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COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS

THE BEE's "want ads" are called "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 of Carpenter Media, 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 Carpenter Media online "Community Classifieds"!

Community Classifieds, want ads
 
 

INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S

BUSINESS NEWS!


Lowell’s Print-Inn closed last fall at 3303 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue after 54 years in Brooklyn, and the building was sold. Now, apparently, two new businesses will be moving in.
Lowell’s Print-Inn closed last fall at 3303 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue after 54 years in Brooklyn, and the building was sold. Now, apparently, two new businesses will be moving in. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

New businesses slated for ‘Lowell’s Print Inn’ building

By RITA A. LEONARD
For THE BEE

Lowell's Print Inn, a cornerstone of the Brooklyn neighborhood for 54 years at 3303 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, closed at the end of last October. Owner Chuck Kragero, son of the original owner – Lowell Kragero – has worked there since he was 19 years old. Lowell’s also owned the apartments on the second floor, among which were also the offices and computers of the printing business.

Over the past months, Kragero has been busy cleaning out the building and selling the equipment in it, while dumping trash into the two large dumpsters at the side of the building. The large mural on the north side of the building, created by R. Galeno in 1989 to celebrate Brooklyn Park nearby, will remain. Arrangements were finalized with the buyer of the property at the end of May.

Chuck says that, originally, the structure was home to a family meat market. He told THE BEE that he plans to spend some time at the beach during retirement. Some other businesses along that section of S.E .Milwaukie Avenue have also recently closed. However, the new apartment building currently being built at the site of the former U.S. Bank building is expected to be completed and open to renters soon, which may provide a boost for businesses nearby.

In June, the new owner posted a handwritten note in the front window of the building, announcing two new businesses that will be moving in: Top Shelf Records, and Honey Latte Presents.



Andy Schmidt of “Lord’s Luggage” shows off one of the many handmade bags he creates, admired and used by bicyclists at the “Eastmoreland Pop-Up Market” he hosted in May, in the former Eastmoreland Market building on S.E. Knapp.
Andy Schmidt of “Lord’s Luggage” shows off one of the many handmade bags he creates, admired and used by bicyclists at the “Eastmoreland Pop-Up Market” he hosted in May, in the former Eastmoreland Market building on S.E. Knapp. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

Former Eastmoreland Market buzzes with activity in ‘pop-up market’

By DAVID F. ASHTON
For THE BEE

It seemed curious that on Saturday, May 18, a crowd of people surrounded the entrance to the former Eastmoreland Market at 3616 S.E. Knapp Street – which for a time was a private home, and then was purchased to be used as a boutique print shop closed to the public. Now, it’s home to a retail business…which does not usually sell from that location.

“I’ve operated Lord’s Luggage in this former grocery store for about two years now,” Andy Schmidt told THE BEE. “I do mostly manufacturing, as a small one-man shop; but also, I do have a retail space that doesn’t do much business, because I mostly sell online or at events.

“But, because I have this cool space, I also host events like the one we’re having here today,” Schmidt explained. “Every now and then, I host ‘Pop-up Markets’ like this one – inviting people in, engaging the community, and being part of it all.”

There are “Social Hours” at the shop on the 15th of many months; their next one is scheduled for Monday, July 15. For more, click on the "Gatherings" tab on Schmidt’s website – http://www.lordsluggage.com.




BUSINESS BRIEFS


The ceremonial grand opening ribbon was cut at Ruby Brews on Friday, May 31.
The ceremonial grand opening ribbon was cut at Ruby Brews on Friday, May 31. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

‘RubyBrews Café’ opens in Red Castle Games: May 31 was grand opening day for Ruby Brews Café Bar, a new café now open inside Red Castle Games, in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood. Ruby Brews Café Bar aims to be more than just a café,” said manager Ophi Joughin at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We intend it to be a ‘community hub’, where gamers and non-gamers alike can come together, share their passion for games and puzzles, and enjoy a variety of delicious beverages and food.” Red Castle Games and Ruby Brews Café Bar are situated at 7160 S.E. Foster Road.

SMILE seeks part-time employee: SMILE, the neighborhood association for Sellwood and Westmoreland, is looking for a part time Event & Operations Coordinator to assist the Director of Operations. These are the only two paid positions of the otherwise volunteer operation, and they oversee two rental facilities – SMILE Station itself, and Oaks Pioneer Church in Sellwood, for which SMILE is the renting agent. The new part-time employee will assist the Director of Operations with weekly operations of the two venues. Responsibilities include customer care by email, phone and in person, facilities oversight and event setup, event and tour scheduling. Flexible schedule. Pay is $25 per hour; with an on-call stipend + hourly rate when called in. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to – smilestation@sellwood.org  

Southeast Portland Rotary Club closes: The 60-year-old Southeast Portland Rotary Club is dissolving effective July 1, after many years of service and making a difference in Southeast Portland. The reason is a decline in membership below a sustainable level. In closing the club and its concurrent nonprofit foundation, the entire treasury of the foundation was dispersed in a series of grants, including substantial grants to “The Meals on Wheels People”, and to the Sellwood Community House. Memories of Southeast Portland Rotary will remain available for a limited time online – http://www.southeastportlandrotary.com – but meantime, former members of the club are urged to consider joining East Portland Rotary, which meets for a luncheon meeting on Thursday noons in the Garden Garage meeting room of the Moda Center, with all meetings carried live on ZOOM as well. East Portland Rotary was the original sponsor of Southeast Portland Rotary sixty years ago. For more information on the East Portland Rotary Club, go online – http://www.eastportlandrotary.org

Southeast business cited by EPA; issues corrected: In early June, the EPA announced that East Side Plating, Inc. located at 8400 S.E. 26th Place in Southeast Portland, would pay a fine of $139,505 for what had been determined to be violations of the Clean Air Act in 2022. These violations were in regard to electroplating, a type of metal finishing that under some circumstances can produce harmful emissions of hazardous air pollutants. However, the EPA also announced in its press release, that “As of Monday, June 10, East Side Plating has corrected all issues identified by EPA.”




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