Happy Weekend, Foster People!

Well, we’re two minutes closer to Doomsday, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which means we’re sitting at 11:57 pm (we were at 11:55) on the midnight-equals-imminent-world-and-social-collapse clock. I guess that’s even more reason to make the most out of your weekend. There’s rumor we’ll be creeping up into the low-60’s by Sunday…enjoy.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

Performance Works NW is the place to be this weekend. If you’re not hip to PWNW, we’ll help you out real quick: dance, art, and performance space brought to you by the renowned, Linda Austin. This is an asset to the neighborhood, with their assortment of classes, shows and performances, and even space for rent and community use. This Friday and Saturday, there are two different performances for your viewing pleasure: a Fertile Ground staged reading of Cottonwood in the Flood AND a musical performance by Henry Kaiser and friends. Cottonwood in the Flood premiered yesterday, but continues tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2:30; the Henry Kaiser show starts at 8:00 pm on Saturday.

– Get your produce on. Yeah, as in grocery shopping….in the neighborhood. As per the folks at Portland Mercado, where the future Kaah market will (hopefully) be located:     “Kaah market will provide fresh produce, bulk items and imported goods from Latin America, satisfying your grocery shopping needs. From chiles to queso, pomelos to cilantro, Kaah market looks forward to being one of the region’s coziest and accessible neighborhood latino markets”
You can support Kaah’s efforts here.

– We love O’Malley’s, but can’t helped but to be intrigued by the guest appearance of Roman Candle pizza at N.W.I.P.A. this Saturday. Sixpoint Brewing will be taking over the taps from noon to midnight, Saturday, with the added bonus of pizza from Duane Sorenson’s Roman Candle Baking Co.

– We love Foster so much, we sometimes do so at the expense of Powell. And, good god, there are definitely some things about our stretch of Powell that should get more attention…namely, Steakadelphia and Powell Seafood. But there’s also good Thai food, Japanese, a funky little tienda, hair salon and, now, a new coffee shop. We know coffee shops are a dime a dozen in Portland, and the neighborhood already has a couple favorites (shout-out to Pieper and Speedboat), but the newest addition, The Spritely Bean, also sells comics. And anything remotely close to resembling Guapo Comics and Coffee (RIP) is a winner in my book. The Spritely Bean is located at 5829 SE Powell Blvd.

– Weekend happenings:
Bar Carlo- Matices (Latin folk music), Friday
Performance Works NW- Cottonwood in the Flood, Friday; Henry Kaiser, Fred Chalenor & Dana Valatka, Saturday
Starday Tavern- Bridgecreek, Friday; Lonesome Holler, Saturday
NWIPA- Sixpoint Brewing & Roman Candle Pizza takeover, Saturday
Red Castle Games- The Doubleclicks, Sunday at 2pm

Enjoy the weekend, y’all. Be cool, be safe.

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4 Responses to Happy Weekend, Foster People!

  1. Cora Potter says:

    Don’t forget, there’s one mile of 82nd with amazing stuff too.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Thanks for finally talking a bit about the Powell side of our little universe! Ichidai has some of the best sushi around. And the best secret is that the “funky little tienda” churns out fresh corn tortillas every day, which they keep HOT in a cooler near the cash register and sell for a steal. It’s required that you peel open your little packet and eat one on the way home!


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