Foster Area

The Taste of Success

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The 3rd Annual Foster Tasting Tour was a blast, and a success! Our 43 participating businesses generated 1,100 Tasting Tour transactions! That’s an average of 25 Tasting Tour transactions and 15 first-time customers each. The Tasting Tour made cash registers ring, generating $10,000 in revenue, 165% more than last year. We received 110 completed passports (86% more than last year) … Continued

New Streetscape update

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We had Rich Newlands from PBOT at our last meeting along with representatives from Fixing Our Streets and Prosper Portland to bring us up to date on the Streetscape project. Looks like they’re on schedule to begin construction this summer! Rich also gave us copies of the informational brochure they’ve produced, which has details about the … Continued

Shelter Advocacy Win! Details and Next Steps

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In the 60 days since the City released their surprise announcement of a shelter at 6144 SE Foster Rd., your all volunteer Foster Area Business Association (FABA) board took quick action on your behalf and secured significant victories for Foster Area businesses. Background On December 8th the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) announced a … Continued

New! Pay Your Member Dues Online

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We’re pleased to announce that members can now pay their member fees online! Here’s how. Go to https://fosterarea.com/join/ and submit a membership form Select “Make a Payment” and choose your business type (brick and mortar vs. home-based or nonprofit) and your preferred sponsorship level. Enter your payment information into our 100% PCI compliant payment system You’re done! … Continued

Shelter discussion at the 1/9 board meeting

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At our January 9th board meeting we hosted several representatives from the city as well as business owners and  neighborhood representatives to discuss the proposed homeless shelter at 6144 SE Foster Road. We would like to thank everyone that attended for engaging in a constructive conversation. We recorded the shelter discussion for those that couldn’t … Continued

Recap: 12/18 Proposed Shelter Meeting

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Thanks to all that attended Monday night’s passionate community meeting regarding the Foster Shelter Plan. Clearly this is a divisive issue, and we are lucky to have so many people with deep commitments to the success of Foster road. We counted 200 people inside, with reports of up to another 200 people waiting outside. Several … Continued

Proposed Foster Road Shelter Plan

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On Friday, 12/8 the City and County Joint Office of Homeless Services announced a community meeting to discuss a proposed low-barrier shelter for Foster Road. The Foster Area Business Association (FABA) was just as surprised by this announcement as you were. Despite the last-minute nature of this meeting, we are on top of it! Community … Continued

Get Ready for Foster Holiday Tree Lighting Nov. 28

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  It’s almost that time of year again, and Foster is getting ready for the 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The Foster Tree Lighting is a non-denominational tree lighting ceremony featuring Foster’s beloved mascot, Twiggy. The tree lighting this year will serve as a benefit for Southeast Community Food Pantry, so please bring non-perishable food … Continued