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"!

Community Classifieds, want ads



Summerville, Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance, Southeast Portland, Oregon
At Westmoreland Ace Hardware on Milwaukie Avenue, Olivia – age 3 – was mesmerized by large bubbles made by clerk Ana Burr. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Summerville’ draws a crowd in Sellwood and Westmoreland


Scores of businesses in Sellwood and Westmoreland hosted a neighborhood-wide celebration and sales promotion, called “Summerville”, on Saturday, August 4. Featured were food, games, music, art, crafts, balloons, demonstrations, and select store discounts, as well as free trolley bus rides to encourage appreciation of area businesses and activities in the area.

Yellow and orange wooden flowers posted on utility poles by event coordinator Rachel Ginnochio of Rumpus Events signaled the passenger stops along the trolley-bus route, and free parking was offered by local banks. Sidewalk sales, giveaways, and bubbles abounded, as substantial crowds explored, snapped up bargains, and discovered new things about their neighborhood.

Sidewalk presentations included ballet performances at Sellwood’s Classical Ballet Theater, glass-blowing at Vitrelux, map-painting at Tilde, and a black-belt demonstration at Kim’s Taekwon-Do. Henna tattoos were bestowed at Sellwood’s UPS Store, and Foot Traffic offered photo-ops with the store mascot, a large carved-wood Sasquatch. Miller Paint offered popcorn as well as birdhouse painting, while Sellwood Pet Supply opened a puppy splash pool.

Zoom+Care in Westmoreland provided a first aid station for anyone needing one. Oaks Amusement Park had a prize wheel for free skates and rides, and at the neighborhood association’s SMILE Station, there was a table at which passers-by could “buy” personally-engraved bricks for in the pathway in front leading to the Old Sellwood Bridge remnant on permanent display.

Visitors did not go hungry, enjoying free iced coffee and tea at Starbucks and full-meal options at the Iron Horse Restaurant; other dining spots offered similar deals.

Games, contests, books, and raffles mingled with sidewalk sales, dances, and face-painting. A photo contest hosted by the recently renamed “Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance” business association, which was behind the day of fun, offered prizes for photos of Happiest, Silliest, and Hungriest Shoppers that visitors posted on Facebook and Instagram.

The six hours of Summerville also served as a preview for the 39th annual “Sundae in the Park” in upper Sellwood Park the following day, at which SMBA sponsored the evening activities, including a “Movie in the Park” at dusk, featuring “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which attracted quite a crowd.

Art Marketplace, Brooklyn neighborhood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
Belle Gryphon, age 11, was the youngest artist selling artwork at the first Brooklyn “Art Marketplace”; she works in black and white and in colored pencil. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Art Marketplace’ pops up in Brooklyn


A new monthly Artists’ Marketplace popped up on Thursday, August 16, at Rose City Coffee House, in the Brooklyn neighborhood at 3370 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. The initial family-friendly show (5-8 p.m.) featured some twenty artists, accompanied by a song-and-story performance by Olive & Dingo Productions. Shop owner Christie Gryphon welcomed visitors to what she calls the “Third Thursday Brooklyn Marketplace”, which she plans to host monthly to showcase local artists. 

Artists and crafters of all ages set up tables and wall displays around the coffee shop, selling drawings, watercolors, acrylics, chocolates, soaps, magnets, coloring books, pins, and more. Artists included old hands, such as Sherry Dooley, who has sold acrylics painted on wood for over twenty years, to Brooklyn artist Jesse Booker, who has created watercolor images for only a year and a half.

Brittany C & Dani Lee offered soaps, wooden spoons, essential oil sprays, soaps & more. Dawn Furstenberg sold black-and-white art and an adult coloring book she’d created.  And Tamara Adams presented bright acrylic paintings which she has been sselling at the Portland Saturday Market for eighteen years.

Pamela Wanous sold chocolates made in a certified kitchen. One selection, Mocha Meltaways, was made with Rose City Coffee, and will be available on an ongoing basis at the coffee shop. A local kombucha maker sold frosted wares in a corner, and 11-year-old Belle Gryphon – the youngest artist participating – celebrated her birthday by selling artwork done in black and white, and with colored pencils.

Artists often do not find it easy to find a venue to sell their work, and this monthly sales event should help showcase more local talent. To find out more, call 503/956-2211, or go online –

Dr. Seth Senestraro stands with his team at Senestraro Family Orthodontics
Dr. Seth Senestraro stands with his team at Senestraro Family Orthodontics at his new Woodstock Boulevard office. Dr. Seth also has fourteen year-old twin boys – not pictured – who occasionally help around the office. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Family orthodontic practice opens in Woodstock


When Seth Senestraro was in college, he worked in the office of an orthodontist who eventually became his mentor. He was told, “This is the best profession you can have.”

Dr. Seth, as he is now called, says that he thinks what his mentor meant was that orthodontics is unique. “We see families every month for a couple of years, sometimes as long as six years. We get to see what’s going on in their lives and watch them grow up.”

This can also be true of regular dentists too, but he points out that people tend to be more excited about having something done to their teeth and mouth that “changes their lives forever, in a positive way”. He likes to be a part of that.

In fact, in the practice that Dr. Seth has recently opened at 5612 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard – in the same building as Portland Children’s Dentistry – he does orthodontic work on both children and parents. He has been in practice for six years at other locations.

“We do a lot of adult treatment with braces or ‘Invisalign’. The latter is a set of clear liners that can be taken in and out of the mouth, and can straighten teeth without braces.” Dr. Seth says the ideal time for a first visit is when a child is seven years old.  There is no need for a referral, just call and arrange a complimentary exam.

What he likes best about his practice is “spending my days with my patients, getting to know them, and working with my awesome team. We have a large team, and can see a lot of patients in a day.”  He says there is gratification in improving a person’s smile and confidence. “Orthodontic work can also be good for the teeth and mouth in general.”

The practice offers interest free payment plans. Dr. Seth says they also give money back to the community, and do a lot of philanthropy. For example, he says, they are proud sponsors of the Woodstock Farmers Market.

A cartoonist designed their logo – a Sasquatch -- which is on their T-shirts.  Every patient is given a free T-shirt at the start of treatment.

To learn more, go online –; and for an appointment call 503/228-1945.

Big Truck Day, Green Drop Garage, Reed neighborhood, Southeast Portland, Oregon
In a “Security Signs” lift truck cab, Katie Burns helps her little driver, Logan DiTullo, get a feel for what it’s like behind the wheel. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

‘Big Truck Day’ in Reed neighborhood draws kids, families


With an aim to promoting their ecologically-friendly automotive repair shop in the Reed neighborhood, “Green Drop Garage” again hosted “Big Truck Day” on their lot north of Woodstock Boulevard at 5321 S.E. 28th Avenue.

“We do it mainly for kids; youngsters get to come climb on trucks, get in the driver’s seat, and feel what would be like to be a service worker,” explained the shop’s general manager, Mike McMillen.

Wide-eyed tykes eagerly dragged their parents up the street to get a close look at a CalPortland in-transit concrete mixer truck, a Security Signs boom lift truck, and a Portland Police Bureau tactical SERT rig.

“If they can clear their calls, we’re hoping Portland Fire & Rescue Westmoreland Station 20’s Engine Company can come by again this year,” McMillen said.

“Parents tell is this is all about their children, but it looks as if the adults are having as much fun as the kids,” McMillen grinned.


John L Scott Real Estate, charitable, Ronald McDonald House, meal service, Portland, Oregon
Woodstock real estate brokers again served dinner to parents of hospitalized children in Northeast Portland in August.

Southeast real estate brokerage again cooks for McDonald House: The John L Scott Southeast Portland/Woodstock office once again cooked on August 14th for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while they are in town for the medical treatment of their children at the adjacent hospital in Northeast Portland. This time they prepared a buffet of BBQ ham sandwiches, tater tots, green salad, watermelon, and cookies. The brokers who participated this time were Alex Roy, Jessica Hanberry, Michelle Maida, Cassandra Marks, and Shel Burnett.

“Small format” Target store on Powell plans October opening: The former AMF Pro 300 Lanes bowling alley at 30th and S.E. Powell Boulevard closed, as reported in THE BEE last year, rather abruptly – to make way for a new “small format” Target store, for which the building has been heavily remodeled. The store plans to open to the public on October 21, and in mid-August was holding hiring fairs to hire 45 employees to staff the store, which will be 32,000 square feet in size. Target’s downtown store is considered its first “small format” store in the region, and the Powell Boulevard store will be the second.

Roll-Up Studio and Gallery features Kelly Saxton exhibition: Under the concept “Weeds”, Sellwood’s Roll-Up Studio and Gallery presents two bodies of abstract art by Portland Artist Kelly Saxton – oil paintings and smaller mixed-media pieces. “Saxton’s practice has developed through observing the constant subtle changes within the Northwest landscape–changes that metamorphose through growth, bloom and gradual decline. Her tactile and layered works embody the passage of time.” The exhibition runs from September 7 through 29, on Fridays and Saturdays, noon until 5. Opening Reception will be Friday, September 7, 5-9 p.m. The gallery is situated at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood; for more, call 503/267-5835, or go online:

AHB, Association of Home Businesses, Zoe Morrison, Southeast Portland, Oreogn
Zoe Morrison presents part two of the program begun in June, at AHB’s monthly meeting on September 20 in Sellwood.

AHB September meeting is for both members AND guests: September’s meeting of the entirely local “Association of Home Businesses” features Zoe Morrison, and, “will shine a spotlight on the talents of our current members. Guests are welcome, and are invited to meet the group as a whole, while exploring a roll-out of the latest member benefits – and with an opportunity to talk about their own business. Meet and greet other business owners who’ve grown their businesses by attending the Association of Home Businesses monthly meetings.” AHB meets on the third Thursday evening of every month at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino in Sellwood, a block south of the “Sellwood Bridge Street”, Tacoma St. – 6-9 p.m. Guests pay members’ door fee of $10 at their first meeting. The meeting includes a buffet supper; RSVP to assist in food preparation, please. Call Eric to RSVP at 503/232-2326. More info at –

Independent “farm to store” grocer in Outer Southeast: Roy and Rosalie Crowe contacted THE BEE to tell of their new store, “Local Grocer” – started “to bring local farm fresh produce to Southeast Portland. We source food directly from local farmers, producers, and artisans. Our goal is to become the first ‘zero-emissions’ grocery store – providing consumers with alternatives to the oil industry and reducing our carbon footprint through the use of alternative transportation. Our goal is to achieve ‘zero emissions’ farm-to-store using an electric car to pick up farm-fresh produce for the store. Members also get a discount for walking, biking, or using public transportation.” The new store had its “first month celebration” on Sunday, August 5th, with local producers on hand to provide samples. “Local Grocer” is located in the “Small Mall” at 148th and S.E. Powell Boulevard. For information, call 503/761-5981.

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