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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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INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S

BUSINESS NEWS!


Sidewalk and road barriers and other materials, in preparation for demolition of the Joinery building on Woodstock Boulevard, have been stored on the block for months. Now another extension for demolition and construction has been requested and granted.
Sidewalk and road barriers and other materials, in preparation for demolition of the Joinery building on Woodstock Boulevard, have been stored on the block for months. Now another extension for demolition and construction has been requested and granted. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Woodstock’s ‘Joinery block’ still awaits redevelopment

By ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF
For THE BEE

Demolition of the building which once was home to Standard TV and Appliance, and later The Joinery, on Woodstock Boulevard between S.E. 48th and 49th, was scheduled for early spring – but there have been delays, and it has not yet taken place. The demolition will include all four houses on the same block.

The proposed Mill Creek apartment development – “Modera Woodstock” – is planned as a five-story complex with 194 residential units and 121 below-level tenant parking spaces, plus 6,750 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. This large-scale development has long been the subject of concern for a number of different neighborhood entities.

The Woodstock Library has fretted about loss of available parking for its patrons along S.E. 49th Avenue, as it has expressed during past public comment periods. Too, some tenants of the new apartment building who opt not to pay the underground monthly parking fee may be parking on the street beside the library, as well as elsewhere nearby in the neighborhood.

The Woodstock Laundry on S.E. 48th wonders if its clients will have problems leaving its own five parking spaces, because the only exit for the Modera’s below-ground residential parking would be on 48th Avenue directly opposite the Laundry’s parking area.

Residents along S.E. 48th and 49th expect there may be many apartment tenants and retail customers parking in front of their homes, especially since the building’s retail spaces will have no designated parking of their own.

Pedestrians fear facing challenges when trying to cross Woodstock Boulevard, due to increased congestion from construction vehicles parked in the middle of the street, or in one lane of the boulevard. And, with two-hundred-plus apartment tenants, many of whom may have at least one car, vehicles negotiating to get onto the boulevard, or turn left from side streets, may create congestion and a frustrating and dangerous situation for both pedestrians and motorists alike.

On July 13th, Marc Gaudin, owner of the Joinery block and the founder and former owner of the Joinery business, e-mailed a member of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association to say the block is still in a holding pattern, and may remain that way for months. He indicated that would be re-negotiating, and that the deal was looking a little more uncertain.

Then, on July 18th, he e-mailed again to say that Mill Creek had asked for another extension, this one for a four-month period. Gaudin agreed to it, he said, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. He said he was somewhat frustrated with the situation; but granting the extension seemed fair to him, given the amount of time and money Mill Creek had already invested.

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee (LUC) has spent a good deal of time addressing concerns about the scale of the development and its impact on the neighborhood.

Thatch Moyle, Co-Chair of the committee, reports, “The LUC was highly supportive of DOZA (Design Overlay Zone Amendments) before it was amended in Feb 2020. . .to strike [out] any of the added design overlay areas.” In short, design review is no longer an option for the Woodstock neighborhood. 

Les Szigethy, the other Co-Chair of the Land Use Committee, wrote in an e-mail that the project has been very frustrating: “The LUC had some very real concerns, not the least of which has been the inappropriate size of this building. 

“Our concerns about traffic and access to Woodstock Boulevard were not considered [by the Bureau of Development Services or PBOT]. The building kept on getting higher and higher, which was also upsetting. No one at the city seems concerned about pedestrian safety, or even the impact of this huge building on our schools.

“The LUC followed through every step of the review process with the city, and in each case our concerns were not considered. . . Apparently the city planners’ vision of our village bears no resemblance to what makes it a very livable place to call home.”

Of course, with all the delays, it still remains to be seen if this project actually will move forward.



At the new BAES Fried Chicken restaurant on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland, Manager Christian Lambert accepts take-out orders at the door.
At the new BAES Fried Chicken restaurant on Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland, Manager Christian Lambert accepts take-out orders at the door. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Fried chicken restaurant opens in Westmoreland

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

In July, “BAES Fried Chicken” opened its second location in Westmoreland. Owned by Micah Camden, the take-out restaurant is located at 1613 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, next to Unitus Credit Union, in the space in which “Boxer Ramen” briefly operated.

Manager Christian Lambert reports that no indoor seating is offered at this time, but they hope soon to set up an outdoor seating area in a parking place, as part of the Portland Department of Transportation’s “Healthy Business Permit Plan”.

“We specialize in fried chicken, served traditional or hot, which can be delivered by ‘Caviar’ or ‘DoorDash’,” continues Lambert. BAES offers a variety of fried chicken styles, from individual portions to family-supper size, with a variety of sauces available.

The “sides” selection includes fries, coleslaw, buttered corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, and collard greens. Although they don’t have a liquor license yet, “We do have variety of Slushies and canned soda,” assures Lambert; adding, “All employees are required to wear masks while on duty.”

The menu is available to passers-by at the door, or you can go online for it – http://www.baes.com. The first location of BAES opened last year in Old Town, in downtown Portland.



The brand new “Holler” family restaurant on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in the Meetinghouse apartment building, is offering takeout-only at present. But there’s a lot of table-space inside.
The brand new “Holler” family restaurant on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in the Meetinghouse apartment building, is offering takeout-only at present. But there’s a lot of table-space inside. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New Westmoreland restaurant adjusts: Opens ‘takeout only’

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

In July, “Holler” restaurant opened, as planned, at 7119 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland – on the ground floor of the new full-block-sized Meetinghouse Apartments.

The owners, who also operate the well-regarded “Bullard” restaurant downtown, are planning their large indoor space to host a family-oriented restaurant and sports bar – but, since the state coronavirus restrictions preclude that at present, it’s takeout-only for now, from a window facing Milwaukie Avenue. They expect to expand service indoors after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Offered at the street-side window are sandwiches (beef, chicken, veggie, or breakfast sandwiches), salads (ranch, Caesar, and spicy cabbage), meals, and burger packs, a kids’ menu with coloring sheet, and add-ons such as sauces and pickles. There are also sides of cornbread, tater tots, mashed potatoes, biscuits, side salads, and crinkle fries, as well as drinks and sweets. They even offer ice cream to go.

The new restaurant has received praise from customers for its “crisp yet juicy” chicken, available either as “regular or spicy”. Large picnic tables out in front are cleaned regularly, allowing customers to linger and sit, with social distancing – or you can have your order bagged to take home, or to a picnic.

“Holler” is currently open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and is closed Sundays and Mondays – and also occasionally for deep cleaning. Currently the business only accepts payment by credit card. You can view their menu online at – http://www.hollerpdx.com – or phone them at 971/200-1391. The menu states, “We do have gluten-free options: Everything on our menu! Except the cookies, cornbread, and biscuits.”







BUSINESS BRIEFS


“First Cup” is open again on Woodstock Boulevard.
“First Cup” is open again on Woodstock Boulevard. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

“First Cup Coffee” reopens in Woodstock: On August 1, First Cup Coffee at S.E. 41st and Woodstock Boulevard reopened for business. The two owners, the father-and-son team of John and Chris Myers, tell THE BEE they waited longer to re-open than some other coffee shops in the neighborhood, because they wanted to be “extra cautious” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meyers’ bought the shop in March of 2018 with the intention of being “good members of the community”. The shop is now open for take-out at the door on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In addition to coffee from Coava (a local producer) and Upper Left Roasters, they offer bagels and pastries, with breakfast sandwiches returning soon. Call 503/774-0577 to order ahead.

Sellwood’s “Tilde” announces closure: Debbe Hamada, whose “Tilde” shop has long been a fixture on S.E. 13th in Sellwood north of Tacoma Street, on August 9 announced she plans to close her shop. “After 14 years of operating this wonderful shop, I need to inform you that Tilde will be closing. This is not altogether sad news for me – the challenges of the last five months have given me time to reflect on how I want to be spending my time right now, and what I want for my future. Would Tilde be closing without the challenges presented by COVID-19? Probably not – however I feel good about this decision at this time. I’ll truly miss my coworkers (I look forward to seeing them everyday), the amazing vendors/makers I’ve worked with for over a decade (some who have become friends for life), all of the wonderful customers I’ve had the pleasure to meet through this business, and most of all, the joyful shop of Tilde. It was a great 14 years that is now coming to a close. Thank you for all your support shopping with us.” She announced the launch of a brief “closing sale”, ending on August 15 – and revealed that a new tenant in the space at 7919 S.E. 13th would open in October, “TASI Jewelry and Gifts”. Debbe added that the new shop “will continue with many lines familiar to you from Tilde.”
 
“Brave Care” pediatric medical clinic opens in Westmoreland: This month, the “Brave Care” chain of pediatric medical clinics is opening its newest clinic at 7215 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. Oregon is one of twelve states in which the urgent and primary care pediatric clinic is operating, and the new clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year. For more, go online – http://www.bravecare.com

Media observer and consultant Shane Kirkpatrick is the presenter at the Assn. of Home Businesses online ZOOM meeting on September 17 starting at 6:30 p.m.; RSVP to attend.
Media observer and consultant Shane Kirkpatrick is the presenter at the Assn. of Home Businesses online ZOOM meeting on September 17 starting at 6:30 p.m.; RSVP to attend.

AHB meeting examines how COVID has changed media and home-based business: As a media observer and consultant, this month’s speaker at Sellwood’s Assn. of Home Businesses, Shane Kirkpatrick, focuses on people and technology: How we interact with media and technology is critical for sustainable personal and business success. To maximize the process for multitasking home-based business owners, the discussion will center on lean business practices, how attention is undervalued, and how effective processes can increase and leverage our time, passion, and reach. Other topics: Modern window shopping, and the "new individuality"; media exhaustion; adjusting to the new "business as usual"; and moving forward with intention and compassion. Everyone welcome! Learn from and enjoy this conversation, along with the usual camaraderie, at the Thursday, September 17, meeting of the AHB – online at 6:30 p.m. If you’d like to join this online meeting, please email your request to – eric@ericnorberg.com. (Or call 503/232-2326.) Folks who RSVP will be sent a ZOOM link and password prior to the event. No charge for attending; but without your RSVP you cannot obtain the link to join the meeting.

Westmoreland Wells Fargo Bank branch closed: A staffmember at the Westmoreland Wells Fargo Branch reported on August 3 that the longtime branch on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, a block north of Bybee Boulevard, would be closing – at least temporarily – as of August 10. Customers are referred to the Oak Grove branch, south of the City of Milwaukie on McLoughlin Boulevard. There is a lot of change going on in the local banking industry; Key Bank earlier this year permanently closed its Sellwood Branch, but still has an active branch in Woodstock. Chase Bank, which has a branch in Woodstock, is constructing another branch in Westmoreland on the lot where the Dairy Queen until recently stood. And the U.S. Bank branch in Westmoreland, after a period of having its indoor lobby closed due to the current pandemic, in late July reopened its fully-staffed lobby to customers, requiring that masks be worn while inside. U.S. Bank also has an active branch in Woodstock, but has permanently closed its branch in Brooklyn.


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