Foster Area

Foster Summer Soiree, 2023

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We’re having a party! Come celebrate the summer season on Foster. Join us for sidewalk sales, vendors & pop-up shops, live music in Laurelwood Park, and other business promotions.

Soak in the summer vibes on Foster and support local businesses.

What: Foster Summer Soiree
When: Saturday, June 24, 12-6pm
Where: Various businesses & sidewalk spaces along Foster Road between SE 50th – 72nd; special activation in Laurelwood Park (6421 SE Foster)

Many businesses will be open and ready for your support! In addition, make sure to check out the following special sales, promotions, and activities along SE Foster:

  • Variety Records (4932 SE Foster): huge sidewalk sale; records and more!
  • Asterix Eyewear (4936 SE Foster): sidewalk sale, clearance sale, discounted frames 20-50% off
  • I’ve Been Framed (4950 SE Foster): huge sidewalk sale; art, art supplies, etc.
  • Carts on Foster (5205 SE Foster): live music, time TBD
  • Favela Brazilian Cafe (5300 SE Foster): Brazilian market & music w/Brazilian drumming at 2pm
  • Tigerstyle Combat Sports (5308 SE Foster): open mat
  • Ivan’s Cut & Styles (5324 SE Foster): merch for sale & sidewalk barbecue
  • Thunderbird Bar (5339 SE Foster): DJ Big Booty Judy performing, 4-7pm
  • An Xuyen (5345 SE Foster): free guava cookie *OR* chocolate short bread for all customers; $10 special combo => Banh Mi with either iced coffee, iced green tea matcha, or thai tea
  • Yoonique Tea (5348 SE Foster): 1 free drink topping for Foster-area residents
  • Classical Ballet Academy (5444 SE Foster): pop-up tent with info and gifts
  • Proletariat Butchery (5820 SE Foster): free grilled sausage samples & beer for purchase 1-6pm
  • Portland Axe Throwing (5901 SE Foster): mobile axe throwing trailer in front of their new SE location (expected to open in November); free axe throwing for ages 9+
  • Street Disco (4144 SE 60th Ave): opening (early) at noon; block party w/street closure, DJ, and grilling. Cocktails/drinks inside
  • FoPo Tavern & Laurel Kitchen (5902 SE Foster): early opening w/brunch & cocktail menu; ceramics & art prints for sale on sidewalk; live music w/DJ Pscycho Tropika; sidewalk cornhole
  • Polished in Portland (6004 SE Foster): sidewalk vendors
  • Heidi West Designs (6006 SE Foster): retail shop open; sidewalk vendors
  • Melodream Salon (6008 SE Foster): sidewalk vendors: tarot reading, ceramics, hand-dyed clothing, 10% off all hair product
  • Foster Foosball (6010 SE Foster): sidewalk foosball; free games (cornhole, disc golf, darts) in “The Backyard
  • YMCA (6036 SE Foster): Open house and kids’ activities in parking lot along Foster–clay art, face-painting, water games, and sidewalk chalk.
  • Higher Self (6315 SE Holgate): pop-up vendors and special sales
  • Larkspur Portland (6317 SE Holgate): Free Freezer-Pops while supplies last; vendor pop-ups from Ridgefield Lavender Farm, Bus20 Ceramics, and maybe more. Free nature/plant-based craft activity from 2-4pm
  • Laurelwood Park (6315 SE Foster): live music, kids entertainment, vendors, info booths
    Bookmobile Babe: free books and art/literacy activities, 12-6pm
    Uniko Fotobus: photo booth, 12-6pm
    Blue Lotus Henna: free henna tattoos, 12-6pm
    – Mick Forstag: live music, 12-1pm
    Jordan Roach: live music, 12-1pm
    Olive & Dingo: balloon making and performance, 2-4pm
    Old For Now: live music 3-6pm
    – 20+ vendors and info booths, 12-6pm
  • Kitchen Culture (6300 SE Foster): free drawing for $100 gift card
  • Spectrum Art Market (between 6300 – 6350 SE Foster): LGBTQ2SIA+ pop-up market featuring artists from the Portland-Metro area
  • Dye Dye My Darling Salon (6340 SE Foster): “Love Bundle” product pacakage 15% off; tees & hoodies for sale.
  • Unlimited IPA (6350 SE Foster): DJ Saucy performing, time TBD; knife pop-up sale
  • Hammer & Jacks (6406 SE Foster): kinder-market – kids maker market with 9 vendors; open art & play session
  • Wild Mountain Wax (6416 SE Foster): Sip & Shop from 10a-6p; complimentary sangria for adults & lemonade for kids; free macarons; 20% off hand-crafted candles; free 8 oz candle tin w/purchase of $100+; chance to win a $100 gift basket!
  • Rose and Dagger Tattoo (6418 SE Foster): Flash day $100 – $200 tattoo sales, art prints for sale in shop
  • Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels (6420 SE Foster): $5 special (ham, jam & cream cheese sandwich); crystal & gemstone vendor outside (until 3pm)
  • Bar Carlo (6433 SE Foster): brunch, booze, and more
  • Meet Your Maker Market: 25+ vendors between SE 65th – 68th
  • Atlas Pizza (6529 SE Foster): opening (early) at 12pm
  • 5 & Dime (6535 SE Foster): outdoor hot dog grillin’ & special Summer Soiree menu; special cocktail menu sponsored by Batanga Tequila, Big Gin & Timberline Vodka; music provided by DJs Backyard Mango, LAFLOR, Life Couch, and Dani Avalon (12-6pm)
  • Foster Outdoor (6615 SE Foster): food tasting of various brands of backpacking food, including but not limited to RightOnTrek out of Bozeman Montana and Fernweh Foods out of Portland Oregon
  • Pizzeria Otto (7122 SE Foster): happy hour deal ($8 whole Margherita pizza) all day for walk-up customers; chalk station for kids’ sidewalk art.
  • Red Castle Games (7160 SE Foster): free role-playing games
  • Portland Mercado (7238 SE Foster):
    – Barrio: live music (w/Outliers, 1-2:30pm), pop-up shop (w/Katie Mudd Ceramics, 12-6pm), wine-tasting (w/Quailhurst & Emma 2-6pm), and $1 off sangria & micheladas,
    – Mercado: Portugal. The Man merch pop-up, 3-6pm

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