Quick plug for S.M.A.R.T. Collective, the skate-themed board, apparel, art and music shop making Foster that much radder….
The Portland Mercury recently gave them a nod for their all-ages music shows and booze-free zone.
We often point to the regularity of live music at Starday Tavern, Torta-landia, Gemini Lounge, and the occasional show at Bar Carlo or O’Malley’s, but S.M.A.R.T. Collective doesn’t get enough play. They should.
Here’s the blurb from the Merc:
“Skate shop the SMART Collective (6923 SE Foster) has picked up where Laughing Horse left off, wisely enacting a similar no-booze/safe-space policy and hosting some of the best DIY shows of the past several months (although all shows at the venue have to start at 5 pm and be over by 8 pm)”
In addition to selling skateboards, clothing and promoting the arts, S.M.A.R.T. Collective has become somewhat of a youth center, as well. Check ’em out if you haven’t already. You can read about its owner, Ben Firestone, here.