Happy Weekend, Foster People!

Excuse us for our non-blogging this week; we found ourselves with a bout of depression Tuesday evening and are still recovering. Second Saturday is this weekend, though, and we felt the need to share the details so you can all make it out for the November Art Walk. We also have an update on the mixed-use project planned for SE 72nd and Foster, so hopefully all is not lost.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– So about Second Saturday Foster Art Walk—it started out slow in the spring, built up steam through the summer, and is still going strong midway through fall. Pretty impressive for any Foster-area event. Here’s what you can expect this Saturday:
Darling Press Studio- Guest artist, Shannon Garcia Shinn, will be on hand with her encaustic paintings on display. There will be drinks, and it will be kid-friendly. 5300 SE Foster, 7-9 p.m.
Champagne Room- The rotating gallery space located inside Foster Row will be presenting #YESASTRIPPER, a gallery show featuring works by dancers in Portland’s stripper community. Art by Selena Dawn, Tianna Kelton, Kathleen Boudin, Benet Comeau, Danielle Long, Lily B, and installation by Kat Salas. 5300 SE Foster, 5-7 p.m.
screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-8-01-22-amPo’ Boy Art- Guyburwell will have an art opening showing off his poster show prints, variants and original art. He’ll be joined by other artists, as well as DJ Joel Barber. 5444 SE Foster, 5-9 p.m.
Latchkey Gallery- No info, but they’ll be open from 5-8 p.m. at 6004 SE Foster
Flat Blak Gallery-
The satirical work of Christian Hooker will be on display, with an apt time to show off some artistic, political commentary…and more. 6006 SE Foster, 5-8 p.m.
Backstory Books- The neighborhood book and yarn shop will be celebrating their one-year anniversary this weekend. All used books and up cycled trade yarn will be 30% off, and the art of Liv Rainey-Smith will be on display for Second Saturday. Rainey-Smith will be demonstrating her wood-carving in store. 6010 SE Foster, 4-8 p.m.
Green Noise Records- Moff Ball art opening, with live music from Gentle Bender. This a free, all-ages happening. 5857 SE Foster


Holst – 72Foster

– In other news, Holst, the architects behind the proposed mixed-use development at SE 72nd and Foster, presented revised plans and design renderings for the building. Here’s what we can say with confidence: the Portland Mercado was a game-changer for Foster; so, too, will the eventual Streetscape Plan. The proposed 72Foster, if resembling anything like the renderings, should be on par with the visual and cultural impact of the aforementioned. Serious, this will be a dynamic addition to the neighborhood.

– We’re gonna cut it short, there folks. We’ll leave you now with a few live music events for the weekend:
SMART Collective- Friday night, 6-9 pm: Ruined It//Anti Troy//Frontflip//Kick It//Xiphoid Process. Saturday night, 6:30-9:30 pm: New Not Normals//Tough Guy//The Wild War
Starday Tavern- Texadrine w/Billy Kennedy (6pm) and Deephaus (9pm), Friday; Liokness (6pm) and Pig Honey (9pm), Saturday

Feel free to let us know what else is happening in the neighborhood. Enjoy, folks.

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7 Responses to Happy Weekend, Foster People!

  1. Spiffy says:

    that’s a really ugly building… the same kind they’ve been building everywhere in Portland these days… they should have done something with more style…

    • Greg says:

      I wouldn’t say it’s ugly, more boring. And boring is fine as long as it adds the mainstreet feel that Foster so sorely lacks.

  2. Lisa says:

    I think it looks good! The courtyard space in the back is a great use of the Foster angle, and I think we can use a little of those inner-city stylings out here. I was worried it would be something old-fashioned and suburban.

  3. Greg says:

    Not bad! Very appropriate and reasonable upgrade to the hood.

  4. Greg says:

    2 different Gregs…btw


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