Happy Weekend, Foster People!

Well, we’ve hit the mid-point of September and the weather starts to cool and dampen this weekend. We must be easing into fall.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– As we reported earlier this week, Foster has 131 units of housing in the near-term pipeline. 30 of those units—at 5811 SE Boise—are already permitted for construction, while the 101-unit affordable, mixed-use development at 72nd and Foster should be fast tracked as part of the city’s efforts to increase the affordable housing stock. In addition, there are proposals for multi-unit housing at 6036 and 5045 SE Foster, as well, which could bring the total number of units built in the near-term to 225.

– And speaking of more housing in the neighborhood, NextPortland reports that a three-story, 12-unit apartment building is permitted for construction at 8049 SE Center.

– Apparently “Nacho Week” is a thing. We can’t imagine it excites the masses quite like “Burger Week” does, but it’s still worth mentioning since the Portland Mercado will have a few participating eateries. More info here. Oh, we might as well give a shout to Bar Carlo and Torta-landia, too. They’re not participants in Nacho Week, but they both are on point with their nacho game.

– Our Throwback Thursday post captured a brief history in Foster small business lore. Check it out.

– The former Double Treble space is still available for lease. Can someone with culinary skills add some spice to the strip? We’ll thank you in advance.

– Flat Blak Gallery is hosting a Halloween-themed exhibit called R.I.P. City, and they’re looking for submissions. Late notice, but: submissions are due today—$400 cash prize to winning submission. Check out more info here.

unnamed– You might not know that—at least by our count—the western stretch of Foster has four tattoo studios. You probably already know Raven Ink and Rose & Dagger” at 64th and 66th, but Kim Kress has her Suite C Tattoo shop just off Foster, too, above Torta-landia. A fourth, Kilroy’s Tattoo is a newcomer, but is now holding it down in the same stretch as Backstory Books et al. If you need more ink, get acquainted with Kilroy’s this Saturday and Sunday, as they’re hosting a benefit for the Dougy Center. The Dougy Center provides support for children grieving the loss of a loved one, and all of Kilroy’s proceeds from the weekend will be donated to them.

– Here’s your weekend entertainment…
Starday Tavern- Buzz Holland Band (6pm) and Tiger Touch (9pm), Friday; Buddy Jay’s Jamaican Jazz Band, Saturday at 9pm; Woodland Band, Sunday at 9pm

We’re a bit slow on events, so let us know what we’re missing. Enjoy the weekend, folks!

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2 Responses to Happy Weekend, Foster People!

  1. jami says:

    Looks awesome. For anyone else suddenly tempted to get their first tattoo, Kilroy’s looks great: http://www.kilroystattoo.com/

  2. Aaron says:

    By adding a bit of spice, you mean a really tasty Indian restaurant, right? Yes! I’m all for it.


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