Photo Gallery: Foster Summit, Feb 2014


SE Portland’s Fruit Face -the scene of soggy Saturday’s Foster Summit.


Left: Eagle Eye owner Erin Wagner and Foster United‘s Nick Falbo prep for the event.

Below: Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer welcomes the attendees.


Above: Performance Works Northwest’s Linda Austin

Right: Participants in the Green breakout session

Below: Longtime small business advocate Nancy Chapin


Working Class Acupuncture’s Moses Cooper, former Foster-Powell Chair Tracy Gratto and ROSE CDC’s Liz Hutchinson discuss housing affordability.


Left: Mandy Isaacs and Angela Cortal talk to the group about local small business issues.

Below: Meg McHutchison talks about the importance of the arts in our community


Above: Commissioner Dan Saltzman wraps up the afternoon with a discussion of the city’s housing initiatives.

Right: Commissioner Saltzman sticks around to talk to Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood Chair Jacob Sherman.

All of us at Foster United want to thank our hosts, Fruit Face and the Eagle Eye Tavern for being such great supporters of our community. They’re truly the unsung heroes of the neighborhood.

We’d also like to thank our terrific presenters: Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, Linda Austin of Performance Works Northwest, Mandy Isaacs and Foster Small Business, Mike Caputo and What Would You Like to See Here?, Jeffery Smith and Common Ground OR-WA, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman and his staffers Lyne Martin and Shannon Callahan.

Extra special thanks to Ben Pritchard for documenting the event with these great photographs.

Finally, and most of all, we want to thank everyone who attended the event and shared their thoughts, ideas and aspirations for this community. Your dedication is an inspiration to us every day, and you’re the biggest reason that this is such a great place to live, work and play.


  1. Had a super experience at the Foster Summit on Saturday. Was really excited to talk about my work on the Wikman-Arleta Building Project and spread the word about the MERCADO coming to Foster soonest! I’m so happy to have connected with Jamie Melton from Hacienda, and caught a few minutes to chat with Alissa Keny-Guyer. Lots of familiar and new faces in the Hood. Foster is on the move!

  2. Yes, I definitely second Beth. It was great to see and make new connections between neighbors and others invested and interested in the continued business and community development around Foster Road. I sure hope this happens at some regular frequency, I can see a lot of momentum building from events like this. Lastly, I do have to say that it was very difficult to hear with the blenders going, but that is an inherent aspect of a smoothie business (although perhaps a sound enclosure box could be suggested to them). Fun times!

    • Ha! The P.A. was kind of an afterthought –but it really saved us, didn’t it?

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