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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Sams Attic, CVS Pharmacy, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Sam’s Attic Eclectic Thrift Co-Manager Patty Pullen, stands with longtime volunteer Lori Johnson and new helper Linda McNulty, amid some of the merchandise about to be trucked to the store’s new location in Beaverton. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Sellwood loses thrift shop, may gain drug store


It was a loss many Inner Southeast Portland neighbors discovered – the sign on the door announced the closing of “Sam’s Attic Eclectic Thrift” store, on S.E. 17th Avenue at Tenino Street, just south of the former Penguin Pub.

“We closed at the end of October, when the family who owns this property – who had given us a very favorable lease for the last seven years – needed to sell the building,” said the shop’s co-manager, Patty Pullen, while walking through the shuttered store.

She recalled that what became “Sam’s Attic” started as a series of weekend parking-lot sales, held at a Lake Oswego church in 2003 to help support Good Samaritan Ministries; specifically to assist their schools in Uganda, which educates about 1,600 kids.

“We had to move our merchandise amongst ten different warehouses for our first nine years, until we moved here to Sellwood in 2011; so, having this wonderful building has been very good for us,” said Pullen.

Looking around at the high stacks of merchandise, clothing racks, and shelving, Pullen told THE BEE, “We were supposed to be out by the end of November, but we didn’t have a building or storage space; the new property owners kindly granted us extensions until the end of January.”

According to Multnomah County property records, the store’s property – and the adjoining lot to the north, once home to the famous Penguin Pub – were sold to CVS Caremark Corporation in Woonsocket, RI, the main office of CVS Pharmacy Inc., in December of 2018. The company did not respond to inquiries about a pharmacy being built at the site, but city records show that to be the plan.

“We have located a place in Beaverton for ‘Sam’s Attic’; but we are hoping to keep our foot in Sellwood, with a location here, as well,” Pullen remarked.

For more information about Sam’s, go online –

TomCat Bike Repair, WTF Bikes, Milwaukie Avenue, Brooklyn neighbporhood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Tom Martin is the new owner of the bicycle repair shop next to Brooklyn Pharmacy, on Milwaukie Avenue, just south of Powell. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New owner for Brooklyn bike repair shop


The bicycle repair shop adjacent to Brooklyn Pharmacy has a new owner, and a new name.

Tom Martin, proprietor of what is now known as TomCat Bikes, has taken over the space at 3117 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. “Basically, I’m a service-only bike shop, to keep costs down for my customers,” he says, “but I do also sell a few curated and new bikes. I offer safety assessments, tune-ups, overhauls, and flat-tire repairs, among other services.”

As for those few bikes for sale: “Although I have a Second-Hand Dealer license, I avoid walk-in offers of a ‘bike for sale’ by requiring a 30-day hold, no cash exchange, and a photo of the seller’s ID. This helps me avoid problems with stolen bicycles.”

Martin is no newcomer to the bicycle industry; he reports he’s been part of it for 35 years, and is a friend of shop’s former owner, Tom Daly. “I was one of his first suppliers,” he remarks, “and I worked here on and off for seven years before buying him out last November.”

He’s open year ’round, but currently his winter hours at TomCat Bikes are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the phone number is 503/232-4983; the e-mail address is –  

Iron Fireman, Collective, 17th Avenue, Brooklyn neighborhood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
This unique space in Brooklyn, used for the Portland Bazaar in December – with its high ceilings, and north light windows – showcase an inviting work space in the newly renovated “Iron Fireman Collective” building on S.E. 17th, just north of McLoughlin. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Brooklyn’s ‘Iron Fireman’ building now home to makers, and a bazaar


Those traveling along S.E. 17th Avenue just north of McLoughlin Boulevard have likely noticed the renovation of an industrial building just north of Schiller Street, newly rechristened as “Iron Fireman Collective”.

The main part of the building, constructed in 1920, was the home of the Iron Fireman Manufacturing Company, which made what was then state-of-the-art coal furnaces that used an automatic coal-feeding system – and controlled by a thermostat.

Although the building was later used by other manufacturers over the years, the present owners extensively remodeled the interior to provide “maker spaces” for small and innovative companies.

Currently, the tenants include:

  • +&> (pronounced as “plus, & greater than”), a collaborative studio;
  • ^5 Cider (pronounced as “high five cider”), a cider maker;
  • Automation Resources Group, a maker of control systems and providing robotics engineering;
  • Brooklyn Tweed, a knitwear design and yarn company;
  • Portland Bee Balm, a cosmetic manufacturer; and,
  • Ruse, a brewer of craft beer.

In addition, the large open second story of the building became the latest home of the nomadic “Portland Bazaar” on Saturday, December 15.

“This is our eighth annual Portland Bazaar, and of all the spaces around the city we’ve used in the past, this one is – by far – our favorite,” exclaimed Bazaar producing partner Delia Tethong.

In the welcoming space, featuring exposed wooden beams above refinished industrial hardwood floors, 72 vendors displayed, making it their largest Bazaar so far, Tethong told THE BEE.

“The calibre of vendors and makers here are the ‘cream of the crop’ of Portland makers; this is the perfect space for them to exhibit,” Tethong remarked.

For more information about the newly repurposed building, go online:

Growlerwerks, uKeg, beer, Brooklyn neighborhood, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
GrowlerWerks’ founders show off a sample of their “uKeg”. From left: Shawn Huff, Evan Rege, and Brian Sonnichsen. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn’s ‘GrowlerWerks’ expands to new location


Recognizing that Portland beer drinkers enjoy a huge variety of local styles and flavors, and that connoisseurs aim to preserve the quality of their favorites in pressurized growlers, a decade and a half ago three local craft beer lovers designed an innovative solution.

All three had engineering backgrounds – Shawn Huff, Evan Rege, and Brian Sonnichsen – and their “uKeg by GrowlerWerks” was financed by a Kickstarter campaign. Actually, they say, the uKeg, which prevents oxygen from reaching the contents, keeps ANY carbonated beverage fresh for two weeks. They originally set up their business on S.E. 9th in Brooklyn; but their success has prompted a move to larger quarters.

The uKeg, a double-wall, vacuum-insulated, feature-ladenj vessel in two sizes – 64 oz. and 128 oz. – has now been introduced in Europe. GrowlerWerks is partnering with Brouwland, Europe’s largest distributor for craft beer equipment and home brewing supplies.

With demand rising and the success of their invention seeming secure, it was time for the Brooklyn neighborhood trio to find new and larger quarters in which to expand; and after ten months of remodeling the space, GrowlerWerks has settled in at 3401 S.E. 17th Avenue, in the building formerly occupied by indoor soccer facility “Futsal”. The entrance is around the corner at 1690 Haig Street. The 18,800-square-foot warehouse now employs a staff of 28.

But the big new facility is not just for manufacturing, storage, and wholesaling.  Marketing Director Scott Davis says that retail customers are welcome there too, to stop by to see and to buy the uKeg. The hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 to 5. For more information, call 971/266-1477, or go online –

82nd Avenue, Brentwood Darlington, business plan, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
PBOT’s April Bertelsen, and Marty Stockton of Portland Bureau of Planning, tell neighbors about changes coming to S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and to the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Business zoning changes urged in ‘82nd Avenue Study’


Those who attended the January meeting of the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) on January 3 learned how business property zoning along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses may change – from Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) Southeast District Planner Marty Stockton.

“I’ve come here to share information about what’s called the ‘82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development’. And, while the overall study spans from N.E. Killingworth south to S.E. Clatsop street, this evening we’re focusing on the area from Bybee to Lambert Streets, bordering Brentwood Darlington,” Stockton said. “One of the near-term actions coming from this study is that we are proposing an important, but very subtle, zoning change we hope will reduce or remove barriers to business development.”

Specifically, Stockton said, the proposed change is from Employment Zone EG2 to EG1; both are considered to be “general employment zones”. “Within this four-block area, there are many nonconforming buildings, in that EG2 specifies a 25-foot front setback from the street.

“The big difference is that the zoning change allows for a 10-foot setback – helpful for businesses or property owners who want to expand, or to redevelop the property – since many of these [land] parcels along that area are quite small,” Stockton elaborated.

“This is one of the near-term actions that we could move forward on quickly; there will be a public hearing about this change before the Planning and Sustainability Commission on March 12.”

Presenting with Stockton was Portland Bureau of Transportation Senior Planner April Bertelsen, who updated PBOT’s work along the 82nd Avenue Corridor. Specifically, she told how the Bureau is negotiating some near-term improvements, before the jurisdictional transfer form the Oregon Department of Transportation.

PBOT also intends to carry out already-funded transportation projects, Bertelsen explained, including:

  • 82nd Avenue Crossing Improvements from the “Fixing our Streets” project (in 2019-2020); and,
  • Building sidewalks in Brentwood-Darlington, as part of the “Safe Routes to School” program (in 2020-21).

The BDNA meets each first Thursday evening of the month all year at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. For more information, go online –


Marina Martinez Bateman, AHB, Association of Home Businesses, SMILE Station, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Freelancer and executive Marina Martinez-Bateman discusses how business associations can best meet the needs of freelancers.

“Building a business association for freelancers”: February’s dinner meeting of the Association of Home Businesses introduces you to “The Freelancer” – today’s most common home businessperson; the speaker is Marina Martinez-Bateman. A guided conversation asks the question: Can we use Portland’s robust neighborhood business association culture to benefit freelancers and other home-based businesses? As a former freelancer, former business association board member, and the owner of a home-based business herself, she has a unique insight into the overlapping interests and needs of freelancers – needs that most traditional business associations struggle to serve. 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 February, that’s the 21st. 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 –  

“ZOOM+Care”, including clinics in Sellwood & Woodstock, are sold: PeaceHealth health system – a nonprofit Catholic healthcare organization based in Vancouver, Washington – and ZOOM+Care of Portland agreed upon PeaceHealth acquiring ZOOM, late last year. PeaceHealth announced that “PeaceHealth and Zoom will provide access to a continuum of care that offers consumers more choice, and convenience in how they receive healthcare services – ranging from mobile app-driven services and neighborhood clinics, to sophisticated specialty and hospital services. What is so exciting about this relationship is the complementary nature of our organizations, and our shared passion for being the stewards of our communities’ health and well-being.” In Westmoreland, Zoom is on the northeast corner of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Bybee Boulevard; in Woodstock, it’s at S.E. 45th and Woodstock Boulevard. The sale was announced as being set to close on December 31.

Westmoreland credit union branch involved with Llewellyn: The recently-opened Unitus Credit Union branch on S.E. Bybee Boulevard, just west of Milwaukie Avenue, reports that it has become involved with nearby Llewellyn Elementary School. The entire office team, they say, has started volunteering at the school – monitoring child safety, playing games, giving rewards to students for good behavior, and donating “a ton of goods” to the school, including cold-weather clothing and learning games. Unitus Community Credit Union is also a Portland Rose Festival sponsor.

WCBA invites businesses in Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington: The Woodstock Community Business Association – the WCBA – holds its open Annual General Meeting and Board election on Tuesday evening, February 5, 6-8 p.m., in the lobby of this year’s meeting-sponsoring organization, the Woodstock Branch of KeyBank on Woodstock Boulevard at 45th. Businesses and residents interested in attending, and enjoying the buffet showcase of tastes from restaurants in both neighborhoods the business association serves, are very welcome. Cost to attend is $15 (or two for $25); RSVPs requested by February 1 to Susan L. Williams at KeyBank –

Benefit sale this month for pet rescue, in Sellwood: Carolyn Ackerman, who recently opened “Petunia’s Place” on S.E. 13th just north of Tacoma Street to benefit pet rescue, announces a special tent sale of vintage and new collectibles, furniture, and more, on February 23 and 24. It is an “emergency fund raiser” to replenish funding for the disaster relief fund of Oregon Paws. It will be held under a large tent in the shop’s back yard at 8005 S.E. 13th Avenue. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cash accepted – and, for purchases over $100, credit cards will be accepted as well. Ackerman explains, “Because of all of the recent natural disasters, the disaster relief fund for Oregon Paws has been depleted; this sale is an effort to boost that fund. On average, Oregon Paws donates $4,000-$5,000 worth of supplies and medical equipment at each natural or manmade disaster it becomes involved with. Petunia’s Place and ‘Let Carolyn Paint It’ both contribute to this fund on a regular basis. Our goal for this fundraiser is $5,000, in preparation for the upcoming fire season.”

“Collage” announces two events in Westmoreland: Collage’s “Nectar Free craft night for February” will be on Tuesday, February 5, at Nectar Frozen Yogurt, 1631 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, 5-6:30 p.m. This craft will be appropriate for all ages. And Collage’s “Pizzicato Free craft night for February” will be on Wednesday, February 20, at Pizzicato, 1630 S.E. Bybee, 6-8 p.m. This craft is appropriate for ages 8 and up. In both cases, no signup is necessary, just drop in! All supplies and instructor provided free of charge by Collage. However, any yogurt or pizza will be at your own expense of course!

Sellwood gallery highlights “citizen censorship as art”: Roll-Up Gallery in Sellwood opens a new exhibition, February 1-23 – in which Nevada-based artist Jayna Conkey’s photographic series “Withdrawn” documents mutilated library books from around the country, transforming these reader-altered pages into new, multi-layered images. Her photographs of these anonymous interventions embody the twin responses of censorship and voyeurism. Opening Reception (with the artist in attendance) is Friday, February 1, 5-9 p.m. Roll-Up Studio + Gallery is situated at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood, and gallery hours are Friday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For information, call 503/267-5835, or go online –

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