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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!

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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!

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INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S BUSINESS NEWS!


Bullseye Glass Company, art glass show, Brooklyn neighborhood, southeast Portland, Oregon
“The Portland Rose” by Larissa Palmentere was first-place winner in the “Functional” glass category this year. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Bullseye Glass’ ‘Working Glass’ art on display through July

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

Bullseye Glass is presenting its 16th annual employee public art show – which opened March 15 – through the end of July. It’s in the upstairs gallery at their Resource Center, 3610 S.E. 21st Avenue in Brooklyn.

Some 40 employee entries display a wide array of artwork, demonstrating the use of various art glass made by the company. Many entries were created by female artists.

Fellow employees judged the exhibit, and chose winners in categories of “Functional” and “Non-Functional” art, plus a special category of entries by first-timers. In addition, company President Dan Schwoerer made the selection for the “President’s Award” category.

Winners in the “First Timer” category were as follows: Gold: Heather Foster, a studio instructor, created “Enough”, a striking painted sheet glass piece commenting on gun violence. The artwork featured the outline of an automatic weapon and the words “Enough! Thoughts and Prayers.”

Second Place in the First Timer category was awarded to Jennica Peters, whose entry “Every Self” was displayed at the start of the gallery tour. She called the colorful female she depicts “a direct translation of my drawing style transformed into glass.” Andre Buenacosa’s dual glass portrait entitled “What’s Your Fantasy?” earned third place among the First Timers.

“Non-functional” glass art winners were: Gold Award, Grahm DePouw, for a gray-green crystalline structure entitled: “Wave Goodbye to Superior, Welcome the Split”. Second place winner was Devon Willis with a bright wall-hanging etched with the words “You’re Fine”. The piece was entitled “The Yellow Wallpaper”. Third place was awarded to Austin Turley, who displayed a white cloudlike “salvaged glass” sculpture on a metal shelf, entitled “Sequence 2, The Shape of Things to Come.”

“Functional Glass” category winners were: Gold winner Larisa Palmentere, for a colorful array of cast-glass roses edging a mirror. The piece was entitled “The Portland Rose”, and invited, “Stop and smell the roses.” Second place winner was Sara Buxton with a set of two bowls called “Inside Out No.2.” The third place winner was Bonnie Celeste, who set up a blue and white table setting called “Mezze.”

The “President’s Choice” award went to a “Non-functional” creation by research and education artist Kim Sharp. Her flame-worked black stringer outline on a powdered print wafer resembled a utility squirt bottle, and was entitled “Studio Sketch.”

Although the art show is open to the public till July, Sales Supervisor Janet Bartholomew reveals that there will be a special Open House on May 4 and 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at which visitors are invited to “Make Your Own Wearable Glass Art”. She explains, “Visitors can assemble their choice of pre-cut colored glass pieces. It will take a few days for us to prepare them and mount fasteners, but their art can then be picked up about a week later.”



Year of the Dog, Rose VL 2 Deli, White Lotus Dragon & Lion Dance Band, Christina Luu and William Vuong, Powell Boulevard, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Costumed “Year of the Dog” dancers performed at the “Rose VL 2 Deli” on February 24, with the owners of the Vietnamese restaurant looking on: Christina Luu and William Vuong, at center. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Year of the Dog’ celebrated on Powell Boulevard

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

The “Rose VL Deli” (also known as “Ha VL 2”) at 6424 S.E. Powell Boulevard threw a post-Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) celebration recently. Colorfully costumed “dogs”, and the White Lotus Dragon & Lion Dance Band, provided culturally-authentic outdoor entertainment – ending in a cloud of colorful confetti.

The celebration focused on authentically-costumed dancing “dogs” over 7-feet-tall, accompanied by colorful dance band drummers in the parking lot facing Powell Boulevard, and attracted the interest of passers-by to the lively presentation. Some went inside to check out the restaurant's menu.

The restaurant makes its own flavored teas, coffees, and ice cream in-house, and offers daily soup specials.  A special touch involves black and white rice served in the shape of a star. Last year, the restaurant received a James Beard Foundation award for “Best Chef Northwest”.

Owners Christina Luu and William Vuong tell THE BEE they have been open for nearly three years at this location, although their son’s restaurant – “Rose VL 1”, on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, has been open for 15 years.

The Powell site offers authentic Vietnamese dishes with indoor and outdoor dining Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They added that they offer take-out and deliveries (phone 503/206-4344), and can accommodate customers' food allergies.

And they expect to offer a similar celebration next year too.



Boro Art Glass, Watershed Building, Westmoreland, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Paul Bonham is a co-owner of Westmoreland’s Boro Art Supply. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Artists in glass increasingly turn to Southeast for their medium

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

The neighborhoods south of Powell seem to be becoming the Art Glass center of Portland, if not of the Northwest. You knew about the art glass manufacturer Bullseye Glass in Brooklyn; but there’s Boro Art Supply in Westmoreland, too.

Those working with art glass tell THE BEE that Boro Art Supply, which features a large, colorful image – in the “Watershed Building” at 5040 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Suite NW-7, and Mitchell Street – is “Portland’s premier source for borosilicate art glass supplies”. Owners Paul Bonham and Mason Layman manage a showroom filled with plain and colored glass tubes and rods for “lamp-working” artists, who create in front of a torch.

Bonham shares that, “Borosilicate glass, which is a ‘hard’ glass, was originally used by the scientific industry. However, since the 1980s, people have been using it for art purposes. We carry a selection of Trautman Art Glass and Northstar Glassworks products. These two companies, based in Portland, are the first two companies in the nation to make colored borosilicate glass.”

The 1,200-foot-square showroom on Milwaukie Avenue just south of the McLoughlin overcrossing also offers a color selection of jars of powdered “frit” glass, ground joints and adapters, and graphite tools for manipulating blown glass. Bonham explains, “Soft glass, such as that produced at Bullseye Glass in Brooklyn, is worked in ovens, or ‘glory holes.’ Borosilicate glass is manipulated by hand, using graphite tools and torches.”

Most of Boro’s glass is slated for use in creating art, and comes in a variety of sizes in solid rods and hollow tubes. “We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” says Bonham. “You can contact us at 503/436-5066, or online at – https://www.BoroArtSupply.com.”



Shwop”, Marci Pelletier, Westmoreland, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
“Shwop” owner Marci Pelletier displays “upcycled” merchandise in her new Westmoreland showroom. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn and Woodstock businesses move to Westmoreland

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

The former Masonic Hall, at 7126 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, has added two businesses to those now operating in it – and both are businesses focused on “upcycled” items.

“Hazel & Pear” has moved there from Brooklyn, and will now focus on “gently-used furniture, home décor, cards, gifts, and handmade items from local artisans. Incidentally, Hazel & Pear is named for Oregon’s state nut (the Hazelnut) and state fruit.

“Shwop”, the membership-based recycled clothing boutique previously based on Woodstock Boulevard and then Powell Boulevard, and most recently at S.E. 52nd and  Woodstock, is there too – and will share the 2,500-square-foot ground floor sales area with Hazel & Pear.


Gay Reichle, Hazel & Pear, Westmoreland, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Gay Reichle, owner of Hazel & Pear, will focus on “upcycled” furniture and home décor in her store. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Gay Reichle, owner of the latter business, tells THE BEE she is excited to focus in a new retail direction, and will no longer accept clothing on consignment. On the other hand, Marci Pelletier, owner of Shwop, will continue to offer upcycled clothing, shoes, accessories, and vintage jewelry for the whole family.

A “sitting area” in front of the main floor stage will be available for visitors and kids, allowing adult shoppers time to explore, and try on seasonal clothing in the three dressing rooms.

Pelletier remarks, “I'm happy to settle in here – it’s a great space. May 12 is our six-year anniversary. We’ll have a fashion show on the stage along with other entertainment. We've also planned for a guitarist & Karaoke “Sip and Shop” event later on. We’ll continue to support the local community by providing shopping vouchers for women in need. We also have a program in which unsold items are passed on to a Native American community. We're proud of our ‘green’ ethic.”

Both these businesses are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. 

Shwop’s phone number is 503/922-1419; or go online – http://www.shwopnation.com.  

Hazel & Pear is on Facebook, and its website is – https://www.hazelandpearpdx.com.







BUSINESS BRIEFS


Kelly Kindrick, Association of Home Businesses, monthly meeting, SMILE Station, Sellwood, Portland, Oregon
Portland computer guru Kelly Kindrick speaks this month at AHB in Sellwood.

Assn. of Home Businesses hears “ups and downs of opening a storefront”: AHB member and computer guru Kelly Kindrick details his personal experiences, and lessons learned, in his journey from a home business to a storefront back to a home business again. The meeting includes dinner, and will be held on the evening of May 17 – it’s always the third Thursday of the month – 6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino Street, one block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Guests pay the members’ 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 at: http://www.AHBoregon.org.  

Spring shows downtown for Sellwood’s Classical Ballet Academy: Every spring, Classical Ballet Academy in Sellwood presents multiple performances of two shows in late May featuring its pre-professional students at Portland State University, in Lincoln Hall. This year, “Visions” – described as a “contemporary, modern, jazz, fusion, and hip hop showcase” – will be presented at 8 p.m. on May 25 and at 1 p.m. two days later, on May 27. “Sleeping Beauty” a ballet for the entire family, will be performed on May 26 at 2 and 6 p.m., and at 5 p.m. on May 27. All tickets are sold through the PSU ticket box office – online at http://www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/home, or by phone at 503/725-3307 – at $25 for adults 18+, $19 for seniors (65+) and youths (age 10-17), and $14 for ages 2 through 9.

Reed neighborhood auto garage gets recognition: The Green Drop Garage car repair shop, on S.E. 28th just south of Holgate Boulevard, announces that it has achieved the “Sustainability at Work” gold certification, “and is recognized for its leadership helping make Portland one of the most sustainable cities in the country.” To earn the honor, Green Drop Garage completed 45 actions to benefit our local community and our environment, which were verified during an onsite visit with a Sustainability at Work Advisor. “Being green is part of our DNA. We consider the impact of every decision we make whether it’s regarding services we provide for our clients or own actions,” says Farhad Ghafarzade, founder of Green Drop Garage. “That’s why we offer bike or smart car loaners, and harvest rainwater for the restrooms. We also present fun events for customers like a sustainability tour at Hopworks Brewery and bike-in movie nights to further encourage our neighbors keep a sustainable mindset. We’re 100 percent committed to reducing environmental impact both in the garage and in the community.”


Ronald McDonald House, Windermere Real Estate, Windermere Stellar, Michelle Maida, Westmoreland, Portland, Oregon
Shown, from left, are some of the John L. Scott Woodstock agents who prepared dinner on March 20 at the Legacy Emmanual Ronald McDonald house: Georgia Sohlstrom, Amanda Schueler, Michelle Maida, Angel Drinkwine, and Alex Roy.

Charitable dinner prepared by Woodstock real estate agents: Agents from the Woodstock office John L Scott Real Estate volunteered to cook dinner for the families housed at the Ronald McDonald house at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital on March 20th. Lodging and meals are free to families lodged there while their children are treated at the hospital. The evening’s menu included Chicken Souvlaki, rice pilaf, brown rice, Greek salad, tzatziki, hummus, pita bread, and cupcakes.

Eastmoreland Racquet Club reopens as upgraded Sports Club: What has been known as the Eastmoreland Racquet Club has been completely renovated and expanded, with facilities for more sports and activities, and a membership policy. According to its website, “The Eastmoreland Sports Club is operated by Portland City United Soccer Club, with Portland Futsal as an Anchor Tenant. We are committed to providing a quality, safe, and fun environment for all ages.” Upgrades include new on-court netting, an updated snack bar, and updated lounge area, improved gym equipment, new weight and cardio room, an updated outdoor swimming pool, and an outdoor turf soccer field. The location is 3015 S.E. Berkeley Place just north of S.E. Tacoma Street, at the east end of the Tacoma overcrossing above McLoughlin Boulevard. Club hours on weekdays are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on weekends 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tours of the facilities are invited; call 503/653-0820 to arrange one. The website is: http://www.escpdx.com.

News of past Westmoreland merchants: Inner Southeast historian Eileen G. Fitzsimons tells THE BEE she “Received a letter from Rob and Cathy Blakeslee, who had the great frame shop next to the Westmorland Ace Hardware store. Their lease was not renewed, (and the property has remained unused since they closed in December of 2016). However, all is well. They sold their house (more quickly than they anticipated) and moved to Lincoln City, where they are very happy.”

Open House at Woodstock’s Homestead Schoolhouse: The Cronen-family-owned Homestead Schoolhouse in Woodstock announces an Open House at both its locations on Tuesday, May 8th, 4-6 p.m., and will be registering preschool ages 2½ to 5. The primary Schoolhouse address is 4121 S.E. Woodstock (across from Otto’s). The Homestead Annex is at 4033 S.E. Woodstock, in All Saints. Open to all interested in meeting the teachers and seeing the space youngsters are learning in.



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