7 posts categorized "SE"

Organic House Cleaning by two happy ladies

April 05, 2012


My name is Angela, and I am the proud proprietress of Well Earth Home Cleaning, a non-toxic housecleaning service that has been fastidiously cleaning homes Portland, Oregon since 2000. We enjoy what we do, we take pride in our work, and it shows! We are a small two-person operation, with much experience and enthusiasm between us. We use only non-toxic products that are provided by us, and are equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean your home with precision. We work as a two-person team so that your home will sparkle in half the time! And of course, superb references from long-time clients are available! 


Our regular rate is $25/hour per person.  urbanMamas readers will receive an additional discount on their first two cleanings!  Mention urbanMamas and your first two cleanings are only $40 per hour for a two person team through June 1st!  (2 hour minimum, please)


I look forward to meeting you!



Art Lessons with Creative Cycle

March 30, 2012



My name is Loren, and I would love to work with your child or teen to foster their artistic talents and nurture their creativity.

Creative Cycle brings high quality fine arts instruction directly to your doorstep.  Lessons can be private, or for a small group.  Instructional programs are individually tailored to meet your child's needs and build on their interests.

If your child or teen is passionate about art, and would benefit from going beyond their in-school art program, I would love to meet with you and discuss the ways in which we can work together to fulfill their needs.   

For more information, please visit my website.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!Logo_web


Portland Mama Selling Softcups

March 02, 2012

DSC_0001I have just come upon an opportunity to sell a shipment of Softcups acquired through a colleague in pharmaceutical distribution. Scientifically proven safer than tampons, you can wear 12-hour Softcups during sports, swimming, sleeping and intercourse. Anecdotally, Softcups have also reportedly been used by countless women as a fertility aid, although they are not tested or marketed for this purpose.

1 Box (14 cups) is $6.99
1 Case (18 boxes of 14/each) is $112.50

As you can see, buying in bulk reduces the price to $6.25/box. And there's NO shipping and handling in the Portland area. Bring your cash, pick them up in SE PDX and you're good to go!

In the interest of full disclosure, you can find them at drugstore.com or Wal-Mart for slightly less, but your purchase goes directly to support a local Mom rather than a corporation. All profits go DIRECTLY to my family.




shared office space available

November 19, 2008


My name is Hiromi Ogawa, owner of hiromi ogawa architects and a mom to Nico, who is almost 2.

I am looking to share our office space with other designers, artists, writers, hobbyists, anyone who wants a desk and a fun, collaborative space to work. We currently have three workstations available, and they can be rented separately ($365/month), the end pair together ($700/month), or all three ($1000/month).

Our office is located on the ground floor of the newly restored Olympic Mills Commerce Center. You can find information about the building here:


The rent includes:
- workstation
- copier, scanner, paper
- internet (DSL)
- flat file and storage space
- all utilities except your phone

Office amenities:
- a little kitchen
- lounge area with large glass garage door
- conference room
- design resource library
- coffee shop in building
- lots of restaurants and showrooms in vicinity

Space is available as soon as you want it. Please email info@hiromiogawa.com or call (503) 477-7075 with any questions.  I couldn't figure out how to post photos on this blog, but I will happily email them to you.

For more information on what we do, please refer to our website:


Tandem Coffeehouse

June 09, 2008

Hi there,
I am the new owner of a small, mama owned, coffee shop in SE Portland, Tandem Coffeehouse. As a long time reader of urbanmamas, I thought it would be a fantastic place to let people know about our shop. We are very family friendly with a kids play area, family friendly local art and a growing menu of house made treats as well as sandwiches and soup. We serve Stumptown coffee and Dragonfly chai and try to use local products and vendors whenever possible. We will be having a story time once or twice week, and our play area is a great place for mama/ baby groups to meet. We are open from 7am-4pm weekdays and 8am-4pm weekends. We are also available for after hours groups or occasions.  Check out our Myspace page to learn more about the shop and the mamas who run it.

Shadeau and Amber

Rare SE Pdx Home for Rent

March 17, 2008

We are moving to combine forces with the grandparents and will be offering our home for rent. It's been a wonderful family  home so we thought we'd offer it up to another UrbanMama family. We have been neighbors for ten years so it is bittersweet for us--but we'd invite you to enjoy a field trip/weekend retreat with us on our new 40 acre plot on the Columbia River.

Rare Home for Rent: Close-In SE Clinton Home, 3 br, 1 b $1795 ($1750 w/ year lease)
Available May 1st
VIEW SE CLINTON HOUSE (www.mothertreebirth.com/ClintonHouse.html)

Enjoy the best of SE Portland in our beautiful Victorian on 16 & Clinton. With tons of unique character and just blocks from New Seasons, People's Coop, Hosford/Abernathy School, New Day School, 1 block to the Division/Downtown bus line, Legare's Coffee Shop, Ladd's Addition and Clinton Retail Hub (Zenana Spa), much more!

Two spacious bedrooms upstairs, large 3rd on main floor that could also be a 2nd living room--includes office nook with separate entrance.  Partially finished basement allows for a roommate or home office with separate entrance. Includes gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, wash/dryer, hard-wood and stone flooring throughout.  Private Deck and large corner lot with fenced yard safe for kids or small pet. Fruit trees (cherry, fig apple, blueberry, huckleberry, grapes) and english garden, raised beds, bird sanctuary.

Small dog okay. No smoking or cats. This home has been 100% owner/occupied so looking for someone who will love it as their own.

$1795 ($1750 with year lease) 1st & Last. Utilities not included.$300 refundable security fee + credit check fees ($40).

For application and viewing by appointment, please contact Jesse & Nick Henderson at jesse@mothertreebirth.com or 503-407-4732.

Job Openings at Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

March 01, 2007

From Lyla at Zenana Spa:

We are a spa and wellness center focused on pregnant and parenting families (all ages of children), located in the 7 Corners area of SE Portland (SE Clinton and 21st.) For more information about our center, please visit our web site at www.zenana-spa.com.

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions.  We are are somewhat flexible in terms of hours and days, and positions can be job shared very easily.  We are commited to being a family friendly/mother friendly/baby friendly employer! All employees will receive mother friendly/baby friendly training.

Part time Childcare provider(s) for drop in childcare for families receiving services on site.  Available shifts are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9:45-2:15.  This could evolve into more hours, if desired, and there are also occasionally shifts that need coverage, with short notice, to fill in for other childcare provider(s) when illness or other unforseen events prevent them from working.

Must have experience with children and an interest in respectful communication and conflict resolution with young children (all childcare employees will receive training).  It is possible to arrange to bring your own child (1) for this position.

Part time Receptionist/Boutique Clerk to welcome guests, answer phones and direct calls, register and schedule class attendees, and lactation, massage, and spa service clients, and assist guests with boutique purchases.  Must be a great multi-tasker, with wonderful people skills and a commitment to supporting families.  Med/Spa appointment scheduling experience strongly desired.  Retail experience a big plus.

Part time Licensed Nail Technician to provide acrylic free, low fume pedicures and manicures using natural nail polish.  Must be willing to provide services to mothers while they hold and/or nurse their babies.  Must be available on Saturdays.

To apply for any of these positions, please send your resume and a letter specifying for which position you are applying and how you heard about the opening to: Lyla@zenana-spa.com . Please feel free to re-post this to other groups, or to pass this on to anyone who might be interested.