A Busy Weekend Ahead on Foster Road


It’s all about art in these parts as FAN packs it in again.  Start with coffee and breakfast at Carts on Foster and Pieper Cafe and then it’s a choose your own adventure between the Slingshot Lounge, Salon Mojo, The Crafty Underdog Shop, Torta-landia, Gemini Lounge, and the Foster Road Salon featuring art by Aaron R. Friedman.  While you’re in the heart of Foster, don’t miss the 10th and final grand finale of the Richard Foreman Festival at Performance Works NW.  Dancers, poets, theater and media artists promise to amuse and befuddle you with a marathon of short works created in just 10 days.  Advance purchase tickets are available for two seatings at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. (more…)

Your First November Weekend


The passing of Halloween marks the coming of the dark months and with them, a welcomed chest full of cozy comforts to wrap up in until the push of spring daffodils break the ground.  Bubbling crock pots, hot toddies and close friends warm the belly and soul while the rain falls and the nights are long.  Light summer reads are traded for old classics and poetry, mellow music, and firelight.  And so begins the season of deep thought and drinking to lull us through the holiday marathon ahead. (more…)

3 ways to give up, down, all around

It’s a beautiful thing to see a community come together, give a little, and get a lot. The folks up, down, and all around Foster are working together to raise funds and show support for the following projects and causes in 2012:


The Wikman-Arleta Building project

In attempts to raise the necessary funding ($3000.00) for PDC’s DOS (Development Opportunity Services) Program, which awards an additional $12,000 to the Wikman-Arleta Building Project donation jars have been placed in local businesses. Drop your change and weigh in on this historic landmark’s future.

For more information visit the project online at http://wikman-arleta.org/




Feast for Southeast

Feast for Southeast has placed donation boxes at Pieper Cafe, Torta-landia, and Bar Carlo, for their “Project Warmth.”  Not only are they feeding the hungry for Thanksgiving, but they’re keeping people warm, too.  Drop off any extra hats, gloves, socks, or scarves at any of the above locations.

(Jeff: http://fosterpowellpdx.com/)

For more details on how you can help out this holiday season visit: http://www.feast4southeast.com/

Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association

Purchase a 2013 Chinook Book and 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the neighborhood association.
$20 for book or $15 for Mobile App
Buy your book at the following locations:
Mojo Salon, Meticon Bikes, Apex Welllness Center, and Crafty Underdog Shop

Neighborhood Small Grants Available for Strengthening Community

Need money for that community garden or neighborhood barbeque you’ve been hoping to organize? Does your neighborhood association need assistance in reaching out to non-English speaking residents? Or, are you just trying to create more visual identity in your neighborhood through street banners or murals?

The city has money for that, and they want you and your community groups to take it off their hands.


Meet your Neighbors: Feast for Southeast

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Rob Selva http://www.feast4southeast.com/ Who are you? A SE Portland resident – born in Nicaragua and raised in the SF bay area, finally found a true home in Portland (after detours in Boston and Philadelphia). I’m a husband, a father, a student, and a community organizer. What do you do? I … Continue reading