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March 2018 -- Vol. 112, No. 7

Memories of THE BEE's first 100 years!
In 2006, THE BEE celebrated its centennial of serving Southeast Portland!  A special four-page retrospective of Inner Southeast Portland's century, written by Eileen Fitzsimons, and drawn from the pages of THE BEE over the previous 100 years, appeared in our September, 2006, issue.
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Woodstock Community Center, Sellwood Community Center, petition, Portland Parks Department, Oregon
Inside the Woodstock Community Center on February 10th, petitioners – with a camera from KPTV Channel 12 present – gather, before heading out onto Woodstock Boulevard to get signatures to support keeping the imperiled Center open. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Woodstock petitions city to save threatened Community Center


On Saturday, February 10th, a dozen people gathered at 10 a.m. at the Woodstock Community Center in preparation for petitioning the neighborhood to support keeping the Center open.

The venerable Center, once a “bungalow style” city fire station and for decades the heart of the Woodstock community, is once again threatened with closure by city budget cuts, as reported in a headline story in last month’s BEE.

Over fifteen hundred people had already signed the petition online – but because not everyone has access or ability to use social media, the Friends of the Woodstock Community Center (FWCC) decided to petition in person along Woodstock Boulevard.  Over two days – that Saturday, and Sunday – FWCC collected 325 signatures in about three hours.

Julie Currin and her seven-year old son Quincy came to Woodstock for the petition event from the Sellwood neighborhood, where their family uses the Sellwood Community Center for many classes and activities. It’s similarly threatened again this year. 

“Quincy takes the school bus directly to Sellwood Community Center from his school [Duniway] four days a week, for their after-school program there.  He also did their ‘No Bummer Summer Camp’ almost all summer long last summer, and will register for the same program this summer,” reports his mother.

Currin continued her remarks about the center: “It really is a lifeline for our family.  It provides affordable, quality childcare right in our neighborhood.  With the closure of The [Westmoreland] Boys & Girls Club, the elementary schools’ after-school programs are dealing with an incredible wait-list, even with Sellwood Community Center being open. 

“The summer programs are almost half the price of the other area programs, and with longer hours to accommodate working parents; and the staff and the programs there are of such good quality.  The Community Center truly is the heart and soul of our neighborhood.”

From all reports regarding the potential closing of these two Southeast Portland Community Centers, hundreds of people are distressed at the thought of having “the heart carved out” of their communities’ social and recreational life, so they are taking action.

Dawn Haecker, the FWCC coordinator of the petition event, has a son attending the WCC Preschool.  She told THE BEE, “We love the Woodstock Community Center and all that it offers. I want other families to be able to connect to their community in such a warm, inviting, wholesome way.”

In addition to its preschool, the Woodstock Community Center has many classes for all ages, including “messy art” for kids, ballet, guitar, Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, Writing Memoirs, and Hula, among others.  It also has been the meeting place for the Woodstock Neighborhood Association and Al-Anon for decades, and offers rental space for events.

The FWCC has had a partnership agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation for fifteen years, dating back to the first time it was threatened with closure – during which time FWCC volunteers have kept the Center cost neutral for the city by itself paying for custodial services, building improvements, and in-kind yard maintenance for the Center.

Before heading out with clipboards and petitions, the FWCC volunteers stopped in at Advantis Credit Union, newly open just a half block away, to put their “tokens” into the voting jar for the Friends of the Woodstock Community Center.  Each token was worth a $5 donation from the credit union.

Advantis reported on the following Monday that their Woodstock Community Grant Program still had about three hundred tokens left that had not yet been “voted with” by the chosen benefiting groups – FWCC for the Community Center, three neighborhood elementary schools (Lewis, Woodstock, and Duniway) – and the Woodstock Stakeholders’ Street Art Project. Advantis will continue the open voting process until all one thousand tokens are voted.          

Anyone who would like to express support for the Woodstock or Sellwood Community Centers can see a list of e-mail addresses and phone numbers on the Woodstock Neighborhood Association website –

To sign the online petition yourself, go to --

The next two community forums for public input about the city-mandated Parks Department budget cuts will be:

  • April 3, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm – Location to be determined
  • April 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm – Location to be determined

 We should be able to report those forum locations in the April issue of THE BEE.

Stolen car, court ruling, no arrests, Oregon
The man who’d been driving this stolen truck gets ready to lift a motor scooter out of the truck’s bed. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Court ruling handcuffs police in stolen car cases


Almost every day, Portland Police officers come upon a stolen car or truck, often being driven by someone other than the owner who reported it stolen. Surprisingly, instead of being arrested for vehicle theft, the suspect often is allowed to walk away, without even receiving a “Citation to Appear” in court.

Such was the case on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, February 14, when at 12:53 p.m., officers were called to S.E. Raymond Street, just east of 80th Avenue. “Someone called in that a reported-stolen white RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Hemi pickup truck, registered to ABC Roofing Company, was parked in the neighborhood – and a ‘drug-affected-looking’ couple were in and around it,” remarked an officer at the scene.

The extended-cabin pickup truck was filled with personal items, and in the truck’s bed was an apparently heavily-used motor scooter, and other items. During the investigation, officers determined that the couple did not own the business truck, and quite possibly didn’t have permission to use it. But officers just watched as the couple removed their belongings from the truck.

In explanation, an officer told THE BEE that – when they were questioned – the couple claimed they’d “borrowed” the truck from a “friend”, but neither the man nor the woman could agree on the name of the individual who’d “loaned” it to them. Bear in mind that it had been reported stolen, as most stolen cars are.

During the investigation, officers were seen removing a large ring of “jiggle keys” from inside the truck – that’s a low-tech way to defeat an ignition lock and drive a vehicle. “They aren’t being arrested, because the likelihood of their being prosecuted is extremely small,” the officer explained.

As it turns out, this isn’t due to lax prosecution by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office; it turns out that a four-year-old Oregon Court of Appeals decision has made it almost impossible to prosecute vehicle theft in Oregon – unless the suspect clearly admits to having stolen it.

It all stems from the case of “The STATE of Oregon, Plaintiff–Respondent, v. Jerrol Edwin SHIPE”, [C120721CR; A152549], decided on July 23, 2014. Although the defendant was convicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle (UUV) – as well as unlawful possession of methamphetamine – when a police officer found him sitting in a stolen truck, afterward his defense lawyer successfully got the “unauthorized use of a vehicle” conviction overturned.

The legal opinion reads:

On appeal, defendant challenges only the UUV conviction, arguing that the trial court erred when it denied his motion for judgment of acquittal on that charge. According to defendant, the state failed to prove that he “knowingly” used the truck without the owner's consent, as charged.

With little prosecution of vehicle thieves in this state being possible, under this Oregon court ruling, you now know why so many cars and trucks are being stolen in Inner Southeast Portland. So keep your vehicle locked, and any possessions in it completely out of sight!

Warner Pacific College, Warner Pacific University, Division Street, Southeast Portland, Oregon, name change, lower tuition
Warner Pacific University’s President, Andrea P. Cook, PhD, and the school’s V.P. for Enrollment and Marketing, Dale Seipp, Jr., proudly show off their institution’s new emblem. (Photo by David F. Ashton). (

Warner Pacific College cuts tuition, becomes University


In late January, the school located on a lush, green campus at the south base of Mt. Tabor, Warner Pacific College, announced a name change – and lower tuition fees.

“Beginning last fall, we started the process of changing our name to ‘university’,” began President Andrea P. Cook, PhD, who said she’s been with the school for 13 years.

“The name ‘Warner Pacific University’ better encompasses the scope of the programs we now offer, including Master’s Degree programs,” Cook told THE BEE.

It was established in 1937 as a religious school – Pacific Bible College, in Spokane, Washington – by the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana, a church founded in 1881 by Daniel Sidney Warner.

The school moved to Oregon, and to the southern slope of Mt Tabor, three years later – first occupying only a 40-room house at the top of the end of S.E. 68th Avenue, and thereafter expanding the campus gradually outward over the decades.

“The name change also clarifies the kind of institution we are. With about 35% of our students being Latino, using the term ‘college’ – or ‘Colegio’ in Spanish – indicates a school that offers secondary education, like extended high school; whereas ‘Universidad’ clearly indicates an institution of higher learning,” said Cook.

Although the name change was approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities a few months ago, the school has since been in the process of changing its name publicly.

While Warner Pacific does attract students from around the world, Cook observed that it’s “a very local” college, fully 75% of their students coming from the greater Portland area. “Because of this local orientation, we’ve focused on preparing students for the jobs and for their futures in this location, right here in the Pacific Northwest.

“It takes a while to transition everything . . . We will continue to have the college name until we get everything transitioned over the next couple of months,” said Cook.

Specifically, it will take a few months to change the name on everything from brochures to letterheads – and on the handsome sign on the side of S.E. Division Street at the campus, which is a short distance east of Franklin High School. Cooks says she “feels great” about the change.

“It’s also great from the standpoint of the work that we’re doing to serve diverse students in our community: 63% of our students are from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 57% of our students are the very first person in their family ever to go to college,” Cook said. “We’re providing an education for students that have often had no opportunity to attend college in the past, and filling that need in some very significant ways.”

Tuition fees cut
Tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year are $24,500. Beginning in the coming fall semester, tuition and fees will be cut to $18,660 – making Warner Pacific the most affordable private college or university in Oregon, pointed out the school’s VP for Enrollment and Marketing Dale Seipp Jr.

“When considering how we could better serve the students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, we believed that removing some of the ‘sticker price barrier’ of attending college was very important,” Seipp remarked.

For students seeking financial aid, and applying for student loans, this reduction will help extend the value of their financial resources, he observed.

While most of the school’s revenue comes from students’ tuition and fees, Seipp pointed out that that their affiliated church does provide some financial support to the university’s operation.

“We do not require students to sign any testaments of faith here,” Seipp assured. “Warner Pacific welcomes students from wide variety of backgrounds and faith experiences; we only ask that our students be open, exploring, and understanding.”

In addition to their many other programs, in 2018 Warner Pacific has introduced what they call “practical focus” liberal arts programs – including Medical Lab Science, Nursing, Digital Media and Communications, Criminal Justice, Sports Medicine, Population Health, and Gerontology.

Find out more about Warner Pacific University online –

Oaks Park, Oaks Amusement Park, Adrenaline Peak, roller coaster, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
It won’t be long until this ride is providing “extreme thrills” for guests to Oaks Amusement Park. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

First look: Oaks Amusement Park’s new ’coaster


Last December, we all said our goodbyes to the venerated “Looping Thunder” rollercoaster at historic, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park.

By mid-February, the management of this century-old amusement park was clearly making good on their promise to replace their imported Italian rollercoaster with a brand new “and better” one.

“As of today, the only part that remains to be installed is the top cap on one of the big loops,” pointed out Oaks Amusement Park Promotion and Events Manager Emily MacKay, in our preview interview. (It has since been completed.)

“It was delivered and crates and pieces, and been amazing to watch, seeing it go up like a giant Erector set – surprisingly quickly,” MacKay told THE BEE.

Since December, after the old ride was cleared away and its pieces stored, workers carefully poured concrete foundation pilings deep into the ground for the new ride – ready for the new parts to arrive. “So far, preparing the area was a bigger project than assembling the new ride,” observed MacKay with a rueful grin.

Within about ten days, and under the watchful eye of Martin Däxle – the engineer sent by the manufacturer, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH – the ride had been fully assembled.

For ’coaster enthusiasts, Gerstlauer calls this model of their tubular steel-rail roller coaster the “Euro-Fighter” – featuring the company’s “patented” 97 degree initial drop, making it one of the steepest coasters available to riders anywhere.

Other statistics include:

  • 72 foot vertical lift
  • 97° first drop
  • 1,050 feet vertical length
  • The ride features two train cars
  • Eight people per train car, riding in two rows
  • Maximum speed 45 miles an hour
  • About 500 people per hour can enjoy the ride

What classifies this as an “extreme” amusement park ride? Three main elements:

1)     The more-than-vertical drop initial drop, which takes riders into a large loop.

2)     Immediately following is an “Immelmann turn”, in which riders enter a half-loop followed by a half-twist, and then exit the element traveling in the opposite direction – having made a 180-degree turn.

3)     Last is the “Heartline roll” (sometimes called a barrel roll) in which the train twists – inverting the train, so the rider makes a 360-degree roll on one axis, where the track twists – before heading back into the station.

While “extreme”, it’s still designed to accommodate kids, teens, and adults 48 inches high or taller. “Our old ’coaster left a lot of little faces in tears, because riders needed to be 54 inches or taller,” MacKay explained. “If everything continues as smoothly as it has been, this ride will open on our season’s opening day for Spring Break, on March 24!”

And, the new ride has just been officially named for Oaks Park: The Adrenaline Peak Roller Coaster, submitted by 20 year old Clackamas Community College student William Phillips.

“He’ll receive a $500 Oaks Amusement Park Gift Card for his winning entry,” MacKay smiled.

Looking up at the ride, as the construction neared completion, Gerstlauer’s Martin Däxle said, “I feel really good seeing this attraction go up. This ride will provide memories and thrills that people will remember for a lifetime!”

Find out more about the “Adrenaline Peak Roller Coaster”, and 113-year-old Oaks Amusement Park, online –

Multnomah County Supervisors, Foster Road, Homeless Shelter, vote, lease, Southeast Porrtland, Oregon
Here, listening to testimony, were Commissioner Loretta Smith and Chair Deborah Kafoury – before Smith voted “no” and Kafoury voted “yes” to lease a building on SE Foster Road for a by-reservation-only homeless shelter. The motion carried, 4 to 1. (Courtesy of KOIN-TV News 6)

County votes to lease Foster Road site for homeless shelter


After a contentious three-hour meeting of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, held in their chambers on January 25, by a 4-1 vote the County elected to sign a lease for a homeless shelter on the former “Winley Cash & Carry” property at  6144 S.E. Foster Road.

At the meeting, scores of people testified for and against leasing the cavernous free-span structure, which will be outfitted with as many as 120 beds when it opens in late summer or early fall.

Many neighbors told the Commissioners they were concerned about what they said was a “lack of transparency” in selecting the site. Others brought up the nearness of the shelter to the Mt. Scott Learning Center, a nonprofit school tailored to special-needs students, located just south of S.E. Holgate Boulevard, directly behind the mini mall where the shelter is located.

“We are in a crisis with housing and homelessness; it’s not something anyone can deny,” Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson said. “This isn’t easy. But sometimes, this job is about making the hard decision, and trying to go the best way.”

Some present supported Vega Pederson’s statement, and said they welcomed the shelter in their neighborhood, and thanked the Commissioners for taking steps to address homelessness.

However, Commissioner Loretta Smith opposed the lease agreement, saying that neighbors should have had more time to comment and shape shelter operations before the lease was signed. Further, Smith suggested that it was “unconscionable” to spend about $2 million for renovating the leased space.

“Until we understand where the money is coming from, how much money we’ve got, and what exactly we are paying for, we cannot approve the lease,” said Smith, who is currently campaigning for the office of Portland City Commissioner.

Joint Office of Homeless Services Director Marc Jolin told Commissioners that the Foster Road shelter is designed to bring in people who hadn’t been able to engage in traditional shelter – because it will be open and staffed 24 hours a day; and it allows couples to sleep together, and to bring their pets.

What some neighbors and businesspeople said concerns them is that they believe this “low-barrier” shelter won’t require participants to be sober or drug-free – although using drugs or alcohol inside the shelter will be forbidden, and would be cause for removal from the shelter, according to the nonprofit which will operate it.

The lease document shows the agreement will span a decade, with two five-year renewal options, starting at $13,390 a month, reaching $16,322 a month by the tenth year. The City of Portland and Multnomah County will split the cost of the $2 million renovation; the county shelter’s annual operating budget will be roughly $1.2 million, not including any attached social services.

Chair Deborah Kafoury remarked, “We have committed unprecedented new ongoing resources to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, which served 30,000 people last year, and will serve more next year ... but we need to do more.

“So, I am voting today for this shelter, because I know it will save lives,” Kafoury said, casting her vote.

The County also owns, and the same nonprofit organization operates, the Willamette Shelter at S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at Mitchell Street in Westmoreland. It has similar rules; and most neighbors and the SMILE neighborhood association seem to agree it has posed no significant problems for the community at that location, in the year it has been in operation.

Eastmoreland Historic District, application, State of Oregon, lawsuit, Tom Brown, Derek Blum, HEART, Portland, Oregon
These are the forms that landowners were asked to submit – to support, or to object to, the proposed Eastmoreland Historic District. TO READ HOW THEY NOW WILL BE COUNTED (pdf) CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Eastmoreland Historic District ‘recount’ begins


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) announced on February 13 that it was beginning process of recounting the number of private-property owners and notarized objections – for resubmission concerning the proposed Eastmoreland Historic District nomination made to the National Park Service (NPS).

According to information provided by Oregon Parks & Recreation Associate Director of Communications Chris Havel, on May 15, 2017, their office forwarded the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the proposed historic district to NPS – and, in July, the NPS returned the nomination for “procedural deficiencies”, because the SHPO could not determine whether the majority of the property owners objected to listing the District, as required by federal program rules.

The NPS found “no other technical or professional inadequacies” in the nomination document or process, Havel added.

After the SHPO asked the NPS and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide guidance on the application of federal and state laws and rules for determining the total number of owners and counting objections – and now that it has received the direction requested – the SHPO will apply federal law to complete three main tasks, Havel said.

Havel reminded that a historic nomination is a “negative proposition”, that is, unless a bonafide property owner objects in writing, the individual is considered to be in favor of a historic district.

The list of rules handed down by the DOJ seem logical; one “vote” per owner listed on a property’s tax role; trusts and corporations each get one vote.

Asked by THE BEE if there are circumstances under which the deceased are permitted a vote – clearly, the departed are not able to register an objection from the beyond – Havel helped refine the questions:

“Can the living make an objection to a historic district nomination for the deceased, who is still on a property title within a historic district nominated area?”  And, “If yes, what relationship must the living have to the deceased?”

After researching these questions with authorities, Havel responded:

“An executor or personal representative of an estate may submit a notarized objection on behalf of a deceased person who qualifies as an owner. If a person dies after submitting a notarized objection, it counts because it was valid at the time it was offered. Likewise, an executor or personal representative of an estate may submit a notarized notice withdrawing the objection of a deceased person.”

The tasks that will focus on determining whether the majority of the private-property owners in the designated area object to listing the District in the National Register of Historic Places include:

  1. Review existing objections and provide an opportunity for property owners to submit new objection forms, correct deficient objection forms, or withdraw an objection;
  2. Determine the total number of property owners and objections; and,
  3. Resubmit the nomination for the proposed District to NPS.

Currently, Havel said, the SHPO is reviewing existing objections, and providing an opportunity for property owners to submit new objection forms, correct deficient objection forms, or withdraw an objection.

On April 13, the office will determine total number of property owners and objections; and then, the SHPO will resubmit the nomination for the proposed District to the National Park Service on May 18.

“The SHPO asks that all correspondence be sent to the office by the end-of-day on April 13,” Havel told THE BEE.

While the SHPO will send any objections, withdrawn objections, or letters of support received to the NPS after April 13, Havel reported, the office does not guarantee that those documents will be considered by the NPS after the nomination document is sent on May 18.

Property owners in the proposed district started learning if their objection as submitted is “deficient”; the SHPO is contacting each property owner submitting a “deficient objection” with a written letter by mail. “The letter will identify the problem, and provide instructions for how to correct it,” Havel said.

If a property owner is unsure whether a notarized objection or letter of support has been sent in, he or she can call at 503/986-0690 – or, for faster service, e-mail them – – and include your full legal name, or the name of organization you represent, as the name appears in the Multnomah County tax records, together with the complete property address.

If, on May 18, the SHPO determines that the majority of the private-property owners object to historic district designation, the nomination document and accompanying materials will be sent to the NPS, but the District will not be listed in the National Register.

Instead, the NPS will review the materials and make a “Determination of Eligibility” that does not trigger local, state, or federal regulations, and owners may not receive benefits reserved for listed properties, including tax incentives and grant funds.

The NPS isn’t offering a “public comment period”, having met its own agency’s notice requirements under federal law.

To submit an objection form, letter of support, or request to withdraw an objection, go online to the agency’s website:

Please e-mail – – or call 503/986-0690 to request paper forms.

These documents should be printed, signed and notarized, and sent by mail to:

State Historic Preservation Office
RE: Eastmoreland Historic District
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street N.E., Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

The attorney for Eastmoreland resident Tom Brown, who has filed two lawsuits regarding the nomination of this historic district, told THE BEE that they had also heard from the governmental agencies.

“We are reviewing the information that has been provided, and assessing our options,” said Nathan Morales of the Perkins Coie law firm.

Winter Light Festival, OMSI, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Trogdor the Dragon lit up the OMSI Plaza, as he/she/it shot fire, during the Portland Winter Light Festival. [Inset:] Maker Ivan Mclean said this sculpture was created for a barbecue-building competition – and he shows the two-burger grill he put inside, which “makes it what I call the ‘World’s Most Impractical Barbecue’.” (Photos by David F. Ashton)

‘Winter Light Festival’ cheered early February evenings in Southeast


The third annual Portland Winter Light Festival, inspired by events around the world, returned on the first three days of February to the place where it began – primarily, around the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

The event, put on by the “Willamette Light Brigade”, expanded to include the nearby Oregon Rail Heritage Center, and other locations elsewhere in the greater Portland area.

“The Portland Winter Light Festival is interactive, family-friendly, and is created to inspire people of all ages – by combining art and technology,” remarked the event’s communications manager, Michelle David.

“Each year the festival has grown, starting here at OMSI; the second year it expanded to the Zidel Marine yards across the river,” Ms. David told THE BEE. “This year, we also have art and displays downtown at the World Trade Center, in the Park Blocks, and as far out as St. Johns.”

“The cheerful Holiday lighting suddenly goes dark in January, and it seems like many people don’t come out of the house to play until April or May!” she observed. “So, the founders and supporters create this Winter Light Festival each year – it’s important to them, on some of the darkest and gloomiest days of winter, to create a free ‘light hearted’ event for people to enjoy – one that gets them out of their houses!”

Folks attending the venues were encouraged to don festive accessories illuminated by battery powered LEDs, electroluminescent wire, flashlights, and other glowing items.

“What I like is admiring the artistic creations, and also seeing increased engagement every year, as people think about and find ways to contribute,” Ms. David remarked.

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