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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Powell Boulevard, shopping mall, Original Taco House, Southeast Portland, Creston Kenilworth, Oregon
The former Original Taco House building at 3550 S.E. Powell Boulevard will soon become “John's Marketplace”, part of a new 2.8-acre mall to be developed at the site. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New mall planned for Powell Boulevard at 35th


Powell Boulevard in Inner Southeast appears to be becoming a shopping destination. Recently a “mini Target” store opened just east of Cleveland High School, and now a 2.8 acre shopping area where the Original Taco House closed last year – at S.E. 35th Avenue at Powell in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood – has been announced as the planned location, with massive rebuilds and landscaping, to become a new center for restaurants, a food cart pod, and retail activity spaces.

Agent Mark New of the “Development Co. of the West, LLC”, has announced plans to convert the site, with massive rebuilds and landscaping, into a mall that’s a center for restaurants, a food cart pod, and retail and activity spaces.

“None of the current businesses will remain,” reveals New. “There will be parking on both sides of the development, which includes the Gold Bowl and Trillium buildings. Trillium will leave later this year, and Rose City Strip will as well. We’re currently working on a name for the project, which will depend on whether the City of Portland lets us use some of the historic signage.

“After we obtain the final permits from the City,” he continues, “We'll be under construction for about a year. The Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association has been very cooperative and great to work with. We’re trying to create a place for people from the area to eat, drink, and enjoy. As for activity centers, we’ll see what interesting opportunities develop once we pull the tenant mix together.”

One food cart opened there in May, and the search is on for several more, while construction continues. New is interested in locating “great food trucks” to add to the food cart pod, and says he is eager to hear suggestions. You can call him at 503/241-3312. The permanent food cart pod will be located between what currently are the Gold Bowl and Trillium buildings.

“John’s Marketplace”, a sprawling beer store and tap house in Multnomah, will open its second location in the former Taco House building later this year. Other buildings will eventually be converted into restaurants, bars, and retail sites. Although current buildings at the site may currently appear “run-down”, New says that they are “actually pretty cool.”

“It's all an effort to provide an otherwise pretty barren part of town with some much-needed dining and activity opportunities,” he says. “We want it to be the neighborhood’s living room; a place where people can go to work out, have dinner, or have a beer. Every street in Portland has one, except Powell.”

He also discussed landscaping efforts that are planned – involving trees, plants, seating, awnings, and modest parking.

New tells THE BEE that the developer does not want to “gentrify” the neighborhood, however. He repeats that he has been closely working with the neighborhood association and local businesses to find what’s most needed by nearby residents. “It’s a very dense neighborhood, with over 200,000 people living within three miles,” he reflects. “They deserve a good project.”

Portland Bottle Shop, Sellwood, Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance, SMBA, mixer, Southeast Portland, Oregon
The hosts of May’s SMBA “Spring Meet, Greet & Eat” – Emily and Travis Motter, at the Portland Bottle Shop – display the “festal board” they prepared for the business association’s members – loaded with cheese and charcuterie. (Photo by David F. Ashton)
Lee Cannon, Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance, SMBA, Southeast Portland, Oregon
It’s time for local businesses to make sure they’re “on the map”, says SMBA President Lee Cannon. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance ‘mixes it up’ at May soirée


Although the Portland Trail Blazers were playing in the finals on the evening of May 14, there was still a good turnout for the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA) “Spring Meet, Greet, & Eat”.

“Three times a year, substitute our morning SMBA Board Meetings with an evening event; and today it’s hosted at The Portland Bottle Shop,” explained SMBA President Lee Cannon, of the Sellwood American Family Insurance Agency.

“The focus is on socializing and networking with other business people, and with our neighbors, instead of conducting SMBA business; although it’s also the kickoff for our new website ‘going live’,” Cannon told THE BEE.

The organization also introduced an updated version of their “Walking Map”, and is still signing up businesses who wish to participate in their “Summerville” sale promotion – tentatively scheduled for August 3.

The Portland Bottle Shop on S.E. 13th was filled with more than 50 people sampling wine and enjoying hors d’oeuvres as the evening got into full swing. None there seemed to be unduly distressed that the Trail Blazers were behind in the evening’s playoff game.

Food cart, Vegan Supernova, Woodstock Boulevard, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Woodstock “Supernova Vegan” food cart owner Lindsay Sligh (left) and her employee Hannah Halford persevere in extreme weather. That may be a useful attribute if it gets especially hot this summer. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Woodstock vegan food cart still opened when snowflakes flew


Even when it was snowing and the streets and sidewalks were icy in February, the “Supernova Vegan” parked at The Joinery in Woodstock remained open, thanks to employee Hannah Halford walking the twenty blocks from her house to 4804 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, where she has worked for five months.

On The Joinery’s lot since November of 2017, “Supernova Vegan” has weathered all kinds of conditions and temperatures. Sometimes, Halford muses, customers don’t think about the details and difficulties of operating a food cart!

For example, after her slippery walk on Saturday, February 9th, Halford arrived and found the water source frozen, and the cart’s lock impossible to open. Owner Lindsay Sligh conceded that this situation can occur in sub-freezing temperatures. “We rely on hoses to pump clean water in, and gray water out. We take extra measures to bring everything inside, but things still freeze up.” That day they waited for the hose to thaw before opening.

Last summer, there were times when the cart had to shut down under conditions of extreme heat. “We had to close due to ‘inside cart’ conditions. When it is 93 degrees or more [outside] we have to close, because it is not safe for employees. So customers need to know that under adverse conditions they should check to see if the cart is open. We always update customers about our closings and hours. They can use Google, Instagram, or the voice mail message at 971/ 212-3387.”

Sligh tells THE BEE that this is her first experience owning a food cart. “Before choosing Woodstock, I looked around at different neighborhoods quite a bit, to see where there were [already] vegan options. A lot more people are eating plant-based food for personal health reasons.” She is thankful she chose Woodstock. Business has been very steady, she says, except during extreme temperatures.  

The menu at Supernova includes the Space Cowboy BBQ sandwich, the Hercules Bahn Mi sandwich (Thai glazed tempeh, with fresh herbs and vegetables), Solstice Fish Taco, and the Midnight Toker burrito (Mac & Cheese, BBQ tempeh, and Jalapeno Citrus Slaw, in a flour tortilla). There are also options for children.  A full children’s menu is planned.

Halford says a lot of people order online for food to-go, by visiting – – where are posted the full menu and prices. For those visiting the cart in person, hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the same hours apply to orders and delivery, as weather permits.

Of course, any food cart on The Joinery’s property will have to look for another home, when the local fine furniture business moves its operation to St. Johns in North Portland in October, and the block sells for an apartment building. But the Supernova tells THE BEE that they’ll be in Woodstock at least until then.

Foster Area Business Association, FABA, mixer, Foster Road, Assembly Brewing, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Assembly Brewing co-owner Adam Dixon, left, is welcomed to the neighborhood by FABA President Allen Rowand. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Foster Road business people mix at new brew pub


At a time when many famous, founding brew pubs have recently closed, members of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) met to celebrate the opening of Assembly Brewing on S.E. Foster Road on Thursday evening, May 9.

“FABA is hosting our evening event here, partly because what’s behind Assembly Brewing is a great story about local residents opening their business in our neighborhood,” said FABA President Allen Rowand of Gray Dog Digital.

“It’s great – not only to have a brewery within a district that serves good food, but also because it’s owned and operated by local people – instead of distant investors coming here to capitalize on our rapidly improving neighborhood,” Rowand told THE BEE.

As some twenty people associated with the neighborhood business district mingled, sampled beers, and ate, Adam Dixon, a co-owner of Assembly Brewing, greeted us.

“It’s true; I live in Inner Southeast Portland, off 39th Avenue; and the other owner lives off a street just south of Powell,” Dixon said with a proud smile.

There are many local breweries and brew pubs, Dixon agreed. “But we started on this idea about seven years ago, because we wanted to create to a special place, here in an area that hasn’t been well-served, offering a full-service restaurant that can seat 135 inside, and 60 outside on the patio.”

Depending on the progress of the Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project, FABA plans to roll out its regular summer events. Learn online – https:/


Jessica Wallans, Nike, Association of Home Businesses, AHB, Sellwood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
The speaker at the June AHB meeting is former Nike employee Jessica Wallans, who’ll share the importance of storytelling within business, with some quick tricks on how to gain adoption of your product or idea.

“Crafting Your Business Narrative” at AHB meeting: The speaker at the June meeting of “The Association of Home Businesses” is Jessica Wallans, fresh from an eleven-year career at Nike in business communications. Her presentation at the meeting will focus on the importance of storytelling within business, as well as some quick tricks on how to gain adoption of your product or idea. She enjoys working with clients – clarifying their complex ideas by compacting them into meaningful presentations, elevator pitches, and one-pagers. 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 June, that’s the 20th. 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 –

Iconic “Iron Horse Restaurant” closes: The Iron Horse Restaurant on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, a neighborhood landmark for decades and one of the best-known restaurants in the area, closed at the end of April. At the business, Peggy St. John told THE BEE that the owners were ready to retire, and the timing was influenced by the rising costs of operating a business. Since the restaurant did not own the building, it was decided to close rather than try to sell. The space it formerly occupied is now posted for lease. The Iron Horse had advertised continuously in THE BEE for at least three decades, and earlier this year St. John commented that the ads were “still working”; the May BEE was the first issue not to carry the monthly Iron Horse ad since at least the early 1990’s.

“The Joinery” makes it official – leaving for St. Johns: On May 1, “The Joinery”, long a fixture in the Woodstock neighborhood, announced that it is definitely leaving – and will move to the St. Johns neighborhood. The store’s announcement said, “We are sad to be saying goodbye to the Woodstock neighborhood that we have called home for the last 22 years. We are grateful for the support from the community, which has played a huge role in our success over that time. The expressions of support, especially over the past couple months, have been humbling and we are deeply appreciative. . . Although we are sad to leave Woodstock, we are excited to be moving to St. Johns. . . closer and more convenient to our Downtown Portland showroom, just a short drive down Highway 30 and over the St. Johns Bridge. Our lease at Woodstock runs through October, and we will remain through that time.” After that, the path appears to be clear for the planned apartment project on that Woodstock Boulevard block to proceed.

OnPoint lauds Franklin High teacher, and Tucker Maxon: Each year, the OnPoint Credit Union (once known as Portland Teachers Credit Union) gives prizes in an “Excellence in Education” contest (no teachers in the BEE service area were in those finals this year) – and additionally offers Circle of Excellence Awards. In the latter awards, one of the recipients this year was Myron Ryan, metalwork and manufacturing instructor at Franklin High School; Myron was the only “Circle of Excellence” teacher in the Portland Public School system this year. Also part of this competition is an annual Community Builder Award for schools, and one of this year’s five awarded schools was Tucker Maxon School, on S.E. Holgate Boulevard in the Reed neighborhood. For more information about this annual recognition, go online –

Margaret DeLacy, Eastmoreland, Portland, Oregon, “Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences Best Monograph” Award, “The Germ of an Idea – Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660-1730”.
Margaret DeLacy’s award-winning book.

Eastmoreland author wins book award: Margaret DeLacy, who lives on S.E. 30th Avenue in Eastmoreland, has won the 2019 “Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences Best Monograph” Award for her book, “The Germ of an Idea – Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660-1730”. The author profile posted at – – where the book is for sale, describes Margaret DeLacy as “An independent scholar. She received her Ph.D. in British history from Princeton University, USA. She is the author of ‘Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850 – A Study in County Administration’, and several articles on British medical history.”

First anniversary for Senestraro Orthodontics in Woodstock: On Thursday, May 23, Senestraro Orthodontics observed its first anniversary as part of the Woodstock neighborhood, on the southeast corner of S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Boulevard. The celebration included free ice cream for visitors from Cloud City Ice Cream. The firm has two other locations in the Portland Metropolitan Area, but the newest one is in Woodstock.

Collage, free craft, painted rocks, Milwaukie Farmers Market, Milwaukie, Oregon
The free Collage craft at the Milwaukie Farmers Market on June 16 will be using paint markers to enhance small rocks and pebbles. It’s free. Your artistry could result in a painted rock like these.

Collage on June 16 to offer a craft at Milwaukie Farmers Market: “Collage” is open daily on S.E. Bybee Boulevard just west of Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland. But, on one day this month, Collage reports it will also be at a table in the Milwaukie Farmers Market. It will be on Sunday, June 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2p.m., in the civic center plaza of the City of Milwaukie, on the east side of McLoughlin Boulevard, just south of Sellwood. The free craft they will be offering the public is an opportunity to paint pebbles and small rocks using paint markers; no sign-up is necessary, just come by. All supplies and the instructor will be provided free by Collage. Meantime, College also plans a free Craft Night at Nectar Frozen Yogurt, with “free crafting” with all supplies provided, 5-6:30 p,m. on June 4, at Bybee and Milwaukie; and another one at Pizzicato Pizza in Westmoreland, 1630 SE. Bybee Boulevard, on June 19, 6-8 p.m.

“Portland U-Brew” hosts fundraiser at Llewellyn: A note from “Zach” to THE BEE revealed that he is the new owner of Westmoreland’s “Portland U-Brew” and “Unicorn Brewing” – and he writes, “I am a former classroom teacher, so it has been important to me to do fundraisers for our neighborhood schools. I am also a Woodstock resident of nearly 30 years.” And, on the evening April 19, starting at 5 p.m., he was at Llewellyn Elementary School at 5 p.m., “for a brewing session that parents at Llewellyn signed up for at their school auction.” The event included a Japancakes restaurant pop-up, serving Okonomiyaki – with live music at 7 p.m. Not only did the school gain by auctioning off the brewing event, but a dollar from every pint sold was also donated to the school. The business is situated on the corner of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Tolman Street.

Business moves to new Sellwood location; offers open house: Anne McCranie, owner of “Fluid Movement + Massage, LLC”, has moved her business to 1635 S.E. Malden Street, Suite C, in Sellwood – and has announced an open house on Saturday June 15th, from 1 to 3 p.m. The business offers movement classes, one-on-one strength training, and therapeutic massage. At the open house, she will be giving away free class passes, private sessions, “Fluid” T-shirts, and other things (no purchase necessary to win). For more information, call 503/705-4762.

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