Not that we’re superstitious or anything, but we’ve had a very sunny start to the new year. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come. It’s a slow time of year in the neighborhood, but there’s still plenty to get involved with. Check out our tidbits below.
Here are your weekend tidbits…
– Foster Row is getting another tenant/artist/creator/retailer. Scheduled for a Valentine’s Day opening, we’ll welcome in advance: Wolf and Rabbit Emporium. Check ’em out online while you await their opening.
– And speaking of new businesses, here’s a quick plug for another FoPo maker/entrepreneur, Katy Solovewicz. She and her husband are making and selling camel wool socks and apparel from their home, with the hopes of expanding someday. You can check them out online, too: Happy Camel Wool.
– Quick reminder for the civic-minded of you: the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association will now be holding its monthly meetings at Foster Burger—not Bar Carlo. The second-Monday-of-the-month meeting is up next week, and it sounds like we might get an update on engineering work for the Foster Streetscape Plan. Joy! Here’s the agenda.
– Ok, one more business plug—check out Backstory Books. They’re currently operating out of the indoor space at Carts on Foster, but they hope to find a more permanent location in the neighborhood. Throw ’em some business, and if you know of any available storefronts, let them know.
– If you’re into city politics, planning, or history, or just curious about the direction the local urban renewal area is headed, head over to the New Copper Penny next Tuesday for a talk on the history of urban renewal in Lents. This event will be hosted by the City Club of Portland (info and registration: here). Remember, our stretch of Foster Road was added to the URA several years ago, so this impacts us, as well as our neighbors to the east.
– If you know of any weekend events, let us know. As of now, we’re only aware of live music at Starday Tavern (though, Torta most likely has music…just nothing on their 2015 calendar yet).
Starday– David Stoops, Ryan Freeman, and Jake Cline, Friday; BridgeCreek, Saturday
Enjoy the weekend, y’all. Be cool, be safe.