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OUT AND ABOUT This month, Kathy and Judy visit Frank’s Noodle House in Northeast Portland’s Lloyd District where they find Frank
Fong running a busy restaurant that specializes in the delicious hand-pulled noodles he learned how to make from his mother. PAGE 14
MERCY! Trailblazer legend Jerome Kersey
shoots hoops with kids at Windermere Stellar’s
Friends of the Children event. PAGE 20
at the new Orchard Supply Hardware store in Hollywood, leads
a workshop on converting bottles into functional lamps. PAGE 6
DOMO ARIGATO A Grant High School robotics team
took first place from the 24 teams that competed in the
2014 Bunnybots competition at Catlin Gabel School. PAGE 26
DAMME GOOD The team at Ken Van
Damme’s Automotive celebrated 20 years
of neighborhood business in January. PAGE 8
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Eclectic Kitchen
celebrates fifth anniversary
of service in Beaumont Village
Just over five years ago, Ian and Lora
Whitley Bramson drove up and down
Northeast Fremont Street between their
“fixer home” in Alberta to the west and their
daughter’s child care to the east. “We were
engaged in private catering and raising a
family,” said Lora Whitley Bramson, “and
we noticed that this little restaurant on
Fremont and 50th had closed.” Further
research uncovered the restaurant was for
sale, so the couple jumped at the chance to
begin their own business.
On February 1, 2010, Eclectic Kitchen
opened at 4936 N.E. Fremont St. and
business has been steadily improving every
Celebrating our
year. On a recent weekday, a customer
reserved a corner of the dining area for “a
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more customers walked in who had never
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been there. To them, head waiter Mike
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has breakfast and lunch menus. One item
served, gluten-free bread and biscuits, is
rarely available in restaurants.
“Ian was raised in London, and his
mother was West Indian—his cooking has a
West Indian flavor,” Lora Whitley Bramson
confided. She said they had considered
other names for the business but decided
on Eclectic Kitchen, one they had picked
early on. The first five years, the couple has
been able to operate between 8 a.m. and 2
p.m. in the afternoon six days weekly (closed
Mondays) with just one employee, but they
just hired an additional cook and a waitress
so they can open Friday and Saturday
evenings for a “Weekend Supper Club.”
Moving into their sixth year, Lora Whitley
Bramson said they may also be going for
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City mulls short-stay
regulations, advocacy
group urges to be included
Regulating residential rental businesses
allowing short stays in their facilities still
appears to be on the City of Portland’s
front legislative burners. In midJanuary, the Council was examining two
amendments that would affect short-term
rentals in Portland.
Speaking for the Short Term Rental
Advocacy Center (STRAC), part of a
nationwide organization lobbying for
regulations beneficial to the hospitality
and tourist industries, Philip Minardi
cautioned that business owners need to
be in on the conversation: “Before moving
forward with new amendments to what is
still a very new regulatory ordinance, city
policymakers have the responsibility to
bring all short-term rental stakeholders to
the table to provide input.”
Minardi said that excluding local
short-term rental owners and their
customers resulted in the City structuring
an ordinance that falls short of meeting
owners’ needs. He called for “making the
regulatory process for rental providers
easy and affordable...the only path
to improving compliance, which will
ultimately lead to greater economic
benefits to the entire city.”
Minardi went on to say that one of the
amendments being considered by the
Council burdens the short-term platforms
like AirBnB with collecting a city tax on
lodging. He characterized this regulation
as “simply an abdication of responsibility
by the city of Portland and a violation
of the privacy of the platforms’ end
Eclectic Kitchen
owners Ian and
Lora Whitley
Bramson, front,
and head waiter
Mike Boyle get
ready for the
restaurant’s
sixth year in the
Beaumont-Wilshire
Business District,
bordering Cully
and Rose City Park
neighborhoods.
Steadily improving
business and a
stream of new
customers have
moved them to
expand hours for a
Weekend Supper
Club on Friday and
Saturday evenings.
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The dining area
backdrop for the
newest HOTLIPS
Pizza Store in
the Hollywood
Business District,
a 100-year-old
historic wall
billboard for
White River
Flour looms over
customers and
is a conversation
piece. The mural
was discovered
after a 2013 fire
totally destroyed
the iconic
Pal’s Shanty.
(Phill Colombo)
users.” He urged the city to “not throw
up regulatory hurdles that stifle local
entrepreneurship and economic growth.”
HOTLIPS Hollywood
open for business
A mid-January opening of HOTLIPS
Pizza Hollywood in the former Pal’s
Shanty space on Northeast Sandy
Boulevard just west of 47th Avenue
was done with little fanfare. Early
customers found the space much larger
than the 30-year-old chain’s other
stores in Hawthorne, Portland State
University, Pearl, Civic and Concordia
neighborhoods. The Hollywood store
carries all pizza varieties featured at other
stores, including gluten-free pizza.
“The opening of our Hollywood
location is really a boon to all our east-side
customers,” said co-owner David Yudkin in
a news release, “Its placement between our
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Hawthorne and Killingsworth restaurants
has allowed us to expand their delivery
areas, so we can take fresh, hot pizza right
to the doorsteps of neighborhoods we
weren’t able to reach before.”
The restaurant was completely rebuilt
after an arson fire gutted the former Pal’s
Shanty Tavern. A more-than-a-centuryold White River Flour mural, only revealed
after the fire, was preserved and is a
primary feature of the dining area decor.
HOTLIPS currently employs 160 in its six
pizza restaurants, a commissary kitchen, a
craft soda-brewing operation and off-site
catering event businesses.
Hollywood Orchard Supply
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Did you know…?
Winter Is One of the Best Times of Year to Sell
• 61.4% of the average American family’s net worth is in home equity.
The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. The winter
season, offi
ciallya starting
December
often brings
in more
• Homeowners
have
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chance 21,
of selling
their home
when
focused
and active sellers and buyers.
using
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• Buyers
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right one.
months of December, January and February. Historically,
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winter
months result in higher
• 90%listings
of buyers
financed
purchase.
percentages of above-asking-price sales than listings during
any months other
thanisMarch,
April
and greater
May. than that of a renter.
• A homeowner’s
net worth
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times
Orchard Supply’s
store manager, Jeff
Zesiger, outlined
Orchard’s free
potting program and
lifetime guarantee for
every plant sold. The
Hollywood store’s
lawn and plant
care department is
located on the west
end of the former
Hollywood Bowl.
(Phill Colombo)
Why?
• According to an NAR survey, 78% of buyers said that the neighborhood is
more
important
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size of thefor
home.
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winter market
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for winter
from is
very
motivated
purchasers.
it’s better than stocks.
Remember that homes rightly priced and ready to show can
sell quickly
any time ofpaint
the year.
• In Scotland,
homeowners
their front door red when they pay off their
mortgage.
Contact my office to learn how to price your home and
maximize
your financial
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An agent’s
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If you have questions about selling or buying this winter, we are happy to
help.If you have questions about selling or buying this winter, we
are happy to help. Just give our office a call at 503-748-8200.
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What’s the Rate?
I get the question “What’s the rate today?” almost
daily. It’s a tough one to answer because there really
isn’t a “rate.” Every day, there are a wide range of rates
available. It’s possible for someone with good credit
to secure a note rate as low as 2.25% (APR 3.53%) on
a 3/1 adjustable rate mortgage and as high as 5.125%
(APR 5.125%) on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.*
But even if you narrow things down to a particular loan program, there are still a wide array of rates
available. To understand this variability, you need to
understand the intimate relationship between interest rates and closing costs. The rate you pay varies directly as a result of the costs you pay for your loan. The
more you pay in closing costs, specifically a cost called
“discount points,” the lower your rate and vice versa.
And, there is one more layer of complexity. Dis-
count points themselves vary based on a number of
transaction-related factors. The length of the loan, your
credit scores, the percent of the value of the property
you are borrowing, whether you intend to occupy the
property or not, the type of property you are buying—
these things and more impact the cost of the loan. And
the cost of the loan, in turn impacts the rate.
So, when you ring a lender and ask “What’s the
rate today?” be prepared to answer a few questions,
and don’t be surprised to receive a range of rates in response. Next month, I’ll take on the topic of discount
points and when it does and does not make sense to
pay them.
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Occupying the almost 40,000-squarefoot building of the former Hollywood
Bowl (4030 N.E. Halsey St.), the
California-based store was originally
the result of 30 farmers, mostly prune
growers, who considered buying their
farm supplies as a cooperative.
During the Depression in 1931, each
farmer put up $30, and Orchard Supply
was born. It has since grown into a
70-store chain throughout California and
Oregon. The Hollywood store carries over
40,000 items.
The media previewed Orchard’s
Hollywood store on January 23 with a tour
of the store and a Hollywood Whole Foodscatered lunch. Store manager Jeff Zesiger
explained the store layout and a project
demonstration was given at Orchard’s
Workbench. Zesiger said the store will
begin with a complement of 70 associates
and eventually employ 100, all but a halfdozen new hires. About 25% of Orchard’s
diversified workforce is full-time.
Former Rose City Church
sees construction activity
Construction activity is underway at the
former site of the Rose City Church of the
Nazarene, vacant for the better part of last
year. Wire fences surround the property.
The Walgreens Pharmacy chain had
announced plans to use the site as a drivethrough prescription store.
UNR continues fight against
home demolitions, to present
workshop at ONI Summit
What began last year as an ad
hoc citywide group to combat a
glut of housing demolitions, United
Neighborhood for Reform (UNR) has
continued informing Portland City
Council decisions and is set to present a
workshop at the Office of Neighborhood
Involvement (ONI) Summit scheduled
for February 28. The Summit will be held
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. February 28
at the Ambridge Event Center (1333 N.E.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd).
The UNR Workshop, “Demolition
and Development: How Neighborhood
Grassroots Organizations Can Impact Public
Policy,” will encourage Summit attendees to
learn more about the UNR roots, obstacles
UNR faced along the way, and how the
group is shaping public debate. UNR’s
workshop is one of more than two dozen
sessions available, including conversations
with elected officials, such as Portland
Mayor Charlie Hales.
UNR characterizes itself as a “Portland
grassroots group (that) works with
neighborhoods citywide to stem
demolitions of viable, affordable housing
and its replacement with large, expensive
single-family homes.” The group includes
representatives from more than half of
Portland’s neighborhood associations
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Van Damme’s auto repair celebrates 20 years
By Larry Peters
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“I started in the (auto repair) business
in 1969 in North Portland,” says Ken Van
Damme, owner of Ken Van Damme’s
Automotive, which celebrated 20 years
of business in January. “I worked at a gas
station as a mechanic and pumping gas.
Then in ‘84, I moved to a Mobil station
at 33rd and Broadway.” The station still
operates, having changed brand affiliation
a few times throughout the years.
What has not changed is Van Damme’s
interests and natural talent to tinker.
He was born and raised in Clackamas,
attending Clackamas High School where
he took “the shops”: auto shop, wood shop
and metal shop. He graduated in 1972.
In 1995, Van Damme purchased
the building that housed Lackman’s
Automotive and Towing at 6143 N.E.
Sandy Blvd. and opened Ken Van
Damme’s Automotive. For a while, when
Van Damme was running a one-man
shop, George Lackman helped him out
by “driving my customers home. George
was in his eighties at the time,” says Van
Damme.
Van Damme’s has been running like
a fine-tuned sports car ever since. Eight
employees — including Van Damme’s
nephew, Tom, and Dan Ford, the service
writer — keep the 13-service-bay shop
running. Ford is the longest-tenured
employee at fourteen years. He and Van
Damme have known each other since
Ford was in his teens. Van Damme and
all his technicians are ASE Master Tech
Certified or ASE Certified, and the shop is
AAA and NAPA approved.
“We think of ourselves as one-stop
automobile care shopping,” says
Rosemary Franklin, who ran Tune Rite
with her husband, Henry, until the two
shops merged in 2011. She now manages
the Van Damme’s office with Ford. A
customer can bring their car in for an
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computerized diagnostics. They can also
handle your factory maintenance, do a
pre-purchase vehicle inspection and keep
you posted on recalls and other updates
from the manufacturers. They sell tires,
buying from five warehouses they work
with. Other offerings include minor body
work (molding, side mirrors, etc.) and
discounted towing rates to their customers.
They offer a 24,000-mile or two-year
warranty on all their parts and labor.
And if you have a classic car, they can
help you with that, too. They are well
equipped to help with all aspects of
restoring classic cars. “We build custom
exhaust systems. We don’t just find a part
here or there. We build the whole system
for you,” says Van Damme. They even build
pipes for other area shops on occasion.
The shop is eco-friendly, recycling all oils
and fluids. They even recycle their oil filters,
which are approved for disposal in the
landfill. It seems like the right thing to do.
And that’s a big part of Van Damme’s
approach. When the shop does an oil
change, they will conduct a full inspection
of the vehicle at no extra charge. Their AAA
and NAPA customer service satisfaction
is in the high 90s. They offer Senior and
AAA discounts, and run specials and
promotions throughout the year. And Ken
and his team give back, as members of the
Eastside Professionals Association (since
1996) and through toy and school supply
drives connected with Doernbecher’s
Children’s Hospital. “We collect toys and
supplies and, in the future, we will donate
a percentage of the business on certain
days to charity,” says Van Damme.
So how does Van Damme feel about
being in Northeast for 20 years? “It’s a
neighborhood. It’s not a commercial zone.
Most customers live in the neighborhood
and have become friends. People walking
by with their dogs stop in for a dog
biscuit,” he says. And kids he coached in
baseball years ago are now adults that
stop in the shop to say hello and to do
business with Van Damme’s.
“I still have a few customers back
from ’69 and’70. Lots of long-time loyal
customers,” Van Damme says.
Having started his own business, Ken Van Damme’s Automotive, in 1995, the namesake,far right, took some time recently to sit down
with The Hollywood Star News to talk about his 20th anniversary running a Northeast Portland business. (Larry Peters)
windshield work done at the same time,
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“Whatever your automobile problem
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connections that can. There are no stupid
questions except the ones you don’t ask,”
Van Damme says. Sometimes women are
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to automotive people. “We don’t talk
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By Linda Rasmussen
Northeast Community Center volunteer
And Kim Montagriff
Northeast Community Center executive director
In the heart of Hollywood lies a gem of
the neighborhood. While some gems – like
diamonds and opals – can be centuries
old, the Northeast Community Center
(NECC) is a mere 10 years old. But NECC
shines in our community every bit as
brightly as any jewel.
It is hard to imagine that only 10 years
ago, the community was in danger of
losing this gem. The Northeast Family
YMCA, a neighborhood fixture since 1925,
announced that it was closing its doors.
A passionate group of neighbors and
supporters banded together to ensure that
the building would remain open to serve
future generations.
That dedicated group started with a
vision that went well beyond merely
keeping the doors open. Their vision was
to transform the unique historic building
into a vibrant center that supported the
community while serving the fitness
and wellness needs of all ages. The
entire building was renovated and new
equipment and programs were added,
with volunteers investing their time,
energy, vision, resources, and “can-do”
spirit. A spunky little non-profit was born,
and this year the NECC is celebrating 10
years of building community wellness.
During those 10 years, thousands of
young swimmers have become safer in
the water; youth and adult basketball
players have honed their skills; dancers,
Yogi’s and Pilates devotees have improved
their flexibility and refined their practices;
weight lifters have become stronger;
artists have shown their work; Book Clubs
have discussed and debated numerous
volumes; infants and toddlers have played
the morning away in Child Watch; Active
Older Adults have gone hiking and been
introduced to Tai Chi; preschoolers have
created “Messy Art” and kicked soccer
balls; and school-age day campers have
engaged in sensory-rich programs and
activities that build life-long healthy
habits and spark creativity.
Ten years since its humble beginnings,
the NECC is growing and thriving.
Volunteer and community support
remains integral to the energy and spirit of
the organization. Each day brings multigenerational families and individuals of
all ages in to the NECC, and the facility
has become not just a center for fitness,
but a center for life. And with each visit
and activity, the fabric of our community
becomes stronger.
The NECC is proud of its history, and
would like to thank the community for its
support and for the privilege of serving its
neighbors. All Hollywood Star News readers
are invited to bring their friends and families
to the NECC for an open house on Sunday,
February 8, from 1:30-4 p.m. If you haven’t
seen the NECC lately, come take a peek – we
are located in the triangle of Northeast 39th
Avenue, Broadway and Sandy Boulevard,
just west of Starbucks. The NECC open
house will include free swimming, multiage activities, refreshments and live music.
A visual history of the NECC will be shown
throughout the day. For those interested,
volunteers will be available for facility tours.
Throughout the year, the NECC will be
hosting community activities and events to
celebrate 10 years of building community
wellness. We look forward to ensuring that
this gem of Hollywood retains heirloom
quality for generations to come.
More information: necommunitycenter.org,
Northeast Community Center,
1630 N.E. 38th Ave., (503) 284-3377.
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Concordia teaches disaster management
By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
A fire breaks out in a long, one-story
building, smoke billows into the air and
employees fleeing the structure say a
dozen other people are still inside.
A fire truck pours water on one end of
the building. An ambulance arrives in a
parking lot near the structure, then two
others join it.
The fire department’s battalion
commander, in a perch away from the
building, continues assessing the situation
and communicating with firefighters close
to the flames. Then, all of a sudden, the roof
collapses at the far end of the building.
What does the commander do?
Coby Robinett grabs a joy stick and
calmly gives an order for firefighters to
enter the building to find the people, and
he halts the deluge of water to protect
anyone who might remain in the area.
Robinett isn’t actually in the midst
of a conflagration but in the middle of
a room where two walls are covered
in a computer-generated, animated
scene. It is called the Advanced Disaster
Management Simulator (ADMS).
Delivered a few months ago to
Concordia University’s Columbia River
Campus on Northeast Glenn Widing Way,
the ADMS is a training device for students
earning a bachelor’s degree in the fouryear-old Homeland Security program.
The university says the program
provides the critical thinking and ethical
decision making for those in public or
private positions who must act when
disaster strikes. The simulator, the
largest of its type in the United States,
gives practice in dealing with a variety
of emergencies, said Jason P. Nairn, an
associate professor and director of the
simulation lab.
Robinett, a captain with the Vancouver,
Washington, Fire Department, has an
associate degree in fire science plus
paramedic training, and now he is a junior
in Concordia’s program, working toward a
bachelor’s degree.
Other students in the program may
prepare for city and county emergency
departments, maritime security, police
agencies, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, cyber security,
public health and private businesses with
overseas operations.
For instance, said Scott M. Winegar,
a former Portland police officer who is
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routes for transporting materials to overseas
manufacturing plants when unrest in Asia
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students’ learning, said Winegar, who has a
master’s degree and gained some of his own
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station, including its ability to withstand
an earthquake. Chief Joe Molina was so
impressed with Robinett’s report that he
asked the captain for an assessment of the
city’s nine other fire stations, Winegar said.
That practical application, said Winegar,
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he said. The simulator can, in effect,
surround them with conditions requiring
good judgment, he said.
However, their first efforts aren’t always
successful, he said. In one scenario,
students were slow to get to a fire and
risked losing a building. In another, they
called out more trucks and ambulances
than they actually used, thus wasting
resources, he said.
University staff members expect to offer
simulator time, for a fee, to public agencies,
utilities and other organizations testing
emergency plans, said Madeline Turnock,
assistant to the university president.
While the simulator is attractive, it’s
only one aspect of the Homeland Security
program. Students may select from a range
of online classes, including information
about cyber security important to
businesses, Winegar said. Other courses
include leadership development and the
psychology of terrorism.
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Beloved Broadway bakery keeps cakes coming
By Janet Goetze
Helen Bernhard Bakery
For the Hollywood Star News
When Kellie and Mike Snaadt bought
the Helen Bernhard Bakery about five
years ago from her parents, Richard and
Mary Laufer, they acquired more than a
business. For many of their customers,
Helen Bernhard is a historical institution.
Some have grandmothers who always
bought birthday cakes at the 90-year-old
business. Some always purchase the dinner
rolls for special occasions. Others love the
doughnuts, which the Huffington Post has
listed among the 21 best in the United States.
On a daily basis, customers line up for
cakes, fresh bread and decorated cookies.
The bakers produce 250 dozen potato rolls
each day for Bollywood Theater, the Alberta
Arts District restaurant, one of Helen
Bernhard’s few wholesale customers.
While Portland’s younger bakeries often
are coffee shops, Mike Snaadt said, Helen
Bernhard continues to focus on the madefrom-scratch baked goods that began
coming out of the ovens in 1924.
Helen Bernhard, a pastor’s wife, started
baking for family and friends in her
home, which remains next to the bakery
building at 1717 N.E. Broadway. Over
time, the hobby grew into a business as
the Bernhards expanded the house to
accommodate the bakery.
Eventually, the bakery filled the house
and the family moved a block away. In
1939, Helen Bernhard and her son, Ben,
bought the properties next to the old
family residence. They constructed the
homey-looking cottage where customers
enter through a wide front door, and the
bakers and decorators work in a large
room beyond the display cases. It’s filled
with oversize bowls, a multitude of racks
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Decorator Joy Childress sprays green frosting on a cake for a boy who loves the Minecraft online game. Girls who like the
film “Frozen” request cakes shaped like skirts around Elsa dolls. Besides birthday cakes, Helen Bernhard Bakery fills about
300 orders a year for wedding cakes. (Janet Goetze)
and two walk-in ovens.
The 75-year-old building was so well
constructed and cared for that it required
a new hardwood floor only last September
when the Snaadts closed for a week —
one of the few without a wedding cake
scheduled — to have it installed. At the
same time, they replaced one oven with
another that holds an entire rack of cakes,
offering greater baking efficiencies.
“With both ovens going last December,”
said Mike Snaadt, “one guy could do 50
percent more work.”
“And we can have fresher product,” said
Kellie Snaadt, whose parents, Richard and
Mary Laufer, bought the bakery from David
Bernhard, the founder’s grandson, in 1988.
Five generations of Bernhards have
worked in the bakery, she said, and the
Laufer family is moving into its third
generation with the Snaadts’ daughters,
Delaney, 13, and Clarissa, 10. They are
Helen Bernhard Bakery, started 90 years ago by a minister’s wife. offers cakes for any occasion in all kinds of sizes and shapes, including these whimsical lady bug, volcano, and schoolbook designs. (Janet Goetze)
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learning to fold boxes, bag orders and
play the violin and cello for customers on
special occasions.
David’s widow, Muriel, and other
Bernhard family members help out in the
bakery during busy times, Kellie Snaadt
said. Young employees who started as
high school students often return from
college to work during holidays and
summers, she said.
On a regular basis, the Snaadts have about
25 employees, ranging in age from 16 to 70.
The lead baker, Rob Fisher, has worked for
both the Bernhards and the Laufer-Snaadts
for 37 years, Kellie Snaadt said.
On the day before Thanksgiving, usually
the busiest day of the year, all hands fill
orders for a thousand dozen rolls and as
many as 600 pies, Mike Snaadt estimated.
The entire month of December is busy, he
said. Many customers order Helen Bernhard’s
fruit cake, and producers of “Grimm” asked
for the holiday specialty last year for an
episode of the TV program, Kellie Snaadt said.
“I saw the lead actors eating it,” she
said, seemingly dispelling the negative
comments of people who have never had
good fruit cake.
She never expected to return to the
bakery, Kellie Snaadt said, although she
worked there until graduating from Eastern
Oregon University. After college, she
worked for a veterinarian and was a nursing
assistant with plans to enter nursing school
before her first child was born.
Mike Snaadt, with business degrees
from the University of Idaho and George
Fox University, managed electrical
businesses. A half-dozen years ago, he
looked around for something different.
His father-in-law asked him to work with
him in the bakery for a year, then sold the
business to the Snaadts.
When it comes to her favorite bakery
treats, Kellie Snaadt named the brownies,
the marionberry pie and the Derby
chocolate pecan pie, baked seasonally for
the Kentucky Derby.
Mike Snaadt couldn’t settle on one
favorite treat. “We have about a thousand
different items,” he said with a grin.
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Photos by Judy Nelson
and Kathy Eaton
At left, Calaroga Terrace’s Treasure Box volunteers
prepare to sell donated vintage items. The Treasure
Box opened in 1999 for residents to donate surplus
items or acquire new treasures. (Kathy Eaton)
residents to people who work there.
LDCA’s current co-chair, Michael Jones,
also of LRS Architects, said city planners
are projecting population growth in Lloyd
District will reach 5,000 in the next three
years. An estimated 25,000 people drive
to or take transit to work in Lloyd District.
Public safety is still a concern, however,
Jones believes Lloyd District receives
undue negative press every time an
incident occurs, citing comparisons with
similar occurrences at other major malls
in the Portland area that don’t receive the
same negative attention.
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would eventually be built.
Lloyd Boulevard winds along the bluff
above Sullivan’s Gulch and was named
by city ordinance in 1930. The Great
Depression and World War II interrupted
Lloyd’s development plans. He died in 1953,
at age 78, leaving four descendants to carry
out his plans to develop the Lloyd Center.
In 1960, Lloyd Corporation opened
the Lloyd Center which spurred rapid
development on Portland’s eastside,
including the Rose Quarter which today
houses the Moda Center, an inside
multi-purpose event center formerly
known as the Rose Garden (1995),
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum (1960),
and the Oregon Convention Center
(1990). The Banfield Expressway (known
today as I-84) and the eastside MAX line
completed in 1986, ensured Portlanders
easy access to the district.
Lloyd District
Community Association
The Lloyd District Community
Association (LDCA ) is one of a few
Portland neighborhood organizations
serving both business and residential
interests. Bill Ruff, who founded LRS
Architects in the late 1970s, served as
LDCA chair because many of the firm’s
clients were developing projects in Lloyd
District and he believed it was important
to stay connected to the neighborhood.
“There was a desperate need for housing
in Lloyd District,” said Ruff and there’s
still an imbalance in the proportion of
NE BROADWAY
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Children and adults of all ages enjoy skating at Lloyd Center’s
iconic ice skating rink. (Judy Nelson)
In 2013, Cypress Equities, a Dallasbased investment and management
company, bought Lloyd Center from
intervening owners Glimcher Realty
Trust. Cypress chief investment officer
Todd Minnis said they’re dedicated to
a redevelopment plan to reconnect the
shopping center with the community it
serves. They’re planning a new gateway
entrance on Northeast Multnomah Street
that will open the center to pedestrian
traffic, and implement plans to modernize
the interior and exterior of the center.
“This property is an iconic symbol of the
District, and restoring its famed relevance
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Lloyd
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According to the 2010 Federal Census,
Lloyd District had 1,100 residents. In
2013, American Assets Trust (AAT) based
in San Diego, bought the superblock site
bounded by Northeast Multnomah Street,
9th Avenue, a MAX line and 7th Avenue.
AAT is upgrading the existing Lloyd 700
building and plans to build three new
mixed-use buildings, ultimately adding
1,700 residential units to the Lloyd District.
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Part of the Lloyd District sits within
the Holladay Park subdivision platted in
1871, named for Ben Holladay, a wealthy
businessman who moved to Portland in
1868. Holladay secured the land grant
by Act of Congress when he backed a
company that successfully completed
a 20-mile railroad track on the eastside.
Holladay ultimately defaulted on loans, his
empire collapsed, and he died at 68 in 1887.
Ralph B. Lloyd, for whom the Lloyd
Center is named, was born in 1875 in
Missouri, the son of a Confederate Army
officer who moved to California after the
war. Ralph Lloyd reportedly first traveled
to the Northwest between 1905 and 1907
and in 1908, bought a quarter block at
the intersection of Multnomah Street and
Union Avenue for $12,000. Lloyd returned
to California in 1911, making his fortune in
the oil business. He acquired subsequent
Portland parcels in 1926 around the
undeveloped Holladay’s Addition and, at
one point, lived at 3175 N.E. Multnomah
Ave., with a view of where the Lloyd Center
in the Portland community is of the
utmost importance,” said Minnis by email.
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History
Metro, a regional government complex
located inside the Lloyd District at 600
N.E. Grand Ave., oversees the Oregon
Zoo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland
Expo Center and Portland’s Centers for
the Arts. The agency manages growth
to protect farms, forests and historic
neighborhoods as well as ensuring access
to good jobs, housing and transportation
options through long-range planning and
investments. Lloyd District is also home
to the Bonneville Power Administration
(BPA), created by Congress in 1937 to
market Bonneville Dam’s power over a
few hundred transmission lines. Regional
expansion and growing demand for
electrical power during WWII resulted in
an increased workforce and need for more
office space. Initially located in the Failing
building, 618 S.W. 5th Ave., BPA ultimately
established offices in the Lloyd District.
Lack of available lease space in the
downtown core and the need for some
federal agencies to vacate unsuitable
space they occupied in the Swan Island
industrial area drove developers to build
offices in Northeast Portland. In 1952, the
Lloyd Corporation successfully bid on a
project to construct an office building for
BPA in Lloyd District. The Lloyd Center
911 building (then 811 N.E. Oregon St.)
housed BPA and other agencies from
1954 until 1986. In 1987, a new building
to meet the needs of BPA’s headquarters
operations opened at 905 N.E. 11th Ave.
A 1952 Oregonian article titled, “Great
town for G-Girls,” profiled Portland’s
female government employees who
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comprised about 60 percent of the total
federal workforce of 8,000. BPA not only
employed women, it also sought talent
to produce two documentary films to
positively promote river development
and public power projects. At the time,
in 1941, legendary folk singer-songwriter
Woody Guthrie, then age 28, was living
in California with a wife and three small
children. When BPA officials contacted
him about the documentary films,
Guthrie jumped at the chance and moved
his family to Oregon. After Guthrie’s
audition where he sang a few dust bowl
ballads, BPA Administrator Dr. Paul Raver
offered Guthrie a 30-day temporary
position as a narrator-actor for the
documentary. In a month’s time, Guthrie
submitted 26 songs for possible use in
The Columbia, for which he was paid
$266.66. Guthrie sang three of the songs
in the movie which was finally released
in 1949. Decades later, in 1987, BPA
audiovisual specialist Bill Murlin, located
Guthrie’s lyrics and recordings, resulting
in production of the Columbia River
Collection record album and songbook,
Roll on Columbia. For more information:
Visit bpa.gov/news/Library/Pages.
Calaroga Terrace
“I still remember my first visit to
Caloraga, 15 years ago, on a beautiful
August evening, around sunset,” said Ed
Kemp. “Today I love the views from our
kitchen window, where I can see Mt. St.
Helens while I’m drying the dishes.”
Calaroga Terrace, 1400 N.E. Second
Ave., represents about 25 percent of the
current Lloyd District population. Retired
librarians Elaine and Ed Kemp moved into
Calaroga almost 14 years ago from the
Oregon Coast to enjoy the amenities of
city living. They subscribe to nine different
local theater companies in addition to
nine classical music companies. “We love
Artist Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre,
Milagro Theatre, and Portland Actor’s
Conservatory,” said Elaine. “At the Friends
of Chamber Music, we’re taking an inside
chamber music class,” added Ed.
Since Lloyd District is a transportation
hub, they gave up their car last year and use
MAX, the bus, or streetcar to get around
town. “Calaroga has a shopping bus to take
us places, or we walk,” said Elaine.
Books and boxes of photos line the
living and dining room walls of their
seventeenth-floor apartment. When
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Sue Karmel, a
nurse recovering
from a recent
knee replacement,
goes to Rebound,
an orthopedic
physical therapy
clinic located
inside the Moda
Center, an indoor
multi-purpose arena
formerly known as
the Rose Garden.
(Judy Nelson)
additional computers for residents’ use
were installed in the third-floor library, the
Kemps requested to open a second library
on the tenth floor. The couple catalogued
3,100 books and 1,800 DVDs, and listed
the offerings on a 168-page print catalog
available to residents. When they’re not
out and about attending theater, concerts
or traveling, the Kemps are home reading
and catching up, according to Elaine.
Elaine served on the LDCA board for a
number of years and keeps informed about
Lloyd District development as they watch
construction cranes dot the landscape near
Calaroga. The Kemps praised Central City
Concerns’ Madrona Studios, 10 N. Weidler
St., which provides affordable housing for
tenants recovering from substance abuse or
mental illness. They hope a similar model
will apply to Miracles Central, another
residential facility proposed at 1306 N.E.
2nd Ave. “It’s very sad to see homeless
people in Lloyd District; we need to find
ways to get them off the streets, so they can
rebuild their lives,” said Elaine.
“We viewed the move to Calaroga
as getting a whole new family, living
in a wonderful community with many
activities inside the building and close-
Residents play a competitive game of bridge biweekly, one of many activities offered for independent living residents at
Calaroga Terrace. (Kathy Eaton)
by,” said Elaine.
Calaroga contributes
to community
Pacifica Senior Living, which operates
senior living communities nationwide,
recently bought Calaroga, but retained
the name, Calaroga Terrace. According to
Stephanie Hertzog, Calaroga’s marketing
director, monthly lease rentals for 11
different floor plans range from $1,600
(studio) to $4,300 (two-bedroom).
Typically rent includes the cost of meals,
activities and transportation for seniors
who are 55 years and older. For more
information: Visit pacificaseniorliving.com
or call (503) 736-3642. Calaroga staff and
residents serve on the LDCA board, and
participate on the Lloyd District residents
committee, co-chaired by Glen Tyrrell.
Tyrrell, who moved to Portland two years
ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington,
is a retired Washington State Trooper.
Tyrrell studied Portland’s transit system
and found ways to contribute to the
community after he and his wife moved
to The Merrick, 1231 N.E. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd. Tyrell volunteers for LDCA,
the Red Cross, the Oregon Convention
Center, Go Lloyd and Moda Center. Every
Tuesday, Tyrrell works with volunteers
at Caloroga who staff the Treasure Box,
a place where residents can buy quality
used furniture and clothing items.
Although Tyrrell acknowledged past
stories about “shootings, stabbings
and mayhem” in the Lloyd District, he
believes that Lloyd District today is just as
safe as other nearby Northeast Portland
neighborhoods. “Visitors should come
see for themselves,” said Tyrrell, hoping
to bring his expertise in emergency
management training to benefit Lloyd
District residents.
Corrections from “Rose City Rhapsody”
(January 2015): Golden Dragons is a
coed paddling group for adults 50-years
and older. Rose City Park Neighborhood
Association chair Tamara DeRidder
serves on two city of Portland committees:
the Campus Institution Zoning Project,
and the Centers and Corridors Parking
Advisory Committee.
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The Star Calendar is posted online every month.
Check out our website at: www.star-news.info.
Events are listed in the order in which they will take place, followed by ongoing
and upcoming events. To be considered for inclusion, entries must be submitted
by e-mail to [email protected] by the 15th of the prior month.
If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.
Guardino shows varied works
the history behind such songs as “Ham Bone” and
“Shortinin’ Bread.” Free. First come, first seated. (503)
988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Jill Torberson shows
work in steel and acrylic with the theme of “Navigation,”
including influences from 1700s diagrams of canoe
building. Jeff Schnable also follows a navigation theme
in steel, canvas and charcoal. Print maker Bryan Harding
creates portraits of people, real and imagined. (503)
281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
Learn to operate new iPad
Feb. 7 and 14. 1-3 p.m. OASIS Connections will teach
you how to make your iPad work for you in reading books,
sharing photos, using Skype and more. Bring your iPad fully
charged. Free. Registration required in library or call (503)
988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Library plans writing workshop
Disjecta exhibits three constructs
Feb. 7. 3-5 p.m. Renee Watson leads a workshop for
teens and adults, “Writing About the People and Places
that Shaped Us.” She will read from her novel, “This Side of
Home” and share poetry about growing up as a black girl
in Portland. Participants will write poetry and prose using
prompts from characters and scenes in the book. Free.
(503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave
Feb. 1. noon to 5 p.m. “Constructs” begins with the
gallery wall. Laura Vandenburgh’s netlike constructions
explore the relationship between wall and floor. Nathan
Green explores patterns and geometry using a blurred
roller technique. Pablo Rasgado creates a collage of wall
fragments from around the world. Hours noon to 5 p.m.
Friday through Sunday until March 1. (503) 286-9449.
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.
NE Center to mark 10th year
Feb. 8. 1-4 p.m. The NE Community Center celebrates
10 years with refreshments, free swimming, live music,
games and activities. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503)
284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Class to teach attic weatherization
Feb. 1. 1-4 p.m. Learn how to weatherize a flat attic
with the Community Energy project. Information
includes safety, air sealing, baffling, blown-in insulation
and incentives to help cover the costs of a project.
Registration: (503) 284-6827 Ext 106 or www.
communityenergyproject.org. Bridgeport United Church of
Christ, 7550 N.E. Irving St.
Hear Afro-American literature
Feb. 8. 2-3:30 p.m. Local community leaders read from
works by their favorite African American writers at the
18th annual African American Read-In. Co-sponsored
by Portland Reading Council, Oregon Alliance of Black
School Educators and Multnomah County Library.
Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N.
Killingsworth St.
Choir to present ‘Super-Bach’
Feb. 1. 2-3 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir presents a
“Super-Bach” concert including works by J.S. Bach,
Handel and Lotti, directed by Ralph Nelson. Free but a
free-will offering will be taken. Rose City Park Presbyterian
Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.
‘Becoming Dr.
Ruth,’ a onewoman play about
the life of Dr. Ruth
Westheimer, a
holocaust survivor
who became an
international sex
therapist, opens in
February. (Triangle
Productions!)
Learn to navigate the iPad
Feb. 1 and 8. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to make your
iPad work for you. OASIS Connections will teach you to read
books, take photos, edit and share photos, Skype, videochat,
manage podcasts and more. Bring your iPad fully charged.
Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 9885234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Carol Basch exhibits artwork
Feb. 2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Continues to Feb. 25. Artist Carol Basch exhibits
“Brooklyn Figures,” on canvas in oil and acrylic, and the
“Tom Torso” series of monoprints. Eastside Exchange
Building, 123 N.E. Third Ave.
Nutrition linked to heart health
Feb. 2. 12-12:30 p.m. Wholistic nutritionist Teri Sprouse
discusses how nutrition can support heart health. Free.
www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE
Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Artist explores roots, reality
Feb. 2. 6-7:45 p.m. Teens and pre-teens in grades 6-12
may take a poetic journey with Turiya Autry into “Roots,
Reality & Rhyme.” She uses her voice and vision to
address the complications of identity, isolation, power
and privilege. Free but first come, first seated. (503) 9885386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Lovejoy ramp artist’s work on display
Feb. 3. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday; 2-5 p.m. Saturday;
noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. The artwork of Tom Stefopoulos,
known as the artist of the Lovejoy ramp, is on display until
April 26. Born in 1882, he studied at the Greek National
Art Institute in Athens.He is known for elaborate pen and
ink drawings. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1910, and he
worked many jobs. Free but contributions appreciated. For
group tours: (503) 858-8567. www.hellenicamericancc.
org. Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum of
Oregon and Southwest Washington. 3131 N.E. Glisan St.
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North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Vets to get free acupuncture
Feb. 4. 5-8 p.m. Free acupuncture for veterans, their
spouses/partners and children. Continues Feb. 11, 18
and 25. Scheduling is appreciated. www.shiftwellnesspdx.
com/acupuncture-veterans/. (503) 841-6079. Shift
Wellness PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 100A.
Learn to publish books
Feb. 4. 6-7 p.m. A workshop, “Becoming Your Own Publisher,”
gives authors the knowledge of contemporary publishing,
including editing, design, distribution and marketing. Free.
Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234.
Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Computer tutor plans sessions
Feb. 5. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Computer
tutor John Lucas gives 45-minute, one-on-one sessions
for understanding electronic devices. Same hours on
Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Free but donations appreciated.
Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood
Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Presentation for communication
Feb. 5. 10-11:30 a.m. Riders’ Club takes a field trip
to PCC Southeast Center to enjoy S. Renee Mitchell’s
presentation in poetry, song and storytelling. The aim is
better communication and to become comfortable with
our authentic selves. Free but donations appreciated.
Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood
Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Help offered with insurance
Film features Gullah people
Feb. 3. 6-7:30 p.m. The Multnomah County Health
Department will answer questions and assist with health
insurance enrollment. Interpreters are available upon
request. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5394.
Feb. 5. 7:30 p.m. A new 35mm print of “Daughters of the
Dust” is part of the Portland Black Film Festival. It explores
the unique culture of the Gullah people, slave descendants
on the Georgia Sea Islands. Tickets: $8 general, $6
African fabric symbols revealed
Feb. 8. 3-4 p.m. Wendy Mamattah will use a digital slide
presentation to outline the history of the Adinkra symbols
of West Africa and those used today in fabric prints. Free.
(503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
‘Free Angela’ film planned
students/seniors. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 4931128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Feb. 8. 7:30 p.m. Film “Free Angela and All Political
Prisoners,” a documentary by Shola Lynch about
activist Angela Davis. Part of the Portland Black Film
Festival. Tickets $8 general, $6 students/seniors. www.
hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood
Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Play reveals life of Dr. Ruth
Test home for lead
Feb. 5. 7:30 p.m. Oregon premiere of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,”
by Martin St. Germain. The play reveals the pioneering sex
therapist’s early life of fleeing Nazis as a child, joining the
Haganah in Jerusalem, then emigrating as a single mother
to the U.S. Shows Thursdays to Saturdays 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays 2 p.m.; to Feb. 28. Tickets $15 to $35. www.
trianglepro.org. (503) 239-5919. [email protected]
Triangle Productions, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Feb. 9. 6-7:30 p.m. A free workshop to learn how to
prevent lead exposure in the home, especially important
for children or pregnant women in housing built before
1978. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety
and testing supplies. Registration: (503) 284-6827 or
www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy
Project, 422 N.E. Alberta St.
Storytellers invite newcomers
Feb. 6. 6:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild invites
listeners, newcomers, and experienced tellers for fiveminute stories in a welcoming environment. Feedback
upon request. Share potluck dinner. Free. Information:
Ken Iverson, (503) 631-2167. McMenamins’ Kennedy
School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Feb. 10. 2 p.m. Gretchen Jordan presents information
from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, an independent
state agency that investigates complaints and advocates
for improvements in care facilities. Questions answered.
Handouts available. Free but donations appreciated.
Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood
Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Hancock Preschool plans tour
Library sets ‘Great Debaters’ film
Feb. 7. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tour Hancock Street
Preschool, a cooperative preschool since 1984.
Applications being received for the 2015-16 school
year. (503) 750-1904. Inside Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
Feb. 10. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High School’s
Multicultural Film Festival features “The Great Debaters.”
The series theme is “Defy the Inevitable! Harvest Beyond
the Brim!” A discussion will follow the film. Free. (503)
988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Preschools to offer information
Tales reveal love, laughter
Feb. 7. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet representatives from North
and Northeast preschools to ask questions and gather
information about their programs. Free. (503) 988-5394.
North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Feb. 10. 7-7:45 p.m. Chetter Galloway draws from
personal experiences and African American history to tell
“Tailor Made Tales” of love, laughter and perseverance.
Free. First come, first seated. (503) 988-5362, Albina
library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Learn history from folk songs
Feb. 7. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Newel Briggs sings old
slave songs, now regarded as children’s folk songs,
accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo. Learn
Learn long-term care rights
Fall asleep naturally
Feb. 10. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop on natural
solutions to sleep problems. www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/
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event/sleep-better/. (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness
PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suite 100A.
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adults and children over 8. Tickets $20 to $45. www.
albertarosetheatre.com. The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000
N.E. Alberta St.
Lingerie exposition scheduled
Feb. 10. doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Fourth annual
Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition featuring more
than a dozen vendors. Music by DJ Gregarious. $12
at door, $10 advance, www.ticketfly.com/purchase/
event/759427?utm_medium=bks. Doug Fir Lounge, 830
E. Burnside St.
Jackie Robinson film planned
Aid offered for health insurance
Resume writing offered
Feb. 27. 1 p.m. View “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson,
including his historic 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers rookie
season when he broke the Major League color barrier.
Free but $1 donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303.
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Feb. 11. 1-3:30 p.m. The Multnomah County Health
Department will provide information and enrollment
assistance for health insurance before the open
enrollment period ends Feb. 15. Interpreters available
upon request. Registration required at (503) 988-5370.
Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Feb. 27. 1-3 p.m. A volunteer will help you develop a
resume. If you have a resume, bring along a copy for a
30-minute session. Registration required in the library
or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E.
Tillamook St.
Touching the
Heart and Tingling
the Spine will
feature stories by
Anne Penfound,
Holly Robison,
Janet Liu and Julie
Strozyk. (Portland
Storytellers’ Guild)
NE Village sets meeting
Feb. 11. 7-8:30 p.m. A general meeting of Northeast
Village PDX, for neighbors to help neighbors age in
their own homes safely and comfortably. Experienced
members will answer questions about the village
movement. nevillagepdx.org. Enter the office entrance of
Alameda. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830
N.E. Alameda.
Seniors to view ‘Boyhood’ film
Feb. 13. 1 p.m. View “Boyhood,” winner of 2015 Golden
Globe award for best picture. The film is vignettes of the
joys and pitfalls of growing up, filmed over 12 years with
the same cast. Free but $1 donation suggested. (503)
288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Library to mark Lunar New Year
Feb. 14. 1-3 p.m. Welcome the Lunar New Year, one
of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures.
Celebrate life, good health and prosperity. Free but first
come, first served. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights
library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Neville to attend Mardi Gras Ball
Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. Charmaine Neville is among the
Louisiana musicians expected at the fifth annual Mardi
Gras Ball planned by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, a
membership organization in the tradition of a New
Orleans’ social club. The food and culture of Louisiana
will be part of the evening. Tickets $25-$40.95 plus
fees. Information: www.portlandmardigras.com. Tickets
at Wonder Ballroom or Ticketfly: www.ticketfly.com/
venue/975. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.
Stories to touch the heart
Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild plans
a night of eclectic stories with a theme of “Touching
the Heart and Tingling the Spine.” Tickets: Adults
$10, guild members and students $8 at the door or
PortlandStorytellers.org or Brown Paper Tickets. Hipbone
Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.
Library plans Lincoln program
Families to make books at library
Feb. 18. 6-7 p.m. “Lincoln and the Oregon Country,” a
slide-illustrated program, deals with Lincoln and politics,
the Confederates, slavery, civil rights and his friends in
Oregon. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040
N.E. Tillamook St.
Feb. 21. 3:30-5 p.m. Families may learn the art of
creating two hardcover, accordion-pleated books for
recording thoughts and drawings. Free. (503) 988-5370.
Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Feb. 28. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “In It Together,” a free Community
Summit arranged by the city Office of Neighborhood
Involvement. Open to all residents to learn how to engage
in current issues, hear success stories and strengthen
community connections. A welcome reception will be
6-8 p.m. Feb. 27 at City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. The
summit will be at the Ambridge Center, 1333 N.E. Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd. Pre-registration is required for lunch
and, by Feb. 16, for accommodations for people with
disabilities or language interpretation: (503) 823-3093.
[email protected] or www.
portlandoregon.gov/oni/inittogether2015.
Labyrinth, healing services set
Marimba music to aid Africa
Ash Wednesday service set
Feb. 21. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in
the second floor Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A healing and
wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in
the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
Feb. 18. 7 p.m. An Ash Wednesday service begins the
season of Lent. (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of
Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Learn about Lunar New Year
Feb. 19. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Elise Ho Tan outlines
traditions that surround celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Lion dancers and singers from the neighborhood Vietnamese
school will join her. Refreshments provided. Free but
donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 2888303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Kindergarten invites parents
Feb. 19. 9-10 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. An open house for
parents to meet the principal and assistant principal and
learn about the kindergarten program at Beverly Cleary
Hollyrood campus. Registration packets will be available
to return by March 19. Hollyrood campus, 3580 N.E.
Hollyrood Court, off Knott Street.
Book discussion slated
Feb. 19. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years”
by Mitchell S. Jackson, Multnomah County Library’s
“Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5391.
Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Day camp set for students
Grant High to present ‘Tartuffe’
Feb. 16. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day camp on President’s
Day, with before and after care available; for ages 6-12.
includes crafts, games, sports, swimming in warm water
pool. $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Preregistration required. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503)
284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Feb. 19-21, 26-28. 7:30 p.m. Grant High School theater
department presents “Tartuffe,” Moliere’s satiric comedy
that skewers hypocrisy and the French nobility. Tickets:
$10 adults, $8 students, available at the door. (503) 9165160. Grant High School auditorium, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.
Discuss Portlander’s novel
Feb. 20. 6-7 p.m. Family floor hockey, with children
at least age 5. Free for members. $10 adults, $5
youth drop-in rate for non-members. Preregistration
encouraged. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 2843377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Feb. 17 and 24. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The Residue
Years” by Mitchell S. Jackson, who grew up in Portland in
the 1990s. It is Multnomah County Library’s “Everybody
Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland
library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
‘Residue Years’ discussion set
Feb. 17. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years”
by Mitchell S. Jackson, Multnomah County library’s
“Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5370.
Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
‘Everybody Reads’ book slated
Feb. 17. 7-8 p.m. A Pageturners book group discusses
“The Residue Years” by Portland native Mitchell S.
Jackson, the Multnomah County library’s “Everybody
Reads” selection. Free but first come, first seated. (503)
988-5362. Meet on the second floor of Whole Foods
Market, next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Workshop offers pain relief
Feb. 17. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop to learn about
natural ways to relieve headaches, migraines and other
head related pain. www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/event/
help-headache-pain/. (503) 841-6079. Shift Wellness
PDZ, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suite 100A.
Learn to engage in city issues
Families to play floor hockey
Auction to aid Grant High
Feb. 20. 6 p.m. The annual Grant High School auction to
raise funds for students’ benefits. Music, food and fun. Tickets
$75 each: grantboosters.schoolauction.net/auction2015/
tickets The Exchange Building, 123 N.E. Third Ave.
Kids to draw superheroes
Feb. 21. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teens in grades 6 to 12
learn an easy process for drawing superhero and fantasy
characters. They may submit artwork to the Summer
Reading contest. Winning art will become the front cover
of the summer’s teen gameboard. Free. (503) 988-5394.
North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
‘Black Girl in Suburbia’ film set
Feb. 21. 2 p.m. “Black Girl in Suburbia,” a documentary
by local filmmaker Melissa Lowery, looks into experiences
of black girls growing up in predominately white
communities. Tickets $8 general, $6 students/seniors.
www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood
Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Concert to feature organist
Feb. 22. 3 p.m. Organist John Green will present a concert
with vocalists Patricia Holman and Jennifer O’Leary, violinist
and trumpeter Frank Holman and trumpeter Tom Tate. The
music will include Bach, Franck and Boellmann. Green
also will improvise familiar hymn tunes suggested by
the audience. Free-will offering. Information: coordinator
Patricia Holman, (503) 288-0353. Rose City Park United
Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.
Seniors to discuss books
Feb. 23. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring a favorite book to share
at the book discussion group. Suggested donation $1.
(503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E.
40th Ave.
‘Residue Years’ discussion set
Feb. 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Residue Years”
by Mitchell S. Jackson, who grew up in Portland in
the 1990s. The books is Multnomah County Library’s
“Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5386.
Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Set goals for retirement funds
Feb. 24. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to establish goals and
strategies for a sustainable income in retirement Free.
Registration required online, in the library or by calling
(503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Main Street review slated
Feb. 24. 6:30-9 p.m. The Alberta Main Street community
shares ideas, insights and imagination as it reviews what
works after five years and where it is going in the future.
Free. RSVP online: albertamainst.org. St. Andrew Catholic
Church Community Center, Oscar Romero Room, 806
N.E. Alberta St.
Therapy offers pain relief
Feb. 24. 7-8:15 p.m. A free workshop to learn triggerpoint therapy for relieving muscle pain and discomfort.
www.shiftwellnesspdx.com/event/tpt-workshop/ . (503)
841-6079. Shift Wellness PDX, 8040 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Suite 100A.
Preschool activities planned
Feb. 25. 9-9:45 a.m. Continues to March 18. Ages
3-5 run, jump, skip, throw and play a variety of ageappropriate games. Members $20, non-members
$24. Scholarships available. Pre-registration required.
www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. NE
Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Theater slates ‘Twisted Cabaret’
Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 27 at 10:30 p.m.; Feb. 28
at 7:30 p.m. Frank Olivier presents “Twisted Cabaret,”
a comedy juggling act with singing, dancing. For
Feb. 28. noon to 3:30 p.m. Hear six marimba bands
play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Free. All performers are students of MyLinda King of Boka
Marimba. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Portland-Mutare
Sister City Organization and Africa AIDS Response.
Information: [email protected] Portland Foursquare
Church, 2830 N.E. Flanders St.
Film features local Somali girls
Feb. 28. 2 p.m. A film, “Lessons of Basketball and War,” by
Portlander Ron Bourke, follows a Somali girls’ basketball
team at Hosford Middle School as these refugees from
famine and war deal with life in the U.S. and face old
conflicts from their homeland. Part of the Cascade
Festival of African Films. Free. Moriarty auditorium,
Cascade Campus, Portland Community College, 705 N.
Killingsworth St. Festival schedule, Feb. 6 to March 8,
www.africafilmfestival.org.
ONGOING:
Practice speaking English
Feb. 1. 12:30-2 p.m. Continues Sundays. Talk Time is
an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers
to practice speaking English. Free. (503) 988-5386.
Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Tai chi improves balance
Feb. 2 and 4. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Tuesdays and
Thursdays. Tai chi in a research-based regimen offers
better balance for older adults and addresses functional
impairments. Free for members. $10 drop-in rate for
non-members. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 2843377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Volunteers to help file taxes
Feb. 2 to April 14. AARP tax aid volunteers assist with
simple tax form filing. Free. Hours: noon to 4 p.m.
Mondays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Registration required for one-hour appointment: (503)
288-8303. Arrive early to fill out registration forms.
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Nutrition, herbs to aid wellness
Feb. 4. 7-9 p.m. Continues Wednesdays to April 1. Learn
how nutrition, exercise and herbs can support your
goals for wellness. Call for schedule and costs: (503)
223-8822 Ext. 1. Herb Shoppe Pharmacy, 3912 N.
Mississippi Ave.
Rotary meets on Thursdays
Feb. 5. Noon. East Portland Rotary Club meets each
Thursday. www.eastportlandrotary.org. Rose Room, Moda
Center, 1 N. Center Court St.
Zumba slated for seniors
Feb. 6. 11-11:45 a.m. Continues Fridays. Zumba Gold for
active older adults focuses on cardiovascular, muscular
conditioning, flexibility and balance. Free for members. $10
drop-in for non-members. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503)
284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
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Old House Tour
seeks nominations
for redesigned homes
The deadline is February 2 to nominate
redesigned homes or rooms for an Old
House Tour scheduled April 11 by the
Architectural Heritage Center.
“Our goals are to highlight ideas
and resources for preserving original
building materials, restoring spaces
lost to previous remodels, and creating
new spaces that are sensitive to the
architecture of the home,” said Barbara
Pierce, the center’s marketing and public
relations manager.
For instance, she said, nominations
might include a restored kitchen or
bathroom, an original mid-century
basement bar, a unique Arts & Crafts
dining room or a refurbished wraparound porch.
Living spaces in homes from the
late 1800s through the 1970s will be
considered for the tour, she said. The
center is at 701 S.E. Grand Ave. The
telephone is (503) 231-7264. Information
is at http://visitahc.org/content/oldhouse-revival-tour-2015.
Miracle Theatre Group
wins new grants, sponsorships
The Miracle Theatre Group, also known
as Milagro, has received six grants and
two sponsorships totaling $47,090 for
programming, community engagement,
fund-raising and general operating support.
Milagro, the Northwest’s major Latino
arts and culture organization, received a
$20,000 grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund
of the Oregon Community Foundation. The
money will enable Milagro to expand its
touring and arts education programming,
including hiring an associate artistic
director to oversee touring and the training
of artist-educators.
The National Endowment for the
Arts granted $10,000 for development
of a new play to be adapted from the
novel, “Into the Beautiful North,” by
Luis Alberto Urrea, a Mexican-American
novelist. The Oregon Arts Commission
awarded $6,000 to support the touring
and arts education program, including
a bilingual arts residency in Umatilla
and Morrow counties. The Bloomfield
Family Foundation granted $5,000 to
support the touring and arts education
programs, including summer arts camps
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Youth with Friends
of the Children
pose with Portland
Trailblazers
employees, Blaze and
Windermere Stellar
executives during a
private basketball
clinic donated by
Windermere Stellar.
(Windermere Stellar)
for children. Umpqua Bank, through its
Community Giving Program, awarded
$3,000 to support Milagro’s bilingual
arts education residency at Phoenix
High School in Jackson County. The
Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
granted $2,000 to support three of
Milagro’s annual programs. These include
Posada Milagro, a free family holiday
festival with local artists and performers,
storytelling and food.
Also organized yearly is Mujeres,
a bilingual performance honoring
International Women’s Day. The third event
is Latino Artists eXchange/Intercambio de
Artistas Latinos, which offers professional
development and networking among
artists of many disciplines.
Two local organizations sponsored a
fund-raising dinner near the end of 2014.
The Portland Guadalajara Sister City
Organization provided $750 and Grady
Britton, an advertising, marketing and
public relations agency, provided $340.
30 kids play basketball
with Jerome Kersey, Blaze
A group of youngsters and Trail Blazer
Jerome Kersey, accompanied by mascot
Blaze, had a special night of shooting
baskets at the Moda Center.
The 30 children from Friends of the
Children, a long-term mentoring program,
Portland Trailblazers
legend, Jerome
Kersey, talks shop
with kids from
Friends of the
Children during a
private basketball
clinic donated by
Windermere Stellar.
(Windermere Stellar)
had two hours of private basketball
instruction arranged by Windermere Stellar,
a locally owned real estate company.
“The kids will never forget their special
night at the Moda Center,” Rachael
Langtry, Friends of the Children program
director, said after the December event.
“Thanks to Windermere Stellar for making
it happen. It was heartwarming to see the
kids’ faces light up at the sight of Blaze,
and they were clearly star-struck when
Jerome Kersey came out.”
Friends of the Children, started by
Portland native Duncan Campbell, selects
children in kindergarten who are matched
with paid, professional mentors, called
Friends. Mentors help guide the children
for 12.5 years, through high school
graduation. More information is available
at friendspdx.org.
Brokers at Windermere Stellar
donate a portion of their commissions
from each real estate transaction to
the Windermere Foundation. The
foundation supports programs for lowincome children and families.
Local work in
Africa film festival
The 25th annual Cascade Festival of African
Films will feature 34 free movies, including
one focusing on local young people who
escaped war and famine in Somalia.
The festival, centered at the Portland
Community College Cascade Campus,
will open February 6 and continue
through March 8. The schedule is at www.
africanfilmfestival.org.
Most of the full-length features,
documentaries and short films will
be shown in the Moriarty Auditorium
at the PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N.
Killingsworth St.
An exception is the opening night
feature, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” based on
the award-winning novel by Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie. The free screening will
be from 6 to 9 p.m. February 6 at the
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
The film balances personal drama
against national upheaval, beginning with
Nigeria’s independence in 1960.
The local documentary, “Lessons of
Basketball and War,” examines the roots of
conflict between Somali ethnic groups. It
focuses on girls who escaped that country
to become members of a Hosford Middle
School basketball team.
Ron Bourke, a Portland writer, director
and producer who made “Lessons,” will be
at the festival. The film will show at 2 p.m.
February 28 in the Moriarty Auditorium.
Women filmmakers will be featured March
5-7 and will join in panel discussions.A
Student Fest for high school and college-age
students and a Family Fest, featuring films for
children, also are scheduled.
Trinity school
plans open house
Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 N.E.
Killingsworth St., plans an open house from
6:30 to 8 p.m. February 26. Faculty, coaches,
parents and students will greet visitors.
Families may tour the classrooms and ask
questions, according to a news release from
the school. Information on admissions and
financial assistance also will be available.
The 124-year-old school, which has
support from Trinity Lutheran Church,
has small class sizes with focus in a
Christian environment. Enrollment is
possible at any time during the year.
The school recently received a $3,500
grant from Thrivent Financial to help
create the Tiger Outdoor Discovery Space
for pre-school children. Tiger is the school
mascot. In the new space, young students
will have hands-on activities in line with
the school curriculum.
Parents may visit the school during class
time with the principal, and students
may be guests. Additional information
is available at (503) 288-6403 or [email protected]
TrinityPortland.org.
Financial sessions scheduled
Neil Zeller of Thrivent Financial has
scheduled financial workshops for parents
and students. All will be at Trinity Lutheran
School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.
Parents and students, ages 15 to 22
years old, may learn about college
finances at 11:30 a.m. February 28.
Money matters for families with students
ages 6 to 10 will be at 6 p.m. April 15, with
pre-registration by March 19 for piggy bank
kits. Money matters for teens, ages 11 to 14,
will be outlined at 6 p.m. May 13.
Neil Zeller will answer questions and
handle registration at (503) 490-5696 or at
[email protected]
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Weinmann painting
company lends a hand
to local family in need
Kevin Weinmann says everyone needs
some help at some time in life, and he
wants his painting company to do its part
in the community.
He decided to help a deserving family
in 2015, and he asked clients and friends
to nominate someone who needs some
painting done but cannot afford it at this
time. Lindsay and Marc Parks suggested
a couple they knew through friends, and
Weinmann selected them for the project.
The couple, Chris and Alisa, have been
in their home for nine years but both are
presently unemployed. Both are fulltime students at Portland Community
College, preparing for a better future
for themselves and their two daughters,
ages 11 and nearly a year. They decided
to give up a vehicle to avoid the costs of
insurance and maintenance, according
to the Parks’ information. With little
income and no car, however, maintaining
their two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot
house has been difficult. Friends helped
Chris and Alisa work on landscaping and
exterior painting.
“The interior could certainly use the
talents of Weinmann Painting,” according
to the Parks’ nomination.
“We are excited to be painting at no charge
for Alisa and Chris and their two kids,” said
Kevin Weinmann. The project shows, he
said, “what can be done to help others.”
Windermere Foundation
nearly doubles charitable
contributions for 2014
Windermere Stellar, a residential real
estate firm, supported 45 charitable
organizations in Oregon and Southwest
Washington in 2014, and nearly doubled
the amount donated in 2013, according to
information from its Northeast office.
The company donated a total of
$370,000 to organizations supporting
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Hollywood Smallfry shop
offers ‘better than new’
clothes for kids
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low-income children and families. Of
that amount, $144,650 went to non-profit
groups based in Northeast Portland.
Its largest contribution of $100,000
went to Providence Portland Medical
Foundation’s new guest house for families
of patients treated at the hospital.
Windermere Stellar previously had
donated $100,000 for the house.
Other beneficiaries included Friends of
the Children, New Avenues for Youth and
Bridge Meadows.
Brokers donate a portion of their
commissions from each transaction to the
Windermere Foundation.
“We are fortunate that each year we
have 100 percent participation from
our brokers, staff and owners who join
together to initiate creative fund-raisers
for worthy causes,” said Joan Allen,
Windermere co-owner and Windermere
Foundation co-chair.
Windermere Stellar has been locally
owned and managed for 40 years.
Information is at windermereportland.com .
Owner Avery Waxman spent 15 years in the corporate world before opening Smallfry, a children’s resale shop, in the space
across the street from the Hollywood Library formerly occupied by Zanzibar. (Ted Perkins)
Shop in Alberta Arts district
offers medical marijuana
to OMMD cardholders
Alberta Green House, 1313 N.E. Alberta
St., a medicinal marijuana dispensary, has
been offering a range of products containing
the plant for seven months to those issued a
state medical marijuana card.
Owner Ramin Ojani said he sells the
product to people with cancer, epilepsy,
Parkinson’s disease and other ailments.
Customers also include those seeking
relief from seizures, surface and nerve
pain and other conditions.
Ojani said, “I have seen it with my own
eyes: real healing.”
In addition to the plant, the shop offers
vaporizers and pipes for use with oils,
edibles, topicals, skin care products,
salves and flowers derived from the plant.
Ice cream, cakes and brownies prepared
with marijuana also are available.
The shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m.
Smallfry, a children’s resale shop,
opened in January at 4107 N.E. Tillamook
St., next to the Hollywood branch library.
Owner Avery Waxman spent 15 years
in the corporate world before opening
the shop in space formerly occupied by
Zanzibar, another resale shop.
On the website, Waxman calls her
merchandise “Better than new.” She offers
children’s clothing in excellent condition,
from preemies to age 10. Outerwear and
snow or rain boots go up to age 14. In
addition, the shop has toys, books and gifts.
Baby and toddler feeding, travel and nursery
items are available, along with strollers,
scooters, high chairs and booster seats.
The shop does consignments and trades,
accepting items during business hours,
which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday and
may open Monday by appointment.
Information is available on the website:
www.smallfrypdx.com. The telephone is
(503) 284-1276 and the owner’s e-mail is
[email protected]
Enrollment opens for
ChildRoots art- and sciencebased center for children
ChildRoots, an art- and science-based
center for young children, has begun
enrollment for its new site at 2401 N.E.
Fremont St., expected to open in April.
ChildRoots has purchased the
3,700-square-foot building that was
occupied by the Perry’s on Fremont
restaurant until it closed in September
2013. The new center, caring for children
from six weeks to six years old, will have
four classrooms with a capacity of 50
children. It also will have an outdoor area
for play and an art and science laboratory.
Christina Unga, executive director of ChildRoots, an art- and science-based center for young children, is investing $300,000 to
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Volunteers from Family Dogs New Life recently brought some of the shelter’s pooches to meet neighbors at Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop. The Mississipi Ave. pet supply store, which supports several animal service and rescue groups, will celebrate its ten-year
annivesary this month. (Ted Perkins)
Christina Unga, executive director of
ChildRoots, said she is investing $300,000
to remodel the former restaurant. She will
hire 14 teachers and staff members for
the programs. An on-site chef will provide
organic, vegetarian meals and snacks.
Enrollment information is available from
Unga at [email protected] The
program’s website is www.childroots.com.
Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop
will celebrate ten years
on North Mississippi Ave.
Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop, 4039 N.
Mississippi Ave., will celebrate its 10th
anniversary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 14 with cupcakes for people and
dogs and other snacks.
Owner Nancy Fedelem also plans
raffles to give away toys and other
treats. In addition, she will donate 10
percent of sales during the anniversary
event to support Portland’s pet rescue
organizations.
The shop carries a variety of supplies,
including food, toys, accessories for cats,
dogs, birds and other small animals.
Salty’s also offers personal service from
a knowledgeable staff, who can offer
recommendations on pet care needs,
said Mary Gorretta, a spokeswoman for
the business. Fedelem supports several
animal service and rescue groups,
Gorretta said, including Multnomah
County Animal Services, The Pixie Project,
Panda Paws Rescue, Lighthouse Farm
Sanctuary, Underdog Railroad Rescue,
PAWS Team, Fences for Fido, Strut Your
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Urban Excursions keeps seniors on the move
By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News
Mobility and cognition are just two
issues that can block older people like a
hard concrete wall. Some folks have to
give up driving, some may have a difficult
time walking, and others need a caregiver
to look after them. But most want to get
out and about and be social. That’s where
Urban Excursions can come to the rescue.
In a nutshell, Urban Excursions is an
organization that provides door-to-door
social outings for elderly people who have
problems with mobility and cognition.
Polly Bangs, a resident of Northeast
Portland, came up with the idea of Urban
Excursions after her father was diagnosed
four years ago with dementia.
“I moved him into my home and
became his caregiver,” said Bangs.
“Although he had dementia, he was active
and liked to do things, but his mobility
wasn’t the greatest. He didn’t have the
cognitive ability to create activities for
himself or do things like catch a bus.
It wasn’t safe for him to walk around
because he might get lost because it was a
new neighborhood for him.”
Caring for her dad was very important
to Bangs, but she became frustrated after
returning home from her regular job to
find that he wanted her to entertain him.
She needed to find something for him
to do. Adult day care centers and senior
centers weren’t an option, because that
meant she would have to get him there in
the morning and pick him up after work.
So Bangs created Urban Excursions.
“Urban Excursions is weekly social
outings for seniors,” explained Bangs. “It’s
similar to the activity buses that assisted
living facilities have. It helps seniors who
are living with their adult children or
people who aren’t driving anymore. These
are people who want to stay in their homes
as long as they can. That’s called aging-inplace. But these people still want to be part
of the community. They want to be social.”
To get started, you can simply look at
the website (urbanexcursionspdx.com)
or call (503) 860-1655. A specialist from
Urban Excursions will meet with the
client in his/her home and a loved one.
The specialist creates a safety profile that
covers such things as mobility, cognitive
issues, medications that have side effects,
and the pickup and drop off protocol.
You can choose from two different
types of outings. One is for people who
Urban Excursions
provides outings for
seniors.
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The Rose Garden is one place to which Urban Excursion takes seniors. (Urban Excursions)
are further along with Alzheimer’s or
dementia. Overstimulation is not good in
such cases. The other package is for more
active people and is more exploratory.
The first outing is free. If you like it,
you can select a package of four or eight
outings. The cost is usually between $260
and $290 a month. That gets people out
once a week, but there is no time limit on
when to use the outings. For some people
the outing is every other week. For others
it may be once a month.
“We own the buses and they are
permitted by the City of Portland,”
added Bangs. “Each outing has five to ten
people, and we can accommodate two
wheelchairs. It’s staffed by two people.
We have a cruise director who is the tour
guide. We provide itineraries and really
creative outings, including seasonal
outings and cultural outings.”
Typical outings in the past have
included tulip festivals, farmer’s markets,
outdoor music events, ethnic festivals,
museums, and movies.
For most of us, creating a new business
may seem a daunting task, but for Bangs,
it was nothing new. That’s because she
has an extensive background in social
entrepreneurship and businesses that do
good for the community.
From 2004-2007, Bangs owned a
restaurant called Pasta Bangs, which
was located on Mississippi Avenue. She
employed homeless and at-risk youth in
some of the entry-level positions. In 2007,
she sold the business to start a non-profit
called Urban Opportunities, which was
a spinoff of the restaurant idea. It was an
after-school job-training program and
found jobs through partnerships with
companies for kids who graduated from
the program. Because the recession in 2008
affected the program, she partnered with
Voodoo Doughnuts to get a van and keep
the kids employed as a mobile doughnut
business. After she got serious funding for
the program, she moved it over to Impact
NW in 2010, and it is still going.
As far as Bangs knows, Urban Excursions
is the only program of its kind in the nation.
“It’s just great to see the interaction and
friendships that develop,” noted Bangs.
“That alone makes it all worthwhile.”
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Hollywood Library is large enough to
have a pretty deep collection. Beyond the
bestsellers and the newest publications,
our shelves are full of older literature, past
award winners, and lots of great music
and movies. The depth and diversity of
the collection reflects the interests, needs
and desires of our community. Hollywood
Library staff have many creative and
diverse interests as well, and some of us
might qualify as classics. We like to share
those interests with our patrons through
book and material displays, online
booklists, and the Staff Pick shelf. I know
that for some of you, the Staff Pick shelf is
your first stop whenever you visit.
We hope that our displays, like the
shelves of goodies you must pass on your
way to the grocery store checkout stand,
will entice you to add more to your bundle.
We are plotting to add one more regular
feature to our plethora of displays. This
one will be based on the popular practice
of posting an old photo on Facebook
on Thursdays. Beginning in February
we’ll set up a Throwback Third Thursday
(#TBTT) display. It will be active for just
that weekend, and will hopefully surprise
and delight you each month. We will
provide all manner of temptation, from
comforting childhood favorites (read
under the covers at night with a flashlight)
and cookbooks your mother used
(perhaps to your chagrin) to music that
your older sister listened to in high school
(and you always wished you were cool
enough to like).
We’d love to hear from you about
a throwback theme you’d like to see
displayed. Stop by either of the Information
Services desks to give us feedback.
Visit us on the Third Thursday (February
19) to take a literary trip back in time.
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Grant robotics
team builds winner
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FEBRUARY 2015
HSTAR PEOPLE
A Grant High School robotics team has
won a competition called Bunnybots,
which offers experience in building a
robot for new members.
The skills building in the First Robotics
Competition occurs before the start of the
official season, according to Otto Schell, a
mentor for the team. It is led by a teacher,
Carol Connelly. Several parent-volunteers
and mentors assist Connelly and the
team, which expects to participate in a
regional competition in March.
The Grant students come from all grade
levels, Schell said. They were among 24
teams that competed in the daylong event
in December at Catlin Gabel School.
Information about First Robotics is at
oregonfirst.org/.
Northeast man links
faith, environment
Peter A. Sergienko, a lay leader at St.
Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church,
is joining 30 other people from many
religious traditions to train as a religiousenvironmental leader.
Sergienko has been accepted in the
GreenFaith Fellowship Class of 2015, said
the Rev. Fletcher Harper, the organization’s
executive director. GreenFaith, founded
in 1992, is an interfaith environmental
coalition with a mission to educate and
mobilize diverse religious communities for
environmental leadership.
Sergienko will study with members of
The Grant High
School Robotics
Team 3636 won
the Bunnybots
competition. (Grant
High School Robotics
Team 3636)
the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist,
Baha’i and Unitarian Universalist
traditions. They will have education in
eco-theology, including environmental
advocacy and environmental justice,
Harper said. They will have three
residential retreats, monthly webinars and
extensive reading.
Sergienko said, “I’m deeply concerned
about the threats facing the planet, and
I believe that religious communities can
make an important impact. I want to
contribute to that movement.”
Each fellow will write an eco-theological
statement and carry out a leadership
project in his or her community. After
completing the studies and projects, each
will join the fellowship’s graduates’ network
and mentor other emerging leaders in this
field, said Harper. More information about
GreenFaith is at www.greenfaith.org.
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