Happy Weekend, Foster People!

We’re a little late with this, mostly due to the heat-induced delirium. We imagine that delirium will take us into Sunday, when a return to somewhat sane temperatures might allow us to salvage what’ll be left of the weekend. Some of you may enjoy this weather, though—more power to you; there should be some fun stuff for you to get into.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– We’re still waiting on Bread & Roses Market to open. No word on the market-to-be’s progress, but there are some other new businesses worth checking out in the meantime. We’ve already mentioned it plenty, but Hammer & Jacks is now open in the Red Castle/Henry Higgins/Rose & Dagger Tattoo plaza; Foster Sound, Bar Carlo’s in-house record store, is open too. Check ’em out, people.

– The Foster-Powell Community Garden can use your help tomorrow. We know it sounds blasphemous to encourage work outdoors in this heat, but you’ll be supporting a good cause. The work party starts at 8:00 a.m., so you’d be escaping the worst of the heat, plus there will be a potluck lunch and raffle prizes. Bring any tools you’d normally use in your own garden. More info here.

– Apparently Natural Grocers is planning a new location at 39th and Powell. We know it’s not our neighborhood, but it’s within the same range that most people travel to for shopping elsewhere (i.e. Fredy Meyer, WinCo, Trader Joes, New Seasons, Safeway). Who knows if it’ll fall within our budget, but more options are better than less.

– Back to Hammer & Jacks. The kids’ toy store and community play space will be celebrating its grand opening next Saturday, August 27. There will be games, raffles, open play space, and lots of merriment.

– O’Malley’s is currently in day two of its annual, there-day ode to cheap beer in tall cans. Yes, it’s Macro Brewfest 2016. Treat yourself to any one of 15 varieties of tallboys, vote on which is best and help select the house-choice for the year, and catch some good music. Read more here.

Southeast Sunday Parkways is this weekend. Unfortunately, the route doesn’t quite reach the Foster hinterlands, but it’s close enough for those looking for family-friendly fun. Plus Sunday should bring slightly cooler weather.

– Speaking of bike rides, Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is hosting a ride through the neighborhood Wednesday, August 24. The 8-mile loop through Foster-Powell will highlight public art and planned bikeway improvements, as per the event posting. Meet at Essex Park at 5:45 p.m., ride starts at 6.

Here’s your weekend entertainment:
O’Malley’s- Macro Brewfest: funk night with DJ Montel Spinozza, Friday (at 10 pm); rock night with live music by Urchin, Yacolt Burn and Caleb Drost, Saturday (at 10 pm)
Starday Tavern- Buzz Holland Band (6 pm) and The Craftsmen/Kelsey & The Next Right Thing/Trujillo (9 pm), Friday night; Clockwork Saturday with DJ “Steady Alex,” Saturday at 10 pm; Aglophile Happy Hour with Dennis Mitchell, Dave Stoops and Chris Morrison, Sunday at 6 pm
Foster-Powell Community Garden- Community Work Party and Potluck, Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Let us know what else is happening in the neighborhood.

Enjoy the weekend, folks.

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3 Responses to Happy Weekend, Foster People!

  1. Sarah says:

    I came here to say do try and hit up the garden clean up, FoPo people! It’s a great event, with great people and I’d be there if not hosting our kiddo’s birthday party…I stayed for the Bananarama. 😉

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