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



Communioin Bakehouse, Milwaukie Avenue, Westmoreland, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
Ryan Ostler and Katharine Zacher have opened Communion Bakehouse at 6116 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, at the north end of the business district. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

‘Communion Bakehouse’ latest to open in Westmoreland space


Once upon a time the small building at 6116 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland housed the dental office of A. Farid Boulori, who still practices dentistry in the City of Milwaukie, and who owns the mixed-use structure that took the place of the Black Cat Tavern at S.E. Umatilla and 13th Avenue in Sellwood.

Since then, the structure has been home to a variety of cafés; and the latest – just opened – is a family-friendly bakery and café called “Communion Bakehouse”, where recently had been “Satellite Dream Pizza”.

The new business offers indoor seating for 24, as well as 12 more chairs on the front patio for warm weather. Presently they focus on breakfast and lunch dishes, but this summer they hope to offer house-baked pizza as well.

New owners are chefs Katharine Zacher and Ryan Ostler, who hail from San Francisco. Zacher has experience baking savory breads, scones, and Danish. Ostler, who has a background in Texas BBQ, will produce smoked fish, brisket, house sausage, and bacon. The two are also proponents of native fermentation, and use naturally-occurring yeasts for breads, pickles, and hot sauces.

Zacher tells THE BEE, “We draw from many different cultures, and try to work in the elements we like the most – a lot of vibrancy, color, textures, and fresh herbs. I still love French pastry, but I like to spice it up a little. We’re keeping it a bit traditional until the neighbors get to know us. Currently we’re open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but in the summer, we hope to be open at night, too.”

Ostler adds, “We do a lot of ‘the classics’ here – with updates. We focus on freshness, and making everything from scratch. We live nearby, and did a lot of the remodeling here ourselves! We put in a rock garden out front, and will plant herbs along the front edge as soon as weather permits. Our reception by the neighborhood has been fantastic, in spite of the weather.”

For more information, call 503/719-5899, or go online –

Two Wolves drama theater, Sellwood, Rogue Pack, Spokane Street, Southeast Portland, Oregon
“Magical Musicals” instructor Julia Bray, at the Sellwood “Two Wolves Theater School” on S.E. Spokane Street, stands on the stage and talks with a family about the drama program. (Photo by David F. Ashton)

‘Two Wolves’ Sellwood theatrical school hosts first ‘Showcase Sunday’


Families crowded into the Sellwood Playhouse at 901 S.E. Spokane Street for an afternoon of fun, food, and theater on March 10 – as the nonprofit “Two Wolves Theater School” hosted its first Open House, called a “Sunday Showcase”.

“After an eight-week session of classes, our kids will offer performances for their parents and community members, on Sunday afternoons,” explained the school’s artistic and program director, Vanessa Hopkins.

During that March Sunday, the school’s staffmembers premièred a one-minute snippet of a musical play they’re creating about saving the world’s oceans, entitled “Nine Fathoms Down”.

The school teaches theater, music, and dance for young students, Hopkins told THE BEE, while financially supporting the nonprofit “Rogue Pack” organization with which they’re affiliated.

“We’re glad to see families signing up for classes; we’re showing that we are a real community of artists, and a part of the community putting a lot of love, and heart in everything we do.” Two Wolves Theater School registration for spring term classes continues through first week of April.

To learn more about this Sellwood performing arts school, go online –

Print shops, Southeastn Portland, Oregon
“Print Wizard” Terill Ketcham (at right), and printing assistant Genevieve Baldwin (left), work on creative printing projects at the Woodstock UPS Store. (Photo by Elizabeth Ussher Groff)

Southeast printing shops fill the need for individuals, businesses


For those who want to make greeting cards, copies of art work, or any number of creative projects that require duplication, there are many copy and printing stores in THE BEE’s readership area that make it possible. Customers are not always certain just what is available and are looking for ideas, so what follows is an overview.

A Garthwick neighborhood resident, Rosemary Ellis, had a lot of fun creating Holiday gift placements by pressing colorful fall leaves and laminating them at the FedEx Office Print and Ship Center in Westmoreland at 1528 S.E. Bybee, across from the Sellwood-Westmoreland Post Office.

Rosemary and her husband Walt care every day for their great-granddaughter Lila, and love walking in the neighborhood in all seasons, admiring plants and trees. “We are teaching Lila to be very aware of nature,” reported Rosemary, “and this fall we three picked up leaves for many weeks. They became brighter and more beautiful as the weeks passed.

“The young man who was working there [at the FedEx Store] was very helpful and didn’t rush us. I did the layout and Walt laminated them [the 12”x18” placemats]. It was a very positive experience.” To contact the FedEx Store call 503/231-0495.

At the UPS Store in Woodstock at S.E. 42nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, the printing workshop is newly expanded, now including the space of the former Pacesetter Shoe Store. About a year ago the wall between Pacesetter and the UPS Store was knocked out and gradually new machines were installed, including a wide-format printer that does Giclee printing that has made it possible to produce archival reproductions of a customer’s fine art and photography.

Finished Giclee prints can be a little over a meter wide, very detailed and printed on high quality archival papers. Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French word meaning to spray or squirt, which is what an inkjet printer does.

The key to most print creations there on Woodstock is “Print Wizard” Terill Ketcham, who has worked at the store for five years. “I got that title because customers were often saying that I was a magician or wizard when I helped them create something,” explains Ketcham.     

Barbara Criqui, a Sellwood resident, says Ketcham has helped her with many family projects including a birthday card for her mother’s 100th birthday, notecards for her granddaughter, typing of her handwritten memoirs, and a bound book of family history photos.

“We have seen a lot of growth during the past five years that I have worked here,” says Ketcham. “No matter what the project, I can do it!”  That growth includes making cards of all kinds, prints, digital copies for websites, envelopes, event programs, fliers, booklets, posters, banners, signs and design of logos. Many jobs can be done while the customer waits. To contact the Woodstock store, call 503/788-1400.

The Sellwood-Westmoreland UPS Store at 1327 S.E. Tacoma also specializes in creative printing in addition to shredding, laminating, notary, banners, fliers and spiral binding, which most UPS Stores do. Rachel Ginocchio, a Sellwood resident, has used the Tacoma UPS Store extensively for the personal, professional, and community work that she does.

“I adore working with the owners of the Tacoma store,” she says. “Afshan and Nabil pay acute attention to details, and are hardworking, kind, warm, and welcoming. They will take on any project, big or small, and get a kick out of challenging projects.” To contact the Sellwood store call 503/235-7122.

Another printing company in Southeast Portland that is widely known for its high quality work is Minuteman Press in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Over five years ago they moved from S.E. 34th Avenue and Powell Boulevard to 3382 S.E. 20th Avenue, just south of Powell.

Minuteman Press’s general manager, Amy Johnson, explained that their facility is known especially for the bulk and personal mailings they do for all sorts of events and businesses. “Our main focus is for business – for example, forms, digital and traditional printing, and a strong graphics department. We have two fulltime designers.” For a list of the many products that MMP offers, call 503/234-2040, or go to – A self-employed printer who serves a lot of businesses in the Sellwood-Westmoreland area is Gus Hill, whose company is called “Make It So Printing”. To contact Gus, call 503/235-1420. Products and services available can be reviewed online – 

No matter what your project, any of these printing businesses can turn your ideas or dreams into satisfying finished products.

Car into building, Clogs N More, Westmoreland, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
The driver of the smashed car phoned for help, while passersby surveyed the damage. (Courtesy of Henrik Bothe)

Car swerves into Westmoreland store


A peaceful late afternoon in the Westmoreland business district was disrupted on Tuesday, February 26, when a black four-door Hyundai, apparently southbound on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, suddenly swerved, jumped the curb, mowed down a street sign, and bumped into a building.

The damage appeared to be minor to the Clogs ‘N More store at 6809 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

“The driver got out of the car, but she was looking rather shaken,” said BEE reader Henrik Bothe, who snapped a photo of the accident. “She said she was okay when I asked, and said her foot slipped off the brake pedal.”

No one was injured in the mishap; the car was eventually removed by a tow truck, and no motor vehicle accident report was filed regarding this incident.


Association of Home Businesses, AHB, Ben Martinez-Bateman, Sellwood, Southeast, Portland, Oregon
A professional web and video game designer, Ben Martinez-Bateman helps you understand what to ask for – or to do – on the web, and will answer your web questions, at the AHB meeting in Sellwood on April 18.

“Web Development and You” – Terminology, Concepts, Best Practices: The presenter is Ben Martinez-Bateman – born and raised in Oregon, to which he has returned after taking a detour to Southern California to get a degree in Film Production and work in video game localization. This presentation will help you develop the language and understanding needed to communicate with and evaluate contractors for web work – or, to help you jump-start your own journey into hands-on web development. Questions about anything web-related will be welcome during the Q&A session. 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 April, that’s the 18th. 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 –  

Big grant made to Southeast’s Warner Pacific University: Warner Pacific University, on S.E. Division Street west of 82nd Avenue, reports that its Nursing Program has received a $350,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to furnish the University’s new simulation-based learning labs. The purpose of the learning labs is to simulate complex and nuanced health care scenarios using state of the art equipment in a way that allows students to practice realistic patient care in a controlled environment. In pre-licensure nursing programs, simulated learning can substitute for up to 50 percent of traditional clinical experience. A “high fidelity” simulation decreases the fears many new nursing students have of failing with live patients, according to Dr. Linda Campbell, Dean of Nursing at Warner Pacific University. Warner Pacific received this grant, in part, due to the University’s success in serving students from diverse backgrounds.

Professional college counselor offers free info: On Sunday, April 14, 3-4 p.m., college counselor Jody Bothe presents a free local talk – “8 Mistakes to Avoid when Navigating the College Admissions Process”. She bills it as “an interactive workshop to start students and parents along the path of college discovery and general navigation of this exciting and often overwhelming phase in a student’s life.”  Q&A follows. If you’d like to attend, RSVP, and request details, at – – or, call 503/679-2777.

April Sellwood exhibition honors “Photo Month”: Roll-Up Gallery, 1715 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood, announces its April exhibition, “Quadraphotique”, presenting the work of four women photographers: Heidi Kirkpatrick, Anna Daedalus, Jayna Conkey, and Jan Cook. In conjunction with Portland Photo Month, the exhibit features Heidi Kirkpatrick’s deep Prussian blue cyantypes on vintage clothing; Jan Cook’s photograms of distinctive lightbulbs, altered with chromoskedasic painting; Jayna Conkey’s Withdrawn series, embodying the twin responses of censorship and voyeurism; and Anna Daedalus’s Enfolded series, mimicking the sheltering concavity of riparian wetlands.” The showing runs from April 5 through the 27th, with the opening reception on Friday, April 5, 5-9 p.m. Otherwise, the gallery is open for viewing Fridays and Saturdays noon until five each week (and by appointment). For information, call 503/267-5835; online at –  

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