Knock Knock! It's your neighbor is back and they want your tale-telling talent. If you have a story, they want you to share it. For more details on how to get involved, take a look at their guidelines and be prepared to show your stuff. The auditions begin on July 12th.
Arranged in an east vs west setup, Creston-Kenilworth will face off against Woodstock on Saturday, July 19th from 2-4 pm at Woodstock Park . The winner will take on Brentwood-Darlington a week later in the bid to represent the western teams on Saturday, July 26 from 2-4pm at Brentwood Park.
To the east, we'll see Lents and Foster-Powell battle on Sunday, July 20th from 2-4pm at Kern Park. The winner will compete with Mt. Scott-Arleta on Sunday, July 26 from 2-4pm at Lents Park.
It all comes to a head on Saturday, August 2nd from 2-4 pm at Arleta School, when the championship match names a winner.
Want to compete but don't know what neighborhood you live in? Here's a general map above, but if you live on the dividing lines you may need to check out the details on portlandmaps.com
It looks like there will be a $5 suggested donation to help defray some of the costs to the neighborhood associations. No one will be turned away.
Foster Art Night is back this Saturday. If you have the energy after a day of Garden Tour bliss, we urge you to take the FAN stroll and pick up your Foster Street Card.
The discount card is free for neighbors and friends to frequent and discover shops, services, and restaurants along the Foster Strip. Salon Mojo is generously hosting our open house to kick off the FAN season. Stop in for refreshments, chit chat, and pick up your street card while you're at it.
We are looking forward to another great Summer of neighborly fun, art, and inspiration.
This Friday is the deadline to nominate a local business to be featured in the Lents Grown - Our Stories project. The project involves a temporary art and public-gathering space on a PDC-owned vacant lot at Foster and 88th Ave.
Young people working through Portland Youth Builders will create the installation, which will feature photos and stories that focus on local small businesses. PDC kicked in $7500 to help make the project happen.
Rose staffer Luke Bonham says that locals are encouraged to nominate their favorite local small business or farmer's market vendors to be featured in the installation.
Yesterday the City Council approved the Foster Streetscape Plan, greenlighting $5.25 million in pedestrian safety improvements for Foster Road between 50th and 90th Avenues.
The unanimous vote comes after more than a decade of activism by neighborhood leaders and small business people seeking to make Foster Road safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.
The most controversial element of the plan is the "road diet" that would shrink the street's profile for 24 blocks of the 40 block project area. The current configuration has two travel lanes in each direction. Once completed, the new profile would have a single travel lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane. The additional space would also allow bike lanes in both directions.
The Foster Streetscape Plan has been a long time coming, but we're finally close to the finish line.
From the original plan in 2003, to the the restart of the planning process two years ago, this plan has been taking its time - waiting for a combination of funding, activism and politics to come alive. That time has come.