Happy Weekend, Foster!

Friday is upon us…and it feels good.  There’s a lot happening this weekend, whether it’s a community event or live music somewhere.  Get in where you fit in…there’s something for everyone.  Oh, and as a reminder, support your local businesses.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– Torta-landia is hoping to participate in the city’s second-year experiment with “street seats.”  Basically, they have an opportunity to expand their outdoor seating by eliminating a parking space and replacing it with a platformed dining/sitting area, much like a deck or patio.  They need your help, though.  Torta will need the endorsement of neighbors and other business owners, and they’ve drafted a letter for folks to sign in favor of the expansion.  Not that you need a reason to go in, but do…and sign the letter.  Or, you can draft your own letter and email it to tortalandiapdx@gmail.com (address it to the Bureau of Transportation).

– The Portland Mercado continues to build momentum, and it looks like groundbreaking may only be a few months away.  Here’s the Oregonian’s latest coverage of the future public market.

– The Willy Week just put out their Cheap Eats edition, and Foster again makes the cut.  It seems like a Foster restaurant, food cart, or bakery is getting reviewed on a weekly basis, so I guess it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Congrats to Road Runner BBQ (top-5 food carts), Foster Burger (burgers and dogs), Tambayan Restaurant (Filipino), Nayar Taqueria (Mexican), and An Xuyen (Vietnamese) for all making the list. Powell Seafood (Chinese) and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue also made the cut for nearby spots.

– Oh, and for icing on the cake:  the Pod Bar got a Willy review, too.

– If you’re free anytime today or Saturday, the Foster-Powell Community Garden needs your help.  With the anticipated arrival of 40 bare-root native bushes, the holes need to be dug and dirt shoveled.  Bring gloves and a shovel anytime between 10 am and 4 pm either day.

– Weekend music:
Torta- John Rankin, Friday; Kevin Guitron’s Piano Night on Saturday
Gemini Lounge- Ashby Scaggs on Saturday
O’Malley’s- Spanish Galleons w/Disciples of Rock & Roll and Dr. Staxl, Saturday night
Bob White Theatre- Winter Blues Fest, Saturday and Sunday 
Starday- TBD

Have a swell weekend, all. Be cool, be safe.

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One Response to Happy Weekend, Foster!

  1. Mr.Rodgers says:

    Safari, the new African restraunt, on Powell also got written up in the Cheap Eats issue, been looking to check it out. Sounds good.

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