Your Foster Weekend – August 17/18


graffitiSMCommunity Tool Library Graffiti Clean Up

10:00 am – Community Tool Library (9211 SE Ramona)

The usual DIY presentation series is focused on graffiti clean-up- a subject that all Foster neighborhoods can be united in. Join us in a workshop how to be an active participant in keeping our neighborhoods clean! You will take home a clean-up crew bucket to get started!


bike bucketBike Buckets at the Holgate Library

4:00- 5:00 pm – Holgate Library (79th & Holgate))

The Holgate Library is giving us the hookup on how to make those sweet, bike buckets you see on all over town. Perfect for the coming rainy season.

Register Here to make sure you get a spot!


spamSpam a La Cart

10:00-6:00 pm – Carts on Foster

We are celebrating all things Spam with menu specials at the carts, giveaways, live music, and more.


1318390058_SpaceSurfer_1_MUSIC: Surf Night with the Planet Crashers

Evening – Starday Tavern (65th & Foster))

Classic instrumental surf guitar coming your way!



Foundersday2Lents Founders Day

4:00pm – 6:30 pm – Lents Park (92nd & Holgate)

The annual Lents neighborhood celebration is back!  The community festival is a free, family event that celebrates the
diversity of our neighbors in Lents with food, activities and cultural performances. Children and parents are encouraged to decorate wagons, trikes and themselves for a kids parade through the park, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m.

Music and food will go from 4 to 6 p.m., and Portland Parks Movie in the Park’ showing of “101 Dalmatians” (1996) will follow at dusk


Movie in the parkMovie in the Park (Doggie Friendly!) – 101 Dalmations (1996)

6:30 pm; Movie starts at Dusk – Lents Park (92nd & Holgate))

Free movie, free fun!


ivoryleavesMUSIC: Ivory Leaves

7:00 pm – Gemini Lounge (65th & Foster)

Ivory Leaves is a mellow, brooding folk duo comprised of songwriter Correen Elizabeth and sidekick Brian Bielman.

A Foster Weekend – June 22/23

Thinking of sticking around the hood this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything.

Saturday, June 15th

ToolLibraryEventCommunity Tool Library DIY Saturdays: Contracting & Permitting

10am – Noon – Community Tool Library Courtyard (59211 SE Ramona)
join us for the Q&A Contractor with Steve Jones from Chase Heating Company.


Psychic Fair – $5 mini readings

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Spirit Guided Friends Church (5729 SE Boise) 

We’re really not sure what you’ll be getting yourself into at this Psychic Fair, but we were intrigued by the poster.


Get Hammered – Community Tool Library Fundraised

7:00 – 10:00pm – The Lion’s Eye Tavern (5919 SE 82nd Ave)

DJ music, drink specials and an opportunity to donate your extra tools and cash. Haven’t heard of the local Community Tool Library? Come on out and learn.

Sunday, June 16th

englishPostervLents International Farmers Market

11:00 am – 92nd & Foster

Foster’s own farmers market is rolling strong this year! Swing on by for some tasty food and friendly neighbors.


Home brew, Parks and Parties

Whoa, that was a long week. With the kids entering winter break, jobs to be worked, and Santa on his way in, the holiday season tends to put folks on the stressed end of the spectrum. Lucky for us, this weekend offers a sweet little break from the chaos. The following events are cause for celebration: (more…)

Foster Review, and Looking Ahead

If Foster United were to mirror the energy and community effort in the Foster area, we’ll have accomplished our goal.  In our first week, that mirror might have reflected both ways.  While we had a lot of news and events to report, we also received a lot of good press and attention in return, making the efforts of Foster area residents that much more visible and recognized.  To you, fine folks of Foster, I say, “Kudos, keep up the good work.” (more…)