevard (39th) became a target for an armed robbery crew, on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With a portable gas leak detector in hand, a firefighter determines the volume of gas escaping from the ruptured pipe on S.E. Henry Street.
September 30, 2016

Ruptured gas line brings firefighters to Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
A ruptured natural gas residential service line brought out Woodstock Station 25 firefighters, and other personnel, to 8038 S.E. Henry Street just before noon on Tuesday, August 23. A contractor…


DAVID F. ASHTON - Police commented that the Honda must have been traveling pretty fast, to have developed enough momentum on the short street to plant his cars rear end so deeply into the trees trunk.
September 30, 2016

Driver 'misses' stop sign in Reed neighborhood, causes wreck

by David F. Ashton
In the industrial area of the Reed neighborhood, S.E. Raymond Street is a short “stub” running between S.E. 28th and 26th Avenues. But this short segment of Raymond Street was long enough for…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Workers bolt a new Sellwood Bridge public art totem - still suspended from a crane - into place.
September 30, 2016

Totems installed at Sellwood Bridge Project

by David F. Ashton
A clear sign that the new Sellwood Bridge project is finally drawing to a close was the unveiling and activation of the new traffic control signals at S.E. 6th Avenue at Tacoma Street. And, at…
DAVID F. ASHTON - First-time entrant Nathan Payne shows his blue-ribbon winning entry, in the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.
September 30, 2016

Longtime 'Dahlia Fest' moves north into Sellwood

by David F. Ashton
For decades, the renowned and storied American Dahlia Society’s Portland Chapter has held an annual show, drawing floral enthusiasts from all over the Pacific Northwest. But this year, the club…
COURTESY OF MIKE QUIGLEY - Just after calling 9-1-1 to report it, Mike Quigley, a bystander, snapped this photo of the fire underway in one boarded-up house - which was already endangering another.
September 30, 2016

Westmoreland 'squatter house' fire threatens neighboring homes

by David F. Ashton
A boarded-up dilapidated house – now owned by Southeast Portland Investors LLC, of Clackamas – is located at 5219 S.E. 18th Avenue, a half block south of McLoughlin Boulevard, in Westmoreland.…
RITA A. LEONARD - One of Sellwoods two Heritage American chestnut trees was cut back considerably in August, due to disease and old lightning damage.
September 30, 2016

Time and lightning claim 'Heritage' chestnut tree in Sellwood

by Rita A. Leonard
A frequent sight on Sellwood “tree walks” has been a pair of towering American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) at S.E. 11th Avenue and Lexington Street. Both giants were listed as Portland…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The cast from Sellwoods Olde World Puppet Theatre sets the stage - introducing their original story, No, No, No, Pinocchio, at the 2016 Festa Italiana at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
September 30, 2016

Southeast's Pinocchio plays Italian Fest downtown

by David F. Ashton
Two decades after the troupe first appeared at Portland’s “Festa Italiana” in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Olde World Puppet Theatre – now located on S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood – once again…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After dragging a water-filled line from his engine on the east side natural area, this firefighter from Engine Company 25 puts water on the grass fire along the Springwater Trail just west of McLoughlin Boulevard.
September 30, 2016

Discarded cigarette suspected cause of Sellwood grass fire

by David F. Ashton
Smoke rising from alongside the Springwater Corridor Trail, paralleling S.E. Ochoco Street near 18th Avenue, soon turned to flames on the Thursday afternoon of August 25. When Westmoreland Fire…

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MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - New DNA evidence indicates that this man, 45-year-old Monte Robin Kaija Jr., is the person who made and detonated a bomb at the Foster Road Fred Meyer Store. He faces trial on several charges.
Sep 30, 2016

Real 'Freddie's bomber' fingered

by David F. Ashton
When 26-year-old Joshua Hines was arrested for making a bomb and setting it off in the Foster Road Fred Meyer store, on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, back in June, he proclaimed his innocence.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After stopping a stolen van on S.E. Flavel Street, an East Precinct officer searches the driver, while the vans passenger sits on the curb.
Sep 30, 2016

Joyriding teens busted on S.E. Flavel in stolen van

by David F. Ashton
Early on Sunday, September 4, East Precinct police officers noticed a large white van being driven erratically along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses. An officer turned on the emergency lights,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - This firefighter from Woodstock-based Truck 25 pitches burned and charred overhaul materials out of the burned room.
Sep 30, 2016

Cutting torch sparks Eastmoreland house fire

by David F. Ashton
After responding to a two-alarm commercial fire elsewhere in the city on August 25, the firefighters of Westmoreland Fire Station 20 in Bybee Boulevard had just gotten back to the station when…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Emily Murnen (left) and Peggy McCafferty smile because they are improving security at their Farmers Markets equipment shed, sited on the Woodstock Key Bank parking lot.
Sep 30, 2016

Second burglary suffered by Woodstock Farmers Market

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
The Woodstock Farmers Market, open each Sunday midday from early June to late October, suffered its second storage shed break-in sometime after shoppers left the market on August 28th. Burglars…
DAVID  F. ASHTON - After the fluid sealant was spread, workers poured on fine gravel; the final step in the little bridges maintenance, shown here, was smoothing out the surface to finish the project.
Sep 30, 2016

Coating improves bridge on S.E. Ochoco Street, west of McLoughlin

by David F. Ashton
Many who pass over Johnson Creek while driving on S.E. Ochoco Street in Sellwood don’t even know they have crossed a small bridge. Many drivers who use the bridge enroute to and from S.E.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Showing off their robot are Alexandre Couchout and Caleb Eby of the Metal Beavers FIRST Robotics team, formerly based at Franklin High School.
Sep 30, 2016

Local 'makers' flourish at annual OMSI fair

by David F. Ashton
Portland’s “maker culture” is composed of those folks who revel in creating new devices and technology, as well as tinkering with those that already exist. That culture was again celebrated on…
RITA A. LEONARD - This giant metal man leans over a garage roof at S.E. 79th and Raymond Street, near Marysville School. He was originally built as a television prop.
Sep 30, 2016

Metal man observed at S.E. 79th and Raymond

by Rita A. Leonard
A two-story-tall metal man appeared suddenly at S.E. 79th and Raymond Street on the Fourth of July. The impressive sculpture looms over a garage just east of Marysville School. Many people stop…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The second of two firefighters enters an upstairs window of the Brentwood-Darlington house.
Sep 30, 2016

Brentwood-Darlington 'assault' call ends tragically

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors near the intersection of S.E. 67th Avenue and Flavel Street, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, watched from doorways and yards as emergency first- responders raced into the…
Photo taken at the 10th anniversary ceremonies on September 10 at Kims Taekwon-do in Sellwood. Left to right in the foreground are Master Cynthia Brown and Grand Master Kim.
Sep 30, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Distinction for Kim’s Taekwon-Do. Master Cynthia Brown reports that “Kim’s Taekwon-do” celebrated its tenth anniversary in Sellwood in September. She remarks, “We are so very grateful to be a…
Sep 30, 2016

Free broadcast TV - an endangered species?

by Eric Norberg
FROM THE EDITOR Broadcasting, in the United States, has been free and ad-supported almost from the beginning, when radio station licenses began being issued in 1921 – although provisions for…