Foster Area

Foster Summer Soiree, 2024

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We’re having a party! Come celebrate the summer season on Foster. Join us for live music & entertainment in Laurelwood Park, sidewalk vendors and pop-up shops at neighboring businesses, and special promotions & happenings at various businesses along SE Foster. And new this year: we’re closing down SE 63rd Avenue for a block party in collaboration with St. Francis Ice Cream, Kitchen Culture, and Royalty Spirits.

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

What: Foster Summer Soiree
When: Saturday, June 22, 12-6pm
Where: Various businesses & sidewalk spaces along Foster Road between SE 50th – 72nd; special activation in Laurelwood Park (6315 SE Foster); street closure on SE 63rd Ave (south of Foster)

Activations and participating businesses:

Laurelwood Park (6315 SE Foster), 12-5pm
– Live music & entertainment (Mick Forstag, 12-1pm; St. Johns Yacht Club, 1-2pm; Olive & Dingo, 2-3pm; Nic Johnson Quartet, 3:30-5pm)
– 20+ vendors alongside park

SE 63rd Ave Block Party (6300 SE Foster – 4532 SE 63rd Ave), 12-5pm
– St. Francis Ice Cream (4515 SE 63rd Ave) and Kitchen Culture (6300 SE Foster) are hosting a street closure and providing a car-free space with yard games, seating areas, and 10+ vendors
– Royalty Spirits (4532 SE 63rd Ave) will activate their parking lot adjacent to street closure with vendors, BBQ, and spirits tasting inside

Makers Markets
– Meet Your Maker Market will have 20+ vendors located between SE 65th – 67th Ave
– Queer Art Market and Spectrum Art Market will host several vendors in front of Dye Dye My Darling Salon and Kitchen Culture (between 6300 – 6350 SE Foster)
– Block Party vendors on SE 63rd Ave street closure (between St. Francis Ice Cream and Kitchen Culture)
– Sidewalk Vendors in front of Heidi West Designs, Melodream Salon, and Polished in Portland (6004 – 6012 SE Foster)

Business Activations
(From SE 49th – SE 56th Ave)
Variety Records (4932 SE Foster) and I’ve Been Framed Art Supply Center (4950 SE Foster) will host a huge sidewalk sale
Kainos Coffee (5300 SE Foster) will have the following food & drink specials: $8 pastry & drink combo or $14 for any breakfast sandwich & drink
Classical Ballet Academy (5516 SE Foster) will have a sidewalk info booth with ballerinas welcoming people and doing impromptu performances; tours of inside space can be arranged
Electric Lettuce (5522 SE Foster) TBD
(From SE 58th – SE 61st Ave)
Proletariat Butchery (5820 SE Foster) TBD
Portland Axe Throwing (5901 SE Foster) will have its mobile axe-throwing trailer parked outside in addition to inside activities
Nayar Taqueria (5919 SE Foster) TBD
Bike Frequency (5923 SE Foster) TBD
– Speedboat Coffee () TBD
FOPO Tavern (5902 SE Foster) TBD
Heidi West Designs (6006 SE Foster) will host sidewalk vendors
Melodream Salon (6008 SE Foster) will host sidewalk vendors
Foster Foosball (6010 SE Foster) will host sidewalk foosball, plus free games (Foosball, Discgolf, Darts, Jenga, Pong, Cornhole, Pitch, PuttPutt) inside & in backyard (12-6pm)
Polished in Portland (6012 SE Foster) will host sidewalk vendors in front of their new space
Tambayan Restaurant (6014 SE Foster) TBD
YMCA (6036 SE Foster) will host face-painting, a bubble station, and clay wheel outside; tours of inside space will be offered
(SE 61st – SE 67th Ave)
Assembly Brewing (6112 SE Foster) TBD
Bar Maven (6219 SE Foster) will open early and host pita vendor, Nour’s, who’ll sell their zaatar pita chips outside; food & drink special TBD
Bodega PDX (6231 SE Foster) will have their regular grab-and-go snacks and sub sandwiches
Higher Self (6315 SE Holgate) will have Sporelust! popping up outside
Larkspur (6317 SE Holgate) will be serving free “Soiree Sangria” and lemonade from 2-4pm; hosting three pop-ups: The Gilded Anvil, The Crafty Goblin, and a “Pay-What-You-Can Community Closet” by East Portland Collective
St. Francis Ice Cream (4515 SE 63rd Ave) will co-host SE 63rd Ave block party
Kitchen Culture (6300 SE Foster) will co-host SE 63rd Ave block party; Spectrum Art Market popping up on Foster with multiple vendors
Royalty Spirits (4532 SE 63rd Ave) will host youth vendors and a barbecue in their parking lot; spirit tasting and specials inside
K & B Bakery (6308 SE Foster) will be open to the public and selling Almond Cookies, Chinese Wife Cakes, and more items
Dye Dye My Darling Salon (6340 SE Foster) will host Queer Art Market with multiple vendors
Pour Decisions (6350 SE Foster) will celebrate their Grand Re-opening (formerly Unlimited IPA) with DJ Saucy spinning tunes outside
Bread & Roses Market (6360 SE Foster) will have select grab-and-go items for sale and vendors in front of shop
Hammer + Jacks (6406 SE Foster) TBD
Wild Mountain Wax (6416 SE Foster) will host a Sip & Shop (10a-6p) w/complimentary cocktails & mocktails while supplies last
Rose & Dagger Tattoo (6418 SE Foster) will have pre-drawn tattoo designs available for $100-200, plus sidewalk sale with Rose & Dagger t-shirts, pins, and more
Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels (6420 SE Foster) TBD
Bar Carlo (6433 SE Foster) TBD
Pieper Cafe (6504 SE Foster) will have extended hours through afternoon
Da’ Hui (6506 SE Foster) TBD
Starday Tavern (6517 SE Foster) will open at noon and have live music and DJ throughout the day; record release party for Dead Silhouettes
Word Virus Books (6518 SE Foster) is planning to re-open in their new Foster location (where Cowlick Barbershop was previously)
Off the Griddle (6526 SE Foster) is open until 3pm serving up vegan & vegetarian awesomeness
Atlas Pizza (6529 SE Foster) will open at noon
5 & Dime (6535 SE Foster) is hosting music, w/slushie specials, dogs, and burgers
Left Field Garden Supply (6540 SE Foster) TBD
Variable Creatives (6544 SE Foster) is launching Reach For the Stars community art show and fundraiser
Foster Outdoor (6615 SE Foster) will have free backpacking meal samples
(SE 67th – 72nd Ave)
Kaah Market (6927 SE Foster) TBD
Pizzeria Otto (7122 SE Foster) TBD
Red Castle Games (7160 SE Foster) in honor of Free Role Playing Game (RPG) Day will host RPG demos and swag giveaways all day; also kicking of Paint Your Pride miniature painting contest

This list will continue to be updated. Follow us on Instagram (@fosterareapdx) for more info.