Without revealing the results of our poll from last week, I’ll only go so far as to say that more neighborhood events are commonly seen as a way to build and strengthen FoPo.
With that in mind, get out your dancing shoes…or, uh, your plants….
Yes, you’re all invited to the Center Street block party and plant swap today. From 3-6pm, between 60th and 62nd on Center, you can eat, drink, play games, and meet your neighbors. The weather won’t be an excuse not to come, as it will be dry and nearly 70 degrees. If you need plants, or have some to get rid of, participate in the plant swap…or just come enjoy your neighbors. Bring food and drinks if you so desire.
– The Holgate library is hosting its monthly Pageturners meet up. The book/reading/discussion group meets every third Saturday at 10:30am (sorry about the late notice). This month’s book is, Room, by Emma Donoghue. Again, sorry for the late notice, but it’s not too late to pick up a copy of next month’s book. Just check in with the information desk.
– Guapo is finally closing its doors. After a bid to sell the coffee shop fell through in August, Megan, the owner, tried her best to occupy the vacant comic book space by selling local arts and crafts on consignment. Her efforts worked, and she filled the store nicely with an assortment of locally crafted clothes, artwork, and even bee balm. Unfortunately, the consignment biz was not enough to keep her going, and, sadly, she’s now closing shop at the end of October. Tis a sad day, indeed. Make sure you get in before closing to get your last servings of mochas and paninis, as well as to wish Megan luck on her future endeavors.
– Help your neighbors, keep an eye out for stolen trailer! The following was taken from a neighborhood facebook group:
Attention Fo-Po Neighbors…Last week this Large Trailer (seen in backdrop of attached picture) was STOLEN from Rhone Street between 58th & 60th in the middle of the night. It was parked on the street, like shown in the picture, in front of the owners house, none of the neighbors heard a thing!
If you see this trailer, please contact the Police and message this page so we can let the owners know…the owner is a landscaper by trade and this is a quintessential component to his work, so the safe return of this trailer is a serious matter – – thank you all for your keen eyes!
Please email us if you know of anything that can help get this trailer returned.
– And on to brighter news….7-11 is inching closer to a presence on Foster. Did I say bright? Oh, I meant blight. Maybe we’ll have a shiny new building, but cheap, unhealthy food and beer will also be more prevalent in the neighborhood. Just what we need, right? Does this mean our part of SE Portland will no longer be considered a “food desert?”