It’s finally Friday. And with the holiday weekend comes a gradual climb out of the recent gray and cooler weather. And after you all come out of your Memorial Day slumber, we’ll be hitting 90-degrees and staring at the month of June.
Here are your weekend tidbits…
– I guess the big news this week is the opening of WinCo at SE Powell and 80th. We’ve been mentioning it for months, and they finally opened this week. This gives folks another alternative to Fred Meyer, which alone is a win.
– Last week we looked at the changes Holgate has experienced with the construction of new housing, as well as the restoration of a some of the older buildings nearby. This week, we took another look at the transformation of Holgate (from SE 62nd to 67th) as we welcomed Ginger Salon to the neighborhood. They now call Tango Berretin and Overseas Taste their neighbors.
– The Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association is hosting the Ninth Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour in a few weeks. The yearly event, which shows off some of the more unique and distinguished gardens in the neighborhood, will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 10 am to 2 pm. We always throw this disclaimer out there for folks who might otherwise be bored with the idea of a garden tour: it’s often more than a garden tour; in the past, we’ve been treated to mimosas, home-brewed beers, jungle juice, snacks, and cool garden ideas. It’s a fun way to see the neighborhood, folks. More info here.
– Foster Buds is hosting its first Farmers Market this Sunday, which is planned to be a weekly event through the summer. As advertised, there will be jewelry artists on hand, as well other crafters, food vendors, glass blowers, and farmers. The neighborhood’s own Angry Unicorn, too, will be parked in front to provide burgers for the masses. Check it out: 5322 SE Foster, from noon to 4 pm.
– Poor Torta-Landia. They’ve done so well fostering a family-friendly environment with good food, drinks and, now, a second bar where you can sip on different varieties of Tequila. But apparently one of the Portland Mercury writers thinks the food actually isn’t so good. To be fair, they just didn’t think the Tortas were any good. Actually, they thought them to be terrible. You can read what they had to say here.
– Not much in the way of happenings this weekend, so let us know if you have anything worth mentioning. But….you can catch some live music at Starday Tavern. Friday night brings Big E and Friends for the early show (6pm) and Mojo Phooey for the late show (9pm); Deephaus featuring Kala & Semblance is Saturday’s show (9pm). And don’t forget to check out the Farmers Market at Foster Buds on Sunday (noon to 4pm).