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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Childrens dentistry, Woodstock, 52nd Avenue, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Dr. David Raphael performs a first-time dental exam on two-year old Emma June Traylor, in the new Woodstock Boulevard pediatric dental office at 52nd Avenue. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

NW Portland children’s dentistry practice opens Woodstock office


Some children actually like going to the dentist. Imagine that.

Toys, kindness, cheerfulness, and even overhead movies help young children consider a trip to the dentist to be no big deal.

A new children’s dentistry practice has opened in the Woodstock neighborhood, offering “comfortable tooth and gum care for children from infancy to adolescence”. Portland Children’s Dentistry, which has had an office in Northwest Portland for four years, is branching out to serve Southeast Portland from this new office.

According to a spokesperson, the goals of the practice are “to educate children and parents about the benefits of a healthy diet, good brushing and flossing habits, and regular dental checkups.  And to make dental visits fun.”

The new office, located at 5216 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, has two dentists who split alternate days during the week. Both Dr. David Raphael and Dr. Patricia Peirano Franklin did their training in pediatric dentistry at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and have extensive experience with children. Both Spanish and Romanian are spoken in addition to English.

“Dr. David”, as he is called by his staff and clients, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and went to Tufts University where he did undergraduate studies in Biopsychology.  He then earned a Master’s degree in Child Development. 

Along the way he also served as Assistant Professor at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Dentistry Department, and as a Board Member of the nonprofit “Smile Oregon”, where he has learned to serve children with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

“Dr. Patty” was born in Santiago, Chile, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  After practicing there for five years, she moved to Portland and went to OHSU to complete her fellowship and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. She also served as an Assistant Professor at OHSU and is the past president of the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Both dentists have a strong commitment to community service.  Dr. David has gone on dental missions to India, Bolivia and Guatemala and is active in community service projects in the Portland area. Dr. Patty volunteers frequently at free clinics and has gone twice to Haiti, once for five months of service. Coincidentally, both dentists have families with two young sons who keep them busy and in tune with the developmental stages of children.

Business hours for the new Woodstock practice are: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Friday and Saturday appointments are subject to availability. Closed on Sundays. For information or an appointment call 503/489-8355, or email:  Online at –

Woodstock Farmers Market, KeyBank, Woodstock Boulevard, Woodstock neighborhood, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Woodstock Farmers Market Manager Emily Murnen welcomed Irina Schabram and Nicki Passarella of Amica Farm as vendors to this year’s Woodstock Farmers Market. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Woodstock Farmers Market is off to a ‘healthy’ start


Marking their eighth season, the Woodstock Farmers Market opened on June 3; but, fickle spring storms nearly washed away the market on the following weekend.

“We had a great turnout for opening day, once again,” remarked Market Manager Emily Murnen.

“Myself and our volunteers who live in the neighborhood said they heard from people all spring that they were eagerly anticipating the market’s return, when they could shop with our vendors and see everyone in the community again,” Murnen told THE BEE.

The market, located behind the KeyBank branch on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, hosts 35 vendors each week, from a roster of about 48 vendors who cycle in and out throughout the season as crops come in, and as products are ready for sale, she said.

“We’re always happy when we can welcome new vendors; this year including two small woman-owned farms,” Murnen smiled. “During the season, look for returning features, including Kids’ Booth, Community Table, and the Food Passport Program. And, remember that we have live music every week!

“It’s so much fun seeing neighbors get reacquainted, and people shopping for hot ready-to-eat food and prepared items – as well as the freshest produce and fruits, as they come in throughout the season,” Murnen concluded.

To see which vendors will be at the market on any given Sunday, during the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., go online –


Lura Frazey, Association of Home Businesses, A H B, Sellwood, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Portland-based professional writer Lura Frazey will help you write compelling copy for websites, at this month’s AHB meeting in Sellwood.

A H B talk – “Web Writing for Non-Writers”: Ah, the World Wide Web. It’s such a good marketing opportunity. No business should be without some Web presence, right? Right. And now you’re on the hook to write a blurb about your business – and you’re not a writer! Don’t panic. “Web Writing for Non-Writers” is for you. In this hands-on workshop, a professional writer – Lura Frazey – will guide you through composing a page of web copy that describes how you help your clients and why they should call you instead of your competition. You will leave the workshop with your web content written, proofread, and ready to be published. Plan to attend. Each monthly AHB meeting includes dinner and a program on the third Thursday of each month – 6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino Street, one block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. First-time guests pay the members’ reduced door fee of $10, which includes the buffet supper. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP, please, for meal planning; include any food restrictions. More information online – 

New dentist joins Westmoreland practice: Dr. Susan Smith of Whole Health Dentistry, 5805 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, announces that Dr. Corey Buring will join the practice as an associate dentist on July 10th. Dr. Smith remarks, “Selecting Corey is the next best thing to having one of my own children join the office. I have known Corey since he was born, because his mother and I have been friends since we attended Oregon State. He grew up on the Oregon coast and has been a patient in our office his whole life.  Corey spent multiple days observing in our office while in high school, as he made his choice to become a dentist. Corey attended Creighton University for his undergraduate degree and for dental school, then completed a year-long residency program in Spokane.” And, as a result, starting July 10th, the Whole Health Dentistry office will expand its hours, with early morning and evening appointments – seeing patients from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., “to accommodate working families.”

Unitus Credit Union, Westmoreland, grand opening, new branch, Matthew Micetic, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
The newest of the seven Directors of Unitus Credit Union – Matthew Micetic, proprietor of Red Castle Games on S.E. Foster Road, former President of the Foster Area Business Association, and Vice President of Venture Portland – was holding the ceremonial ribbon at left, as the new Westmoreland branch opened on June 13. (Photo by Eric Norberg)

Unitus Community Credit Union opens branch: The new Westmoreland office of the Unitus Community Credit Union opened with hors d'oeuvres, a prize drawing, and a ribbon cutting, 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. The new branch is in the newly-constructed business building at 1615 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, immediately west of Oaks Bottom Public House. What is today Unitus started as the Oregon Telephone Employees Credit Union in 1937, and currently serves “15 counties in Oregon and the entire state of Washington”. Online at –

Cemetery at end of Sellwood Bridge announces change: River View Cemetery announces the retirement, effective August 31, of its Executive Director, David Noble, who has held that position since 2002.   Rachel (Fox) Essig will succeed him in the position. She most recently served as General Manager of Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Northwest Portland, and served as the cemetery program manager for Metro Regional Government, where she oversaw the protection of 14 historic cemeteries. River View Cemetery was established in 1882 by William Corbett, Henry Failing, and William Ladd, and is described as Portland’s largest, non-profit, endowment care cemetery, and is operated by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees.

Farhad Ghararzade, Green Drop Garage, award, Reed neighborhood, Portland, Oregon
Farhad Ghararzade, founder of Green Drop Garage, receives the award in a June 11 ceremony.

Inner Southeast garage honored in downtown ceremony: “Green Drop Garage” in the Reed neighborhood on S.E. 28th Avenue, the slogan for which is “Portland’s eco-friendly car repair shop”, was named #3 on the “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2018” list published by Oregon Business Magazine. More than 360 companies and nonprofits took part in this year’s 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon. The top ten honorees were counted down at an awards luncheon held on June 11 downtown at the Nines Hotel. The business’ website is –

Soil Solutions merges with Eco Tech: Soil Solutions inspection and remediation firm, 3540 S.E. 28th Avenue, announces that it has merged with Eco Tech, which is in the same business. According to Tony Bustamonte of Soil Solutions, “This joining of forces brings together 2 of the strongest and most innovative leaders in the Pacific Northwest Environmental Business community. Though we will now operate as one company, Soil Solutions, you can rely on many of the same working relationships that you have had in the past at EcoTech. Your business will still be supported by the same people, and you can still depend on the same quality of work.” The combined business is online at –  

Bill Granger, Windermere Stellar, Westmoreland, Gilbert Park SNUN School, work party, Portland, Oregon
Bill Granger of Windermere’s Westmoreland office helped tidy up at Gilbert Park SUN Community School as part of Windermere's annual Community Service Day.

Community project for “Windermere Moreland”: Brokers from Windermere Realty Trust’s Westmoreland office volunteered recently at Gilbert Park SUN Community School, gardening, and helping prepare for a school arts and crafts event. In the photo, Bill Granger pitches in. Windermere points out, “Established 34 years ago, Windermere’s annual Community Service Day has been recognized nationally as a model hands on volunteer program and has been adopted by other real estate companies and businesses around the country.”

New professional garden designer in Reed neighborhood: Landscape architect Cathleen Corlett recently moved to the Reed neighborhood from Eugene, and is establishing her business here. She reports that she has a passion for Oregon’s native plants, and “loves to help her clients envision functional, beautiful and water-conserving outdoor spaces”. She can be contacted at 541/228-2832, or e-mail –

Brooklyn art supply shop celebrates 2nd anniversary: Artist & Craftsman Supply’s second anniversary in business has prompted the store to plan an Art Fair from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in celebration. Open to the public, with local artist vendors, free art demonstrations, “prizes, food, and more”. The address of the store, previously profiled in THE BEE, is 3393 S.E. 21st Avenue, in the Brooklyn neighborhood. For more information, call 503/236-0099.

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