THE BEE's "want ads" are named "Community Classifieds".

An important innovation is that classified ads placed in THE BEE may also be available at the special Community Classifieds website, at the HotLink below!

In addition, Community Classifieds now offer the additional service of in-column photographs of vehicles and homes for sale. The photos can not only appear in THE BEE, but on the website as well.

Community Classifieds appear each month in THE BEE, and can also reach up to a half million additional readers by being published in any combination of the 24 other newspapers in the "Community Newspapers" group, including the weekly Clackamas Review, Oregon City News, Lake Oswego Review, and West Linn Tidings; the monthly Sherwood Gazette, and Southwest Community Connection; the twice-weekly Gresham Outlook and Portland Tribune; and the other newspapers in the group.

To get information or place your classified ad by phone, here's the number to call: 503/620-7355!

Now, click on the logo directly below, and read the Greenlight "Community Classifieds"!

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Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital, Brooklyn Yard shopping Center, Holgate Boulevard, McLoughlin Boulevard, Southeast Portland, acupuncture, Oregon
Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital is in the Brooklyn Yard shopping center behind 24 Hour Fitness and La Carreta Restaurant on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New veterinary clinic, with acupuncture specialty, opens on Holgate


Dr. Alayson Phelps, DVM, has opened a new pet treatment center, with ample parking, in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital held its Open House on Saturday, January 26, by giving tours of the independent, full-service facility in the shopping center at McLoughlin and Holgate. The clinic has with five examination rooms, and primarily specializes in the care of dogs and cats.

Dr. Phelps tells THE BEE she has worked as a veterinarian for ten years, and is experienced in treating and operating on both dogs and cats – focusing on dentistry, general surgeries, and acupuncture. She and her staff of five are certified in the general practice of what she calls “fear-free medicine”. She hopes to hire an additional veterinarian at some point in the future.

“I ran a large corporate veterinary hospital [across the Columbia River] in Vancouver for nine years, but I wanted to build a private practice, and focus on things that were important to me,” she remarks. In addition to cats and dogs, she and her staff also have veterinary experience with reptiles, rabbits, and “pocket pets”.

During her Open House, raffle proceeds for prizes donated by local businesses were slated to benefit the nonprofit, “Fences For Fido”. “We raised about $400 for them. We are also proud to sponsor this year’s dog-trainer focused ‘Wagfest’, put on by Whole Dog Academy. I have an interest in animal behavior and training, and would love to see more trainers educated in the most current scientific behavioral methods.”

For more information, or an appointment at Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital, situated at 1280 S.E. Holgate Boulevard, call 503/505-9112; or go online –  

This new animal practice is open weekdays except Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foster Area Business Association, FABA, annual meeting, Allen Rowand, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Here, speaking with a member at the annual meeting, is FABA President Allen Rowand. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Foster Road business group reviews 2018’s successes


When members and guests of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) attended their annual meeting at the Pieper Café early this spring, they had much to celebrate – according to their neighborhood business district’s President, Allen Rowand, of Gray Dog Digital.

“Our all-volunteer Board of Directors has done much during the last year to help our district continue to grow,” Rowand told THE BEE.

In the community, Rowand remarked, becoming involved with the Foster Road Shelter project at the beginning of 2018 helped lead to a steering committee that will be overseeing some $100,000 in infrastructure improvements in the area surrounding the shelter.

For the district businesses, last summer’s “Foster Tasting Tour” was successful, even amid the noise and congestion of road construction. The tour generated an estimated $9,811 of revenue for participating businesses, all of whom reported an average of 15 first-time customers, recounted Rowand. “And, our new ‘Foster Winterfest’ boosted Holiday revenue and visits to businesses, as well.”

The 30 attendees at the annual meeting snacked on the appetizers put out by the host business, Pieper Café, as they networked and conducted business.

“Because we have enough members here for a quorum, we’ll also vote on the slate of Board Members for our upcoming year,” the association’s President said, as he brought the meeting to order.

During the meeting, Rowand commented that businesses “were lucky that the Portland Bureau of Transportation has helped reduce construction impacts on the area, and has provided sponsorship for events.

“This year, we’ll be continuing to strengthen our organization, and build our structure,” Rowand promised. “We’ll be adding quarterly gatherings to help draw people together, and a couple of low-key events to highlight different geographic areas of our business district, in addition to our major events.”

The slate of candidates for their Board of Directors was unanimously approved; and at their next Board meeting, they selected their officers:

  • Allen Rowand, President
  • Kelsey Denogeon, Pieper Café, Vice President
  • Laura Kropf, Steve Turmell Visual Design, Treasurer
  • Shannon Amrine, Starday Tavern, Secretary

The Board Members elected to serve at-large included: Matthew Mičetić, Red Castle Games; Steve Woolard, Carts on Foster; and Danielle Deschenes, Danielle Deschenes Realtor.

Find out more about FABA online –

Mural, Otto's Sausage Kitchen, Woodstock, Southeast Portland, Oregon
This new “magical mural” has appeared on the Woodstock Boulevard side of Otto's famous Sausage Kitchen. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New mural added to Woodstock’s ‘Otto’s Sausage Kitchen’


A 33-foot-long “magical mural” has just been painted on the north exterior wall of Otto's Sausage Kitchen, at 4138 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. The fantasy mural features fairies, castles, flying horses, and a large central “tree sprite.” The friendly “Lord of the Forest” in the artwork is a three-dimensional figure which incorporates a support column and adjacent benches as part of the sprite’s hands and feet.

Artist Mike Smith of “Mad Mike Murals” completed the painting in February. “I’m doing random fantasy ideas from my childhood,” he told THE BEE of the work. Otto’s staff told us, “He paints all our murals here. He usually comes by about four times a year to create seasonal murals for us, but right now he's touring in Europe with his band.”

Otto’s is owned by the Eichentopf family, whose German heritage includes many favorite fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Most German folklore features romanticism about natural spaces, especially forests. German fairy tales can include tree sprites as part of their woodland lore. These spirits can be either friendly or fearsome, ruling the forest with a powerful presence. The “bark” on the tree sprite in the new mural was painted so it could be seen in either mood, although probably Otto’s staff would vote for “friendly”.

“The Place”, Cider and Snack Bar, Powell Boulevard, Brooklyn neighborhood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Brothers David Damjanovic (at left) and Luka de Moses have opened “The Place”, a cider bottle shop and bar in Brooklyn. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New owner; new name; still cider – in Brooklyn


“The Place” Cider and Snack Bar opened earlier this year at 1212-D S.E Powell Boulevard – the same address formerly occupied by “Bushwacker Cider”. Brothers David Damjanovic and Luka de Moses, both originally from Croatia, oversee the eight on-site taps: four cider taps, two beer taps, and two wines. 

“We offer a small curated selection of beers and natural wines,” says Damjanovic. “Kids are allowed on the premises until 9 p.m. 

“We have over 100 different ciders here,” he continues. “We also offer sandwiches and snacks, but we allow customers to bring in their own food, too. We’re open daily from 1 to 10 p.m. – and we seem to be busiest on weekends, so far. With warm weather coming on, we’re setting up outdoor seating in front, outlined with wooden kegs and railings. We also have seating for about 30 indoors.”

De Moses does double duty, also working next door at the Portland Juice Company, where he started out three years ago. The brothers tell THE BEE they love learning about Brooklyn’s historical aspects. “For a neighborhood as close to downtown as this is, we think it’s similar to what historical Portland used to be,” remarks de Moses.

“We're interested in meeting more of our neighbors, and fixing up the interior for a brighter atmosphere – with lighting, plants, and easy chairs.”


Association of Home Businesses, AHB, OnPoint Credit Union, Tara Cunningham, SMILE Station, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Speaking at the May AHB meeting to explain credit unions, their benefits and how they work, is Tara Cunningham of OnPoint. Tara’s in the middle; with her are assistants Trisha at left and Jaimee at right

“Advantages to home businesspeople in banking with a credit union”: The presenter is Tara Cunningham, Sellwood Branch Manager of OnPoint Community Credit Union. She plans on explaining benefits credit union offers to business – account types, loan types, and online banking for businesses, and the benefits of Group Banking for businesses (discounts on loans in increased on deposit rates). If you have questions about how these nonprofit financial institutions work, bring them to the meeting! AHB meets on the third Thursday evening of each month at SMILE Station in Sellwood at 6 p.m., for three hours of camaraderie, networking, a buffet supper, and an interesting and relevant speaker. In May, that’s the 16th. Whether you’re a home businessperson or not, you’re welcome to attend. Door fee of $10 covers it all. RSVP requested for each attendee for meal planning. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP. More information on the group is online –

Portland Memorial’s Memorial Day observance is May 27: 118-year-old Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial will again be hosting a public observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be free refreshments, music by the Newport Nightingales, swing dancers, speakers, and a Scottish Bag Piper. After the ceremony, a special guided tour of the historic Portland Memorial Mausoleum will be offered “to those interested in seeing a major part of Portland’s history”. The public is invited to this free celebration, at 6705 S.E. 14th Avenue, just north of Bybee Boulevard.

Sellwood’s Classical Ballet Academy to present “Cinderella” and “Visions”:  Sellwood’s Classical Ballet Academy, May 23rd through the 26th, presents four shows of “Cinderella” and two performance of “Visions”. These full-scale productions will take the stage at Lincoln Hall, Portland State University, 1620 S.W. Park Avenue, downtown. “‘Cinderella’ is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. ‘Visions’ is a contemporary, modern, jazz, and fusion showcase. It’s high-energy and exciting. Dancers at CBA have gone onto professional careers and are consistently recognized in the professional and pre-professional dance world for their superior training, artistry and dedication.” “Visions” plays May 23-24 at 8 p.m.; “Cinderella” is offered May 25 at 2 and 6 p.m., and May 26 at 1 and 5 p.m. All tickets sold through PSU ticket box office – – or call 503/725-3307.

PGE opens new electric-car charging station: The latest Portland General Electric electric vehicle charging station convenient to Southeast Portland opened on Saturday, April 6, on McLoughlin Boulevard in downtown Milwaukie. The opening ceremony that day lasted five hours and included opportunities, for those who had not tried it yet, of driving an electric car. The new charging station is situated at 10834 S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, at the intersection of McLoughlin (Highway 99E) and S.E. Jackson Street.

New “Vintage Kids” space opens at Red Fox Vintage: Moana Rogerson tells THE BEE that she is a longtime Woodstock resident and mom and has opened a “Vintage Kids” vendor space at Red Fox Vintage, on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 46th, just across the street from both Safeway and New Seasons. “And almost everything in the space is well under $20. These clothes are recycled and were made to last; the clothes are cute and well made, and your kids look unique and adorable in vintage threads.”  Red Fox is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mike Caruso, John Ellis, Rotary Peacebuilders Club, plaque, Southeast Portland Rotary Club, Westmoreland, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Past Rotary District Governor Mike Caruso, left, presented Southeast Portland Rotary its plaque officially recognizing it as a “Peacebuilder Club”, on April 1 in Westmoreland. Accepting for the club was its Treasurer and Past President, John Ellis. (Photo by Eric Norberg)

Southeast Portland Rotary joins peace initiative: There are some 23,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, in most countries of the world, and for over fifty years Southeast Portland Rotary has been one of them – and still is. But the local club has put a bit more on its plate, becoming in March one of the first 120 “Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs” in the world as well. On April 1 the local Chair of this subgroup, former District Governor for the Oregon-Washington “District 5100”, Mike Caruso visited the local club to present its official recognition plaque as a “Peacebulder Club”. The local business and community service club thus adds more international service. Southeast Portland Rotary meets Monday noons in the community room of Moreland Presbyterian Church, and is always open to the public – accessed from the parking lot on the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 19th Avenue. The meetings include lunch by Laurie Austin. For more, go online –

Two dancers from Southeast Portland perform in Portland Ballet show: The Portland Ballet’s production of “Current/Classic”, a mixed-repertoire program of contemporary and classical pieces, on May 10 and 11 at Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University, will showcase the academy’s advanced company dancers, two of whom are residents of Inner Southeast Portland. One is Finnian Olson, a freshman at Portland Community College, who is in his third year at The Portland Ballet, where he is a pre-professional in the Career Track program. The other is Trevor Moss, an eighth grader at Riverdale Grade School, is also in his third year at The Portland Ballet. For more information about the show, for which tickets start as low as $10, go online – – or call 503/750-3157.

New outdoor “Urban Nursery” space at Milieu Collective: Milieu Storefront, a collective that hosts 7 shops at 8012 S.E. 13th Avenue in Sellwood, has been open for just over a year. “Roots of Joy” recently joined the collective, according to Roots of Joy owner Alison Lopakka Joy, who describes herself as an “urban flower farmer”. She “grows flowers from seed in the garage” and loves floral design. While getting her floral design business off the ground, she supplements with house plants, and “has now evolved into the driveway space” where she specializes in selling mostly perennials – vines, natives, shade-loving plants, and lots of flowering beauties. “Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly bouquet subscriptions available – as well as flowers for all your events, big and small.” Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5.  “However, during the peak season, Roots of Joy will open the gate earlier on the weekends.” Call 503/860-9402 for more information, or go online –

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