Well, that was short-lived. The sun, that is…the glorious sun. Despite the rain’s return, we trust you’ll find something to get into this weekend. Even if it is a warm blanket with a movie.
Here are your weekend tidbits…
– Lots of real estate action these days…
* Major construction continues on Holgate—between SE 65th and 67th—with luxury homes on one end and a six-unit apartment complex on the other. And that doesn’t include the recently disclosed plans for 6-8 vintage homes to be sandwiched between them on the vacant lot between 65th and 66th.
* In addition, two commercial properties are for sale on Foster (one at 67th, the other at 69th), with a fairly large church also up for sale just down the street.
* And then there’s the Portland Mercado to come. Yikes!
– Speaking of real estate…according to the Portland Business Journal, Foster-Powell is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the metro region. That claim is based solely on inventory and how quickly homes are selling, but it’s a decent indicator. Based on the article and inventory numbers, we’re the ninth hottest neighborhood with a 1.3-month supply of housing. For comparison, Rose City Park/Hollywood has the shortest turnaround in inventory with .6 months; West Hills/Goose Hollow was 20th with a four-month inventory.
– Ok, one more real estate tidbit. Forget, the Portland Business Journal’s metric…we’re actually the second hottest-to-be neighborhood. Or so says Portland Monthly poll-takers. In that poll, readers said Foster-Powell was the next “hot” neighborhood—after St. John’s, which was voted as THE next hot neighborhood. The same readers also overwhelmingly stated they’d never buy a house in the suburbs, and they perceived Lents to be one of the most unsafe neighborhoods in the city.
– More Portland Monthly Foster love: Foster Burger’s Kiwi Burger was listed as one of their “25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life.” Kudos to them. Though, I guess we already knew they made a proper burger.
– Any artists, musicians, or community groups interested in collaborating with or performing their work at the Portland Mercado? They want you. Click here for more info.
– And finally—before we get into the weekend’s events and live music—this wouldn’t be complete without some mention of antique stoves.
– Ok, here it is…lots of happenings this weekend:
* Lew Ford plays Torta tonight (Friday); Corey R-J gets the bill on Saturday
* Devlan James Band and Jawbone Flats plays Starday Friday night; Lenny Rancher, Church of Surf, and Steven Pearly & The Janglers make Saturday a big night.
* An end-of-residency celebration with Emily Stone + Dirt Stage at Performance Works NW, Friday through Sunday (check for times)
* The Lovesores, The Last 45s, and The Hot LZ’s will be playing at O’Malley’s tonight (Friday)
* Pulsar Productions will be hosting Space 3: The Neon Trilogy this Saturday at The BobWhite Theater. There’s word they may be partnering with Bar Carlo to act as a third, down-tempo stage (the first two stages will be set up in theater) due to fire code restrictions in the Wurlitzer Warehouse. Confirm with Bar Carlo and/or Pulsar for details.
Have safe weekend, all. Stay dry, be cool.