Happy Weekend, FoPo!

Seriously?  Labor Day Weekend already?  Sheesh!  I guess we knew it would go down like this:  go, go, go, boom…time for Fall.  The bad news?  Less events, barbecues, and jovial/sunny/inebriated Foster Road hangs.  The good?  Sons of Anarchy returns, colors change, and Foster Road is still there in all its glory (jovial and inebriated can still happen—just not the sunny part).  Have a nice, long weekend.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– This week we learned that, indeed, FoPo is attractive to developers.  In a two-block stretch of Holgate (65th to 67th), up to 14 new homes are slated to be built within the next year.  At least one of them is already under construction, and we know that one of the listing prices will be for $365,000.  Who’da thunk?

– Not that we have a shortage of places to get burgers, but the Angry Unicorn is worth checking out if you haven’t already.  The website, Eating My Way Thru Portland, has a nice review of their burgers, which are ready for your consumption at the food cart pod.

– Gemini Lounge is turning two. It wasn’t long ago that Foster seemed to have an overabundance of bars.  And then Gemini Lounge came along.  And then Knuckleheads, which recently gave way to Bar Maven.  And just a couple weeks ago, N.W.I.P.A. celebrated their first year in business.  Gemini certainly helped set the stage for an ever-expanding night life on Foster.  Celebrate with them next Friday with food and drink specials and live music.

– Big Gay Mondays is coming back to Bar Carlo at the end of next month, with a re-airing of Rupaul’s first season of Drag Race.  This gives you until September 30 to prepare for the fabulousness.

– Don’t forget to check out our Foster Folks.  Last week we profiled the Ransdell sisters,  owners of Lily Day Cafe.  This week we met the woman behind Performance Works NW, Linda Austin.  If you know anyone in the neighborhood who deserves a spotlight, let us know.

– Has anyone else noticed an uptick in petty crimes in the neighborhood?  Nothing major, of course.  But it seems like there’s a sense that your typical car break-ins and bike thefts have picked up lately.  Again, that’s just a sense based on random conversations.  If it’s something that concerns you, or if you’d like a venue to discuss your thoughts and/or experiences, check out Foster-Powell’s neighborhood page on Nextdoor.com.  Oh, and if you’re around the second Monday of each month, a police officer is usually on hand to discuss such matters at the Neighborhood Association meetings.

– You have to love the folks over at Red Castle.  Here’s what you missed on Thursday:
“It’s Thursday, do you know where your Nerdery is?
The answer is, WE’VE GOT YOUR NERDERY RIGHT HERE! Join us this evening for all the board games you could hope to play! What’s more, you can play for free!!!! Bring a game, or borrow one from us, and bring a friend. We’ll provide the table space, you provide the good times!”

As always, let us know what we missed.  Have a good weekend, all.

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