Foster Area

FABA Holiday Party

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We had a great time at the Holiday party Tuesday night! Thanks to everybody that came out, and our wonderful host, Kelsey of Pieper Cafe!  We were lucky to have Rebecca Webb from the Portland Radio Project share about the work PRP is doing and opportunities for businesses to get involved in the podcast medium.  Jeanne … Continued

WinterFest Fun

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We had a great time celebrating WinterFest with you! Thanks especially to businesses that created our winter magic activities. Danielle Deschenes and Pieper Cafe helped participants decorate 40 gingerbread houses. Hammer + Jacks threw a super fun scavenger hunt, and we’re lucky to have Red Castle Games, who hosted a wonderful holiday board game open play event. Portland Circle of Friends & Family … Continued

What is Foster Forward?

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This holiday season, when you visit any participating Foster Area business and spend more than $5, you’ll earn a Foster Forward Ticket to unlock special prizes, discounts and specials at other participating businesses.  All Foster Forward businesses will post exclusive in-store flash sales, discounts and food and drink specials available only to Ticketholders.  Want to … Continued

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

Be A Part of the Foster Tasting Tour!

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Get ready for the second annual Foster Tasting Tour (formerly the Spirit of Foster Tasting Tour and Pub Crawl, which was far too long and didn’t fit on the posters). Foster members are encouraged to sign up as a tasting stop before the deadline on Sunday, June 18. Home Based Businesses and professional members are … Continued

Cyber Security with Gray Dog Digital

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Allen Rowand, Vice-President of the Foster Area Business Association and owner of Gray Dog Digital gave a talk on Cyber Security Basics at the Portland Mercado on May 9. In addition to the in-person audience, more than 70 people checked in live on Facebook to follow the highlights of the talk. Watch this page for … Continued

Recovering from the Freeze at the January 2017 Meeting

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Due to horrific snow and ice storms, the January 10 board meeting was rescheduled to the 17th and the rescheduled again to the 19th. We kicked off the meeting with a bylaws discussion. Neil from Venture Portland presented our proposed changes. The 2 term limit will become 3 terms and allow the board to vote … Continued

Southeast Portland Stands Together

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THESE ARE OUR VALUES Due to recent events, your local business and neighborhood associations feel it is important to state that: We value DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE. Our community is made of ALL KINDS of people. We have different beliefs and different family structures. We come from all over the world, but we all call Southeast … Continued