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Work advances on Beaumont-Wilshire’s newest eatery

Work advances on Beaumont-Wilshire’s newest eatery

By Phill Colombo
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With inside work on plumbing and electrical moving along during July and early August, workers began in mid-August the outside transformation of the former Wilshire Market into the soon-to be-opened Fire + Stone Restaurant. Owner Jeff Smally would like to open sometime after Labor Day. Smally plans to restore the transom windows that have been boarded up for years to give the restaurant a bright, airy … More

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

Montavilla sheet metal facility re-purposed as physical therapy clinic

By Phill Colombo
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New Heights Physical Therapy Plus co-owners Kevin Poe and Donna Gramont along with spouses have been dismantling a vintage building, reclaiming and re-purposing the old growth fir and used metal into new furniture for a new clinic, transforming reclaimed materials into industrial chic tables, desks, cabinets, bookshelves and doors for the clinic. Object of the renovation: the former Montavilla Sheet Metal building on Northeast Glisan StreetMore

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

Japanese steak house, locally-sourced butcher shop opens near Hollywood Theatre

By Phill Colombo
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Portland’s Hollywood Theatre has a new neighbor: Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, located in the Hollywood Apartments retail space. Pono Farm serves Japanese cuisine, featuring “quality meat raised on our farm in Central Oregon,” according to Pono Farm’s web site, ponofarm.com.

A bar and a retail butcher shop complement the restaurant, and the web site also features a photo gallery with descriptions of the business’ … More

Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

Businesses to open doors for ‘makers’ event this weekend

If you have ever wondered how pizza crust is made or what goes on behind the scenes at a dental office, find out at the 42nd Avenue Makers’ Fair.

From noon to 6 p.m. August 23, merchants and professionals on 42nd Avenue, in the vicinity of Northeast Alberta Street, will offer tours, classes, tastings, contests and giveaways. The local business organization also has organized a scavenger hunt that may qualify … More

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

Roseway eyes church conversion to drive-thru Walgreens

By Phill Colombo
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Surprise and disagreement from Roseway residents: reactions to a proposal to demolish the vacated Rose City Nazarene Church property at 7016 N.E. Sandy Blvd. to construct a Walgreens Pharmacy drive-through directly across the street from Rose City Safeway which contains a pharmacy and two blocks west of Fairley’s Pharmacy. The Roseway Neighborhood Association has a history of stepping up to counter and alter similar proposals made … More

Fremont Fest: Parade, music, shopping, food and fun for everyone

Fremont Fest: Parade, music, shopping, food and fun for everyone

An always popular fun-filled street fair, Fremont Fest, will take place Saturday August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The event will take place in Beaumont Village, on Northeast Fremont Street, which will be closed to traffic all day between Northeast 42nd and 50th avenues, creating a safe, fun-filled pedestrian mall with four stages for live music, street vendors, food, a pub crawl, entertainment and attractions … More

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

Shop local: Milo’s City Cafe offers ‘family comfort’ all day long

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Fifteen years ago, when Milo’s City Cafe opened at 1325 N.E. Broadway, Loren Skogland and his wife, Marianne Meskel Skogland, began a venture they had been working toward for several years.

Now they have a clientele that comes early in the day for eggs Benedict, perhaps with salmon or pepper-bacon under the hollandaise sauce. By lunch it might be a pulled … More

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

Broadway Summer Super Sale to offer fun, bargains at 35 local businesses July 18-20

“The Summer Super Sale is a great opportunity to save big, support local businesses, grab a great meal or drinks and have some fun, too,” said Murray Koodish, president of the NE Broadway Business Association.

Children should enjoy the annual pet fair at Furever Pets, at NE 19th Ave., on Sat. July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Irvington Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with … More

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

Shop local: John Timm of Timmco Insurance has protected neighborhood assets since 1970

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Researching coverage of an insurance policy is likely not the way you want to spend your evening or weekend. Yet knowing your assets are protected is important; a substantial loss could be devastating to your current financial situation as well as your future one.

“Most of my clients work hard for what they have. The assets they accumulate, however large or small, … More

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

Coffee Shop Changes Hands

By Phill Colombo
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Shuttered at the end of May, John Shackleford’s Rain City Coffee opened June 11 as Rust Coffee Lounge. At the corner of Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street, Rust Coffee Lounge is under the general managership of Melissa Park.

Shackleford announced his retirement with praise for those who helped him make “Rain City the joy it is. Karen who helped grow the dream, Stephanie for the … More

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

Tony Starlight leaves Hollywood, moving south

By Phill Colombo
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On Friday, August 22, a new Tony Starlight Showroom will open for business at 1125 S.E. Madison St. in the Buckman Neighborhood, following a seven-year run as Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge at Northeast 37th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

“I’ve been trying to expand my business for the last several years, and now it’s come to fruition,” Starlight explained.

The new Showroom, a collaborative venture … More

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

Amalfi’s adds Mercato

By Phill Colombo
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Amalfi’s Restaurant at Northeast 47th Avenue and Fremont Street has used some of its restaurant space to create a Mercato (Italian Market). The new Market will make it possible for customers to pick up their favorite foods to take home to eat. In addition to the pizzas, salads and other deli groceries, apparel is available. Amalfi’s president Kiauna Floyd was excited by the addition and showed … More

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

Peter’s Bar & Grill adds breakfast menu

By Phill Colombo
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Peter’s Bar & Grill at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street, billed as “your neighborhood sports bar,” has added weekend breakfasts to its menu, opening at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The additional hours began in response to World Cup soccer fans, but made sense to extend into the summer months and football and basketball seasons, according to owner Tim Williams.

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Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

Pho Corner fills Tosis space on Sandy Boulevard

By Phill Colombo
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In late May, restauranteur Ninh Vuong opened his third enterprise, Pho Corner, at the intersection of Northeast 62nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Tosis Restaurant for four decades, Pho Corner now offers Vietnamese fare in a thorough interior remodel and a colorful coat of exterior paint.

Vuong owns two Vietnamese eateries, both named Pho Dalat, in Parkrose and Hawthorne business districts. He worked at Intel before switching … More

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

Objections over, Hollywood acupuncturist focusing on collaboration with developers

By Phill Colombo
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Marianne Banke and her Hollywood Community Acupuncture Office Manager Janine Holly are not looking forward to the next five to 12 months. They are resolved, however, to work with developers of a new four-story, 56-unit, dorm-like residence on the lot south of the clinic to make the next year as bearable as possible for their business and their patients. They are facing the specter of demolition … More

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

Shop Local: Pop into Popina this summer for a fit that won’t quit

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Need some help overcoming the dreaded approach of swimsuit season?

Try Popina, 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave., a bathing suit boutique with the largest selection of women’s swimwear in the Northwest. Interesting, given our city is known more for its rain gear than swimwear, but Portland was the springboard for modern swimsuit styling.

In 1910, the present-day company known as Jantzen, started … More

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

Shop local: A Children’s Place Bookstore celebrates 40 years of stories in NE

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News

“When my kids come in, they are on the floor and looking at a book within the first two minutes,” said Katy Fackler about A Children’s Place Bookstore. “They know everyone who works there and are really excited to see them. It’s a very family like atmosphere.”

Fackler’s unbridled enthusiasm for A Children’s Place Bookstore is well-founded. She has been a regular … More

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

Proletariat Butchery opens on N.E. Fremont

By Phill Colombo
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After months of renovation, Proletariat Butchery has moved to Northeast Fremont Street and 62nd Avenue. Founder and chief butcher Zephaniah Shepard celebrated the move by hosting a “Meat & Greet” event on Saturday, April 12. The highlight for most neighbors and friends attending was seeing a whole hog roasting outside the butcher shop’s front door.

Inside, Shepard conducted tours and provided refreshments as artist Blaine FontanaMore

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

Shop Local: Beaumont Hardware has the nuts, bolts and thingamajigs you need

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

Nine years ago, Kim and Tony Zeller, seized an unexpected business opportunity. Beaumont Hardware, 4303 N.E. Fremont St., where Tony had been a customer for more than seventeen years, was up for sale. By chance, the Zellers were in between jobs and looking for a new venture after working together for many years at Zellers Funeral Home.

It was no … More

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

Hassalo on Eighth construction closes nieghborhood MAX station for rest of 2014

By Phill Colombo
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On March 31, adjacent construction closed TriMet’s Northeast 7th Avenue MAX Station. Both east and westbound platforms will remain closed for about one year.

During the closure, TriMet is asking riders to use the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue stop (an approximate four-minute walk east of Northeast 7th Avenue) or the Convention Center stop (about a five-minute walk west of Northeast 7th Avenue) on Northeast Holladay Street.More

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

Perry’s on Fremont: Anna Perry looks back on 47 years of neighborhood dining

By Larry Peters
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In February, The Hollywood Star New’s Larry Peters conducted an interview via e-mail with Anna Perry, who, with her husband Bill Perry, owned and operated Perry’s on Fremont for almost 30 years. The restaurant closed in late 2013. Here are a few tidbits from that exchange:

Star: So Perry’s is closed. People are asking why. Any comment?

Anna Perry: Unlike the Rolling Stones, it was time … More