We love the weekend, just saying…

To quote Becca from the movie Bridesmaids, “You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!”. Yep, that pretty much sums up the sentiment for all the awesomeness this weekend is bringing.  Welcome back the sunshine and another busy event calendar!

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Friday

Torta-landia hosts Sidestreet Reny, “blues/hip hop/ragamuffin” and offers up their late night happy hour 9pm-close.  Stop by Space Monkey’s First Friday Art Opening featuring works by Joan Amber McGinnis, 6-9pm.  Cartlandia is your Portlandia hook up, put in an order for your Super Bowl platter while you’re there!

Saturday

 

calendar2Ladies, start your day with rhythm at Women’s Drumming Circle at TaborSpace 9:30-12:30 pm.  The community is invited to the season’s first Leach Botanical Free Garden Tours, 11:00 am-12 pm and the grand opening celebration at The Dougy Center, 2-5pm.  Get crafty at the Holgate Library’s Valentine candle making class or learn how to grow your own wild bird food and register for Gardening for the Birds at Dennis’ 7 Dees.  N.W.I.P.A. with Ft. George Brewery are treating you to yet another beer tasting, keep ‘em coming!

Sunday

calendar1The Super Bowl will be done up right here in the hood!  Coasters is offering up a potluck, deep fried turkey and door prizes.  Torta-landia promises to bring out the big screen and tempt you with finger foods.  Carts on Foster and The Lodge will be showing the game too, as well as many more, so please add away in the comments!  Last, but definitely not least, you can join the The Portland Fighting Fillies, the all women Division 14 champion semiprofessional football team and Comedian Belinda Carroll at Super Bowl 2013: Men in Tights at the Bobwhite Theater!

That’s all folks!  As always, wishing you all a glorious weekend out and about!

Fosterween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Not only because it’s an excuse to dress up silly, but because it encourages friendly neighborhoods  Tonight the families of Foster will bear the slightly cold and wet weather to walk down the street with their kids and knock on the doors of all the neighbors on the block. Some of these neighbors they see every day, others they may only get to talk with on rare occasions. Tonight, we’re all neighbors. (more…)

Upcycle Fair and Cartlandia Help Raise Over $300 for Green Lents Community Tool Library

Green Lents’ Upcycle Fair, hosted at Cartlandia on September 15, helped raise over $300 in an effort to benefit the community tool library in Lents.  Thanks to the artists that took part:  Midnight Pretty, Revolution Jewelry, Reconstructed Home, Staged by Page, and Island Inspired.