Kevin Cavenaugh and his family hosted a farewell ice cream social on August 31 at Roses on Fremont. Many neighbors came by to enjoy the ice cream, view the drawings of the proposed building, and just reminisce. Kevin plans to construct a two story building on the site with retail space on the main level and office spaces on the second level.
Roses was filled with past memories. There were placemats on the shelves describing the history of Roses, its tradition and future. It opened in 1951 as a neighborhood ice cream parlor which served 24 flavors. And until 1968 it was a family owned business. It changed hands about three times before it closed in the 1990s.
The night of the final ice cream social, I shared a table with John and Teresa who remembered how Roses was THE place to come to celebrate each birthday in the family, and the contest of having customers name a flavor. (The placemats did not mention that tradition, maybe someone else remembers doing that too.)
Before it is torn down, the building will be stripped on the inside by volunteers from the ReBuilding Center on N. Mississippi, a non profit organization which salvages as much of old structures as they can and makes parts available to people looking for good old stuff. A good ending to a place with fond memories for many neighbors.
My parents, Len and Eleanor Hunting, moved to be closer to the Portland Airport. In 1950, they moved from Portland's west side to Beaumont Wilshire. My father worked for Rand McNally Publisher and wanted to be close to PDX for his frequent flights. Once they moved to BW, they immediately became involved in their new neighborhood.
For ten years, my mother was a leader for the Blue Birds, Campfire Girls and Horizon Club (now Campfire USA). In the 1960s, she served in the local PTAs and was PTA Secretary at Meek. At Beaumont, she served as Carnival Fundraiser Chair, Parent Study Group Chair and PTA President. She fondly remembers when my older brother, Duane, formed a music band and played for my sister Elaine's 8th grade graduation dance at Beaumont. My older siblings remember picking blackberries on the property where Joseph Meek School now stands.
After we were grown, my mother went back to work as a substitute teacher at Kennedy School and then taught full time at North Portland schools until her retirement in 1982. Teaching runs in our family. My sister and niece are both teachers.
My mother is a passionate gardener and her green thumb is evident in her beautiful landscaping. My father planted a Myrtlewood tree (Oregon's State Tree) in front of our house in 1962 after a dogwood blew down in the Columbus Day storm. The local botanists said it wouldn't grow here but it continues to thrive. Many of Wilshire Park's fir trees were destroyed in that great storm, but we enjoy the current mixture of fir and deciduous trees. My parents often played horseshoes in Wilshire Park.
After my father's death, my mother continued to stay active in BWNA.
She still attends the neighborhood meetings, annual picnics and delivers
the newsletter. My husband, Baer (owner of BWNA carpet cleaning business,
Snap Clean), and I walk with my mother and our cocker spaniel, Sundance,
to Pups and Cups on 42nd and enjoy weekend lattes. She is encouraged to
see the new businesses on 42nd and enjoys shopping in Beaumont Village
Dear Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Residents:
Now that the legislative session is finished I would like to take a moment
to better introduce myself. My name is Jackie Dingfelder and I am your
state representative. I was appointed to the Oregon Legislature in April
by the Multnomah County Commissioners to replace Jo Ann Bowman I have
lived in Northeast Portland's Rose City Neighborhood for the past 8 years
and I'm an active member of our community. I've served on many local,
regional and state advisory committees and community boards. I currently
work at For the Sake of the Salmon, an organization devoted to preserving
native salmon species, their habitat, and restoring Oregon's waterways.
I am looking forward to meeting with you at the October neighborhood association meeting. I'm also planning to hold a Town Hall meeting later this fall and look forward to hearing about your key issues and concerns. In the mean time, I can be of any assistance, please let me know.
Thank you for this opportunity to tell you a little more about myself.
Baer and Diane Charlton moved from Beaumont Wilshire to Spokane last year, but lucky for us they boomeranged back to the neighborhoodright back into their old house. However, not everything stayed the same. Baer decided to make the carpet cleaning business, which he started part-time in 1996, into a full-time business called Snap Clean! Ive got allergies to house dust, and pet dander, he said, When we had a friend clean our carpets two to three times a year, we noticed that my symptoms were less severe and we enjoyed healthier winters.
Baer explained what is so unique about the CFR brand equipment he uses. First, my machine goes into a home or business so there isnt a whining machine in a quiet neighborhood, making you a better neighbor. Second, it doesnt steam a carpet, steam can break down the latex backing of modern carpets, and destroy the carpets stain guard protection by releasing the silicon/Teflon/Scotchguard from the fibers, thereby voiding the carpet manufacturers warranty. But most importantly I use enzymes and less intrusive chemicals that leave your carpet clean and are not dirt magnets like detergents and soaps. Also, I use clean water instead of bringing the water I used with the last customer with their colds, flu, exfoliation, and dirt. It is a healthier way to clean your carpets.
Many people ask him why they should clean their carpets twice a year. Not one to sugar- coat things, he says, Carpets get dirty because everything falls on them. Not wearing shoes keeps the appearance better, but the soles of your feet exfoliate 10 times faster than your arms and that dead skin is the food for dust mites. Your carpet, even in the bedrooms is the smell history of every meal you have cooked since you last cleaned your carpet, along with pollens and other floaters. If you have ever seen the millions of little things floating in a sunbeam, just remember they are always falling on your carpet.
Baer also sells ExStink a product for dealing with musty odors in homes. Give Baer a call at Snap Clean! (503-287-5222) to learn more about this product or to get an estimate for cleaning your carpet.
by Peggy Concillo
If you attended or worked at Beaumont (Middle) School at some time during the last 75 years, you are invited to join in our celebration.
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 3, 2002 from 6:30-9:30 P.M. and pass
the word along to your school chums.
We will then enter you into our database so you wont miss any of
The City of Portland is hosting the following open house to highlight
by Liz Johnston
Several of your BWNA neighbors have completed NET training. What is NET, you say? A Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) is a group of at least 20 citizens trained by the Portland Fire Bureau (PFB) to provide emergency assistance in their own neighborhood for 72 hours following a disaster such as a severe winter storm or major earthquake. The Fire Bureau may also activate NETs in the event of a flood, hazardous material spill, wild land interface fire or other citywide/regional emergency. NET members also recruit neighbors for NET training, organize Team operations, and help assure that all households in their area are prepared for any citywide emergency.
The Beaumont-Wilshire NET wants you to know that a staging site has been
identified: Bethany Lutheran Church has agreed to be the primary site
to be used as a meeting place in the event of a major catastrophe. The
alternate site (should the primary be unsuitable at the time of a catastrophe)
is the NE corner of Wilshire Park. Primary and alternate sites are required
by the PFB.
NET is also looking for new team members (get a cool helmet and vest!). The PFB teaches a free eight-week NET training. You can sign up for the next training and also receive advance notice and a registration form by calling the NET info line at the Fire Bureau, (503) 823-1260 and leave your name and mailing address.
Call Liz Johnston, (503) 281-8385, the alternate NET team leader and NET contact for BWNA, for more information. You may also contact the neighborhood team leader, Davina Soukomil at (503) 284-0461. Check the BWNA website, http://www.bwna.org to view the article, Neighborhood Emergency Teams Overview.
Be looking in future newsletters for a date when Rachel Jacky will speak at a general membership meeting about the NET program. She is available to talk at your place of business or organization, as well, because there are BETs (Business Emergency Teams) in Portland. Rachel can be reached at (503) 823-4614, or visit the PFBs website http://www.ci.portland.or.us and click on Fire Bureau for immediate information about the NET training and emergency preparedness.
BWNA hosted its annual night out picnic on the first Tuesday of August. The weather was beautiful, the food delicious, and the company great. Besides good tasting salads, pasta and desserts provided by neighbors, volunteers cooked up and served 48 gardenburgers, 75 foot-long hotdogs, and 200 hamburgers. Ten cases of soda pop and 98 bottles of water were also consumed. We wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to those who attended the picnic and to the following business who donated food and supplies: Beaumont Market, Columbia Empire Meat Company, Costco, Daves Sanitary Service, Franz Bakery, Kinkos, Portland Police, Tri-Met and Wilshire Market.
Many people went home with neat prizes donated by the following businesses: Alameda Café, Americana Frame, Bagel Land, Beaumont Florist, Beaumont Hardware, Beaumont Health Care Clinic (Andrine de la Rocha, Lori von der Heydt, Michelle Newell, Kalli Harrison), Bravo!, PGE, Papa Murphys, Pizzicato, Poor Richards, Snap Clean, Stanichs, Starbucks, Suzannes at Beaumont Village, and Tri-Level Fitness.
A big thanks to Roger Meyer, BWNA treasurer and picnic coordinator, who
has organized our picnics for the last three years. He wants to take a
break next year, so we are looking for someone to fill his shoes.
If you are that person, call any board member for more information or
attend the upcoming meeting.
Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (a program of Ecumenical Ministries
of Oregon) will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year for newly arrived
refugees in the Portland Metropolitan area. This holiday event will take
place on Thanksgiving Day and will include a traditional turkey dinner,
live music and donated items that will be raffled off to lucky winners.
By Bill Markwart
Lively Tykes is geared for 3-7 year olds, their parents and friends who enjoy getting together to sing, jump, clap and dance to all kinds of music. It focuses on individual participation, rhythm, memory, creative movement as well as an introduction to elementary musical concepts. Song types range from silly songs, marching songs, harmonized songs, rounds, seasonal songs to new songs taught by participants.
The leader of this crew since 1999 is Karen Kuhn. There is no fee and everyone is encouraged to participate no matter what their age or ability.
ZOO visits Bethany
Wednesday Night Family Activity
Bella Flora features work by sculptor
Bethany Annual Bazaar