Question: How do you describe Foster in three words?
Thanks, Alex, but there’s more to Foster than just beer and auto shops. Right? Isn’t there?
Well, of course. Not only do we boast of our own Barmuda Triangle–or Barvana, if you will—but apparently we’ve cornered the market on pot, too (yay, our own little Fosterdam).
For some history, it should be noted this is not a new market on Foster. We all know about the old Highway 420—equal parts head shop and private smoking club. And then there’s Voter Power, which has shared space with the sewing machine shop at 67th for years.
Somehow, though, despite the departure of Highway 420, alternative medicine has more than doubled its presence on Foster and we now host at least four cannabis clubs (clinics, dispensaries, alternative care) between 52nd and 82nd. I imagine that could rival any neighborhood in Portland.
And for those with their OMMP cards, apparently you’ve chosen the right neighborhood. Starting from the east, there’s National Green Friends at 80th; the aforementioned Voter Power at 67th; Alternative Remedies, which took over the short-lived consignment shop at 60th and Foster; and Rose City Alternative Care, conveniently located across the street from the food carts at 51st.
So now that we’ve got bars and cannabis clubs covered, perhaps we can finally get that neighborhood-serving grocer or clothing store.