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Congratulations to @fosterthephoenix for winning a 2022 DeMuro award for Excellence in Preservation, Reuse, and Community Revitalization! https://restoreoregon.org/2022-demuro-award-winner-phoenix-pharmacy-1922-portland/ ...

The #banhmidog at @5anddimepdx is on point!

Just sayin’…

New episode! 📻

Take a listen 🎧 and hear about upcoming events and happenings on Foster.

Some of the topics we cover:

- July 24: Ghengis’s 16th birthday party, fundraiser, and block party at @stardaytavern @dahui.bar @borrowed_times_pdx. Benefit for @fdnewlife and @afsp_oregon_chapter

- Aug 6: “Strutt your Mutt” fundraising event at @barriopdx (@portlandmercado) for @fdnewlife

- Aug 7: @devilspointbar Bikini Dog & Carwash benefit for @fdnewlife

- Aug 7: Meet Your Maker Market (with portion of sales going to organizations supporting abortion access)

- Live music at @cartsonfoster @highfivepdx

- Ongoing events for kids at @hammerandjacks

- New businesses opening in the neighborhood

#foster #fosterpowell #mtscott #arleta #mtscottarleta #fopo #seportland #fosterroad #sefoster

@atlaspizzapdx @barmavenpdx @ivebnframed @glasshauspdx @redcastlegames @meatforcatsanddogs @montavilla_barkzone @piepercafe @dutchbroscoffee @theheadstronghound @sugahscookiesandcakes @leftfieldgardensupply @5anddimepdx @dotscafepdx @hhboiledbagels @personalbeast @poboyart @pepup_coffee @kitchenculturepdx @luckylarderpdx @foster_outdoor @fosterthephoenix @street.disco

We’ll always hold a place in our heart for @charpizzapdx, but we’re super excited for some @street.disco! ...

Not that you needed an excuse to spend your Saturday on Foster. But here it is! Support local makers, vendors, and artists. Hit up your favorite Foster businesses while you do.

Saturday, July 2
SE Foster & 66th

📸 @meetyourmakerpdx @sisterproducts1

#meetyourmaker #meetyourmakermarket #sefoster #foster #portland #fopo #fosterpowell

Something for the kiddos this Friday at @hammerandjacks.


Repost from @hammerandjacks

Okay, so the last Kids Open Mic knocked our socks right off. Will you join us for the next Kids Open Mic this Friday?

Highlights included a singing sibling duo, a high energy tap dancer, and the most incredible improv song and dance about slugs ever. We had so much fun! If we hadn’t been enjoying ourselves and the performers so much we might have caught the slug song on video! Whoops!

This is a super casual space to have fun on stage no matter what your talent might be, and to support others finding the courage to hop on the mic. One joke? That works! Half a song? That’s okay too. Nothing fancy required. Newcomers and return performers are all welcome!

Our next Kids Open Mic is on June 24th this Friday! Sign-up on the website to reserve a space ahead of time or last minute! Pop on in! We love this event! We’re still giggling thinking about the slug song. Seriously. Cannot stop thinking about it.

Yet another reason we love our neighborhood small businesses (see below). Shop at @larkspurportland and support @equitablegivingcircle & our local BIPOC community.

Repost from @larkspurportland

Hey are you familiar with @equitablegivingcircle ? They do great work to support our local BIPOC community- From hosting a beautiful weekly food pantry, to housing advocacy, and wellness and educational programming. Their ‘Plant it Forward’ program allows you to purchase plants at partnering BIPOC owned plant shops, to be donated to EGC’s plant jams and events. We’re one of those shops! And we match each donation (every day, not just today), so your plant donation goes a little further. Consider donating next time you’re in- and check out EGC’s work,and donate directly to them!

#plants #reparations #reparationplants #plantitforward #gift #donateplants #juneteenth #plantsheal #plantsmakepeoplehappy #portlandplantshops #blackwithplants #portlandoregon #fosterpowell #seportland #blackownedbusiness #supportlocal

You know what to do, folks.

Vote @foster_outdoor for Best Sports Store/Outfitter in the Willy Week’s annual “Best of Portland.”

See link below, as well as other Foster businesses you can vote for in the comments!

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We`re excited to be nominated again this year for Best Sports Store/Outfitter in the WW`s BOP issue! We could use your help by voting for us and all the other amazing Foster area businesses that have been nominated. Thanks to our very special community for all the support! ➡️ Link in bio! ⬅️ https://bop.wweek.com/goods-and-services/best-sports-store-outfitter⠀

#FosterOutdoor #OutdoorScore #gearcloset #gearstash #stashintocash #whatsinyourgearcloset #FosterPowell #FoPo #PDX #oregon #oregonisbeautiful #oregonhikes #oregonnw #hikeoregon #camping #camp #campinggear ⛺️ #hikeordie #hikerlife #Resell #Reuse #consignment #rescuedgear #experiencedgear #colbertsmallbizbump

The good folks @5anddimepdx and @street.disco are teaming up again to make dogs a thing on Foster. 🌭👌🏽 This makes us happy!

Repost from @5anddimepdx - 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙜 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚⁣

Y’all went nuts for the dogs the other week, so now we are doing dogs.⁣

Menu by @street.disco launches on Friday at 3pm! Also opening noon on the weekend for your day drinking and hot dog pleasure.⁣

𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺-𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬, 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬.

This time Jeff and I talk with Lisa and Heather, the artists behind the Meet Your Maker Market. We got to know them a bit and find out more about their art and the market, which is a monthly event here on Foster where artists can sell their work for free.

You can find out what`s going on with the market at @meetyourmakerpdx

Find out more (and where to listen) at https://whatthefoster.com

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This time Jeff and I talk with Traci Hildner- she’s an educator and her company Lucky Larder teaches people about food preservation. Traci sat down with us to talk about her story, how she got into teaching, and being in Foster for over 20 years. She also let us know about her next project called Kitchen Culture.

You can find out more about Lucky Larder at http://luckylarder.com or at @luckylarderpdx

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We`re back for season 2!
This time I talk with my friend Chris Shimamoto, owner of Barrio at the Portland Mercado. If you`ve been to the Mercado, you`ve probably met Chris. And if you`ve met Chris, he`s probably introduced you to someone- because that`s what he does. Listen in to learn more about Chris and the feeling of community that he strives to create for people and pets alike. Check out Barrio at @barriopdx

To learn more about the shelter Chris talks about (and see adoptable dogs!) go to https://www.familydogsnewlife.org/

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Welcome to your dogcast! We have a long chat with Craig Giffen, who along with his dog Freddie runs the Instagram feed "pdxfreecrap" that features photos of Freddie and the things they find on the streets of FoPo. We also talk about some of Craig`s other online shenanigans, as well as the weirdness that is living in Foster Powell.

Check out Freddie on Instagram at @pdxfreecrap

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Check out our conversation with Dontae Mathis, owner of Like Dat Apparel. Dontae is a businessman, father, and advocate for at-risk kids who is always striving to better himself and his community. We talk about how he turned his life to a different direction after a rough start, his work with children, and some of the unfortunate realities of being a Black business owner. Through it all he`s always looking for a way to make a positive change.

To find out more about Like Dat Apparel (and show some love!) visit https://www.likedatapparel.com/

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