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 Pharmacy, Mike Dardis, Pat Hubbell, Milwaukie Avenue, Brooklyn, Southeast Portland, Oregon
From left is Mike Dardis, former owner of Brooklyn Pharmacy, and his daughter, Kelly McAlbin who still works there; and new owners Pat and Kim Hubbell. All are attired in the store’s new emblematic T-shirts – which are for sale! (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn Pharmacy, sold a year ago, completes its remodel


One of the long-established businesses in the Brooklyn neighborhood – Brooklyn Pharmacy – gained a new owner last year, when its longtime proprietor, Pharmacist Mike Dardis, retired. It has remained open at 3131 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue while new owners Pat and Kim Hubbell engaged in a very extensive, months-long remodel.

The work is now done, and it was celebrated with a Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, October 20. The Hubbells took time out to greet neighbors and guests with smiles, snacks, balloons, free tote bags, and informal tours of the newly-restored building.

Mike Dardis, who owned and operated the business for decades, was also on hand to enjoy the updates; his daughter Kelly McAlbin continues working there as a Pharmacist. After a half century of serving the neighborhood, Dardis remarked with a grin, “After 53 years, I just kind of ran out of gas.”

Brooklyn Pharmacy is one of the very few privately-owned drugstores in Portland. Dardis reflected, “It was very important to me that the business retain its name and historical community traditions. When I met Pat Hubbell [who received his pharmacist’s license in 1993 from the University of Kansas] we hit it off immediately. He had co-owned a Kansas pharmacy for eight years before moving here, so he knew all the ins and outs of the business.”

For his part, Hubbell told the THE BEE, “It’s great having Kelly here as a second Pharmacist, in case I have to go somewhere during the day. Her son and our kids also work here as part of our staff of seven. Our two pharmacy families came together ideally, to make a nice transition for the business.”

Hubbell has been working with contractors and city permit processes to update the building while maintaining regular business hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While there are still a few finishing touches to be made and bit of additional shelving to be installed, the pharmacy has continued all its regular services, and has even added a selection of pet products and services. “We fill a lot of animal prescriptions here, and want to treat our patients’ pets, as well as their own needs,” said Kim. “I'm surprised at how well those pet items are selling.”

The Hubbells still provide a home for all the antique pharmaceuticals that have long been displayed in the pharmacy. “We’ve sorted through them, and we plan another shelf for them all across the north wall,” commented Kim. “Currently we have one of the old antique medical cases filled with those, as well as the old penny-weight scale. We've set up a new display on the south wall showing old vs. new medicines used over the years – to treat allergies, stomach upsets, and relieve pain. It’s fascinating how medicines have changed over the years!”

Pat Hubble observed that they offer shots for flu and pneumonia, and are building a list for shingles vaccine (of which there’s a currently nationwide shortage). “The biggest request we have, though,” he remarked, “Is that everybody wants an old-style soda fountain here, like the one that used to be in the old pharmacy across the street in the early 1900's. I'll have to wait on that concept until we get settled, though.”

Besides the brand new hardwood flooring, and the new doors and shelving, Hubbell told THE BEE, “Our new service features include immunizations, delivery, compounding, patient compliance packaging, ADA parking, new vitamin lines and products, and our own T-shirts! We also share the parking lot with nearby businesses.

“We have staunch supporters in the neighborhood, and everyone’s been so friendly. People still tell me they’ll bring in more antique medical items, even though we haven’t gotten all the old ones on display yet.”

For information, or to call in a prescription or a renewal, the phone number is 503/234-3488.


Classical Ballet Academy, A Christmas Carol, Ebineezer Scrooge, Sellwood, PSU, Portland, Oregon

Sellwood’s “Classical Ballet Academy” presents two shows: Classical Ballet Academy, situated in Sellwood at the point at which S.E. Milwaukie converges on 17th Avenue, presents four performances of “The Nutcracker” and two performances of “A Christmas Carol” in December – an annual event characterized as “a wonderful tradition for the entire family”. “The Nutcracker” follows Clara and her beloved nutcracker on a magical Christmas Eve journey. The two survive a raging battle between a horde of roguish rats and toy soldiers. They experience the wintry beauty of the snow forest and its dancing snowflakes. “A Christmas Carol” is a “spectacular dance adaptation of Charles Dickens' most well-known story”. The high-energy show, based on the original Broadway musical, showcases dancers from Classical Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz Program. All performances are at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Avenue. “A Christmas Carol” is performed December 13th at 8 p.m. and December 14th at 8 p.m. “The Nutcracker” runs December 15th at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and December 16th at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. All tickets are being sold through the PSU ticket box office, which is online at – – or, call 503/725-3307. Prices are $25 for Adults 18+), or $19 for Seniors aged 65+ & Youths aged 10-17. $14 for ages 2-9.

“Thanksgiving weekend” retail promotion includes Southeast: The 8th annual “Little Boxes” Holiday Season shopping promotion, intended to encourage patronizing local businesses, includes participating stores in all of Portland’s business districts, including those in Inner Southeast. It starts on “Black Friday”, November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, and continues through Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. “As the support organization for Portland’s 50 neighborhood business districts, ‘Venture Portland’ is proud to once again partner with ‘Little Boxes’ to ensure the season is merry and bright for local retailers,” said Heather Hoell, Executive Director of city-sponsored Venture Portland. “In Portland, where 98% of neighborhood businesses have five or fewer employees, shopping small is really big. And, Portlanders can feel good knowing when they shop local, their money stays home for the Holidays: For every $1 spent at a local business, 70% stays in the local Portland economy.” For a list of all participating shops throughout the city, go online –

Christmas Season starts in Woodstock on December 8: The 8th annual “Woodstock Tree Lighting” takes place starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, December 8th, hosted again by the Homestead Schoolhouse. Come by for free goodies from local restaurants, and warm up by the fire pit roasting s’mores. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Homestead Schoolhouse is across from Otto’s, at 4121 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Open to the whole community.

“Music Together of Portland” celebrates 20th Anniversary: “Music Together” is holding free classes for families’ young children in Inner Southeast Portland as part of its year-long 20th year anniversary celebration! On Thursday, December 13, there will be free family music classes for children ages 0-5 and their grownups, at Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard – enter down the ramp from the parking lot on S.E. 19th. The morning classes are conducted in English, and the late afternoon/evening classes are bilingual Spanish/English classes. Please sign up so they know you’re coming; go online – – or call 503/236-4304.

OLCC statewide promotion has winner in Woodstock: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s first-ever public drawing for rare and limited edition liquors ended on Thursday, October 18. A total of 2,261 eligible entrants from throughout Oregon entered the drawing for an opportunity to purchase one of six bottles of 2018 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. Six winners, selected randomly from all entries statewide, were drawn on Friday, October 19 at 9 a.m., and there was one winner drawn in Inner Southeast: Amy Quimby, who entered at Woodstock Liquor on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Based on total eligible entrants, the odds of winning that chance to purchase the rare liquor were 1 in 377.

Prana Pilates, 17th Avenue, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
The entrance to Prana Pilates and Wellness; it’s now open at 8623 S.E. 17th Avenue.

Prana Pilates and Wellness Center is open in Sellwood: Fruzsina Varga is a co-owner of, and is also General Manager of, Prana Pilates and Wellness Center, which opened recently in Sellwood at 8628 S.E. 17th Avenue. She is also currently a Board Member of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance business association. She tells THE BEE: “Our business serves the local community by providing over 60 group Pilates Reformer Classes from beginner to advanced level each week, along with different workshops, events, various guided meditation classes, and private Pilates sessions that help facilitate the complete transformation of the body, mind, and soul. Amongst the colorful programs also offered are nutritional therapy consultations and energy work, including but not limited to Jikiden Reiki, Egyptian Healing Rods session, DNA Life Activation, and so forth.” Telephone 503/765-8822; online at –  

Cleveland grad inducted into PIL Hall of Fame: Abby Reuler Tolchin, a 2002 Cleveland High School grad, was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 21. She was one of 36 athletes honored this year. She was a first team All-PIL selection in Soccer, and doubles champion in Tennis. Cleveland inducted her into its Hall of Fame in 2016; she lives on Crystal Springs Boulevard in Inner Southeast. Inducted with her was Richard “Dick” Hennessy, a Benson High grad from 1948. He was one of two recipients of the Roy Love Distinguished Service Award this year. He lettered three years, each, in Football and Track, and coached Football, Wrestling, and Track 30 years at Sweet Home, Grant, and Benson. He was Athletic Director at Benson from 1971-75. An award in his name is given to Benson's Outstanding Senior Athlete each year. The PIL has a 118-year history.  The 31st Induction Ceremony brought HOF membership to 921.

Windermere “Share the Warmth” campaign underway: Real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are again gathering coats and blankets in Windermere Real Estate’s annual “Share the Warmth” campaign. November 5 through December 19, Windermere brokers will be collecting new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets for the local community. In the Southeast Portland area, the donations will benefit Transition Projects, a local nonprofit that helps people transition from homelessness to housing. The public can stop by participating Windermere offices to drop off donations. The Windermere Westmoreland office is situated at 1610 S.E. Bybee Boulevard.

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