Happy Weekend, Foster People!

Well, it’ll be decidedly colder and wetter than what we’ve been accustomed to in recent weeks. I suppose that’s not such a bad thing. Hopefully you all still find a way to get out onto Foster and enjoy the neighbhoorhod.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– In the growing list of commercial properties coming on to the market, we looked at the latest site for sale at 6050 SE Foster. What was recently an auto detailing and metal-work decor shop is now on the market, presumably, because the 12,000 square-foot lot will lure someone interested in developing the land. If not, the shop itself would be going for $639,000. We’ll see what happens there.

– We’re not sure what a farmers market looks like at a dispensary (though, we can guess), but curiosity alone should get you out to Foster Buds next Sunday (5/29) for a noon-time market. We’ll remind you next week.

– At one time there was no comedy on Foster. Then there was a weekly standup at Starday. That event moved, and Ferociously Funny Fridays continued at FoPo Tavern. Another weekly comedy night was added (very) briefly at Double Treble, making for two comedy nights every week on Foster. Now there are none—Double Treble’s short run ended a while ago, and FoPo Tavern will no longer host Ferociously Funny Friday. RIP Foster Comedy.

– If you missed last weekend’s Second Saturday Foster Art Walk, here’s a brief photo recap.

– Backstory Books will soon be hosting a montly poetry night. The event will kick off Thursday, June 16, and will presumably continue every month after that. There will be scheduled and featured writers sharing their work, as well as time for an open reading for those interested in participating. Next month’s event will start at 7pm sharp.

– If you want to see an example of a changing neighborhood (and SE Portland), check out our “before and after” look at the intersection of SE 65th and Holgate, where 12 units of housing—six houses and six apartments—have replaced two formerly vacant lots. These new housing units also happen to be sandwiched between a renovated Wikman building that houses a recording studio and guitar shop, as well as a new hair salon to the west, and a restored flower shop and six new homes two blocks to the east.

– Performance Works NW is hosting an intriguing event/performance this weekend. Here’s a blurb on the showing:
        “The Holding Project presents HAVA | חוה, an experimental evening-length debut of dance for film and performance art exploring the ideas of nostalgia, heritage, and human relationship. HAVA| חוה inspects the boundaries between emotional struggle and physical interaction through mediums of video and live dance in order to examine interwoven personal connections within a universal human history.”
Check it out this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

– Here are your weekend happenings:
SMART Collective- Gamma Knife, The Embers, Lovejoy Fountain, Friday at 7pm
Starday Tavern- The Buzz Holland Combo (6pm) and The Amber Harlan Jazz Trio (9pm), Friday; Early Jams w/Blind J. Wakins (6pm) and Condition White (9pm), Saturday
Performance Works NW- HAVA I nin, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

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